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Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Pensacola Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Excellent Hospitality ! Every room is sea facing and the view is awesome .There are other hotels in half a mile distance but this one is secluded and more private. Don't mind the extra $$.It is worth it.

Room Tip: Choose floors 3 and higher.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank itzmesuren
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Beverly M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2013

I see that you have been a Trip Advisor member since 2009 and though you have rated many locations we are your first review.Thank you so much for taking the time to write about us! There are many lodging choices on Pensacola Beach and thanks to your review those folks who are looking for a more "secluded" relaxing getaway that is not crowded may choose us.
I do hope you will be our guest again soon. I will look for you to thank you personally- I will know you by those great shades.

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

My husband and I spent a short vacation at Pensacola Beach. He picked the Holiday Inn Express and it was a good pick. Check in was quick and pleasant. The receptionest even let us choose the floor we would like to stay on. So we picked the 6th floor. The room was very clean, with a small bathroom and a seperate sink outside the bathroom. It was furnished in comfortable and pleasing colors. The room also included a little balcony I really enjoyed. Looking out, seeing the ocean, the sun going down at night and coming back up in the morning was well worth the stay. Breakfast was typical for a Holiday Inn and the staff was all smiles. The only negative part about the room were the beds. Even though they were clean and there were enough pillows, the size of the bed seemed odd. We had a room with two queen beds and having a queen bed at home I know how big they are. Well these seemed to be a bit shorter and if you are near 6' or taller you might have your feet hanging over the edge. In addition, the mattress was a bit to firm for us. Besides that, we had a great time. One more thing. When we came back from the beach I noticed a huge black spot on the bottom of my foot - still from the oilspill. The hotel staff was more than prepared and gave me a special cleaner to take care of the stain.

Room Tip: Always choose a higher floor. The view is much better and there is hardly any noise.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

I can only reiterate what the past reviewers have said: all rooms are gulfview with a balcony, and the view is stunning! The hotel is clean, quiet (at least when we were there for surgery, which was a blessing). The front desk staff was extremely friendly, gave us recommendations for dinner where the locals might go (not touristy)and which places would deliver, since they did not have a dinner restaurant. Beds were comfy, rooms were clean, beach was great; my only comment would be to provide hotel guests with a voucher or something so that they didn't have to pay for the beach chairs in front of the hotel, which apparently was run by a separate company. Was there in September, which was a wonderful time. Great weather, and not too busy. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Ingit
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

A simple hotel with great views of the Gulf. All rooms have a balcony facing the Gulf. The rooms were clean and updated. The staff were very helpful and all very friendly. Off of the lobby was a nice deck with chairs and easy access to the beach.

Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
1  Thank jeanm569
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

This hotel is absolutely wonderful. All the rooms have a balcony with a beautiful view of the beach & ocean. Check-in was pleasant & the employees were very friendly~even gave us a welcome box with goodies, some can koozies & buckets (for the beach). The room was clean, comfortable & spacious. The included breakfast was delicious & again very friendly employees. We took a walk on the beach to the pier & enjoyed that also. We didn't use the pool but some others in our group did & they said it was warm & wonderful. Would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone staying in this area & we hope to be back in the future. Thanks again for a wonderful nights stay!!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank jeannajj
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Without a doubt the most enjoyable hotel stay I've ever had. This hotel is a few miles down the road from our home, and my wife and I were looking for a place to celebrate our anniversary, so what the heck--we thought we'd try the Holiday Inn Express. Not only was this definitely the best HI Express I've ever stayed in, it is also the best hotel on Pensacola Beach, and one of the best facilities in this state. The facility is immmaculately maintained, and every single staff member that we met was beyond incredibly nice to all guests. Our special thanks to Carlos and Laura, the housekeeping staff, the front desk crew, our breakfast commander-in-chief, and manager Bev. We will send all of our friends to this hotel.

Room Tip: Every room has a balcony and a great view of the Gulf of Mexico.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank HappyinNavarre
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Spent 10 nights here on a work trip. The staff is absolutely great from Beverly McKay, the manager to the folks at the front desk Carlos, Tyler and Jake. Missed Diane this trip though. The breakfast ladies, Nikki and Allison (or maybe Melissa, forgive me) do a great job also. It's a great place to come back to after a long work day. We'll be back in March! You guys are great!

Room Tip: All rooms have a view of the gulf! Of course the higher the better.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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2  Thank Kevin S
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach

Address: 333 Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561-2011
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Pensacola Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Pensacola Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Pensacola Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Pensacola Beach
#4 Business Hotel in Pensacola Beach
Price Range: $144 - $371 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach 2.5*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
EVERY room at the Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. Located away from the crowds(our next door neighbor is a sand dune preserve)but close to everything. Our 100% smoke-free Pensacola Beach hotel offers an outdoor pool and a complimentary hot breakfast buffet. Each beachfront hotel room features a private Gulf front balcony. Whether you are in Pensacola Beach for business or leisure, our hotel provides a premiere serene location with comfortable amenities. The white sands of the Gulf of Mexico are literally in our backyard. Historic and scenic Fort Pickens National Seashore is a few miles from our hotel on Pensacola Beach. Diving, fishing, snorkeling and boating are fun activities nearby, and Quietwater Beach Boardwalk, within walking distance, offers shops and restaurants. Our great island location provides you with endless possibilities. Getting to meetings and conventions is easy as the Pensacola Civic Center is eight miles from our hotel in Pensacola, Florida. The Pensacola State College, Pensacola Christian College and Naval Air Station Pensacola are 15 miles away. Our hotel near Pensacola Regional Airport (PNS) is the perfect place to stay during your business trip. Come Stay Smart with us at the Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach and see that the only thing we overlook is the Gulf of Mexico. ... more   less 
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