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Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Pensacola Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 27, 2010

We have not been back to this hotel since it bacame the Holiday Inn Express. It used to be the Dunes before Hurricane Ivan destroyed it and many other places along this beautiful beach. When it was the Dunes it was the best hotel I think. The employees were so very nice, even then. I think it was privately owned and they had to rebuild previously from other acts of nature. Glad that Holiday Inn made it so nice. The old pool was off the lobby with a waterfall from the second floor. So I know the pool is brand new or however many years old since they re opened, two years I think. When there has not been any active storm season, the water is clear and calm. So clear you can see if you have dirt under your toenails! We loved it then and we cannot wait to come back to see the new "Dunes". We found it by accident in Sept. the week after 9-11. We were supposed to fly to Vegas. No flights so we decided to drive down from OH and check out Pens beach for our vacation. We stopped in many hotels and decided on this one. We have been solid patrons to Pens beach ever since and the Dunes. And Peg Leg Petes is a great restauarant. Not sure if Sidelines is still there, it is close to the pier and is a sports bar with enough TV's to show every pro football game every week. Gooooood food too! If you are looking for a great family vacation and love the beach, you will not be disappointed. And the Aviation museum is awesome. Also the Blue Angels have practice showes when they are on base. They also have two big air shows, one in Nov and one the second week of July right over the beach. But the crowds are large. 30 to 40,000 just for that weekend. But if not into the crowds and lots of drinking, come some other time to enjoy the peace and nature that Pens beach offers. NIce little stores and bars at the area across from the piew. Looking forward to meeting all you employees of my old Dunes! Thanks for reading my thoughts, hope it was helpful. VJ, female, 40's, travel mostly Carribean, FL

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 20, 2010

I would recommend this to everyone. The staff was so wonderful, ocean was beautiful and rooms were perfect.

Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 30, 2010

This was our third stay here. It was perfect in every way. Kristen and all of the staff went out of their way to make our stay truly first class. Definately on our must stay again list!

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 27, 2010

The staff at this hotel are truly outstanding! They go beyound the call of dudy to make sure you enjoy your stay! Marsha Lawson is top notch. She is truly a good will ambassador for the hotel. We were there for 10 days in September and did not want to leave. I would classify this hotel as a hidden gem!

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 22, 2010

I recomend this hotel. It was quite and the beach was wonderful. This was kid friendly and I felt very safe there. The staff was very friendly and helpful. If your looking for a wonderful time on the beach, try this hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 21, 2010

Recently vacationed with my parents and sister. The staff was so nice and very helpful. Marsha took our reservations and was there when we checked in. Polite and friendly people are rare these days, but this Holiday Inn had it all. Made you feel welcome and home. Thank you again for a wonderful stay. Hope to see you all again!

The Lautenslager family, Cincinnati, ohio

  • Stayed: November 2010
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Reviewed November 13, 2010

We stopped at the Holiday Inn Express in Pensacola Beach for one night on our way south, but the staff, hotel, and beach were so great we decided to stay. The hotel is approx 3 years old and exceptionally clean and well decorated. The pool has water fountains and handicapp accessible. The beach sand is snow white and easily accessed from the hotel. We stayed in a double bed room which had plenty of space, 2 closets, 2 vanities, flat screen nestled in an entertainment center/chest/hidden refrigerator piece of furniture, a desk, chair & end table. Later we moved into a King suite which was big enough to be an apartment! Most of all it was the hotel staff that impressed us the most. The staff were caring and went beyond the norm to make sure we had a nice time. They thought of all the little extras. Had a death in my family so we had to leave suddenly, the staff were compansionate and caring, helping us pack and leave. If you want a place to be treated like family or better and have a great time, stay here!

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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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 Family Hotel in Pensacola Beach
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Pensacola Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Pensacola Beach
#4 Business Hotel in Pensacola Beach
Price Range: $152 - $379 (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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