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Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Pensacola Beach
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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

We headed to Pensacola for 2 reasons, my husband had business there and the kids ages 3 and 4 wanted to hang out at a beach resort. Well, the weather didn't cooperate as much as I would have liked, it was cold and windy, not a great combo with sand and water. But in addition to the totally awesome pool outside, there is an indoor pool so my kids had plenty of swim time. The pool areas were all very clean and the hotel gives guests wristbands so you know that nobody just wandered in to use the resort.
The room was perfect, the views spectacular no matter which side of the hotel you are on you can see water, we also had a direct view of the ferris wheel.
The beach, also very clean and although we only spent about 2 hours building sand castles and me standing on the shore telling the kids not to go too deep because I'm not crazy enough to dive into the Gulf in that weather, but they both decided the cold wasn't cold enough to keep them out of the water. I also had the foresight to turn up the heat in our room so when we got back it would thaw them out quickly...afterall that it was time to eat but seeing as how they are little and swam and ran and played from 7am - 2pm they weren't in the mood to head downstairs so wee ordered roomservice. They were quick about bringing the food, I had the fish tacos (they weren't awesome) and the kids each had a chicken fingers dinner and I ordered a shake with an extra cup for them to split, they didn't bring the extra cup so I used one in the room.
Overall, it was a great experience and I would stay there again and again.

Room Tip: Higher floors have better views.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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InnisfreeMedia, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Dear vickiew1978,

You get the TROOPER AWARD...way to go MOM! Thanks for "sticking it out" through the cooler temperatures.

Glad you liked the sound-side room looking out at the 360 Wheel with the Intercoastal Sound behind it. You are right the views are good either way!

Come back and visit with us again on your husband's next business trip or just for pleasure.

Mary Schoenhoff
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

This is exactly what Pensacola needs ...after traveling Florida you would think Pensacola would have better water attractions.. This lazy river pool fills that void. The hotel is very nice and new..the rooms are small but comfy. Great stay!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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InnisfreeMedia, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Dear redgirl4ya,

We think the Lazy River is pretty awesome too! But hold on...we are not finished yet with the final product! We have added more lounge chairs and umbrellas to the pool deck to accomodate more guests. We have added more palm trees and landscaped an area that will soon have hammocks and shade.

Because we are still in the new stage, just two years old, we have a few more development phases to go through...just wait, you ain't seen nothing yet!

Thank you for the thumbs up!

Mary Schoenhoff
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

The staff was very helpful and polite. The location on the beach is great! The pool and lazy river looked like fun (it was too cold for us to enjoy it). Riptides restaurant was pretty good (not the best place we ate but was very convenient) we only ate there for lunch so I don't know about breakfast. Our room on the 11th floor had a great view and we were on the bay side, would have been awesome with the beach view! My kids enjoyed all the activities they offer Thurs - Sun, Shelly was great with them! We would definitely go back (when it's warmer)!!

  • Stayed March 2013
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InnisfreeMedia, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Dear Littlebail,

Wish you could have stayed longer too!

I'm glad to hear that throughout the cooler temperatures the hotel and staff still prevailed and accomodated your family to your satisfaction.

Shelly is great with the kid's activities and as the temperatures get warmer she will add more events to her schedule.

See you next time!

Mary Schoenhoff
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

We booked via Hotwire and got a good deal! Staff was very friendly, uncomplicated and overall great. Room was clean and comfy. Kids eat free at the restaurant. Lots of animation for the kids. Great pool area. Too bad that the weather was too cold. Beach is right on the hotel. We loved it!

  • Stayed March 2013
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InnisfreeMedia, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Dear 3dolli,

A great getaway is supposed to be uncomplicated and friendly.

Glad we met the expectation!

We definitely had a cold spell for a few days...trying to shake the little bit of winter that's lingering.

Come back and REALLY enjoy the pool in the warmer temperatures!

We'll be waiting!

Mary Schoenhoff
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Urbana, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

We spent March 16 - March 22, 2013 at the Holiday Inn Resort. The view from our room was beautiful. Gulf view, 8th floor, wonderful. However, the hotel needs to higher some additional help. The front desk was a mad house at times, and people didn't seem to know what was going on. The room was clean, but twice we had to call for towels (when the roomed was cleaned they didn't leave any towels). Also, we had 4 people in our room and every single day they only left 3 sets of towels, every day. One morning we left the hotel at 8:30am and asked that our room be cleaned before we returned at 3pm. It wasn't and we had to wait an hour for the room to be cleaned. These issues where taken care of once I called the front desk and they even gave us a free dinner at the Rip Tides Grill for our trouble and that was very nice. Everyone was very nice they just need to have additional help. Also, the air conditioner is very, very loud.

Room Tip: 5th floor or higher for a great view of the gulf.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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InnisfreeMedia, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Dear JMO63,

The gulf-side view does have a beautiful view, actually from all levels!

I agree, at times the front desk got hectic with all the Spring Break and sport teams checking in at the same time...the busiest times for check in normally is from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

I'm glad that your housekeeping issues were taken care of promptly once we became aware of the situation.

We will follow up on the air conditioner noise and see if we can make any adjustments.

Thank you for your review...it is very helpful and gives us an opportunity to make improvements.

Mary Schoenhoff
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Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

Great hotel, especially for families! A friendly staff relaxing beachy atmosphere. Here,s a shout out to Michelle and Shelby!! Shelby played relay games with the kids on the beach at 2:30 yesterday,sack races which the kids adored. The staff has a relaxed style of doing their jobs. Every room has a water view, some of the bay and some of the ocean. The outdoor pool is a lazy river,lots of inner tubes in the water for you to use.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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InnisfreeMedia, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Dear TwinMomAlabama,

Thanks for the "shout out" for our hotel and for Michelle and Shelly.

Shelly does a great job with the kid's activities...she is starting to get them into full swing...weather permitting.

It's all about relaxing and having fun...glad you were able to do both!

Mary Schoenhoff
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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

Booked the same day as check in and was given a wheelchair accessible room. It worked out perfect as there was plenty of room for my 7 month old to explore. The carpet passed my white sock test (surprisingly!) so she got lots of crawl time after being cooped up in her car seat. The hotel was in a great spot on the strip. The beach and pool were beautiful. Too bad the weather and water were a bit chilly. But the indoor pool made up for not being able to swim outdoors. I recommend the restaurant. It wasn't overpriced like some hotels. And it carried a nice selection of beers. Overall, I would say it was a great experience. We would stay here again!

  • Stayed March 2013
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InnisfreeMedia, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Dear seapup74,

We are ready when you are!!!

Glad to hear the extra space and carpet passed "the white sock test" for your wandering infant.

We are in a great location...walking distance to good food and entertainment.

The restaurant gives good portion sizes for the right price...glad you enjoyed it!

Looking forward to your next stay with us!

Mary Schoenhoff
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Property: Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach
Address: 14 Via De Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561-2004
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Pensacola Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Pensacola Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pensacola Beach
#3 Family Hotel in Pensacola Beach
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Pensacola Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 206
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Resort on Pensacola Beach, Florida, will make you feel happy from the moment you set your flip-flopped foot inside our door. We’re here for you, offering the amenities you need to plan the perfect vacation – or host the best business meeting. From your private balcony or the terrace of our ample 10,000 square foot event space, take in dazzling views of the sparkling waters and shimmering sands of Pensacola Beach – recently named No. 5 of all U.S. beaches by TripAdvisor. Its natural beauty is offset by our bright, modern lobby and stylish, comfortable guest rooms – including colorful Kids’ Suites designed with your family in mind. We’re all about fun here at the Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach hotel, and you’ll feel it from the front desk to the pool deck. Our pool is the best on the beach, with cascading waterfalls and a 250-foot seasonally heated Lazy River. There’s no reason to leave the resort, with Riptides Sports Grill and Beachfront Tiki Bar serving up delicious dining and crafty cocktails seven days a week. If you do decide to get out, we’re within walking distance of the beach’s best restaurants, nightlife and activities including charter fishing, paddle boarding, sailing, kayaking and biking. We’re also a quick drive to regional attractions such as the National Naval Aviation Museum, Fort Pickens, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Historic Downtown Pensacola, Pensacola Lighthouse, Blue Wahoos Baseball Stadium, Veterans Memorial Park and the Saenger Theatre. No matter what you like to do, we can point you in the right direction. When you start your day with a smile on your face, there’s no telling where it might take you. ... more   less 
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