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Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Pensacola Beach
Certificate of Excellence
livingston, Tx
1 review
“Nice Resort..”
Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

This is a very nice and clean resort..We have stayed several times and will always go back..The staff is friendly especially the lady that checked us in, Nilla Worley..she makes you feel right at home...there is an indoor pool for the winter months..the kids have a blast..it is within walking distance of restaurants and shops...awesome place..will recommend this resort to our friends and family!

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Ron W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review of the Holiday Inn Resort on beautiful Pensacola Beach. Nilla is one of our superstars on the team and is loved by all. Thank you for mentioning her because I love sharing guests’ comments with the team. Please come back soon.

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Ron Wilson, CHA
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

Just for a moment, close your eyes. Pay no attention to your phone ringing, the dark barking, or the television commercials blaring from the living room. Imagine the most fabulous resort experience that your mind can conjure up on short notice. You are steps away from the beach, your room opens up to the warm breezes of the Gulf, and there are so many amenities that boredom does not exist. Your lips will refuse to even whisper the word. The service is so friendly that it is almost unreal, and a pinch or two may be necessary from time to time. Now open your eyes. You have successfully traveled back home from the Holiday Inn Resort in Pensacola, Florida. And you thought you needed ruby slippers for that, didn't you?

The Holiday Inn Resort is absolutely gorgeous! It is located right on the beach... not across from it, not around the corner, not through a parking garage. The only separation between you and the Gulf of Mexico is is miles of sugary, white sand, that offers your feet the best pedicure nature can provide! You are right in the middle of the action here.. within walking distance of restaurants, nightlife, and plenty of shopping. This is most definitely the place to be in Pensacola.

The rooms, staying with the theme so far, are spectacular. While many different room options are available, I love the beachfront King rooms, that offer a pullout sleeper, a mini fridge and microwave, and a private balcony that affords views that are put on postcards. However, if you plan on traveling with the kids, a family suite with living area, two private balconies, beach and sound views, two queen beds, and a partitioned kids room with bunk beds is an absolute MUST. Your children will love you for it. They might even sleep late a day or two. And did I mention the complimentary WiFi?

But who can really sleep in with so much to do? The amenities at this resort are almost crazy. You will be swimming daily at the absolute BEST pool on the beach, with a 250 foot lazy river, and a refreshing, cascading waterfall. A nice, little path quickly connects you to the beach, with showers in between for your "get this sand out of my bikini" convenience. And want to heat up and relax a bit? Then slip into one of two hot tubs, or grab an expertly mixed adult beverage from the Beachfront Tiki Bar!

If you are ready to dry out a bit, play a bit in the game room or at one of the game tables right by the pool. You can work out in the fitness facility, send some emails or catch up on a quick proposal at the business center, or grab lunch at Riptides Sports Grill... right in the lobby.

And there is even more for the little ones! With a supervised activity program, "Dive-Inn" movies, and interactive mermaid and pirate shows, the Holiday Inn Resort is one of the few places without a princess castle that offers this much for children... and they even eat for free!
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his is one of the best properties that I have experienced. With the Holiday Inn name, you automatically expect a level of service, but this resort exceeds even the highest expectation. Have you ever had "hotel envy" before? You know, when you're driving down the road and you see the hotel that you wish you were staying in? No such luck here. I found myself telling people proudly where my home base was. I honestly dropped it in whenever even semi-appropriate. (I'm not so sure the cashier at Walmart was so interested, but I told her about the lazy river, anyway.)

Visit the Holiday Inn Resort online for additional information, or call 850-932-5331.

Room Tip: Get a Beach Front room! It is totally worth it!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Ron W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Thank you for your awesome review. You wrote such a detailed and glowing review that my friends and family will more than likely accuse me of writing it. I see where you have written over 100 reviews so getting this review from you is very much appreciated. Come back soon.

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Ron Wilson, CHA
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

We spent New Years here and it was a great place to be. Tracey at the front desk is super. We had a lovely ocean view (worth a little bit more money). They have an interesting lunch and dinner menu and the standard HI breakfast menu. Service is a little slow in the dining room.

Room Tip: Handicapped, roll in shower room 423 has a great ocean view.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Ron W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Thank you for your review of the Holiday Inn Resort on beautiful Pensacola Beach. We are pleased you enjoyed the resort and hope you will stay with us again. I apologize for the slow service in the restaurant. I will certainly look into that and make improvements.

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Ron Wilson, CHA
General Manager
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2014

Just spent 5 nights at the hotel, and we were very pleased. The only "complaint' would be the price for the breakfast buffet. We did not eat at the hotel at all. $13.99 is way too expensive for one person's breakfast.
The room was clean and the staff was very friendly. I would

Room Tip: The cab ride was $30. No need to rent a car. A lot of restaurants/bars in walking distance.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ron W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Thank you for your review of the Holiday Inn Resort on beautiful Pensacola Beach. We are pleased you enjoyed the resort and hope you will stay with us again. I’m sorry you did not eat with us however. Our buffet is only one option for our guests. On the buffet we offer a large selection of items that many of our guests enjoy. We also have a cook to order standard menu with many items starting at only $9.95.

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Ron Wilson, CHA
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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2014

We are locals and occasionally visit the restaurant, but hadn't stayed overnight until recently. They offered a New Year's Eve package that included drinks, brunch, a balcony with a view of the fireworks, and a 4 p.m. late checkout. That was perfect for us, and it was very nicely executed. The rooms were lovely, and the bed was very comfortable. The balcony overlooked the gulf of mexico and the awesomely lit up pool. From the balcony, we could see the pier where the fireworks were taking place. The late checkout was very, very nice. Everyone we encountered was thoughtful and friendly. Hopefully they'll offer this package again next year. In any case, we'll recommend the Holiday Inn to friends and family when they come to the beach.

Room Tip: You cannot beat a gulf side view.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ron W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach, responded to this review, January 3, 2014
Happy New Year! Sounds like you had a wonderful time at the resort. Thank you so much for your review. We will be offering the package again next year so please come back.

Warm regards,
Ron Wilson, CHA
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Richardson, Tx
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

We recently spent two nights during a Christmas road trip at the HIR. When we attempted to check in after arriving earlier than anticipated, our room wasn't ready. The front desk staff took our number and phoned us about 30 minutes later that our room was ready to go. We had a room with a wraparound balcony which we really enjoyed. The room was clean, comfortable, and just the right size for the three of us. The hotel was a little noisy at times (refrigerator and other guests), but was perfect for relaxing during our winter break. I would definitely consider staying here again...the pool and lazy river looked rather inviting!

Room Tip: Higher floor, waterview rooms are your best bet!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Ron W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Thank you for your review. We are excited you chose us for your Christmas road trip stop over. The resort is a wonderful place to spend a few days or more anytime of the year. Actually, the water is most beautiful in the winter in my opinion. Come back soon for more lifetime memories.

Warm regards,

Ron Wilson, CHA
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Halstead, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2013

The rooms are nice and for the most part, very clean. Most of the staff was very nice, although when we checked out, I asked for a receipt. That seemed to bother the front desk person, and she was not very nice about it. (we didn't get one under our door, either) We would probably stay here again.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ron W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach, responded to this review, December 31, 2013
Thank you for your review. I apologize that you were not completely satisfied with your stay. I take your comments very seriously and will act on them to ensure your next visit is a perfect one. Hope to see you soon.

Warm regards,
Ron Wilson, CHA
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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 On the Beach Hotel in Pensacola Beach
#3 Family 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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