We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Horrible Experience”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Red Roof Inn Pensacola Fairgrounds
Ranked #32 of 65 Hotels in Pensacola
Mobile,AL
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Horrible Experience”
Reviewed April 3, 2009

Having been a Choice Privileges member since 2003 I have had great experiences at most of the Choice Hotels,(esp. Monroe LA). But the most recent experience that I had at this Sleep Inn was simply horrible. From the overwhelming scent of pine cleaner and bug spray to the carpet stains, the lack of cleanliness makes one one wonder how this place keeps a Sleep Inn sign out front. A travesty to have this motel under the Choice Hotels Umbrella. I took a shower when first arriving and then left the door open for about an hour to try to reduce the fumes. It didn't help. I actually borrowed an air purifier from my in-laws who live in Pensacola, to try to help the smell. When addressing these complaints with the owner/manager in the morning, he told me he didn't care about my experience and was more concerned about his 3 million dollar note he owed on the property. He was rude and unaccomodating, a drastic change from my many positive experiences with other hotels/motels. I have never been shouted at before but here it happened twice, by the clerk and the owner/manager. I was especially surprised with my experience since I had read the reviews on this site before staying. I am shocked that someone could have had such a good experience here and submitted a review that was positive. It makes me question the validity of the previous reviews. That being said, I have also stayed at five other properties in Pensacola, ( we have family in P-cola and visit often)and the positive reviews those properties have garnered are well deserved. But the Sleep Inn in Pensacola should be avoided!

Stayed March 2009, traveled solo
Helpful?
1 Thank SaveTraveler
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

150 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    35
    45
    35
    15
    20
See reviews for
46
38
21
19
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (24)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Florida
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2009

After a severe problem at home, I was forced to book a room at a hotel for 5 days while the problem was being repaired. The manager made me feel very comfortable and was like my best friend. Doris, Anil, and even maintenance was very helpful. The kindness and attention I received was probably just how these people are every day. You won't be sorry. Breakfast is tasty and ample, refreshments are available 'round the clock, and the vending machines were fully stocked. They have a no-nonsense policy after 9 or 10 pm which is perfect for a good night's sleep.

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank FLTravelPro
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hull
Level Contributor
38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2009

Stayed at the Sleep Inn for 7 nights. Very good rate for the week, which included continental breakfast - fresh fruit, fresh bread, lashings of tea and coffee plus all other breakfast foods you could need. Tea and coffee available (free of charge) from reception around the clock, if needed, plus facilities in the room. From the moment we checked in we were treated very courteously and Doris (reception etc) was a sweetheart - because of the length of our stay she organised a fridge and a microwave to be put into our room for us! Housekeeping staff were lovely and kept the place spick and span at all times. It's an easy place to get to (off I-10) and the only downside to staying at the Sleep Inn is that there isn't anywhere to relax other than your room - a lounge area would have been nice. It's no problem there not being a restaurant as there's a Cracker Barrel a 3 minute walk away, which serves outstanding food. Also, many other food outlets accessible on foot or by car, plus local outlets offer delivery. We enjoyed our stay and would stay again. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to stay in Pensacola.

No restaurant (only breakfast room).

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank lmm_122
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Pensacola hotels
0.4 mi away
Quality Inn Pensacola
Quality Inn Pensacola
#20 of 65 in Pensacola
219 reviews
5.2 mi away
Motel 6 Pensacola West
Motel 6 Pensacola West
#24 of 65 in Pensacola
158 reviews
5.6 mi away
Red Roof Inn Pensacola - West Florida Hospital
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.2 mi away
At Home Inn & Suites
At Home Inn & Suites
#13 of 65 in Pensacola
96 reviews
9.1 mi away
Quality Inn & Suites
Quality Inn & Suites
#21 of 65 in Pensacola
332 reviews
5.8 mi away
Extended Stay America - Pensacola - University Mall
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Red Roof Inn Pensacola Fairgrounds? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Red Roof Inn Pensacola Fairgrounds

Property: Red Roof Inn Pensacola Fairgrounds
Address: 2591 Wilde Lake Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32526-8711
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Pensacola
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 65 Hotels in Pensacola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Red Roof Inn Pensacola Fairgrounds 2*
Number of rooms: 74
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Red Roof Inn, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Cancelon and getaroom.com so you can book your Red Roof Inn Pensacola Fairgrounds reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Red Roof Inn Pensacola West Hotel Pensacola
Sleep Inn Pensacola

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing