I had business in downtown Pensacola, so my wife and I stayed at this hotel from a Friday night through Monday morning. The pricing was favorable compared to other hotels in the area. Our initial impression was very favorable. The staff were very cheerful and helpful. Check-in was pleasant. The room (5th floor, facing west) was very clean. After we were in the room about 10 minutes, the front desk called to make sure everything was to our liking. All good so far!
BUT! If you are planning on a good night’s sleep, this is not the hotel for you. To begin with, there is very little sound insulation. Some loud party-goers were in the hallway during the middle of the night--we could hear them VERY clearly. They went into their room--and we could STILL hear them and follow their conversation. When someone used the bathroom next door--well, let’s just say you knew what they were doing. A train goes by a couple times a night. While it didn’t awaken me, it did wake my wife each time.
There is a large gap under the door, and the hallway is brilliantly lit all through the night, so that means your room is well-lit too. We had to put a blanket in front of the door each night to block it. The smoke detector strobes every 1.5 seconds, and longer every 20th flash or so--I felt like I was on the set from "Alien." After the second night, I climbed up and disconnected it, which prompted a call from the front desk asking if everything was OK.
We tried watching the television each night, but gave up. Every 30 seconds or so, it would lose the signal, the picture would freeze, distort, come back. Lather, rinse, repeat.
On the positive side, the bed was comfortable, and the provided linens were a good, balanced weight and quality.
But after considering the whole picture, I’ll try another hotel next time
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