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Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area
Ranked #16 of 65 Hotels in Pensacola
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice place but prices a little high”
Reviewed July 25, 2010

Nice clean hotel. Room was comfortable. A/c worked Great. Hot tub was a little sandy but the pool was nice. I felt the price per night was a little high for the hotel you get.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 14, 2010

Stayed here while on research in Pensacola, not wanting to pay $200/night on the beach, so we had a bit of a drive (35 minutes to Fort Pickens) each day, but it seemed worth it for the decent price and even more decent amenities. I did not like the general aesthetics of the location (one side of the hotel is backed against a vacant lot and I saw walkers and vagrants walking back and forth at all hours of the day and night, but none in the parking lot or near the hotel, which is sufficiently fenced off - the other side of the hotel is backed up against nice looking condos, so it might just be the hotel's close proximity to the highway and various construction that makes the area look daunting at night, but we didn't have any problems). The hotel is so convenient to the highway, that we got in and out of there with ease, and we ate at the hotel for breakfast and dinner each night, because the prices were great, the service was fast, the food was good and it was more convenient than trying to find a nearby restaurant that isn't a bar. Our beds were comfortable, the room was a great size for two people, and the staff called twice during our stay to check to be sure we were comfortable. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2010

We were here only one night on the way to Orlando. We were pleasantly surprised. Hotel is close to I-10. The room was spacious and clean. We had planned to eat elsewhere, but when we went to the bar for a glass of wine, we saw their menu, and decided to eat there. The food was very well presented and very good.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
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Merritt Island, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2010

Its a shame, most of the Hotels I book with IC hotels are very nice. The place was clean primarily because it is new. You can tell by how cheap they are with everything that this property will not be nice for long. The staff was generally rude. the service was horrible.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Panama City, Florida
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Reviewed April 27, 2010

Of all of the hotels convienent to UWF, this was the nicest we could find. The rooms were large and very clean. We were nervous because our room was adjacent to the elevators, but we never heard them. The double rooms were true Queen size beds, not what you get elsewhere...the lobby was nice, the pool area was cleaned often and had fresh towels. The halls were clean and well lit. They allowed me to check in 3 hours early and were very friendly. Getting into/out of the parking lot was a little irksome, but that is the only thing I found that wasn't top notch.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Tupelo, MS
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2010

This is a nice, new Holiday Inn prototype hotel, and these are as nice as anything out there. This one is clean and elegant, service is good, and the location is convenient and easy to find. Internet service was a little spotty, but it mostly worked. The only criticism I have is the way the bathroom lights are wired. The hallway lights have to be on before the bathroom lights will work. Very inconvenient, and I have never seen a bathroom wired that way before. But that's a minor bug in an otherwise great hotel.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled solo
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Roswell, GA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2009

This Holiday Inn is quite nice. The location is very, very close to I-10 and as a result the area surrounding the hotel is gas stations and fast food. The tallest sign around is the Taco Bell sign... Once you get inside that is forgotten and the hotel is really nice. It is most certainly newer or remodeled and it shows. I would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area

Property: Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area
Address: 7813 N Davis Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32514-7560 (Formerly Holiday Inn Pensacola-N Davis Hwy)
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Pensacola
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Pensacola
#9 Business Hotel in Pensacola
#10 Romantic Hotel in Pensacola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area 3*
Number of rooms: 114
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn Hotel in Pensacola, Florida Offers Convenient Location You can enjoy a relaxing stay at our Holiday Inn Hotel Pensacola - North Davis Hwy, located at Exit #13 of I-10 with quick access to downtown Pensacola. Our hotel is near the Pensacola Regional Airport (PNS), Pensacola Beach, Pensacola NAS, and the University of West Florida. Families looking for lodging in Pensacola will appreciate our hotel's ideal location near area attractions, including Naval Aviation Museum, beautiful Pensacola Beaches,Sam's Fun City and historic downtown. The Holiday Inn is conveniently located near area shopping malls, including University and Cordova. Business travelers will enjoy the premium services provided by our hotel in Pensacola, including a 24-hour Business Center, two meeting rooms with seating for 125 guests and free high-speed, wired and wireless Internet access. Our Pensacola accommodations offer easy access to such area businesses as GE, International Paper, Ellyson Industrial Park and the areas major hospitals. While lodging at our Pensacola hotel, you can enjoy an outdoor, heated pool, covered hot tub spa and Fitness Center. Our restaurant, Kem's, is casual, family-priced and offers a chef-quality menu. Be sure to check the special offers for this new Holiday Inn - Pensacola, FL and start planning your trip today. ... more   less 
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