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Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Pensacola Beach
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“Excellent beach front stay”
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights here. The rooms were clean bright and comfortable. Plenty of fluffy pillows and the beds were really wonderful. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Every single staff member too. The hot breakfast buffet was good for what it was. And of course the beaches out front were amazing. If you stay be sure to close your blackout shades and turn off the patio lights at night so you do not confuse the hatchling turtles on their journey to the ocean.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

My boyfriend and I had a really wonderful 4 night stay here in early May. The hotel was a really great value- loved the balcony- it was so nice to sit outside every night or to take a break from the sun and eat lunch out there. The room was in very good condition.- comfortable bed, clean, nice bathroom. Pensacola was pretty laid back in early May, so not too many kids, but I can imagine it gets very busy during the summer with families. For a romantic weekend I think I would recommend avoiding June-August. The staff was very attentive and helpful. Heard some people checking in that got upset about not being able to check in early. While I do think 4 pm is a pretty late check in, we were able to get in a few hours early, but did wait a bit, which was fine- we just went over to the pool and chilled until it was ready. The beach chairs and umbrellas on the beach are rented- $30 a day. We did this option each day because my boyfriend really wants shade! The beach is so beautiful and peaceful- saw some dolphins from the shoreline!!- and we could not have asked for a better stay!

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Big room right on the water. Great staff, friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good, with many options to choose from. The bathroom could use an updating, and the ac created a puddle on the terrace, but otherwise very well maintained. No regrets for choosing this place.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

The HIE on Pensacola Beach was just big enough for great amenities but small enough for lots of personalized attention, including free extensive hot breakfast each morning. The beach was breathtaking, powder-white cool sand and green-blue waters. The neighboring hotels were not jammed up on you, there was lots of space between, so the beaches were not crowded at all. The pool was small but very accessible (no stairs or ladders to navigate - zero entry), the rooms were clean, staff friendly and accommodating. It was close to all the amenities on Pensacola Beach and the greatest restaurants and venues were all less than a couple of blocks away. No dickering or paying extra for a great room, like some hotels, but instead, every room had a balcony facing the Gulf. My bed was a little soft (but I like firm beds, so that's just me). The morning breakfast was great, but it would have been nice to have an onsite restaurant. It was really handy to get to restaurants, though. Am planning to bring entire family back for a reunion. It was that good!

Room Tip: None needed -- ALL rooms were prime location.
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Right on the beach. Great view. The weather was cloudy and stormy when we stayed (May 8), but it was still nice to hear the waves crashing. Very clean hotel. Attentive front desk staff. Good value for a gulf view. I would stay here again.

Room Tip: Great view of the Gulf! - nice, clean hotel on the beach. Would stay here again.
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We stayed here for two nights and chose this hotel because of it's beach front location. It is just a few steps over the wooden boardwalk from the hotel to the beautiful white sand beach. We took our morning coffee from the breakfast room and sat on the beach to enjoy it. This area of the beach is very quiet and undeveloped, and is ideal for quiet strolls and shell gathering. The hotel staff were very friendly and welcoming and the room was quiet and comfortable with plenty of facilities including fridge, ironing board and iron etc. All rooms overlook the beach. The breakfast was basic but adequate and complementary coffee and tea seems to be available 24hrs near reception. Due to our short stay and unseasonably cool weather, we didn't get to enjoy the pool and outdoor terrace, but they looked very nice. We would consider staying here again.

Room Tip: Don't think you could have a bad room in this hotel.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

We stay here in 2014 the week before Memorial Day and had a wonderful time. The hotel is clean, the staff is friendly and the location right on the beach can't be beat!

We are planning to comeback sometime and will recommend to others.

Room Tip: All rooms have a balcony opening to the beach side and we prefer rooms in the higher floors because...
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Beverly M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Thank you so much for offering to recommend us to others! You mentioned you are planning a return visit to us. Do think about the fall. From early September through mid- October the Gulf water is warm the humidity is lower than summer and the crowds are gone. The monarch butterflies migrate through and the dolphin are plentiful. It is a glorious time of year the hotel on the beach. I hope you will return soon & often.
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach

Property: Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach
Address: 333 Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561-2011
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Pensacola Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Pensacola Beach
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Pensacola Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Pensacola Beach
#4 Business Hotel in Pensacola Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach 2.5*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
EVERY room at the Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. Located away from the crowds(our next door neighbor is a sand dune preserve)but close to everything. Our 100% smoke-free Pensacola Beach hotel offers an outdoor pool and a complimentary hot breakfast buffet. Each beachfront hotel room features a private Gulf front balcony. Whether you are in Pensacola Beach for business or leisure, our hotel provides a premiere serene location with comfortable amenities. The white sands of the Gulf of Mexico are literally in our backyard. Historic and scenic Fort Pickens National Seashore is a few miles from our hotel on Pensacola Beach. Diving, fishing, snorkeling and boating are fun activities nearby, and Quietwater Beach Boardwalk, within walking distance, offers shops and restaurants. Our great island location provides you with endless possibilities. Getting to meetings and conventions is easy as the Pensacola Civic Center is eight miles from our hotel in Pensacola, Florida. The Pensacola State College, Pensacola Christian College and Naval Air Station Pensacola are 15 miles away. Our hotel near Pensacola Regional Airport (PNS) is the perfect place to stay during your business trip. Come Stay Smart with us at the Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach and see that the only thing we overlook is the Gulf of Mexico. ... more   less 
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