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Sole Inn and Suites
Ranked #22 of 65 Hotels in Pensacola
Mission, B.C. Canada
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26 reviews
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“Pleasant stay at Sole Inn and Suites”
Reviewed 19 March 2014

We recently spent a week at this motel which we chose based on Trip Advisor Reviews and a Lonely Planet Guidebook. Since we are traveling for 6 weeks, we probably spend more time in the room than more short term travellers. Same positive comments as recent posts….great location downtown for walking day or night, comfy room with a comfy bed, nicely decorated, adequate breakfast, nice happy hour (you don't find that in many places and it's a good place to meet other guests) and of course the staff… stellar! Owners….keep these wonderful staff there because they made us feel very welcome!

I think some reviews mentioned noise from the street and other guests talking in the parking lot or on balconies/walkways outside the room but this was not a problem for us even though we were there during a busy weekend (Spring Break, Gallery Night and the Elton John Concert). We found that the sound of the water in the fountain in the courtyard provided nice 'white noise' for sleeping and ear plugs are great for louder noises.

The only "downside" is that we ate way too many bar snacks, cheese and crackers and taco chips and dip during happy hour instead of having a decent dinner!!

We would not hesitate to stay here again or recommend this motel to our family and friends.

Room Tip: No elevator so choose the ground floor if you can't climb stairs.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

What a wonderful find! This property is situated close to the convention center, close to downtown Pensacola and close to old town. It's a renovated property done with taste and class, and has really cute decor, too. Breakfast is standard with an added bonus of an evening "cocktail" hour for guests. And outdoor sitting area near a fountain adds charm. Best of all, it is so affordable AND has an amazing staff who are so very accommodating and friendly! In two words: Super Find!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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onthegoalotAtlanta, General Manager at Sole Inn and Suites, responded to this review, 18 March 2014
Thank you so much for taking time out to write such a great review. I am really happy that your stay with us was so enjoyable. Mark Bodiford, GM
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Loxley, Alabama
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

My husband and I were in Pensacola for a convention, and weren't looking for the much out of our hotel because we weren't going to be spending much time there. However we were very pleasantly surprised by the Sole' Inn and suites. You absolutely couldn't beat the location. Situated just a few blocs from the civic center and right on North Palafox, you're in walking distance from great restaurants, night life, shows, and it's just right off the interstate. The rooms themselves were simple but well appointed. The staff at the front desk were extremely helpful, cheerful and polite. You will also be hard pressed to find a hotel that offers a small continental breakfast in the morning and complimentary beer and wine in the evening. All in all it was a great experience. If you have somewhere downtown in Pensacola you'd like to be, this is a great place to stop and stay over.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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onthegoalotAtlanta, General Manager at Sole Inn and Suites, responded to this review, 18 March 2014
Thank so much for staying with us and taking time out to write the great review. Mark Bodiford GM
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Atlanta, GA
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Reviewed 28 February 2014 via mobile

My friend and I stayed during a convention called Pensacon. This was the overflow hotel. The facility is older however it has been re-done. It is now very nicely decorated in art-deco as well as modernized with small refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker in room. If the layout of the rooms and facility didn't give it away, I wouldnt have known it was older. Perks were free happy hour every evening, a decent continental breakfast and a nice semi enclosed sitting area outside near the fountain. It is a bit like a small motel in size but it is three floors with an elevator and I did not see anyone have trouble with enough parking. But the real attraction here is the staff. I stay in hotels about 5 times a year and this was the absolute best staff I have had the pleasure of encountering. Bar none. ** One thing to note as a matter of personal preference for some, particularly for the tall- the showers are enclosed with glass doors and tile. The ceiling of shower and shower head may be low for tall peeps. I had no issue but can imagine others might need more room. **

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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onthegoalotAtlanta, General Manager at Sole Inn and Suites, responded to this review, 18 March 2014
Thank you Tracy for taking time to write the great review. I am happy that your stay with us was so enjoyable. We look forward to the Pensacon in 2015, and look forward to having you stay with us again. Mark Bodiford GM
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Navarre, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2014

We booked this hotel based on location since we wanted to hang out on Palafox. The parking lot is small but there is parking along the street so it was not an issue. We were greeted warmly and quickly checked in. The room was average size and had everything we needed (Fridge, Microwave, TV, Coffee maker, Ironng board and iron). The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was small but functional with a walk in shower, no bathtub. The Inn offeres a free Happy Hour in the lobby (5-7 when we were there) with beer, wine, and snacks. Breakfast was included but we slept late and didn't partake. Checkout was a breeze.

What we really liked: Wooden blinds on the windows that made regulating the outside light very easy. Designer fixtures in the bathroom. The cleanliness of the room. We also enjoyed the patio with fountain and lounge chairs..

Room for improvement: The bathroom is very dark, and the shower head is so low on the wall that even at 5'6" I was banging my head. It could use a couple of hooks to hang clothes or towells on since there isn't any counter space to speak of. May have been an isolated case but there was such a strong smell of bleach in the room that those with sensitive noses may be put off.

We really enjoyed our stay and the location can't be beat in downtown Pensacola. We will be back!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 February 2014

I was a little concerned when I saw the photos of what appeared to be an old "motor inn", but based on the convenient location and the generally positive reviews decided to give it a shot. We were NOT disappointed. The rooms are not extraordinarily well appointed, but at that price point we didn't expect them to be. They were very reasonably priced, nicely updated and clean. We were visiting my son a couple hours away and all decided to drive over to Pensacola to meet some out of town friends for one night. Sole provided a great spot that was not only close to Seville Quarter and a lot of nightlife choices, but was also very accommodating for just "hanging out". We really enjoyed the happy hour and couldn't believe the complimentary snacks and drinks. Later in the evening we had some that were ready to go to bed, but a few of us that wanted to continue to talk. It was a little chilly, and we didn't want to both other guests. The desk clerk graciously allowed us to stay in the breakfast area of the lobby.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Pensacola, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2014

We stayed for one night. We are natives to Pensacola and wanted a place to stay close to downtown for a friend's birthday. The rate was excellent. The staff was very nice and helpful. The noise level is almost unbearable. People yelling non stop outside your door, banging on vending machines, and running back and forth at 4am. There was also music playing somewhere. Starting at 7am we could hear what sounded like drums and trumpets playing somewhere in the building. It sounded like a marching band practicing, at 7am on a Sunday. What?? Needless to say we didn't get any sleep.
The bathroom looked like it needed a deep clean. There was a grimy looking layer on the shower door, and if you're going to have a black sink it has to be cleaned well. It was not.
There also should be some type of swinging metal security lock on the doors. Especially in that location with the doors opening to the outside.
Overall it was fine for a short one night stay. But there is definitely room for improvement.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Sole Inn and Suites
Address: 200 N Palafox St, Pensacola, FL 32502-4841
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Pensacola
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Pensacola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sole Inn and Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 45
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