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Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area
Ranked #17 of 65 Hotels in Pensacola
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Reviewed 16 September 2011

Based on TripAdvisor reviews, we called for reservations about an hour outside of Pensacola. Very straighforward booking, but make sure to ask whether any discounts (like AAA) are available. As we were travelling with 6 children, we asked for connecting rooms (which they didn't have), but they put us next door to one another which was the next best thing. Check-in was a breeze; very friendly and helpful staff. The beds were perhaps the most comfortable we've ever slept in. However, the shining star of the stay was...

KIDS EAT FREE!!! We had planned to go to a nearby restaurant after getting checked in, as we expected a typical, outrageously expensive restaurant at the hotel. We were amazed to find that, not only were the prices and choices very reasonable, but kids under 12 eat free.

While this hotel is a bit more expensive than a few of the other choices nearby, we felt that it was worth every penny. We will definitely stay here again when in Pensacola!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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HolidayInn-Pensacola, General Manager at Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2011

Appreciate your feedback. In future ask for Breakfast package, you might like it.

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Reviewed 14 September 2011

At first I didn't like this hotel from the looks of it when I arrived. The hotel itself was up to HI standards, but it's location was surrounded by less than eyepleasing businesses. Also it was difficult to access as there wasw only one side of the highway you could get to it from. If you are heading North you must make a U-turn at the next light and come back to it.

The staff and rooms were high quality though, and the breakfast was superb! I stayed for about a week on business, and it was always top quality. I don;t drink, but they offered free drinks in the evening as well. Very nice lobby and dining area. I will definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled on business
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HolidayInn-Pensacola, General Manager at Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2011

Thank you for your frank comment, I am glad that overall you had a pleasant experience. Once more thank you so much and hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed 27 August 2011

We stayed one night here on the way to Florida, and were very pleased. I had recently joined the priority club (for free) and at check-in was presented with a gift bag with bottles of water, and snacks. I couldn't have asked for a nicer treat after driving for about 10 hours. The room was nice and very clean and the beds were comfy. We had received vouchers for complimentary breakfast the next morning the food was nothing spectacular but still good. I would definately recommend this any time you are traveling through Pensacola.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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HolidayInn-Pensacola, General Manager at Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2011

We appreciate your time writing about your experience at Holiday Inn Pensacola N Davis Hwy….Thank you again.

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Reviewed 19 August 2011

This looks like a new hotel. We enjoyed our stay. The rooms were clean. I have no complaints about this hotel. I recommend this hotel, and will be going back next year.

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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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HolidayInn-Pensacola, General Manager at Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2011

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Reviewed 22 July 2011

This location should be a 5 star rating what a great deal for Florida.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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HolidayInn-Pensacola, General Manager at Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2011

Thank you for your value comment...

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Reviewed 7 July 2011

This was a last-minute stay (after leaving the Best Western Blue Angel Inn due to smoke). We called ahead and were given a nice room on a high floor for a reasonable rate. The front desk employee put us away from a large group of kids that was staying in the hotel, just in case they would be noisy. The room was very nice & comfortable, as was the lobby. Our only complaint (ironically) was that there was someone smoking immediately beside the edge of the pool (which was somewhat small) - so we didn't swim.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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HolidayInn-Pensacola, General Manager at Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2011

Thank you for your comment. I am so sorry that you were not able to use our swimming pool due to the fact that someone was smoking right next to the pool. In future if you happen to stay with us again, please feel free to contact our front desk staff and we will address your concern appropriately.

Once again we appreciate your feedback and welcome any opportunity to improve.

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Reviewed 1 July 2011

After an 8 hour drive and dinner we were ready for bed only to discover we had forgotten our toothbrush, toothpaste and a couple of other things. We phoned the desk and asked where we could get them and the manager personally came to our room with them in only a few minutes. Room was modern, clean and the beds and pillows were luxurious. Dinner in the restaurant was good and our waitress friendly. Liked the daily paper delivered every morning. Pool was nice and clean but felt a little exposed as one side of it can be seen from the car park. It is mostly screened by some green netting but not enough for full privacy. There was also a sunny courtyard just off the lobby where you could go to drink your coffee, read and soak up the sun. Location was great and handy for shops and just a short drive to the beach. We stayed 6 nights and had a very enjoyable stay. Thank you Manager and staff!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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HolidayInn-Pensacola, General Manager at Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2011

At Holiday Inn-Pensacola customer service is our top priority and on behalf of Holiday Inn-Pensacola family I appreciate your time putting this on tripadvisor.

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Additional Information about 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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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Pensacola
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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: £85 - £134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Holiday Inn Pensacola-North Davis Highway Hotel Pensacola
Pensacola Holiday Inn
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