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Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area
Ranked #16 of 65 Hotels in Pensacola
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Den Haag
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Holiday inn again.”
Reviewed 3 July 2013

Als a priority club member we had a fast check inn. The hotel in very near the Interstate 10. But to find the hotel we nearly missed it. No signs on the Davis highway that direct you to the hotel. Good place to stay.

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2013

This is a fairly new HI hotel. Walking in, we were greeted with big smiles and registration took only a couple of minutes. As this is NOT a Holiday Inn Express, there is no free breakfast; but Wifi is free and there is ample parking.

The hotel is modern and clean. We had a small cleanliness "issue" in the bathroom, and when I told the manager on duty our morning of checkout, he immediately got the problem resolved and treated us to a free breakfast.

Thank you to all the staff.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 June 2013 via mobile

Kids eat free but adults have to pay for meals including breakfast. Dinner was delicious. Close to beach about 30mins. Group used three rooms but one had a pill bug in the bedsheets. Was thought to be a bed bug but was not. Must of been brought from the pool. Overall place is clean, friendly staff, short drive to the beach.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Gurnee, Illinois
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

This hotel is approximately 10 minutes from Pensacola Beach and right off the highway. The hotel is clean and the staff is amazing! They are very inviting and personable. Willing to help with any questions you have and very knowledgeable with what is in the area. Highly recommend to anyone visiting the Pensacola area!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Fairhope, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2013

We stayed her for one night for the purpose of touring the University of West Florida the next day. The hotel is very close to the University. The rooms are clean- no stains on carpets and bathrooms are clean. They do have a nice restaurant that does deliver room service if you wish. The exercise room is adequate, but the treadmills are in need of servicing. I would stay here again without hesitation.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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HolidayInn-Pensacola, Manager at Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area, responded to this review, 14 June 2013
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Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2013

When we are in Pensacola to visit family, this is the ONLY property where we will stay. Make sure you are there on a Wednesday night for the social hour (free booze and appetizers). Rooms are spotless, decor is stylish, fitness room is more than adequate. What makes this hotel stand out are the lovely, friendly front desk staff. They are always welcoming and have a great big smile for you. This is how customer service should work. I've already reviewed this hotel before, but had to come back and say it again - excellent lodgings in Pensacola, FL. Leaving the property and trying to head east on Davis Highway requires a U-turn, but once you figure it out this is certainly doable. Do yourself a favor and skip booking lesser-known or cheaper properties. Go with the known and at this particular place, you'll also be blown away by the friendliness of a terrific staff!

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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HolidayInn-Pensacola, General Manager at Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area, responded to this review, 14 June 2013
We are always very happy when a valued guest like you take time to review about the wonderful service they have received. Thank you so very much!!
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Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

We stayed here because of the connivence of having to park our truck in the lot next door. This hotel was solid, good food and great workout room/pool and spa area. I love that my room had windows on both sides of the wall.

The downside was the location, without a rental car we were stuck and there are NO restaurants (besides fast food) anywhere near here. We went to the beach with our truck, but that was about 25 mins drive and would make for a very expensive cab ride.

Great hotel if you do not are about what is around. I would recommend this hotel to you

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled 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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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 (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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Holiday Inn Pensacola-North Davis Highway Hotel Pensacola
Pensacola Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area Florida

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