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Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach

333 Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561-2011
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#1 of 10 hotels in Pensacola Beach
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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singersac wrote a review Nov 21
Auburn, California23 contributions3 helpful votes
We loved our stay at the Holiday Inn express at Pensacola Beach. All the rooms have an ocean view which was excellent. I love the balcony and waking up to the sun rising. The rooms were nice and modern. The breakfast was excellent serving eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls, pancakes and all the other regular breakfast stuff. It was fresh and tasted good. The staff there was really great and attentive. All the furniture is new. We heard that hotel was only open for a couple months before hurricane Sally. They had extensive water damage and had to replace a lot of stuff. The pool was nice but probably better for a younger kids as it had a beach access and wasn’t very big so there wasn’t much of a deep end for swimming. Also it borders the parking lot on one side but that’s part of the beach on the other. Great beach access. I would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Ironlady29 wrote a review Oct 2020
Atlanta, Georgia57 contributions20 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our four night stay here over Labor Day weekend. The staff was super friendly, and we loved the location right on the beach. All rooms are facing the gulf, and have a balcony with chairs, so you have an amazing view no matter where your room is. Everything was clean, and the room was spacious. Our king size bed was very comfortable. The staff all wore masks, as did the majority of the guests. Next time we vacation in the Pensacola area, we will definitely stay here.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: All the rooms have a great view.
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1 Helpful vote
Response from General Manager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach
Responded Oct 13, 2020
Although it's only been a month since your departure, we miss you already! Thank you for highlighting our beautiful views and well-appointed rooms. We aim to impress, so it's a delight to receive your five-star rating. Seeing your familiar face on a future stay would be an honor!
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RDG66 wrote a review Sep 2020
Racine, Wisconsin103 contributions91 helpful votes
This is a wonderful hotel in a fantastic location with a very good staff. The hotel is older, but due to renovations you would never know it. It comes across as very modern and extremely well maintained. Everything worked well in and outside the room. And BIG kudos to them for making a decent attempt at breakfast. Although very minimal, in Covid times it is better than most other hotels offering a water, granola bar, and maybe a piece of fruit (pathetic)! Beach access is perfect! Almost a flawless stay, save for one comment and one complaint... Comment: while sitting, the balcony view is badly blocked by the walled-in design. Not anything really they can do about that, but we didn't care for it. Complaint: this will not bother the majority of guests, but for me it was VERY irritating. They are using a generic TV control which does not allow you to see the guide! And since I always like to watch something for 1-2 hours before sleep, without access to the guide it can take 20-30 minutes to just sift your way through all the channels while battling with commercials! OMG!!! I hated that so much that I dropped the rating to 4 bubbles on what would have been a 5 bubble rating for sure. I've seen those controls in other IHG properties, and they REALLY need to stop using them. I realize most people won't care, but for those who do, now you know! In summary: a great experience overall.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach
Responded Sep 17, 2020
We loved hosting you during your stay in Pensacola Beach and we truly appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. It sounds like you were able to enjoy some time by the water thanks to our prime location and we're happy to hear that our delicious breakfast impressed you. Insights such as yours help us continually improve, so thank you for taking the time to share your comments. The next time you're looking for an enjoyable getaway, we hope that you think of us.
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Darin H wrote a review Sep 2020
Waterford, Michigan224 contributions50 helpful votes
First and foremost - every room is facing the beach - ALL of them. That makes it great My only complaint about the entire room and stay is the change between the carpet and tile near the room entrance is different heights so I stubbed my toe on the tile twice. Room view awesome. Walkway to the beach awesome.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
1 Helpful vote
Response from General Manager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach
Responded Sep 8, 2020
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and leaving your valuable feedback. It is wonderful to see you enjoyed our convenient location and the beautiful views from our property. Thank you for letting us know about your issues in your room; we will be passing on these comments to the relevant departments so we can improve for our future guests. We look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in the area!
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Sunofthebeach wrote a review Aug 2020
Omaha, Nebraska509 contributions209 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The hotel acknowledged our anniversary with a bottle of champagne and an upgraded room on the 7th floor. We had a great time and loved that every room faces the gulf. The staff did a great job with breakfast following safe protocols in light of COVID. Beach access was easy and there was plenty of room to spread out on the beach. The only thing this hotel is missing is an onsite restaurant and bar. Lunches and dinners took more planning since there isn't anything in comfortable walking distance in the Florida summer heat. Peg Leg Pete's is a short drive though and is a must for any visit to the area. This was our second stay here and we will definitely be back again.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from General Manager, Agency / Consultant at Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach
Responded Aug 13, 2020
Happy Anniversary! We're delighted that you chose to come back and spend it with us and that we could help make it a special getaway. It sounds like you enjoyed your time at the beach and some great local food. Thank you for choosing Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach and for the five-star rating. We are already looking forward to your next visit.
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clzc87 asked a question Apr 2021
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho1 contribution
Pet friendly? Are pets allowed?
Diane S asked a question Apr 2021
2 contributions
When will you be open?
Answer from Mark I
Sep 2020 |
Standard has two queens and are in the middle. Kings are on each end and slightly larger as the hall way dead ends into the side of the room door. There are 4 two room suites on top. If IHG member and its vacant you can ask for upgrade.
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Ironlady29 wrote a tip Oct 2020
Atlanta, Georgia57 contributions20 helpful votes
"All the rooms have a great view."
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Mark I wrote a tip Jul 2020
Grand Bay, Alabama17 contributions1 helpful vote
"All good rooms, they don’t have a bad one. The end rooms are a bit larger."
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Sliphorn wrote a tip Jan 2020
Springfield, Ohio969 contributions346 helpful votes
"Higher floors fir views"
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David60898 wrote a tip Jan 2020
Atlanta, Georgia107 contributions63 helpful votes
"All rooms face the beach"
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DebbieB wrote a tip Oct 2019
3 contributions3 helpful votes
"Every room has a balcony facing the ocean. We had an end room which was large and even had double sinks in the bathroom."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach?
Nearby attractions include Gulf Islands National Seashore (0.7 miles), Pensacola Beach (0.3 miles), and Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Casino Beach Bar & Grille, Crabs on the Beach, and Frank and Lola Love Pensacola Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Pensacola Beach.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fort Pickens Area (2.4 miles).