Pensacola Beach hotels

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What travelers to Pensacola Beach are saying

Pensacola is a great place to visit with a family. Some areas still a bit run down, but I can see improvements from years past. The city treats the military with exceptional respect, and that us so huge, really a big deal, the best draw for this city! People are kind and the most part of the beach is nice with nice places to eat also.
dEL b. Oct 6, 2015
Love this beach!! Gets a great crowd not as congested as Destin.
Ashley H. Jul 27, 2015
Nice, white sands and clear gulf water.
LEWIS J. Nov 17, 2015

  

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Natural beauty at its purest in Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach is a lively stretch of white sand and clear water, often ranked among the top beaches in the world. Ask any friendly local and they will tell you that you're in the right place for relaxing on the beach, snorkeling in the sea, or catching something fresh and tasty for dinner. A natural setting for both unwinding and letting your hair down, it is particularly prone to parties during spring break, but there's plenty of beach for everyone if solitude is what you're after.

What to do

Nature trail

Pensacola Beach is on Santa Rosa Island, and the area's seclusion from the hubbub of the mainland has created a unique and fun-loving environment. To get the lay of the land, walk the Pensacola Beach Eco Trail, a well-marked nature trail that covers most of the main beach areas and points out interesting plant and animal life in the area.

Water sports

If you're feeling adventurous, try paddle boarding. This sport is extremely popular on Pensacola Beach, and board rentals and lessons are available all over the island. Fishing is also extremely popular, and Pensacola Beach is known as the Red Snapper capital of the world. Reserving a spot on a charter boat is easy, but cast your line from the Pensacola Beach Pier if you want a more casual fishing experience.

Drinks and dining

The region has fantastic sunsets, so make it a point to be outside at dusk. Evenings on the beach are pleasant in Pensacola Beach, but there are also plenty of open-air restaurants and bars with beach views on Portofino Boardwalk. The area's specialty cocktail is called the Bushwacker; this deceptively mild-tasting coconut and chocolate drink can be found in establishments all over the island.

When to visit

On average, Pensacola Beach gets over 300 days of sunshine a year, so there isn't a bad time of year to visit, but the activities available and general mood of the island change somewhat with the seasons. Summer is peak season and is the best time for travelers interested in snorkeling, swimming and paddle boarding. This is also the busiest time of year, and the island is in full party mode.

In fall, the weather becomes too chilly for swimming, but the beaches are quieter, and the humidity is lower. Winter sees lows in the 50s on most days, and the temperature can dip close to freezing on rare occasions. Beach activities are limited mostly to walks in winter, and locals and visitors focus on golf and fishing in their leisure time. Spring is pleasantly warm with open beaches, but the weather has been known to be stormy occasionally and somewhat unpredictable.

Travel information

Getting to Pensacola Beach is simple. The island now has its own airport, Pensacola International Airport (PNS), which sees over 100 flights per day. If you're driving, Pensacola Beach is accessible from 1-10, 1-65, Highway 98 and I-11. Once you're on the island, you can park at your hotel and walk, bike or take the free beach trolley service that runs from late May to late September.

Where to stay

The Island has a mixture of small hotels, larger chains and luxury accommodations, offering short walks to the beach. Rooms in Pensacola Beach hotels with ocean views tend to fill up sooner, so book early.

Via De Luna Drive

You will find a cluster of hotels on this road that runs through the island and joins onto Pensacola Beach Boulevard. The Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front and Margaritaville Beach Hotel both sit along it, offering instant access to the sands.

Recently booked Pensacola Beach hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Travelodge Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach
1 day ago 2 stars $85
Hilton Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach
1 day ago 3 stars $122
Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach
1 day ago 3 stars $112
Holiday Inn Resort PENSACOLA BEACH GULF FRONT
Pensacola Beach
4 days ago 3 stars $107
Holiday Inn Express PENSACOLA BEACH
Pensacola Beach
5 days ago 3 stars $135
Margaritaville Beach Hotel
Pensacola Beach
7 days ago 3 stars $129
Days Inn Pensacola Beachfront
Pensacola Beach
19 days ago 2 stars $77

Recently Rated Pensacola Beach Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Holiday Inn Resort PENSACOLA BEACH GULF FRONT
Pensacola Beach
4.2 / 5
126 reviews
3 stars $107
Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach
4.1 / 5
74 reviews
3 stars $112
Hilton Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach
3.7 / 5
66 reviews
3 stars $122
Days Inn Pensacola Beachfront
Pensacola Beach
3.5 / 5
77 reviews
2 stars $77
Travelodge Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach
3.1 / 5
84 reviews
2 stars $85
Holiday Inn Express PENSACOLA BEACH
Pensacola Beach
4.5 / 5
64 reviews
3 stars $135
The Beach Club by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Pensacola Beach
3.8 / 5
5 reviews
3 stars $170
Margaritaville Beach Hotel
Pensacola Beach
4.3 / 5
17 reviews
3 stars $129
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach
4.4 / 5
22 reviews
3 stars $147
The Portofino Resort And Spa
Pensacola Beach
3.5 / 5
2 reviews
3 stars $267

Featured Pensacola Beach Hotels

From $112

1 Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach

3 stars
4.1 / 5 74 reviews

2 Via De Luna

Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

Pensacola is known for its pristine sugar-sand beaches and that is exactly what greets guests when they step out the door of the Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach. The gentle waves of the Gulf of Mexico...

Night Out
We have stayed at this hotel before. Love the location, accessibility of most everything on the beach. Room was clean, cool, spacious. Frig and coffee pot in the room with other amenities. Staff...
Dec 13, 2015
From $107

2 Holiday Inn Resort PENSACOLA BEACH GULF FRONT

3 stars
4.2 / 5 126 reviews

14 Via De Luna Drive

Save up to 25% off

The Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach Gulf Front in Pensacola, Florida, puts you right on the sparkling beach with a panoramic outlook over the crystal blue Gulf of Mexico. The hotel has its own...

Fantastic hotel
In Pensacola on a family visit. The hotel and staff were of a very high standard. I would stay here again. The rooms were very comfortable and clean. Would definitely recommend this hotel. Views...
Jan 6, 2016
From $122

3 Hilton Pensacola Beach

3 stars
3.7 / 5 66 reviews

12 Via de Luna Drive

Leisure Escapes!

Once they step into the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front, guests have everything that is required for a relaxing vacation. If adventure is more appealing, there is plenty of that to be had, too....

Family Vacation
Overall, we enjoyed our stay. It was quiet, and we simply wanted to relax and rest. The fitness room was somewhat disappointing. Two out of the three treadmills either didn't work or didn't work...
Dec 1, 2015
From $129

4 Margaritaville Beach Hotel

3 stars
4.3 / 5 17 reviews

165 Fort Pickens Rd

Inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett the Margaritaville Beach Hotel sits on 1100 feet of white sand beaches. The beachfront hotel features barefoot elegance with 162 guest rooms...

Just What the Doctor Ordered!
I was looking for a nice relaxing stay on the beach. We had a Gulf view balcony room, which was perfect. We went slightly off-season (mid-September), so the room was very reasonable (I'm from...
Sep 17, 2015
From $135

5 Holiday Inn Express PENSACOLA BEACH

3 stars
4.5 / 5 64 reviews

333 Fort Pickens Rd

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Steps from the sand and walking distance to shops and restaurants, the Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach is convenient to its core. Guests appreciate the comfortable surroundings and the stunning...

relaxing
I was satisfied with this hotel. The breakfast was great, and all the rooms have the beach view. Which is totally worth it.
Oct 22, 2015
From $104

6 Hampton Inn & Suites Pensacola/Gulf Breeze

3 stars
4.6 / 5 5 reviews

61 Gulf Breeze Parkway

Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

Ideally set between Pensacola and Pensacola Beach, the Hampton Inn & Suites Pensacola/Gulf Breeze is just a short distance from a wealth of popular Pensacola attractions, such as art galleries,...

grauation
great stay for what we were there for . good location
Aug 9, 2015
From $147

7 SpringHill Suites by Marriott Pensacola Beach

3 stars
4.4 / 5 22 reviews

24 Via De Luna

The SpringHill Suites Pensacola Beach welcomes you with a picture-perfect hotel location and amenities guaranteed to delight every traveler. We're proud to be the only Marriott in the area,...

family trip
Staff was very nice and hospitable. Breakfast tasted very good and there was something for every one to eat. 2 pools and kiddie pool were very clean and never crowded. Hotel is right on the beach....
Aug 11, 2015
From $170

8 The Beach Club by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

3 stars
3.8 / 5 5 reviews

18 Via De Luna

SPECIAL CHECK-IN INSTRUCTIONS

Enjoy the panoramic breathtaking views of the Gulf with its brilliant blue-green waters from your balcony and walk a few steps to enjoy the sugar white sand between your toes. There are gas grills...

From $77

9 Days Inn Pensacola Beachfront

2 stars
3.5 / 5 77 reviews

16 Via de Luna

Budget-friendly beachfront options can be difficult to find, but the Days Inn Pensacola Beachfront delivers. Even the pool is right on the beach. The hotel is on the sugar-white sands of a barrier...

visting navy son
Great price for location. Had an issue at 2a.m with people from another room that gathered chairs and sat outside our room talking loudly. Staff took care of complaint promptly. Room décor fine,...
Nov 24, 2015
From $85

10 Travelodge Pensacola Beach

2 stars
3.1 / 5 84 reviews

40 Fort Pickens Rd

Stay 2, Save 20%

Welcome to the Travelodge, a Pensacola Beach motel. Situated directly on Little Sabine Bay, Travelodge boasts its own private beach. Enjoy the Gulf Coast finest seafood and entertainment all within...

Ended up staying somewhere else
The hotel was being worked on they were putting on a new roof. The room was not clean. When I woke up in the middle of the night there was black beetles crawling all over the bathroom floor....
Nov 16, 2015
From $267

11 The Portofino Resort And Spa

3 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews

2200 Via De Luna

Situated along eight miles of untouched white sand beaches within the Gulf Islands National Seashore Portofino Island offers the perfect balance of indulgence and natural beauty. Our protected...

Awesome family vacation
Beautiful view of the gulf! Definitely will planning another vacation to this resort
Aug 9, 2015
From $70

12 Quality Inn & Suites Gulf Breeze

2 stars
2.9 / 5 57 reviews

51 Gulf Breeze Parkway

Rates for a property that is just steps from the beach are usually double what guests can expect at the Bay Beach Inn Gulf Breeze. It features a private beach and convenient access to all of the...

Expectations Exceeded
We chose this hotel for its location for all things to do in the local area (there's a Scuba Dive Centre next door). The price was exceptionally cheap so we didn't expect much. However our...
Jan 5, 2016