Pensacola Beach hotels

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What travelers to Pensacola Beach are saying

Pensacola Beach weather was gorgeous... We took morning walks along the beach and one evening after enjoying our dinner and drinks at the Casino Beach Bar and grille (cant get any closer to the sand while eating dinner) we walked back along the beach to our hotel. another night we had dinner at Crabs...we got 'em... it had great seafood and priced right...and right on the beach... Pensacola Beach has the best white sand and emerald green water... our trip to was awesome! so enjoyed relaxing with the sound of the waves for a few days. Can't wait to come back.
Martin Z. Jul 11, 2015
Pensacola beach is amazing. I had never been to the Gulf Coast before and was worried the water wouldn't be very nice. I was pleasantly surprised! The waster was clear and emerald green. The beach was beautiful white sand. We were able to see the Blue Angels practice a couple of days which was really nice, although they close the beaches to swimming for safety reasons.
Richard H. Jul 12, 2015
Pensacola Beach was good. My only complaint was that they could have cleaned the beach in front of the Hilton and Hampton hotels. They only cleaned by the Pier and Lifeguards. Other than that we had access to the beach, family activities and restaurants within walking distance.
Mark Jul 28, 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
Hilton Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach
4 hours ago 3 stars $114
Travelodge Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach
6 hours ago 2 stars $73
Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach
6 hours ago 3 stars $113
Pensacola Beach
1 day ago 3 stars $125
Days Inn Pensacola Beachfront
Pensacola Beach
3 days ago 2 stars $76
Margaritaville Beach Hotel
Pensacola Beach
3 days ago 3 stars $209
Holiday Inn Express PENSACOLA BEACH
Pensacola Beach
4 days ago 3 stars $163
The Portofino Resort And Spa
Pensacola Beach
4 days ago 3 stars $355
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach
14 days ago 3 stars $205

Recently Rated Pensacola Beach Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Pensacola Beach
4.2 / 5
119 reviews
3 stars $125
Holiday Inn Express PENSACOLA BEACH
Pensacola Beach
4.5 / 5
63 reviews
3 stars $163
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach
4.4 / 5
22 reviews
3 stars $205
Margaritaville Beach Hotel
Pensacola Beach
4.3 / 5
16 reviews
3 stars $209
The Portofino Resort And Spa
Pensacola Beach
3.5 / 5
2 reviews
3 stars $355
Days Inn Pensacola Beachfront
Pensacola Beach
3.5 / 5
75 reviews
2 stars $76
Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach
4.1 / 5
71 reviews
3 stars $113
Hilton Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach
3.7 / 5
63 reviews
3 stars $114
Travelodge Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach
3.1 / 5
79 reviews
2 stars $73
The Beach Club by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Pensacola Beach
3.8 / 5
5 reviews
3 stars $213

Featured Pensacola Beach Hotels

From $113

1 Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach

3 stars
4.1 / 5 71 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...

Great Family Trip
Great Location on Pensacola Beach with lots of activities and restaurants within walking distance. Normal Hampton Room but with Balcony view of the Gulf. Onsite Tiki Bar was also great for easy...
Jul 29, 2015
From $125


3 stars
4.2 / 5 119 reviews

14 Via De Luna Drive

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Situated overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach Gulf Front is a three-star property near the heart of the action on Pensacola Beach. The hotel is a smoke-free zone....

We had the best time!
Hotel is in a perfect location -- within walking distance to excellent restaurants, the boardwalk, the pier, and of course, the beach! The staff went out of their way at check-in, and their...
Aug 12, 2015
From $163

3 Holiday Inn Express PENSACOLA BEACH

3 stars
4.5 / 5 63 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...

Great staff and overall team
Great place to stay outside all the high traffic places.
Aug 12, 2015
From $76

4 Days Inn Pensacola Beachfront

2 stars
3.5 / 5 75 reviews

16 Via de Luna

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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...

Had a great trip
Pool were clean and very nice .The maids were so friendly and wonderful help. Could not have asked for a prettier beach. We are planning our vacation next year in the same place.
Aug 2, 2015
From $114

5 Hilton Pensacola Beach

3 stars
3.7 / 5 63 reviews

12 Via de Luna Drive

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....

Below Average stay.
The Hilton chain has always been one of my traveling staples. I was very disappointed with my room on this visit. It was dirty and I spent my first 20 minutes in the room cleaning up after the...
Jul 28, 2015
From $205

6 SpringHill Suites by Marriott Pensacola Beach

3 stars
4.4 / 5 22 reviews

24 Via De Luna

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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 $73

7 Travelodge Pensacola Beach

2 stars
3.1 / 5 79 reviews

40 Fort Pickens Rd

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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...

Family Trip
This hotel is just down right disgusting. First off when we arrived we were told we could only have one parking pass to park in the lot we came to Pensacola with two cars we were not told this...
Jul 15, 2015
From $209

8 Margaritaville Beach Hotel

3 stars
4.3 / 5 16 reviews

165 Fort Pickeus 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...

awesome beach hotel
hotel is in a great location with plenty good options on site and nearby for food or drinks
Aug 9, 2015
From $213

9 The Beach Club by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

3 stars
3.8 / 5 5 reviews

18 Via De Luna


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 $104

10 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,...

great stay for what we were there for . good location
Aug 9, 2015
From $74

11 Quality Inn & Suites Gulf Breeze

2 stars
2.9 / 5 53 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...

The hotel was affordable for us as retiree couple, the sunset was an a plus to our stay. The location is nperfect to access the other attractions in the Pensacola area. Definitely will stay again...
Apr 13, 2015
From $355

12 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