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Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hotel was very good but did not really enjoy the games played when booking and upon arrival. After booking King room with view contacted hotel said room would be on 2nd floor. Would not assist to get upper floors, hotel staff said call travel company as they could not help. Later booking changed to Queen room with view by Orbitz customer service, to get upper rooms views. Called hotel again to request upper floors, they said it would be noted. Upon arrival said they were upgrading me to a King room which again on the 2nd floor. Gave history, which they checked and finally agreed to give me a Queen room as booked on fifth floor as the did not want to open up higher floors I would presume for cleaning. Breakfast was good big variety. Watched other guest devour substantial amounts of food items every morning. Breakfast staff was friendly along with other employees meet during the stay. Dealing with all employees was very pleasant and hotel was very clean.

It was completely wonderful and the view is the best

The staff from the front desk to the breakfast attendants and housekeepers were very friendly and pleasant. The room was clean and well supplied, and the beds comfortable. The complimentary breakfast is better than most, with cheese omelets, bacon, sausage, gravy and biscuits, along with the normal pancakes, juices, cereal, sweet rolls and fruit. All rooms have a beach view, which is nice. The only negative thing is that the balconies are small and too boxed in, and that the room A/C vents hot air to the balcony, which is stifling on a hot day. very uncomfortable.

This was the 2nd time there & we loved it ! Close to everything but far enough away for privacy !

Great decision to pick up this hotel in Pensacola Beach. All rooms are gulf front that gave us a wonderful view even after sunset and a beautiful sound of waves. Recommend this hotel!!!!!!!

I was satisfied with this hotel. The breakfast was great, and all the rooms have the beach view. Which is totally worth it.

Very nice older hotel. Fantastic beach view and far enough away from the crowds along Pensacola Beach's main drag.

Great place to stay outside all the high traffic places.

Great hotel. Good breakfast. Staff was very Friendly. Love the towels for the pool and beach. Great location for the beach.

Very pleased with our stay at this Holiday Inn Express... Room, staff, breakfast were outstanding. Location was perfect, close to the heart of Pensacola Beach... right on the beach all rooms have a great balcony. Absolutely... will stay here again.

Good location. Great staff. Clean rooms. No restaurant or bar. I am told that Holiday Inn Express does not allow restaurants or bars in their hotels. Anyway, that kept the party types out.

Great location with super restaurants nearby. All rooms have view of ocean from balcony. Absolutely perfect

It was very clean, the staff was very friendly, good breakfast choices, very convenience location to the beach and great view to the ocean, the sunrise is very expectacular

Experience was great, people were great but if I'm gonna spend almost 275 for one night I really expected a little more. Front staff was more than helpful and the gulf facing rooms are great.

My stay at the Holiday Inn Express on Pensacola beach was so relaxing and comfortable. The location was perfect for walking to the boardwalk and surrounding restaurants. The staff was very pleasant and accommodating and the other patrons were friendly. Rooms were clean and well maintained. My family had a fantastic vacay!

Beautiful hotel, each room has a balcony and gulf view, extremely nice stuff, nice room with a fridge, nice breakfast, tea/coffee/ oranges round the clock. A little further away from the restaurants/shops, lacks indoor pool and jacuzzi.

Staff members are friendly. Good breakfast. You can get late check out.

This was our second stay here and it will probably not be our last. The hotel is a little away from the main hotel strip so the beach area is not too crowded. The breakfast was wonderful and the staff were terrific. Best of all is that all the rooms have a balcony on the beach and are very clean. Our new favorite on Pensacola Beach.

Great location and wonderful & cooperative staff. That includes not only the front desk, but the folks who clean the rooms and attend to the grounds. If you want beach...and quiet, this is the place to go! We came to escape the winter in NH, and were not disappointed!! This isn't a fancy shmancy place like in a big city, with a ton of services and distractions, but it is a clean, comfortable and well kept place with all the rooms having an ocean view!! Don't expect a night life....all beaches. Staff is attentive to details and go out of their way to accommodate your needs. Plenty of parking! While no restaurant on site, they provide a breakfast with virtually everything you might want. This hotel is not surrounded by other hotels so you have plenty of room and you never feel crowded. If you are not a beach walker, a nice wide sidewalk on the street is where the bikers, runners and joggers are and you can go for miles!! Some really solid restaurants are within walking distance, or at best a couple of minutes car ride and National Park Service, Fort Pickens, is down the end of the island with some absolutely pristine beaches. If there is a downside.....they need more lounge chairs on the deck! The chair-umbrella rentals operating on the beach are a bit pricy. The other issue was the WiFi service was sketchy at best in the room, but was OK in the lobby. They do have a computer and printer for hotel guests. Overall..... we enjoyed our stay very much and would gladly return. This may be the best kept secret on Pensacola Beach. The best value I've seen in quite a while.

This was a Beautiful Hotel with excellent service! We had an unexpected layover so we had no combs, deodorant, Toothpaste or tooth brushes...This hotel set us up. Great people. Would go back again anytime!

333 Fort Pickens Road Pensacola Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach places you within a leisurely stroll of Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier and Portofino Boardwalk. This 76-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. It's on the beach and also close to Gulf Islands National Seashore and Shoreline Park.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast.


Rooms

The 76 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free newspapers, free local calls, and safes are also standard.


Property features

At Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Helpful staff can provide dry cleaning/laundry services, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a 24-hour business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and a library.

Room options

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach

Everyone (5) Couples (30) Business (3) Family (25) Other (2) Friends (2)
5

nice hotel good beach views from all rooms

Everyone

Hotel was very good but did not really enjoy the games played when booking and upon arrival. After booking King room with view contacted hotel said room would be on 2nd floor. Would not assist to get upper floors, hotel staff said call travel company as they could not help. Later booking changed to Queen room with view by Orbitz customer service, to get upper rooms views. Called hotel again to request upper floors, they said it would be noted. Upon arrival said they were upgrading me to a King room which again on the 2nd floor. Gave history, which they checked and finally agreed to give me a Queen room as booked on fifth floor as the did not want to open up higher floors I would presume for cleaning. Breakfast was good big variety. Watched other guest devour substantial amounts of food items every morning. Breakfast staff was friendly along with other employees meet during the stay. Dealing with all employees was very pleasant and hotel was very clean.

By , from Dallas TX on Jul 19, 2017

5

loved our stay

Everyone

It was completely wonderful and the view is the best

By on Mar 20, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 10, 2017

Thank you! Hurry back.

4

nice place to stay on the beach.

Everyone

The staff from the front desk to the breakfast attendants and housekeepers were very friendly and pleasant. The room was clean and well supplied, and the beds comfortable. The complimentary breakfast is better than most, with cheese omelets, bacon, sausage, gravy and biscuits, along with the normal pancakes, juices, cereal, sweet rolls and fruit. All rooms have a beach view, which is nice. The only negative thing is that the balconies are small and too boxed in, and that the room A/C vents hot air to the balcony, which is stifling on a hot day. very uncomfortable.

By , from Gulfport, MS on Sep 24, 2016

5

love the location ! can't wait for next trip ..

Everyone

This was the 2nd time there & we loved it ! Close to everything but far enough away for privacy !

By , from Oxford, MD on Aug 30, 2016

Review comment responded on Sep 6, 2016

We LOVE the word Love in reviews about our hotel. Thank you and hurry back!

5

fantastic hotel!

Everyone

Great decision to pick up this hotel in Pensacola Beach. All rooms are gulf front that gave us a wonderful view even after sunset and a beautiful sound of waves. Recommend this hotel!!!!!!!

By , from Houston, TX on Feb 19, 2016

Review comment responded on Feb 24, 2016

We are SO happy you enjoyed your stay! We hope you will return again and again!

4

relaxing

Couples

I was satisfied with this hotel. The breakfast was great, and all the rooms have the beach view. Which is totally worth it.

By on Oct 22, 2015

5

great overnight stay.

Couples

Very nice older hotel. Fantastic beach view and far enough away from the crowds along Pensacola Beach's main drag.

By on Aug 31, 2015

4

great staff and overall team

Couples

Great place to stay outside all the high traffic places.

By on Aug 12, 2015

5

family vacation 2015

Families

Great hotel. Good breakfast. Staff was very Friendly. Love the towels for the pool and beach. Great location for the beach.

By on Aug 2, 2015

5

great balcony view!

Couples

Very pleased with our stay at this Holiday Inn Express... Room, staff, breakfast were outstanding. Location was perfect, close to the heart of Pensacola Beach... right on the beach all rooms have a great balcony. Absolutely... will stay here again.

By on Jul 12, 2015