Pensacola Beach is famous for its white sands and the clear green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. TravelMag.com has compared more than two dozen beachfront hotels in Pensacola, Florida to find the best options in the area.
Our selections were based on location, amenities, and customer reviews of each hotel. The following three choices represent the best value that Pensacola Beach has to offer during its high season—you can travel there into the fall, but stay much later than that and it might be a bit too brisk for swimming.
From $205/ night
This hotel is situated just a two-minute walk from the beach and features a swimming pool with a waterfall, two hot tubs, and a 250-foot lazy river. Other amenities include a fitness center, free Wi-Fi, and an oceanfront terrace with a fire pit. The hotel is very kid-friendly, with seasonal children’s activities like poolside movie screenings or pirate and mermaid shows. A beachside grill and tiki bar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
From $229/ night
This beachside resort makes sure guests always have something to do. An onsite kids’ club keeps the children entertained while adults can take margarita-making classes or rent out paddleboards for a few hours out at sea. Two restaurants serve food all day—the beach bar adds live music on the weekends. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi, and a fitness center. The hotel is located less than a mile from the Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier and offers bike rentals for guests who’d rather pedal their way than take the walk.
From $130/ night
This hotel sits directly on the beach and is located a short walk from Quietwater Beach Boardwalk Charter Fishing and Dive Boats, perfect for guests who want a little adventure. Those who stay onsite can swim in the outdoor pool or lounge on the beach. The hotel offers free breakfast, parking and Wi-Fi to all its guests, and is situated a short drive from the Zoo of Northwest Florida. Be careful—despite its two-star rating, prices can balloon during the summer months. Best to go during the off season for the best deal.