The Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach hotel will make you feel happy from the moment you set your flip-flopped foot inside our door. We’re here for you and yours, offering the amenities you need to plan the perfect vacation – or host the best business meeting.
From your private balcony or the terrace of our ample 10,000 square foot event space, take in dazzling views of the sparkling waters and shimmering sands of Pensacola Beach – recently named No. 5 of all U.S. beaches by TripAdvisor. Its natural beauty is offset by our bright, modern lobby and stylish, comfortable guest rooms – including colorful Kids’ Suites designed with your family in mind.
We’re all about fun here at the Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach hotel, and you’ll feel it from the front desk to the pool deck. Our pool is the best on the beach, with cascading waterfalls and a 250-foot seasonally heated Lazy River. There’s no reason to leave the resort, with Riptides Sports Grill and Beachfront Tiki Bar serving up delicious dining and crafty cocktails seven days a week.
If you do decide to get out, we’re within walking distance of the beach’s best restaurants, nightlife and activities including charter fishing, paddle boarding, sailing, kayaking and biking.
We’re also a quick drive to regional attractions such as the National Naval Aviation Museum, Fort Pickens, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Historic Downtown Pensacola, Pensacola Lighthouse, Blue Wahoos Baseball Stadium, Veterans Memorial Park and the Saenger Theatre.
No matter what you like to do, we can point you in the right direction. Read our reviews here for even more of an idea of the fun you’re about to experience.
When you start your day with a smile on your face, there’s no telling where it might take you.
Our Pensacola Beach hotel deal gets you two chairs and an umbrella from Lazy Days Beach Rentals during every day of your stay. Great service and local guide advice from your beach service attendant will be icing on the cake. We'll give you a stocked soft sided cooler to make this package even more fun! Lay and play, all stay long.book now
Romance your sweetheart at the beach this Valentine's Day! Package includes breakfast in bed for 2, chocolates, champagne & leisurely late check out.book now
This package has got you covered like SPF 70. When you check in you'll receive two Sun Bum Day Tripper box sets(packed with our favorite brand of sunscreen, cool down lotion & lip balm) and two extra large, extra plush, super cool, souvenir beach towels.book now
When the weather is warm on Pensacola Beach, the pirates and the mermaids come out at the Holiday Inn Resort.Read More
There's nothing lazy about the beach attendants on Pensacola Beach. Every day, the team at Lazy Days Beach Rentals, founded by Bill Patterson and managed by Ashley Curd, rises before the sun and starts to work putting out the bright blue cushions that have become synonymous with relaxation on our shores.Read More
You know us for our sun, our sand and our shimmering shores. (Say that three times fast.) But did you know there’s more to entertain your family beyond our beautiful beaches?Read More
Naval Live Oaks Reservation is a great place to hike, bike or kayak.Read More
Blackwater River is the premier destination for kayaking, canoeing and tubing on the Gulf Coast.Read More
Fort Pickens was one of only four forts located in the South to be completely controlled by the Union Army.Read More
Pensacola is certainly well-known for its beautiful white sands, but just a short trip across the Pensacola Bay and you can be transported back in time at The Historic Pensacola Village just downtownRead More
Pensacola is reaching for the sky with a new attraction that will have kids and grownups literally jumping for joy.Read More
Trying to decide where to eat today? There's no need to flounder. There are many beach restaurants to choose from, several within walking distance of our beachfront hotel.Read More
Pensacola is a beach town. To be honest, there are few places you couldn't take the kids to eat with you. But to be even more honest, do you want to spend a bunch of money and get all dressed up to go somewhere your children are going to be miserable? No, we didn't think so.Read More
If you’re out on the beach and you wonder why tiny holes dot the shore, come back after dark. There’s a little crab who digs these tunnels, some four feet deep into the sand. Small and iridescent, you’ll rarely see them poke their heads out during the day, because they’re very susceptible to dehydration. (Also, they’re not keen on becoming a seagull’s lunch.)Read More
Long ago in Downtown Pensacola, the sweet, sad vibrato of legends like B.B. King rose like smoke from clubs lining the streets of historic Belmont-DeVilliers.Read More
Maybe you didn’t come to the beach to spend your time inside a boring museum. We get it. But if you can make an exception for a museum that’s far from boring, the National Naval Aviation Museum makes its home right here in Pensacola, Florida.Read More
There’s something fun happening every day at Riptides Sports Grill at Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach Florida. Come join us for the best food and drink specials on Pensacola Beach!Read More
The Waterboyz tradition originated with a close-knit gang of elite level surfers living on Pensacola Beach in the eighties. Sean says, “We were cream of the crop surfers and hosted competitions but it was really more about the lifestyle. We took care of each other, worked together, ate together, hosted huge parties and raised hell. We were running our own little show and having more fun than everyone else.”Read More
In June 2005, Ron Ladner was fueling his boat at a bait shop in Pass Harbor, Mississippi when the shop's owner told him he was selling. Ron immediately thought about how cool it would be to install a kitchen and serve fresh seafood, burgers and cocktails Key West style.Read More
As our white sand beaches naturally get all the hype, don’t ignore the events held year-round downtown Pensacola that are stories unto themselves.Read More
Ashton Howard was like any other kid growing up in small town America. But his journey from the white sands of the Gulf Coast to the rocky cliffs of the Pacific Ocean shaped his life and his art - which now ‘hangs ten’ on walls from here to Japan.Read More
It’s not supposed to rain in the Sunshine State! Yet many of our sunny summer days are broken up by an afternoon shower. So when the sky falls, we’ve got you covered – like an umbrella.Read More
If you want to live like the locals live, you need to eat what they eat, drink what they drink … visit the secret spots that make a place special.Read More
Williams has been fishing in Pensacola since he was a little boy, but it wasn’t until 2010 that he cast his line into the charter business. After graduating from University of West Florida, he decided to take a risk and try to make money as a professional angler.Read More