The Downtown Pensacola hotels cater to business and leisure travelers alike. Large modern hotels with lots of facilities and upscale bed and breakfasts that occupy old Victorian homes are among the options, and at least one discount hotel offers downtown visitors the opportunity to save some money on lodging rates. Regardless of where you stay in Downtown Pensacola, there will be plenty of attractions close by to enjoy, and getting out of the city for the fun on the side won't be difficult.
When a modern hotel with ample amenities is what you have in mind for your Downtown Pensacola lodging, it is hard to top the Courtyard by Marriott at 700 East Chase Street. A bright and cheery decor awaits in the 118 rooms and two suites at the Courtyard Pensacola Downtown. Flat-screen TVs are among the standard amenity highlights, and the high-speed Internet access is free. Outside of the well-equipped rooms and suites, guests will find an outdoor pool and patio area, an excellent exercise room, two meeting rooms, a lobby bar, and a café that serves breakfast between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. A number of good Pensacola restaurants are within easy reach if you need to grab something for lunch or dinner.
Also worth moving to the top of your Downtown Pensacola hotels list is the Crowne Plaza Pensacola Grand (pictured). This fifteen-story hotel in the heart of the city mixes history with modern convenience. A historic railroad depot now serves as a lobby at the Crowne Plaza Pensacola, and it also features a restaurant and lounges. Even if you aren't staying at the hotel, it is worth dropping by for a drink or meal. As for guests, they choose from 210 guest units, the likes of which are cozy and well-equipped. Complimentary Internet access, a flat-screen TV, and a mini fridge to store drinks and snacks in are found in each and every guest unit. Room service until 11 p.m. is just one more perk, and the premium bedding encourages a good night's sleep. Facilities include meeting and banquet venues, a heated pool, and a fitness room. Situated at 200 East Gregory Street, it can be found in the attractive Seville Historic District.
If having a full kitchen in your room and enjoying a free full breakfast in the morning sounds good, then the Residence Inn Pensacola Downtown is not to be overlooked. This hotel at 601 East Chase Street is an all-suite hotel, and full kitchens come standard. Guests also enjoy separate living and sleeping areas, and the upscale edge of the decor in every suite only adds to the appeal. You can choose to book a studio suite, a one-bedroom suite, or a two-bedroom suite. Multiple TVs and telephones are found in the one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites. Room service is available through a nearby restaurant, and guests can also take advantage of a free grocery shopping service. There are also facilities like an outdoor pool, an exercise room, and a guest laundry room.
It's not all about the chain brand hotel in Downtown Pensacola. Take the Sole Inn and Suites, for example. Found in the heart of Downtown Pensacola at 200 North Palafox Street, this hotel opened in 2009 and offers the retro appeal of the 1950s. It is unique to say the least, and you might be surprised at how friendly the rates are. Included in these rates is breakfast in the morning and cocktails in the evening.
Also worth considering if you are trying to find a more unique Downtown Pensacola lodging is the Springhill Guesthouse. This upscale bed and breakfast at 903 North Spring Street enjoys a lovely North Hill neighborhood location, and the home it occupies was built by the wealthy Forbes family back in 1900. There are only three suites at the Springhill Guesthouse, and they are all sublime. As is true of the Pensacola hotels in general, the rates at this rather luxurious B&B are more than fair, and it doesn't hurt that breakfast is included.
When saving on rates is the main aim and you are looking to stay in the Downtown Pensacola area, then the Days Inn Hotel at 710 North Palafox Street deserves some attention. This cheap Pensacola hotel might not offer the most luxurious rooms around, but you can hardly beat the rates, especially when you consider the fact that they include breakfast and high-speed Internet access. If you don't mind staying a little outside of the downtown area, there are a bunch of discount motels just five miles north in the University Mall complex. Davis Highway and Interstate 10 converge in this area.