Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area, an IHG Hotel

Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area, an IHG Hotel

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#38 of 71 hotels in Pensacola
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel in Pensacola, FL near University of West Florida off I-10 Enjoy a Newly Renovated hotel featuring modern and dynamic concepts at our Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area on North Davis Hwy, located at Exit #13 off I-10 with quick access to downtown Pensacola. Our hotel is near the Pensacola Regional Airport (PNS), Pensacola Beach, Pensacola NAS, University of West Florida, and Pensacola Christian College. Our North Central Pensacola hotel off I-10 puts you close to numerous local attractions, such as Sam's Fun City, National Naval Aviation Museum, the beautiful Pensacola Beaches, and the Historic Pensacola downtown. Looking for some retail therapy? Head over to Cordova Mall or University Town Plaza. Enjoy easy access to several businesses as GE, International Paper, and Ellyson Industrial Park along with several major hospitals. Our hotel provides everything you need for a comfortable stay.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Patio
Business Centre with Internet Access
Banquet room
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Green
Languages Spoken
English
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Location

7813 N. Davis Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32514
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 37 out of 100
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Pensacola Regional Airport
Ft. Walton Beach Airport
66.7 km
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JSR_Adventures wrote a review Jun 2023
Fairhope, Alabama984 contributions1,008 helpful vote
Hotel's Favourite
4.0 of 5 bubbles
After several years of consistent bad experiences at IHG properties, we switch our hotel loyalty, along with the related credit card and stopped using both IHG properties and their credit card. In order to use up some accumulated points, we stayed here to catch an early flight the next morning. The property and the staff were above average and provide us with a positive IHG experience.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Brad P wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We came in for a nights after Red Snapper fishing, and I needed somewhere to freeze my fish. Rooms have real nice little beer fridges, but no freezer. After talking with the very nice bar tender "Vivian", She arranged it with the front desk and Kitchen Staff to let me leave my cooler in the deep freeze in the back. Fresh caught Red Snapper made it all the way back to Colorado!! Oh, and she pours a great Bourbon over a large whiskey ice sphere!! Thanks Vivian!!!
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Angela Allen, Guest Services / Front Office at Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area, an IHG Hotel
Responded 7 Jul 2020
Greetings, Thank you so much for staying with us!!! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay as well as our awesome Bartender Vivian! Vivian is a great addition to our Holiday Inn Team and we appreciate her. We're also happy you got to enjoy your freshly caught Red Snapper!!! Thanks again for staying with us, we look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Angela Allen Front Office Manager
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Gary_Roberson wrote a review Jan 2022
Yulee, Florida36 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a umpire training clinic at University of west Florida, Holiday Inn on North Davis Drive. 3 miles from college and plenty of restaurants to choose from on North Davis. Room was very large clean and comfortable, desk attendees very helpful friendly and courteous. had to check out a day early than reservation listed, I booked through Priceline a third-party. Chris at the desk on dayshift was very helpful in contacting Priceline to back out the charge. His customer service was very helpful and an asset to this Holiday Inn.
Gary
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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TrailTrekker15 wrote a review Oct 2022
Tallahassee, Florida5,087 contributions666 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed two nights at the Holiday Inn on Davis Hwy at I-10. The stay started out well with a spacious, quiet king suite. The room was clean as well. Initially staff were very kind and helpful. Breakfast was free since I am a Diamond IHG Rewards member. The breakfast was the quality of a Holiday Inn Express breakfast though and is not something I would have considered paying for. The stay tanked on the last day. I had requested a 1 pm check out at the front desk on arrival and been told they could do that. The guy had added it to my record. Just before 11 am, housekeeping pounds on my door telling me it’s check-out time. I told them I requested a late check out. The lady said she had no record of it and said she’d give me until 12 pm. She was very rude in her mannerisms as well. I was working remotely at the hotel and had to drop everything to pack up and find another location to finish up my work. It was extremely inconvenient. The biggest problem I have with this situation is the manager had previously approved it and without warning yanked it away. If IHG hotels cannot honor their word on late check-out, they need to quit touting it as a benefit. As someone who comes to Pensacola for work and leisure often, I will not be staying at this hotel again.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from IHG Service, Other at Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area, an IHG Hotel
Responded 17 Nov 2022
Hi TrailTrekker15, We appreciate you for choosing our Holiday Inn hotel brand for this trip and for sharing your feedback. I am glad to have been a host to one of our valued guests. I hope you are doing well. Our goal is to always deliver guest satisfaction and our high-quality standards in all aspects. I'm sorry to learn about the issues encountered during your stay. I made sure our Hotel Management team gets to read your post to serve as a reference for improvement. I hope you give us the chance to turn things around the next time you stay with us. All the Best, Glaiza G. Case Manager IHGService
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Alex F wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
customer service is simply unmatched when it comes to this hotel. Angela is by far my favorite and is always so polite and helpful whenever I call, not to mention she is always seeing how she can help make our stay even better! I know I can always count on them, plus the bartender Mark is fun and inviting. The best holiday inn I have ever stayed at and I’m a spire member!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from AngelaAllenn, Front Desk Supervisor at Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area, an IHG Hotel
Responded 11 Feb 2020
alexfU3915BE Thank you for staying with us!!! and thank you for the kind words about our staff and myself. It's always nice to see your face and we appreciate your business. Mark is an amazing bartender and he likes to see you come as well. Thanks again, Angela Allen Front Desk Supervisor
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Fishheadfwb wrote a review Nov 2020
Fort Walton Beach, Florida27 contributions7 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here twice. Signs everywhere about mandatory masks but very lax staff regarding wearing masks. Dont advertise if you dont follow. And hallway hoise is terrible. Room was nice. Clean but no identifying notes of following any safety cleaning. Wait until things calm down if you want to stay here.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from IHG Service, Other at Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area, an IHG Hotel
Responded 8 Dec 2020
Hi Fishheadfwb, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for posting a candid review. I was very concerned to read your comments about our staff not wearing masks and the noise from the hallway among the others. I understand your dismay, and I am sorry. This is not the joy of travel that we wanted for all our guests. I will make sure to share your comments with our team for the necessary improvements needed on our end. Thanks again, and I still hope you would give us another chance in the future. Mike F. Case Manager IHGService
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CMW wrote a review Apr 2024
3 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
While I had a good experience. I was disappointed that my confirmation email said the pool was closed. It was not. I would have brought our swimsuits. We had a king bed with a pull-out couch. Room was comfortable, fridge and microwave worked and bathroom was clean. We were actually traveling with a Navy JROTC group, competing at NAS Pensacola for JROTC Nationals.

Hotel was good for a group. The breakfast was pretty good, with a variety and fresh fruit. Elevators worked, were clean and efficient.

Unfortunately, for my friend, who was traveling with her husband and daughter was denied a room with a couch/pull-out bed. She had a confirmation from the hotel that she did indeed book that type of room. Hotel manager was belligerent to my friend and completely unaccommodating especially after the front desk clerk had told my friend that he could indeed move them to a different room. I was highly disappointed in that and the attitude of the manager.
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Date of stay: April 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Danielle F wrote a review 9 Jun
34 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Room is nice but they gave us the wrong room. The BREAKFAST IS AWFUL and COLD even coffee! You have to PAY and it’s just a typical free breakfast anywhere else in the country except they didn’t have pancakes or waffles. Shameful to charge for it
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Date of stay: June 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Room clean. Staff not helpful. Breakfast horrible!
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Texasyoungin wrote a review Jun 2021
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel obviously not well managed. After driving 9 hours we arrived at this hotel at 8:30 pm. Upon arrival, reception was not busy and we were ignored while the two people behind the desk carried on their own conversation. At check in we never received a greeting, information of our room location, elevator, WiFi, breakfast. We asked for later check out and were given from 11 to 12. The funeral we were attending was not until 3.
Breakfast is $12. At $400 a night, breakfast should have been free. I asked for the manager and was told she did not come in until 3. The room was ok, but not $400 a night. The hotel lobby was a mess: screaming kids, dogs and people laying around all over the furniture. Actually, I felt some people there were not paying guest. Not a good atmosphere. This hotel could use some customer service training.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Stay somewhere else!
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Response from IHG Service, Other at Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area, an IHG Hotel
Responded 28 Jun 2021
Hello Sherpa09440462305, Thank you for your stay and for taking the time to write us a review. We intend to make each stay top notch. I'm sorry to read this was not the case on your recent visit due to the issues encountered at check-in, the service provided by our staff, the breakfast, and the noise disturbances. Your insights are important to us and we appreciate the feedback you shared. I have made the hotel management aware of your concerns as a reference in improving our services to ensure an impeccable stay for all of our guest in the future. I also sent you a private message to further reach out to you and obtain more details. We hope you give us another try and to provide you with an outstanding stay that you deserve! Many thanks, Jonathan A Case Manager IHGService
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MissTeshaA wrote a review Jul 2020
Baton Rouge, Louisiana8 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall, my 1 night stay was wonderful. There were only two complaints. The U-Turn Restaurant closed earlier than posted on the sign and I even asked front desk while I was checking in what time did the restaurant and bar closed to confirm. The air conditioner in room 420 or 421 rattled. It was too late to pack everyone up and move so we just made it through the night.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Angela Allen, Guest Services / Front Office at Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area, an IHG Hotel
Responded 14 Jul 2020
Thank you for staying with us! We're glad you enjoyed your stay! We appreciate your feedback as well!!!
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Danielle F wrote a tip 9 Jun
34 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room clean. Staff not helpful. Breakfast horrible!"
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Eric W wrote a tip Nov 2023
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not eat the food, I saw with my own eyes the server smoking crack. Her name is Nichole"
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Texasyoungin wrote a tip Jun 2021
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay somewhere else!"
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1991KEB wrote a tip Dec 2020
Navarre, Florida1,534 contribution557 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"a corner room is wonderful."
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Traveler8N wrote a tip Dec 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada72 contributions182 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Any room, pretty much all the same"
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PRICE RANGE
S$199 - S$285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
114
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include JCPenney (0.7 km), Ross Dress for Less (0.8 km), and Burlington (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area, an IHG Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taqueria El Asador, Texas Roadhouse, and Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area, an IHG Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area, an IHG Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Veterans Memorial Park (10.5 km), St. Michael's Cemetery (10.2 km), and Fort George (9.7 km).
Is Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area, an IHG Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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