We absolutely loved our stay! We chose this location for two main reasons: each room is gulf view & it is about a mile away from the main beach strip. We wanted peace & quiet on the beach without a
crowded experience. The beach was absolutely perfect with white, soft sand & green waves. The water is a little choppy but mainly calm. We loved waking up to a beach view & then being able to enjoy time sitting on the balcony viewing the gulf.
The rooms are spacious, simple, & modern. There is a mini fridge, microwave, iron, blow dryer, and in our king room, there was a lovely chaise lounge as well. The bed was soft & comfortable & the bathroom has double vanities & a walk in shower. The room looked very chic & sophisticated. It was perfect for a romantic getaway.
We also loved the idea of walking only about 100 yards to the beach. Next to the pool, there is a "borrow bin". Guests leave unwanted items great for the beach, like beach chairs, umbrellas, sand castle buckets, etc.. We chose two chairs & headed to the beach each morning to tan. Again, the beach is MUCH less crowded than down the main strip. It was perfect & we were able to enjoy our privacy while enjoying the beach. If you'd like to rent chairs & umbrellas there is a service provided on the beach, but again, I'd check the borrow bin first.
The hotel has pretty good hot breakfast for free each morning. During our stay, there were bagels, biscuits, pancakes, grits, eggs, omelettes, sausage, bacon, & yogurt. Also there is fresh fruit & coffee & tea & water available all day. The front desk staff was great, especially Diamond. They provided great recommendations & directions.
You can take a 15 minute walk to the main strip or rent a bike for $15 per day and have it delivered to the hotel. The main strip has several restaurants & other hotels & stores. We loved the idea of having all that so close, but being tucked away in a quiet area.
One small but lovely touch is the marquee in the front of the hotel. Each day a new "happy birthday" or "happy anniversary" message was posted for a special guest. We will definitely make this our Pensacola Beach hotel! [Less]