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Best Pensacola Family Hotels

Waterscape 4th Flr 1 Bedroom w Bunks -on the Beach-
Great for families
4.9/5Exceptional! (51 reviews)
Families like: private pool, kitchen, on the beach, close to beach
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"This was an excellent place to stay for our first family vacation. Our 2 year old enjoyed everything from the kids pool to the sandy beach. The room was very clean and exactly what we were expecting based off the pictures."…"

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

Waterscape 4th Flr 1 Bedroom w Bunks -on the Beach-
Margaritaville Beach Hotel
Great for families
4 out of 5
165 Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach, FL
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The price is $220 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
4.7/5Exceptional! (987 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, on the beach, bicycle rentals, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...

"It was great that there was no carpet in the rooms, room was really clean and we loved our stay."…"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2020

Margaritaville Beach Hotel
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Navarre Beach
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
8375 Gulf Blvd, Navarre, FL
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The price is $139 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4
4.7/5Exceptional! (734 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, lazy river, on the beach, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...

"Fantastic property. Clean and easy access beach. Enjoyed it"…"

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Navarre Beach
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SpringHill Suites Pensacola
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
487 Creighton Road, Pensacola, FL
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The price is $119 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
4.6/5Exceptional! (562 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, extra beds/cribs, laundry
Travelers say...

"The front desk staff was amazing. Anytime we needed towels we had to go ask for them but you can smell the bleach from the wash room which means they took cleaning serious. The shower walls were a little dirty also in one of the queen beds there was hair under the blanket which we never touched. ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

SpringHill Suites Pensacola
Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach
Great for families
3 out of 5
14 Via De Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach, FL
The price is $119 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 2
4.5/5Wonderful! (986 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, lazy river, game room, on the beach
Excellent beach hotel !

"Very nice hotel right on the beach. Great swimming pool and tiki bar. Very nice room. The tv was ridiculously small, almost comical. Other big hotel chains are installing huge tv’s, this Holiday Inn needs to catch up !! The hotel is also starting to show its age, but only just a little bit. It’s ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2020

Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach
Portofino Island Resort
Great for families
4 out of 5
10 Portofino Drive, Pensacola Beach, FL
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4.4/5Wonderful! (457 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pools, kids club, kitchen, babysitting
Travelers say...

"It was a beautiful resort with excellent amenities."…"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Portofino Island Resort
Best Western Navarre Waterfront
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
8697 Navarre Pkwy, Navarre, FL
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The price is $76 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
4.4/5Excellent! (967 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, close to beach, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...

"I liked view near this place, quite and pleasant. It had limited breakfast"…"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2020

Best Western Navarre Waterfront
Best Western Ft. Walton Beachfront
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
380 Santa Rosa Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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The price is $99 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
4.4/5Excellent! (952 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, on the beach, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...

"Great service, has a wonderful view And very clean room"…"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

Best Western Ft. Walton Beachfront
Pensacola Grand Hotel
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
200 E Gregory Street, Pensacola, FL
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4.3/5Excellent! (1,908 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, laundry
Travelers say...

"Beautiful old hotel. Loved the history and historic beauty. However, the room was a non-smoking room but smelled like cigarette smoke. There was also not a coffee maker in the room. The room could have used a little updating. We stayed in one of the executive rooms. But still loved the stay and would ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Pensacola Grand Hotel
Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
2 Via De Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach, FL
The price is $112 per night from Jan 4 to Jan 5
4.2/5Excellent! (1,105 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, on the beach, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family
Travelers say...

"It was nice but a little cold. The breakfast options could be better."…"

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2020

Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Pensacola West, FL
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
2607 Wilde Lake Blvd, Pensacola, FL
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The price is $80 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 24
4.2/5Very Good! (993 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travelers say...

"Very nice everything clean I really liked This place"…"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Pensacola West, FL
Hilton Pensacola Beach
Great for families
4 out of 5
12 Via De Luna Dr, Pensacola Beach, FL
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The price is $114 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 10
4.1/5Very Good! (989 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, kids club, on the beach, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...

"Nice big pool, easy check in. Great beach access."…"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Hilton Pensacola Beach
Best Western Beachside Resort
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
16 Via de Luna Dr, Pensacola Beach, FL
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4/5Very Good! (1,048 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pools, playground, on the beach, bicycle rentals nearby
Travelers say...

"Great location! We loved the easy beach access and our room was very clean and up to date. Will stay again."…"

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

Best Western Beachside Resort
At Home Inn & Suites
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
6550 Pensacola Boulevard, Pensacola, FL
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The price is $64 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4
4/5Very Good! (1,312 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, extra beds/cribs, laundry
Travelers say...

"Great"…"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2020

At Home Inn & Suites
Mainstay Suites
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
7230 Plantation Rd, Pensacola, FL
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The price is $71 per night from Dec 27 to Dec 28
3.9/5Very Good! (528 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, kitchen, extra beds/cribs, laundry
fun

"Great"…"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2020

Mainstay Suites
Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin
Great for families
3 out of 5
573 Santa Rosa Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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The price is $82 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4
3.9/5Good! (1,299 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pools, waterslide, game room, on the beach
Travelers say...

"Hotel staff was Great, I wasn’t booked for ocean view but front desk guy, (sorry can’t remember his name) gave us Ocean view room! I was very appreciative of that and Thank Him so much especially due to this was my daughter’s 1st time in Destin. Room was nice but Ocean view made it Great. This hotel ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin
The Island by Hotel RL
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
Miracle Strip Parkway Southeast, 1500, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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The price is $99 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
3.8/5Good! (1,672 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, miniature golf, on the beach, laundry
Travelers say...

"Grounds were beautiful and well kept. Loved the pool deck room and great ocean view from the beach house tower. Room floors were sticky and dirty , otherwise the stay was perfect."…"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2020

The Island by Hotel RL
Surf & Sand Hotel
Great for families
2 out of 5
40 Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach, FL
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The price is $70 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
3.7/5Good! (1,507 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, close to beach, laundry
Travelers say...

"Such a cute hotel close to the beach and boardwalk!"…"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

Surf & Sand Hotel
Quality Inn & Suites Pensacola Bayview
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
7601 Scenic Highway, Pensacola, FL
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The price is $65 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 11
3.7/5Good! (966 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, close to beach, extra beds/cribs, laundry
Travelers say...

"Our stay was very nice and the staff were excellent!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2020

Quality Inn & Suites Pensacola Bayview
Emerald Coast Inn And Suites
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
1214 Miracle Strip Pkwy Se, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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The price is $71 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 2
3.7/5Good! (952 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, close to beach, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travelers say...

"I really like this hotel! This is my second time staying here and both times were great! The rooms are very spacious and comfortable. Really close to the beach. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone."…"

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2020

Emerald Coast Inn And Suites
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Family Friendly Hotels with Indoor Pools

Ashton Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
910 North Navy Blvd., Pensacola, FL
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3.5/5Good! (985 reviews)

"Personable employees at the front desk. Close to some dank Mexican food. Soap bars smelled great. Toilet was loose on the flange room 236 y’all fix that ish. Kinda dirty under the seat too... Comfy beds. Fridge kept my beer cold. May have found a single curly pube in the shower... great value."…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

Ashton Inn & Suites
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Pensacola West, FL
2.5 out of 5
2607 Wilde Lake Blvd, Pensacola, FL
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The price is $80 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 24
4.2/5Very Good! (993 reviews)

"Very nice everything clean I really liked This place"…"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Pensacola West, FL
Hyatt Place Pensacola Airport
3 out of 5
161 Airport Ln, Pensacola, FL
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The price is $103 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
4.2/5Excellent! (984 reviews)

"Even though right on airport property, had terrific insulation because could not hear the planes at all"…"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2020

Hyatt Place Pensacola Airport
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Navarre Beach
2.5 out of 5
8375 Gulf Blvd, Navarre, FL
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The price is $139 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4
4.7/5Exceptional! (734 reviews)

"Fantastic property. Clean and easy access beach. Enjoyed it"…"

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Navarre Beach
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Family friendly Hotels with Connecting Rooms

Best Western Beachside Resort
2.5 out of 5
16 Via de Luna Dr, Pensacola Beach, FL
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4/5Very Good! (1,048 reviews)

"Great location! We loved the easy beach access and our room was very clean and up to date. Will stay again."…"

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

Best Western Beachside Resort
At Home Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
6550 Pensacola Boulevard, Pensacola, FL
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The price is $64 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4
4/5Very Good! (1,312 reviews)

"Great"…"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2020

At Home Inn & Suites
Baymont by Wyndham Pensacola
2.5 out of 5
7330 Plantation Rd, Pensacola, FL
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The price is $62 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
2.7/5 (980 reviews)

"The room was clean and the up keep of the hotel was in good condition"…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Baymont by Wyndham Pensacola
Best Western Ft. Walton Beachfront
2.5 out of 5
380 Santa Rosa Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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The price is $99 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
4.4/5Excellent! (952 reviews)

"Great service, has a wonderful view And very clean room"…"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

Best Western Ft. Walton Beachfront
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Where Should We Stay in Pensacola?

The historic destination of Pensacola is a great choice if you've been thinking about a vacation with the kids. The beaches, entertainment, and festivals are just some of the things that make this an interesting destination for family trips. Fly into Pensacola, FL (PNS-Pensacola Intl.), which is the closest airport, or Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS-Northwest Florida Regional), which is located 40.1 mi (64.5 km) from the city center. Pensacola has 203 kid-friendly hotels and other accommodations so you'll have a variety of options when you're deciding where you should stay.

Vacationing families have good things to say about these accommodations:

The Island, by Hotel RL: Offers 2 outdoor pools, 5 restaurants, and free parking. Guests like the overall comfort and central location at this 3-star resort.

Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin - Features 2 outdoor pools, a free kids' club, and a restaurant. This 3-star hotel is popular with guests for its overall comfort.

Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach - Offers a lazy river, a children's pool, and a restaurant. Guests like the breakfast options at this 3-star hotel.

Mainstay Suites - Offers in-room kitchens, free parking, and free full breakfast. Guests like the central location and breakfast options at this 2.5-star hotel.

When Should We Visit Pensacola?

You're probably hoping for good weather for your family vacation. You can use these tips to plan when to grab the kids and head to Pensacola.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June, and September, with an average temperature of 90°F
  • Coldest months: January, December, February, and November, with an average temperature of 44°F
  • Driest months: May, April, December, and January, with an average rainfall of 4.43 inches
  • Rainiest months: July, August, June, and September, with an average rainfall of 6.69 inches

What Should We See and Do in Pensacola?

While you are visiting Pensacola, you and the family might want to check out some interesting spots such as Saenger Theatre, Five Flags Speedway, and National Museum of Naval Aviation. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in the area's activities like Pensacola Naval Air Station, Historic Pensacola Village, and Pensacola Civic Center.

Pensacola is also known for its:
  • Beaches
  • Live music
  • Seafood
  • Theater
  • Historical sites
  • Hockey
  • Festivals
  • Entertainment
  • Architecture

Getting Around Pensacola

If you want to venture outside of the area, hop on a train at Pensacola Station. Pensacola may not have many public transit options to choose from so consider renting a car to explore more.

Frequently asked questions

What's Pensacola like for family-friendly vacations?
You might want to consider the historic destination of Pensacola if you’ve been thinking about a trip for the whole family. The beaches, entertainment, and museums are just some of the things that make this a good place for family vacations. Take to the air and fly into Pensacola Intl. Airport (PNS), which is the closest airport, or Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS), which is located 40.1 mi (64.5 km) from the center of Pensacola.
What's the best place to stay when traveling with kids to Pensacola?
Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features 2 outdoor pools and a restaurant. Other good options for your kid-friendly vacation include At Home Inn & Suites and Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach.
How many family-friendly hotels should I expect to find in Pensacola?
Expedia has 190 hotels in Pensacola that are rated for being family-friendly.
What's the weather like in Pensacola?
The hottest months are usually July and June with an average temp of 81°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 55°F. Average annual precipitation for Pensacola is 65 inches.
What's there to see and do with your family in Pensacola?
While you are vacationing in Pensacola, you and the family might want to see interesting spots such as Saenger Theatre and Cordova Mall. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in the area’s activities like Pensacola Naval Air Station, Historic Pensacola Village, and Pensacola Civic Center.

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