7 Kid-Friendly Resorts In Pensacola Beach, Florida - Updated 2024

Priyanjali
Priyanjali 
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Planning family vacations can be a bit of a daunting task, yes. You need to plan for stuff that interests not just you, adults, but even your energetic little ones. So, here we come to your rescue and ask you to ditch the usual beach destinations and head along to the Pensacola Bay area in Florida. The place offers a wealth of natural beauty as well as hands-on physical activities, enough to fulfill every bit of the vacationer in you. And, not just you, even your kids will love it there. It may be a relaxing stroll along the pier or soaking in some fabulous views of the beachfront hotels, engaging in an energetic game of beach volleyball, or touring the interesting places around the bay, there are tons of fun things to do and choose from. While you get along planning the activities, guarantee yourself a trip with the little ones by going over these kid-friendly resorts in Pensacola Beach, Florida.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 09, 2024.

1. Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach (from USD 148)

Touted to be among the best kid-friendly resorts in the area is the Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach and not without good reason. They boast of some smashing options to keep little children amply entertained. Their seasonal poolside mermaid and pirate shows are a real hit, not just because they are a visual treat, but also interactive. And, there are several other supervised seasonal activities that they organize. Cool, ain’t it? Plus, what’s more? Head over to their Riptides Sports Grill and Beachfront Tiki Bar and you’ll not only get to enjoy some smashing cocktails and grub yourself, but meals for kids below 12 will be completely free! Quite a cracker of an option, this one. You might want to consider it seriously.

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Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach, an IHG Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 14 Via De Luna Drive
735 meters (0.5 ft) from Pensacola Beach Boardwalk

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre

2. Margaritaville Beach Hotel (from USD 127)

While all the rooms in Margaritaville Beach Hotel have unlimited access to WiFi and provide standard entertainment options, like a television, it is its other amenities that make it popular with the kids. Bicycles are available for hire at the resort, so you and your kids can easily go around exploring the area in this fun way. Else, you can also enroll the kids in paddleboard lessons and have them pick up a new skill while on holiday. Do note that these lessons are seasonal, so do check in with the concierge.

If your kids are into water sports, you can also opt for the resort’s Adventure Package, which includes dolphin cruises, fishing trips, snorkeling, and many other interesting activities. It is truly one of the best Pensacola Beach resorts for families. If all else doesn’t work, there’s also a Jolly Mon’s Play Area on-site, equipped with tons of kid-friendly stuff, where you can let the kids go wild!

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The Pensacola Beach Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: 165 Fort Pickens Road
679 meters (0.5 ft) from Pensacola Beach Boardwalk

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Terrace Non-smoking rooms

3. Kid-Friendly Hotels

Anything to ensure a happy kid. We know that all right. So, not just resorts, there are also these hotels you can can consider for yourself. They’re nothing less in terms of comfort as well as amenities and might just work out in case you have a limited budget.

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4. Surf & Sand Hotel (from USD 63)

Nothing says awesome more than being able to squeeze out the maximum value for the money you’ve paid. Here, at the Surf & Sand Hotel, you’ll find just that. While the hotel offers the standard private beach and swimming pool access, there’s more to that. Each reservation is inclusive of paddle-boarding lessons, beach bicycles, and kayaks for the guests to use… and that too at no extra cost! So, what are you waiting for? Go in for the Surf & Sand Hotel and you’ll not regret it.

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Surf & Sand Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille Visual Aid: Tactile

Address: 40 Fort Pickens Road
309 meters (0.2 ft) from Pensacola Beach Boardwalk

Parking Pets allowed 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Laundry Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Internet services

5. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Pensacola Beach (from USD 134)

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Pensacola Beach makes for another stunning choice of kid-friendly hotel on Florida Gulf Coast. Their spacious guest rooms provide for ample space for children to have a fun time indoors. Else, there’s jet skiing, parasailing, and several other fun water sports that the kids can conveniently indulge in. And, if not hardcore water sports, kids can hit up the 0.3m (1ft) deep kiddie swimming pool and also play with the beach toys available there. Apart from this, there’s also a ping-pong table and some board games that the guests can make full use of.

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SpringHill Suites Pensacola Beach

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 24 Via De Luna Dr
126 meters (413.0 ft) from Pensacola Beach Boardwalk

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Fishing Business centre

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6. Hilton Pensacola Beach (from USD 159)

The Hilton Pensacola Beach is another ideal kid-friendly stay option in Pensacola Beach that you can consider. While there’s a swimming pool for the kids to hit up, there are also several seasonal interactive activities that are held regularly. The hotel also runs what they call a ‘Kid’s Club’ – a day care-like facility that has all the makings of keeping your little one(s) busy as well as at ease even if you’re not around. The club supervisors/caretakers are present throughout and are great with looking after the kids. You can check in with the concierge about the club’s prices and leave your little ones there without a hassle.

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Hilton Pensacola Beach

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 12 Via de Luna Drive
626 meters (0.4 ft) from Pensacola Beach Boardwalk

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Terrace

7. Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach (from USD 139)

Enjoy the best of hospitality and comfort at the Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach, offering superb amenities and top-notch convenience for those of you travelling with kids. They too, like the Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach, host seasonal poolside shows for kids. Or, if not the shows, you can head for some snorkeling, diving, or fishing and make it a day for your little one and yourself. Plus, the hotel is a short distance from Northwest Florida’s zoo, so you can easily make a trip up there as well.

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Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach

9.3 User Rating Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 333 FORT PICKENS RD, Pensacola Beach, Pensacola Beach (FL), United States, 32561
800 meters (0.5 ft) from Pensacola Beach Boardwalk

Parking 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing Business centre

Best options for parents

A cranky child is any parent’s worst nightmare, right? We’ve made your lives a little easier by providing options for kid-friendly resorts in Pensacola Beach, Florida that offer some of the best facilities to keep your little ones busy. So, not just outdoors, they’ll have themselves a gala time even indoors. You can have yourself a rest while they go about frolicking… and that too within easy reach!

Looking for more places to stay? Check out some amazing Airbnb vacation rentals and Vrbo vacation rentals in Pensacola Beach.

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Frequently asked questions about kid-friendly resorts in Pensacola Beach, Florida

1. Which kid-friendly resorts in Pensacola Beach have a swimming pool?

Kids enjoy the pool as much as adults do. The kid-friendly resorts in Pensacola Beach that provide the splashing fun of a swimming pool are: i) Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach, ii) Margaritaville Beach Hotel, iii) Surf & Sand Hotel, and iv) SpringHill Suites by Marriott Pensacola Beach.

2. Which kid-friendly resorts in Pensacola Beach have Wi-Fi access?

Keeping your devices connected even during getaways is a necessity. In these kid-friendly resorts, you’ll never have to worry about being offline at Pensacola Beach: i) Hilton Pensacola Beach, ii) Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach, iii) Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach, and iv) Margaritaville Beach Hotel.

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