The Best Cheap Hotels to Book in Pensacola, Florida

An elevator is all that separates your suite from the beach at SpringHill Suites Pensacola Beach
An elevator is all that separates your suite from the beach at SpringHill Suites Pensacola Beach | Courtesy of SpringHill Suites Pensacola Beach / Expedia
Nick Dauk

You don’t need to spend an arm and a leg to have an unforgettable Florida trip. Gripping the end of the state’s panhandle, Pensacola has it all: sugar-sand beaches, thrilling amusement parks, and an arsenal of military museums for the history buffs. Keep your spending under control when you stay at one of these cheap hotels in Pensacola – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. At Home Inn and Suites

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Outdoor pool at Home Inn and Suites surrounded by palm trees and the hotel buildings
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Within 20 minutes of downtown, the airport, and the beach, choosing At Home Inn and Suites will also mean saving on gas. This affordable hotel off I-10 invites you to feel at home with its soft bedding, sparkling pool, and laid-back picnic area. Whether you spend your days at the beach or along the bay, you’ll rest easy here knowing you’re sticking to your budget.

2. Residence Inn by Marriott Pensacola Downtown

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Simple bedroom with a grey accent wall, a double bed and wooden furniture at Residence Inn by Marriott Pensacola Downtown
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Residence Inn by Marriott is a great hotel for a budget business trip. This extended stay hooks you up with a full kitchen, a separate living space, and a work area within your suite. Complimentary grocery delivery will help you save, and you’ll find affordable seafood appetizers at Fin & Fork across the street. Spend your evenings people-watching at one of the many bayfront parks.

3. Hotel Pensacola

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Suite with a blue accent wall, a double bed, a kitchenette, an in-room tub, an orange armchair and a writing desk at Hotel Pensacola
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You won’t have any trouble keeping the kids entertained and keeping your wallet closed at Hotel Pensacola. The outdoor pool will keep the family busy at all hours of the day, and a 20-minute drive takes you to Pensacola Beach, where every wave is free. When it’s time to treat the little ones, you’ll find cheap thrills including go-karts, arcade games, and laser tag at Sam’s Fun City next door.

4. SpringHill Suites Pensacola Beach

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Modern room with a double bed, a turquoise accent wall and a private balcony at SpringHill Suites Pensacola Beach
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You’ll only need a comfortable pair of flip-flops to enjoy your vacation at SpringHill Suites, as an elevator is all that separates your suite from the beach. Wander west with the sunset and spend the night window shopping on the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. Want to hit the jackpot without blowing your budget? The live music and cheap drinks at Casino Beach Bar are instant winners.

5. Hilton Pensacola Beach

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Two beachfront outdoor pools and blue sun loungers at Hilton Pensacola Beach
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Luxe lounging for less awaits you at Hilton Pensacola Beach. Even the basic rooms offer water views for you to savor. Don’t just stare at the cool currents: slip on your swimsuit and dive into the bay, the gulf, the hot tub, or one (or all) of the three pools. Just keep your towel close by in case you want to take a gander at the Luna Fine Art Gallery on the ground floor.

6. Days Inn by Wyndham Pensacola, Historic Downtown

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Beige, palm tree fringed exterior of Days Inn by Wyndham Pensacola
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Sit, stay and play with your pup at the pet-friendly and budget-friendly Days Inn by Wyndham. This hotel in historic downtown is surrounded by green spaces, including Bayview Dog Beach and Bartram Park, where your pooch can roll around freely. Cafes and restaurants are within walking distance, but you can save a little extra by stopping at Maria’s Fresh Seafood Market and cooking up dinner on the hotel’s barbecue grill.

7. Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach

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Modern bedroom with a double bed, a navy carpet and a private ocean-view balcony at Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach
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Budget-friendly on the beach? It’s no con: Holiday Inn Express puts you steps from the shore without having to shell out all your dollars. You’ll receive a complimentary breakfast in the morning, and if you’ve brought your fishing gear you might be able to lure in a free lunch down at the Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier (or at least buy a cheap fresh catch at Flounder’s Chowder House).

8. Comfort Inn Pensacola, University Area

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Outdoor pool in small inner courtyard at Comfort Inn Pensacola – University Area
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Comfort Inn knows all too well that there is no shortage of visitors to Pensacola operating on a college student’s budget. Surrounded by fast-food joints and discount stores that serve University of West Florida students well, Comfort Inn hooks you up with a free breakfast every morning. If rain clouds are threatening to ruin your beach day, you can save some gas and hang back at the outdoor pool.

For more options, discover our guide on the best hotels in Pensacola and book now on Culture Trip.

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