Pet-Friendly Hotels in Pensacola, Florida

The Surf and Sand Hotel brings dog-friendly rooms and beach accessibility together
The Surf and Sand Hotel brings dog-friendly rooms and beach accessibility together | Courtesy of Surf and Sand Hotel / Expedia
Nick Dauk

With walkies on your doorstep and no end of creature comforts, you can bring Fido on your Florida trip with ease if you stay at one of these pet-friendly hotels in Pensacola, bookable on Culture Trip.

With sugar sand beaches, Naval Air Stations and three state borders minutes away, Pensacola has become a landing strip for a variety of vacationers. Can’t bear the thought of leaving your cuddly creature back at home while you live the good life on the Gulf? Bring them and leave your worries instead; these hotels in Pensacola will treat you and your four-legged friend to a pet-friendly Panhandle stay.

1. Mainstay Suites

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A bed with bedside tables and lamps in a hotel room at M Stay Suites
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The dog days of summer seem to last all year in the Florida sun. Thankfully, Mainstay Suites will keep you and your canine cool. There’s no shame in spending all day floating around the pool while your doberman curls up in your king suite. If you think you two can beat the heat, shoot down the I-10 to Lonnie G. Jones Dog Park for a bit of fun in the sun.

2. Hyatt Place Pensacola Airport

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Seating in the large and spacious lobby at Hyatt Place Pensacola Airport
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Right across from the terminal, Hyatt Place is super convenient for quick fly-bys to Pensacola. A high-floor king suite gives you room to stretch out and a separate cozy corner for your border collie. Not only is the Roger Scott Dog Park a block away, but you’re also within a 10-minute drive of the Bayview Dog Beach, where you can both cool off in the water.

3. At Home Inn and Suites

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Patio furniture and sunbeds at the outdoor pool at At Home Inn and Suites in Pensacola
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Close to the highway yet within a leash-length of downtown Pensacola, At Home Inn & Suites is dedicated to keeping your tail wagging every moment of your stay. There’s a barbecue grill and picnic area perfect for spoiling your pooch with lunch in the sun. Want to head to a people-only destination the next day? Let Spot run wild at Camp Bow Wow while you spend the day on Pensacola Beach.

4. Clarion Inn

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The outdoor pool, sunbeds, umbrellas and tables with chairs at Clarion Inn in Pensacola
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Go ahead and loosen up your pup’s collar at Clarion Inn. Its laid-back hotel rooms invite you to kick back and rest up together, while the Waffle House next door makes it effortless to grab a meal any time of the day. When Lassie is all rested, brew up a cup of coffee, snag a complimentary Grab ’n‘ Go breakfast and head down to Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park for some scent trailing through a wet prairie.

5. Red Roof Inn and Suites Pensacola – NAS Corry

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A bed, desk, chair, and chest of drawers with TV in a hotel room at Red Roof Inn and Suites Pensacola – NAS Corry
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Jet over to the National Naval Aviation Museum with ease when you book a room at the Red Roof Inn & Suites. This pet-friendly hotel is also budget-friendly, to keep both your dog and your spending on a secure leash. When you want to give Fido a little room to run, spend the evening by the flat waters of the Bayou, or take the 1mi (1.6km) walk down to the Bark Park Dog Park at Lexington Park.

6. Surf and Sand Hotel

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The outdoor pool, lined by blue sun loungers and palm trees, at Surf and Sand Hotel, with a view of the ocean
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Pensacola Beach is all about fun – and this hotel knows it. Rooms are supremely unserious, decked out in suntan lotion-bottle shades of teal and blue, with full-size surfboards affixed to the walls. There’s a microwave and mini-fridge in each room – for keeping doggy bags of leftover food fresh – and pups will love the fully dog-accessible private beach out back. Feeling adventurous? Borrow one of the hotel’s paddleboards or kayaks, and help Rex find his sea legs.

7. Home2 Suites by Hilton Pensacola I-10 at North Davis Hwy

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Outdoor seating and fire pit table on the terrace at Home2 Suites by Hilton Pensacola I-10 at North Davis Hwy
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Looking to fly – or drive – and flop? Then this branch of Hilton’s breezy, bubble gum-bright Home2 Suites brand, just off the interstate and less than 10 minutes from the airport, is a winner. As well as a smart gym and decent-sized outdoor pool, there are gas barbecues for guests to use (yes, Fido would love a bit of sausage), a romantic, bulb-festooned outdoor seating area and laundry facilities (in case the dog bed needs a refresh).

8. TownePlace Suites by Marriott Pensacola

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Sunbeds and potted plants at the outdoor pool at TownePlace Suites by Marriott Pensacola
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It’s another inland pad, but what this Marriott TownPlace Suites lacks in proximity to the beach (a 25-minute drive away), it makes up for with warm, homey decor, generously sized suites and the convenience of being close to the airport. Arrive late, or need a bite to eat in a pinch? Pop down to the appropriately named In a Pinch Market – for ice cream, microwave meals and even doggie toys.

To see more, check out these top hotels in Pensacola. For some budget-friendly options, discover our guide to the best cheap hotels in Pensacola and book now on Culture Trip.

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