5 BEST Hotels near the University of West Florida

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Written by our hotel experts, these are the 5 best hotels near the University of West Florida – we pick one hotel for all types of budgets! Welcome to Pensacola…

#1 – Candlewood Suites – Pensacola – University Area

Candlewood Suites - Pensacola - University Area

– $$$

– 11-minute drive to University of West Florida

Enormous suites? Check. Fully equipped kitchen? Check. Heavenly beds? Check!

Your home away from home, Candlewood Suites was an easy pick for our favorite hotel in the area. Extra points for the fitness center, year-round pool, and the on-site convenience shop.



#2 – Holiday Inn Pensacola – University Area

Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area

– $$$$

– 12-minute drive to University of West Florida

Beautifully designed and boasting HUGE rooms, there’s a lot to love about Holiday Inn Pensacola.

Enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant, grab a drink at the bar, or have a swim in the outdoor pool and jacuzzi! Extra points for the on-site laundry facilities and super-fast wifi.



#3 – Quality Inn Pensacola West I-10

Quality Inn Pensacola West I-10

– $$

– 16-minute drive to University of West Florida

Guests love the cleanliness and spaciousness of Quality Inn Pensacola, making it our favorite budget hotel in the area!

Well-located and well-staffed, this budget hotel packs a lot of punch. Enjoy cozy rooms, an outdoor pool, and rooms that are equipped with wifi, a fridge and a microwave. Free continental breakfast is served every morning.



#4 – Residence Inn by Marriott Pensacola Downtown

Residence Inn by Marriott Pensacola Downtown

– $$$$

– 20-minute drive to University of West Florida

If you prefer to be in downtown Pensacola, Residence Inn will be right up your alley.

Rooms are bright and spacious, and guests love how comfy the beds and pillows are. If you are the active type you will love the pool, fitness center, AND tennis court. If you feel like relaxing, be sure to catch some rays on the sundeck.



#5 – Hyatt Place Pensacola Airport

Hyatt Place Pensacola Airport

– $$$$

– 15-minute drive to University of West Florida

Extremely comfortable and convenient, Hyatt Place Pensacola is a great hotel for anyone who has an early flight to catch.

Guests love the clean and modern design, as well as the enormous and cozy rooms. The on-site restaurant serves delicious American cuisine, and hand-made cocktails. Be sure to catch the free airport shuttle!



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About the Author Aaron Hovanesian

Born in Los Angeles, Aaron Hovanesian is one of the original staff writers for Hotel Jules. Having backpacked the world as a young man, Aaron now prefers to travel the world in luxury, proudly staying in the world's most amazing hotels and properties.When Aaron is not traveling he lives in Western Colorado he can be found brewing his own beer (probably an IPA) or spending time with his two amazing golden retrievers.