Our 5 Favorite Pensacola Beach Family Resorts


Pensacola Beach is a beloved destination for families seeking a beach getaway. With white-sand beaches, clean water, and a wealth of family friendly activities, this enchanting coastal town is a storybook setting for every type of family vacation.

Pensacola Beach is also home to a range of family-friendly accommodations, from 4-star resort-style hotels to budget-friendly options. Read on for our favorite Pensacola Beach family resorts!

Hilton Pensacola Beach hotel on the beach.

Hilton Pensacola Beach

Where: 12 Via De Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach

Why families love Hilton Pensacola Beach: Suites with kitchens, gulf-front views, kid-friendly outdoor pools, on-site dining options

The Hilton Pensacola Beach is Pensacola Beach’s most upscale gulf-front hotel. All suites have full kitchens, perfect for preparing family picnics for the beach. In addition to kid-friendly outdoor pools and splash pads, the Hilton Pensacola Beach features an indoor pool that means the fun doesn’t have to stop if it rains. Find more hotels with indoor pools in Pensacola Beach.

There are three dining options to choose from inside the Hilton Pensacola Beach: Butler’s Pantry for convenience items and coffee, H2O Grill for casual dining and a full bar until 10 pm, and Sal de Mar Beach Bar on the pool deck. No matter what you and your little ones are craving, you can find it at the Hilton Pensacola Beach – Sal de Mar even has a menu specifically for the kids.


Holiday Inn Resort hotel lazy river on Pensacola Beach.

Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach

Where: 14 Via De Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach

Why families love Holiday Inn Pensacola Beach: Themed suites designed with kids in mind, seasonally heated 250-foot long outdoor lazy river with waterfall, near Pensacola Beach Boardwalk

The Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach is home to the best lazy river pool on Pensacola Beach, making it an ideal vacation spot for families traveling with kids. Inside the hotel, guests can book Kidsuites that were designed with kids in mind: bunk beds, bean bag chairs, and video game systems. There’s even an arcade!

The Holiday Inn Pensacola Beach is located close to Pensacola Beach Boardwalk, meaning that some of the best attractions, dining, and shopping are just a short walk away so you can spend more time enjoying your vacation and less time in the car. Discover everything there is to do in Pensacola Beach.


Kids sitting poolside at Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach.

Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach

Where: 2 Via De Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach

Why families love Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach: Near Quietwater Beach, complimentary hot breakfast

The Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach is the most walkable and centrally located of all Pensacola Beach’s family resorts. Quietwater Beach is close by and the most family friendly beach in the area, famed for its gentle waves and soft sand perfect for building sand castles. This 181-room hotel features a beachfront pool and seasonal tiki bar, complimentary hot breakfast, and a 100% smoke-free facility.


Surf & Sand Hotel private beach with kayaking and paddleboarding.

Surf & Sand Hotel

Where: 40 Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach

Why families love Surf & Sand Hotel: Free kayaking, paddleboarding, and beach cruiser rentals for guests, free breakfast

The only hotel with direct access to Santa Rosa Sound, Surf & Sand Hotel is an ideal location for families who want adventure at their fingertips. The calm waters near the hotel are great for activities like paddleboarding, kayaking, and swimming. With over 100 surf-themed rooms and complementary beach cruisers, Surf & Sand Hotel is sure to be a delight for every member of the family, whether they find thrills in a bike ride or a beachside read.

Best of all, Surf & Sand’s adventure-seeking activities (kayaking, paddleboarding, and beach cruising) are free for guests! There’s never a dull moment for families with young children or teens that choose Surf & Sand Hotel.


Fairfield Inn Pensacola Beach outdoor pools.Fairfield Inn Pensacola Beach

Where: 16 Via De Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach

Why families love Fairfield Inn Pensacola Beach: Complimentary breakfast, outdoor pool and lazy river

Pensacola Beach’s newest beachfront resort, your suite at Fairfield Inn Pensacola Beach is just steps from the emerald waters of Pensacola Beach. Several of Fairfield Inn’s suites are designed to accommodate up to six guests, ideal for families. Some options even feature bunk beds. Complimentary Wi-Fi is included so everyone can stay connected away from home. Complimentary breakfast is served hot every morning and includes an assortment of mini waffles, sweet breads, and crispy bacon. Even the pickiest eaters will find something to enjoy.

The oceanfront pool deck includes its own lazy river that winds its way across the pool deck. The pool also includes an accessible entrance so all can enjoy.


Young boy playing in the sand at Pensacola Beach.No matter which of these family friendly Pensacola Beach hotels you choose, you can rest assured that your family will create cherished memories against a backdrop of gorgeous white sand beaches, clear water, and unbeatable hospitality.

Need help planning your family trip? See our Pensacola Beach travel itineraries to plan a beach vacation that will make memories that last a lifetime!