by Terry Ward
Just west of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier, this Marriott property is a popular vacation spot for families visiting Florida’s Panhandle. Every room here is a suite, with separate spaces for hanging out and sleeping and pullout sofa sleepers that give you and your gang room to spread out. All suites also have private balconies with water views of either the Gulf of Mexico or the Santa Rosa Sound. Kids will love the hotel’s lazy river and there’s even an indoor pool for when you want to escape the Florida sun for a spell.
Our Editor Loves
- All-suite hotel
- Pool and lazy river
- Water views from rooms
- Water Sports
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
Very modern rooms with great views of the beach and ocean. Location was secluded and not crowded. Excellent, small hotel right on the beach.
Onsite restaurant served excellent, fresh catch dishes and service was great.
The scenic beach front drive to this property from Pensacola Beach is worth every penny. I could not believe the strictly enforced 35mph. But why not? I would give Navarre Beach Springhill 5 stars. However, the maturation process has not set in yet. So travelers are overly impressed by the outstanding Gulf location and newness of the rooms. Make sure you meet "Candace" at the front desk. She is excellent. Also, the youthful Beach Chair Guy with long hair was extremely helpful to locate our traveling companions wandering along the shoreline. In addition, the housekeeping ladies were tremendous. Anyway, parking is free. Rooms are nice. Amenities are adequate such as the refrigerator, televisions, etc.
So give this place a try. We ate most of our meals at Five Sisters across the bay bridge in the city of Pensacola. I would certainly visit again.