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If you’re heading to the Sunshine State, skip the crowds at Disneyworld and head further south down to Florida’s lovely beach cities of Pensacola, Ponte Vedra, Sanibel and more.
SpringHill Suites Pensacola Beach
There’s nothing nicer than walking into a hotel room that has clean, white linens on the bed, and that’s what you’ll find at SpringHill Suites Pensacola Beach. Sitting right on Pensacola Beach, your room might also include a sofa bed and kitchenette, while all rooms come with free Wi-Fi and minibars. Each morning guests receive a complimentary breakfast buffet. Guests can enjoy the other amenities the hotel offers, such as access to the fitness center, laundry facilities, and free coffee in the lobby. Rates start at around $120 per night for the lead-in category room.
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
At the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, guests can choose rooms from resort to lagoon views and have a wide choice of what type of beds and suites are available. The hotel offers nearby trails, a sauna, mini golf and more. Nightly rates are generally under $200 but it can climb depending on the season. Golf is a large draw for this hotel as there are two championship courses nearby, as well as shopping, spas, and the beach.
West Wind Inn
Set in famous Sanibel, West Wind Inn has plenty for guests to enjoy while at the hotel. With its own restaurant serving all three meals of the day as well as a poolside bar, guests will have a great time here. Rooms are fitted with refrigerators, microwaves, DVD players and more, and also come with complimentary Wi-Fi. The beach is right outside and the pool is heated, so be prepared to spend all your time in the water. Nightly rates start at $155 per night. Nearby, guests can check out the local wildlife at the Darling National Wildlife Center or spend time snorkeling.
Dolphin Beach Resort
Set on the beautiful St. Pete Beach, Dolphin Beach Resort is a great escape for anyone looking for a sand and sea getaway. Rooms come with a microwave, coffee maker, flat-screen TVs, and premium bedding. With beach front access, sun loungers, a clean pool, a bar, lounge, and restaurant, guests will have all they need right here. Rates start at around $120 per night and the hotel is one of the least expensive options in St. Pete.
Sirata Beach Resort
Sirata Beach Resort has various types of rooms, so spoil yourself in this lovely St. Pete Beach hotel and splurge on a beachfront room. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi, refrigerators in each room, flat-screen TVs, and limited room service. The resort sits right on private white-sand beaches where you can walk up and down for two miles. The resort also has a bonfire pit and volleyball courts. Room rates start at around $127 per night, which is great for all the amenities provided in such a prime location. Nearby, too, are prime shopping and restaurants right in Corey Avenue.