Location and Venue
Welcome to Pensacola Beach, located on Santa Rosa Island with lots to see and do during and after the conference!
The conference will be held at the Hilton Pensacola Beach located at 12 Via De Luna, Pensacola Beach, FL.
Hilton Pensacola Beach
The Hilton Pensacola Beach has a block of rooms reserved for the conference. The conference rate is available from Wednesday through Saturday nights.
To make reservations, call (850) 916-2999; group reservation code GER. October 10, 2016 is the last day to make reservations at the conference rate.
Standard Room: $ 119
Gulf Front Room $ 139
1 BR suite $ 179
2 BR suite $ 229
3 BR suite $ 279
Not including Santa Rosa Island Authority (1.28%), County bed (4%) and State sales (7.5%) Taxes
For Federal Employees, note that the meeting is located in Escambia County for determining the applicable per diem rates.
Other Lodging Options
For a more affordable and adventurous lodging option, consider bringing your camping gear and stay at Gulf Island National Seashore at Fort Pickens. Campsite rates are ~$26 per night (check website). This is a beautiful back beach setting near the western tip of Santa Rosa Island, about 10 miles from the conference venue. If this option is of interest, we recommend reserving a campsite EARLY.
Campground reservations at Fort Pickens
Hampton Inn and Suites
61 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, Florida, 32561
Phone: (850) 203-1333
Quality Inn and Suites
1 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561
Phone: (850) 932-2214
Things to do in Pensacola Beach
Restaurant Recommendations from locals:
Native Café (lunch only)
Cactus Flower Cafe
University of West Florida, Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation
Gulf Islands National Seashore portal
Stick around for the weekend following the meeting (at conference hotel rates) to enjoy other amenities of the Pensacola area.
The Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival, Seville Square, Pensacola 4-6 November
Directions to Hilton Pensacola Beach
Pensacola International Airport (PNS)
West Via De Luna Drive to 98 West - 5 miles. Turn right on 110 North - 6 miles to Airport/Cordova Exit. Follow signs to Airport Boulevard. Turn right 1.5 miles.
Distance from Hotel: 10 mi.
Drive Time: 20 min.
Taxi (typical fare) 40.00 USD
Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS)
West Via De Luna Drive to FL399 West-1.5 miles. Turn right on US 98 East - 30.9 miles. Left on Mary Esther Blvd north-1.8 miles. Left on Eglin Pkwy-3.4 miles. Left on Magnolia Rd and left on Eglin Blvd - .4 miles
Distance from Hotel: 47 mi.
Drive Time: 71 min.
Exit I-10 on Highway 110 South, exit 12. Go seven miles on I-110S. I-110 dead ends into Parkway crossing the 3 Mile Bridge. Continue on through Gulf Breeze turning right on 399. Take toll bridge to beach. Our Hilton Pensacola Hotel on the beach is just one mile past the toll bridge on the right.