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Surf & Sand Hotel

Surf & Sand Hotel welcomes two pets of any size for an additional fee of $40 per pet, per night (not to exceed $100 per pet, per stay). Only rooms on the ground floor are pet friendly. Both dogs and cats are allowed. Leashed pets are permitted in the private beach.
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Room Types
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    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 3 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 queen bed
    • Up to 3 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 queen bed
    • Up to 3 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 3 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 3 people
    • Pet fee additional
OUR GUARANTEE: Book a room now! Our canine concierge will make sure you’re assigned a pet-friendly room, so there aren’t any surprises at check-in.


The Surf & Sand Hotel on Pensacola Beach is the only Pet Friendly hotel on Pensacola Beach and has its own small private beach and is just across the street from the main beach and pier. Excellent value hotel 1 min. from the beach but a lot less than beachfront prices at other NON Pet Friendly hotels. Super FUN hotel with a great staff and awesome location. So glad we can bring our dogs here now.

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: Surf & Sand Hotel has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place. Masks are provided to guests, and rooms are disinfected between each stay. Social distancing measures are in place, as well as physical barriers between staff and guests. Contactless check-in and check-out are available. Each room has a 24-hour gap period between stays, and hotel staff are required to wear masks.


  • Pet Friendly
  • Fitness Center
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Breakfast Available
  • Free Breakfast
  • Parking Available
  • Free Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Laundry Room
  • Elevator
  • Outdoor Grills
  • Picnic Tables


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Surf & Sand Hotel has received a rating of 3.5 out of 5 bones by 13 canine critics on BringFido and 3.0 out of 5 by 1,233 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Julie
    Mar. 7, 2022
    Mold and dirty but very pet friendly

    The staff was nice and the beach was nice but the room had mold, the bed had sand in it, and the floors left your feet very dirty. I asked about a different room and they said they were all like that but that they were remodeling and it won’t stay that way.

  • Ashley
    Nov. 18, 2021
    Great dog friendly hotel almost on the beach

    Very comfortable beds, decent free breakfast, terrific staff. A great place to stay with our pup!

  • Jerrod
    Apr. 26, 2021
    Black mold. Overpriced. Run down

    how is this listed on this app?! place has black mold. charges $250 for a night for a one dog room. run down. don’t know why there’s five bone reviews on here

  • Chelsey
    Mar. 11, 2021
    Filthy ... but (mostly) friendly

    The person who checked us in was unfriendly and wasn't even aware that the hotel offered a dog beach area to all guests. Once to our hotel room, we found that the floors were filthy. When I took off my shoes, they were black within 5 minutes. There was no welcome mat to collect the sand so it just traveled everywhere in the room. The picture on the wall had a cracked frame and there was no microwave in the room (as advertised). There was also no bath mat provided. We also received an additional $60 charge from them AFTER our stay and have no idea what that was for. Some of the staff was super friendly (Brenda was awesome and most of the day staff was nice) and the dog beach was pretty cool, but the overall experience left us underwhelmed.

  • Catharine
    Dec. 20, 2020
    Great Service & View

    The staff was great, the room was okay for a nights stay. Enjoyed taking the kids and dogs to the private beach in the morning.

  • Raeanna
    Aug. 19, 2020
    Great Location, Friendly Staff

    It’s a very average beach motel, could have been cleaner but I’d go back again because they were so kind to me and my Ellie girl. The pool and beach are small but great. My sweet Ellie was on her farewell tour. She had cancer and. I was having to pulling her around in a wagon, she was an 80 pound black lab. Everyone at the hotel and in the area were so kind to her. She unfortunately took a turn while we were staying at the hotel and we needed to leave abruptly. We were refunded, no questions ask. The staff are truly dog people and I’d recommend bringing your furry pal here anytime.

  • Cynthia
    Mar. 11, 2020

    Disappointed. Key app didn’t work and our room was close to elevator so could hear loud voices there and from upstairs. Very poor water pressure in shower. TV was not plugged into back of TV. Just st didn’t feel comfortable using pool or private beach. Maybe ok for dogs but not people.

  • Monica
    Feb. 27, 2020
    Great staff, yummy breakfast

    Breakfast was great! The dog beach was really fun for our Kiwi girl and our second room was great! The first room was ok, needed to be remodeled. Staff was friendly and accommodating.

  • Bj
    Feb. 7, 2020
    Guest Review

    I gave it 5 stars because of their friendliness.
    I also enjoyed the private beach area they offered for me and my dog.
    It wasn’t the cleanest hotel......but it was decent.
    5 stars because we felt very welcomed there.

  • Brittany
    Jan. 5, 2020
    Great location

    We had a great stay. The staff was very friendly and was great to our dogs.

  • Shannon on Nov. 14, 2021
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  • Kristin on Feb. 4, 2020
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Surf & Sand Hotel