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Pensacola Hotel Info (somewhat...)

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by SARDG, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. SARDG

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    Per Dan and Don I contacted AJ Martin at ERML, the GSSF venue, and got this response:

    Howard Johnson within 10 miles of the range, around $40/night

    http://reservations.therealplaces.com/hotel/10013541-10000314O.html?ses=3b6c29eda734c23a449ea0928951c13cav&unps=y

    Any of these are also close to the range.

    http://www.therealplaces.com/hotels-on-street/FL/Pensacola/Pine%20Forest%20Road

    I will try to get a special rate at one of thes hotels next week and get back to you.

    AJ Martin


    More of AJ's and ERML's contact info is on the ERML site:
    http://www.erml-gunclub.org/

    If AJ sends more rate info, I will post, but if you simply want to look at hotels near ERML...:
    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=4020+Rocky+Branch+Rd,Cantonment,+Florida&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=UTF-8&rlz=1I7GGIE_en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x8890921a6ddc9335:0xeb9d64fc4b43db0c,4020+Rocky+Branch+Rd,+Cantonment,+FL+32533&gl=us&ei=Qe2iTsyxNYyutwfBkeG0Cg&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCAQ8gEwAA
    They are all near I-10 and Highway 29 - about 10 miles if you're a crow, or 13 road miles.

    Howard Johnson's is cheap, but didn't get fantastic reviews. While I am waiting to see if AJ comes up with special rates, I made reservations at Holiday Inn Express and Comfort Inn. If any of the in-crowd knows where the in-crowd goes... (GSSFers), let us know.

    How about Friday night dining, etc.? Anyone up to it? I'm thinking of dropping by the range after I check in - probably about 5PM though...

    Now, all this being said, I'm not 100% certain I can get to this match yet. Should know by Monday...

    Kitty
     
  2. MrSmoofy

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    Thanks Kitty still on the fence if I want to make the long drive up there.
     

  3. SARDG

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    I'd say that you are welcome to ride up with me Chris - but I am a retired vagabond, not in any need of a particular schedule. Leaving my house about 9AM Friday, and may be leaving Pensacola area for the return about noonish on Sunday.

    I think there are a few (Glock Talk GSSF) shooters in our area who may be going but still work for a living. They may be interested in sharing gas and a hotel room and should PM you to see if the schedules mesh.
     
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    Might take you up on that offer rather ride with someone I've met before then some stranger. Sharing a room definitly wouldn't do haha I'm just weird like that but at $40 a night that's super cheap. I'll just need to check my schedule to see if I can be away from work for a day. I have 5 days I need to take before the end of the year anyways.

    Are you going to RO? This would be my second match but after I shoot I can help paste or do whatever.
     
  5. SARDG

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    Well, HoJos got some underwelming reviews, and AJ may get discounted rates yet at other places. In the meantime, I made reservations at a couple of places about 3 miles west of HoJos off I-10.

    May as well wait a few days and see how this pays out.

    Yes, I should be ROing. Remember, if I go, I plan to stay 2 days.
     
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    Kitty, you are invited to the team BBQ. I will get you directions.
     
  7. SARDG

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    Cool... :cool: I was hoping that was on and that was another reason to stay nearer to AHC Headquarters.
     
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    I did an Expedia search of Pensacola hotels. Of the twenty or so that were listed as being within 15 miles of the shoot and under $100 a night they all had crappy reviews. Bad service, bad staff and dirty was a consistant theme in all of them.
     
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    Holiday Inn Express got good reviews (5 stars) on a Google related hotel search and is $102 Gov't rate - plus tax of course. I am leaning toward that hotel as I also get a few airline miles.

    EDIT: Comfort Inn got 3.5-4 stars and later reviews are better than earlier reviews. $80/night Marginally closer to the range than Holiday Inn.
     
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    My wife is willing to make the trip but wants to stay closer to the beach for her and my son. I will be looking in that direction and driving out to the range.
     
  11. SARDG

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    Received a reply earlier from AJ about Pensacola/GSSF hotels that said, in part:

    "I was unable to get any special rates on hotels in the local area because I do not have enough confirmed out-of-town shooters to guarantee the hotel..."


    I've been able to confirm my participation and have reservations at Holiday Inn Express and Comfot Inn arr: Friday, checkout: Sun - haven't decided which one to cancel. Not staying near Howard Johnson's, but at the hotel grouping that is more westerly by 2 or 3 miles, just off of I-10 . Anyone else staying at these hotels or around that area?
     
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    I ended up booking a room at the Red Roof Inn for Saturday night thru American Express Travel. About half of the posted one night cost. It is just off of I10 on 29.
     
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    Due to work being crazy right now I'm not going to be able to make hopefully I'll make the Orlando shoot but I definitly will be at the Clearwater one.
     
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    Just as well as riding with me with no particular place to go... I also expect to be at both Orlando and Clearwater.
     
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    I understand that some of the hotels on Pensacola Beach have some pretty good off season rates! It about a 30 mile drive from the beach to the range but it is all 4 lane/interstate. The GSSF crew is staying at the Hampton Inn/Pensacola Beach.

    Dan:cool:
     
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    Looks beautiful, and I wouldn't mind tormenting the GSSF folks - but the 30 mile drive is a killer for someone who thinks noon is early and has to be at the range at 0800. :)

    Betcha GSSF doesn't make it by 0800... Who is coming Dan, do you know?
     
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    Scott and Erin.