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For your next trip to Pensacola, why not stay somewhere that offers an incredible experience rather than just a standard hotel to sleep the night? A brand-new boutique lodging house just opened in Pensacola called Lily Hall for travelers looking for a perfect balance of whimsy, luxury, and history.
Lily Hall is a community gathering place in a reimagined, historic church. What used to be the Old Mount Olive Baptist Church is now a delightful hotel with 15 unique rooms and a spirited design. The Nashville-based Stahlman Hospitality Group independently owns and operates Lily Hall and has incorporated artistic touches and a new perspective for hospitality in Pensacola.
Guests staying here will be able to feel the energy of authentic travel and appreciate the architectural design elements around every corner. From the exposed brick to exotic patterns, bold textures, local art, and coastal elegance, Lily Hall stands out as much more than just a venue for overnight accommodations.
To indulge your curiosity about history and inspire your creative side, there are 18 letters featured throughout the property to share tales of famous figures as they interact with the spaces around Lily Hall. The building’s history dates back to 1928 and has been updated to feature both indoor and outdoor gathering spaces, including a parlor and garden terrace that is ideal for weddings and other special events.
Inside the guest rooms, you’ll find the latest smart technology enhancements and inspiring amenities, such as record players and specialty tea and coffee. Guests have access to bike rentals and a 24/7 virtual concierge to make their trip to Pensacola a convenient and memorable one.
But there’s much more to Lily Hall than just hotel rooms. Award-winning southern restaurateur Terry Raley developed the signature restaurant onsite, Brother Fox, and its attached speakeasy, Sister Hen. The names are a tribute to the former pastor of the historic church, and the cuisine served has a Spanish-inspired flare that taps into the culture of the original Pensacola settlers. You can dine indoors or outdoors at the restaurant and enjoy regionally sourced ingredients on the menu items that include sharable skirt steak asada for two and a wood-fired seafood entrée.
Sister Hen is a prohibition-style bar with a hidden entrance and intimate candlelight to set the mood for romance and nostalgia. The bar is decorated with dark walnut tones and is inspired by 1920s to 1940s era hospitality. There is a dress code and “house rules” to fit the theme, so get ready to take a step back in time while you sip specialty cocktails in style.
The rate for guest rooms at Lily Hall starts at $220 per night for double-occupancy accommodations. Every room has a story to tell, and we’re willing to bet that you will also have some stories to tell after your stay here in Pensacola’s historic Old East Hill. Guests have access to the parking spaces onsite, with additional street parking nearby and designated spaces for the hotel just a block away. From restaurants and bars to parks and museums, there are lots to do for entertainment right around Lily Hall when you’re ready to venture out to stroll down the cobblestone streets of the neighborhood and discover the rich history of Pensacola.
Lily Hall Information:
Address: 415 N Alcaniz St, Pensacola, FL 32501
Phone: (850) 304-7944