Room 13

Don Manuel Gonzalez (1767 - 1838)

The Don Manuel Gonzalez room features double queen beds with all new linens, private bath with shower/tub, hair dryer, writing desk, flat screen TV, complimentary WiFi, mini-fridge, daily room service, and more. As with all of our rooms, our award winning restaurant, Skopelos at New World, is on hand to offer world class room service.  Born in the northern Spanish coastal town of San Vincente de la Barquera in 1767, Don Manuel Gonzalez ran away from his family of landed gentry to serve on a ship owned by his uncle. Upon joining the Spanish Army at the end of 1784, Gonzalez was sent to serve in the city of New Orleans in the New World. Through his work as Indian Agent, Gonzalez was bestowed large areas of land in Pensacola by the Spanish Crown, where he settled as a cattle rancher. Gonzalez donated the land that became Plaza Ferdinand VII, where he opened a market in 1816. Upon the transfer of Florida from Spanish to United States rule, General Andrew Jackson appointed Gonzalez as Justice of the Peace and a Colonel in the American Army. Gonzalez died in his Pensacola home on March 8, 1838.
New World Inn: Book Your Holiday Stay

There is nothing like downtown Pensacola during the holidays. From the various family-friendly holiday events that fill the town square, to the bustle and twinkle lights that adorn our home along Palafox Street, it's impossible not to get in the holiday spirit when you're here! And when the owners of New World Inn see the … Read More

"Skopelos Night" Announced for October 30th

  Yes, you read that right! While Skopelos is still closed for hurricane repairs (and will be for a while), Executive Chef Gus Silivos will host a special Skopelos Night for one night only, this Friday, October 30th. The evening will feature a selection of Skopelos favorites and will take place at Chef Silivos' sister restaurant, Nancy's Catering & Events, located at 555 Scenic … Read More

Skopelos 4th Annual Greek Wine Dinner

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 6:30pm It's that time! While the doors to Skopelos are temporarily closed due to Hurricane Sally, that's not putting a stop to our most popular wine dinner of the year! Join Executive Chef Gus Silivos and the Skopelos team for a very, very special 4th annual Skopelos Greek Wine Dinner, this year taking … Read More