Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort
What We Love
- A tropical-style hotel tribute to Jimmy Buffett on the Hollywood Beach Boardwalk, with discountsThe oceanfront location, right on the sandy edge of Hollywood Beach
- The seven restaurants and coffee shop – a taste of paradise for every palate
- The three island-inspired pools, double waterslide and entertainment scene
What To Know
- There's a gym, spa and kids club
- There are three pools – one is adult-only
- You can easily catch a water taxi (across the street) and head to Fort Lauderdale for an afternoon
- Valet parking is pricey
Lost your shaker of salt? Find it at Margaritaville Beach Resort Hollywood Beach, where the lyrics of Jimmy Buffett come to life. Here, the cocktails are handmade, the food is coastal-inspired, the rooms are lavishly laid-back, and the South Florida ocean is just steps away. To put it in simpler terms, you’re due for a margarita the moment you arrive – since on this stretch of the Hollywood Beach Boardwalk, it’s always five o’clock.
Kick off your shoes, go barefoot in the sand, and choose what’s next, after your first foray into 24-hour happy hour. Will it be St. Somewhere Spa, with its 11,000-square-feet of space for beachy treatments? The resort shops? The seven bars and restaurants or three pools? Your guestroom retreat, so you can unwind from all the unwinding? Or you can opt out of picking just one and try them all, since it’s not just salt, but all the tropical ingredients, that this tiki bar of a resort is bringing together and shaking up.
Good to know
Please note that a resort fee of $25 (plus tax) per room, per night is payable directly to the hotel. The resort fee includes bottled water, access to Fins Up! Fitness Center, towel service, two beach chairs, Wi-Fi throughout the resort, in-room coffee and local phone calls.
Rooms and suites
The Margaritaville accommodations are the perfect blend of contemporary, coastal and calm, with their casual design, sleek furnishings and beachy accents that will have you sleeping in till noon, waves crashing outside. Modern extras like Internet access provide the comforts of home, while the sand, sea and sky colors in your accommodation’s palette will also help you disconnect from it all.Deluxe Ocean View rooms range from 450 to 600 square feet and boast views of the Intracoastal Waterway or the sparkling Atlantic from their private balcony. They also offer your choice of one king or two queen beds. The Paradise Ocean Front King room is identical, save for its views; these accommodations gaze directly out over the ocean. For even more space, but similarly glorious ocean views, choose the 740-square-foot One Bedroom suite, which contains a separate living area and bedroom.
With seven restaurants and a coffee shop to choose from, you’ll be getting way more than a cheeseburger in paradise. Go upscale with JWB Prime Steak and Seafood, or keep it casual at several bar and grills, a café and, of course, Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffett’s famous ocean-inspired kitchen, with handcrafted cocktails, a laid-back atmosphere and live entertainment. Serving breakfast lunch and dinner, this popular spot gives you dishes from Key West chicken quesadillas to seafood mac and cheese and beach tacos. And when you need a little pick-me-up, Margaritaville Coffee Shop is the perfect place for you to escape the daily grind.
St. Somewhere Spa gives you the requisite license to chill, with 11,000 square feet, 11 treatment rooms, steam rooms, a scrub room and rain showers. Choose from an extensive menu of treatments that will transport you to your own private beach, including the Lost Shaker of Salt Scrub, Island Tides Seaweed Wrap and Tequila Sunrise Facial. The full-service salon also offers hair care, nail services, waxing, makeup and instant lifts.
An eclectic beach town with a European charm and a Californian free spirit, Hollywood Beach is the perfect South Florida destination when you’re looking for an oceanfront getaway with personality. Quaint shops, cafes and nightlife line the 2.5-mile famous Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, which is always busy with strollers, rollerbladers, bikers and joggers, staying active with a view.Nearby are historic downtown, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale and the many beaches that separate charming South Florida from the clear blue Atlantic Ocean.
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Brittney at license to chill on 11th floor bar by the pool is great service and very attentive.
She provides excellent services to all the guests
I sat there for a few hours and observe her services with enthusiasm and a friendly smile.
Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort never disappoints! This is our 5th trip here and we are sad to be leaving tomorrow. Great food and drinks both poolside and at the resort restaurants. You just CANNOT find customer service like they have here!! We’ve been all over the Caribbean and this resort is by far the friendliest, cleanest place we’ve been to!! Just have to shout out to a few of our favorites: Bernadette who greeted us when we arrived and took care getting us the best accommodations. Cabrina and William at the Landshark bar entertained us with their cool moves, cheered with us during the football game, and served us fabulous lunch and of course Land Shark lagers! Michaela and Catherine at the Lone Palm pool make sure you have everything you need to eat and drink while lazing in the sun. Ivan and Noah at License to Chill pool assure every comfort is available. And the biggest shout out goes to Brittany our bartender at License to Chill pool bar who makes the BEST drinks and is constantly smiling! We just love her!! Til next time, Margaritaville, thanks for another fabulous vacation!!
After two weeks of online research me and my now fiancé (he proposed on Hollywood Beach!!) decided on Margaritraville Resort. We stayed Sat 9/14- Thurs 9/19 and I feel we made the best choice. The resort offers beach access (with towels and chairs included) 3 pools, 4 restaurants and multiple bars. When we arrived we felt the hotel seemed out of place, there was roadwork and other not as nice places surrounding the hotel. With that said this place was EXTREMELY CLEAN and EXACTLY like the pictures on the website. We walked in and the clean, beachy smell was amazing, with everything decorated perfectly. We checked in without issue and went to our King partial ocean view room and it was also EXACTLY like the photos and super clean.
Each pool has a bar, one adult only pool, and two others. Our favorite was the pool with the slide, waterfall. The bar opens at 11 and you can order food and drinks! The only downside with the pool is it closes at 730.
Beyond the pools theres direct boardwalk and beach access. The beach was nice, some rocks and seaweed from the tide but other than that it’s very clean and you get the two beach chairs and umbrella everyday.
The boardwalk had live music, people biking, rollerblading etc (you can rent bikes and other cool transport right next to the hotel). There’s some surf and beach shops along with ice cream and food. Only downside is there weren’t many dining in options besides with the hotel. The food on the boardwalk was good but very casual. (We recommend Yogurt your way for breakfast, Puffles for dessert and Rocco’s for pizza)
Hotel restaurants were mostly good except I had a salad at the Land Shark that I didn’t like, everything else was good. We never went to JWB, it was pricey but the reason we didn’t go was the limited menu. Margaritaville offers breakfast that opens at 630 am and there’s a coffee shop inside hotel that offers small breakfast items and of course coffee.
Tips for other activities in the area: we don’t drink so it was tough finding nighttime activities so we ventured out.
Hardrock Casino -under construction and overrated. We didn’t like the computerized roulette and that’s our favorite game, no live roulette table.
Las Olas BLVD in Fort Lauderdale - great for dining our MANY options and some unique shops for gifts and treasures with art galleries as well. Definitely on the high end so I would recommend dressing up a little, we had amazing Italian food at Louis Bossi.
Everyone was extremely nice and welcoming besides one hostess at Magaritaville restaurant seemed unfriendly and Cheryl at concierge did the bare minimum to help us finding activities in the area and we felt like we were bothering her.
The girl servers at the Land Shark bar at the pool (Nat and I didn’t get the second ones name), the activities desk where you get your towels, and the two guys who set up the beach chairs, gave you the best welcoming customer service.
We didn’t rent a car we just used Uber, parking cost 45 each day) so we decided since most of the daily activities were right there, we saved by not renting the car and it was definitely a smart choice for us.
Water activities are right across the street next to the 5 o’clock clock somewhere bar. We rented an hour Jetski for $125 to use on the marina.
Overall you won’t find another resort like this in the area, it’s worth paying a little extra to stay here if you want everything in one place. Very family friendly, all different types of people and styles.
Cons: pool closes early, boardwalk can get boring if you don’t drink, things in the hotel and surrounding are a bit pricey.