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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We came here for a conference. It's not my type of "vacation" as the pools were packed. If you don't get a seat saved early in the morning, there are no available chairs later on. Then when you're there, it's a zoo. Just too many people. Too many people drinking. Loud music from every possible place all day long. You can order pool service, but there are not enough servers. It was a trend throughout the resort. An hour wait for room service. Long lines at the coffee bar. Housekeeping would come very late in the day because they were shorthanded.
On a positive note, the staff everywhere were very friendly and professional. There just weren't enough of them.
We had a street facing room. There is very loud music from the 5 o-clock bar until at least 9 pm. The beds were OK. Refrigerator in the room. Coffee maker with powdered creamer. Not enough seating if you plan to eat in the room.
The entire staff that we encountered was amazing. The kids club people were home runs! We had Bianca with our kids everyday, she is so amazing with kids and kept them involved, and having fun! Our kids asked every day if they could go back for more. I would have used the Kids Club babysitting at night since my daughter was begging me but I wanted her to spend time with her cousins and aunts and uncles. We did let her do all the games in the pool and the crafts and she had the best time ever! We were able to relax each of the days because we knew the kids were having so much fun! Daimelin also was there one of the days and she was sooo great with my kids too! With great staff like this and being able to relax while my kids have so much fun...worth every cent and would do it all over again! Thanks Bianca! love, reagan and jakes mom
If you are European you will hate this place. Stunning interior design but the place is in the middle of an abysmal stretch of the beach. Rammed with kids, teens, young drinkers and adults also drinking. If you want to get hammered Mardi Gras style this is the place for you. If you want the Miami experience this is not a cheaper alternative. Pools are also small and rammed. 2 of the bars are also across the road and the Landshark bar closed for a private function. The whole hotel is open to the general public and as such is like a spring break! Avoid avoid avoid.
We had dinner and drinks at the bar, JC and Adam were our servers. The service was exceptional. They were courteous, friendly and fast! Thank you for a wonderful experience! We will definitely be back.
This is our 3rd time staying at Margaritaville in Hollywood Florida and while most of the staff has been pleasant and accommodating, we have had serious issues getting our room cleaned on time each day. For 3 days straight we come back to our room around 4:30 or 5:00 and housekeeping has not yet cleaned our room. When we complained we were told they would be cleaned by 12:00 the next day which did not happen.
Service at the beach was not much better. There was only one server to attend to hundreds of people on the beach. We get the impression the place is very understaffed. For $350-$450 a night, we have grown accustomed to better service.
Unfortunately, I think this will be our last stay at Margaritaville.