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.
How to Get There
I went to wash clothes, put my money in to buy detergent and nothing came out. I went upstairs to the main desk and Neil overheard my dilemma. He immediately went and got me some detergent and then had the machine refilled! He was very helpful and kind...great job!!!
Margaritaville Beach Resort Hollywood is an island of tranquility in a metropolitan setting. A well run and wonderfully relaxing resort. The grounds and hotel interior have a tropical feeling with excellent facilities and amenities. This is a highly rated resort for a reason. We stayed four nights and wished we had stayed longer. You can't and won't be disappointed with the delicious choices of restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, excellent amenities, dedicated, caring and attentive employees. The location is the best available in the area, the broadwalk was eclectic and exciting. The beach is cleaned and raked by tractors each morning. The beach is excellent at this resort, has a tropical feel and the water was blue and pristine. Our room came with free access to two lounge chairs and beach umbrella. The rooms are clean, comfortable and well appointed with awe inspiring views. We really enjoyed the food options, prices, entertainment, pools and the absolutely exciting flow rider. My grandsons and I were a little surprised that hotel guests do not receive a slightly discounted rate versus the general public rate. but it's worth the cost. We booked two all day passes for the grandsons on the flow rider which seems to be the best value. I'm the family hero for booking this resort. We did have a very minor issue that was immediately investigated by Kevin in security and and resolved by Elen Terzis, director of the front office. Years of resort travel experience have convinced me one of the core aspects of a great resort is one that employs truly caring attentive professionals with dedication to security and overall guest satisfaction. Kevin and Elen are great examples of this resorts truly caring professionals. Good advice for at home or on vacation is to remain aware of your surroundings at all times, be vigilant. Resort security is excellent. It's up to us and other guests to assist the resort to remain secure. If you notice an issue or see something, say something and inform the front desk or security. The elevators on the lobby level require that you swipe your room key to access the hotel floors. The elevator numerical key pad has clear and concise instructions directing you to swipe your room key. On a few occasions I did notice a few individuals that would attempt to access the hotel floors on the lobby level without swiping a room key. When entering the elevator on the lobby level if you notice other people on the elevator that haven't swiped their key, advise to them to swipe their room key, dont swipe your key until they do. One morning we encountered an elderly woman who had not been able to access her floor, she was visibly upset, crying and unable to speak english or spanish. We visually explained how to swipe her room key, she swiped her key and was gratefully thankful. If other people enter the elevator and don't have a key or wont swipe, you may want to consider a different elevator. This is a highly rated resort with popular pool areas so guests of other hotels or locals may attempt to access the gated pool areas. Unsavory people could be looking for opportunity. A room key is required to access the pool area gates and arm bands are required to use the pools. Security and pool attendants are really vigilant and on top of this issue. People may ask you or other guests to open the gates for them. Tell them to use their key, if they don't have a key or armband direct them to the activities desk or just ignore them. If you feel compelled, let security or the pool attendants know. We noticed some guests would open the gates for non guests or locals if asked to be let in, some guests didn't insure the gates locked behind them when entering or exiting. Don't leave valuables unattended at the pools or beach. Overall an excellent stay. I would rate the resort and our stay as a solid 10. We're already planning a return stay. You'll be a hero for choosing this resort.
The staff is fantastic - and Juan Pablo - our pool attendant - was amazing. We've been fortunate to travel the world over and JP is without question the finest attendant we have encountered - ever. His laughing eyes, contagious smile, incredible personality, and obvious dedication to exemplary customer service is one in a million. The entire Margaritaville staff is quite thoughtful and focused on their targeted customers … that's what keeps customers coming back time & time again to this amazing resort. Our thanks for truly making this a wonderful relaxing time in the sun.
My husband and I had a wonderful vacation at this awesome resort! Our room was beautiful with a stunning ocean view, the staff was very friendly and informative, and housekeeping was great. Juan Pablo who is of the pool attendants at the License to Chill pool was very friendly and very helpful. Thanks again Juan! We really enjoyed the daily entertainment at the Hollywood Beach Theater as well as walking the Boardwalk with all of its eateries and stores! We hope to visit Margaritaville Hollywood Beach again soon!
While we had an okay time here based on a recommendation fro a neighbor, we probably won’t return. Let me preface this by saying we are used to staying in hotels with 5 star service. This hotels service is far from that. There seems to be a real problem with housekeeping. After the First night housekeeping never made it to our room. We called to complain and were given some lame excuse by the front desk. They made it much later while we were at dinner. It seems there are not enough housekeeping people to handle the floor. This happened again our last night there. She showed up at 4:30 after we had come back from a day at the pool. Never stayed in a hotel where housekeeping showed up that late. Next, asked concierge to make reservations at JBW steakhouse in the hotel. They never did it. One bright spot was CJ and Matt at the Lone Palm Pool. They were very attentive in serving us drinks and food. Did not experience that same service at on the very first day. The girls just walked right by us without asking us if we’d like anything. Overall, it was just an okay experience. The hotel is very pretty. The steakhouse is definitely worth it...one of the best meals we’ve ever had...service was top notch there. Just not consistent in this resort. The Broadwalk is sort of depressing and sketchy. Lots of closed up businesses and not many restaurants worth visiting. But if you want to people watch and see some real strange characters, it’s the place to be. Sorry, Jimmy Buffet, we will not visit this Margaritaville again.