Margaritaville Island Hotel
What We Love
- An island-inspired hotel in the Smoky Mountains, with a spa discount certain days of the week
- Your discount on spa services, Sunday through Thursday
- The Island, a retail complex, entertainment center and mountain village
- The coastal-inspired cuisine and cocktails at the hotel’s three restaurants and bars
What To Know
- Parking is a 15-minute walk away, but valet is available for a fee
- Some rooms have views of a highway
- Location near a busy shopping center means occasional heavy traffic
Sip margaritas in the mountains at a beachy hotel in the heart of Pigeon
Forge. This Smoky Mountain town is known for its recreation,
entertainment and southern hospitality, and Margaritaville Island Hotel
is the kind of island escape you’d expect to find on, well, an island.
With St. Somewhere Spa, offering sea-inspired treatments, several
restaurants and bars that serve handcrafted cocktails and coastal dishes
and beachy décor in the lavish cottage-like guestrooms, this stay will
have you ordering another round like you’re lounging by the waves with
your toes in the sand.
Indeed, winner of a TripAdvisor
Certificate of Excellence, this hotel brings paradise to the peaks – and
it really is an island, of sorts. You’re on The Island, a retail and
entertainment center where dozens of restaurants, rides, shops and
attractions call (including a 200-foot-high observation wheel). But even
with all the nearby activities to see and do, this Margaritaville hotel
will have you feeling so laid-back, you may just want to kick your feet
up, veg out like you’re Jimmy Buffett and order up your next fruity
cocktail – on the rocks.
Rustic touches and sleek furnishings turn the
hotel’s guestrooms into mountain-cottage retreats, with features like
stone fireplaces, private balconies and granite vanities. There’s also
still a bit of tropical-inspired flair, like pops of beachy color.
Choose from a river view and a king, with a Jacuzzi in the bathroom, or
double queen – each with your very own Margaritaville Frozen Concoction
Maker, since it’s always 5 o’clock at Margaritaville.
dining spots and bars – including the famous Margaritaville Restaurant –
are great escapes for a tropical cocktail, sea-inspired entrée or quick
snack. Changes In Latitude Lobby Bar is the ideal spot for a ceremonial
margarita, or sip and sunbathe at Chill Bar, located at the rooftop
pool, with cold drinks and light fare.Margaritaville Restaurant
serves up more tropical-paradise-inspired fare, with handcrafted
cocktails and coastal cuisine, like fish tacos and LandShark Lager Fish
and Chips that will make you want to dig your toes in the sand. The
surrounding Island retail and entertainment center is also home to more
than a dozen other restaurants.
Spa at the Margaritaville Island Hotel features six treatment rooms, a
nail bar, calming rooms for custom water therapies, a retail shop and a
full-service salon with a makeup bar and spray-tan space. Signature
favorites, like the Lost Shaker of Salt Glow and Lime Margarita Mani and
Pedi treatments, create a beachy escape while you’re here in the Great
Smoky Mountains, and the aromatherapy of lime, eucalyptus, citrus and
coconut will also temporarily transport you to a different destination,
somewhere on a tropical island, with the sea crashing.
Smoky Mountain destination, Pigeon Forge is a southern playground full
of attractions, theme parks, theaters and dining. Experience the
one-and-only Dollywood, where the shows are just as thrilling as the
rides. Take a short drive to Gatlinburg, one of TripAdvisor’s top travel
destinations of 2016, a charming town that’s lined with quaint shops
and novelty attractions. Known for its outlet malls, Pigeon Forge is a
retail-lover’s dream, so leave some time to shop.
How to Get There
We had great shrimp and salmon plates. Service was exceptional. It was a fun place for dinner after a day at the island. They do charge extra if you change from getting fries on your plate. That was not communicated when we ordered.
Our room was at the end of the hotel (away from lobby, restaurant and bar) ... Biggest downfall was the walk from one end of the hotel to the other! By the time we made the walk we were ready for a drink! LOL. I understand the design and it was great having the Village View to people watch... but the walk every time we went somewhere was exhausting. The Island is awesome. Having everything close by was GREAT. Shopping, food, bars, etc... We parked the truck and never got back in it until we checked out. We will be back, but will request a room closer to the lobby end of the hotel.
I try reserving line but it says minimum 3 days I call and a very nice gentleman help me and I just stay two nights he made all possible for my husband and I just stay for the weekend I’m very thankful