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 checked in on New Year's Day and even though it was last minute they were very nice. Mandy answered all our questions. The room was clean and brightly colored. Even after the rush of everyone checking out our room was ready at the time promised.
What an incredible and beautiful place! The Hotel staff were absolutely superb, especially the front desk associate, Mandy and the Concierge, Lore Lee Rouse! Those two women made our vacation and stay an especially memorable and pleasurable one, no doubt about it! Max, the parrot even danced for us, thanks to Lore Lee's encouragement and demonstration, which made us all laugh as soon as we got there. Miss Mandy then accommodated our request for a last minute room exchange, and gave us an incredible Village King in our own private little nook where there were no other patrons in the surrounding rooms to get disturbed from our loud two year old's excitement and adventurous vacation :) The adorable Lore Lee then recommended amazing dinner destinations, and we were completely and utterly delighted with her suggestions! My family and I are in love with the whole ambiance and vibe of this place, and look forward to our next wonderful and incredible vacation there again in the future! Thank ya'll for everything, we sincerely appreciate it! Whether it was rain or shine, we still had an amazing time! See ya'll next time!
Bathroom walls had chunky snot smeared on both sides of toilet wall upon arrival(very unsanitary and asked to switch rooms) Music playing outside until 11pm each night could be heard in room. Exterior lighting above shops and Eidison lights hanging outside DO NOT turn off through night so if you prefer a dark sleeping environment, you will not rest.
My wife and I are checking out in the morning so we wanted to write this review while it's fresh on our minds..We absolutely love this place the staff is so friendly and you can tell they love working here..my wife loves max the bird in the lobby and watching him dance to the music playing over the speakers..I love the fact that we never have to leave once we are here from the lobby bar and the food to the coffee shop..the room's are nice but we didn't spend much time here....you can walk to the shops downstairs or just walk to the lobby and just sit outside around the fire pit.also want to thank Mandy at the front desk she always asked if we needed anything an put in our order for nachos to take back to our room she is a great asset to your company and Lore Lee Rouse the concierge she was amazing and very helpful and knowledgeable about the area.... thanks for a great stay.....Fins Up!!!!
We had a Riverview room and the room was wonderful. The only thing I would say is if you have the Riverview rooms be ready for the geese to be awake and noisy by about 8AM luckily we had so many things we wanted to do that we were awake around that time but if you want to sleep in on your vacation it is not the room for you!