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Margaritaville Beach Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   165 Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561   |  
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Ranked #3 of 10 hotels in Pensacola Beach
Huntsville
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fun regardless of the weather”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

This was our second stay at Magaritaville Beach Hotel. Although the weather was windy and cold Jennifer, the entertainment director, had things to do and suggestions for warm activities. The Gulf of Mexico is awesome regardless of the weather. We already have booked our next visit.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kari R, Front Office Manager at Margaritaville Beach Hotel, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
We are pleased to know that you enjoyed both visits with us and have booked your third stay. Jennifer is a valued member of the team and I will be sure to commend her. Thank you for your feedback and we are looking forward to having you as a guest again soon.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Huntsville, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We just spent 2 nights at the Margaritaville Hotel and loved everything about it. It is right on a beautiful, white sand beach with a pool, tiki bar and restaurant overlooking the ocean. We got a beach front room with a balconey. Nothing too fancy but very clean with a huge bathroom. The hotel is located near all the restaurants with a walking/running/bike trail across the street. Fort Pickens state park is only a couple of miles away with pure white sand and dunes. I would not hestitate to stay here again. The staff was wonderful and very accomodating. They also have a great gift shop with everything "Jimmy Buffet"

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kari R, Front Office Manager at Margaritaville Beach Hotel, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Thank you for staying with us recently. We are please that you enjoyed your room and the property. Fort Pickens is a great place to spend an afternoon and learn a little about the area's unique past. We certainly are excited to have you as a guest again soon! Thank you for your feedback.
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Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

If location is everything, then this hotel is on the top of my list. Excellent location, great view from the rooms, and easy to get in and out. Most of all the service we had was top quality. Friendly staff and the hotels is very clean over all. Room service was impeccable and the food was pretty good. The think I liked the most, of course, the margaritas ! Overall experience - pretty good for a short vacation or long week end.

Room Tip: view to the gulf
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kari R, Front Office Manager at Margaritaville Beach Hotel, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Thank you for staying with us recently. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the amazing margaritas! Your feedback is appreciated and we look forward to your next visit.
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3 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

This was our first visit to Pensacola Beach, so we weren't sure what to expect. This hotel intrigued us because of the name, so we decided to give it a shot. We really enjoyed our stay, thanks to the hotel and its location.

First of all, the beach was beautiful. The whitest sand I have ever seen and deep blue water. There are several big hotels lining the shoreline, but not so many that they crowd out the beach like the shore towns I am used to in Jersey.

We also enjoyed the hotel. It lived up to the Margaritaville hype and provided a totally relaxing stay. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. My special thanks to Sherrie in Frank and Lola's restaurant for several tips on things to do in the area.

The hotel is only a couple of years old, and still has that new feel to it. Lots of bright colors throughout the property and, as expected, many photos of Jimmy Buffett and album covers. They have a beach bar called Landshark Landing (for obvious reasons) on the site, but it was closed for the season. It looked fun.

Frank and Lola's had good food and drinks that were a little pricey, but not outrageously so. If you have been to any Margaritaville themed restaurant, you know what to expect here. The crab and shrimp mac and cheese stood out for me. We ate breakfast here several times too and never had a bad meal,

The rooms were excellent. Bed was comfortable and plenty of pillows. Had a great view of the Gulf from our balcony, One interesting twist is that there are no carpets on the floor in the room. The tile had a wood pattern to it that looked like a boardwalk. I liked it. No rug smell (or worse).

We would definitely stay there again. Good location and a warm feeling.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Went for a birthday trip - We encountered a very nice hotel staff and bartenders, great hotel room and the best hotel bed we've ever slept in during all our travels. Loved being able to walk on the beach and enjoy the clear waters. Hotel is a bit pricey but worth it if you want a relaxed atmosphere for a special occasion.

Room Tip: corner rooms are huge!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pensacola,fl
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Very laid back atmosphere, staff unobtrusive but react well when needed. On the second night of our stay our room was invaded by ants. We were quickly assigned to another room. Great views and the price was the same as a room in town. It does seem difficult or impossible to turn off the a/c which is a little noisy and unneccessary when the door is open.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This hotel is a very nice place. The Gulf view is fabulous. Bed was very comfortable. Only complaint is the noise. Everything has a hard surface so the noise in the halls and the rooms reverberates.
Service was great. Food was good. I would stay again for sure.

Room Tip: Gulf view on 4th or 5th floor.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Margaritaville Beach Hotel

Address: 165 Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Pensacola Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 hotels in Pensacola Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Margaritaville Beach Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett, the hotel’s sense of place and attention to detail make it the perfect setting for guests who want to escape the everyday, engage their senses and make lasting memories. Anyone who has ever dreamed of escaping to a tropical island and sipping a margarita will enjoy being immersed in the Margaritaville experience at this hotel.The Margaritaville Beach Hotel in Pensacola Beach sits on over 800 feet of gulf-front property. An additional 800 feet overlooks the bay. ... more   less 
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