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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
Rapid City, South Dakota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Paradise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

After a long day of traveling and a slight mishap with our transportation from the airport, we walked in and instantly felt better! The lobby/restaurant/bar are all one big room and have a wall of glass overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. It couldn't be any more beautiful!
The beach was amazing - white sand, aqua blue water. We rented two chairs and an umbrella for $25 for the entire day - it was great. They even have wait staff on the beach.
The pool is great too, they play Jimmy Buffett music and have beanbag tournaments, etc.
Restaurant is so/so. Depends on what you order. We had the Lava Lava Shrimp each day, it was amazing!
The Landshark Landing is a very fun bar, right on the beach with a fire pit.
Rooms are beautiful. I would definitely upgrade to the Corner Gulf King Room. Huge patio that has a beautiful view, morning and night. Each room comes with a Mini Keurig coffee maker, which we loved! You don't have to order room service to just have a good cup of coffee.

Room Tip: Corner Gulf King has a wrap around balcony with tons of windows, amazing view!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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  • 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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Germantown, Tennessee
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Our family of 5 stayed here for a long weekend in March and loved it! The rooms was beautiful and beds were comfortable and the views were gorgeous. The food and drinks in the hotel's restaurants and bars were great as well. We will definitely go back!

Stayed March 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Everything about this hotel was fresh and clean. The atmosphere is upscale beachy and I don't think I've ever seen whiter sand. The beach is private and was so sorry when wet visited. The rooms were a refreshing take on the traditional hotel room, which I loved. The food and drinks were delicious and convenient! The only con was that they really push the alcoholic beverages at the restaurant and pool area, but hey it's Margaritaville so that's probably what you're signing up for. I walked by a few of the competitor hotels and this one was definitely the best choice. We raved about this hotel so much that my parents are visiting soon too. Great hotel, wish we could have stayed longer!

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kari R, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritaville Beach Hotel, responded to this review, April 18, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback and more so for choosing to stay with us! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay so much that you told Mom and Dad! We look forward to seeing you all soon.
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Robbinsville, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

During a family visit to Pensacola, and as Jimmy Buffett fans, we decided to take a ride over and enjoy the resort. Delicious food and good service. The views were beautiful and we walked next door to try out the hammocks at sunset. On our next visit with family, we may ALL stay there.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Kari R, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritaville Beach Hotel, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to provide us with feedback. Glad you had such an amazing time and we look forward to seeing the whole family next trip!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This hotel was perfect from the moment we walked into the lobby and directly out the windows at the back saw the absolutely breathtaking view! Everything about his hotel was worth the extra cash it costs to stay here vs a cheaper hotel nearby. The staff were very friendly and accommodating for our whole stay. The pool could be bigger, the pool bar could have longer hours, and the beach chairs should be complimentary considering the cost of the stay, but other than that we loved this place and plan on returning.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kari R, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritaville Beach Hotel, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully you will be able to return this summer!
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Brentwood, Tennessee
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Just got back from Pensacola. We loved this property. As Buffett fans, I have wanted to visit for a while and finally got the opportunity for a 2 night vist. We had the King suite, gulf view. the room is very large, with great view of the beach and pier area. The room is furnished very nice, with a very comfortable bed. Thursday night was pretty quiet, but the activity picked up on Friday and Saturday. The manger, Doug, always greeted us and went out of his way to make us feel welcome. Will diffinitely be back!

Room Tip: Corner gulf view--excellent!!!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Kari R, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritaville Beach Hotel, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to provide feedback. I will be sure to high five Doug for his awesome service! We are glad you finally got a chance to visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Keep an eye on our website for our super fun spring and summer activities at LandShark Landing!
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Stayed for a couple days around Christmas with wife, son and grandson. Everything about the hotel from rooms to staff to grounds very top notch. We were very impressed and pleased. Great value right on Pensacola Beach and near everything. I'd stay here any time. 4 stars easy.

Room Tip: Gulf view, higher floor
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kari R, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritaville Beach Hotel, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to provide us with feedback. It's great that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your return.
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) 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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