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Margaritaville Beach Hotel

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165 Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561-2007
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/29/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/29/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 10 hotels in Pensacola Beach
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Parking garage
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Tennis court offsite
Highchairs available
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Doorperson
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Modern
Languages Spoken
English
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LiketoeatCincinnati wrote a review Dec 2021
Cincinnati, Ohio2357 contributions677 helpful votes
We stayed off season and it was very quiet. We had a bay view room with a balcony. The beach was nice and right there. Parking is in a garage that is convenient to elevators that go directly to rooms. They offer free Community Coffee during the mornings.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Donald Ransbottom, Guest Services / Front Office at Margaritaville Beach Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for choosing to be our guest recently! Your experience is exactly what we strive to provide every guest every time! We all hope that your travels bring you back to the beautiful Pensacola Beach- and you choose to be our guest again! FINS UP!
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Maureen Y wrote a review Dec 2021
Mobile, Alabama6 contributions
This is the best service and food and the rooms are spacious you can’t go wrong!! It is so peaceful they treat everyone like an old friend We got married here seven years ago !! It is beautiful!Frank and Lolas is the best !
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Donald Ransbottom, Guest Services / Front Office at Margaritaville Beach Hotel
Responded Dec 15, 2021
Thank you for the FIN-omenal review! We are so glad you choose to come back to Margaritaville time and time again. We love our guest, to us they are family. Until next time my friend. FINS UP!
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Mark Lukasik wrote a review Dec 2021
Crystal Lake, Illinois152 contributions17 helpful votes
I was at Margaritaville Beach Hotel with my wife. We met some wonderful people at this location, both workers and guest. This location is a prime spot, walking distance to the boardwalk, local restaurants. The view is amazing from the bedroom. We faced the Gulf and it was AMAZING. The hotel also provides covered garage space for your vehicle. Has a parking lot for larger vehicles/trailers. Very friendly employees that work throughout the hotel and hotel restaurants. I highly recommend this hotel, sure feels like paradise.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: Best Views of the Gulf
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Response from Donald Ransbottom, Guest Services / Front Office at Margaritaville Beach Hotel
Responded Dec 15, 2021
Wow Mark! Thank you for such a spectacular review! Its comments from treasured guest such as your self that really keep us saying "I love my job" We hope to welcome you back to our beautiful oasis again soon.
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Shelly L wrote a review Dec 2021
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma159 contributions68 helpful votes
We were on our tour of the South. Booking places on the fly. Once we decided to put Pensacola on our list, it seemed that Margaritaville was the place to stay. The rates were good and the reviews were also. We got there just on the heels of a very big weekend. The off season was beginning. And I am not sure if it was because of that or COVID, but some of the services were not at 100%. We were greeted by some very nice doormen. But once I got to the desk I was forced to wait for quite a bit of time. Even the doorman wondered what was going on. NEVER was I told that someone would be with me, only asked what I wanted. Donnie Gene was the one that checked us in. Never a smile, only, "sign, here, here and here" and here are your room keys. The doorman helped us find our room. Our room was great. Looked right out on the beach. It may have been cool by local folk standards, but it was just right for us. The restaurant was functioning on limited staff. They only would fix our food "to go" and it took awhile. The bar only served people staying at the hotel. Not sure if that is something new. Saw a few people turned away. The beach was nice, I was surprised there were no chairs available. The pool was fun and we caught some sun. It was a nice clean place to stay, with safe parking. Everyone, except Donnie Gene were nice and friendly. Would like to try again in season.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Donald Ransbottom, Guest Services / Front Office at Margaritaville Beach Hotel
Responded Dec 15, 2021
Mrs. Scovill, I'm very sorry if our interaction at check-in came across as unfriendly. That was not my intentions at all. I was in the middle of handling a guest issue as our other staff was checking someone else in. While not an excuse, I do apologize if my demeanor was anything less than pleasant. On your next visit please reach out to me directly as I would love another chance to turn our interaction around. Sincerely, Donnie Ransbottom
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GeorgiaQueen81 wrote a review Nov 2021
48 contributions9 helpful votes
I’ll start by saying that every single employee we encountered was friendly and helpful! The view was gorgeous as was the beach. The floors were grimy feeling and my feet always felt dirty. The shower was nice but also could’ve been cleaner. The rooms are all tiled as is the bathroom. This is an engineering boo boo unless there’s good insulation between the walls. We went for a couples relaxing retreat. The first day was nice and then..a young family with 2 babies checked in beside us. I have three kids-now teenagers so I get it-but, the children screamed non stop! I don’t mean occasionally whined or cried. They actually screamed as loud as they could with their tiny little voices all hours of the day. The mom sang constantly and I had to wonder if they’d ever heard the term “inside voice”. Middle of the night was screaming and at the crack of dawn they woke us up screaming. Not relaxing. You could hear people all down the hall-coughing, talking, etc. it was the loudest place I have ever stayed in my life. Frank n Lolas was the only restaurant open. I looked at the menu online and decided what to order. We went to the lobby and ordered. It cost $40 for eggs, bacon, potatoes and toast. My husband got a tea. The menu said each entree was $10 but they rang up 40% more!! The bartender said sorry I guess I need to add the updated menu. He didn’t offer to edit the bill. We were charged 18% gratuity but received no service. A guy brought us paper plates with our food and left. I got the same food plus some at a neighboring property in 2018 and it was included. You’d think margaritaville would have something besides basic half n half coffee creamer but they did not. I’m not a hotel snob. It’s just I expected a good variety of food options, availability of good coffee, some peace and quiet and to not be price gouged (magically changing food prices and gratuity without service).
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Donald Ransbottom, Guest Services / Front Office at Margaritaville Beach Hotel
Responded Dec 15, 2021
Hi Georgia, I'd love to touch base with you about what you were charged in our restaurant. Please reach out to me at the hotel if you'd like to continue the conversation.
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PRICE RANGE
$243 - $357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaFlorida PanhandlePensacola Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
162
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Frequently Asked Questions about Margaritaville Beach Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Margaritaville Beach Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Gulf Islands National Seashore (0.4 miles), Pensacola Beach (0.07 miles), and Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Margaritaville Beach Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Margaritaville Beach Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Margaritaville Beach Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Margaritaville Beach Hotel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Margaritaville Beach Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Water Pig BBQ, Red Fish Blue Fish Pensacola Beach, and Flounder's Chowder House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Margaritaville Beach Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is Margaritaville Beach Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Pensacola Beach.
Does Margaritaville Beach Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Margaritaville Beach Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fort Pickens Area (2.7 miles).
Does Margaritaville Beach Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.