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“Another wonderful stay in Margaritaville, Gulf Breeze” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Margaritaville Beach Hotel

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Margaritaville Beach Hotel
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Pensacola Beach
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60 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Another wonderful stay in Margaritaville, Gulf Breeze”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

Another short but relaxing stay at the Margaritaville Beach Hotel. Not crowded and off season rate was good. Very nice atmosphere, peaceful, beautiful hotel and professional accomodating staff. All very pleasant and friendly Only problem, wish we could have stayed longer and had an ocean front room, we were on the bay side. If you are looking for relaxing getaway for a few days, this is your place, great views and balcony gulf views from the main entrance of dining area is great. Pool is beautiful too and Large umbrellas if you do not want to get too much sun. Frank and Lola's Restaurant has good food but other area restaurants are nearby if you do not want to eat in hotel. Margaritaville Gift shop has nice items but selection not as many as a Margaritaville Restuarant shop would have. Their Landshark Landing is adjacent to hotel and nice beach atmosphere there with a huge Firepit that is very nice.

Room Tip: ocean view if best but the bay view is nice too but can't see the gulf from the bay side
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kari R, Front Office Manager at Margaritaville Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 15 November 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay! Our quaint retail shop is gearing up to have plenty of presents for Christmas and fun items for the seasons to come. We certainly look forward to seeing you all again soon.
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Järvenpää, Southern Finland, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

We spent seven days in this lovely hotel at middle of October. Growds were gone so there was very nice to stay at that time. Staff was very professional and kind. Location is perfect for staying pool, beach or even shopping. Weather was exellent, sun shine and temperature around 80 every day.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Kari R, Front Office Manager at Margaritaville Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 15 November 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope the next visit to the country bring you back here.
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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

We have stayed in several hotels in Pensacola and on Pensacola Beach. This hotel is by far the best. The rooms and furnishings are great and the ambiance both laid back but also professional. Pick a gulf front room, if possible. Folks who work here are great and we like the restaurant too! This hotel is very kid-friendly but also is a great getaway for adults.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Kari R, Front Office Manager at Margaritaville Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 15 November 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay with us recently and for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to hosting your family's getaway again!
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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

Just got back from a great two day vacation break at the beach. The off season rates and timing meant a great value and not overly crowded. Hotel is clean and bright. Pool design and view of the beach are postcard quality and great little pool bar with reasonable drinks. Room was bayside and had a view of the intercoastal. Room was clean, spacious with great bathroom and refrigerator.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JennRob90
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Kari R, Front Office Manager at Margaritaville Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 15 November 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay with us recently and for taking the time to provide us with great feedback. "Postcard quality" Love it! So glad you had such an enjoyable stay and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Spring, Texas
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

This was our second time staying at JB's Margaritaville Hotel on Pensacola Beach (PB). Six days of pure bliss directly on the beach. Threat of tropical storm Karen only blew away the clouds to be replaced by sunny days, romantic nights, and a warm breeze. Once again Ft. Pickens was closed due to govt. shutdown, but the beach and pool was fantastic. Great service, rooms, view, and bottled water and beer coupons in your room daily. Will return soon for the 3rd verse.

Room Tip: Personally I dont think there is a bad room in this place, just some are better than others. If your...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ray_Rose_SpringTexas
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Kari R, Front Office Manager at Margaritaville Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 15 November 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for providing us with great feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed such great service twice! Not a bad room in house, we definitely agree! Hope to see you again soon.
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Jekyll Island, Georgia
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81 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

I did not know that there was a Magaritaville Hotel. I pulled the motorcycle over in Gulf Breeze and told Siri to find a motel near me. What a surprise to find that there was a Margaritaville Hotel about 3 miles from me. my room was great, I got a bay view instead of the ocean view. The price was good for a beach side hotel and the room I had with a balcony was outstanding, well worth the cost. The poolside bartender, Nathan, was very nice and pleasant to talk to.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jekylldan
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Kari R, Front Office Manager at Margaritaville Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 15 November 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to provide us with feedback. Thank you, Siri!!! We will be sure to commend Nathan on his great service and we look forward to your next stay!
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Panama City, FL
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98 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

I'm writing this right when we get home from our stay at this hotel to document one issue. When we checked in Friday, we found two cigarette butts (different brands ) in opposite corners of our balcony. There is a note to guests in the room advising of a $250 charge if you smoke in the room or on the balcony. Assuming they were from a prior guest, and not wanting Housekeeping to think it was us, we disposed of the butts. Then after a long day out Saturday, we found a new butt in a corner of the balcony, so it's Housekeeping or someone else with general room access smoking out there. So, not wanting the next room guest to report us, we got rid of that butt, but they probably found one anyway after the room was cleaned today. I didn't go to the Front Desk with this, as I didn't want to get anyone in trouble.

Other than that issue, the room was bright and immaculate. Bathroom was a good size. Plenty of counter space, large tubes of toiletries (with extras), big glassed-in shower. Internet was fast. We never heard a sound from the adjoining rooms. The only drawback in the room was that all the lighting was along the bed wall, leaving the other side with the dresser and luggage area too dim. Oh, and no decaf with the in-room coffee maker.

We had planned to dine last night at the Landshark Landing pavilion but got over there and found it was closed for a private event; would have been nice to have some notice of that when we checked in. So we ate at the bar in the main building; service was great and the food good. Service was great again at breakfast and the food excellent.

Parking garage had bigger spaces than many we've seen in hotel garages.

The hotel is not overly Jimmy Buffett-themed, in fact the dining room was pretty bland.

The only other comment is the in-room hotel info book misses the mark. It lists times you can get room service, but not when the dining room, bar, etc are open. It doesn't say that coffee is available in the lobby. There were a couple other things that I forgot.

Room Tip: Rooms on the west end would be quieter when there is live music at Landshark Landing.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank clmfla
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Kari R, Front Office Manager at Margaritaville Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 15 November 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to provide us with such great feedback. I do apologize for the marks we missed for your experience.We appreciate the opportunity to serve our guests better and if at anytime during your stay we can do so, please do not hesitate to inform us. We certainly look forward to having you as guests again soon!
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Additional Information about Margaritaville Beach Hotel

Property: Margaritaville Beach Hotel
Address: 165 Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561-2007
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Pensacola Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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:
#2 Business Hotel in Pensacola Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Pensacola Beach
#2 Family Hotel in Pensacola Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Pensacola Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Margaritaville Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 162
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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