7 Reasons to Stay at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

Even if you’re not a die-hard Parrot Head, there’s still plenty to love at this South Florida beach resort.

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort
Margaritaville Hollywood Beach ResortCourtesy Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

Step into the lobby of Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort in Hollywood Beach, Florida, and you'll immediately notice Jimmy Buffett's influence in the tasteful details. A 15-foot flip flop art piece. A chandelier made from floating margarita glasses. Seating areas framed by indoor cabanas, which are painted with "Margaritaville" song lyrics like "nibblin' sponge cake." But even if you're not a die-hard Parrot Head, there's still plenty to love at this AAA Four-Diamond resort. Here are seven reasons to book your stay.

Rooms with Parrot Head Details
Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort guest rooms
All guest rooms feature a balcony overlooking the water.Courtesy Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

The 17-story property boasts 349 guest rooms, each with a private balcony with Adirondack chairs overlooking the water. (Depending on which category you book, the view will either be the Atlantic or the Intracoastal Waterway.) The spacious rooms are tastefully designed with Jimmy Buffett nods, from the Changes in Attitudes, Changes in Latitudes throw pillow, to the fin-shaped handles on sink faucets (that you turn to the left, turn to the right, of course).

Three Pools and a FlowRider
Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort pools
An aerial view of the resort's three poolsCourtesy Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

The resort's two main pools are both family-friendly. Kids will love the water slide at the LandShark Pool, while the Lone Palm Pool is more laid-back, with a hot tub and a tiki bar. Want to escape the splashing kiddos? Head to the 11th-floor adults-only rooftop pool for some peace and quiet, where cocktails are provided by the License to Chill Bar. Both adults and kids can try out their surfing skills at the FlowRider wave simulator.

Eight Restaurants and Bars
Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort JWB Prime Steak and Seafood
JWB Prime Steak and SeafoodCourtesy Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

At the namesake Margaritaville restaurant, you simply must order the Cheeseburger in Paradise. The al fresco Landshark Bar & Grill serves up beach bar food (fish tacos, burgers, buffalo Sriracha shrimp), while the upscale JWB Prime Steak and Seafood features prime cuts of steak, fresh fish and a raw bar. Be sure to catch the sunset at the 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill, located on the Intracoastal.

St. Somewhere Spa
Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort St. Somewhere Spa
The relaxation area of St. Somewhere SpaCourtesy Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

The 11,000 square-foot spa is a calming respite from wasting away the day beaching and boozing. A range of services is offered, from the Only Girl in Town Manicure, to the Lost Shaker of Salt Scrub to the Breathe in, Breathe out, Aromatherapy Massage, which uses essential oils. Post-treatment, unwind in the steam room or hot tub.

Hollywood Beach Location
Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort Hollywood Beach Broadwalk
The resort is located on the Hollywood Beach BroadwalkCourtesy Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

The beachfront resort is located right along the charming Hollywood Beach Broadwalk (nope, not a typo). The 2½-mile brick-paved stretch is perfect for strolling, with more than 30 shops, 50 restaurants and three oceanfront parks. Grab an outdoor table at a sidewalk cafe and watch the people go by.

The Margaritas
Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort Landshark Bar & Grill
Sip a margarita oceanfront at the Landshark Bar & GrillCourtesy Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

Maybe it's the secret recipes or maybe it's a mental thing, but the margaritas really do taste better here. You can't go wrong with a classic Who's To Blame, or spice things up with the Feeling Hot Hot Hot, made with reposado tequila, triple sec and a habanero margarita mix. Mango, ginger citrus and watermelon are also on the menu.

Live Entertainment
Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort Hollywood Bandshell
An outdoor concert at the Hollywood BandshellCourtesy Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

It wouldn’t be Margaritaville without live music, and the resort features over 30 local bands. Performances take place nightly throughout the resort, plus at the Hollywood Bandshell, an outdoor amphitheater on the Broadwalk right in front of the property.