Margaritaville Resort Orlando

Kissimmee, Orlando

Virgin rating

The hotel

This island inspired resort is situated in an excellent location, near to Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort™, so you’re as close to the action as can be. On your arrival you’ll receive a complementary cocktail to help start your holiday as soon as possible. Between daily and nightly entertainment, family activities at the Fins Up Beach Club and splashing around in the pools, you will never be short of things to do. Grab a bite at the resorts exceptional restaurants and try Florida’s famed seafood, or load up on snacks for long days out at the theme parks. Whether you want a fun packed adventure or just the chance to slow life down and chill out, you’ll be able to have your holiday your way.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Free transport to theme parks
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

Located Next to Highway 192. Transfer time from Orlando International Airport : 35 minutes.

Hotel information

186 rooms, all with private balcony, air-conditioning, TV, WiFi, fridge, coffee/tea maker, iron and board, safe, and rain showers. 

Standard Rooms feature 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

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Complimentary scheduled transportation to Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando.  

Euphoria Fish House (Located on the upper level of the hotel). Salty Rim Bar & Grill (serving up frosty margaritas, hamburgers, hot dogs, and more). On Vacation (Open Friday and Saturday evenings). Provisions Marketplace (all your grab-and-go needs). Sunset Walk (A nearby array of colourful dining experiences, including a dine-in movie theatre, candy, coffee, ice cream shops and more). 

Daily and nightly entertainment, including live music at Euphoria Lounge and Salty Rim Bar & Grill, and stand-up comedy at On Vacation.

2 Outdoor pools. Fins Up Beach Club with cabana rentals*. H20 Island Waterpark*. Play area. 24-hour fitness centre. St Somewhere Spa* offering full service salon, nail bar, and a range of spa treatments. Parakeet's Kids Club*. Bicycle rental*. 

Complimentary WiFi access. Room service*. Full-service laundry*. Concierge.

Resort fee waived exclusively for Virgin Holidays: saving $30 per day.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (773)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fins Up!!!!

Jul 4, 2022 B4951SZdanielg Mammee Bay, Jamaica

Absolutely loved our visit here in April 2022. Had the pleasure of meeting friends here and could not have enjoyed our visit any more than we did. Very clean property with EXCELLENT service from the front desk to the housekeeping department. So much to do from the pools, water park, beach volleyball courts, restaurants, spa and on and on and on.… Read more
Absolutely loved our visit here in April 2022. Had the pleasure of meeting friends here and could not have enjoyed our visit any more than we did. Very clean property with EXCELLENT service from the front desk to the housekeeping department. So much to do from the pools, water park, beach volleyball courts, restaurants, spa and on and on and on. Just a warning, if you book for only 4 days you will have to book again because there is no way you can experience everything this property has to offer. Wonderful hospitality and experience! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 1 Couch for 9 People!

Jul 3, 2022 Larissa K Adana, Adana, Turkey

I really, really wanted to LOVE this place. The reviews are great and we were really looking forward to our stay here. We visit Orlando at least once a year and usually stay on Disney property. However, this time we were meeting up with some friends after being stationed overseas for 3 years so we thought the cottages at Margaritaville would be… Read more
I really, really wanted to LOVE this place. The reviews are great and we were really looking forward to our stay here. We visit Orlando at least once a year and usually stay on Disney property. However, this time we were meeting up with some friends after being stationed overseas for 3 years so we thought the cottages at Margaritaville would be perfect. We booked a 5 bedroom, 5 1/2 bath cottage with a pool for our 2 families. Upon arrival, we checked in at the main lobby and were greeted warmly and even with a Rum Runner - wow! The lobby is adorable and the staff were very friendly. Things were off to a good start. However, upon entering our large condo we were greeted with a living room furnished with 1 sofa, a TV stand and TV. That was it! No love seat, no accent chairs, nothing else in the living room. The couch was a 2-3 seater and we had 9 people with us. I reached out to management right away and explained that we needed more seating in the living room so that we could chat comfortably with our friends after being apart for so long. Management said they didn't have any other condos available and 'most likely the second couch was damaged so the owners removed it.' I then asked to have an additional couch or chairs placed back in the living room and they told me that wasn't possible - that the condos are owned individually and it was out of their hands. What?! How is it 'out of your hands' when I booked the condo through YOUR website and checked in at YOUR lobby. Maintenance later brought 2 plastic folding chairs. We also had to bring in our own beach chairs and use those to all sit in the living room. The cottage itself was great - very spacious and comfortable. Very clean. We loved that everyone had their own bedroom with bathroom attached. We also used the main pool area and enjoyed it. It pains me to have to write a negative review because of seating, but a 5 bedroom condo should have living room seating for at least 5 people. My recommendation to others booking here, is to go into it knowing that your condo is not owned by the hotel itself and if there is an issue, they will not be able to assist you. Maybe you'll luck out and get one of those beautifully pictured condos on the website, but plan on getting a plain white living room with one white couch - that way you won't be disappointed. *Other things to note (don't make the same assumptions that I did here): The water park that they advertise on their website is not affiliated in any way with the hotel and tickets are $63 per person (including children). I knew there was an additional fee involved, but didn't realize it was that high. I also assumed it was on property - since they advertise it on their main website - and something that our teenagers could enjoy while we lounged at the main pool (definitely NOT the case). Many of the pictures on the website show twin beds in 1 of the bedrooms and even though the website makes it clear that 'bed types vary' I assumed at least 1 of the 5 bedrooms would have had twin beds for children to stay in, but that wasn't the case. There were double, queen and king beds in every room. This was not ideal for our family with a 14 year old son and 11 year old daughter (they don't like sharing a bed of course). Read less
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Jul 1, 2022 TonyDee65 Mt Cobb, Pennsylvania

Our family had an excellent stay. New, clean, accommodating. Can’t say enough about this property. The village of stores and restaurants off property is perfect for a family to walk to. Nice break from the Disney properties and it’s only 10 minute drive away.
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Jun 30, 2022 lauriep856 Ocala, Florida

Pool opens at 8am but towels aren't available til 9-9:15 am. There are limited lounge chairs close to pool on pool deck, otherwise they are in rows with sand. So, if you have younger kids, better get there in the morning for a non-sand lounge chair. Also on Sunday they checked our bag before entering pool area! I don't know what was up with that.… Read more
Pool opens at 8am but towels aren't available til 9-9:15 am. There are limited lounge chairs close to pool on pool deck, otherwise they are in rows with sand. So, if you have younger kids, better get there in the morning for a non-sand lounge chair. Also on Sunday they checked our bag before entering pool area! I don't know what was up with that. They obviously don't want you bringing in any outside food or drinks because no coolers are allowed. Signs posted. Unfortunately with children, they like to snack. Most of the kids activities are not free. Expect to pay $5-$10 each. Towels are locked up in the early evening. We returned for a 7pm swim & one of had to go to the lobby and request towels from housekeeping which took about 10 minutes, BTW You have to have clothes on to going to the lobby. We stayed in a 3 bed cottage. Unfortunately with two young kids we were a good walk from the pool. We either had to call the transportation van for a free ride, Or drive our car over there. They tell you to park at the lobby, but then we were told that parking area was for employees. We found there was ample parking around the cottages near the pool so we felt comfortable parking there and not taking anyone else's spot. In our cottage, the icemaker was broke. We had to call the lobby for housekeeping to bring us ice as needed. The bed pillows were very thick! Very hard to sleep on. Would've been nice to have blankets on the bed. We called the lobby about this and they said no blankets. Not a lot of couch for a three bedroom. Only three adults could sit in front of the TV on the couch. We had no other chairs but the hard chairs at the kitchen table to view the TV. The two packs of laundry detergent are a no name brand. I guess if we called the front desk we could've gotten new towels but we opted to get some Tide & wash ours. Margaritaville you were a disappointment! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing poolside service

Jun 26, 2022 L3803XVbethr

Daniel/Regina at the pool was AMAZING! We rented a cabana and there was someone who was trying to use it without having paid for it. Daniel/Regina hustled over there and got them out immediately and then proceeded to have it in pristine condition for us in a matter of minutes. Top notch service! Nico was our waiter and he was so quick, friendly,… Read more
Daniel/Regina at the pool was AMAZING! We rented a cabana and there was someone who was trying to use it without having paid for it. Daniel/Regina hustled over there and got them out immediately and then proceeded to have it in pristine condition for us in a matter of minutes. Top notch service! Nico was our waiter and he was so quick, friendly, and made sure we were well taken care of. Was a great day at the pool thanks to Daniel/Regina and Nico! Read less