Margaritaville Palm Springs

Palm Springs, California

Virgin rating

The hotel

Bringing that island feel to the Californian desert city, Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs is the first of the famous chain on the West Coast so you can enjoy the relaxed and colourful vibe as part of your US road trip, or for a chance to chill out by the pool with a cocktail in hand. With a calendar of activities including poolside games, movie nights and live DJ’s, this large resort caters for all ages. There’s two pools to relax by, or visit the spa for an array of treatments that will have you feeling like you’re on a secluded island somewhere! You’re just moments from the shopping and golf that Palm Springs is famous for, and parking is included in the resort fee. You don’t need to leave the resort really though – you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to food. Enjoy a steak at JWB Grill, quasedillas by the pool, or grab a takeaway pizza and enjoy it on your balcony when you book a Deluxe Room. If you’ve visited a Margaritaville before you’ll know they’re famous for the ‘5 o’clock somewhere’ bar and this place is no different. It’s the staple of any Margaritaville experience. 

Amenities

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Free Parking
  • Internet Access
  • No Smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

Located in Downtown Palm Springs; the Tahquitz Canyon and the Moorten Botanical Garden are a short drive away.

Hotel information

398 rooms and suites featuring island-inspired décor. All with air-conditioning, 50” LCD smart TV, mini fridge, Keurig coffee maker, safe, WiFi access, iron and ironing board, bathrobes, hairdryer, and bathroom amenities. 

Standard rooms are 305-350 sq ft, with either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 people.

Deluxe Rooms feature a private balcony, wither either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 people.

Premium Studios are 465 sq ft, featuring a private balcony, and either 2 king-size beds, or 1 king-size bed plus a separate living area with sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 4 people.

The Escape Pad is 570 sq ft, featuring a private balcony, living area with sleeper sofa, table and chairs, and a partially separated sleeping alcove with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 people. 

The Latitude Suite is 570 sq ft featuring a private balcony, separate living room with queen-size sofa bed, and bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 people.

The Chill Out Suite is 570 sq ft featuring a private balcony, separate living room with queen-size sofa bed, and bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 people.

The Hemisphere Suite is approx. 770 - 815 sq ft featuring a private balcony, living room with step-up soaking tub, separate oversized bathroom, and bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 people. 

The Paradise Suite is 745 sq ft featuring a private balcony overlooking the pool containing a private outdoor hot tub and firepit, living room with queen-size sofa bed, bathroom with separate large soaking tub and rain shower, and bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 people.

The Palm Suite is 600 sq ft featuring an oversized balcony, living room with queen-size sofa bed, bathroom with separate large soaking tub and rain shower, and bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 people.

The Good Vibes Suite is 815 sq ft and is located close to the resorts restaurants. The suite features a private balcony overlooking the pool, living room with queen-size sofa bed, fireplace, wet bar and additional seating; bathroom with separate large soaking tub and rain shower, and bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 people. 

The Horizon Suite is 600 sq ft and features a large rooftop deck with desert mountain views, double sided fireplace that separates the living room and dining area, queen-size sofa bed, bathroom with separate large soaking tub and rain shower, and bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 people. 


JWB Grill (International cuisine, open for lunch and dinner). Come Monday Café (breakfast restaurant). 5 o’clock Somewhere (poolside bar serving casual food and beverages). License to Chill (bar serving light bites and a range of drinks, with daily happy hour). Joe Merchant’s Coffee and Provisions (open throughout the day for grab and go items, including takeaway pizza). Lone Palm Pool and Truck serving quick bites, fresh bites, handhelds and beverages (open Wed-Sun 10am - 6pm).

Activities calendar including poolside games, fitness classes, live DJ’s and music, movie nights and more. 

Two swimming pools. Poolside cabanas*. Fins Up fitness centre. Bicycle rental. St Somewhere Spa*. 

Complimentary WiFi access. Self-parking for one vehicle is included in the resort fee, additional vehicles are $18 plus tax per night (payable locally, fee subject to change). 

There is a daily resort fee of $40 plus tax per room (payable locally, fee subject to change).

Resort fee includes:- Self-parking – WiFi access – Access to Fins Up fitness centre – in-room tea and coffee – Concierge printing – Bicycle usage. Resort fee and inclusions are subject to availability and change. 

*Denotes local charge

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Coachella with the girlies

Apr 17, 2024 autumn m

Everyone was so nice until I checked in and until I left ! The guy at the front was able to get me early check in for Coachella. The bartenders were so nice ! And the housekeeping was very helpful ! Had a great stay overall !!
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Apr 17, 2024 Jessica E

Got the cheapest room and it was very cozy! The bathroom sounded a little scary when flushed but it worked so no complaints. There was an event going on in the pool area so it was a little noisy which I didn't mind at all but just a heads up if you're a light sleeper you might need to bring some sound cancelling ear buds if it bothers you.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent fun time at Margaritaville

Apr 11, 2024 Sunshine58255823704

I usually travel solo which I did for my 4-night stay at the Margaritaville palm springs... Check in was a breeze though I was a bit early. I got to my room and it looked out over a parking lot area...I'm one to spend a fair amount of time in my room so I just went back to the check in desk and asked the young man there if he could please give me… Read more
I usually travel solo which I did for my 4-night stay at the Margaritaville palm springs... Check in was a breeze though I was a bit early. I got to my room and it looked out over a parking lot area...I'm one to spend a fair amount of time in my room so I just went back to the check in desk and asked the young man there if he could please give me a non parking lot view...which he took care of straight away! Bravo! My stay was very pleasant and I really enjoyed the main bar which was tended by David (daytime) and Adam in the evening. You can eat at the bar so I ordered calamari. It was hands down the BEST calamari I've ever had! I had a few other meals at the bar and they were all spot on! My room was, for me, just perfect...over looking the swimming pools but with trees to give you privacy. I highly recommend this Resort. There are 3 excellent restaurants less than a 5 minute walk away. Plus of course the hotel restaurants. So... Go... Relax... Eat and imbibe... Sent with Aloha from Maui... Read less
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Apr 9, 2024 Malika K

I am having a very disappointing experience at this resort. This is a situation that a lot of small-to-mid situations are adding up to an unpleasant experience. I am here for a conference and I arrived last night. The check in process was a little bumpy. They claimed to not have my company information on file (though when I checked with my company… Read more
I am having a very disappointing experience at this resort. This is a situation that a lot of small-to-mid situations are adding up to an unpleasant experience. I am here for a conference and I arrived last night. The check in process was a little bumpy. They claimed to not have my company information on file (though when I checked with my company they said they had a confirmation email that it was done). I was given a room on the ground floor, which makes me uncomfortable so I asked if it would be possible to switch to a higher floor. I was told I couldn’t then, but possibly the next day. My room was not great. It was dated and tired and didn’t feel perfectly clean, but it felt acceptable if I could get a different room the next day. In the meantime a colleague checked in to another room that was full unacceptable. It had buckling/decaying walls, and some other unclean things, but that is her story to tell. This morning I woke up to find that none of my devices charged because the outlets didn’t work! At this point, I really needed to get to a different room. I called the front desk to report the issue and they kept implying that I was looking for an upgrade. I had to tell them multiple times I just want a higher floor with functioning outlets! I did get help from a very helpful gentleman named Rafael at the front desk (shout out to him). My new room at first glance seemed better. The bathroom seemed to be an upgrade and while a little dingy, it seemed to be in better shape than the last. When I went to the closet to unpack, there were no hangers and no luggage rack (small thing, but they are starting to add up). I go to call housekeeping to request these items and the buttons on the house phone don’t work (another small thing adding up). I call the front desk from my cell phone to report the issue with the phone and request for hangers and luggage rack. I’m told they will send them up. An hour and a half later, nothing. I also start looking around the room and notice the carpet is not clean. It needs a good vacuum. I call back to report that the previous items were not taken care of and the floor is dirty. I’m still waiting on the floor. Final issue I want to share was the service at the restaurant. My friend and I waited for 30 minutes to even get a menu! The service was horrible. I had to get up twice to ask for things we’d already requested. With that said, the food was good. Pool area here is nice. I haven’t been able to spend much time there yet, but it seems great, but due to the other issues, and how little care there is in resolving them. I would not recommend this place. I have not seen in anything I’ve experienced here that they want to do anything to make my experience better than it has been and that is so disappointing. Read less
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Apr 8, 2024 Roving22276113180 Glendale, Arizona

Initially, I was reluctant to book because some of the reviews weren’t as positive as I hoped. However, I decided to go forward and spent four nights at the Margaritaville resort in April. Overall, the trip certainly exceeded expectations. My room was bright, clean, comfortable, and the hotel is centrally located. The grounds are… Read more
Initially, I was reluctant to book because some of the reviews weren’t as positive as I hoped. However, I decided to go forward and spent four nights at the Margaritaville resort in April. Overall, the trip certainly exceeded expectations. My room was bright, clean, comfortable, and the hotel is centrally located. The grounds are well-maintained and the staff were friendly. The hotel seemed to be booked to capacity however, it did not impact my stay at all. Enjoyed the visit, and would certainly return. Read less