Are you dreaming of an unforgettable vacation in Key West for your family? Look no further than Margaritaville Beach House Key West, the ideal place for families seeking as close to an island vacation as you can get without leaving the US. Margaritaville is located in the quieter area of Key West near Smathers Beach, but provides easy access to Duvall Street, Mallory Square and all the attractions the island has to offer.
Accommodations at Margaritaville Beach House Key West for All Families
Margaritaville Beach House Key West has a variety of accommodations to suit you, whether you have a small or large family. They offer a tempting array of accommodations including standard guest rooms with king beds, one-bedroom suites and two-bedroom suites. All suites feature a living room with pull-out sofa bed and the two-bedroom features a mini kitchen with a high-top table with seating for four, microwave, sink and a fridge.
The rooms at the hotel have an island-inspired decor that is bright and airy. Most of the rooms overlook the lush tropical gardens of the hotel or the pool. If you fancy looking at the ocean, then you’ll want to book one of the one-bedroom oceanview suites with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Activities at the Margaritaville Beach House Key West
The hotel has a lagoon-style pool, where the kids can splash and play to their heart’s content. The outdoor pool has lots of seating, so parents can catch some rays or catch up on a good book while the kids play.
If your family is fond of playing games, then you’ll want to participate in the lawn games that take place in the garden courtyard or play one of the board games available in the lobby.
Love the beach? Smathers Beach is right across the street from the hotel. You can just walk across. Beach chairs and umbrellas are available to rent for the day. You can also rent kayaks, hobie cats and paddleboards, as well as go parasailing at the beach.
Even though it is vacation, we know some people still want to work out, and the hotel does offer a 24-hour fitness center if you want to work out in paradise.
During the cooler months, you can gather around the fire pit and reminisce about all the day’s activities.
Activities in Key West
The hotel offers a free shuttle to downtown Key West. We highly recommend riding the shuttle which runs every hour vs. driving as parking is difficult to find and you will most likely have to pay for parking. We never had a problem getting a shuttle, but we visited at the end of May, which is not high season.
The shuttle drops you off near the downtown marina where you can access boats going out for snorkeling, parasailing and other watersports. The drop-off point is also about a 5-minute walk to Duval Street and Mallory Square. Duval Street has lots of shops and restaurants to visit and Mallory Square has the Sunset Celebration each evening where you can see a variety of street performers and take in the beautiful Key West sunset.
You can’t go all the way to Key West and not visit the southernmost point in the US. The southernmost point marker isn’t far away from the hotel. It was a quick 7-minute drive to get there.
Food at the Margaritaville Beach House Key West
The Tin Cup Chalice Bar & Chill is the main restaurant at the Margaritaville Beach House Key West. The restaurant serves all three meals and also offers a wide range of drinks, including surprise surprise margaritas.
If you feel like sleeping in or are tired from a long day of activities, room service is available for all meals as well.
If you can’t get your day started without a jolt of caffeine, the hotel offers complimentary coffee and tea in the lobby each morning. And even better than complimentary caffeinated beverages is complimentary chocolate chip cookies which are offered each day in the lobby at 3pm. The kids were big fans of the cookies, so we made sure to stop in to grab some each day.
Good to Note
The Margaritaville Beach House Key West does offer Florida Resident rates throughout the year, so if you are interested in staying at the hotel, you can check their website for any resident specials that they might be offering.
There is a $54 daily resort fee which covers shuttle service to and from downtown and the Key West International airport, parking, fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies daily, daily smoothies and popsicles by the pool, local calls and more.
Perfect Home Base for your Key West Vacation
If you are visiting Key West with your family, then the Margaritaville Beach House Key West is the perfect base for your vacation. It has a great location which is not too busy, offers easy beach access and is a short drive to historic old town Key West.