My daughter and I recently stayed at the Margaritaville Resort Orlando while visiting their Island H2O Live waterpark. We spent two nights enjoying the resort which is just 15 minutes from Disney World. We previously stayed at Margaritaville on our trip Grand Cayman and were excited to stay at this one as it just opened on January 23, 2019. Here’s everything you need to know about staying at the Margaritaville Resort Orlando.
Room Types at the Margaritaville Resort Orlando
We stayed in a regular hotel room during our stay at Margaritaville with two queen beds. Each room comes with a desk, TV, fridge, Keurig machine but no microwave and a balcony. While I loved the shower tiles I wasn’t too much a fan of the shower with only half glassI prefer a shower door that can close all the way and keep the heat in the shower.
In addition to traditional style hotel rooms Margaritaville Resort Orlando also offers privately owned cottages. They range from 1-8 bedrooms with parking and big kitchens. You can also rent these cottages if you’re looking for more space but want the amenities of a resort.
Restaurants at Margaritaville Resort Orlando
There are four dining options at the resort and we tried three of them. On Vacation is the only sit down restaurant on site that offers breakfast and while I found a menu online while we were there they only offered buffet style. There is a waffle making station along with bagels, freshly made pastries, fruit, eggs, pancakes, french toast, bacon and oatmeal. I’ve never been a fan of breakfast buffets and while they didn’t have an omelette station they did at least make us fresh eggs as we prefer ours scrambled hard instead of runny.
For lunch you can order off the limited menu at Euphoria or order from the pool grill, Salty Rim. We didn’t eat here so I can’t provide too much information except they offer typical bar bites like burgers, sandwiches and fries.
If you dine at the hotel dinner was by far our favorite. We had a great meal at Euphoria which is more of an upscale restaurant and the prices reflect that. For appetizers we had the blue crab dip and mussels. For our main entrees we had the grilled mahi mahi with saffron risotto and blue crab crusted grouper. There were no complaints on either of our meals!
Save room for dessert because you’ll want it. The beignets were so good and drizzled with dulce de leche cream and brown sugar. I don’t like key lime so I didn’t try my friends Key Lime Cheesecake but she said it was divine.
Whether you want a snack or a meal on the go Provisions is the place for you to go. It’s the only place you can get food at the resort past 10pm but they’re still only open until 11. They have bagels, parfaits, muffins and other pastries for breakfast. For lunch and dinner they premade sandwiches and made to order pizza. You can also get chips, cookies, ice cream, wine, and other drinks here.
Things to Do at Margaritaville Resort Orlando
If you’re looking to spend a day just enjoying the resort you have a few options to keep you busy. You can relax at the pool or drop the kids off to the kid/teen club for a relaxing spa treatment. If you want a more exciting day you can visit the resorts’ waterpark, Island H2O Live. We spent a day there and had the best time, read my full review here.
Parking at Margaritaville Resort Orlando
The resort offers valet parking with in and out privileges at $20/day. One downfall to their valet service was that even when we called down from the room to request our vehicle we often had to wait 15-20mins for our car when we got downstairs. That’s a bit frustrating when you just want to get on with your day.
Transportation at Margaritaville Resort Orlando
If you’re not renting a car while in the Orlando area or just want to avoid the parking fees at the theme parks you’ll be happy to know Margaritaville Resort Orlando has free transportation services (you pay for it in the resort fee). Not only will they shuttle you to the nearby restaurants and shopping they also provide shuttle service to the transportation center for Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld Orlando.
We enjoyed our stay at the Margaritaville Resort Orlando and looking forward to staying at more of their properties. Did you find this article helpful? Please share it if you did!
*We were hosted by Margaritaville Resort Orlando to cover the opening of Island H2O Live but all opinions are my own and true.*