Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg
Jimmy Buffett is a very popular singer and resort owner and he has finally come out with a great spot for you to pick when you travel to Gatlinburg. However, this is still a new resort and it does have a prime spot when it comes to places to stay. The question is really is this location worth all the hype that is given to it and will it withstand the test of time? Well, I can tell you that the other locations that he has opened have definitely withstood the test of time and continue to grow in popularity and attractions so I think that part is well taken care of, but does this resort belong in the beautiful mountain town? Well, that is up for everyone to decide, but I can tell you that we are going to do our complete review of the Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg so you can decide if this is the location you would want to stay in or not.
Location Of Margaritaville Resort
I did mention this place is in a prime piece of real estate and it really is. I know some people will complain about the location, but the location is towards the middle of town and with this being the bigger yellow type of color building it is rather easy to find the resort. Here is the address and map that we always provide though.
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Features Of The Resort
- This is a resort that has a couple of restaurants that are on location. This will make it easier for you to get the food you want to have, but also know that you do not have to leave the grounds of the property to get the food. At the same time, the restaurants may not have a lot of the food that you would want to have in Gatlinburg, like the amazing steaks from Alamo Steakhouse.
- The location offers you a couple of different pools to use, one is going to be the seasonal outdoor pools you are used to seeing when you are staying at some hotels. The other is going to be an indoor pool. What is really nice about the location here is the fact that it does have a children’s pool which makes it easier for you to keep your kids safe while they are in the pool.
- One thing that is definitely a unique feature is the valet parking. With most of the Gatlinburg hotels it is all self park, but here they do offer valet parking for you to use and this definitely means your vehicle will be guaranteed a safe parking space.
- At the hotel, you will notice that it is going to have a full-service spa to enjoy as well. While the spa is full-service you will find that it does have some limitations and the main one that people will note is the fact that it is going to only have six rooms for people to use, which means the spa can get booked up early and you could miss out if you wait to long.
Is The Location Family And Pet-Friendly
The Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg is a great location for families and it is close to everything in town. What is really nice is the location is very kid friendly as well and even has a child’s pool that will help you keep track of your kids and know they are safe. So I would have to say it is definitely a family friendly location. Now, for people who think their pets are part of the family, which I can definitely understand, you will find that it is going to be a little bit disappointing as the location does not allow pets.
What Does The Spa Offer
With most of the hotels in Gatlinburg you will notice they do not typically have a spa. This is a location that does have a spa and it will definitely allow you to relax quite a bit more on vacation than what you were planning. When you look at this location you will notice it does offer 6 different rooms and it does have a steam room. Inside of the location, you will notice it does offer deep-tissue massages, stone massages, sports and Swedish massages as well. In addition to the different massages, you can even have aromatherapy as well, which can help you relax as well.
Does The Hotel Have WiFi
This is one thing that we did find kind of funny about this high end resort and that is the fact the information we were able to find about the location is the Internet is hardwired. It is free, but it is not going to be WiFi from all the information we could locate and read about the location. This could be bad for some families that have multiple devices that require WiFi to work properly, but this is one location that even when we spoke with them and looked on multiple booking websites they all said the same the Internet is hardwired.
Who Would Like This Location
I have to admit the location here would appeal to a lot of people that want to have the comforts of a full-service location, but also would really be nice for the millennials as well. The one exception would be the hard-wired Internet could make it difficult to get the connection they would like to have, but I am sure a location like this would have WiFi in the works. Who else would like this location would be those that are looking to get a nice relaxing vacation at a resort or would want to go to a newer hotel that they know is going to be super clean.
What Do I Like About The Resort
I have to say I really like the resort for the selection of rooms. This is one place that has a wide range of room that are available and each one will have its own pluses and drawbacks. At the same time, though, this does allow me to find a room that would actually work for the entire family, instead of having to settle for a room that is going to not really meet my needs at all.
The spa is a great feature as well, that I really like. While I know that not everyone will take advantage of the spa it is great seeing that the spa is available to use because it will definitely make it easier for you to have a good trip and a chance to relax after being in the mountains. Now, the downside is the spa is limited space and this means you will have to book early for your spot to guarantee you can get in.
Location is key and that is another thing that I like about this place. The fact that it is only a couple of minutes walk to reach the Aquarium really gives this place a nice and central location. What else this does it allows you easy access to the strip as well and if you do decide to walk to the other end of town it only takes about 15 minutes if you do not stop at all.
What Do I Not Like With The Resort
The thing that I really do not like with this location is the pricing points. I know this is a resort, but this is Gatlinburg and the price of the rooms are comparable to most in the area, but when we were researching we saw on one of the booking sites the price of breakfast for adults is anywhere from 10-18 dollars and if you have kids it is 8-18, which is fairly pricey to me when you can go to one of the pancake houses and save yourself a fortune.
My Final Thoughts On Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg
I have to say this location is new and that gives it a unique quality that a lot of people have fallen in love with. However, at the same time, once the newness wears off it is still going to be around and with the strong name of Margaritaville it will stick around and as long as it remains popular and Gatlinburg stays a great destination this will be one property that will continue to be extremely popular for people to stay in. Overall, I have to say the Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg is a nice location with some fresh ideas, but if you are on a budget then you may want to consider a different location to stay in when you travel to Gatlinburg.