Credit: Julie Soefer Photography
Credit: Julie Soefer Photography

8 Ways Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs Will Help You Escape the June Gloom

Ditch the Coastal Fog and Head to Margaritaville Resort, a Desert Destination with Island Soul

This June, leave the foggy coast behind and head to the tropical oasis of Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs. This desert paradise welcomes guests with bright colors and a beachy vibe that tips its hat to the region’s iconic midcentury modern architecture. Once your eyes catch a glimpse of the giant blue flip-flop tucked inside the entrance, you’ll know you’ve officially arrived. But before you book your island getaway, we’ve pieced together a “highlight reel” of exactly what to expect when vacationing Jimmy Buffett-style. Margaritaville Hotel Palm Springs


1 | Rooms with a Tropical Twist

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When booking your stay, choose from 398 beach-inspired guest rooms spread across eight buildings, each designed to whisk you away to a tropical island. Many are located around one of two inviting pools with private cabanas. There are standard and deluxe rooms, premium studios and a variety of suites, including the Chill Out, Paradise and a two-story Jimmy Buffett suite—perfect for a getaway with family or friends. Margaritaville is also pet-friendly, so you won’t have to leave your fur baby at home!

Local Insight: The newly opened Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs is the first Margaritaville property on the West Coast. It was originally the Riviera Hotel, which was built in 1958 and modeled after a few Las Vegas hotels.

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2 | Dining in Paradise

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Joe Merchant’s Coffee & Provisions is the resort’s on-site, grab-and-go coffee shop that serves up breakfast dishes, sandwiches, snacks, salads and other items perfect for when you’re on the go. JWB Grill is Jimmy Buffett’s namesake eatery that serves timeless cuisine with a contemporary twist in an atmosphere that errs on the laid-back side of luxury. Here, you can feast on everything from fine-dining favorites to coastal cravings like fresh ceviche, fried calamari and Ora King Salmon. And for those in search of a casual sit-down breakfast, Come Monday Café offers guests genuine island hospitality and a chef-driven menu of breakfast classics to match. You can feast on weekend brunch dishes like huevos rancheros the classic Cheeseburger in Paradise!


3 | Cool Pools

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Margaritaville is home to two sparkling pools: the 5 o’Clock Somewhere Pool and the Lone Palm Pool. The lush, tropical 5 o’Clock Somewhere Pool is an oasis of fun, with games, cabanas and daybeds and a cocktail bar, while the Lone Palm Pool is a serene spot to kick back and relax with its swaying palms,full-service tiki bar and views of the rugged San Jacinto Mountains. There’s no better place to soak up the sun!


4 | Island-inspired Drinks

As the saying goes, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, and the 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar will take you straight to the tropics with its vibrant poolside setting and frozen concoctions. Order a Who’s to Blame, Pink Cadillac or Fins to the Left margarita. The bar also features an extensive beer and wine list, as well as small plates like chips and salsa, fried calamari and fish tacos. And when the desert heat begins to take its toll, enjoy mountain views, island ambiance and air-conditioning at the resort’s License to Chill Bar. Whether you’re escaping the heat or enjoying an after-dinner drink, this chic bar is a great place to hang out with friends over a Landshark Lager or a blue crab dip crostini.

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5 | R&R at St. Somewhere Spa

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Margaritaville currently boasts the largest resort spa in Palm Springs. St. Somewhere Spa features 18 treatment rooms along with a large communal relaxation space called the Blue Haven Lounge. Treat yourself to a rejuvenating facial, massage or mani/pedi, or take a dip in a therapy pool. The Paradise for Two is a relaxing spa experience for couples, while Bahama Mama is a special massage therapy for mothers-to-be. And you don’t have to be a guest of the resort to enjoy its many amenities—St. Somewhere Spa is open to the public!

Local Insight: Getting hitched? Consider booking a bachelor or bachelorette getaway or even a wedding-day spa experience!



6 | Festival Season Festivities

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Splash House is back! This summer festival series takes place across three hotels in Palm Springs, and Margaritaville happens to be one of them! Come get down to your favorite house and disco beats, and watch as the resort transforms into a tropical desert playground for all to enjoy. Revel in front-float views of the stage as you take a dip and dance the day away. Mark your calendars for June 10-12, August 12-14 and 19-21, and let’s boogie!


5 | Endless Activities

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Relax at one of Margaritaville’s resort pools in a shady cabana or work out at Fins Up Fitness Center, which offers state-of-the-art strength and cardio equipment. You can even book your next big event or meeting at one of Margaritaville’s 23 meeting rooms, such as the stunning Compass Rose Ballroom. There’s also a ton to see and do nearby; many of Palm Springs’ best restaurants and boutiques are within a short walking or driving distance. Snag a complimentary bike rental at the resort if you wish to pedal around town. Other popular nearby activities include hiking through Indian Canyons, riding the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway or teeing off at Escena Golf Club!


8 | Exclusive Promotions

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Enjoy summertime savings at Margaritaville! The all-new Summerzcool offer allows you to enjoy 20% off the property’s best available rate when you stay three nights. And if you stay four or more nights, you’ll enjoy a savings of 25% off the best available rate. Don’t miss out on a discounted trip to paradise this summer!

Margaritaville Hotel Palm Springs

Margaritaville Resort
1600 N Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Lynne Eodice is an accomplished writer & photographer. She is the former Features Editor for Petersen’s PHOTOgraphic magazine, and has contributed her writing and/or editorial expertise to Photographer’s Forum, Rangefinder,, California Tour & Travel, Family Photo and Adorama’s Learning Center. She is also the author of Photos That Inspire: Photo Workshop, an instructional book that’s illustrated with more than 200 images by various photographers, published by Wiley & Sons.


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