Margaritaville Resort Biloxi: Fun Coastal Mississippi Hotel

Margaritaville Resort Biloxi really surprised me. Not with their License to Chill vibe, because, after all, founder and King Parrothead Jimmy Buffett was born a few miles away. US Gulf Coast Travel factoid: Jimmy Buffett was born on Christmas Day (December 25) in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

In an area surrounded by casino resorts, Margaritaville Biloxi is a family-friendly beach resort with no casino. That surprised me. Located along the magnificent Mississippi Gulf Coast (aka Coastal Mississippi) across the street from Harrah’s, next to Golden Nugget, and down the street from Beau Rivage and Hard Rock, Margaritaville Biloxi was just another casino property I guessed.

Then I stayed there and realized how wrong I was!

But, trust me, you likely will have more fun at Margaritaville Resort Biloxi than those other Biloxi casinos. Plus it is a convenient day trip from New Orleans.

Jimmy Buffet sign at Margaritaville: "Fun is about as good a habit as there is."
Jimmy Buffet sign at Margaritaville: “Fun is about as good a habit as there is.”

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Margaritaville Resort Biloxi: Fun Coastal Mississippi Hotel

Margaritaville Resort Biloxi lobby
valet parking waiting area at Margaritaville Resort Biloxi

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Following are several reasons why Margaritaville Resort Biloxi is one of our favorite places to stay on the beach along the US Gulf Coast.

Escape Family Entertainment Center

Margaritaville Biloxi provides funness to people of all ages. The Escape Family Entertainment Center on level 2 features a golf simulator, bowling lanes, climbing wall, Cloud Coaster, adventure circuit, the world’s largest PacMan (cool), and hundreds of gaming opportunities.

Margaritaville Biloxi Resort entertainment center
Margaritaville Biloxi entertainment center

US Gulf Coast Travel tip: One of my favorite Margaritaville Resort Biloxi features is the climbing wall extending from level 2 into the Margaritaville Cafe on level 5.

climbing wall at Margaritaville Resort Biloxi
climbing wall at Margaritaville Resort Biloxi
climbing wall at Margaritaville Resort Biloxi
top of climbing wall at Margaritaville Resort Biloxi (snag a nacho from unsuspecting diners)

Margaritaville Biloxi Pool Area

Level 5 of the Margaritaville Biloxi features much more funness—including the main pool area and the popular dining areas of Margaritaville Cafe and Doe’s Eat Place. The pool area features a lazy river, fun pool slide, water ropes course, and chillaxin lounging areas. Pool patrons can swim up to the 5 O’clock Somewhere Bar, which also overlooks Biloxi Bay, Deer Island, and the Gulf of Mexico.

wooden sign at Margaritaville Biloxi Resort
Jimmy Buffett lyric sign at Margaritaville Biloxi

Dining at Margaritaville Resort Biloxi

Doe’s Eat Place is an upscale dining option at Margaritaville Biloxi. Doe’s serves incredible steaks, tamales, and craft cocktails. I had a perfect filet mignon with a side of asparagus here. The Mississippi Mud Cake dessert is devastatingly amazing. Happy hour prices (Mon-Fri 5-8pm) are quite reasonable.

Mississippi Mud Pie at Doe's Eat Place, Margaritaville Biloxi
Mississippi Mud Pie at Doe’s Eat Place in Margaritaville Biloxi

Margaritaville Cafe has a similar menu across all Margaritaville properties so when you find something you like, order it at any Margaritaville! The most popular Margaritaville Cafe menu item is Volcano Nachos, weighing in at 5 pounds. Be sure to share some! I usually opt for a grilled fish entree or something recommended by the manager or wait staff. Other Margaritaville Biloxi dining options include Landshark Bar and Grill, The Sweet Shack, The Lost Key Bar, and Margaritaville Coffee Shop.

For more places to eat in Biloxi, please see Mississippi Gulf Coast Restaurants: Coastal Mississippi Dining Guide

Margaritaville Biloxi Rooms

After using the complimentary valet parking and complimentary bellman service, head to the 10th floor lobby to register. Rooms are comfortable, with in-room Keurig coffee makers, tropical pictures and colors, rock floors in the showers (nice), and more chillaxin’ touches and vibes.

Keurig coffee maker and Paradise Water in Margaritaville Biloxi Resort rooms
Keurig coffee maker and Paradise Water in Margaritaville Biloxi rooms
bathroom at Margaritaville Resort Biloxi
bathroom at Margaritaville Resort Biloxi

Watch my video from my top floor room at Margaritaville Resort Biloxi!

Other Margaritaville Biloxi Resort Tips and Features

vintage VW bus in Margaritaville Biloxi lobby
funness in the Margaritaville Biloxi lower lobby

The level 10 and 12 decks are typically quieter than the pool area. They are especially nice to visit in the evenings and at sunset (unless you are on a higher floor with a balcony and facing west).

deck at Margaritaville Biloxi Resort
deck at Margaritaville Resort Biloxi
Coastal Mississippi sunset from Margaritaville Biloxi
sunset from Margaritaville Resort Biloxi

Margaritaville Biloxi has a modern fitness center on the 9th floor and it is a convenient place to refill your water bottle.

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Margaritaville Resort Biloxi sunset view, 27th floor room balcony
Margaritaville Resort Biloxi sunset view, 27th floor room balcony

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Before your next Mississippi Gulf Coast trip, please read these articles about things to do in Coastal Mississippi:

See also these articles about other fun Margaritaville locations:

Margaritaville Resort Biloxi: Fun Lodging Along the Mississippi Coast was originally published on McCool Travel in 2019

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