I have been a guest at the Siesta Pearl every year for the past four years. I have resisted submitting a review for it for purely selfish reasons: I want the Pearl all to myself! During my latest visit in August, however, I changed my mind. The Pearl is much too special not to share.
I must begin by disclosing that my standard for cleanliness is incredibly high. Regardless the amenities an establishment may have, if the rooms are not impeccably clean, it’s a deal breaker for me. The villas I have stayed in at the Pearl have always been spotless. I have been known to clean before settling in to a hotel room, but no need at the Pearl. In my opinion, a true test of an establishment’s level of hygienic practices is what is found under sheets and pillow cases. Yes. I look! All of the pillows and mattress covers I have inspected in the villas have been clean and new-looking. My focus on cleanliness may seem a bit obsessive, but I feel as though how an establishment is maintained at this level is a strong indication of its overall integrity and dedication to its patrons. The individual responsible for the maintaining the high level of cleanliness at the Pearl’s is manager, Eileen Town.
Eileen is also responsible for making the Pearl a little piece of paradise. Pure tranquility! The Pearl has the feel of the tropics with its beautiful flowers and plants Eileen tends to with such care. The decorative elements Eileen has placed throughout the property complement the Pearl’s theme perfectly. Eileen’s creative touch is also evidenced inside the villas. Every room includes decorations that create an overall bright, seaside feel. (Little touches like the fish oven mitts make me smile!) I think the villas could be in Better Homes and Gardens!
Perk: The property is private. You could easily miss it. It is bordered on all sides with wooden fencing (a wrought iron gate enhances the entrance) that is flanked with flowers and foliage. My favorite is the jasmine growing on top of the fence. It smells so nice!
The two villas in which I have stayed offered a small, private patio, equipped with a table and chairs. I particularly enjoy sitting outside looking at the flowers and plants. The Siesta Pearl is situated a street behind Siesta Key Village, and at night, the faint sounds of house bands can be heard. The music is not blaring; it is just enough to contribute to the Pearl’s relaxing “ambience“! Furthermore, I have trouble sleeping and can be awakened easily, but I have never been bothered by the music while indoors.
I also appreciate the free WiFi at the Pearl. It allows me to keep in touch with my children and participate in Southwest Airline’s early-bird check-in!
The Siesta Pearl is approximately 200 steps from beautiful Siesta Key Beach. Yes. I counted! This is another perk. No driving. As a matter of fact, since the Pearl’s is around the corner from the Village, it is possible not to have to drive at all!
I confess that the first time I found the Pearl on Trip Advisor, I almost discounted it. As I remember, there were only four reviews and one was not favorable at all. Fortunately, I called to enquire about the review and spoke with Eileen. Boy am I glad I did! To think I might never have discovered the how amazing the Pearl really is. I am glad I had the sense to put the bad review in context. Quite frankly, I often wonder how the person writing that review could have been so off the mark. It is truly that person’s loss.
Siesta Key is my destination of choice, and I would not even consider staying anywhere other than the Siesta Pearl. Attention to detail is what sets the Siesta Pearl apart, and the person responsible f or attending to those details is Eileen Town. It may sound corny, but she is a genuinely wonderful person. She has always gone above and beyond to make certain that I have a wonderful stay. I get the distinct impression that the Pearl is more than a job to Eileen; it is her passion. Clearly it shows.
I start looking forward to my next visit to the Pearl the second I leave it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Siesta Pearl is a true Florida Keys oasis. 3, One bed apartment's with privet gardens and one efficacy are hidden 1/2 a block from the best beach in the world. Each has a full kitchen and all the thing to make you feel at home, from blenders to ironing boards. The Pearl sits just behind the Famous Siesta Key village with its shops and dinning. From the farmers market to the Daiquiri deck it's a great vacation spot. The hardest decision at the Pearl is, "cappuccino on the way to the beach; or a daiquiri on the way home?" Enjoy! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Siesta Pearl Siesta Key, Florida