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“Best Hotel on SPI” 5 of 5 stars
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Pearl South Padre
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   310 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX 78597 (Formerly Sheraton South Padre Island Beach Hotel)   |  
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Best Hotel on SPI”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

This hotel was built as a Sheraton many years ago. It is located on the far south end of the island with a most unique view of the Gulf of Mexico for each room.

This is our first stay as a Pearl. (12-27-12 to 12-30-12)They have spent a bunch of money updating the property. Paint, wall treatments, landscaping, and most important, attitude! The employees were helpful and willing. They obviously had had extensive public relations training. The improvements were swell. The stay was extra special with the Christmas decorations and the holiday smiles.

Room Tip: Check rates...lower than ever! Always ask for a northern exposure on the highest floor!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DanielDelk, Manager at Pearl South Padre, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are delighted you chose to spend some time over the Holidays with us and that your found the Pearl South Padre to be the best hotel on the island. We look forward to seeing you again upon your return to South Padre!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Dallas, Texas
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4 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Booked through Expedia for 5 days At The Pearl. Not at all impressed by the room on first sight.
The best part is supposed to be the balcony but the balcony door is jammed. Room comes with a mini refrigerator but the door doesn't close completely and had to use a chair to jam it shut!!
Could not get the bath tub to fill as the water would flow out even after putting the stopper on which means they give a bathtub but want us to use just the shower!! Also the paint at the bottom is peeling in the tub!!
Have asked for microwave twice now but none are available. We are told we are the next in queue but let's see if we get it at all!! Makes me wonder if its coz we booked thru Expedia. There are plenty of good, lower priced hotels here with a better view. Will never come back to this hotel and won't recommend it either.
Will share pictures if I can.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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DanielDelk, Manager at Pearl South Padre, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
It was disappointing for us to read your review of our hotel. Please accept our apologies that your stay did not met your expectations and we hope we will have a future opportunity to provide you with a better stay.
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

My SO and I stayed here after clearing customs at Brownsville late in the day on 12/24/2012 following a marathon sixteen day trip to Mexico. The hotel is lovely and the staff was great. We had a so-so meal in the restaurant, and were pleasantly surprised when the manager comped our entire check. Hat's off to the Pearl for great customer service!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DanielDelk, Manager at Pearl South Padre, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
We are very happy to hear you had such a wonderful stay at the Pearl South Padre, especially after a sixteen day trip in Mexico when you were probably anxious to be back home. Thank you for the "hats off" and for your review. We can't wait to see you again the next time you are on the Island!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

We went there for our Christmas break and got a room on the 20th floor with a great view of the beach. Worth the stay.

Quick access to the beach and a lot of activities nearby. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DanielDelk, Manager at Pearl South Padre, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you had such an enjoyable stay and we definitely look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Seattle, WA
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29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

How could anyone complain about The Pearl? This is about as nice of a beach hotel as you will find anywhere - certainly on the Gulf Coast, and in the off-season it's an amazing bargain! By far the nicest property on South Padre.

Where to begin?!? How about the wonderful smelling lobby that greets you when you enter? Then there's the fabulous lagoon pool area with a hot tub, a "warm tub" normally used as a swim up bar during peak season, and a cool lagoon pool. All three are wonderful and extremely well kept. In fact, this hotel is CLEAN. One of the cleanest I've seen! Clean everywhere!

The room is nicely updated with a fabulously soft and luxurious bed, nice linens (I saw someone complain about the linens - yet these are very similar to Westin quality, in fact this hotel used to be a Sheraton!) There's a nice TV (not that we're using it) and a fantastic view is found from MOST rooms! Very nice toiletries too!

We've eaten several meals at the restaurant and all have been very good. Again, I can't stress how clean everything is. The staff seem to take real pride!

I realize I'm gushing but we really love The Pearl. Very nice people delivring good service, and in the office season an incredible value.

We've stayed at other locations on South Padre, including recently at the LaQuinta (which is a decent value) but nothing compares to The Pearl. Love it!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DanielDelk, Manager at Pearl South Padre, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
Thank you so much for the review. We appreciate you taking the time to "gush" about our property and we agree that there are many aspects to love which we are glad you were able to experience. We look forward to seeing you again the next time your travels bring you to the Texas Gulf Coast!
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Winnipeg, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

This year we ventured to South Padre Island and stayed at the Pearl. We checked out the rooms first because the rate was too good to be true. The views of the pool area and of the ocean were awesome. With all the amenities of home, I would love to stay at the Pearl for the rest of the winter. The staff were very helpful and very friendly and we enjoyed getting their opinions on local dining, tourist attractions, and directions. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DanielDelk, Manager at Pearl South Padre, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
Thank you for your review...we wish you could stay at the Pearl South Padre the rest of the winter as well! We will make sure the staff receives all of your positive feedback and we definitely look forward to seeing you again soon.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We stayed for just one night - to celebrate my husband's 65th birthday. When I made the reservation, I booked the 'spa package' but told them it was for his birthday. Well, when we arrived, much to our surprise, they had upgraded us to a 'romance package' as well, ie., champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries. We were also on the 12th floor in a beautiful, tastefully decorated condo! The view to the north was amazing and the balcony so inviting that we sat out there whenever we were in the room (except to sleep of course:!) Speaking of sleeping, the bed/linens were extremely comfortable as well. We ate at the Beachside Grill downstairs and took in their Friday night seafood buffet, which was exceptional. The breakfast in the morning was also excellent, with an omelette/pancake station as well as a great choice of other dishes. And, my husband's spa treatment at the adjacent Sapphire Spa was also a good experience! We whole heartily recommend this hotel/restaurant - and are thinking that we should make this an annual event!

Room Tip: The rooms from the 7th floor down are less expensive, but we wanted the view! Ask for as high as po...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DanielDelk, Manager at Pearl South Padre, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review of your stay and we are glad that it was such an exceptional experience. We are happy to hear that you were able to enjoy so many aspects of our hotel from the restaurant to the spa and we definitely do hope you make trips to the Pearl South Padre an annual event!
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Address: 310 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX 78597 (Formerly Sheraton South Padre Island Beach Hotel)
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Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > South Padre Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in South Padre Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pearl South Padre 3.5*
Number of rooms: 250
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on the island's southern tip, the Pearl South Padre is a premier oceanfront resort for families and couples who want to experience tranquil views and soft sand beaches in South Texas. Warm rays of sunshine and tropical breezes await your arrival. From the moment you drive down the palm tree lined brick road and discover our lush landscaping and pristine beaches, you'll know why the Pearl South Padre is South Texas' "Best on the Beach" resort destination. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Pearl South Padre Hotel South Padre Island
South Padre Island Sheraton
Sheraton South Padre Island

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