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“The Pearl on South Padre Island was formerly the Sheraton.” 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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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“The Pearl on South Padre Island was formerly the Sheraton.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

They have totally revamped this hotel from the Sheraton. The rooms a very plush and updated and during the off season , after Labor Day until Thanksgiving and during January and February they offer an airline discount and will up grade your room when you ask at the front desk when you check in. Parents are eligible too with a letter of verification written on SWA letterhead. They have a wonderful Friday night fresh from the Gulf of Mexico caught buffet. They also have added more adult pool areas and they have a childrens corner with an activity director.Also they have a great Spa where you can get any type you want for not a bad price. They also have big Condo's to rent for large family gatherings for extended stay. The place is clean, bright, friendly staff and an all round good time. There is so much to do there you don't even have to leave the property.

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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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  • 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Keller, Texas
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Although that might not sound like much, there are actually a lot of hotels on South Padre Island and many of them are good. However, I don't believe there is any other resort on SPI that beats the overall quality and value of the Pearl.
For starters, this is a large resort with multiple towers and accommodation types, all within mere yards of the ocean and a great beach. The Pearl also features an incredible lagoon-type pool with swim-up bar and slides and play areas for the kids.
The rooms are very decent in terms of size and quality and the staff was generally very polite, helpful, and available at all times.
One of the best features of the Pearl is its location. Centered directly off the bridge onto the island, the resort and its adjoining Spa are only a mile or less from the marinas and restaurants that are used by the majority of vacationers and tourists. We were amazed at how easy it was to get from the hotel to fishing charters, nightclubs, theater, and shops and still feel that- once back at the resort- you were in a more secluded resort.
My only complaint: the resort utilizes a wrist-band identifier for hotel guests, which is not a problem in itself (and should be used), except that they don't do a good job of enforcing security on site. Lots of locals and outside visitors came onto the grounds and abused the pool and resort privileges while attendants seemed to ignore the problem. Trespassers tended to be noisier and messier than the paying guests.
Overall, a great value and the best place to unwind on SPI.

Room Tip: Always upgrade to Premier with an ocean View whenever possible.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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, March 19, 2013
Thank you so much for taking a moment to share your feedback! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful stay at the Pearl South Padre Hotel and consider our property to be the best on the island. We will ensure your kind words make it back to the entire staff and we definitely look forward welcoming you back very soon!
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McAllen, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I was looking for a hotel on SPI for my wife's birthday on 2-16-13.I found some specials on PEARL SOUTH PADRES website.I was able to get two nights for $.160.The room was beautiful with a view of the beach. The hotel has great amenities and direct access to the beach.I think I will make this an annual trip.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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, March 19, 2013
We are delighted to hear your stay exceeded your expectations and was such a memorable birthday experience. Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to your annual trips to the Pearl South Padre!
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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

The room was gross, the walls were paper thin making it hard to sleep, and the staff was insanely overbearing, lying and rude. I would never recommend staying here to anyone. Also, WAY over priced too.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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DanielDelk, Manager at Pearl South Padre, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Thank you for taking a moment to review your recent stay at our property. We regret it was such an unpleasant experience and apologize for any inconveniences you encountered. We do understand your concerns but we certainly hope we have the opportunity to see you again in the future. Please feel free to reach out to us directly if there is anything else you may need.
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Edinburg, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I SET THESE COUPLE OF NIGHTS FOR MY PARENTS ON THEIR GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY EXPECTING A NICE COUPLE OF DAYS AWAY FROM THE NORM. My parents were totally happy with the excellent service and extras provided by Natalie and her staff at the Pearl. I decided to try it myself and sure enough the place is great! This is the only place we will go when on the Island.Thanks again guys our visit was grand and plenty of smiles were appreciated. AMIGOS DE MEXICO.....***como la PERLA no hay dos!!***

Room Tip: "Check in online....Special requests,speak to "Natalie" at front desk!! sorry Natal...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, March 19, 2013
Thank you for your review and for choosing the Pearl South Padre for your parent's 50th anniversary celebration! We are delighted to hear that Natalie and the rest of the staff provided such thoughtful and warm service throughout your stay. We look forward to celebrating many more special occasions with you and your family!
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Mexico City, Mexico
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Excellent service, with few guest, a great place if you wan´t to rest (not in spring break of course), the rooms have a few details, but nothing that can spoil the stay.

The morning buffet is very good and if you can you should take it.

Room Tip: The rooms with partial view of the beach on the south side are better and have a beautiful view of t...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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, March 19, 2013
Thank you for taking time to post your positive feedback from your recent visit to our hotel. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope that when your plans bring you back to South Padre Island, you will give us another opportunity to welcome you back!
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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

we loved it! we thought it to be clean, comfortable, with good food and nice staff, could take my doggie! yes!! also, the beach was a very short distance form hotel. pools were nice. the music group that played in the restaurant was fun. we danced for an hour to good tunes. the friday night seafood buffet was packed because it was so good.

Room Tip: ask to face beach
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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, March 19, 2013
Thank you for taking a moment to submit a review of your recent stay at our property. We are very pleased you found the location to be so ideal for and that the friendliness of our staff and cleanliness of our rooms were so impressive. We appreciate your feedback and do hope to see you again soon!
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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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 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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