As someone who lives in the area, it's rare that I stay at a hotel on South Padre Island, but thanks to a business meeting held there my husband and I stayed for two nights this April. We stayed here when it was the Sheraton, and we were pleased to see that the lobby and pool areas looked like they were being maintained very well. The room wasn't too bad for an independent hotel, but two problems deserve mention.
The noise level in the rooms can be absolutely unbearable, depending on your room location. We were placed next to a room with what sounded like six children under six, and the walls provided little or no buffering against their constant yelling, crying and general carrying on. The room a/c rivaled the young hellions in noise production. When the compressor cycled on and off it sounded like the Second Coming.
The second issue was the bed. I was tempted to yank off all the bedding to try to figure out what was going on. The mattress felt like a mostly deflated air mattress with a lumpy pillow top mattress pad. It was the strangest bed I've ever attempted to sleep on. I'm writing this after two sleepless nights because of the noise and mattress, so I can't really rave about the resort. It does have a nice beachfront bar with a grill chef preparing light meals, which is a nice feature, and the pool area was quite nice. I'd love to see this turn into a hotel I could recommend, but I'm not sure they can overcome the issue of the thin walls. It's a shame. South Padre Island needs some first rate hotel properties.
- 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