No doubt, this location is paradise. Private beach, no frills accommodations. We have been here a half dozen times in the past few years.
Our first visit, we could not believe how low the rates were and would forgive just about any deficiency. The people were so friendly and warm, the atmosphere precluded any notion of belly aching.
These days, the price has creeped up to more like what they warrant and so too now have our expectations. We stayed the past two weekends in a row and were left with a bit of a bad taste both times. Some new faces were not quite as inviting as we'd come to enjoy. Manager hovering around pushing us to get out by checkout time or we'd be charged another day. Not a pleasant way to end the weekend(s).
We have always remarked that they could stand to mop those floors, the window shaker AC is less than luxurious, the vertical blinds on the windows are just tacky and don't offer any privacy.
Don't get me wrong. We will be back, hopefully many times. But, as they are now asking more like real money, we are going to look for something besides just location. And we want back the smiling, warm faces we'd previously enjoyed.
Can't bring myself to lower my rating, still will give it 4 of 5. We really enjoy staying at the Pearl, regardless. Another scowl or two and that may just tip me to the other side.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pearl Beach Inn – Nestled at the very edge of the Gulf of Mexico on Manasota Key in Englewood, Florida, this quaint, clean, waterfront Inn is uniquely suited for those who truly wish to ‘get away’.Manasota Key offers a truly unique location to rest, refresh and rejuvenate. This seven mile stretch of land, connected at the north and south by bridges to the mainland, is home to quaint seaside homes and stunning waterfront mansions. We are one of only a few resorts providing overnight accommodations, especially on the more tranquil north end of the key. Pearl Beach Inn offers you the location from which to enjoy the true beauty of the surf, sand, sea birds, sunsets and sweet sounds of the gentle Gulf surf. Miles of soft sand beach are yours --- stroll the entire length of the Key, search for beach treasures such as fossilized shark’s teeth, elegant and delicate shells, or simply bask in the sun or relax in a hammock.Our beachside inn consists of twelve waterfront efficiencies (1 with a stove, others with microwaves) and one suite, which has a full kitchen and room for 6. All accomodations are furnished in a casual tropical decor. We pride ourselves on our excellent staff…they are the key to making your stay just perfect. We can help you arrange outings such as fishing excursions, a day of golf, or a kayak tour of beautiful Lemon Bay. Just ask…we are here for you!If you are looking for the perfect place to reconnect with family or that special someone, you’ve found it!What better way to enjoy time with loved ones than in our beautiful beach setting? Away from it all and yet only a short drive to shopping, dining and various unique venues that are uniquely Florida’s West coast and uniquely Englewood. Located between Sarasota and Fort Myers on the West Gulf Coast of Florida, we are a world away and yet easy to get to.We look forward to hearing from you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pearl Beach Hotel Englewood