Ratings based on 2,760 Verified Reviews

3.8 out of 5
80% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Very close to beach

Posted Aug 18, 2017
Pros: Close to beach
Cons: Bigger Fridge in rooms and a safe for valuables.
Location: Lots of great Seafood restaurants!
Nice stay. Hotel was on the beach and close to everything on the island...
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from San Antonio,Tx

Great place to stay

Posted Aug 17, 2017
Pros: friendly staff, pet friendly, on-site store, bar
The Pearl was amazing. I don't have kids but if you do this a very kid friendly hotel. The swim up bar is a nice touch with beach access. There is a store by the lobby to grab snacks or beach clothes before going out. The pools are amazing and are definitely a sight to see. Definitely worth staying here.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 18, 2017 by abdel zouari, Hotel Management
Dear guest Thanks for your reviews and comments, we appreciate the fact that you did enjoy your holiday with us.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from San Antonio, Texas

Close to the beach

Posted Aug 17, 2017
Pros: Clean pools with lots of room for children to play and adults to lay out! Love the location.
I went with friends and family to the hotel. The pool is very clean and the people working there were very hospitable. The location is great. We ate at a restaurant across from the hotel (facing the bay). We definitely plan on staying there the next time we visit South Padre.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 18, 2017 by abdel zouari, Hotel Management
Dear Guest Thanks for your review, we are glad that you had a wonderful experience with your family and friends
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Minneapolis, MN

It's okay

Posted Aug 5, 2017
The hotel is in need of remodeling and update. The way they advertise is deceiving as they show the nice swimming pool of the hotel next door which gives the impression it's part of this hotel but it's not! The best thing about this hotel is the beach and outdoor grill cafeteria!!
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 11, 2017 by Abdel zouari, Hotel Management
Dear guest Your comments are valuable to us We will reach the appropriate department to make any changes Sorry if there is confusion on the pool picture Again apologies Abdel zouari
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Super disappointed and sad

Posted Aug 2, 2017
Where do I begin? My family has stayed at this hotel multiple times over the years. This time around we even brought more family with is and booked extra rooms. Sadly, after this experience, we will never stay here again. Let's start with the false emergency alarms that mysteriously sound in the middle of the night when all of our children are asleep. During our stay, there were a total of 9 alarms. Nine. We panicked with the first one, woke up all the babies, rushed down flights of stairs with them in our arms as well as helping our elderly parents only to be told by other random guests that it was a false alarm. Where were your managers? Where were the explanations, the apologies? We excused all this with the first alarm. You didn't cancel the alarm in time and most of your guests made it down. But how can we continue to excuse it when it happens EIGHT MORE TIMES? At the very least, you can have speakers in the stairwells to let the guests know it's false. Or have a manager at the bottom of the stairwell alerting guests. Anything. We got nothing. And housekeeping. Ugh. They did an extremely shoddy job of cleaning the rooms. Our sheets had easy-to-get-out stains which makes me think the sheets were never washed and we had the ones from the previous guests. *As I write this at 12:23am, another false alarm just went off.* Next night, sheets were again not changed. The glasses were never changed. The rooms were never ready before 3:00.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 4, 2017 by abdelzouari, Hotel Management
Dear guest I understand your frustration about the alarm, I personally was at the Hotel at the time of the first alarm and the time it was cleared by the fire department, it is true that it went again and again as the staff was trying to fix the issue. Alarms are set up for one reason which is safety, not sure if you saw what happen in England in a building, the fire alarm didn't work, at least in our case it was a false alarm, it is true it is inconvenient and I regret it and we do apologize again for it. Sincerely Abdel Zouari General Manager
1 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Dallas

Beware! Picture of Condos are deceiving.

Posted Aug 1, 2017
Pros: Pool, staff, convenience of the little shopping store.
Cons: Please make it clear that the Condos are privately owned. Share pics of rooms so that we know what we are reserving.
Location: We loved The Painted Marlin Grill. Great food and atmosphere.
When we arrived we were so excited to check-in. We entered our room (1205 & 1206) and were aghast at the ugliness of the outdated room. It was as if we stepped into an old Motel 6. The furniture looked like it was picked up from a Goodwill. The beds were elevated on this platform which made it hard to get up. My parents had to use their suitcase. The lights were barely working in the bathroom. The ceiling had rust and stains. Walls were banged up. The kitchen was from the 70's. We just couldn't stay in that room. Thankfully after talking with the staff, they moved us to an amazing room. We were able to enjoy our stay and loved our view. I'm giving this a bad rating because I felt deceived by the advertisements. I learned that all the condos are privately owned. Had I known that then I would have gone a different route reserving our room. We would not have rented room 1205 and 1206. We lost 24 hours trying to get ourselves situated in another room. Thankfully, the hotel comped us 20% but to think that they would even put a family in that room is beyond me. Please be careful when reserving a condo there. I would suggest you call the hotel directly and ask for a room facing the pool. I think this is the best view. Also, when I did call the hotel weeks before our arrival, no one answered, You have to call them when is not during check-in/check-out time. We did enjoy the rest of our stay after all of this was resolved. So because of the staff helping us, I do recommend Pearl.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 3, 2017 by abdel zouari, Hotel Management
Dear Guest Thanks for your review and apology for the inconvenience. happy that the staff took care of the issues and as you said it been resolved. Sincerely Abdelzouari General Manager
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Texas

Yes close to beach

Posted Jul 29, 2017
Lobby looked great, but was very uncomfortable, bed was completely worn out, 3rd floor were or room was had a sewage problem and the smell was , well it's was the last nite or we would have moved another hotel. Never again. Management bring their families and stay a night on the 3rd floor
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 31, 2017 by abdel.zouari, Hotel Management
Dear Fred Our apology for not meeting your expectations I understand your frustration, we are working to fix all issues and listening to all guests feedback. concerning the Management bringing their family for a night, I do not understand your comments and I appreciate if you explain more about this particular concerns. Our Hotel is part of a big chain (more than 700 Hotels) and employees of the chain have access to the reservation system. I do have a brother who is a Doctor and he get free doctor visit, the veterans get discounts everywhere, if you are acity bus driver, you have a free pass for the city bus...unfortunately in the hotel business they still pay big bucks especially in high season. If you have any additional concerns please email me. Sincerely Abdel Zouari General manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Pampa, Tx

Excellent location

Posted Jul 26, 2017
My wife and I stayed here 3 nights. It was an awesome location, the staff was really great. The building is just an older building that needs some updates. It is a great spot if you have kids!! They are very kid friendly which I liked a lot even though we don't have kids. It was great to see the hotel staff let the kids be kids. The buffet was awesome which is saying a lot for us because we don't like buffets. The price of beer is outrageous. $7.58 for one. Over all for the money it's a good place.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 28, 2017 by Abdel Zouari, Hotel Management
Dear Guest Thanks for your review. We at the pearl always have in mind any feedback that will make us stronger, we want you to come back, check with us on your next trip, will make sure that you will have the greatest experience Abdel Zouari General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel

Posted Jul 22, 2017
Best part of the hotel is the Close proximity to the beach and a large pool.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 31, 2017 by abdel zouari, Hotel Management
Dear guest Thanks for review and comments Sincerely Abdel Zouari General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Lovely hotel on the beach with beach view.

Posted Jul 21, 2017
Pros: It is on the quite side of the island, which we enjoy. If you are looking for something more party like, go to the north side.
Cons: The housekeeping, cleanliness of the room and deck.
Location: Beach, boating, restaurants, shops, fishing, golfing, pool, sunset cruises!
We had a wonderful time. Room could be a bit cleaner and neater. The cleaning staff is either over worked (they forgot to do our room one day) or they are not given enough instruction on what to do and how to do it. I would definitely return.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 28, 2017 by abdelzouari, Hotel Management
Dear Guest Thanks for your review. We at the pearl always have in mind any feedback that will make us stronger, we want you to come back, check with us on your next trip, will make sure that you will have the greatest experience Abdel Zouari General Manager