"The beds seemed old and not very comfortable. The linens were well worn as well. Our room was very damp (probably the air conditioner). Our cloth ... " More

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in South Padre Island awaits you at Pearl South Padre. Within just a 15-minute stroll, you'll find Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark and Queen Isabella State Fishing Pier. Highlights at this beachfront hotel include 2 outdoor swimming pools, a full-service spa, and a restaurant.

Flat-screen TVs with cable channels are featured in all 251 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, furnished balconies, and coffee/tea makers. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and premium bedding. Room service, safes, and hair dryers are also available.

A relaxing day at Sapphire Spa can include deep-tissue massages, body wraps, and body scrubs along with aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The hotel's own poolside bar and bar/lounge are nice places to enjoy a drink. Spend the day at the beach and enjoy the onsite 24-hour fitness center, kids' club, and spa tub. 8500 square feet (790 square meters) of event facilities include 9 meeting rooms and conference space, and other business amenities include a business center. Plus you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, and a kids' swimming pool. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Sights within a 20-minute walk of this 3.5-star South Padre Island hotel include Isla Blanca Park and University of Texas Pan American Coastal Studies Laboratory.

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$85 per night

Ocean View Condo

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

King Double Condo

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

King Parlor

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe King Parlor

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Pearl South Padre ratings based on 64 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5

Great location

Pros: Location
Cons: Put water in the rooms and more coffee. Only coffee for two cups!!
Location: On the beach with pretty pool.
The beds seemed old and not very comfortable. The linens were well worn as well. Our room was very damp (probably the air conditioner). Our cloths were very damp this morning when we went to pack up to leave.

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017

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3 out of 5

Not impressed at all

Hotel was old, the room & the halls, along with the decor was very old. I was not impressed at all. The gazebo advertised was closed all weekend, such a bummer indeed. The balcony was small and the view was obtrusive. The AC never cooled, over all it was a bad experience. HOWEVER, the restaurant was amazing! The food served was exceptionally delicious. Our server was Mercedes, she provided excellent service and made our stay better.

Posted by , from Tx on Apr 25, 2017

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4 out of 5

Close to the beach, great pool but rooms could use

The pool area could use more lights at night for safety reasons. The outside restroom near the pool were disgusting and full of sand. The rooms need some remodeling, especially the restroom. The air conditioning in the room was not working properly.

Posted by , from G on Apr 3, 2017

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2 out of 5

Pearl is Not Always a Jewel

Pros: Nice pool areas; staff was friendly. Ate in the restaurant first night; had the seafood buffet. It was good.
Cons: Maid service. Smell of interior.
Older hotel; did not smell good for some reason. We had a balcony on our room and upon arrival, their was bird poop all over it; had not been cleaned prior to our arrival. Maid service did not show up first day there. I had to call twice to get them to send Maid Service, supply toilet tissue, clean towels. Last day there, Maid Service did show up and cleaned room and balcony, but I believe that had I not called, they may have not showed up on last day either. Staff was friendly; no complaints about the staff.

Posted by on Dec 27, 2016

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5 out of 5

2 bedroom condo

Very clean with a great view. Would definitely stay again.

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016

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3 out of 5

Nice location

Food is ok not a good value. Way too expensive food .According to marketing a resort fee is charged ,no resort services provided , not even pool towels were provided. No beach chairs provided no pool bar open , no pool waiter present . Hotel needs updating . I think their rates and fees are riding in the conttails of the past without updating . E.g. 1 omelet and 2 scramble eggs plus 2 pineapple jiuces and extra sausage 30 plus dollars I believe 37 .

Posted by , from g on Nov 29, 2016

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel and friendly staff!

Pros: The amenities
Cons: Rooms somewhat outdated. Some of our towels had holes in them, the balcony door lock was rusted and would not lock, one lamp did not work.
Location: Location is great! Right on the beach, next door to schlitterbaun water park.
My daughter and I did a short getaway to SPI, and the Pearl was a great choice! The grounds are gorgeous, clean pool and hot tub, swim up bar. They have a nice boardwalk to the beach. We did not eat at the restaurant on the grounds only because we had plans elsewhere. The rooms are really clean and the beds were extremely comfortable! We will stay here again!!

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016

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3 out of 5

Close to the Beach and Good Marketing

Pros: Location
Cons: Ensure ALL Maintenance is appropriately and timely completed...(Air Conditioning air filters, coil cleaning and rattle/noises, etc)
Location: Virtually anything a tourist would like to do in this town is very nearby
The location is nice and hotel/Travelocity marketing is very good. I was surprised by a "REQUIRED" [additional] $50 draft/hold BEFORE receiving electronic key to assigned room; although room price including fees and taxes were collected via Travelocity and [already] paid for in advance. All three (3) "window shaker" Air Conditioners had red lights lit up indicating Air Filter needed clean. The air filters did need to be cleaned/changed. Moreover, each window shaker buzzed and rattled all night long. Staff was courteous and kind.

Posted by , from Texas on Sep 27, 2016

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3 out of 5

Loved this hotel last year, not so much this year

The service went way down this year. One of the main reasons we came back was the convenience of the poolside grill. It was only open halve a day while we were there. Excuse was that there wasn't enough guests to open. Pool towels were hard to come by as well. It seemed they partially shut down...which would have been fine had we paid a "partial service rate" for the hotel

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016

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5 out of 5

Nice hire with great view!!!

Took the family to stay at The Pearl this pet weekend. Nice hotel! Awesome view! I thought the brunch was overpriced but the food was good. Pool was feat and the beach access was right there. We will definitely be going back.

Posted by , from B, Texas on Aug 9, 2016

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Property Features

Pearl South Padre offers its guests a full-service spa, 2 outdoor swimming pools, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a swim-up bar and a bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. A business center and meeting rooms are available. Event space at this hotel measures 8500 square feet (790 square meters) and includes conference space. A children's pool, a seasonal outdoor pool, and spa services are also featured at the family-friendly Pearl South Padre. Self parking is free. This 3.5-star South Padre Island hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 251 guestrooms or units
  • 12 levels
  • 9 conference rooms
  • 8500 sq ft of conference space
  • 790 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Bar or lounge
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Gift shop
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Harlingen, TX (HRL-Valley Intl.) (65.3 km / 40.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking; valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Pearl South Padre offers 251 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. 37-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Pearl South Padre has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Pearl South Padre offers complimentary swimming and beach volleyball. Parasailing can be arranged from the hotel (surcharge).

Snorkeling equipment, surfboards, skate boards, scooters, ski tubes, and banana boats are available for rent from independent operators near the hotel.

Windsurfing and kite boarding are available three miles from the hotel.

Dolphin watching, fishing boats and charters, dinner cruises, and

glass-bottom boat rides originate from the marina one half-mile away. Surcharges apply.

Guests can use the health and fitness center at a condominium less than three miles from the hotel. Racquetball, tennis, and basketball are available. Surcharges apply.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

The onsite Sapphire Spa offers full-service treatments, including massage, hydrotherapy and aesthetic care.

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Massages


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.00 per night.


  • Pets: USD 50.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 25 lb)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Spring Break deposit: USD 100.00 per stay (for stays between 13 03 - 22 03)
  • Resort fee: USD 10.00 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: USD 18.95 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 15.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Pearl Hotel
  • Pearl Hotel South Padre
  • Pearl South Padre
  • South Padre Pearl
  • Pearl South Padre Hotel South Padre Island
  • Sheraton South Padre Island
  • South Padre Island Sheraton
  • Pearl South Padre Hotel
  • Pearl South Padre Hotel Island

You should know

  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).