Honest Review of The Pearl Hotel in Rosemary Beach

The Pearl Rosemary Beach

The Pearl Hotel is a Rosemary Beach resort that features charming character complete with ocean views, updated rooms, and luxurious amenities. It also boasts a prime location right in the center of the local restaurants and shops of Rosemary Beach. If you’re searching for luxury hotels on 30A near Panama City Beach, you really can’t beat this beautiful boutique resort located on Main Street in Rosemary Beach, FL.

From the onsite restaurants and bars to the relaxing pool and spa, The Pearl is full of convenient amenities for all guests. Plus, it’s located just steps away from the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. If you’re craving a boutique hotel in Rosemary Beach with gorgeous rooms and easy access to the beach, The Pearl should definitely sit at the top of your list.

In the post below, I will dive into a full (and honest) review of The Pearl in Rosemary Beach, Florida. You can view pictures of The Pearl from my family’s time at the resort, and I’ll provide some important tips for your stay. So, continue reading all about this beautiful boutique hotel in Rosemary Beach, which sits just off Scenic Highway 30A in the Florida panhandle!

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The Pearl Rosemary Beach Guest Rooms

The Pearl Hotel in Rosemary Beach features all sorts of rooms for guests. Visitors can book rooms that include either a king, a queen, or two queen beds.

The Pearl Rosemary Beach
The Pearl Hotel in Rosemary Beach

Many of the rooms also offer private balconies with views of the Gulf of Mexico, town, or pool. The Pearl also has several suite options to choose from, including the Rotunda Suite (no balcony) and The Pearl Suite.

My family and I booked our room at The Pearl on a last minute whim, so we didn’t have a ton of options to choose from. We decided on the Gulf View Guest Room with a king bed.

king bed and sofa with doors to balcony in hotel room
Gulf View King Room

It’s important to note that the room also included a sleeper sofa; although, it wasn’t the most comfortable pull out bed. Still, the kids didn’t mind sleeping on it.

We really loved the updated decor in the room as well as the flooring (no carpet). The balcony featured two chairs with a table, and it overlooked the green space in front of the hotel.

Gulf View Balcony View at The Pearl
Gulf View from Balcony

The Pearl often hosts weddings on Saturdays during peak season, and a tent had been set up in the lawn outside our balcony. Initially, we thought this was an eyesore that distracted from the ocean views.

Wedding Tent at The Pearl in Rosemary Beach
Wedding Tent on Green Space

However, the live band at the wedding reception was absolutely amazing! So, my husband and I really enjoyed sitting on our balcony later that night listening to the band.

Balconies at The Pearl
Room Balconies

Another thing to note about this outside space is that the balconies aren’t totally private as seen from the photo above. You can see into the balconies around you, and they are pretty close together. This wasn’t an issue at all for us but just something to be aware of.

shower and vanity at The Pearl
The Pearl Hotel Bathroom

The bathrooms include a large walk in shower with rainfall showerheads and a separate toilet room.

The Pearl Restaurants

The Pearl offers a main restaurant, Havana Beach Bar & Grill, which is really popular for hotel guests and for people not staying at the hotel. I would highly recommend making a reservation if you plan to eat here during brunch or dinner hours as it is often busy.

Rooftop Bar with yellow umbrellas
Rooftop Bar at The Pearl

We dined outdoors on the patio for dinner and inside for breakfast. The food is really great, and it’s a super convenient option for those staying at the hotel.

Guests can also order from Havana’s for in-room dining. Additionally, you’ll find Havana’s rooftop bar outside near the pool, but it was closed for a private event during our stay.

Hotel Amenities

The Pearl provides some really nice modern amenities for guests staying at the resort. Some of the convenient perks you’ll find while staying here include:

  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Complimentary bikes (adult sizes only)
  • Spa Pearl
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tennis courts (located at WaterSound Beach Club)
  • Fitness Center (located at WaterSound Origins)
  • Golf course access at nearby golf clubs
  • Outdoor pool (adults only)

If you are traveling with kids, you won’t be able to access the hotel’s pool as it’s for adults only. However, you can walk to a Rosemary Beach neighborhood pool that allows families.

Watersound Beach Club Pool
WaterSound Beach Club

Additionally, guests at The Pearl receive access to the Watersound Beach Club, which is just a short drive away. This exclusive beach club offers beach access, two restaurants, and resort style pools. It’s definitely worth a visit if you have kids.

Beach umbrellas and chairs
Beach Setups at The Pearl

If you prefer to stay close to The Pearl and are visiting with children, you can enjoy the beach, which sits just steps away from the hotel. Two beach chairs and an umbrella are complimentary for guests. You’ll also find towels and sunscreen at the beach that are free to use as well.

A final amenity I want to mention is the complimentary snacks and beverages in the rooms. In addition to the complimentary sparkling wine available at check in, the room’s small refrigerator contained various drinks that were free for us to consume.

Pimento Cheese and Crackers
Pimento Cheese Snack Delivered to Room
beverages in mini fridge
Fridge in Room

We also received delicious pimento cheese and crackers during the afternoon, which were a welcomed surprise. Finally, my kids especially enjoyed the cookies that were delivered as part of the nightly turndown service.


Below are some commonly asked questions about The Pearl in Rosemary Beach:

What is the pet policy?

Pets are allowed at The Pearl in certain rooms (pool view) only. Guests with pets will be responsible for a nonrefundable fee at arrival. Also, pets cannot be left in the room alone. You can find out more about the pet policy here

What restaurants are near The Pearl?

The Pearl Hotel sits right in the heart of Rosemary Beach, so it’s surrounded by local restaurants. Summer Kitchen Cafe, Cowgirl Kitchen, and Pescado Seafood Grill are just a few options that are a short walk away. Additionally, The Village of South Walton Beach is located within a ten minute walk of the hotel. This Seagrove Beach area features additional dining options.

Who owns The Pearl?

The Pearl is part of the St. Joe Company, which owns additional hotels along 30A. This allows many of the hotels to share amenities with each other. As mentioned above, guests at The Pearl Hotel receive access to WaterSound Beach Club. Visitors can also rent kayaks at the sister hotel, the WaterColor Inn.

Is The Pearl kid friendly?

My husband and I visited The Pearl Hotel with our two young daughters and found it to be kid friendly. If you’re looking for a hotel with a family friendly pool, The Pearl may initially seem like it’s not the right choice since its pool is for adults only.

However, families with kids can use the Rosemary Beach family swimming pool. Or, you can drive to WaterSound Beach Club, which offers AMAZING family friendly amenities and great service as well.

Final Reviews of The Pearl RB

Overall, we really enjoyed our time spent at The Pearl Hotel. If you’re traveling with adults, I would highly recommend this boutique resort as it offers gorgeous rooms, convenient amenities, and easy beach access. The town of Rosemary Beach is really ideal for couples or girls’ trips since there are so many restaurants, bars, and shops just steps away from The Pearl.

The Pearl Rosemary Beach Pin

If you’re visiting the area with kids, The Pearl is still a really great option. The Rosemary Beach family pools are just a short walk away from the hotel or beach. And the added option to utilize the WaterSound Beach Club gives you even more areas to spend time. While it’s true that you would need to drive to WaterSound, the Beach Club there makes it totally worth the short car ride!

We hope you have an amazing stay in Rosemary Beach, Florida. And let us know what you thought about The Pearl Hotel! Did you stay at The Pearl in Rosemary Beach Comment below to share your thoughts with us!

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