The Pearl Hotel

The Gulf Coast's waterfront jewel
Poised at the end of Scenic Highway 30A — a 28.5-mile two-lane road that hugs the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast — is regal Rosemary Beach. One of the trendiest beachfront towns in the American South, this 107-acre oasis oozes Old World European charm despite the fact that it was founded in 1995.

In the heart of this disarmingly dear destination is a boutique jewel box hotel aptly named The Pearl Hotel. Opened in 2013, The Pearl Hotel is the town’s first hotel, giving you an easy way to escape to Rosemary Beach complete with a waterfront chaise lounge (under a black-and-white-striped umbrella, naturally) on a private strip of sand.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The Pearl is a stylish melding of old and new. The stately exterior smartly accented with bold black and white awnings, a clock tower and turrets gives way to a fresh, contemporary design awash in warm gold and gracious gray hues inside.
  • Personal touches of Southern hospitality are found in the complimentary sparkling wine offered upon arrival and a refrigerator stocked with double-filtered water, soda and juices in the rooms.
  • Just steps from The Pearl Hotel are nearly a dozen casual and fine-dining restaurants and specialty boutique shops.
  • A stay at this Four-Star hotel affords you private beach access with lounge chair set-up as well as special rates on pontoon boat rentals and even a personal service to provide a private beach bonfire.
  • A wide variety of outdoor activities are available to you as well, from golfing to biking, nature trail hiking and watersports (kayaking, canoeing and paddle boating).
Things to Know
  • The Pearl Hotel gives you a host of exclusive complimentary off-site resort amenities through St. Joe Club & Resorts.
  • Private dining, weddings, special events and business meetings (up to 250 people) can be staged in three flexible meeting spaces that open out onto the first-floor patio.
  • A 1938 mug shot of a 23-year-old Frank Sinatra hangs over the piano bar at Havana Beach Bar & Grill. The charge against him, it says, was “seduction.”
The Rooms
  • Each of the 55 guest rooms — 41 standard rooms, nine suites, four cabana rooms and The Pearl penthouse suite (which has the best vista from the clock tower) — is bright, open and inviting.
  • Crisp fine linens, plush terry robes, convenient Keurig coffee makers and indulgent bath amenities by Gilchrist & Soames of London are just the beginning of the upscale in-room amenities.
  • Guest rooms with private balconies have views of either the gracious Gulf, the quaint town or the pretty pool area lined with black-and-white cabanas.
  • All rooms also are equipped with Apple TVs, which allow you to stream wirelessly from the complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi.
The Restaurants
  • Inspired by El Floridita, one of Hemingway’s favorite haunts in old-town Havana, Havana Beach Bar & Grill is a place with swagger. Tommy Crow’s vibrant color-chrome photo and video series of Havana add to the nostalgic vibe.
  • Havana Beach is the perfect place to perch while enjoying an array of handcrafted cocktails, craft beers and fine wines that complement chef Matt Moore’s Cuban-Caribbean-inspired dishes.
  • Expect fare like grouper with black rice, andouille and sofrito (a flavorful, aromatic sauce) or Maine lobster with caramelized fennel risotto and lomo (pork loin).
  • A sense of celebration permeates at Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge, a colorful rooftop cabana bar and eatery that features live music and activities (in season).
24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
63 Main Street, Rosemary Beach, Florida 32461
ECP (28-30 min)   VPS (1 h 5 min)   DTS (45 min)  
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