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Aerial view of the pool & rooftop lounge area at The Pearl
Aerial view of the pool & rooftop lounge area at The Pearl

About Our Luxury Florida Panhandle Hotel

A Hidden Gem On The Beach

Located in the quaint, eclectic coastal town of South Walton, The Pearl Hotel is an intimate, 55-room boutique hotel that celebrates the town’s distinct Southern charm. In addition to its elegant aesthetics, this hidden gem features guest services-integrated iPads, an award-winning restaurant and rooftop in homage to Hemingway’s favorite haunt in Cuba, as well as the poolside Spa Pearl. Surrounded by unique architecture in a West Indies-inspired destination established as an upscale retreat for urbanites, guests are encouraged to explore the intriguing area by foot or bike. Perfect for romantic getaways, this Forbest Four Star and AAA Four Diamond property leaves guests revived, inspired, and dreaming of their next beachside visit. 

Sunbeds by the outdoor pool at The Pearl Hotel

One of the benefits of St. Joe Hospitality managing this distinctive hotel property is that guests also enjoy access to a bevy of their private membership club amenities, including private golf and beach club access; complimentary bicycle use; kayak, canoe, and discounted stand-up paddleboard rentals; access to beach bonfire services, for which a team member arranges all details of a beachside bonfire, from preparing the fire and setting up beach chairs to providing fixings for s'mores; and much more.

Hotel Manager: David Merryman 
Year Established: August 2013
Location: 63 Main Street | Rosemary Beach®, FL 32461
Reservations: Email Us or call 877-935-6114

Since opening in 2013, The Pearl Hotel in the Florida Panhandle, located at 63 Main Street in Rosemary Beach, FL, 32461, has received numerous awards and accolades:


Forbes Travel Guide

Four Star Rating (since 2015)



Four Diamond Rating for Hotel and Havana Beach Bar & Grill (since 2015)


Conde Nast Traveler

Readers' Choice- #37 "Top Hotels in the World" (2019)
Readers' Choice- #10 "Top Hotels in USA" (2019)
Readers' Choice- #2 "Top Hotels in Florida" (2019)
Readers' Choice- #7 "Top Hotels in Florida" (2018)
Readers' Choice- #8 "Top Hotels in Florida" (2017)
Readers’ Choice- #10 “Top Hotels in Florida” (2016)
Readers’ Choice- #3 “Top 20 Hotels in Florida” (2015)
Readers’ Choice- #1 “Best Hotels in Florida” (2014)
Readers’ Choice- #1 “Top 15 Hotels in Florida” (2014)
Readers’ Choice- #6 “The 12 Best New Hotels in the World” (2014)


Reader's Digest

The 16 Best Boutique Hotels in America (2020)


Travel + Leisure 

Top 500 "World's Best Hotels" (2021)
#13 "World's Best Top 15 Resort Hotels in Florida" (2020)
#5 "World's Best Resort Hotel in Florida" (2019)
#1 "World's Best Resort Hotel in Florida" (2018)


Southern Living Magazine

Readers’ Choice- #2 “The South’s Best New Hotel” (2015)


ConventionSouth Meetings Magazine

1 of 40 properties in Florida to receive "Readers’ Choice Award (2015-2018)
Voted "Top Adventure Resort" (2017)



Traveler's Choice Winner for Top 10% of Businesses on TA (2020)
Certificate of Excellence for Above 4.0 Rating (2015-2016)


USA Today

"#10 Best Waterfront Hotel" in 10Best Readers' Choice Poll (2018)


USA News & World Report

Gold Badge for Top 10% Ranking (#25) for "Best Florida Hotels" (2020 & 2019)
Gold Badge for Top 10% Ranking (#1) for "Best Panama City Beach Hotels" (2019)
Gold Badge for Top 10% Ranking (#257) for "Best Hotels in the USA" (2021 & 2019)


Perfect in South Walton Award

Best Hotel/Resort, Diamond Winner (2021 & 2020)
Best Hotel/Resort, Platinum Winner (2019)
Best Spa, Gold Winner (2021, 2020 & 2019
Best Conference Space, Gold Winner (2021)
Best Hotel/Resort, Diamond Winner (2018) 
Best Accommodations, Grand Champion (2017)
Best Large/Formal Event Venue, Award of Excellence (2017)


30A Hot Spot Awards

Voted #1 “Hottest Hotel” (2015)
Voted #2 “Hottest Spot to Get Pampered” (2016) (#3 in 2015)- Spa Pearl
Voted #3 “Hottest Swimming Pool (2015)
Voted #5 “Hottest Spot for Weddings (2015)


Wine Spectator

Havana Beach Bar & Grill- Award of Excellence (2022)

From hyper-local food sourcing, to bottling our Nordaq FRESH water on site in reusable glass, to taking many of our forms and processes paperless with the Intelity ICE app, to intelligent lighting and environmental controls in each guest room – The Pearl Hotel is committed to keeping its carbon footprint and environmental impact as minimal as possible.