Both hotels have once again received a Four-Star designation from Forbes Travel Guide. Not only are they the only properties on Florida’s Gulf Coast to tout the distinction in 2023, but they have also consistently received Forbes Travel Guide’s acclaimed standing since 2013 (WaterColor Inn) and 2015 (The Pearl Hotel). That means that when you stay at either hotel, you can count on the highest levels of service and on an experience that delivers on luxury and comfort.
Every year, Forbes Travel Guide – deemed to be the global authority on luxury travel – evaluates hotels against up to 900 rigorous industry standards that range from their level of service to the quality of their respective facilities. The hotels are inspected independently and anonymously, ensuring the ratings are both objective and consistent and graded on things like cleanliness, amenities, dining options and comfort.
“Travel is in an incredible position for continued growth, as people prioritize authentic, in-person experiences,” says Amanda Frasier, President of Ratings for Forbes Travel Guide. “The hotels, ocean cruises, restaurants and spas on our 2023 Star Rating list demonstrate an impressive commitment to creating memorable environments that nurture connection, joy and sense of place as we experience the world to its fullest.”
In addition to the coveted Forbes Travel Guide recognition, WaterColor Inn and The Pearl Hotel have also maintained a AAA Four Diamond rating since 2007 and 2017, respectively, and have made an appearance on some of the travel’s industry most honorable lists, including Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best,” Conde Nast Traveler’s “Readers’ Choice Awards” and U.S. News and World Report’s annual hotel rankings.
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Details included in this story were accurate at time of publication but are subject to change based on seasonal schedules, amenity and/or operational updates. For the most current information, please visit the respective property’s website.