PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. – Condé Nast Traveler has announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with The Pearl Hotel recognized as one of the top 15 hotels in Florida.

More than 800,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted responses rating their travel experiences across the globe to provide a full snapshot about the places they can’t wait to return to next. The Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognitions of excellence in the travel industry. The full list of winners can be found here.

“I continue to be so thankful and proud of our Pearl team, who prove daily that sincere and personal service are the cornerstone of everything we do,” says David Merryman, General Manager of the Pearl Hotel. “It’s especially gratifying to be recognized by our guests and by a prestigious publication like Condé Nast Traveler as one of the top hotels in Florida.”

As the only full-service, adult-oriented hotel in South Walton, The Pearl provides an idyllic setting for an intimate beach getaway. The 55-room boutique hotel boasts elegant, modern accommodations and amenities, a restaurant, rooftop bar, a poolside spa and a central, walkable location in the charming Rosemary Beach® community, which provides the iconic backdrop for each guest’s experience. Throughout the hotel, local artwork further elevates the guest experience, making a stay at The Pearl a truly unique and unforgettable experience. 

The 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler’s website at and celebrated in the November issue.

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