"2 Seniors hit the heights"
As we are among the older of the visitors to Miami we initially wondered if it was for us, we needn't have worried. The Pelican was very conveniently situated on Ocean Drive close to lots of varied restaurants, good as we like to eat out. The staff were very friendly and helpful nothing was too much trouble. Our room intrigued us as it was very fifties […] and lots of the interior decor was well remembered by us. The only downside for us was the walking involved but the bus tour we took around the city and beach area was great as we saw lots more than on foot. The free happy hour drinks were a bonus and the food at the hotel was excellent. We would definately visit Miami again as we found the whole experience fascinating. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great hotel...great location, however beds in the value room are rock hard,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great time at the pelican"
Nice well kept Art Deco hotel right in the middle of the ocean drive action. Very unique theamed rooms which adds to the experience. They had a complimentary happy hour and the bar tender was suburb! Very much enjoyed my stay!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great place for a fun weekend."
Stayed there 21st to 24th Sep 2012, staff very friendly and efficient, room clean and housekeeping always did a good job. Free drinks for guests from 4pm to 6pm so very sociable. Great location lots of restaurants and bars around. Room was located at the rear of the hotel so no noise from outside, not a hotel for everyone but will definitely stay there […] again in the future. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Fab hotel for a fun weekend on south beach"
A great value hotel with good service and funky decor!Genuine Expedia guest review
"perfect for a group vacation"
Staff n service was unbelievable. Free happy hr for guests was amazing n the food n prices during happy hr cannot be beat. The whole environment provided gave us a perfect relaxing vacationGenuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient and trendy, if not comfy"
Maybe I'm getting old, but this hotel may be too trendy for its own good. The rooms are very industrial. There is a frosted glass window separating the bedroom from the bathroom. I didn't enjoy seeing my fiance's profile while he was seated on the can. There was a metal fan on the ceiling that felt like a jet engine when it was turned on, blew everything […] around the room and was way too loud to be practical. However, the toiletries were very nice and everyone at check-in and check-out were nice. I also loved that it was on Ocean Drive. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent location, great hotel!"
We stayed 3 nights and would definitely return in the future. Excellent staff, quirky (read: cool!) rooms with the best shower I have ever used, unbeatable happy hour (free drinks!) in a perfect location. Beach towels and beach lounge chairs included. Decent food, too!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great place! Would totally go back! Good food, good location, great staff!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Hotel! Great Location! Great Value"
My wife and I booked a standard queen room for 3 days and we had a great time. The location is very convenient and close to the beach. Rooms are very clean and very well maintained. We enjoyed our stay at PelicanGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The Pelican puts you in the heart of SOBE action. My room didn't have the best views but I didn't spend much time in room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Extremely friendly staff, very helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Couples, friends, party people, ENJOY!"
Everything was OUTSTANDING-------except for the bed! It was only slightly softer than the floor. (That may be nice for some, but not me.) The hotel staff did the best they could to try and soften it up with a mattress pad, but it was DOWN, so it simply flattened out and then I was on the hard bed again. It was a 4 night stay, so I left with a lot of […] pain and I didn't get much rest. If hard beds aren't an issue for you and you are ready for a party atmosphere, you will LOVE this place. The rooms are each unique! We got to stay in Viva Las Vegas! I loved the shower the best!!! Room for two and a MASSIVE shower head. I DID have some annoyance with the hardwood floors because everything we tracked in (mostly sand) would stick to my feet, so when I got into bed so did it. I just laid a towel down by the side of the bed and it helped. The cafe has pretty good food, the front desk was SUPERB and all in all they did a wonderful job of trying to accommodate us! Plus, FREE DRINKS during happy hour! In South Beach, it can save you hundreds of dollars in a week long stay! :) Great for couples or groups of friends. Would NOT recommend for children---or much of the area, for that matter. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
My husband and I loved the Pelican and look forward to our next stay there. Excellent location across from the beach-the free towels and lounge chairs were a big perk! The front desk staff was very pleasant and accommodating. They allowed us to do a 4:30pm check out for a small fee due to a change in our flight schedule. The free happy hour drinks from […] 4-6 for hotel guests is another bonus. I would recommend this hotel to everyone! Thanks again Pelican! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I forgot how expensive SoBe is....$25 valet parking, $16 mojitos....My room was small but very clean. The bed however was like sleeping on a concrete slab. Awful! The retro fixtures and tiles in the bedroom were funky if not a bit dated.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best stay in South Beach!"
I was a little skeptical of staying on this property, not all of the art deco hotels are well kept... The Pelican exceeded my expectations and I do plan on staying there again! :) My first stay on South Beach and I was more than pleased with their complimentary perks! I heard they keep the room clean and have a very nice staff and it's true! We came […] in one afternoon to a clean room and showered from the beach and headed back out for some shopping. When we returned, our room had been cleaned again, and more fresh towels were given for the next day! Bravo! It's all the little thing you don't want to think about while vacationing that the staff at the Pelican took care of effortlessly. Very turned on by the location, atmosphere, staff, decor, and value. Will recommend to everyone I know and my friend and I are already planning our next trips to stay on this property! :) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Cute and different!"
Very cute rooms and hotel! Staff was great and helpful! Only issue was the rock hard bed :( woke up with a back ache every morning!!Genuine Expedia guest review
overall the hotel was great for the type of experience I wanted to get out of miami beach, perfect location, front beach, park, starbucks about three blocks away, all the restaurants, shops, clubs, etc. the only thing about the hotel was that it wasnt as clean as I wanted it to be but I'm very picky when it comes to cleanliness so there you go.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We loved our short stay at the Pelican! We took advantage of the beach chairs and rented an umbrella for the day. We had the best spot on the beach! The daily happy hour was awesome and had us feeling good. The complimentary waters and weather report were appreciated. Both check-in and check-out were a breeze. We were just a short walk from everywhere […] we wanted to visit in South Beach. The Some Like it Wet room was very nice and had a spacious bathroom. I hope to stay at the Pelican again someday! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not My Cup of Tea"
It was not as chic as it appeared online. The room was very small and old looking. I was afraid of seeing a bug and on my last day I did...I roach crawled up the wall. NEVER AGAIN!Genuine Expedia guest review
"South Beach Gem"
If you want the Waldorf, go to the Waldorf. If you want the South Beach experience, this Art Deco hotel is a cut above.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very nice staff, open bar from 4-6, amazing shower. Seemed to be the only hotel on Ocean Drive with its own unique style (in a good way). They need to work on their restaurant service though. There's lots of waiters standing around talking, looking at you sheepish, then not coming over until you semaphore. Sometimes one would look at us, seem perturbed, […] then run inside. Makes no sense. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Unique hotel with interesting twists"
Loved the creativity and interesting blend of art, comfort, style and liveliness.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Small but cozy rooms, good bath, nice service. Happy hours with free drinks make rest more enjoyable :) Will come back again.Genuine Expedia guest review
I chose the Pelican based on other's reviews. The hotel and staff lived up to their reputation. My stay at the Pelican was very nice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, very cool hotel with vintage charm"
We were only in Miami for one night and wanted to be close to the beach, good restaurants, and the nightlife. The Pelican was centrally located to everything on Ocean Drive and Collins Ave. The hotel staff was great - very friendly and knowledgeable. They gave us beach towels to rent as well as beach chairs. The food was excellent. The vintage style […] was cool - each room had it's own theme. I'd go back for sure. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, but inconvenient"
Good South Beach location, but nightmare parking, small room and no tea/coffee facilities. High point was free 2 hour cocktail hour. South beach is South beach....Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Small and friendly."
Classic boutique South Beach hotel. Helpful friendly staff. Only drawback was all night noise in room facing ocean - but then again this is the middle of nightclub/bar area !Genuine Expedia guest review
"Wonderful one night stay!"
I wanted to stay an extra day in south beach after a weekend with my girlfriends, so I did some research on-line and settled on the Pelican. I am a huge fan of Diesel and upon entering immediately felt the designer come through in the intricate details of the hotel. The happy hour with free drinks from 4-6 is a HUGE plus, as well as the complimentary […] beachfront chairs & towels. The hotel is close to everything, being on Ocean Drive, so at night you are a stones throw away from the action. Coming back to the hotel I was surprised how quiet my room was, slept like a baby! The staff was very helpful & pleasant, my only complaint was that I asked for a 2 hour checkout being that my flight was delayed- typically I ave been offered a complimentary check-out by resort-type hotels, but they charged be an extra $50. Well worth the extra time on the beach if you ask me :) Would definitely plan on coming back, next time maybe I'll bring the boyfriend and ask for one of the other more romantic themed rooms (yes, each room at this hotel has a completely different theme & vibe- if you call the hotel before you book your stay they said they would try and fit you to a room that matches "your vibe"). Can't wait for my return to SoBe!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Stay at The Pelican!"
Positives: Great location right across the street from the beach and boardwalk, friendly and knowledgeable staff, free daily pass to Equinox gym, clean room, special mention to bartenders Brianna and Chris--they are true assets to the hotel. Negatives: bed was rock hard, no countertop space in bathroom, be prepared to spend a small fortune on parking […] and food/beverage (but that's South Beach in general) Would stay here again for sure. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great hotel, great service and awesome food. Howevet,if you plan to use their vallet service be prepared to wait 20-30 min for your car.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Heart of South Beach"
The Pelican is right in the heart of the art deco South Beach area. We were caught off-guard with the hotel lobby actually being the Pelican Cafe, but once we figured that out and found our room all was well. The room was very quiet, clean, and well appointed. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful, the valet service worked well, and the breakfast […] at the Pelican Cafe was inexpensive and delicious. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I had worked with the brand for years, and for the first time I visited this cozy hotel. Great design in the rooms and the common areas, each of the details, the furniture and combination is very special. The best is the location. Also enjoyed the Cafe Pelican and the service from the Italian guys!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Rt by the beach"
Stayed at the Pelican for a week and a half with my fiancé. We would both stay again. Location cannot be beat, it's right across from the beach. They provide chairs and towels. My fiance loved the free passes to the gym a few blocks away. We stayed in the Do the vehicle room, would recommend staying in rooms at back of hotel and not ocean view so you […] don't hear the noise. The only noise we heard came from inside the hotel- someone decided to have a big party in their room. But the staff was great wen we called and responded immediately. Our Room was small, but we didn't hang out in room. We only ate one meal at the cafe- breakfast was small portions and not worth it. Valet parking is expensive, and you can't always park to get the valet. We parked in a garage on 7th and Collins, which was $1/ hr or $20/ day. Staff was nice and helpful, cleaners came twice a day. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Generally, The Pelican is a very likeable hotel. Great location, well-kept property, good amenities like free beach chairs and towels as well as a great free happy hour. Staff were very friendly and the food was better than average too. The only compaint I have is the walls and doors must be paper thin; it was very easy to hear noise from the adjoining […] room and in the hallways, not necessarily from the outside of the hotel though Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel Pelican in South Beach (Miami Beach)"
Great location / nice room design / friendly and helpful staff / good Italian food. I would go there again if I were to stay in Miami Beach again in the future.Genuine Expedia guest review
"BEST ON OCEAN DR!!!!"
Amazing Hotel, Food, Staff, Location! Its hard to find a CLEAN hotel right there on Ocean Drive in the middle of South Beach that is so reasonably priced!! We stayed in Viva Las Vegas and loved it!!! Only complaint was no clocks... but hello Vegas no clocks in the casino!! Cant wait to stay again!!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect Place for Couples and Young people"
This hotel was really quite different. Our stay here was overall very good. Here is a quick break down. Pros: - The location was AMAZING! Right across the beach and in the middle of everything. - Beach chairs and a FREE Happy hour from 4-6 was included. - Each room has it's own, weird but fun theme. - The hotel seemed really trendy and fun and close […] to Mangoes and all clubs. - The hotel staff were really friendly and accommodating. Cons: - Small rooms. - Mold in bathroom. - Hallways smelled funny but that could just be from the Miami humidity. I would definitely go back here. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect all around (staff, room, food, location)"
My husband and I were extremely happy with our visit. We arrived a few hours early and were welcome with nice smiles & warm faces. They just happened to have a room avaiable and allowed us to check in early. The hotel has themed rooms, and ours suited me very well. We had the "Power Flower" room, which tickled me, since I'm into Horticulture. The shower […] head was over sized and you felt like you were under a waterfall. The food was delicious, the staff was wonderful, location is perfect! It was Memorial Weekend, so it was a bit crazy, but awesome for people watching. At the end of our visit, when our cab arrived (which showed up in less than 5mins), the staff outside all said their goodbyes, waving as we left (at least 5 of them). We felt like stars! Thanks Pelican Team ... you are wonderful!!!!!!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
hotel was ok, not what it looks like in the pictures, but it is ok for its value. clean but a little rundown, rooms are very small. Staff are ok, friendly but not very helpful - couldn't accommodate most of our room requests. Considering there are so many hotels in the same area I probably won't stay there next time.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Hotel for Price"
Great hotel for the price. Hotels in South Beach are usually either overpriced or in disrepair or both. This hotel was neither. The rooms were very modern and decorated to a specific theme. My wife and I enjoyed the hotel thoroughly and will stay there the next time we come down to Miami.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"the only place to stay in Miami!!!!"
loved, loved loved the pelican hotel. the customer service was amazing!!! the bartender was beyond great and the food is soo good!!! A must stay!! enjoy!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"This Pelican soars"
The staff are as advertised..very friendly and customer driven.We took full advantage of the two hour 'free' happy hours.Now that's a great touch.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place. Worth the money."
The hotel is in a great location. Located across the street from the beach, next to numerous cafes, restaurants, stores, etc. The staff was friendly and the room was clean. The only complaint I have is that the bed was hard however, my bed at home is a tempurpedic so all hotel beds feel hard to me. I would definitely stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
The staff was great!! They went out of their way to make sure everything was taken care of.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Funky on South Beach"
The Pelican is art deco with themed rooms. We stayed in the psychedelic Kate room. The room had a great powerful shower. The ceiling fan was circa 1955 and was too loud to use. But don't get me wrong, our room was comfy and quiet.Pro- the beach is across the street. Con- mediocer food. I would stay there again, it was fun.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"dont book a room here"
was expecting a fun nite on south beach. hotel staff was completely unorganized, check in and check out took FOREVER. beds were rock hard. i couldnt sleep in them. we had a very small dog with us and they charged me 100 dollars for "cleaning". REALLY? the floors were hardwood, so no carpet cleaning. basically i was charged a hundred dollars to wash […] the sheets. were they NOT gonna wash them if there was no dog???? and the restaurant food was NOT good for the prices charged. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"My dream hotel"
Location wonderful. Best staff. Very attentive. Food tops. Will be back soon. LeslyGenuine Expedia guest review
"Wonderful Stay at the Pelican Hotel"
We've stayed at the Pelican Hotel four years running, and can't imagine staying anywhere else in South Beach. The staff is wonderful -- friendly and warm, and always ready to help; the location is fabulous -- right across the street from the beach, with chairs and towels provided; the neighborhood is fantastic; and the food at the Pelican Hotel is great. […] In the past, we've tried other more expensive hotels in South Beach, and while there are some great places, for value, comfort, quirkiness, and location, nothing beats the Pelican! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"great place on south beach"
Great place on the strip, affordable and clean. Staff were friendly.Genuine Expedia guest review
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