We have spent the last 6 anniversaries at the Pelican. This is by far the nicest hotel we have found. Right on the beach. Pool is always perfect. The staff will do whatever it takes to make you happy. Will be back next year for sure!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great on the beach spot"
we enjoyed our stay very much. The hotel had a great "nostalgic" feel and we were surprised to hear that is was only 12 years old. We loved the rocking chairs facing the ocean, and enjoyed the great access to the beach. We were able to walk to the nearby Birch State Park, and also up to the bars and shops of Lauderdale By The Sea easily. Our room was […] very comfortable and quiet. Our only negative was the price of the drinks - so we bought some stuff for the room instead. Food was good and nicely prepared. Servers were all friendly and pleasant. We will definitely be back! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful views; great location"
The hotel staff were extremely polite and friendly. They answered our questions and always greeted us when we walked by. Check in/out quick and the valet service was also fast. Pros: location and amenities. Cons: additional fees for parking and wi-fi.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We had a great and comfortable stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Really nice time"
Staff was great at all levels. Resort located right on the beach and very pleasant. My family had a very nice time and tons of fun.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Cant say enough about this hotel. Loved my stay and looking forward to returning!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Get Away from it All - Including Restaurants"
My husband and I started our honeymoon at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort, and we were immediately impressed with the friendliness of the staff. We received a free upgrade to a suite without even having to ask for it (a beach view is an upgrade worth getting as well) and enjoyed hotel features such as the ice cream shop and beach with chairs included. […] With that said, don't mistake this for a cheap hotel! The place tends to "nickel and dime" a bit by making parking expensive and charging very high prices for its on-site restaurant. This can be problematic if you try to circumvent the high parking cost by not bringing a car: the nearest restaurants are a good 15 minute walk away, and the free shuttle that runs by the hotel only runs on certain days. We enjoyed the hotel overall, but expect to pay premium costs for its premium services. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel was nice and has a lazy river but they do not let you check in before 4:00pm.. I was not happy about that. They also ask that you check out at 11:am.. If you want a late checkout there's a 50$ fee. Hotel is nice but I don't like their policy.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The Grand Pelican Resort was EXACTLY like the pictures on their web site. We had a room with a suite with a balcony overlooking the ocean. It was PERFECT. Spacious, crisp, and clean main room with 2 queen size beds with a bathroom divided in 2 areas with an open one with a large vanity with 2 sinks and large mirror and a closed one with a bathtub/shower […] combination. Large closet which lit up as the doors opened. Television as part of the cabinet/dresser. Adjacent to this main room and beautifully separated from the main one with french doors like style and adjustable blinds was the suite which had another plasma TV, two couches with one of them being a fold out bed, table and chairs, coffee machine, small refrigerator, and microwave oven. Door to balcony overlooking the ocean. Pool was good but the lazy river was the best. Beach was right there and chairs and umbrella provided as part of the $15 a day resort fee. WIFI was included in the hotel cost. Food wise, the menu never changed and was not particularly varied or interesting. 2 restaurants; one formal and one informal but basically same menu. Overpriced drinks. The staff was overall not impressive. Some of them were downright rude, others were simply mechanical, and a few were great (ask for Mike if you order food from room service!). The employees working at the ice cream/gift shop were sweet and appeared happy. Room service for cleaning was poor; would not appear till 3pm and we needed to ask for fresh towels. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Awesome resort right on the beach!"
We loved this hotel. Everyone of the staff members were very nice and helpful, and the food was great!Genuine Expedia guest review
Great resort type hotel.. Wonderful staff. Real 4 star hotel in a state where hotels are a bit sub par.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Big and good rooms and on the beach"
It was an excellent place to stay and will go back!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It is one of the few hotels in Ft Lauderdale on the beach. You do not have to cross a street. The beach service was great. The only down side is we did have to drive to restaurants. We go to Ft Lauderdale a couple of times a year to visit family but this time decided to take a couple of days to ourselves and booked the hotel very last minute. We have […] decided to make it part of every visit to Ft Lauderdale. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Loved the hotel and the location. The hotel was very clean and comfortable and the room was wonderful. Staff also very polite and helpful at all times.Genuine Expedia guest review
"beautiful hotel enjoyed our stay"
we loved the first room we HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE LIGHT FIXTURE IN THE BATHROOM AND ALSO THE WATER NOT DRAINING FROM TUB WE MOVED TO AN OCEAN FRONT SUITE THAT WAS ALSO BEAUTIFUL BUT IT WaS AN INCONVIENCE MOVING OTHERWISE WE ENJOYED OUR STAYGenuine Expedia guest review
"Business - Leisure Trip with Family - May 2014"
Overall very nice hotel, upscale, comfortable layout. Nice beach with excellent beach side services. Good restaurants & room service. The "sandwich shop" was our favorite. The real money deal; Valet parking, Resort Fees are not included, tips for all staff daily should be accounted for, Drinks are expensive for a single cocktail. Tip well and you get […] a nice pour, order one go to the beach then take your own along. It is a public beach all along this area. We traveled with a 31/2 year old as well. The entire experience was good, my family spent most of the time at the beach and pool while I was out working a few days. We stayed 7 days. I spent another $1,400.00 on top actual room cost...account for $125-$200/day for valet parking, resort fees, food and drinks, gift shop, etc... In my opinion it was worth it for S.Florida this time of year. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Plican beach resort experience"
Well I was excited to stay enjoy my mother's day, relaxing at the Plelican beach resort. Nice location friendly checking in and asap. loved the beach nice, clean,friendly service with the beach chairs and towels. now the pool nice clean just too small and really need to fix a those broken tiles around the top Part of the pool I couldn't believe it such […] an expensive hotel resort and broken tiles didn't like that. services was friendly ,Slow but, it's was a busy day at the pool. NOW. About the checkout i experienced and very uncomfortable issue. I was looking at my bill at the checking out when I saw that they where charging me $51.00 for gratitude that I purchased four drinks at the pool and had them charge it to my room. Ha never again. I didn't write down 51.00 for gratitude not even the drinks were that much. Someone is changing the tips on the receipt i be careful with this. I spend half hour trying to fix this issue. I really felt discussed by this. well this is my experience and no I wouldn't go back.... i Don't like to be played for a fool. I can't imagine the people who get ripped off by this. Thank You Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Boutique Hotel on the Ocean"
Pelican Grand was exactly what we were looking for. It was just out of season, so other than a wedding reception our first night, it was very quiet and private. The views of the beach from the lobby, room, verandah and pool were exquisite. The staff was always very friendly and helpful. The restaurant was nice but pricey, and there aren't many other […] restaurants nearby. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great,little far from strip were bars are but nice hotel, Only other thing is they charge 20.00 per day resort fee, after you pay for the stay, so when you go to check out, they have another charge for you and I only stayed one night and didn't have a car!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It's so difficult to find a hotel right on the beach and this one has an amazing view. Rooms are kind of old- tube TV, plastic chairs on balcony, but so what! The pool, beach and view is what you care about. My boyfriend and I stayed here for a weekend getaway and it was perfect! We had such a wonderful stay. Weather was awesome and a lot of fun options […] nearby in Fort Lauderdale. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We stayed here last year, so when we needed a room for a night following our cruise it was a no-brainer. This place is fabulous. From the front desk to the gal who works the ice cream shop and Nathan, the pool attendant... They all rocked!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"What a disappointment."
I usually stay at the Marriott in ft lauderdale but the pelican resort came highly recommended from a friend. I stayed here for 3 nights and 4 days and there was nothing good about the experience. The day we arrived we attempted to check in early but that did not happen. Also the room was suppose to have a pull out couch with a bed which it did not […] have. The said the would give me a roll away for no charge. The problem was there was to room for the roll away and I had to sleep in the same bed as my friend (awkward) but it worked. First thong we noticed in the room were 4 blueberries on the floor by the entrance to the balcony. We laughed at first but they were still there when we checked out. Room was gross. Also we asked for fresh towels at 9am on day 2 and never received them. We came back to the room at 2pm and still didn't have the towels. The after the 3ed time asking we got the towels. At this point I just used the one on the floor. There were also extra charges on my room that I never made which the did remove but we're questioning the charges that I didn't make. Very limited room at the pool and you basically have to fight for the 20 chairs that are out there. And if you plan on working out go to the gym down the street because there are 6 machines, 3 treadmills, and no weights. my advice..... For the same money stay at the Marriott beach resort about 4 miles down the road. I stayed there last year and it was perfect. And they have a huge gym with a spin room. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"a real pleasure palace"
Last minute trip and we found a room right on the ocean...amazing. Check in was quick and easy, our room was very nice and attention to details is awesome. Although we booked a city view room, just a short walk and you have an amazing ocean view. We ate breakfast outside on the deck at Ocean 2000. Food was very good and service was great. We needed […] some relaxation for two days and thats just what we got. We will definitely return, well worth it! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Paradise for 4 days."
Awesome King beds, great balcony, 2nd floor, right on the beach! It was paradise! The ONLY issue was the noisy boiler room across the hall. I requested a room away from the elevators due to noise and I loved the location of our room except that the boiler room was very loud at night.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Old southern charm"
We thoroughly enjoyed this hotel. The beach was beautiful and the pool wonderful. It was heated perfectly and made that very enjoyable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Weekend Getaway to the beach"
We had a very lovely weekend away from home while staying at the Pelican Grand. Our only complaint was that room service stopped as did the kitchen at the restaurant closed at 10 PM. We didn't arrive until after 10 PM from the airport and picking up our rental car and we were famished~ We had just arrived and sent our car into the garage for the night […] hoping to get something to eat right at the hotel. We ended up sharing two cookies I had brought along for our dinner the first night on site. The rest of our stay was excellent. We enjoyed the proximity to the beach and the well stocked ice cream shoppe/general store. Had we known we could have purchased food other than ice cream we would have had some chips or a bagel for our first night's supper. The food in the dining room and on the veranda were lovely and the staff did a very nice job for us. The cocktail lounge, lazy river and pool area were all clean and the staff was very helpful as well as the staff who brought out our chaise lounges and umbrella's on the beach. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful and comfortable hotel, large rooms"
pool and beach front are nice. Room is large. Parking is expensive, especially the overnight parking. It is over $30 for the night, and $15 for the day. No other choises are available. Other than parking, we loved the hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent hotel and on the beach."
We returned to Fort Lauderdale for our family vacation this year and this was our first hotel stay at The Pelican Grand Beach Resort --- WOW did we love it! We were impressed with the hotel location and easy beach access, the hotel staff, the hotel amenities, the rooms, and so much more. We will vacation again at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort for many […] years to come. Thank you for a wonderful family vacation experience. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Really relaxing and great views"
Loved the location, views, beach. Perfect size for a relaxing quiet vacationGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great place to stay in Fort Lauderdale"
Imagine our surprise when the city room we reserved was upgraded by the resort to provide a panoramic view of not only the city but the ocean! AND the room was ready for us to check in early (as we were returning from a cruise that a.m.) so we were able to enjoy the resort for the full day! Just wonderful. Beautifully appointed and spacious room, great […] staff, really good food and service...and a delightful porch with rocking chairs, and all right on the beach. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location & great facility"
Great location, great facility and great people. An excellent hotel for families and couples.Genuine Expedia guest review
"a wonderful treat"
This was a wonderful hotel convenient for business and was luxurious enough to make it feel like a real treat.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
They overcharged for everything. They lied about charges, when asked to stay an additional night The concierge told me one rate an I asked three times but the next day it was over $90 dollars more than I was told. They were misleading and lied about charges and how I would be billed. Ended I'd paying almost $1500 for three night including expedias rates. […] Unbelievable and untruthful. Will never go back. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Has much greater potential than it realizes"
Almost, but not quite. great location.Multiple missteps with staff service, although valet service is excellent (and you must use it).Food very expensive and not particularly noteworthy. Room rather spartan.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice property, nice location, but nothing special"
Pros: the hotel is nice enough, the staff is professional, and the location is great. Cons: the property is rather small, so even though there's a nice restaurant, bar, well-stocked gift shop, pool & lazy river, all of these facilities can get pretty crowded at peak hours. The average guest and hotel staff seemed a bit stuffy, and prices were high […] for no discernible reason. The place is nice, but if there was a good reason for paying a premium at every turn, I missed it. 4-star resort with 5-star attitude and price...if that's what you're into. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Fantastic Stay ... Will come back!"
My wife and I spent one night at the Pelican. What a wonderful experience! We will certainly do it again and allow more time. Everything was perfect including a very friendly and helpful staff and front desk. Special thanks to Crisanne at the Front desk. She deserves 5 stars on her own! :-)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"everything was excellant"
We were very impressed with the entire hotel and staff.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful beachside hotel"
This hotel is very nice and we were there 4 days prior to leaving on a cruise. We enjoyed the pool and beach and it's central location.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Loved our visit ... the staff was very friendly!"
We really enjoyed our stay! The staff went over and above to be helpful. Our ocean view was amazing. We thought the food and drink prices were a little high ... but what the heck ... we don't do this very often!Genuine Expedia guest review
"IF YOU LIKE COUNTRY STYLE THEN THIS HOTEL IS GREAT"
Great hospitality and service great outdoor pool and lazy river. The beach is beautiful in this area. Feels a very exclusive resort.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very Nice Hotel on the Beach"
We enjoyed the elegance of the hotel. The room is really a suite. Loved being on the beach. The water was clean and crystal clear. The restaurant was great, and priced reasonably.Genuine Expedia guest review
"nice hotel on beach"
This hotel is right on the beach and had a nice pool area and beautiful veranda overlooking the ocean, however, it is not close to anything else. If you are going to simply relax and stay at pool beach, you are fine....but if you want to be able to walk to shops and restaurants, you are at least a couple of miles away.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Always a great experience--will return again"
We truly enjoyed our stay at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort. Our room was spacious and comfortable. It was great having both a refrigerator and microwave in our room. The amenities and location can't be beat! We enjoyed spending the day on the beach in comfortable chairs with an umbrella and utilizing the bar and lunch service. The Fitness Center was […] very clean and the equipment was in good condition. The staff is very personable and helpful. It is obvious that the staff is very satisfied with their roles/responsibilities, as they are always smiling and helpful. We look forward to returning to the Pelican Grand Beach Resort on our next vacation! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cozy Hotel in Fort Lauderdale"
The rooms at this hotel are large, comfortable, and clean. The beach views of the beach are great. The lobby is very comfortable and good place to take in a book. The pool leaves much to be desired. It it small and shallow. The lazy river next to the pool is nothing more than a novelty. The food was good, but a bit pricey as with any resort. For the […] rates they charge, I would like to see a hot tub, but there is not one at this hotel. It is right on the beach, which is very convenient. If you are not interested in a pool and you want a very comfortable hotel in a desirable location, this one fits the bill. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful oceanfront resort"
This was our second time at the Pelican . Love the beach location and the wonderful veranda with rocking chairs to sit and enjoy the gorgeous setting. Pool area is not huge but the lazy river is great fun for all. Water is always heated! Classy lobby with overstuffed chairs in quiet corners. Activities for children and teens seem to be limited but the […] natural beauty of area is outstanding. We love the fact this hotel is away from the Beach Walk people cruising area but close enough to visit if you want to. Convenient to everything-Galleria, by-the-Sea, port area and 17th st., Las Olas etc. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Problems with room. Faucet in shower fell off. Changed room problem with lights and tv. Place is datedGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Love the hotel with very friendly staff"
I love the hotel would recommended and I would go back again and again! Closer to all activities and actions in town! Beautiful beach, clean and big rooms, very nice and friendly staff! Great food @ restaurant, live the brunch on Sunday!Genuine Expedia guest review
"old age home not a hotel"
we stayed in this hotel for 2 days over the new years eve, the only great thing about this hotel is access to beach right in front of it, the hotel staff are not courteous and hostess doesnt even know the meaning of her job, being a resort we expected a party or atleast the restauranr/bar to be open late into night on new years eve, instead there were […] no activites for that night other than some $100 dinner n closure before mid night. i felt like we were staying at a old age home where people are servced food to rooms. i would say avoid this hotel and go somewhere else for the price they charge. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Christmas stay!"
Wonderful hotel with large suites, beautiful oceanfront views and friendly staff. Even though the hotel is large, you do feel that personal interest from the staff. My family and I spent Christmas here and it was a great choice. We will certainly return to the Pelican Grand anytime we are in the area. Enrique was especially caring and attentive to us […] and he is an asset to the hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"hotel location on the beach is outstanding"
staff was very friendly and accommodating. They went out of their way to give directions and make us feel welcomed.Genuine Expedia guest review
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