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Pelican Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Cute hotel! Great Staff!! Excellent location!!! Very nice breakfast.

NOT a 5 star luxury hotel, but better than other ocean drive boutiques BY FAR. DEFINATELY worth the money

Sheets were stained on both beds in the first room we checked into. After waiting for an hour, they put us in another room. The location is great and the restaurant is top notch. Very friendly staff. A rooftop pool would be a plus. A little pricey for the room, per se, but it's the location you pay for. Resort fees and parking not included, which was another downside. I will try another hotel next time I go there.

The room was very clean and the decoration/set up was great! The staff was very helpful and friendly. The food at the hotel restaurant was tasty and the location was perfect! Will definitely be going back!

It was amazing. This please is so cool. The look , feel and the experience was something to behold. I highly recommend The Pelican Hotel.

My friend and I stayed at several hotels during our stay at South Beach and we really enjoyed the Pelican. The staff was great, the complimentary drinks, food and free access to beach chairs and umbrellas were awesome perks! We really enjoyed our stay at the Pelican and loved the food at the restaurant!

I stayed at the Pelican from August 23-27 2015. First, the bad: 1. my room (Stars and Stripes) was clean but there was a dark hair in the sink upon my arrival and there were scuff marks on the walls. It could have been cleaner but no bugs and my feet were clean when I walked barefoot on the room's floor. The bed was also very clean. 2. I'm short and I could not bend over the sink to wash my face since the faucet was too high. 3. Breakfast could have been served a bit earlier (it starts at 8 am). I missed it when I went on a group day trip to Key West (pick-up time was at 7) and on the the day I left. Then, the good: the amenities! Free breakfast (on the two days I could actually eat it ) two free drinks per day during happy hour 2 free bottles of water in the room's fridge per day chocolates on the bed and the free use of beach chairs. Also, the location was amazing! Food: On the 24th, the kitchen was undergoing maintenance and was sent to a sister hotel for a buffet breakfast (free of charge), which was okay but bland... And the orange ''juice'' tasted liked Tang... Hello??? This is Florida! No real juice? On the day I actually had breakfast at the Pelican, it was however delicious and the plate (eggs, ham and potatoes) was huge. Also ate a burger at the Pelican's restaurant and it was also pretty good. Overall, I would recommend the Pelican to friends and would stay there again. I would however pick another room than the Stars and Stripes. It was great value for the money.

I went with my girlfriend and we were very impressed with our room. I was pleased with the cleanliness and most important the hospitality from housekeeping and from the front desk. I also really loved the setting and all the amenities that the room provided such as an iron and a fire proof safe. My girlfriend and I shared a Queen size bed and we felt like we were sleeping in heaven. I found the bed to be extremely comfortable. I was glad that my girlfriend enjoyed the room as much as I did. The fact that the Pelican is located where all the action is at on Ocean drive and is also right across the street from South Miami Beach, I highly recommend this Hotel for anyone who is looking for a great time.

Excellent location with friendly helpful staff. Good value for the location and extras they include like daily beach chair,towel, and 2 drinks at happy hour. Only issue was weak wifi in the room but it wasn't a problem to go sit in restaurant/lobby.

I am glad I chose Pelican hotel. Location was amazing! The room was a bit small but for a couple you really don't need nothing bigger. The staff was very friendly and we love the amenities like free breakfast, 2 free drinks per guest on happy hour and free beach chairs. I highly recommend and I will definitely be staying there again.

The hotel decor was unique but that's why we chose it. The staff was very helpful and always had a smile on their face. Initially we thought they were not very reactive to our requests but after visiting several restaurants and bars we realized that quick service is not part of the deal anywhere in Miami Beach, but we really weren't in any hurry to go anywhere since we were on vacation. The low score for the Wi-fi is because neither one of us was able to connect any of our devices the whole time we were there (5 nights). The low score for cleanliness is because it didn't appear our wood floors were swept after the first day as we seemed to accumulate or sand and stuff as our stay progressed. Overall, we would both recommend this hotel, the location is awesome, the amenities like free beach lounges and towels are a great touch and the staff is very friendly.

Awesome!! Each room is designed with unique theme. I got 'born in the stars & stripes' room. You will see friendly staff and hotel guests get complimentary happy hour drinks and breakfast plus beach towel! I recommend this hotel to enjoy in the heart of ocean drive!

Hotel staff very welcome. Adam at the front desk was super nice. Complimentary breakfast & chairs with umbrella on the beach was perfect. My room was super cute. Shower water had great pressure & the water stayed hot. Hotel was in the middle of all the action & right across from the beach. I got the most bang for my buck and will definitely stay here again!

Pelican met all our expectations. Very friendly staffs and very accommodating!

We had a great time other than the room was a little warm. Can't beat the location is you want to be in the middle of the action. Not your quiet getaway place with all the comfort. Just a place to stay and have everything within a few steps. The staff was very nice, friendly and professional. Mentore (FD) and Christian (Bar) were excellent. There's great value on the free breakfast, free drinks during happy hour and other amenities. We were very happy with our stay and we'll go back when in the area. Again, the best the hotel has is the service and the mojitos...

The hotel was wonderful. Very clean and great beds. The receptionist is so so nice. Great to have all the amenities, such as beach chairs and towels, breakfast, etc. Rooms and amazingly insulated. Did not hear any bothersome street noise. All in all... a fantastic weekend!

The hotel was not as I expected. My room was much smaller than expected and was a typical beach town type room, outdated old school type. The air conditioning stopped running several times and the staff did not seem to care. Miami in July is ridiculously hot so you can imagine how unhappy I was. The staff were not interested in any of my concerns and quite frankly some were rude. Oh and apparently there is a concierge but doesn't have the job responsibilities of one. If you're trying to save money this hotel will be fine. Great location. Other than that, chose another.

It was good. Rooms are extremely basic and small but location very good.

The room was really nice! friendly staff! And if you want your room clean and towel just make sure you ask the lady and she will clean it :)

The hotel was clean and the staff was great! The restaurant was amazing and the bar was great too. The room was comfortable and I loved the quirky touches throughout the hotel. I'm thinking about going back soon!!!

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Pelican Hotel

Everyone (4) Couples (35) Family (2) Friends (12) Other (5)
4
Everyone

Cute hotel! Great Staff!! Excellent location!!! Very nice breakfast.

By on Mar 15, 2017

5

excellent

Everyone

NOT a 5 star luxury hotel, but better than other ocean drive boutiques BY FAR. DEFINATELY worth the money

By , from CT on Jul 28, 2016

2

eh.

Everyone
Hello!

Sheets were stained on both beds in the first room we checked into. After waiting for an hour, they put us in another room. The location is great and the restaurant is top notch. Very friendly staff. A rooftop pool would be a plus. A little pricey for the room, per se, but it's the location you pay for. Resort fees and parking not included, which was another downside. I will try another hotel next time I go there.

By , from J on Apr 27, 2016

5

nice hotel right on the strip

Everyone

The room was very clean and the decoration/set up was great! The staff was very helpful and friendly. The food at the hotel restaurant was tasty and the location was perfect! Will definitely be going back!

By on Mar 7, 2016

5

a stay at the pelican

Couples

It was amazing. This please is so cool. The look , feel and the experience was something to behold. I highly recommend The Pelican Hotel.

By on Nov 21, 2015

5

south beach fun

GetawayWithFriends

My friend and I stayed at several hotels during our stay at South Beach and we really enjoyed the Pelican. The staff was great, the complimentary drinks, food and free access to beach chairs and umbrellas were awesome perks! We really enjoyed our stay at the Pelican and loved the food at the restaurant!

By on Nov 18, 2015

3

good location and great amenities

Singles

I stayed at the Pelican from August 23-27 2015. First, the bad: 1. my room (Stars and Stripes) was clean but there was a dark hair in the sink upon my arrival and there were scuff marks on the walls. It could have been cleaner but no bugs and my feet were clean when I walked barefoot on the room's floor. The bed was also very clean. 2. I'm short and I could not bend over the sink to wash my face since the faucet was too high. 3. Breakfast could have been served a bit earlier (it starts at 8 am). I missed it when I went on a group day trip to Key West (pick-up time was at 7) and on the the day I left. Then, the good: the amenities! Free breakfast (on the two days I could actually eat it ) two free drinks per day during happy hour 2 free bottles of water in the room's fridge per day chocolates on the bed and the free use of beach chairs. Also, the location was amazing! Food: On the 24th, the kitchen was undergoing maintenance and was sent to a sister hotel for a buffet breakfast (free of charge), which was okay but bland... And the orange ''juice'' tasted liked Tang... Hello??? This is Florida! No real juice? On the day I actually had breakfast at the Pelican, it was however delicious and the plate (eggs, ham and potatoes) was huge. Also ate a burger at the Pelican's restaurant and it was also pretty good. Overall, I would recommend the Pelican to friends and would stay there again. I would however pick another room than the Stars and Stripes. It was great value for the money.

By on Sep 14, 2015

5

great stay for singles or couples and or groups

Couples

I went with my girlfriend and we were very impressed with our room. I was pleased with the cleanliness and most important the hospitality from housekeeping and from the front desk. I also really loved the setting and all the amenities that the room provided such as an iron and a fire proof safe. My girlfriend and I shared a Queen size bed and we felt like we were sleeping in heaven. I found the bed to be extremely comfortable. I was glad that my girlfriend enjoyed the room as much as I did. The fact that the Pelican is located where all the action is at on Ocean drive and is also right across the street from South Miami Beach, I highly recommend this Hotel for anyone who is looking for a great time.

By on Sep 3, 2015

4

miami

Couples

Excellent location with friendly helpful staff. Good value for the location and extras they include like daily beach chair,towel, and 2 drinks at happy hour. Only issue was weak wifi in the room but it wasn't a problem to go sit in restaurant/lobby.

By on Sep 2, 2015

5

amazing couple trip

Couples

I am glad I chose Pelican hotel. Location was amazing! The room was a bit small but for a couple you really don't need nothing bigger. The staff was very friendly and we love the amenities like free breakfast, 2 free drinks per guest on happy hour and free beach chairs. I highly recommend and I will definitely be staying there again.

By on Aug 19, 2015