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“Hotel with character and a beautiful location” 5 of 5 stars
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Pelican Grand Beach Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   2000 North Ocean Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305   |  
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“Hotel with character and a beautiful location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We stayed in one of the time share rooms at the Pelican in July 2014. We were in room 504 which has an amazing sea view through 4 windows. The room was reasonably comfortable apart from the sofa bed. We asked if we could borrow a roll away bed but this would have been an extra $30 per day. We didn't realise that if you book one of these rooms there is no maid service unless you are prepared to pay, we even had to ask for extra toilet rolls. Also on the slightly negative side, there is no alternative but to valet park and the charge for this is $30 per day. Wifi was only available in the rooms at a charge of $20 per device, although it is free in the public areas. All the other hotels we stayed at during this trip provided this free throughout.

I would not hesitate to recommend this charming hotel despite the comments above. The staff are very friendly and the service is excellent. You would find it difficult to find a better spot for breakfast than sitting out on the veranda. The pool area is very nice and the hotel is directly on the beach.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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bkeesler, General Manager at Pelican Grand Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Thank you for your review about renting an owner’s unit at Pelican Grand. You are correct that these units do not have amenities provided or daily housekeeping and many of the other services you expect. The Pelican Grand is a four diamond hotel but not the owner’s units. These units are not part of the hotel and our hands are tied when it comes to servicing someone who is renting outside of the hotel.I do hope the next time you return to Ft. Lauderdale you will rent from the Pelican Grand and experience the difference.

Sincerely,
Bob Keesler
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The hotel is just beautiful and it's location on the beach is wonderful. Rooms face the ocean with a balcony and are very large. The staff is the most pleasant that I have ever seen. What a wonderful way to spend a vacation. Will return to this marvelous place again.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bkeesler, General Manager at Pelican Grand Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Thank you so much for reviewing your stay with us. We sincerely appreciate all of the feedback. It is so great to hear that you enjoyed your room and our staff. We will pass on all of the kind words to the staff members you have mentioned above. Thank you again, and we can’t wait until you all come to visit us again.

Sincerely
Bob Keesler
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My last review of this hotel was several years ago despite yearly visits, so I wanted future guests to know how wonderful the hotel still is. :) We just left from another fabulous stay. Pelican is the only hotel we've stayed at in Ft Lauderdale since the early 90's, with the exception of when they were building the current hotel and we stayed down the beach. We fell in love with the original Pelican and the love affair continued with the new hotel. Rooms are spacious (we always get a king suit) and always very clean. The rooms have been redecorated recently, with decor remaining bright and casual beach chic. It's our escape and the place we come to unwind, reconnect and just relax in the comfort of a place so familiar it's like being at home but better bc of the gorgeous beach and wonderful service. The beach is always clean with plenty of chairs and umbrellas. There is waiter service on the beach, great for enjoying a lovely lunch and drinks right from your beach chair. The pool is sparkling and refreshing and the lazy river fun even for adults. :) The restaurant has great food, the dining terrace a stunning view, and the ice cream parlor offers yummy sweet treats as well as beach wear and necessities like sunscreen, razors, ect. It's def not the cheapest hotel on the beach, but is is directly on the sand, the beach is private and service and amenities are worth every penny. I'm already looking forward to our next visit and I'm not even out of the state of Florida yet!

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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bkeesler, General Manager at Pelican Grand Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Thank you so much for reviewing your stay with us during your family vacation. We sincerely appreciate all of the feedback. it is always great to hear from our repeat guests. It is so great to hear that you enjoyed your room, our dining options, and our staff. We will pass on all of the kind words to the staff members you have mentioned above. Thank you again, and we can’t wait until you all come to visit us again.

Sincerely
Bob Keesler
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Stayed in oceanfront king suite. Breathtaking view and room was spacious, clean and comfortable.
Pricey but worth it. Staff is friendly and helpful and food is delicious. Will definitely return as the room had everything we needed

Room Tip: Suites are roomy and spacious and balcony is large
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bkeesler, General Manager at Pelican Grand Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Thank you so much for reviewing your stay with us during your vacation. We sincerely appreciate all of the feedback. It is so great to hear that you enjoyed your rooms, our dining options, and our staff. We will pass on all of the kind words to the staff members you have mentioned above. Thank you again, and we can’t wait until you all come to visit us again.

Sincerely
Bob Keesler
General Manager
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Very pleasant stay, and the staff was wonderful, especially Kimberly S. at the ice cream parlor. Only point of criticism were the flimsy balcony railings outside our 10th floor room. We were afraid to sit outside.... The lazy river and the beach were amazing. We will be back to this old-charm, quiet hotel.

Room Tip: Choose an ocean side, not an ocean view room, on the higher floors. You will feel like you are steps...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bkeesler, General Manager at Pelican Grand Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Thank you so much for reviewing your stay with us. We sincerely appreciate all of the feedback. It is so great to hear that you enjoyed your room and our staff. We will pass on all of the kind words to the staff members you have mentioned above. I will comment that there is nothing flimsy about our balcony railings as they are not only checked by us but recently the hotel just completed the annual state inspection with flying colors. Thank you again, and we can’t wait until you all come to visit us again.

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Bob Keesler
General Manager
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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Just a word of thanks to the staff at the Pelican Grand. Valentina S., Kyle S., and Akeem F. were very attentive and kind when we were poolside. Andrew and the front desk staff were also very helpful. Everyone was kind...I love when that happens.
The rooms were huge and very clean. I loved the decor. Thanks again. It was a fun, relaxining, quiet, stay!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bkeesler, General Manager at Pelican Grand Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Thank you so much for reviewing your stay with us. We sincerely appreciate all of the feedback. It is so great to hear that you enjoyed your room and our staff. We will pass on all of the kind words to the staff members you have mentioned above. Thank you again, and we can’t wait until you all come to visit us again.

Sincerely
Bob Keesler
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Stayed here a little while ago for 7 nights, we were so impressed. The hotel is beautiful, the room felt so luxury and spacious (as we had a corner room.) It's right on the beach and you can sit on the lovely veranda, looking out at the sea view. The staff were all friendly and polite, we had a great time. We have stayed in a few hotels in Fort Lauderdale, but this was the best.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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bkeesler, General Manager at Pelican Grand Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Thank you so much for reviewing your stay with us during your vacation. We sincerely appreciate all of the feedback. It is so great to hear that you enjoyed your room and overall the hotel. . Thank you again, and we can’t wait until you all come to visit us again.

Sincerely
Bob Keesler
General Manager
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Address: 2000 North Ocean Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
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Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#5 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#5 Luxury Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#7 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#10 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Pelican Grand Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 159
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