Stayed here for one night during a Key West roadtrip in mid-January of 2013. It's in a great location -- smack in the middle of Ocean Drive -- and right across from the beach. Free beach towels and chairs were a definite bonus, as was the free happy hour, apparently (though we missed it). We booked through Hotels.com and got a decent enough price.
The rooms are definitely quirky, as others have said -- they're small and artsy, and maybe not the most functional (dark, missing luggage racks, could hardly open the closet fridge), but it's Miami, so you're likely not spending too much time in your room! Since we were only in town one night it met our needs.
One downside: Our room, 207 (I believe), must have been atop the kitchen or another loud area; a few times throughout the hour we spent in our room after check-in and then throughout the night, we'd hear very loud noises and the floor would shake. The first time it happened I did think something scary was about to happen. So it would've been nice to get some warning from the front desk about that -- I'm guessing it was the fan in whatever room/kitchen area was below us going on and off, but still, yikes!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A toy-hotel decorated with taste and no compromises, playing around different styles, recycled furniture and objects in an exquisite design and contemporary flair. At the Pelican, you see dining rooms from the 40's, refrigerator's from the 30's, sideboards stolen from a whorehouse, schools and churches for a paramount visual result, emphasizing the trends of the underground culture, movies (John Waters, Pedro Almodovar) and Disney cartoons. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pelican Hotel Miami Beach
- Pelican Miami Beach