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Pelican Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   826 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #21 of 201 hotels in Miami Beach
Toronto, Canada
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“perfect location, great staff, fun boutique hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We booked a room here through a deal on priceline or one of those sites, and we were pleasantly surprised by how cute the hotel was. Each room is themed...but spacious for the location, very comfortable, and has everything there! The staff went above and beyond during out stay. The location is perfect for nightlife and the beach access. You even get a beach chair and towel complimentary which is a great deal for what they charge per chair if youre not a guest. Cant say enough about this hotel. Would definitely recommend to anyone!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PelicanHotelSobe, General Manager at Pelican Hotel, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Dear KatieM,

Thanks for your review. We are delighted to learn of your experience. We believe we have one of the best staff on the beach and work hard to ensure that we exceed the expectation of our guests. We might not always hit the mark-but we work hard trying. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to serve you and we hope to have you back on your next trip to Sobe.

The Pelican Team,
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Allendale, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I would definitely recommend this hotel. It's right in the middle of the action and, yet, it was not noisy in the room at night and we were facing the street (Big Bamboo room). We had a dinner and a breakfast at the restaurant and enjoyed both very much. Also sampled the free drinks during happy hour one day.

For us, the best part was the staff - friendly, yet professional - always helpful. Made you feel like you were visiting friends. Thanks Lupe and Miquel for a memorable visit.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PelicanHotelSobe, General Manager at Pelican Hotel, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
It was truly our pleasure to have you at the hotel. We know you have many choices to choose from and thank you for having given us the opportunity.

On behalf of the team, thank you for sharing your experience.

Lupe
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Little Ferry, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We stayed for three nights and had great experience at South Beach and Pelican .The hotel is in a great location and the staff was extremely nice and helpful.The complimentary water,beach towels and a personal touch of weather information cards and treats every day was making our stay there special.The shower was a dream after a day of walking and sightseeing,Very funky, original interior decor. Small but comfortable room(any way only used for sleeping at night) The food was great and the happy hour with free drinks added to the nice treat of the guests at the hotel. Thank you for making our first time to South Beach a great experience.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PelicanHotelSobe, General Manager at Pelican Hotel, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
RK thank you for sharing your experience during your first visit to Sobe. On behalf of the team, we are truly happy that we were able to meet your expectations.

Thank you again and should your travels bring you back to Miami Beach, please send me an email so that we may extend a loyalty rate.
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Campo Grande, MS
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and was a very nice time. Especially the attention of the staff, except the staff of the restaurant in the night. During the day at the restaurant, the manager Paulinho let us very comfortable, but at night the restaurant staff were not friendly.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for two nights with my wife and we enjoyed it. It is in a great location right on ocean drive, and the staff is extremely helpful and welcoming. Very cool hotel.. Each room is uniquely designed with a theme. They offer complimentary wifi in room, bottled water, towels for the beach/beach pass, etc. The bathroom plumbing was a little weird, like old school pipes, but that would be my only minor conplaint. Definitely recommend overall and would come back!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PelicanHotelSobe, General Manager at Pelican Hotel, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Savethejoints! We truly appreciate you taking the time to review our hotel. The Pelican Hotel is a toy hotel designed around playful concept & movie sets, the bathroom pipes & the industrial fan are just part of the humor. Thank you for having stayed at the Pelican during your February visit & your review.

We look forward to your return.
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Everything about this hotel is fabulous!!!! The service, by far one of the best experiences. I would go back in a heart beat!!! The MOST comfortable bed I have EVER slept in and the BEST shower ever!!!!! I love the fact that each room is completely different from the next! Thank you to everyone there for making our stay the most comfortable!!! Great location, across the street from the ocean and within walking distance you have many shops and restaurants to choose from. We eat our 1st meal in Miami at the hotel and the food was amazing! Thanks to everyone there for making a great experience for us! We will be back soon!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

My wife and I spent three nights there last week. The Pelican is in a great location, but the rooms, restaurant and staff really make it special. Our room was the Lust In Space room - nice furniture, great bed. Bathroom is a bit small but that is minor - the rest of the room is huge, clean and well laid out. Also quiet at night, unusual for South Beach.

The restaurant/bar is a tremendous asset. The Brazilian manager (didn't get his name) clearly runs a tight ship, but the vibe is very friendly and laid back. He was frequently around and we enjoyed talking with him. His staff were very attentive, service is fast but at the same time everyone is smiling and seem happy to work there. No matter how busy they were, the experience was great. Loved it.

The daily happy hour with free drinks and low cost tapas is an unbelievable deal. And the breakfast options are quite reasonable as well. Food was always good.

Front desk staff was also great. They answered all our questions and took care of us at both check in and out quickly and with a great attitude.

Easy walk across the street to the beach. Pelican provides towels and beach chairs. Wasn't crowded, the beach was clean.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PelicanHotelSobe, General Manager at Pelican Hotel, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Thank you RexN for sharing your experience at the Pelican Hotel/Cafe. It was our pleasure to serve you. On behalf of the team, we look forward to the pleasure of having you and your wife stay with us again in the near future.

When re-booking, please remember to contact our reservations department for loyalty rates. reservation@pelicanhotel.com or lupe@pelicanhotel.com

Best Regards,
The Pelican Team
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Additional Information about Pelican Hotel

Address: 826 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#25 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#29 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pelican Hotel 3.5*
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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