If you like fun and funky and want to stay in South Beach, you'll struggle to get a better hotel than the Pelican. The staff are great, it's in the heart of Ocean Drive and the rooms are all pretty cool (both in temperature and style).
We stayed in Power Flower which was remarkably quiet given all the craziness going on outside. But the soundproofing between rooms was very poor, the ceiling fan is louder than a helicopter and the only view is of the next door building a few feet away.
On the whole though would recommend if bland, personality-free chain hotels aren't your thing.
One tip if you're going any time soon, ask for a room on the right hand side of the hotel as the building on the left is being renovated so there is some construction noise from about 7.30/8am.
- 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