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“Complete south beach experience.” 5 of 5 stars
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Pelican Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   826 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #26 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
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“Complete south beach experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The Pelican Hotel and staff gave us the complete south beach experience. We had complimentary breakfast, beach towels and chairs. We woke up to the beautiful park and beach from our ocean view window and we were right in the middle of ocean drive with everything within walking distance. We will be back!!!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, July 1, 2014
Good Morning,

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are delighted you had a great stay at our Hotel. I will make surte to share your experience with the rest of our staff. We hope to see you next time on your next visit to South Beach.


With Warm Regards,


Lupe Castillo
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I stayed 3 nights, even though I was alone, however I felt as if I was between my family and friends. The hotel is very cozy , clean, unique decoration . . . The beddings were excellent, no noise (room 214). But the outstanding service from the front desk (Miguel and Mentore) was unmatchable , they organized all my bookings, fishing trip, outlet mall bus, airport transfer . . .. I even lost my mobile in the mall bus, they managed to call and follow up to get it back. The hotel has excellent location , just cross the street and you are at the beach, your chaise long waiting for you. As well, it is few meters away from the best tropical club Mangos. I will definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: I was staying in 214, very quiet and spacious.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 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, June 30, 2014
Good Morning,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us on TripAdvisor. We are delighted you had a great stay at our hotel. I will make sure to share your experience with the rest of the team . We are looking forward to see you next time on your next visit to South beach.


With Warm Regards,


Lupe Castillo
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Newport Mesa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

This place is in a primo location, Ocean Dr. Beach is just across the street and the hotel provides beach chairs and towels for you. The staff is very friendly and personable! Pelican also offers a great complimentary breakfast for guests of the hotel, which is very good! Lunch is also great there too! For happy hour they comp guests 2 drinks per person. How great is that!?
Loved this place from the minute walked in to the room!
We will definitely go back there. 5 star place.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, June 27, 2014
Good Afternoon,



Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us on TripAdvisor. We are delighted you had a great stay with us at our Hotel. We are looking forward to see you next time on your next visit to South Beach.


With Warm regards,

Lupe Castillo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

took some friends out for dinner & drinks this past Saturday and had an amazing time. from the waiter being polite and courteous to the manager Giuseppe making sure we had a great time.
i most definitely recommend "the mango and strawberry bulldog"

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, June 24, 2014
Good Morning,



Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us on TripAdvisor. We are delighted you had a great time at our restaurant. We hope to see you next time on your next visit to South Beach.



With Warm Regards,


Lupe Castillo
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The only word that comes to mind when I think of my stay at the Pelican is EXCEPTIONAL! My husband and I came for our 10 year anniversary and had an amazing time. The decor is so cool, nothing like other stuffy and typical hotels that all look the same. Our room was so much fun and we were surprised about how clean and crisp it was kept up everyday, we travel a lot and we really think that the cleaning staff outdo themselves here. The hotel is right across the street from the beach, it was very busy but we didn't have to wait for out beach chairs at all. We tried multiple restaurants on the strip and it didn't take us long to realize that the one at the Pelican was THE ONE to be at. The menu and service was the best we've ever had, the staff was very attentive and had great recommendations. Overall, EXCEPTIONAL! If you are looking for for a place to stay at on miami beach, look no further as the Pelican is hands down the best you'll ever experience!

Room Tip: We spoke to other guests and the rooms all have different themes, from what we gathered all of the r...
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  • Stayed June 2014, 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, June 24, 2014
Good Morning,



Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us on TripAdvisor. We are delighted you had a great stay with us. I will make sure to share your experience with the rest of our staff. We hope to see you next time on your next visit to South Beach.



With warm Regards,


Lupe Castillo.
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Scarsdale, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is my 3rd visit to the Pelican and I have to say, it's never disappointing. The front desk staff provides excellent service. It's pleasant to see the same attendants working in the rooms. Always smiling and they remember you too!

Did I mention that the included breakfast is incredible.... "eggs benedict" yummy. The rooms are kept in immaculate condition. I noticed a change in the room... new AC units! this little gem never disappoints. Definitely will keep going back to my little home on ocean drive.

Good job Pelican guys... keep it going!

Room Tip: Third floor is better if you are looking for a quieter room.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 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, June 23, 2014
Good Morning,


Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us on TripAdvisor. We are delighted you had a great time at our Hotel. I will make sure to share your experience with the rest of our Staff. We are looking forward to see you next time on your next visit to South Beach.


With Warm Regards,


Lupe Castillo
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New Carrollton, Maryland
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I stayed at the Pelican Hotel in South Beach Miami from June 12-15, 2014, for my birthday. I was excited by what I saw on the hotels website and the reviews on Tripadvisor were good, so I decided to book the hotel. We stayed in the Akka '70 room (which I still can't understand what kind of room it was suppose to be) and as soon we walked into the room a roach came running across the floor (which was wood and almost the same color of the roach, but I could see him!) and I stepped on him! I didn't report it to hotel management because I figured they were probably throughout the entire hotel and after reading a rating from another guest during that time, I was right (I saw 2 roaches in my room while I was there)! The room had painted pictures of the beach and palms tress on it, so I guess it's what the beach looked like in the 70's!? The room was clean, but kinda of small and had this loud ceiling fan, which I guess was for effect because no one would be able to tolerate that loud noise! Despite the roach problem our stay was good and following are the major perks for this hotel;

. Free breakfast from 9-11, not a continental breakfast either. You pick from a list of options that includes omelettes, pancakes and more.

. 2 free drinks during happy hour from 4-6. Martinis,Mojito and more

. Free towels and beach chairs

. Great location and within walking distance to major South Beach attractions.....Beach across the street, Wet willies, Mangos, Fat Tuesday, Clevelander

Note: We rented a car, so hotel parking was 27 dollars a day and it took an average time of 30 mins for the valet to go from garage to hotel, because there's no garage on the premises. I would not rent a car if I stayed at this hotel unless you want to drive to other parts of Florida.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PelicanHotelSobe, General Manager at Pelican Hotel, responded to this review, June 21, 2014
Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your review. We are investigating the issue pointed out on your review. There is been demolition construction in the area which we feel can be attributed to the issue.


Our Front Desk Staff acted immediately following your report.


Please accept our apologies and we hope you will give us the opportunity to make up for this incident.

Warm Regards,

Lupe Castillo
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Address: 826 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#15 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#18 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pelican Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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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