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Pelican Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   826 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #23 of 203 Hotels in Miami Beach
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
“Good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed my stay. Stylishly designed and decorated in a humble way. Nice amenities (hot breakfast, two drinks at happy hour, gym use at Equinox, towels and chaise for beach, wifi). Location is +/-. Beach is across the street, but the street is horribly congested. But the latter is what you sign up for if you go to South Beach. Staff is nice, helpful. I would definitely return.

Stayed December 2014, traveled solo
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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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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For the price, amnenities, service and location this cannot be beat. Fun atmosphere in the bustle of Ocean Drive, ocean view rooms see the sunrise, fancy cars and the muscle workouts on the beach. Unexpected extras included: Beach chairs, beach towels, full breakfast, free day at Equinox gym, free HH drinks... Wow! We were spoiled and no complaints.

Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Location is fantastic. Right on Ocean Drive. Hotel staff are friendly, and always on hand to lend a hand from check-in to check-out. Happy hour is a welcome respite from regular Ocean Drive price gouging.

Breakfast was also quite good. This is not one of those places that throws on a few rolls and cereals on a table and calls it a breakfast. You can expect proper eggs Benedict here.

Only thing to keep in mind is that you pretty much have to get a valet. But it's the same story at all other hotels on Ocean Drive.

Overall, would definitely visit if I were to visit South Beach again.

Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent one night in South Beach prior to a cruise and chose the Pelican because of its location and reasonable rates. The front desk service was excellent as were all other members of the staff. Our room was extremely clean and, being located in the back, very quiet. We enjoyed our two free drinks each at Happy Hour and full breakfast the next morning. I would not hesitate to stay at the Pelican if we ever visit South Beach again.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PelicanHotelSobe, General Manager at Pelican Hotel, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear PoolsideBoston,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are delighted to read you enjoyed all of our amenities.


Happy Holidays from your friends at the Pelican!

Lupe Castillo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place exceeded our expectations. Let me start by saying this: Expect to spend at Sobe unless you eat on Washington ave local spots and skip shopping. We came without a budget set and had an awesome time! The 2 free drinks at happy hour were very strong. I only needed one. The strip is lively, and the food is delicious. The hotel includes free breakfast. The entire hotel staff is very friendly & warming, while offering great service. Yes, it located in the heart of sobe, so expect music & people party through the night. I loved every moment of the hotel & sobe's day/nightlife.

  • Stayed December 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, 1 week ago
Dear Star 8312,

On behalf of the team, thank you so very much for your kind review. We are extremely appreciate of you taking the time to share with other readers your experience. We do our very best to exceed the expectations of our guests.

We hope to see you soon back at the Pelican and I'll be sure to share your feed back with the entire team!

Happy Holidays,
Lupe
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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to be in Miami with pleasant people at your service, you are at the right place to have good times.
All rooms are different, the breakfast is perfect and they bring to you all what you need for the beach.
I will come back next time with pleasure.

  • Stayed December 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, 1 week ago
Dear lefDavid,

We are delighted to read your about your experience during your most recent trip to the Pelican Hotel. Know that we will hold you to the promise of your return visit!

On behalf of the team, Happy Holidays,

Lupe
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We all know hotels in Miami beach don't come cheap and neither does the pelican but in terms of value for money it certainly hits the mark.

Check in was easy with clear explanations of hotel amenities.

The location can't be beat if you're looking for the hustle and bustle of Miami beach life. Located right on ocean drive with south beach at your door step you could not complain about where the pelican is situated.

Staff are friendly and special shout out to Dustin who was amazingly friendly and helped with every request with a genuine smile! The guy deserves a promotion!!!

The included breakfast was a nice touch.

The themed rooms are an interesting idea although they are on the smaller side.

Only minor down points were the fact that our themed room didn't seem to involve a lot of effort in creating the theme and we would have liked an option to choose some rooms given we stayed here for 8 nights.

But overall fantastic stay and would definitely come back here again!

Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
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PelicanHotelSobe, General Manager at Pelican Hotel, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear Shoryukan,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us on TripAdvisor. I am delighted you had a wonderful stay with us and enjoyed the location, breakfast etcc...Dustin thanks you for your kind comments! 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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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:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#21 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#22 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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