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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Pelican has the perfect location for lots of family activities around Key Largo! The clean cottages are located with an easy beach access! Kayaks and BBQ facilities are provided for complementary use! Snorkeling, sailing, sunbathing in a Key style surrounding! How much more can you expect!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Arrived at dusk to find a beautiful sunset. The room is large and has a separate living room that converts into another bedroom. It's comfortable enough for a night and there's a free continental breakfast.

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A S, Manager at The Pelican, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We witness that beautiful sunset every single day and a spectacular view like that never gets old! We are so happy that you were able to share this experience with us during your stay at the Pelican.Our location combined with stellar service create a great Pelican experience. We are glad you enjoyed our setting and... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

My wife, friends & I have stayed here several times over the years, when it was called the "Hungry Pelican" and always found it to be the perfect place to unwind. If anyone needs to get away from the bustle of Miami and not get caught up in the tourist trap of Key West, then stay here awhile. Get up... More 

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A S, Manager at The Pelican, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. We are always thrilled to read about our guest's experience during their stay. Our team is here to ensure our guests leave with a memorable experience and we are glad we surpass your expectations. We couldn't agree with you more, the Pelican truly embodies the old-world, laid back charm of the Florida Keys and... More 

Winter Haven, Florida
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This cluster of cottages appears charming and quaint, but once checked in, we found it poorly maintained and lacking in the most basic ways. Little or no air conditioning in a hot July night. No furniture other than the beds and a t.v. cabinet. No place for luggage or to sit. There was no table or desk to set up... More 

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A S, Manager at The Pelican, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our property. Our goal is not to only meet the needs and safety of each and every guest we serve, but to exceed your expectations. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your experience at the Pelican. We would like to use this opportunity to ensure you that... More 

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St. Johns, Florida
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Amazing waterfront property with mature landscaping but the cottages need a lot of work. Fairly clean but not comfortable or inviting. Everything needs to be replaced/updated. We had a 2 double bed room. Not much room for anything else. If you plan to do anything other than sleep there, this is not the place for you. The lady in the... More 

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A S, Manager at The Pelican, responded to this review

We appreciate your time in reviewing our hotel and we thank you for providing details about your experience. We welcome all feedback and are constantly working to improve all aspects of our property. We are glad you were able to enjoy our spectacular water-front location and the serene ambiance of the Pelican. We hope that you will come back and... More 

Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Well the night started with a bang. Please be sure to check in before 8:30 because the office will be closed, but keep in mind there are emergency numbers on the front door. We arrived around 9ish and one thing I didn't know was that the doors self lock so there we are unloading our truck and I leave the... More 

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A S, Manager at The Pelican, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are glad that you enjoyed our great water-front location close to some of Key Largo's best dining options! We would like to take this opportunity to let you know that our guests are welcome to arrive at their convenience even after 9 pm (which is when our front office... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Nice place ,quite everything is near, gives out coupons for restaurant near by.3 fishing dock, kayak independent parcking.rooms are cozy. confidential breakfast.john and ozzy are cool people.bring your boat lots of spots for boats

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A S, Manager at The Pelican, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are always thrilled to read about our guests experience during their stay. Our team is here to ensure our guest leave with a memorable experience and we are glad we surpass your expectations. We look forward to your accommodating you again on your next visit to Key Largo! More 

Sompting, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Booked through booking.com, reviews really positive, not sure how. I appreciate this was on the cheaper side of the keys accommodation offerings, however at $130 per night it's not that cheap! We were able to check in early, room 201, well that's the back of the office just off route 1, so not that impressed, could hear everything that drove... More 

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A S, Manager at The Pelican, responded to this review

We appreciate your time in reviewing our hotel and thank you for providing details about your experience. We welcome all feedback and we are constantly working to improve all aspects of our property. We are sorry to hear about your experience with the bedding, I have personally looked into this matter and can assure you that we do everything to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The owner REALLY needs to throw some money back into this place. They had cheap plastic lawn furniture and old mis-matched furniture in the cottage. They didn't even bother to remove a broken chair from the screened porch! The electrical was SCARY. They provided a coffee pot but NO coffee. Minimal dishes in kitchen. Breakfast was toast, cereal, and pastries.... More 

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A S, Manager at The Pelican, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your opinion about our property. We take our guest feedback very seriously and will definitely use this as an opportunity to improve our operation and services. We are sorry that the chair on the porch was broken. We would like to assure you that our electrical system is in great condition and is a hundred percent... More 

Miami, Florida
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14 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

To start off, I want to say that my wife and I have stayed here three times before this, and they were all mostly positive experiences (we've reviewed all three stays, so you could read for yourself). This visit, however, was different. We stayed in a beautiful room on the second level of one of their cottages. It had a... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
All 32 of The Pelican's clean and quiet cottage rooms offer different options for relaxing and enjoying all that the Florida Keys has to offer. From experiencing the unique, laid-back bayfront atmosphere, to trying your hand at world-class sportfishing, diving and snorkeling , you are sure to find an activity that suits your tastes. And if that sounds too active, head to our small bayfront beach, where you can enjoy glorious sunsets, gentle breezes, a nap in a hammock or watch manatees and dolphins play. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Pelican

Address: 99340 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 99.3, Key Largo, FL 33037-2435 (Formerly Hungry Pelican Motel)
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key Largo
Price Range: $67 - $286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Pelican 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Hungry Pelican Hotel Key Largo
Hungry Pelican Key Largo
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