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The Pelican
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

We stayed one night...definitely a very tiny room...unfortunately the walls are very very thin and this made for a less than enjoyable experience. The layout of the property is wonderful and it is a great concept...pretty cool tiki hut and a nice breakfast offering but the amenities just dont make up for the room. definitely not one I would repeat...

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank mw579
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

Stayed here in February of 2012,in the smallest room (Helconia) they had. The room itself was tiny,but all I needed to crash and get cleaned up. Perfect for what I paid. If you plan on spending your time in the room,I would not suggest this room,and would suggest you choose another. The property itself is beautiful. Don't miss the sunsets ! There is a nice layed back bar & grill (Bayside) 2 doors down.

Room Tip: Choose your room wisely,as some are quite small.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank GovMule
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

First off, as others have warned, if you're looking for someplace fancy, keep looking. That's not the Pelican. Then again, it's also not what the Pelican claims to be. What the Pelican IS is a low key, relaxing place in a location that's second-to-none.

We stayed for 3 nights in the smallest room on the property -- the double bed took up virtually all of the floor space. There was also a shower big enough for two, a fridge, and a microwave. This was really all we needed, as we spent most of our time outside, anyway. We picnicked on the bed, then sat on the dock and watched the gorgeous sunsets and the sea creatures playing: we had visits from a pair of dolphins, lots of fish, and plenty of jellies. All of this plus free wifi, kayaks and a canoe, morning coffee, and ample air conditioning for $60/night seemed like the bargain of the century to us.

If you are looking for small, affordable, and local, look no further! And, be sure walk next door to have the champagne breakfast as Mrs. Mac's while you're there!

Room Tip: The website descriptions are accurate, and even include square footage for the smaller rooms so you know what you're getting.
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank Eandb2505
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keywesters, General Manager at The Pelican, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2014

We appreciate your honest feedback and are glad we met your expectations. As you noted, the website descriptions and square footage are intended to guide guests to the type of accommodations they are looking for. The waterfront suites are more expensive but provide more comfort for an extended stay in the beautiful florida keys!

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Reviewed December 9, 2013

All I can say is that you get what you pay for here in the Keys & apparently $103 gets you a very low quality room. We only stayed 1 night as we were in the area to scout out possible venues to host our destination wedding next year. The Pelican was in the running until we got into our room. From the website you can tell that the rooms seem to need some MAJOR updating and renovations, even to be considered a low-key, casual motel. Our room, the Mermaid, was very small (as we suspected from the pictures) and had this strange smell as if the whole room had been sprayed with Lysol to cover up another lingering smell while the outside entrance to our room smelled of mildew. The hotel and property itself is very charming, tropical & inviting. We only encountered 1 employee during our stay, I'm not sure of her name but she was nice enough. This resort has tons of things in walking distance - restaurants, bars, convenient stores, other resorts. The grand Tiki Hut with a built-in bar is amazing and the outdoor office & kitchen area are very intriguing but "cool." There isn't much of a beach and it seems as if you aren't renting one of the front cottages you can't really use it anyway. The view and fairly unrestricted and this very beautiful!

I guess The Pelican would be fine for a Key Largo stay on a budget but only if your not turned off by a room as described above. Definitely NOT in the realm of possibilities for jotting our small wedding despite its awesome Tiki Hut reception potential.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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1  Thank FutureMrsSheldon
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keywesters, General Manager at The Pelican, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2014

We are disappointed that we didn't meet your expectations. The room price is $90 plus state and local taxes which drive the total price up. The cost of operating a business in the keys unfortunately keeps going up.

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Reviewed November 18, 2013

This is the second year in a row we have stayed here. A group of us from SW Florida stay here for a long weekend and then travel up to the Nascar Race in Homestead. Rooms are old as in Old Florida so if you want fancy this is not for you. Staff is very accommodating, rooms are clean, WiFi is included and landscaping is quite nice. Right on the Gulf, canoes and or kayaks are available for use, two nice docks and a beach area with recliners make it very relaxing. A large Tiki Hut makes it suitable for a large group to hang out and cook on the grills provided and have a great time. A smaller Tiki Hut by the Office, right off of the little kitchen is great for a quick cup of coffee and to catch the news or whatever on the Flat Screen TV. A Burger King to the north is within walking distance, and Mrs Macs also within walking distance to the south has the best breakfast.. A CVS across the street is also there if you happened to leave a necessity of some sort at home. A really neat little place, but again if you are looking for something fancy or want to get waited on or pampered this is not for you!! Already made our reservations for Nov. of 2014.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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