Giving a fair judgment to the today's Pelican version is not an easy matter when you have known the previous one.
The hotel is still well run, but furniture start to show distress - our chair had a broken leg - and even if the general cleaners is good, I was surprise to see that nobody think to clean inside the closets (and I asked the maid, with no result, same dust and same hairs were there when I left).
The beach facilities' access is not free anymore; you have to pay it extra.
The salads at the restaurant are still good, but half the size of old version ones.
The restaurant proudly affirmed yesterday "not pushing since 1989"; today they push clients in, like the other restaurants of south beach (very annoying general attitude, actually).
Last but not least, the hotel has lost a part of his charm without his Italian glamour cachet. It's not a question of brand (Diesel is no more in the business), but it was nice to have bomboloni at breakfast.
I think there is an empty place for a new successfully Italian style hotel, a place no more occupied by Pelican: a pity not to have money to launch such a kind of business, with potential clients ready to come and spend!
- 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