Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Fort Lauderdale, Gold Coast Beaches

The hotel

One of the few hotels in Fort Lauderdale with direct beach access, the Pelican Grand’s location is as its name suggests! Perfectly capturing that old-style Floridian grandeur, it’s a wonderful place to relax, making the most of the white sands on your doorstep and the surrounding area. As well as complimentary chairs and umbrellas down at the beach, where you can while away sunny afternoons with a good book, there’s a zero-entry swimming pool, ideal for youngsters as well as adults. Both will also love the lazy river and an oceanfront fitness centre may inspire the health conscious amongst you to lift a few weights! If you’re feeling hungry, head to Ocean 2000, an American-style bistro serving seafood and steaks against a magnificent ocean backdrop. The restaurant features the only Sunday Oceanfront Brunch on Fort Lauderdale Beach so be sure to book early as its very popular indeed. Make the most of the fine weather and dine al-fresco on the veranda, also the perfect place to tuck into an ice-cream treat from the Emporium! For drinks and snacks, the lounge is ideal, sipping tropical cocktails whilst admiring the views.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Directly on Fort Lauderdale Beach, overlooking a 500ft stretch of private beach. Driving time from Miami International Airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

156 rooms. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, WiFi, tea/coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, alarm/clock radio, safe, iron and board. City View Rooms (no balcony) with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Ocean View Suites with private balcony, have 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, a separate living area with sofa bed and TV in both rooms, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 1 child.

  • Free night offer: each 4th night free for stays completed between 1 Jan '20–31 Apr '21. Terms and conditions apply. Free night offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

Superb beachfront location

Great zero-entry pool

Fantastic beachfront restaurant with spectacular views

Exclusive Virgin Holidays benefits:

  • Resort fee waived for all Virgin Holidays’ guests saving $35 per day
  • Valid for 2019 departures Virgin Holidays guest's staying 3 nights will receive $50 resort credit, guest's staying 6 nights or more will receive $100

Valet parking $35 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Ocean 2000 (waterfront restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch), O2K Lounge (poolside cocktail lounge, also serving light lunches and dinners), The Emporium (old-fashioned ice cream parlour and coffee shop).

Zero entry swimming pool, lazy river, oceanfront fitness centre. PURE Spa* (full service spa). Complimentary chairs, beach towels and umbrellas at the beach.

Complimentary WiFi. Room Service up to 11:00pm*. Concierge service. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*.

Resort Fee Waived: For all Virgin Holidays customers saving $35 plus tax per room per day.

Resort fee includes use of the following amenities - Concierge service - In-room WiFi - Access to fitness centre - Access to business centre - Beach chairs, towels, umbrellas, tubes for Lazy River - In-room coffee - Infused water in lobby - In-room safe. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Jul 16, 2019 FamousAmosMoses

Our day pass included use of the beach with towel, chair and umbrella, pool access, lazy river pool, 15% Off of the spa, food and drinks! It was absolutely wonderful from the time we stepped out of our car. Staff greeted us and parked her car for a discounted price of $10 for the day. All of the staff greeted us with a smile, we’re kind and… Read more
Our day pass included use of the beach with towel, chair and umbrella, pool access, lazy river pool, 15% Off of the spa, food and drinks! It was absolutely wonderful from the time we stepped out of our car. Staff greeted us and parked her car for a discounted price of $10 for the day. All of the staff greeted us with a smile, we’re kind and courteous, and very attentive throughout the day. One employee in particular name “Johnny” out at the pool went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. He greeted us, asked us where we wanted to sit, laid out our towels on the chairs, put up a umbrella, and checked on us throughout the day. He also suggested activities, drinks, and food to try !! I highly recommend this place and ask for Johnny at the pool !!! Read less
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Jul 15, 2019 Soleprov East Northport, New York

Really enjoyed my stay at the Pelican Grand. My oceanfront suite was large and well appointed, and the private beach was beautiful. The staff were all accommodating, especially Eline who went out of her way to handle a small room issue and make sure I was happy. I will definitely be staying there again on my next visit to Fort Lauderdale.
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Jul 15, 2019 Emma B

Wonderful experience at this place! Very clean hotel with an Old Florida feel. The staff is beyond friendly and is willing to help you in any way. I loved the Spa Staff and Brian Brown from the beach, was awesome!
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Jul 14, 2019 renamack8 Baltimore, Maryland

Pelican Grand Beach Resort was the perfect place to vacation! The staff were genuine and cared about the satisfaction of the guests. Housekeeping was fabulous, the grounds extremely clean and cared for, right on the beach, restaurant and bar onsite had great food and drinks, beautiful room, and every staff member was courteous. Frank from… Read more
Pelican Grand Beach Resort was the perfect place to vacation! The staff were genuine and cared about the satisfaction of the guests. Housekeeping was fabulous, the grounds extremely clean and cared for, right on the beach, restaurant and bar onsite had great food and drinks, beautiful room, and every staff member was courteous. Frank from engineering even stopped us while we were getting on the elevator our last day and told us to check out the view from the very top of the hotel, which was spectacular! Read less
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Jul 14, 2019 Kathy M

We love the Pelican Grand, having stayed there five times over the last 10 years. It’s a gorgeous property that is routinely upgraded. The entire staff is warm and welcoming. The views from the balcony rooms can’t be beat.