Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Fort Lauderdale, Gold Coast Beaches

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 4608 reviews

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 Nights: Each 4th night free for stays completed between 1 Jan '18–30 Apr '19. Terms and conditions apply. Free night offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

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

  • Booking bonus: book for travel between 1 May '20–31 Oct '20 for stays of 3 nights or more, and receive $50 resort credit per stay. Offers may not be combinable. Terms and conditions apply.

  • Booking bonus: book by 24 Apr'19 for stays between 1 June '20–31 Oct '20 and receive complimentary room upgrade from City View Room to Ocean View Suite for stays of 4 nights or longer. Room upgrade administered at hotel. Offers may not be combinable. Terms and Conditions apply.

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 $27 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.

Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 4608 reviews

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel on the beach but under renovations

Feb 21, 2019 Krista M Ashburn, United States

This is a nice hotel right on the beach but was understaffed while we were there for a 3 day stay. The bartender was doing her best to keep up but needed at least one other bartender and staff to bus tables and take orders. The TV's are not high definition which was shocking and the WiFi is spotty at best. We expected more for a hotel at this… Read more
This is a nice hotel right on the beach but was understaffed while we were there for a 3 day stay. The bartender was doing her best to keep up but needed at least one other bartender and staff to bus tables and take orders. The TV's are not high definition which was shocking and the WiFi is spotty at best. We expected more for a hotel at this price point and under renovations. Renovations are nice though! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Misled about renovations

Feb 20, 2019 Michelle S Idaho Falls, United States

Based on other reviews, I double-checked about the timing of renovations completion, and then booked my room when I saw renovations were expected to be completed two months prior. Not the case-fitness facility and pool amenities were unavailable. The front desk staff person who checked us in seemed uninformed about the rooms. We had a nice ocean… Read more
Based on other reviews, I double-checked about the timing of renovations completion, and then booked my room when I saw renovations were expected to be completed two months prior. Not the case-fitness facility and pool amenities were unavailable. The front desk staff person who checked us in seemed uninformed about the rooms. We had a nice ocean view, but the room was smelly and not enclosed in the building so that street/traffic noise was an issue. Towels were thin and scratchy, like sandpaper. I notified the engineer who came to our room twice because of a malfunctioning safe about the nonfunctioning ice machine. Heard him phone the issue in. Never repaired during our three night stay. We were given a credit on the resort charge, and I had to beg for a room discount. Ended up with only one night being discounted. Service was okay. Staff mostly friendly and responsive. Location was great. But very disappointed about the false advertising, especially since I booked this room/hotel for my big birthday. Definitely not five-star, and questionable four-star. Read less
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Feb 20, 2019 Mona H

Came to Florida to visit my mom for her birthday and wanted to treat her to a Spa day while I was here. Looked at pictures of PURE Spa online and it is just as beautiful in person. Staff was super friendly and welcoming. The environment is calm and peaceful. Susan and Cathrine did both the Swedish body massage and MA foot massage. Then Daysi and… Read more
Came to Florida to visit my mom for her birthday and wanted to treat her to a Spa day while I was here. Looked at pictures of PURE Spa online and it is just as beautiful in person. Staff was super friendly and welcoming. The environment is calm and peaceful. Susan and Cathrine did both the Swedish body massage and MA foot massage. Then Daysi and Flor did our facials. The entire experience was amazing and to my full expectations. In the end they treated us with complementary champagne with the beautiful beach front view. The best part about the entire experience was the smile on my moms face during and after. Was worth every penny and will be returning again next time I visit. Thank you to all the wonderful staff for all your hard work! Read less
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Feb 20, 2019 LolaMickey South Lyon, Michigan

We had an amazing stay! The staff was amazingly attentive. Beautiful views, comfortable rooms, and great beach! We also spent time in the spa, restaurant, and bar. We enjoyed them all! The buffet on Sunday was amazing!
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Feb 20, 2019 Debra G Girard, Illinois

My husband and I spent 5 incredible days at the Pelican Grand Resort. The staff's professionalism and friendly manner made every day a pleasure. We had a lovely room with a separate sitting room and a balcony overlooking the beach and ocean. We especially enjoyed the use and the free set up of the beach lounge chairs, umbrellas, and tables. … Read more
My husband and I spent 5 incredible days at the Pelican Grand Resort. The staff's professionalism and friendly manner made every day a pleasure. We had a lovely room with a separate sitting room and a balcony overlooking the beach and ocean. We especially enjoyed the use and the free set up of the beach lounge chairs, umbrellas, and tables. Eating every delicious meal on the veranda looking out at the ocean made this such a special vacation for us. Read less