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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating VACATION AT THE BEACH

May 22, 2019 OceanBlueSammie

We had a great experience here at Pelican Grand Beach Resort! The staff is amazing and very polite and kind! Brian Brown from the pool staff area was very attentive and made sure every guest was happy and satisfied with their staff! Monica from in room service also was amazing and made sure our food was excellent and that we had everything we… Read more
We had a great experience here at Pelican Grand Beach Resort! The staff is amazing and very polite and kind! Brian Brown from the pool staff area was very attentive and made sure every guest was happy and satisfied with their staff! Monica from in room service also was amazing and made sure our food was excellent and that we had everything we needed. Luis from the front desk greeted us with a huge smile and accommodated us with all of our needs! Ronnie from the pool service was on top of every guest here and made sure we had everything we needed as well! The staff is great and the environment is amazing! We will definitely be back!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Dont Bother

May 22, 2019 F9434IWdavem London, United Kingdom

Dont know where to start, we had booked this hotel for our daughters graduation over a year ago and had confirmation of the booking and again just 2 weeks before we were due to stay and I had this on my phone and lucky enough was on data roaming so i could talk to my booking agent, we had arrived early around 10am so we knew our room would not be… Read more
Dont know where to start, we had booked this hotel for our daughters graduation over a year ago and had confirmation of the booking and again just 2 weeks before we were due to stay and I had this on my phone and lucky enough was on data roaming so i could talk to my booking agent, we had arrived early around 10am so we knew our room would not be ready but we were off to the graduation and asked them to store our bags, when we checked in at 10am they could not find our booking I showed them the confirmation on my phoneso i was not worried , they said they would look in to iy and phone me or email i gave them both phone number and email, when we arrived back at the hotel at 4 pm after no contact from them all day , we were told they had no rooms and were full up, I got straight onto my booking agent back in the UK through Live Chat and they confirmed I had paid and booked a room it was only after many backwards and forwards that the hotel gave in and confirmed my room a terrible start ,funny thing is this happened to 2 of our friends as well must be some sort of con going on The hotel is rundown and old and needs total refurb , staff were nice and friendly and it is right on the beach , but dont bother better places to stay Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful Mother's Day Weekend

May 21, 2019 donnat220 Pennsylvania

My daughters brought me to Florida for a long Mother's Day Weekend. The hotel was absolutely beautiful and we were greeted every time we walked through the hotel. The hotel is located directly on the beach which is wonderful. The pool and lazy river were so relaxing and Brian the pool attendant was exceptional--he wants to make sure you are… Read more
My daughters brought me to Florida for a long Mother's Day Weekend. The hotel was absolutely beautiful and we were greeted every time we walked through the hotel. The hotel is located directly on the beach which is wonderful. The pool and lazy river were so relaxing and Brian the pool attendant was exceptional--he wants to make sure you are comfortable and he does not sit down for a minute. The room was beautiful. The maid was very attentive also. I wish we could make this a Mother's Day tradition---every year at the Pelican!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great relaxing time !

May 21, 2019 Linniegirl59 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

I took my 3 grown daughters to Florida for a long Mother/Daughters weekend to celebrate my upcoming Bday. We had a great time at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort! Everyone was very attentive! Brian at the pool was awesome!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location and Amazing rooms

May 21, 2019 MamaT813 Tampa, Florida

We recently met our daughter down in Fort Lauderdale. We wanted a place to relax and enjoy each others company and our surroundings. We got all of that! This place is the best. They treat you like royalty. The rooms are clean and up to date. The pool was so relaxing and fun at the same time and you just walk out onto the beach to your… Read more
We recently met our daughter down in Fort Lauderdale. We wanted a place to relax and enjoy each others company and our surroundings. We got all of that! This place is the best. They treat you like royalty. The rooms are clean and up to date. The pool was so relaxing and fun at the same time and you just walk out onto the beach to your reserved seats and umbrellas. Five stars for staff and stay! Read less