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.


  • 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.

  • Booking bonus: book by 30 Sep '19 to receive up to 10% off the accommodation cost for travel between the 22nd Aug 19–31st Dec '20 for completed stays only.

    Any applicable 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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (3175)
  • Very good (1072)
  • Average (412)
  • Poor (232)
  • Terrible (170)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Vincent Sands

Sep 21, 2019 Carrie W

Vincent Sands provided great service on the beach for my friends and I. He was super friendly and took care of us. Excellent beach service for our chairs and towels. The resort provided free chairs on the beach which was fabulous.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome pool service!

Sep 21, 2019 Grillfather Georgia

Brian Brown gave us AWESOME service at the pool!! He was extremely friendly and helpful and very genuine. You could tell he enjoys making people happy. He brought us warm towels after the rain storm, moved an umbrella for my parents and gave us even more warm towels when we got out of the pool.
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Sep 20, 2019 emily c Franklin, Kentucky

Beach service was amazing. The wind was crazy bad but they made sure to accommodate our request for umbrellas and hooked us up. Darnell from beach service and the others thank you for the work yall did to put towels on our lounge chairs, side tables, and brought waters to us
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fluffys 40th

Sep 20, 2019 Brooke E

We had a group of 10 travel in from Texas to surprise my husband for his 40th birthday and this had been the best trip EVER!!! Ronnie, Terri, Brian, and Jenny are now considered our friends and if you are lucky enough to meet them, tell them the Texas crew says hello
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very accommodating for broken ankle!!!

Sep 20, 2019 Lisa B

I came to Florida with a broken ankle, and the staff at The Pelican were SO accommodating!! Brian and Terry even carried me to the beach so I could experience Florida first hand!! Ronnie at the bar was also awesome!! Would definitely come back to this hotel. It’s clean and all employees have been very helpful and friendly.