Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Fort Lauderdale, Gold Coast Beaches

The hotel

Set on the sands in Fort Lauderdale, the Pelican Grand Beach Resort is a perfect paradise. You can spend your days on the white-sand beach, floating around in the lazy river and zero-entry pool, and tasting the delicious seafood and ice creams. Your room has been decorated with the ocean in mind, and is a real retreat for you to return to. And when the evenings roll in, you can take a moment, and sit on one of the rocking chairs overlooking the beach with the soothing sound of the ocean waves rolling in the background.

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. Transfer time from Miami International Airport: 45 minutes.

Hotel information

156 rooms. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, tea/coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, alarm/clock radio, safe, iron and board. City Lights Rooms are 480 sq ft and have views of Fort Lauderdale, with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Ocean View Rooms are 510 sq ft and have views of the Atlantic Ocean, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 1 child.

Seaside Suites are 632 sq ft and have a private balcony with views panoramic ocean views, a separate living room with loveseat sofa bed, and 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 3 adults and 2 children.

Superior Seaside Suites are as above, but are located on floors 9-11 with unbeatable ocean views, an enhanced beach experience including reserved lounge chairs, towels, umbrella and bottled water, with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 3 adults and 2 children.

  • 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 2020 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 day (payable locally, subject to change). Bus stop outside the hotel for no.11 buses, taking you up Ocean Boulevard to other Fort Lauderdale beaches.

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 (ice cream parlour and coffee shop). Room service*.

Zero-entry swimming pool. Lazy river. Oceanfront fitness centre. PURE Spa* (full service spa). Complimentary chairs, beach towels and umbrellas at the beach. Paddle boarding*.

Complimentary WiFi. Concierge. 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptional Service

Jul 2, 2020 LadyLuv428 Greenbelt, Maryland

Everytime I visit The Pelican Grand Beach Resort I am always blown away. From the great food, amazing customer service and even just the simple requests that are adhered to in such a prompt and professional manner. I found myself by the pool for hours at a time and Brian Brown took good care of the needs of myself and the guests around. He works… Read more
Everytime I visit The Pelican Grand Beach Resort I am always blown away. From the great food, amazing customer service and even just the simple requests that are adhered to in such a prompt and professional manner. I found myself by the pool for hours at a time and Brian Brown took good care of the needs of myself and the guests around. He works hard and is a great people person, he deserves a bump in his position. I cannot express the amount of gratitude I have for the members at the front desk i wish I remembered all the names but Tareza Meli assisted with my initial requests and when I arrived they had my room ready even with my early arrival and flight. The views of my Kind Ocean Room were immaculate and I'd love to visit again with the same or even greater. I love The Pelican Grand Beach Resort, hopefully I can get the family together in the near future and we all experience this greatness. From the beach to the lazy river to the amazing food at the restaurant. Let's not forget the quick grab of ice cream on your way back to the room. One thing of course that was great to see was the care and caution taken due to Covid-19. The precautions for guests and employees was well organized and clearly addressed along with a letter from the boss. I love the Pelican and will be back in the near future. Thank you for taking great care of me as a solo traveler. Here's a few picture of my beautiful view. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing stay- great property and fantastic staff

Jul 2, 2020 Tlsons

We brought our multi gen family for a quick summer getaway. The hotel is doing a fantastic job with the COVID requirements- it felt safe and clean. And the staff through the whole property is very helpful- and friendly. Always cheerful and asking if you’re enjoying yourself. Out by the pool- Brian Brown was our pool attendant almost every day and… Read more
We brought our multi gen family for a quick summer getaway. The hotel is doing a fantastic job with the COVID requirements- it felt safe and clean. And the staff through the whole property is very helpful- and friendly. Always cheerful and asking if you’re enjoying yourself. Out by the pool- Brian Brown was our pool attendant almost every day and he was THE BEST! Always checking in with everybody, adjust towels, getting the chairs ready, cleaning them in between, and keeping everyone hydrAted with some ice water. Definitely recommend a visit here if you’re staying domestic This summer! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great birthday brunch!

Jul 1, 2020 RhumRunner4FUN St. George's, Grenada

We had a great birthday brunch with family. Restaurant and staff respected COVID guidelines and social distancing measures. Brian Brown at the pool area was so helpful, getting us umbrellas and a jug of water. He as friendly and gave excellent customer service.
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Jun 29, 2020 amandalA189QY

We met Brian Brown at the pool at the hotel and he was attentive and was constantly asking if we needed anything. He was constantly moving and making sure customers were comfortable! We will definitely be visiting again!
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Jun 28, 2020 christinadJ3938CI

Brian Brown was the best!!!! Great, friendly service always promptly bringing us anything requested! Brian made our day at the pool truly enjoyable and relaxing!! We hope to see Brian a few more times before the end of the trip!!