Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Fort Lauderdale, Gold Coast Beaches

Virgin rating

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

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, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

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.

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 $40 per day
  • 15% discount on spa services

Valet parking $47 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*.

Daily events calendar featuring live music, cocktail-themed parties, happy hours, and pool and beachside activities.

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*. Seabob rental*. Funky Fish Ocean Camp for kids*.

Complimentary WiFi. Concierge. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour front desk.

Resort Fee Waived: For all Virgin Holidays customers saving $40 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 Wonderful Weekend!

May 16, 2022 msritamanning Flushing, New York

This hotel was wonderful! The rooms are extravagantly huge! We had an ocean view and it was wonderful. The staff were all extremely helpful, polite, professional and anxious to make our stay enjoyable. We attended a party at the hotel and stayed for the weekend. The party room also had an ocean view. The food was wonderful. The staff was very… Read more
This hotel was wonderful! The rooms are extravagantly huge! We had an ocean view and it was wonderful. The staff were all extremely helpful, polite, professional and anxious to make our stay enjoyable. We attended a party at the hotel and stayed for the weekend. The party room also had an ocean view. The food was wonderful. The staff was very attentive. Breakfast was absolutely delicious, the server was efficient and brought everything correctly. When we first sat down it was only 3 of us then two more came and after we ordered 3 more came. Still she was patient and all the food was ordered and received as asked. I would definitely go to Pelican Grand again. Read less
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May 16, 2022 367eminr Brooklyn, New York

This place is so relaxing and has so many things to do! Rick is such a great and helpful pool host. Jovanna was such a attentive and caring waitress. The hotel is exceptionally clean and our room was so spacious. We love this place and can’t wait to come back!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating FIrst Rate Spa Service!

May 16, 2022 Jennifer G

I was assigned Orlee the massage therapist for my 90 minute massage and she was absolutely Amazing! I recommend her to anyone who would like a soothing yet firm massage to melt all your troubles away! Rich a the pool was also attentive poolside. Jackie the spa manager was wonderful as well. 5 stars! Highly recommend! ⭐️
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May 16, 2022 NoriHo54

Everything was very great. Excellent customer service! Really enjoyed my stay! The rooms were very clean and well maintained. Everybody was really nice from the front desk, to the beach staff. Will definitely visit again
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May 16, 2022 DanoehqpJrowhdgwowh

Recently a friend and myself stayed at the Pelican Grand and Oscar was phenomenal. He was polite and engaging when we asked for an estimated time our room was going to be ready. Oscar not only provided and update, he complimented us with an upgrade and had our room ready immediately! If you come to Pelican Grand, I definitely recommend seeing… Read more
Recently a friend and myself stayed at the Pelican Grand and Oscar was phenomenal. He was polite and engaging when we asked for an estimated time our room was going to be ready. Oscar not only provided and update, he complimented us with an upgrade and had our room ready immediately! If you come to Pelican Grand, I definitely recommend seeing Oscar at the front desk! Read less