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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Jojo

Apr 3, 2020 Jojo15349

Horrible place, elevator broke the whole time we was there, stairwells was dirty. I don’t mind walking up and down steps but it’s not fun carrying luggage up and down. Rooms smelled like weed, they did nothing about it. We had two rooms and both rooms smelled like weed, they thought it was hilarious at the desk. Bar was dirty and I heard the one… Read more
Horrible place, elevator broke the whole time we was there, stairwells was dirty. I don’t mind walking up and down steps but it’s not fun carrying luggage up and down. Rooms smelled like weed, they did nothing about it. We had two rooms and both rooms smelled like weed, they thought it was hilarious at the desk. Bar was dirty and I heard the one girl behind the bar say she was sick with the flu and still working.. pool is tiny and the lazy river is also tiny they make it look way bigger than what it really is online. Rooms have coolers not refrigerators. They don’t keep the drinks cold. The man at the desk was rude to me and screamed at me. Also I was told that this use to be a best western. Best westerns are cleaner, nicer and cheaper. Don’t waste your time or money go somewhere else Read less
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Mar 27, 2020 41vincenzol WOODBRIDGE, Canada

Way overpriced for a resort that has not been kept up. Although the room was updated, the service was slow and they never seemed to get it right. We were unlucky to arrive the night before they closed the beaches and restaurants because of Covid19. We were lucky to get a flight out three days later after spending 3 days in our room. The hotel… Read more
Way overpriced for a resort that has not been kept up. Although the room was updated, the service was slow and they never seemed to get it right. We were unlucky to arrive the night before they closed the beaches and restaurants because of Covid19. We were lucky to get a flight out three days later after spending 3 days in our room. The hotel didn't even have the decency to discount our room price, as a show of good faith. Horrible Horrible Horrible!!! Read less
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Mar 26, 2020 Peter W Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

We stayed here for one night before joining our cruise at Port Lauderdale. Fantastic location right on a beautiful white sand beach. Rooms very comfortable with all usual refinements. Breakfast on the beach terrace was excellent as was service and standards overall. Wish we’d had more time here
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Comfortable Hotel on the beach

Mar 25, 2020 993CapeCodTraveler

Right on the beach in Ft. Lauderdale with great ocean views from our very nicely furnished and comfortable suite. Rooms were refurbished recently. Excellent service from the hotel staff. The only reason I didn't rate this hotel higher was mechanical failures with the elevators over a 3 day weekend period. Restaurant was very good. The hotel is not… Read more
Right on the beach in Ft. Lauderdale with great ocean views from our very nicely furnished and comfortable suite. Rooms were refurbished recently. Excellent service from the hotel staff. The only reason I didn't rate this hotel higher was mechanical failures with the elevators over a 3 day weekend period. Restaurant was very good. The hotel is not in the "crowded" part of the city and car/Uber/Lyft/taxi needed if you want to shop and explore the area and off-site restaurants. Very nice beach front hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very pleasurable

Mar 24, 2020 buddhajake

The hotel was Georgeous, and it was a very relaxing experience. I would recommend this resort to anyone looking for a relaxing, beautiful hotel to chill at. The view from the balcony is just breathtaking.