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
  • 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 $35 per day
  • Valid for travel dates up until 30th April 2022, Virgin Holidays guest's staying 3 nights will receive $50 resort credit, guest's staying 6 nights or more will receive $100

Valet parking $45 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*. Seabob rental*. Funky Fish Ocean Camp for kids*.

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous Birthday Weekend

Oct 25, 2021 823jeanmarieg

Stayed four days at the Pelican with a group of 15 for a 50th birthday celebration. I cannot say enough about the staff. Everyone was kind, courteous and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. Rick and McErvin set up our beach chairs everyday and waited on us for any drink food or activity needs. Sabra and a… Read more
Stayed four days at the Pelican with a group of 15 for a 50th birthday celebration. I cannot say enough about the staff. Everyone was kind, courteous and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. Rick and McErvin set up our beach chairs everyday and waited on us for any drink food or activity needs. Sabra and a Michelle at the store were so friendly and knowledgeable of all the items in the store The Concierge Brian was the go to for any questions we had of the area and setting up transportation or making reservations at the restaurants. He was a great conversationalist too! The hotel needs a little refreshing but in general it was worth it. Looking forward to going back for another stay! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The perfect place to stay

Oct 25, 2021 Guide13341535390

The service is great! Lulu at the reception desk was very helpful. Brian at the pool is outstanding. Janeta, a server at the pool, was always attentive. At the beach Johnny and McIrvin made sure my family was always taken care of. Truly great. Sabra and Michele at The Emporium made us siesta feel welcome. No question, these fine people , along… Read more
The service is great! Lulu at the reception desk was very helpful. Brian at the pool is outstanding. Janeta, a server at the pool, was always attentive. At the beach Johnny and McIrvin made sure my family was always taken care of. Truly great. Sabra and Michele at The Emporium made us siesta feel welcome. No question, these fine people , along with great facilities , made our 25 th visit ( our fourth visit this year alone) the best ever. Read less
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Oct 25, 2021 rluna012 Davie, Florida

The room design is pretty modern and adequate in rapport to the beautiful location. However for the rate charged I would expect impeccable bed linens, which I did not get. The pillows were not fluffy and the blanket was heavy, and not easily manageable. The TV set was very small and not positioned well.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Details are key at the Pelican Grand!

Oct 24, 2021 bethanymchale Charlton, New York

The Pelican Grand has taken a page from the Disney playbook - details are 1000% here, and the staff friendliness/training/customer service is one of its best features (that is a compliment). Everyone treats you like you are the most important guest, and talk with you like you're family (especially the beach "boys"). The Manager (?), Oscar, is… Read more
The Pelican Grand has taken a page from the Disney playbook - details are 1000% here, and the staff friendliness/training/customer service is one of its best features (that is a compliment). Everyone treats you like you are the most important guest, and talk with you like you're family (especially the beach "boys"). The Manager (?), Oscar, is ever-present and treats his employees well, while always making sure the guests are well taken care of. Staying here is almost like staying at your rich relative's beach estate. The food menu and presentation is well done, even though they were working off of an abbreviated menu due to kitchen renovations, while we were there. I would go back over and over again. The only negative to this experience is that I maxed out my credit card due to resort prices haha (oh, and those god-awful paper drink straws). I'm looking forward to going back, soon! Read less
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Oct 24, 2021 Q7812CAnickg Paramus, New Jersey

First time at the Pelican and we love it! Great location, excellent menu and the staff is world class! Mcervin, Paul, Earl and Gaby are wonderful people! You really don’t need to leave the resort to have an amazing get away but given the location the options are extensive. Highly recommend the Pelican. We will definitely be back-