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.


  • 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. 3.5 miles from the dining and nightlife on Las Olas Boulevard. 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 ironing 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 people.

Ocean View Rooms are 510 sq ft and have views of the Atlantic Ocean, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 people.

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 nights: Stay for 4 nights, pay for 3 (stay for 8, pay for 6) for stays completed between 1 Jun–31 Oct '24. Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.
  • Special offer - Book by 31st May 2024 for travel 1st June - 31st December 2024 and receive daily breakfast for 2 plus waived resort fee when staying 3 nights or more. Offer subject to change. Eligible bookings will show offer on invoice. 

Valet parking $48 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*. Water sports rentals nearby*. 

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 - Pool and beach chairs, towels, umbrellas, and tubes for the Lazy River - In-room coffee - Infused water in lobby - In-room safe - Preferred pricing with water sports partner. 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

  • Excellent (6365)
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May 25, 2024 bobbabs7 Jupiter, Florida

For me, the hotel is worth staying. It was the same as it was 15 years ago, it did not appear aging. My family is close by. Lots of fun for every age😎🌴
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May 25, 2024 Drap D

Nick was excellent! Super helpful setting us up at the beach! He was always asking if we were good and if we needed anything. We will certainly be back - simply based on the exceptional staff and service provided throughout our entire stay. Thank you!
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May 25, 2024 Scott C

Nick was so helpful and kind. Great guy to have on your staff!!!!! He was so eager to help and went above and beyond to help us out with anything we needed. Model employee, made our stay better and did it all with a smile. Very friendly and just a great person to Work with.
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May 25, 2024 Courtney R

Nick was very helpful getting us set up on the beach! He was very friendly and accommodating and even made sure that we had a great spot in the front by the water with a nice view. We hope he is here every time we visit to help us set up on the beach!!!!
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May 25, 2024 Claudia L

Our stay was wonderful. Lam and Our waitress Elisa exceeded expectations. The Spa is beautiful and the staff was excellent. Thank you for a lovely retreat , The pool and the lazy river were very nice. We really enjoyed our stay. We will be sure to come back again.