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.

  • Free nights: book before 31 Dec '21 and receive each 4th night free for stays between 1 Jan-31 Dec '21. 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

  • Location Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Sleep Quality Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Rooms Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Service Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Value Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Cleanliness Image of the Tripadvisor rating

Traveller rating

  • Excellent (3863)
  • Very good (1213)
  • Average (494)
  • Poor (286)
  • Terrible (225)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome location

Apr 15, 2021 crystalgrasser Puyallup

Awesome location. Beautiful private beach. Room had an amazing view. Loved waking up and sitting on our balcony watching the sunrise and set. Valet was quick and easy. Very convenient having water sports available right outside the hotel.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Service , Steep Price for food and drink

Apr 15, 2021 samanthawC6920TE

Our family booked this hotel for 4 days. It was a great experience, the staff was very helpful, and kind and always made sure you had what you needed. From the valet, to front desk , to concierge , to wait staff around the pool and beach areas they were all very helpful. Brian Brown was our pool boy on our last day and he made sure we got a great… Read more
Our family booked this hotel for 4 days. It was a great experience, the staff was very helpful, and kind and always made sure you had what you needed. From the valet, to front desk , to concierge , to wait staff around the pool and beach areas they were all very helpful. Brian Brown was our pool boy on our last day and he made sure we got a great seat by the pool, had fresh clean towels and that our seats were sanitized. The resort is beautiful, everything was clean and well taken care of. I saw a couple areas that could do with painting, but nothing horrible. The rooms we clean and nicely decorated. The beach was fairly clean as well, though I did see a couple disposable masks laying around. I have almost no complaints about this resort other then the price of food and drink....its expensive...VERY expensive. It is easily over 100$ for every meal, so be prepared for that. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful resort, prime location

Apr 15, 2021 F6056PGcarolm North Tonawanda, New York

I love the Pelican, it is a beautiful resort with the most incredible views. I truly believe it is the best location in Fort Lauderdale. This resort sits right on the beach, so you are literally steps away from the ocean. The back porch provides seating where you can just relax on a rocker, or be served from one of the two dining options on… Read more
I love the Pelican, it is a beautiful resort with the most incredible views. I truly believe it is the best location in Fort Lauderdale. This resort sits right on the beach, so you are literally steps away from the ocean. The back porch provides seating where you can just relax on a rocker, or be served from one of the two dining options on property. We stay in an oceanfront suite which is comfortable and spacious, The hotel staff is friendly and accommodating. This is our fifth year returning to this resort, but the first year that we drove in and used the valet service. The valet staff was friendly and efficient. Lulu and Alessandra at the front desk were pleasant and helpful. Brain at the concierge desk went out of his way to greet us each day and to attend to all our needs. Earl in maintenance kept the grounds tidy while also taking the time to say hello and to share a positive thought or words of wisdom each day. The crew at the ocean worked tirelessly to keep guests happy. Brian especially went out of his way. My loudest shoutout goes to Ronnie and Woodlyn, servers in the bar. They hustled so hard under the toughest circumstances, going out of their way to serve their customers’ needs. Ronnie especially was always there to help whenever we needed anything and to entertain us with his keen insight and quick wit. He continues to be one of the reasons we chose the Pelican as our vacation destination in Fort Lauderdale. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Valet

Apr 14, 2021 D2385CRheatherg

We just wanted to take a minute to highlight your valet, Harper. We arrived on Monday this week after 35 hours of travel and have always been greeted by him upon our return each day. Harper continues to make us feel like valued guests and we appreciate all of his food recommendations. He goes out of his way to see how our day is and always… Read more
We just wanted to take a minute to highlight your valet, Harper. We arrived on Monday this week after 35 hours of travel and have always been greeted by him upon our return each day. Harper continues to make us feel like valued guests and we appreciate all of his food recommendations. He goes out of his way to see how our day is and always remembers our names. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating McKenna Family

Apr 14, 2021 petermH3498XJ

The pelican Grand was amazing! Unreal amenities, food and service. I would like to personally thank Luis "Lucho" Molina for his attentive service and overall amazing hospitality! Luis absolutely contributed to the overall satisfaction of our stay. Cheers!