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“Great time at Pelican Beach Resort with pre-schoolers” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Resorts of Pelican Beach
Lexington
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270 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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“Great time at Pelican Beach Resort with pre-schoolers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2012

We booked the day before through Panhandle Getaways. The room was clean and ready when we got there. We were right next to the pools and that was perfect for our 4 year old triplets.
We got up, had breakfast and then it was to the pool or the beach.
We were right on the beach also that made it perfect to enjoy our day without having to walk far or carry items so far.

The kitchen in the condo was great. Everything we needed was there and in good working condition. The bedrooms were a great size as well as the living area. Plenty of room for everyone.

At Thanksgiving the resort was quiet so it was perfect for a stressfree, quiet relaxing beach getaway. We cannot wait to go back in the future.

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nashville, Tennessee
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32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2012

The room was very clean and large. It was like staying in an apartment. It had a full kitchen, living area, dining, bedroom and two bathrooms. Very clean and well kept. The staff was friendly and the grounds were safe and clean. This hotel pretty much has it all. There is also a beach bar on the beach so make sure you take advantage of that!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lexington,Ky
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49 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2012

We stayed at the Pelican the week of October 14th. On the positive side the 2BR unit we rented was clean and pretty nice, with an excellent view from the 19th floor. We were able to check in a little early since we got in very early in the day. We have been to Destin three times before and always stayed at the Holiday Surf and Raquet Club in the past. We chose the Pelican this time because we were travelling with our 1 year old son. The Pelican advertises a heated indoor/outdoor pool which I wanted for our son since it was going to be a little cool a few days that we would be there. Turned out the indoor pool was NOT heated, if it was we certainly could not tell because the outdoor pool was warmer than it and it was not supposed to be heated. We also chose the Pelican because of the restaraunt on site in case we felt like grabbing a quick lunch without having to go anywhere. Well, we did that one day, and for a turkey sandwich, chicken sandwich and grilled cheese for our son with two drinks it was $29.00 (they charge for refills on tea and cofffee too). Ridiculous. One of my bigger issues was the beach. This is a lovely beach, but if you actually want to sit on it and it enjoy it I guess you better rent a chair and umbrella early. The company renting chairs charged $25/day for the chairs and umbrellas, and they were lined up so close to each other you could barely walk down to the water. I can only imagine how bad this is during the high season if it looked like that in October. The Holiday Surf does not even charge for this service in October, and there is much more room to spread out and enjoy yourself there. The condos on either side of the Pelican rope off the beach on either side to keep people from the Pelican off of their beach.
This place does have a nice outdoor pool and we rented it for a good price. But if you are beach people like we are, there are better options. And if you are looking for a place with a heated pool I would look somewhere else. The Holiday Surf and Raquet Club is a little more dated and has a smaller pool, but is a better choice if you are going to enjoy the ocean.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank wildcorndogs
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2012

I would have given this a much higher rating, but there were some issues. The condo we stayed in was clean, but need upgrading pretty bad. We had a side-ocean view, which was okay even though we asked for beachfront view, The table and chairs on the balcony were cheap, plastic and peeling and needed to be replaced, and then there was a random table just sitting there as well. Bathrooms needed to be upgraded, clean but dingy and not at all up to date. Kitchen was fine. The whole condo needed painting and baseboards cleaned. Overall, it wasn't bad, it just wasn't what we expected in the way of having a little luxury to go with it like we wanted. Reservations were not cheap either, price was manageable even though we didn't exactly get what we asked for. Location is great! Can get to anywhere from there and not have to turn left or right unless you just wanted to. The strip the condos sit on is a foodie's dream!!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Paula M
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2012 via mobile

The 1 BR condo was roomy, clean, well-furnished and nicely decorated. The staff could not have been more friendly, courteous and helpful - especially with a slight reservation snag that had us worried but Pelican's staff took care of it without hesitation. The view was unbelievable from our 20th floor balcony and the pools were very nicely kept. We will definitely be back at Pelican Beach Resorts in the future!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sevierville
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2012

We have come to Pelican Beach Resort for more than ten years. All the facioities are kept in top notch condition and it's right on the beach. Of course we love our unit and enjoy sitting on the balcony watching the beautiful sunrises.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Sara W
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2012

Our second time to stay at Resorts of Pelican Beach. It was even better when spending a week Staff was excellent, everything was clean and updated. We stayed in 3 of the one bedroom dolphin units right on the beach. 7 adults, everyone was impressed by the location, the hot tub, tiki bar and the two pools. All ready planning a return trip next year.

Room Tip: Be sure to ask for the resort not the terrace, the terrace isn't right on the beach
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Suelinn53
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Property: Resorts of Pelican Beach
Address: 1002 Highway 98 E, Destin, FL 32541-2992
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 56 Speciality Lodging in Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Resorts of Pelican Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 345
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pelican Beach Resort and Conference Center and the Terrace at Pelican Beach are located in the heart of Destin. Pelican Beach Resort includes 340 gulf-front and gulf-view condominium units, 19 floor high-rise with 1 and 2 bedroom units. The Terrace includes 95 units lakefront views with 2 and 3 bedroom condominium units.Guests at either property can use the facilities at both, which include 3 large pools, one kiddie pool, two hot tubs, two fitness centers, two saunas, tennis, and an arcade/game room. ... more   less 
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