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“Amazing hotel - couldn't recommend more!!”
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Pelican Hotel
Ranked #28 of 207 Hotels in Miami Beach
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“Amazing hotel - couldn't recommend more!!”
Reviewed 24 June 2012

I LOVE this hotel!! The hotel itself is extremely clean and each room as you can see from the website has a different theme - we stayed in the Las Vegas room and couldn't have been happier!! Happy hour here is amazing and the fact that you can get free sunbeds and towels on the beach was a massive bonus as they are really expensive otherwise! Staff were all extremely friendly and the breakfast even though more expensive than neighbours it's much nicer! We're going back in 3 days time for another 3 nights because we loved it so much!!

Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 June 2012

A friend and i stayed at the Pelican hotel at the beginning of this month, I have to say that it was brilliant, the location was perfect, the rooms were lovely and very clean, each having their own theme!!

The best part for me had to be the staff, Richard Griffiths and his staff, namely Juliana, Pierre and Gustavo, and the blonde girl behind the bar (sorry i can't remember your name) were brilliant! My trip did not go according to plan and one particular evening the girls and guys really went out of their way to comfort me and showed me the real miami, i wanted to say thank you for everything as i didn't have a chance before i left, you guys are a real asset to the hotel!!!! I will be coming back and stay at the Pelican again...Keep up the good work!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 June 2012

The hotel was fantastic, and fully lived up to our expectations. The rooms were clean and decorated with a great amount of detail. The food was so good we did not bother eating somewhere else. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The Pelican is what you whish every hotel would be like. Can't praise it enough. 10 out of 10!!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 June 2012

My husband and I arrived to the hotel early...very early (around 8 am) for a much later check in as our cruise ship had already docked. We went ahead and went to the hotel and they kept our bags, and our cell phone number so they could call when a room was ready (Viva Las Vegas). The room was FUN, FUN, FUN. There was no view from this room, but we it didn't matter, there was plenty to see from the cafe. We had coffee at the Pelican Cafe (waited on by a lovely lady named Lillian). We then went and walked on the beach (which is conveniently right across the street) and did some sight seeing. We were called about 11:45 am that our room was ready and when we arrived back at the hotel, our bags were already in the room with a bottle of water, and a promise of free drinks from 4 - 6 pm (not just a drink, but drinks). We went to the beach (the free beach chairs were amazing from the Boucher Brothers - thickly padded and with a nice terry cover that stayed on). We had drinks and appetizers at the Cafe (the aquamarina seafood appetizer was great - served again by Lillian) when we returned from the beach (a fabulous place to people watch). We were so close to everything...restaurants, shopping, the beach! We couldn't have asked for anyting better. The only change I would make is to put a shelf in the shower...had to put shampoo and soap on the floor, but no complaints, just a small thing. Had breakfast/coffee each morning at the cafe and drinks each afternoon. Julio was so accommodating and friendly (as was everyone we encountered at the Pelican). I would go back to the Pelican for a get away again and again!

Room Tip: Our room was not noisy, but was not on the front of the hotel. If you are on the front with an ocea...
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Reviewed 7 June 2012

My first time there.A wonderful experience.When we arrived I noticed how attentive and friendly the staff was. The check in was smooth. The room clean. So relaxing. House cleaning was in twice a day. Love the decore.The staff always smiling and very helpful. The cafe's were also excotic. The food was exceptional. Perfect location with the beach right across the street. Will I return? You bet!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

I stayed here with 2 friends it was great!!! In the middle of everything!! Clean rooms and great staff, I must say this suite was great however; the third bed was not suitable for an additional adult. I would stay there again but no more than 2 in a room.

Room Tip: The corner suite is large and sunny, great 50's details!
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Lupe C, General Manager at Pelican Hotel, responded to this review, 5 June 2012
Dear HarlemB,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on our TripAdvisor page. We look forward to the pleasure of your return.

Myself and the entire Pelican team is at your complete disposal.

Regards,

Lupe Castillo
General Manager
305 673 3373 x 102
lupe@pelicanhotel.com
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

We needed a last minute hotel near Miami International Airport and the Pelican seemed like a good fit. We had a pleasant 2 night stay, and as others have mentioned, the staff are very friendly and helpful. We walked to the nearby News Cafe for breakfast, which was always good. The hotel's restaurant was really lovely- fresh and imaginative dishes, coupled with impressive service. Loved the risotto!

It was nice to be right on the beach- a perfect location after 4 weeks of non-stop travel in the USA and South America. It would've been nice to have a pool on site, but that wouldn't stop me from staying here again in the future.

Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Pelican Hotel
Address: 826 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5809
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Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#16 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#22 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pelican Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A toy-hotel decorated with taste and no compromises, playing around different styles, recycled furniture and objects in an exquisite design and contemporary flair. At the Pelican, you see dining rooms from the 40's, refrigerator's from the 30's, sideboards stolen from a whorehouse, schools and churches for a paramount visual result, emphasizing the trends of the underground culture, movies (John Waters, Pedro Almodovar) and Disney cartoons. ... more   less 
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