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“Perfect location, we'll be back”
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Pelican Hotel
Ranked #36 of 208 Hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver
Level 6 Contributor
88 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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“Perfect location, we'll be back”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Like others we found this hotel to be the ideal base for our three day visit to Miami Beach. If you love Art Deco you can't go wrong staying here -- you'll be in the middle of the coolest beach front in North America. Others have mentioned the beach chairs and towels. The swimming is fine too. The room was good -- ours had a 1970s theme -- and the bed was comfortable. We appreciated the air conditioning. The free breakfast and happy hour drinks were a treat. And the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. This isn't luxury, and the art deco design is the building, not the interior. Coffee making facilities would have been nice, but that was the only thing we found wanting. All in all a very enjoyable place to stay.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quiet. I imagine those on the street front could be a little noisy, but the v...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

Booked one night at the Pelican and wish we had the time to stay longer. The location, on South Beach literally, can't be topped. Everything about the property was fantastic and funky. The rooms are all themed and ours (Me Tarzan You Vain) was a corner room, very comfortable and well appointed. We arrived late and missed the free happy hour, but the complimentary breakfast, served on the front veranda overlooking the beach, was delicious and greatly appreciated. Staff was helpful and friendly too. What a little gem!

Room Tip: Our room was at the back of the property, away from the beach and quiet. It was Halloween night so...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mainz
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2013

We spent three nights at the Pelican and never wanted to leave. This fantastic little property right on Ocean Drive become a home away from home the minute we entered. They have both a great front desk team and restaurant / bar team - both went well beyond the call of duty to help us throughout our stay.

The property only has around 25 rooms and you get to know the team members very quickly. All of them are there to look after you and helped with everything from the Heat tickets, through transportation and sightseeing tips. I have stayed at at around 6-7 other Ocean Drive hotels - this one beat'em all.

Thank-you everyone at the Pelican!

Room Tip: Ask the front desk team about the differently themed rooms and fnd the right one for you !
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2013

This was one of the best places I have ever stayed. The hotel was exactly what I wanted in a boutique-type place and the location was perfect! We were right on Ocean Drive across the street from the beach! The complimentary happy hour was GREAT! Two hours long and you can order basically anything! We also stayed when there was complimentary breakfast which was just as good. The food all around was great. We also received free beach towels, beach chairs and water bottles daily!

I cannot say enough about the staff. Everyone was so nice and accommodating. They literally bent over backwards for anything we wanted! This place has so many perks, I would return in a heart beat! The value was amazing; I love this hotel!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

A local friend recommended this hotel. It's like one of those cool little boutique hotels you'd find in New York City, except the rooms are twice the size. My room was themed after Las Vegas, without the cigarette smoke and prostitutes :) Included in my room rate were breakfast, happy hour, free beach chairs at the ocean and a free daily pass to Equinox gym right up the street. That's almost a $100 value. They also seem to offer women free drinks outside at the restaurant, which by the way, serves a delicious grilled vegetable plate upon request. The staff was really efficient and friendly. I enjoyed my stay and would definitely choose this hotel again.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Curitiba, PR
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119 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2013

We stayed there for 5 days. The location is perfect if you would like to be in the center of attractions.
The hotel offers a free happy hour between 4 and 6 pm. Isn't that great?
The front desk service is amazing, Carlos and Mentore are the best...
The hotel needs to improve Valet parking. It usually takes 20 minutes to bring the car but one day took 40 minutes...
The staff is very friendly and happy.
We had a very good time.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Great location if you want to be in the middle of everything. Right opposite the beach with oodles of restaurants around. Our room had no view which in hindsight was great. There was absolutely zero noise from the street.

The room was quite small but this is common with most of the art deco styled hotels in the area.

All the staff we encountered were great. Helpful and friendly. The free breakfast was a nice touch as we were not expecting it. Other touches like free bottled water in the room, free reliable wifi and access to a fantastic local gym really made for a great stay.

And what's more, the room rate was fantastic value for the area.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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