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“Terrific on all counts”
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Pelican Hotel
Ranked #40 of 214 Hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Not much to add to all the other glowing reviews:

1. Easy check-in.
2. Super-friendly staff, both at reception and in the restaurant/bar.
3. Fun location on Ocean Drive.
4. Easy to rent chairs and an umbrella on the beach.
5. Really comfortable room.
6. Good (free!) drinks at happy hour.
7. Any change? I guess I wouldn't charge for coffee, which makes the free breakfast not free.
8. Would we return? We did! We stayed two nights before and one night after our trip to Cuba.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

Pelican is a place with several awards, but they refuse to sit down and enjoy them...they are always experimenting and bringing new and exciting changes to their menu. Every time, Pelican is a great experience, and one of the best restaurants in Ocean Drive. A must!

Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 December 2013 via mobile

I travel for business often and stay at flag hotels. I took a chance and booked this hotel based on reviews. It was a fantastic idea. Check in was simple and my room was a suite so I had a great area to work from. Could not wait to wrap up and head to the bar. The bartenders are great from all over the world . If you get a chance eat at the restaurant food was amazing!
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Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 December 2013

Always wanted to try an Art Deco hotel in sobe. I found a great place , very attentive staff , clean and although you travel alone the staff makes you feel like family. There is an Italian man at the reception desk that is amazing. He can point you in the right direction on anything that one would need. Check out the staff shirts all with great quotes on back. I truly did not want to leave this hotel. They offer water in room, wifi, breakfast , beach chairs and drinks in afternoon. The rooms are small but who cares it's truly a must when traveling to south beach. They offer passes to equinox gym!! Can't beat that

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 December 2013

Went with my friends for a guys weekend. Loved the free drinks and we stayed at the zebra room. Great view and the staff was great. Definitely will return. It's a few steps from wet Willys. Will be back for winter break! Thank you Silvia great service at restaurant.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 December 2013 via mobile

This small hotel is perfect! Location, service and staff. The rooms are kept very clean the staff is extremely friendly. So I read some of the reviews about drinks not included at breakfast...really some hotels offer a muffin or cold bagel these guys offer great choices including eggs Benedict don't sweat if you have to buy your drinks. All in all a wonderful stay and will recommend to everyone

Stayed: December 2013
1  Thank Maria G
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

I so want to write a positive review as everything at this hotel was perfect except for one key thing. The air conditioner in the room would sound like a Harley Davidson was revving every 4 - 5 minutes. We could not sleep without it due to the heat and could not sleep with it due to the noise. What good is a hotel if you cannot sleep? So, unfortunately, we will never stay here again as we need our sleep to enjoy the daytime fun of Miami.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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PelicanHotelSobe, General Manager at Pelican Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2013

Dear Pfiec,

Please accept our most sincere apologies for the hick up of the AC. We take all reviews seriously and will be upgrading the remaining few units. I'm confident you have noticed that we have refinished all of our hard wood floors and have made renovations to the bathrooms this year. The AC project has been scheduled for early 2014. We truly apologize that the unit malfunctioned and hope that you will give us another chance to make it up to you.

Should your travels bring you to South Beach, please contact me directly at lupe@pelicanhotel.com for special rates.

On behalf of the entire Pelican staff, Happy Holidays

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Additional Information about 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:
#16 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#22 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range: £132 - £391 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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