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Mahwah, New Jersey
Reviewed 18 June 2013

we stayed at the pelican hotel for 5 nights. The staff are very good and were helpful. We were given the "Aka 70" room. The furniture, walls, table and lamp in the room look very old as if they were never maintained rather than a retro look. Overall the hotel has a musty smell but not bad. We had a...

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Monza, Italy
Reviewed 17 June 2013

Small, cosy, sometimes noisy hotel, but full of charm, just on Ocean Drive, the heart of the actual Miami Beach's movida, a little far from the unreal life of the luxury hotels. Breakfast on the tables outside is excellent, restaurant (with good Italian food) good, multiethnic staff friendly and efficient. Just cross the street and you are on the beach:...

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PelicanHotelSobe, General Manager at Pelican Hotel, responded to this review

We appreciate your review and look forward to the possibility of hosting you on your next visit to South Beach. Enjoy the summer from the Pelican Team. Lupe Castillo

Annapolis, Maryland
Reviewed 2 June 2013

Had a wonderful one-night stay at this hotel. The staff was excellent and a major help in getting around South Beach and finding things to do for the night. The only downside was that in our room the shower often became excruciatingly hot for brief periods of time - I presume when persons in other rooms flushed the toilet or...

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Lake Mary, Florida
Reviewed 27 May 2013

We just returned from one of the busiest weekends in South Beach. We were greeted by some of the most wonderful, friendly staff and a surprise of an upgrade, facing the beach. Worried about being able to sleep and being in the heart of all the action on South Beach, we were pleasantly surprised that we could not hear a...

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PelicanHotelSobe, General Manager at Pelican Hotel, responded to this review

Dear K. Rothenberg, On behalf of the managing team of the Pelican, thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are delighted that the team made a difference during your stay. During the renovation phase of the hotel, sound proof windows were mounted with the idea of improving the experience of our guests. Should your travels bring...

Reviewed 26 May 2013

Walk off the sidewalk across from the beautiful Miami beach and go through the relaxing open air breakfast/bar area to the back where we were greeted by the friendly check in staff. Up the character lift and into the dark mysterious-like hallway to our room, whose theme was "Future in Aluminium". What a STUNNING room. The colours, decor, bath products,...

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PelicanHotelSobe, General Manager at Pelican Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Know that we are working on installing new safes in all of the room. Should have this done by the end of July! We look forward to the pleasure of your return. Enjoy the summer! Lupe Castillo

Jackson, Michigan
Reviewed 23 May 2013

This was the most eclectic hotel I have ever had the pleasure of staying in in my entire life and I could not have been more pleased by that fact. The vibe as soon as you pull up at the valet is electric. You have to walk through the sidewalk seating to get to the check-in desk and the energy...

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PelicanHotelSobe, General Manager at Pelican Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your review. Please feel free to contact us on your return visit to the Pelican. It would be our pleasure to extend a special loyalty rate. Best regards from your friends at the Pelican!

Telford, UK
Reviewed 21 May 2013

This was our second trip to Miami, and to the wonderful Pelican Hotel. The team at the Pelican always want to make your stay both pleasurable & truly memorable. We stayed on the 2nd floor in room 213, therefore away from the noise of Ocean Drive. Check-in was quick & easy, the room was always immaculately cleaned & the staff...

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PelicanHotelSobe, General Manager at Pelican Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. On behalf of the team, we look forward to your return. Lupe Castillo

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 20 May 2013

This is my first-ever review here: It's May 20, 2013 - just after midniite. Just checked in today after a long business trip... looking for some good times and R&R! Pleasantly surprised with an upgrade and ocean front room at check-in by the lovely front desk receptionist. Also enjoy the generous free happy hour and breakfast deals! HOWEVER, don't count...

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PelicanHotelSobe, General Manager at Pelican Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. SwarlesBarkley, It was our pleasure to have upgraded you to our BigBamboo Room, one of our most unique rooms with an Ocean View. You called the desk while our night auditor was checking the doors and security of the building; the security of our guests is our top priority. On behalf of our entire team, we would like...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 18 May 2013

We stayed in suite 303 in May 2013. The hotel is on Ocean Ave between 8th and 9th, in the Art Deco section. The room was great, fronting Ocean Ave on the SE corner of the hotel. It is a long room (?40ft) with a sitting area on the ocean side, and continuous windows (which open). There are dual AC...

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PelicanHotelSobe, General Manager at Pelican Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your recent trip to Miami Beach. We are very thankful that you have taken time to share your experience. I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to hosting you in the near future. Thank you again, Lupe Castillo

Reviewed 14 May 2013

the hotel is at the hottest location ..just on the south beach ocean drive. during the night the street becomes much busier , with lot of restaurants , night clubs. perfect for partying . The rooms are ok but they are overpriced . Right place for people who want to hang out all night , go for a morning beach...

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PelicanHotelSobe, General Manager at Pelican Hotel, responded to this review

Dear anandsolai, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Our location is ideal for guests that are looking to walk everywhere worth going., just steps from the heart of the shopping district and everything that the city has to offer. The Pelican Hotel offers a one of a kind experience perfectly appointed with vintage artifacts, not one...

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  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Pelican Hotel

Address: 826 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Price Range: $242 - $1,745 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pelican Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Pelican Hotel Miami Beach, Florida
Pelican Miami Beach
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#16 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#22 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
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