Set right on the sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach, the Pelican Grand Beach Resort is a family resort with a low-key atmosphere and amazing views. Renovated in 2013, it still has lots of character with its high-rise towers and a Key West-style veranda and rocking chairs.
The 500-metre private beach has loungers, towels, inflatables and umbrellas that guests can use for free. There is also a zero-entry heated pool on site and a palm-shaded lazy river with tubes to borrow for floating down the course.
"A favorite of locals in the know", according to Fodor's, the Ocean 2000 restaurant is an excellent choice for small plates, seafood with a Latin twist and a rather yummy Sunday brunch. In the summer, request a seat out on the terrace for views of the ocean. There's also a 1950s-style ice cream parlour (7am-11pm) for retro treats.
The spacious rooms were also renovated in 2013, and are quite charming, with quilted bedspreads, iron bed frames and white furniture. Hidden in the cupboard you’ll find a microwave, fridge and coffee maker (with free coffee). Many rooms have a furnished balcony, some overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and the best facing the ocean. Opt for a suite for more space and a separate living room. There is also a small in-house gym.
The surrounding area is a little removed from Las Olas Boulevard, the main shopping and restaurant strip, which is a 10-minute drive. Those without cars can rent a bike using the Broward B-cycle sharing system (there's a stand nearby).
There is a $15 per-room, per-night resort fee, which covers pool towels, umbrellas and lounge chairs on the beach and Wi-Fi access.
From the press:
"This is a great, low-key luxury resort, especially for families looking for a relaxing vacation" -- Frommer's
"Smack on Fort Lauderdale beach, this yellow spired, Key West-style property maintains its heritage of Old Florida seaside charm" -- Fodor's
"Like staying in a comfy but upscale beach house - that just happens to be 11 storeys tall" -- Lonely Planet
Infant cots / cribs
Extra beds / roll away beds
Gym / fitness center
No pets allowed
24-hour front desk
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
DVD / CD player & library
Complimentary Internet access
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Parking (fees apply)
Valet service (fees apply)
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.
Standard checkout time: 11am.
Children and additional guests
Children 17 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request).
Cot/crib available on request, free of charge for children up to the age of 2. Extra bed available on request, for older children and adults: $30 per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.
No pets allowed.
A resort fee of $16.65 per night (inclusive of tax) applies; it includes pool towels, umbrellas and lounge chairs on the beach, and Wi-Fi access.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
The hotel is 20 minutes by taxi from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. There is underground valet parking (charges apply) for those arriving by car. Street parking is also available, but it’s metred and the prices are steep.
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