Pelican Grand Beach Resort
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The Adminal is very excited and now getting anxious to start her 8 week cruise...note the pictures..I'll make beleive one of those ships in the early morning pic is the Queen Vic heading into the Fort Lauderdale cruise terminal..
... I went to one of the ship's restaurants for breakfast - this is the first time this trip we've had a dining room breakfast because we either don't get up early enough or don't want to spend the time. It is also a "temptation" area as the waiters keep coming around with breads and muffins - I don't need to have that stuff presented to me!
Almost all the cabins are empty now (those with the open doors are being cleaned) and we go exploring. We go look at ...
... stand. The timing could not have been better. At 11:30 we were on board. We saw many of the beautiful mansions along the canal. Last year it seemed to us that there were many more properties for sale. This year there seemed to be more renovations going on.
We had to change water taxis that would take us to Bokamper's, a new restaurant that featured 175 tvs. It is a rather large sports ...
... got sacked because the boat has too much work that needs to be done so all the charters got cancelled. There were a few other leads and possible positions, but didn't get any of the jobs I applied for, until...
I received a call from Julie and Steven on Tuesday for a job I applied for on a 40 m sail yacht. We chatted and the next morning they called to say I got the job! I am relieved and sooooo excited! I am once again so grateful that my prayers ...
... a 10-course tasting menu. After turning around, a massive storm approached. Was quite fun actually... And no seasickness :) The guests left at about 9 and the crew had some beers and tequila. When we got back to the house, we had a few drinks... The housemates were having a party. It was fun! I took a cab to meet Lindsay in downtown. We went to Art Bar and Off the Hooker. Awesome!!! Off the Hooker is quite a hectic club, super ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pelican Grand Beach Resort Fort Lauderdale
Great Place to stay!
Great place to stay. Room was large and nice. I would consider it a great place for a family for it has a kitchen in it and is on beach.
Request to be 3rd floor or higher for view. Construction of new place next door was a bit noisy in am. Construction office is downstairs converted room. Requested a late check out of one extra hour and was denied! ??? Good experience overall. Try the Greek restaurant down the street north one mile. Great food!
We had our second visit to The Best Western Pelican Beach resort. Our first visit was about 5 years ago when the resort had several different buildings. At first, I was sorry to hear that this was no longer the case, but I was pleasantly surprised. If you are looking for a family oriented resort, I would strongly recommend the Pelican Beach resort.
Im sure couples would feel the same. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. I do look forward to visiting again once the new building is completed.
LOVE The Pelican!
My husband and first stayed at the Pelican 11 years ago while still in college and have gone every year, sometimes 2 and 3 times ever since.
The staff has stayed the same friendly bunch from our first trip, which is saying something about the resort. Renovations will only make the place better than it already is! We consider it our home away from home.
Not as advertised in internet!! -
I called to reserve one of the effiencies that they advertise on the internet. They told me that they no longer have any kitchens or kitchenettes. thought you should know.
Loved this resort!!!!
We have been staying at this resort for over 4 years now. The kids love it. DIrectly on the beach. Wonderful staff. We even know them by name.
Real family atmosphere. Very relaxing vacation. Beautiful. Cant wait to go back. Nice to sit on the balcony, overlook the ocean and watch nature at its finest. A+ in my book. Outstanding vacation.DIna Shelly/Tom Kendorski
Great family place
Found this place after checking out of another property down the road that was awful. The staff was so helpful, and made sure that our stay was comfortable and clean. The suite was great, 2 seperate rooms, an eating area and kitchenette. We had a king bed, a queen size murphy bed and a single pullout sleeper. Plenty of room for us and the 3 kids!
Plus a balconony overlooking the ocean. My husband travels on business to this area a few times a year, and we plan to make this our regular stop! Can't wait for the new 11 story building they are working on to be finished!
I stayed at the Pelican Beach Resort when I was in Ft. Lauderdale to look at a school for my son. We both loved it. It is right on the beach, the view is wonderful, the rooms were clean and large, and all of the people associated with the hotel are great! We have already booked our rooms for our trip back in several weeks.
We took our five grown children, spouses, and grandchildren there and we all loved it - and went again two years later. The grandchildren still talk about having breakfast on the deck, swimming in the pool, and walking on the beach. We will return again next year - it's our together time - wonderful memories - comfortable accomodations - and the beach feels like it's our own.
Pre or Post Cruise Place to Stay
Great pre or post cruise stay on the beach. Staff are very friendly and a good value compared to the pricier hotels close to the Port Everglades. Have stayed there many times and will again.
On the Beach
On our first trip to Ft. Lauderdale, my husband and I had no idea of where to stay. I found this hotel in a guide book. It was the only one I found that was on the beach. The rooms were nothing special, but the beach was nice and it had a great heated pool. I would stay there again.