Pelican Grand Beach Resort

2000 North Ocean Boulevard | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305 [See Map]
#3 in Best Fort Lauderdale Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Good Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 2106 reviews
Property Type Resort hotel with 156 rooms, 11 floors
Primary View(s) Neighborhood, Ocean
Style Traditional
Best For Families, Couples

U.S. News Review

Located north of the Fort Lauderdale beach strip along the Atlantic Ocean, the Pelican Grand Beach Resort has quietly removed itself from the cruise ship hubbub to craft a more peaceful, Victorian-esque ambiance. Amenities like the wraparound veranda — decked out with classic rocking chairs — and the old-fashioned ice cream parlor are big hits with guests. This member of the Noble House hotel group gets high praise for its family-friendliness too; the little ones are sure to love the lazy river and the on-site paddleboard rentals. As for dining, head to the OCEAN2000 for seafood and steaks with a side of Atlantic views. When it's time to bed down, rooms feature city or ocean vistas, microwaves, coffee makers and, in some rooms, furnished balconies. Plus, the daily $15 resort fee includes the cost of Internet access. You'll find this Fort Lauderdale hotel on North Ocean Boulevard, less than 2 miles from the Bonnet House and approximately 10 miles south of the Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL).

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Critic Reviews


“Rooms look like they're straight out of a bed and breakfast, and the hotel's location directly on the sand is a rarity in this city.”


“Smack on Fort Lauderdale beach, this yellow spired, Key West–style, Noble House property fuses a heritage of Old Florida seaside charm with understated luxury; there's renovated rooms upstairs, an amazing beachfront, an old-fashioned emporium, and Fort Lauderdale's only lazy-river.”

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2014
  • Frommer's Highly Recommended
  • Lonely Planet Recommended

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms and suites at Pelican Grand Beach Resort fit perfectly into the beach atmosphere that prevails throughout the property, with bright white walls and shutter panels making up most of the decor. Private furnished balconies are provided in many rooms, offering an additional option for relaxing by the sea.

  • Microwave, coffee maker and refrigerator provided
  • Daily $15 resort fee covers the cost of in-room Internet

Standard room size:

480 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available
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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2106 guests have reviewed the Pelican Grand Beach Resort, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 2106 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

Located on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, guests of Pelican Grand Beach Resort can enjoy direct access to a stretch of private beach. Complimentary chairs and umbrellas are provided for lounging in the sand, and hotel beach attendants are on hand to deliver food and drinks.

  • Rooms offer views of the ocean or surrounding neighborhood
  • Shopping, dining and entertainment destinations are within 2 miles of the property
  • A bus stop is located just outside the hotel
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport about 10 miles south
  • 24-hour valet parking ($30)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping


Pelican Grand Beach Resort is home to OCEAN2000, an oceanfront American restaurant featuring a variety of land and seafood options. O2K Lounge serves lighter fare and cocktails on an oceanfront patio.

  • The Emporium is an old-fashioned ice cream parlor serving bakery items, coffee and frozen treats
  • Room service is available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


Pelican Grand Beach Resort features a pool area that overlooks the ocean and is surrounded by palm trees. Guests can take a dip in the zero-entry swimming pool or float along the lazy river in an inner tube.

  • Poolside and beach attendant service provided
  • Lounge chairs surround both pools

Number of pools:


Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar



With guest rooms starting at 480 square feet and larger suites available, Pelican Grand Beach Resort is able to comfortably accommodate families traveling with children. Kids can play in the on-site lazy river, and direct access to the beach is sure to keep them smiling as well.

  • Kids camp provided through a third-party service for three children or more
  • On-site paddleboard rentals available
  • The Emporium on-site ice cream parlor offers sweet treats for kids of all ages
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


Pelican Grand Beach Resort's on-site fitness center is equipped with cardio machines and free weights. Additional outdoor recreation opportunities are available nearby, including Hugh Taylor Birch State Park for biking and jogging.

  • Paddle board rentals are offered on-site, and many off-site rentals are available in the surrounding area
  • Fitness balls and towels provided in the gym
  • Bike rentals are available through an outside service for $5 per hour
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats (with fee)
  • Motor boats


Pelican Grand Beach Resort offers three flexible indoor meeting spaces in which to host business events ranging in size from 9 to 90 attendees. Outdoor business functions can also be hosted on the pool deck or veranda.

  • Audiovisual equipment available on site
  • Meeting catering packages offered

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available



There is a course nearby.

  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop


Pelican Grand Beach Resort's oceanfront view provides a beautiful backdrop for Fort Lauderdale weddings. Couples can choose from multiple indoor function spaces, or host an outdoor reception on the pool deck, veranda, or other open-air venues. Before the big day, couples can take part in a personalized catering menu tasting with the executive chef in order to create a customized reception menu.

  • A list of preferred vendors will be provided
  • The on-staff wedding professional will assist in planning all wedding details

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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Pelican Grand Beach Resort

2000 North Ocean Boulevard | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305 [See Full Map]