Pelican Hotel

826 Ocean Drive | Miami Beach, FL 33139-5809  [SEE MAP]Miami Beach, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Describing this Ocean Drive hotel as colorful would be an understatement. In addition to the neon-colored lights that illuminate the Pelican's façade come nightfall, the rooms here boast psychedelic shades of green, yellow, orange and blue. What's more, each accommodation has an equally flashy name, ranging from "Birth of the Bubbles" to "Optique Diabolique" to "Me Tarzan, you Vain" to "Love, Peace and Leafforest." Recent guests love that each room has a unique quality, though they each come with features like recycled oak floors, LCD televisions, iPhone or iPod docking stations and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Previous guests also rave about the fresh seafood served at the in-house RestCafé, which serves dishes like red snapper ceviche, tuna carpaccio and king crab. But according to past visitors, the most impressive aspect of this hotel is its customer service: Guests describe the staff here as friendly and helpful.
Miami Beach, FL
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 29 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood, Ocean



  • 3.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Travel + Leisure


Owned by Italian clothing company Diesel, the Pelican Hotel is an eclectic property in the midst of Ocean Drive's bustling nightlife scene.


The Pelican is pretty bare-bones when it comes to features — no pool, no outdoor space, no gym, but the beach is right across the street.



Each awesome room of this Ocean Drive boutique hotel is completely different, fashioned from a mix of antique and garage-sale furnishings selected by the designer of Diesel's clothing-display windows.



Each of this green triple-decker Deco landmark's ... themed rooms is a cheeky original, often with names to match.

Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1403 have reviewed the Pelican Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1403 reviews 4.5 (based on 1403 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Each guest room at Pelican Hotel features a unique theme with a funky collection of antique furnishings. Thoughtful amenities like retractable clotheslines for wet swimsuits and iPod docks are provided. Most rooms offer standing showers only, but some provide combined shower/tubs or separate bathtubs, and bathrooms feature C.O. Bigelow amenities.
  • Electronic safe provided in each room
  • Complimentary beach towels and chairs provided
  • Desk, table or sitting area may be provided depending on room

Standard room size250 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Pelican Hotel is located on Ocean Drive, smack dab in the middle of the South Beach nightlife scene. Guests looking for a party will have several destinations to choose from within minutes of the hotel, and those desiring a more relaxing environment can head across the street to lounge on the beach.
  • Two blocks away from the many shops on Collins Avenue
  • Walking tours of Miami's Art Deco District within steps of the hotel
  • Taxis and buses are both easily accessible from the property
  • About 10 miles east of Miami International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($27)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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


Pelican Cafe is located on the first floor of the hotel and offers outdoor ocean-facing seating. The menu is inspired by a variety of international cuisines, featuring paellas, pastas and seafood dishes.
  • Pelican Cafe is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Breakfast room packages are available
  • Room service is available during restaurant hours

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesItalian, American, Spanish

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


The atmosphere of the Pelican Hotel and relatively small rooms make the property less than inviting to families traveling with children. The staff is quick to point out that few small children stay at the hotel, but cribs are available.
  • Connecting rooms are available
  • Outside babysitting services can be recommended
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The funky atmosphere of the Pelican Hotel may not cater to those seeking a more professional business environment, but the property offers two spaces that can be used for private events. The dining room offers space for up to 150 seated guests, while the penthouse can host up to 100 guests for receptions.
  • A computer is available at the front desk for quick references
  • Fax and courier services available
  • Private Penthouse Suite offers an attached terrace

Number of meeting rooms2

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


Pelican Hotel welcomes pets weighing 30 pounds or less. Front desk staff can coordinate dog-walking or pet-sitting services from outside providers.
  • $25 lodging fee applies for each day of the pet's stay
  • $100 one-time nonrefundable cleaning fee also applies
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking (with fee)
  • Pet-sitting (with fee)


Pelican Hotel is able to accommodate small wedding ceremonies and receptions in one of the two event rooms. Couples desiring outdoor space as part of their event will want to use the penthouse, which features an attached ocean view terrace.
  • Private dining room at Pelican Cafe can accommodate up to 150 seated guests
  • The penthouse can host up to 60 seated guests or 100 in a reception layout

Maximum wedding guest capacity150

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

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