- 1 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 5
Description from the owner
Recently renovated: New flat screen TVs, new carpeting, new sofas upholstering, new painting, new coffee makers, new bedding, Wi-Fi, etc.
The only upscale resort in this area that is right on the sand! The other ones you have to cross the street
Direct oceanfront view and private balcony with chairs.
FREE OF CHARGE AMENITIES
- Lazy River tubing ride (heated)
- Oceanfront Fitness Center
- Pool and beach towels
- Beach chairs and umbrellas
- Roller beds
- Mini Refrigerator and microwave
- Sitting area with a table and 2 chairs...
- Room safe
- Coffee maker
- Iron and ironing board
- Alarm clock/radio
- Restaurant with oceanfront breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Poolside cocktail lounge
- Business services
- Old fashioned ice cream parlor and gift shop.
- Satellite TV with premium channels and videogames
- Concierge service available
- Underground valet parking
- Guest laundry
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About the owner
Mary and Gus (770) 45655 Full profile
Response rate: 10%
Response time: Within a day
Calendar updated: 6 months ago
Overall rating: 4.9 / 5.0 based on 71 reviews
Oceanfront Luxury Condo-Balcony-Recently Renovated-Pelican Grand-Right on Beach
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Beach or lakeside relaxation, Waterfront
Last updated on February 26, 2014
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- Taxes | 11% of rent | Taxes
- Cleaning | $35 per stay | Cleaning
- Resort fees | $15 per day
Additional notes from the owner
Rates depend on specific dates.
- A/C or climate control
- Towels Provided
- Ceiling Fans
- Housekeeping Optional
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Alarm Clock
- Central heating
- Linens Provided
- Fitness Room
Phone / Internet
- Fax Machine
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Shared outdoor pool (heated)
- Private Beach
- Ocean or water views
- Stereo or CD player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Balcony or terrace
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 700 square feet
What Past Guests Are Saying
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65 guest reviews
99% of guests would stay again
We really enjoyed our stay in this unit. The resort is very nice, and the suite was roomy, nicely furnished, and convenient. We brought a few groceries and it was really nice to let our kids snack at the table with the ocean right outside the open balcony door. The pool, lazy river, and beach were all very nice, the staff were helpful without being intrusive, and the location was convenient with a rental car. Valet parking was convenient, but expensive. Logistically, reservation, check-in, overall communication, etc. went very smoothly. We would definitely return for another stay!
What a beautiful property!
The zero-depth pool entry is great for kids. Being able to reach the ocean without crossing the street (like most hotels in Ft. Lauderdale) was wonderful.
Dealing with Gus and Mary was a breeze. They communicated quickly and were flexible.
I give the "value" 4 stars instead of 5 only because I think the price for valet parking is a little steep. You don't really need a car. The value for the room itself was great!
Beautiful Resort with Great Service
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Pelican Grand. The resort is beautiful, and the staff was great. We were big fans of Joey at the beach, who set up our chairs and umbrellas for us. I am allergic to feather pillows, so I called and there were no feather pillows in the room, so thank you.
Our only issue was that we needed a few items (toilet paper, coffee and washcloths) replenished, and that was hard as w were in an owner unit. I would have brought coffee and filters if I had known we couldn't get more.
I know this isn't standard, but a few pieces of silverware and a couple dishes would also have been helpful.
Finally, the entire resort could benefit from a recycling program. There were not recycling stations anywhere at the resort and I saw aluminum cans, newspapers and water bottles in the regular trash all over the resort.
Overall, we felt our stay was an incredible value and would definitely come here again.
The location is great as far as being right on the beach, but you can't really walk anywhere from here. The valet parking is efficient. I would not stay here without a car.
Debbie & Bill
Wonderful and relaxing getaway
Our stay at the Pelican Grand was the perfect getaway we needed. This hotel with "resort like" atmosphere has everything you need. Very friendly staff, spacious room with an awesome view and very good food. Located right on the beach, with complimentary chairs, towels and umbrella. Bar/food service is available at the beach or the pool. The lazy river (next to the pool) was my favorite. Mary & Gus were very helpful and easy to work with. My husband and I can't wait to come back.
Debbie & Bill
Westchester County, New York
Our stay at the Pelican Grand has always been wonderful. We have been staying in the same room for our February break for the past few years and it is just perfect for a family of five. The view of the ocean from the room is perfect. We previously booked through the hotel prior to locating this room and there is no difference. The room is bright and clean with everything working. All of the amenities are the same. It is truly my families favorite vacation of the year!
The hotel is nice, clean and have everything that you may need during your stay.
The unit is exactly as describe by the owners, they keep it in excellent conditions
Loved the resort and the room was great. It was very nice to have the beach right outside and beach chairs and towels included. Lazy river and pool were great too. The room had a balcony overlooking the ocean. The coffeemaker and microwave could use an upgrade and the owners said they were planning some renovations soon. Would definitely stay there again.
Wonderful Place to Stay!
I very much enjoyed my stay at the Pelican Grand. I especially enjoyed the exceptionally comfortable bed which contributed to a good night's sleep each night! Facilities were clean and well-maintained. I only ate in the restaurant once but the food was good and service outstanding. Very much enjoyed being able to sit outdoors ocean-side and enjoy dinner. The pool, lazy river, and nice beach sand look ideal for families with young children.
Great location, ocean front!
Very spacy room and ocean front, beach is right beside the hotel. My kids love the swimming pool,will come back again!
Very pleased with our stay!
We really enjoyed our stay. The unit was very nice and clean. We especially loved the beautiful ocean view from the balcony.
The staff was always helpful and very courteous. We will definitely consider staying there on future visits to Ft. Lauderdale.
It was exactly what we needed.
What's better than waking up every morning listening to the sounds of the waves breaking on the beach? Throw in the complete package of impecible service and excellent food and it was exactly what we needed in the way of a wonderful get-a-way. I highly recommend it and we will definitely be going back.
We loved the Pelican Grand and this unit. The room was clean, comfortable and, of course, the view is spectacular. The owners allowed us to extend our stay at the last minute by a few hours until we needed to leave for the airport. It was nice not to have to rush out of the room and wait around in the hotel until our flight. We would book this place again next time we are traveling to the area.
We were there celebrating my fathers 90th birthday. We had a total of ten rooms at the resort and everyone remarked how great everything was.
Upon check in we were greeted by alex who set the tone for the weekend. He took our luggage and gave us a guide of the resort. The room was clean spacious and perfect for our needs. All the employees were accommodating, any need was met with a yes we can and a smile.
We will be back.
A little slice of heaven!
Everything about this unit is amazing!! Large, clean and beautiful. Check in was a breeze, we were treated to all the benefits that other higher paying guests received. We will be staying with Gus and Mary again.
I could list out all the individual things we loved, but that's just a waste of typing, we loved everything!!! Staying at the Pelican is similar to staying at an all inclusive resort, very relaxing!
I recently stayed at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort and rented via owner instead of the hotel this year. What a smart choice!! You get all the perk of the hotel but for less $! The Pelican Grand is stunning and our unit had 2 kings beds, a living room and a balcony that overlooked the ocean.
The place was wonderful. It was a very, very nice view of the ocean. It was a great time with the family. My kids enjoyed the lazy river a lot and the beach. The staff were very helpful and polite and I would defiantly come back again. Thank you Mary and Gus it was nice to book a trip with you guys.
The best resort and room!!! You have to see it!!!
Resort is beautiful. Employees make you feel special at all times. Very polite and pleasant. The pool, lazy river the beach, bar room, food, all right there for you and your family. The unit is so beautiful and confortable that you will feel at home. Gus is always in contact with you to make sure you have everything in order for the best vacation. I recomend this resort and unit to every person who would like to be treated special. Thanks Gus.
My family and I enjoyed the awesome ocean front view. The beds were huge and it was nice to have a seperate living area. Great location on the beach.
Location, amenities and all you can ask for
Just got back from a lovely holiday in this apartment. Extremely convenient location, comfortable beds, all amenities needed and a view to die for! You can feel you are at the beach without even having to go downstairs , just seating outside in the balcony makes you feel you are already there. The staff were very polite and helpfull and the pool, lazy river and deck chairs at the beach made life easier for our family (2 adults and 3 small children) The kids just loved the lazy river and would spend hours there..giving us, parents the chance to watch them whilst enjoying a daikiri at the pool. Thanks Gus and Mary for everything. We hope to enjoy the apartment again soon!
Wonderful Weekend Stay
We had a wonderful stay at the Pelican. The view was amazing from the balcony. The king size beds were extremely comfortable. It was a great set up for our family. Our boys had a great time at the pool and beach. The pool attendant made sure they had plenty of toys, floats, and balls to play with while we spent our time at the pool. All of the hotel employees we came into contact with were friendly and helpful. We would definitely consider staying there in the future if we find ourselves in Fort Lauderdale again.
A great family stay!
We loved the Pelican Grand! Our room was clean and a great layout, with very nice, renovated bathroom. The two king size beds were much more comfortable that our bed at home, and having the extra sitting/living area with fridge/microwave was great!
Having kids, we could eat breakfast and lunch in our room and go out for dinner which really saved a lot of $. The hotel staff was amazing and offered a greeting and smile whenever we passed, making us feel very welcome. Every afternoon, the staff also offered everyone at the pool/beach a snack (watermelon, popsicles...) I thought that was very nice! The beach is beautiful and most of our time was spent either there or in the lazy river. The pool is a bit small, so we didn't use that very often, but the river and beach made up for it. We really took advantage of the ice cream parlor in the lobby, happy hour specials and sitting on the beautiful veranda. One downside was having to pay each day for valet parking, though when you did call for the car it was there in front within a few minutes. We never had to wait! All in all, it was a great place to stay and I highly recommend it!
Thank you so much for a wonderful week passed in your unit. A paradise Hotel. Loved every minute of it. service was amazing from everyone in the hotel, reception, restaurant, beach attendants,...5 stars all the way. The views from the unit were amazing, the pool was wonderful for my litlle girl, Coffee maker in unit was appreciated in the morning and the fridge for storing milk and fruits was a must. Thank you so much, will definetely be back.
We stayed at the Pelican for 5 nights on our Spring Break, we have stayed here 3 other times and will be back. Service was fine, staff friendly and hotel food was good, expensive, but many great restaurants in the area. Hotel is directly on the beach, loved our view of the ocean, the weather was 85-90 everyday and sunny, that is why we always choose Fort Lauderdale for our Spring Break Destination. We also loved the Pool and the Lazy River at the Pelican. Our condo was up to date and very spacious, only complaint is the lack of parking, valet only and very costly.
Rm 504 Pelican Grand Resort
My daughter and I came to the Pelican Grand Resort for a girls getaway for Spring Break. It was perfect for what we wanted...only there 5 days but we just wanted to lay by the pool and relax with the beauty of the ocean around us! We didn't rent a car took a taxi if we left resort. The food was excellant..a little pricey but enjoyed every meal! The pool side food was delicious...we shared (large enough for two) the steak nachos twice that week! Had the lobster and steak meal the last night it was amazing! We ate every meal sitting on the porch facing the ocean...I couldn't have asked for a more relaxing vacation. Our room was perfect for 2 people had a king size bed..beautifully decorated and an amazing view of the ocean. The lazy river was perfect temperature and so relaxing. I would highly recommend this resort to family and friends and hope to come back again soon!! Thank you Gus and Mary for allowing us to stay in a beautiful room with amazing ocean view! I book this room thru www.vrbo.com less expensive. By the way I only booked housekeeping for the check out day so if you need towels there is a $15.00 charge for them to bring them to your room...so watch those extra fees when booking thru owner.
Harsens Island, MI
The service is top notch at the Pelican Grand Resort. The room is spacious, beautiful and the view is breathtaking. It is a large hotel room, there are no utensils, but a microwave is provided, also has full handicap access. The restaurant was very good and the happy hour in the bar is a good value. The hotel is located right on the ocean and has a large, long veranda with rocking chairs looking out on the ocean, very fabulous.
We just returned from a week at the Pelican Grand. It is grand and right on the beach. We took advantage of the balcony for: watching the sunrise, mornings soaking up the sun, afternoons watching the waves roll in, evenings we enjoyed the lights on the boats out in the ocean, night we could see the moon illuminating a path across the ocean right to the beach in front of us, and all day and night we listened to the waves breaking on the beach. The suite was perfect with a separate bedroom and comfortable sitting and table and chairs in the living room. Vacations are great for eating out (and we did), but it was really nice to have the fridge and microwave for breakfast and snacks. The owners were very professional with responding to my email and arranging our reservations with the hotel. The beach is beautiful, and the water was clear and warm. The pool and lazy river were well heated. Don't miss 2 for 1 drinks during Happy Hour in the bar, and be sure to spend some time in the rocking chairs on the porch. We had a wonderful, relaxing vacation, so thank you for sharing your gem with us.
Amazing experience at Pelican Grand
Our experience of our stay at your unit at the Pelican Grand was very pleasant. The unit was very clean and well kept.
The hotel staff is very professional and eager to help. We would love to stay there again.
Our best experience in Florida
The oceant front room was better than our expectatives.
The direct view just from our room of the ocean every hour including beatifuls sunrises turns uncomparable the stay.
The resort is perfect, clean, new, and the quality of all personnel is excelent.
We have had dinner in the restaurant at night in the gallery with wonderfuls views of the sea. Also the bar is very good.
We loved staying in your unit. The view was so beautiful thru all the windows facing the ocean. The unit has lots of space and was very comfortable. The staff was great from the front desk to the guys working the beach chairs. We actually never left the resort the entire stay there. The food was outstanding. Our only complaint would be the food and store items are a little pricey. Besides that, we have no complaints. Thanks for a great start to our new year.
Gus and Mary, we enjoied staying at your one bedroom condo:excel
Be proud of both your unit and the personnel. The room was great, large, and with a beautiful view of the water. The front desk and all the employees we dealt with were courteous and prompt. Congratulations, you have a very good property. Happy New Year,
New Brighton, Mn
Great place for fun in the sun.
We had a great time at the Pelican Grand. Gus' unit is great--a suite with 2 king beds--so very roomy. The resort is the best place in Ft. Lauderdale--right on the beach, wtih a pool, lazy river and very friendly staff. Gus makes the reservation process simple and easy--just like you were booking with the hotel--only better. This was our third year staying with Gus--and we will be back!
A quiet piece of paradise
Loved this room. Bay windows with a table to sit and enjoy morning coffee while watching the sunrise. Very comfortable bed, huge bathroom. When you want to shutdown and de-stress, this room is for you.
An incredible place to stay
We were just looking to get away for some rest and relaxation at a nice place and we were lucky enough to find the Pelican Grand. This was our first trip ever, to the resort but you can be sure it will not be our last. The front desk, was extremely courteous, friendly and informative. We had a number of dining experience at the resort. Townsend our server walked us through the entire dinner menu, making wonderful suggestions. This dinner was probably one of our best during our stay. Each course was delicious from the Seafood Bisque down to the dessert. During the beach front Sunday Brunch, We enjoyed all that was available at the buffet.
While sitting by the pool every day we were taken care of From Towels to food and drink we never had to worry about any of them. They were always taken care of. Every day at 1:00 they would always come over to all by the pool and offer a cool snack from Ice pops to watermelon. Nice Effect!
As far as the resort was concerned we found the room to immaculate, gorgeous, spacious and all in all probably one of the most beautiful places to wake up in the morning. The view of the water, beach and sunrise was stunning. All the room amenities were top class from the comfort of the bed to the layout of the bathroom. The umbrella and Lounge chairs on the beach were an excellent touch.
The whole resort was gorgeous from the lobby to the room we stayed in. The next time we are in Fort Lauderdale there is only one place we will stay and that is at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort. We have and will continue to highly recommend this resort to family and friends.
Hermosa suit con vista al mar muy amplia y super cómoda
Con mi esposo y 3 hijos de 7,5 y 3 años pasamos 5 días maravillosos. El resort es hermoso,está sobre la playa!! En el cuarto estaba todo impecable, sinceramente era mucho más de lo que nosotros esperabamos!! Los chicos estaban enamorados del lugar, igual que nosotros. Nos gusto todo: que esté sobre la playa, el servicio de toallas y hamacas y la amplitud y limpieza del cuarto es lo más destacable. La comida del restaurant es muy buena! y la gente es muy amable y cálida. Es altamente recomendable!! Si viajo a Fort Lauderlade nuevamente, no dudaré en contactarme con Mary y Gus. Read more
Response from Mary and Gus - 09/20/2011
My husband and I along with my three children ages: 5, 7, and 3 spent five wonderful days in this unit. The resort is beautiful and right on the beach! Everything in the room was perfect, honestly it was much more than we expected! The boys were in love with the place, just like us. We liked everything about it: the wonderful beach location, the towels, and the sunbeds service. The most remarkable thing was how clean and spacious the room was. The meals at the restaurant were excellent! And people are very friendly and warm. I highly recommend it! If I travel to Fort Lauderdale again, I will not hesitate to contact Mary and Gus.
Great Labor Day weekend stay at Pelican Grand
This was our first time stay at the Pelican Grand Resort and we absolutely loved it. The room was very nice, spacious and comfortable loved that it had the extra living room area for sit downs at night. My kids loved the lazy river. The front desk was very professional on our arrival and the valet employees were great too. It was a very nice experience and stay. We will be renting from Mary and Gus next summer.
Gary & Shirley Hylton
We had a wonderful time at the Pelican Grand Beach
I don't even know where to begin to tell you just what a great stay we had at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort!!! I will start with the beautiful room. The view of the ocean was wonderful. We didn't use the balcony at all since the view was so great from the three big windows with air conditioning. The bed was amazingly comfortable. The room was away from other rooms which made it extremely quiet. The service at the Resort was wonderful and very accomodating!!! Everything was very clean & fresh. We didn't eat at the Resort but walked to Shooters where we had fresh seafood at a reasonable price. A nice Walgreens, CVS and Winn Dixie were all within walking distance. All in all we had a wonderful stay and would definately like to stay again next year!!! Thanks Gus & Mary for letting us stay in your beautiful condo!!!
We stayed at the Grand Pelican Resort in Gus and Marys 504 suite in august of 2011. The room is beautiful, with plenty of space and terrific views of the ocean an the pool. The hotel is very nice with plenty of terrific places to relax. Our favorite feature is the pool and lazy river. I will go back again very soon!
Dave & Sherri Heidenreich
We stayed in Gus & Mary's Oceanfront Room #504 at the Pelican Grand. You have all the amenities at the hotel with exception of daily cleaning, which can be added. The front desk was very accommodating and our room was ready. The hotel is a unique hotel with a spectacular location right on the beach. Gus & Mary are very prompt in dealing with all your questions via email. Just an fyi - you did need to use the valet service if you have a car and it's $24.00 daily. The hotel is not down in the main strip with other hotels but this allows for a wonderful more private beach experience. Surroundings are more apartment homes & condos. There are two restaurants in the hotel with poolside and beach service for food and drinks. Chairs & umbrellas are complimentary to hotel guests. I will definitely be returning soon.
Pilot Point, Texas
Great place to stay for all ages!
We loved this hotel! Very nice but still comfortable and laid back. The beds are the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in. We were never disappointed in the food choices. Staff was helpful in helping us with transportation choices and places to eat off hotel premises. Favorite part was sitting on the porch rocking chairs watching the ocean. We would definitely recommend this hotel to everyone that plans on visiting to Ft. Lauderdale.
What a great experience!
Everything was great and the staff at the hotel was very nice and accommodating. My girlfriend's tooth was killing her at 2:00 am and we didn't have any dental floss. I callled the front desk and obviously they said the gift shop was closed, but they really went above and beyound when they told me to come on down anyway. They opened up the shop and then just billed me the next morning.
It was nice to have a place that was quiet and little bit away from the action. We are "late night" people, but it was nice to be able to "escape" from it when we wanted to. While it was a family type resort with quite a few kids running around, it was never bothersome and the place is large enough that you can find your own space out on the beach anyway.
Mary and Gus were great to work with the whole time and even gave me their cell number in case I had any issues, but I never had to use it.
Joyce & Lee
Hi Gus and Mary,
We loved our visit to your unit and the Pelican. Your unit is absolutely gorgeous! We loved the beautiful view. Our expectations were completely satisfied. We truly felt completely pampered and left being relaxed and rested. We would love to visit again! It will be on our list of recommendations to friends. The Pelican is a beautiful resort. We found the food and service outstanding. Thanks so much for sharing. Fondly, Joyce and Lee
St. John's, NL
Excellant accommodations in Fort Lauderdale
Hi Gus and Mary
> We just got back home on the weekend after a busy couple of weeks in
Florida. Our accommodations at the Pelican Grand were great. The unit was
clean, spacious and very comfortable for a family of 4. My kids particularly
enjoyed the lazy river and the pool - very clean and well maintained. The
location (on the beach) was also perfect and it was pretty close to the
Sawgrass Mill Mall :-). The staff at the front desk, those responsible for
the parking, the guys at the pool and on the beach there were all great!
> I would definitely recommend your unit at The Pelican Grand to my friends
and when I find myself headed that way again, I will definitely be in touch!
> Thanks for everything.
A midwesterner who misses the beach
Kansas City Missouri
Ocean view was fantastic
We enjoyed a wonderful long weekend in the Pelican Grand Beach Resort celebrating my husbands birthday. We loved the resort.The pool was clean and well maintained. The close proximity to the ocean was exactly what we wanted. The condo was very comfortable, all the accomodations were lovely. The Sunday oceanside champagne brunch was a perfect way to start the birthday celebration. I recommend it. The resort staff was very helpful. The reservation process was relatively easy and the owners were responsive to questions.
First family vacation
Great family vacation.
Great family friendly atmosphere, excellent room, beautiful view, good food and great service.
Gus and Mary thanks for a great vacation.
Dear Mary an Gus. As my wife and I sit here on the patio at the pelican, waiting for the shuttle to the airport, we want to say thank you for a wonderful place to vacation! Room 504 was an amazing stay that we look forward to returning to in the future. With two boys (5 & 2) adult vacations do not come often. However the memories of this quick getaway will keep us recharged for some time and always remain in our hearts and minds. The pelican has everything we needed for a perfect getaway. We lucked out with great weather too.
We look forward to hopefully coming back here in the future and will deffinatly look to see that your room 504 is available as the room was amazing!
Thank you again,
Jeff and Lauren Cronin
Perfect for Kids
We had an amazing time. The unit was perfect for our family of 5. Plus my 18 year niece joined us and the extra room was ideal as it gave her a little privacy.
Everyone at the front desk was great and very helpful. We will definitely return and will contact you for sure. Thank you very much.
It was our best family vacation and the kids loved the lazy river and pool...and the ice cream place.
Michael and Jean
Greta Place to Stay
We stayed Sunday through Thursday for Spring Break and the Pelican Grand Resort and room were great. Having a separate sitting area allowed our College kids some late night time while the wife and I got our sleep. We walked the beach every morning and night. It was awesome. My only complaint is we charted a boat and went deep sea fishing...awesome, but the hotel dining room wouldn't cook the fish the crew filleted for us. No matter - a restaurant in town cooked them up for us. Gus and Mary the room was great. Thank you for helping keep the family ties strong as both kids are in college and this let mom and I spend quality time with them!
My husband and I just returned home from Fort Lauderdale today, where we were fortunate enough to stay in your beautiful unit at Pelican Grande for 3 nights, We had an awesome time and found your unit to be very comfortable, we loved it! We were very impressed with the accommodations, the valet staff (especially alex), the front desk staff...we loved it!!!
My only negative comment is that I did not think we should have had to pay for 2 days of housekeeping for a 3 night stay. I was not able to complete the registration form for only 1day of housekeeping services. All in all, everything exceeded our expectations and hopefully we will return to the Fort Lauderdale area and will be able to use your unit again at the Pelican Grande.
Response from Mary and Gus - 02/20/2011
In fact there is no need to pay for an extra housekeeping day. That is an optional service. Since I think this was a misunderstanding I refunded the money for that housekeeping service.
A nearly perfect vacation
I arranged for my parents to stay at Gus and Mary's unit at the Pelican Grand, as an anniversary gift. My parents absolutely loved the room, the location of the resort and the way they were treated by the staff. If I could afford it, they would still be there. In my dad's words, the place was "perfect." Beautifully maintained, clean and plenty of room. They particularly liked the fact that while sitting on the bed, they could see only ocean out the spacious windows. While they did give mixed reviews of dinners at the resort (opting to eat dinners out later in the stay) they were very satisfied with the breakfasts and lunches there. They particularly loved being able to eat so close to the water's edge. I found Gus and Mary's unit by accident, and found them to be very easy to work with and very forthcoming with information. I felt confident that I was making a good purchase, and they did not let me down. My parents would go back to this spot in a heartbeat.
This was our second stay at your beautiful unit. We had a wonderful family vacation. The room, resort, and staff are top notch. We had great weather. 80's most of the week. Our kids got plenty of use out of the heated pool and lazy river.
The view from the balcony is my favorite part. Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with our family. We will definitely be back next year.
Loved this oceanfront suite!
The suite is spacious and has a south-facing balcony over-looking the beach. I couldn't understand how two King beds would fit in one room until I saw the size of the room! The separate living room area is very nice as well.
New Brighton, MN
Terrific Owner & Property
Dealing with Gus is great--as easy as making a hotel reservation. His suite is terrific--the 2 king beds make it great for families, with space in the "living room" too. Great view from the balcony. The property is terrific too--one of the few hotels right on the beach (vs. across busy a1a) with a beautiful terrace overlooking the beach and a (very) heated pool and lazy river. The staff at the hotel is terrrific as well. If you are staying in Ft. Lauderdale, rent this place--you won't regret it. This is my second year renting from Gus and both trips were great!
Everything was just perfect!
We had a great experience in Ft. Lauderdale. Our stay in your unit at the Pelican Grand was exquisite. The room accommodations were exactly as promised - very large and spacious...yet very cozy and comfortable at the same time. The view was phenomenal. What an excellent time to visit when the lobby and city were decorated for the holiday season. The beach chairs, umbrellas, and towel service were an added bonus. What a nice feature and a great logistic that we didn't have to worry about! So glad that we found you! Everything was just perfect
Pat and Max
best days of my holiday
The accommodation was more beautiful than the pictures. In the huge comfortable beds we have slept well.The Pelican-Hotel is charming and the service great. The evenings on the balcony of our tastefully decorated large suite including the magnificent sea view, we will never forget. A cool beer in the white rocking chair in a romantic candle light and sound of the sea was also a highlight. The price was very fair. I educate my child alone and have long been saving for the holidays. I was in five different accommodations. Your apartment was the best. Thank you. I hope I can come back again in this life.
Everything was perfect!
We had a wonderful time last week! Everything was perfect... the condo was beautiful, the view - incredible. Everyone at the resort was very friendly and helpful. The only negative was that we had to leave.
Thank you for sharing your vacation home with us! We hope to return.
Orland Hills, IL
We loved our stay!!!
We loved our stay!!! The view of the ocean is just breath taking! My husband took gorgeous pictures of the sunset which we look at often especially now when the temperatures are in low 50's. We loved the food at the downstairs restaurant, and obviously, the view on the ocean, the sounds, the breeze... I want to come back just for the calamari they have. Because it was the nesting season for the turtles, we could see mother turtle coming out of the ocean (unfortunately, she turned around scared by people, but it was interesting to see anyway!). The volunteers who watch the turtles at night are very knowledgeable people, we loved to listen to their stories. Water in the ocean is so transparent and unbelievably blue, one can see the bottom. We enjoyed everything- the cleanliness, the comfortable beds and couches, different TV programs in each room. Weather was awesome. We walked to the aruba restaurant, we walked to the Las Olas Blvd; it took us 5 minutes to go to Catholic church; it is also easy and inexpensive to catch the cab or take a bus. My family and I just love this place! We definitely be back. Front desk people were friendly, pool guards were nice, towels, umbrellas and beach chairs were provided.
Robert & Ann
We had a wonderful time!
We had a wonderful time! The King room was perfect for us. The views were spectacular! The hotel had everything we could desire. Check in was simple, and the valet parking was easy. We were very pleased with the quality of service we received from the hotel staff. Everyone was friendly, helpful and upbeat. Dinner on the veranda overlooking the ocean was one of our highlights. We enjoyed our visit so much, we are talking about returning.
The view was beautiful
We had a wonderful time, the room was clean and very spacious and the view was beautiful.
We all loved the resort and the price was great, I will defiantly recommend this unit to friends and family.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
We have stayed at this Property at The Grand Pelican in Fort Lauderdale from aug 3 - Aug 9.
The room/premises/service/location was exceptional!!
We would definitely return both as a Family and/or as a Couple.
The transaction with the Owner(s) of the property was courteous, professional and simple!
Frank and Patrizia & Family
Dream Holiday Location
We had a great time staying in your lovely apartment at the Pelican Grand. The beds were amazingly comfortable and huge, the living area was cosy and good to have a separate area to sit in when the kids are asleep. But the highlight has to be the view from the balcony. We were blown away by the ocean view. It was spectacular.
The hotel was smashing and staff were very accommodating and friendly. If we stay in Fort Lauderdale again, we will certainly be back.
Judy & Carlos Espinosa
Wonderful Weekend Getaway!!
My spouse and I had a wonderful time at the Pelican Grand. The Condo Owned Unit was great, with spectacular views of the ocean from all sections of the room. The view was breathtaking!! The colonial style hotel with its cozy and romantic room made our weekend getaway very special. We are planning to return soon and stay at least a week in the same unit, since we did not want our stay to end. The beach is literally steps away from the hotel and the lazy pool was a plus. Recommend the food and drinks at "Postcards", especially during Happy Hour. Great service!! The hotel is also close to Beach Place, a hot spot for dining, drinking, or sightseeing.
We wish we could have stayed longer!
We can't begin to say enough about our stay in this beautiful suite. We hated to leave and I wish we could have stayed longer. The room was gorgeous and the view spectacular! I think we had the best room in the house!! We will certainly be coming back again, perhaps as soon as September. I have told my family all about it and I feel like we found Paradise. Everyone was very friendly and very helpful. Everything we needed was on site or just a cab ride away. Thank you for allowing us to escape to Paradise!!!
Marybeth & John
El Paso, TX
Better Than advertised
This was the first time we had rented from an owner and not direct with a resort so we were concerned all the way until arrival. This resort was beautiful and our room was better than advertised. The room was clean, spacious and had a beautiful view of the ocean from the private balcony. Absolutely no complaints with the room or resort.
Cedar Park, TX
We had a great time!
We had a great time! Everyone (valet, bellmen, front desk, gift shop, housekeeping, bar, and pool and beach attendants) at the resort was great! They took great care of our family. The room was also really nice. We are a family of four and we usually stay in condos. However our 16 year old was able to call the living room his own so having separate sleeping and living areas turned out really nice. The microwave and fridge were also used quite a bit. The view of the beach was also wonderful.
Thanks for a great time!
Great vacation spot!
This is an incredible vacation spot, the owner was great with the accomodations and the unit itself was super clean and nice, comfortable beds and very nice view. Over all it was a great experience and I would visit again anytime.