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The Pelican

09/04/2017 10/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Wichita, Kansas
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We only stayed one night here, but we certainly enjoyed it. Waterfront with an incredible view of the sunset (bayside) with 3 docks/piers on their property. I read a lot of comment In previous reviews about the rooms needing updated, but we really enjoyed it. We're a family of six & our 3 BR unit with a kitchenette was perfect!...

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Western MA
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Despite its lovely beech setting the room we had was small and smelled of disinfectant. Windows had no screens and room A/C noisy. Furniture was old and warn. Bed however was comfortable. Front desk had hair driers and extra pillows if requested. Some staff were helpful but reception folks were less than pleasant. Breakfast was included and adequate (bread/toast; cold...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Headed down to Key West for a few days, and found this place along the way. Super friendly and helpful staff, great location, and close proximity to live music and great food. Would stay here again the next time I am in the area, and would love to stay longer. So peaceful and relaxing, thank you!

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ThePelicanKeyLargo, General Manager at The Pelican, responded to this review

We're very happy that you found us! Thank you for taking the time to let others know what you have already discovered! The Pelican offers a centrally located property that offers easy access to everything that Key Largo has to offer! This coupled with our location on the beautiful Florida Bay that offers incomparable views of the world famous Florida...

philly
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A wonderful spot supporting active visitors who don't just want fluffy towels and silly tropical drinks delivered on gleaming trays. If you want a relaxed Key Largo experience with kayaks, beaches and a home base for exploring... this is the place. Want a five star hotel? Good for you, but I didn't, and won't next time:)

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ThePelicanKeyLargo, General Manager at The Pelican, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words regarding our beautiful property and our amazing staff! We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay and were able to enjoy our setting right here on the fabulous Florida Bay. While we won't bring you frozen libations on our beach, we're more than happy to point you in the direction of folks that will...

St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

If you're going to the Keys to experience the Keys then The Pelican is a great place to stay. I spend a week here every year while volunteering for an event. In the last few years since The Pelican expanded their property to the cottages next door, improvements have been many. The grounds are well kept and a sandy beach...

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ThePelicanKeyLargo, General Manager at The Pelican, responded to this review

WOW! If we weren't already here, we'd be making our reservations now! We make every effort to provide an authentic Keys experience to our guests with a setting that is much like a step back in time to an all but forgotten era. We like to keep things very simple and inviting for our visitors from all the globe. Thank...

Georgetown, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This our third time at the Pelican and it was as great as the others. Sipping a glass of wine, we watched an incomparable Florida Keys sunset from our screened in porch then strolled to the end of the dock to enjoy the tropical breezes while thinking of the sub-zero weather back home. Everyone was super-friendly and accommodating. The Pelican...

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ThePelicanKeyLargo, General Manager at The Pelican, responded to this review

We love that you love us! It's so wonderful to hear from repeat guests like yourselves that really get what we're all about. Whether you plan to "doze under a giant coconut palm" or if setting off on your own adventure in one of our kayaks is your thing, The Pelican will not disappoint! Thank you for the wonderful review...

Cavalier, North Dakota
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am surprised at the negative reviews. If you are looking for a luxury resort, perhaps the Pelican is not the best choice for you. However, if you are looking for a reasonably-priced option that provides clean, cute rooms, amenities like complimentary beaches, hammocks, and kayaks, and friendly, helpful staff, then the Pelican is your place. I was amazed by...

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ThePelicanKeyLargo, General Manager at The Pelican, responded to this review

Thank you for you wonderful review and we're so happy that you enjoyed your stay! It would seem that you were able to enjoy all that The Pelican has to offer! It was our pleasure to be able to help with your diving excursion and travel plans! We hope to welcome you back very soon and as always, thank you...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I planned a dream vacation that included renting a convertible and driving around sunny Florida from Ft. Lauderdale to Key West. After looking at the photos and reviews of the Pelican "cottages" (ignoring the "terrible" reviews because you know you will not make everyone happy), my husband and I decided to make an overnight stop half way...

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ThePelicanKeyLargo, General Manager at The Pelican, responded to this review

We accurately describe ourselves as "quaint cottages with an old Florida feel." All of the photos on our website as well as other travel web sites were not taken by professional photographers but by our staff as well as some that our guests have shared with us. We'll be happy to take you on a tour and show where each...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very quaint and cozy spot! We stayed in a tiny (maybe 60 sq ft) cottage for two but that's all we needed! Just sleep and shower. Lots of adorable outside amenities - cabanas with seating, hammocks, Beach area, dock, free kayaking, boat slip and many more... they even have a continental breakfast! Staff was helpful! We would definitely stay here...

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ThePelicanKeyLargo, General Manager at The Pelican, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We hope that you have a fantastic time at bike week! We offer many different room types from small economy type rooms with just the basics to spacious waterfront suites. We're so happy that you enjoyed our property and we hope to see you back very soon!

Stuart, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exactly what I wanted for a 2 day trip to Key Largo. Steps to their mini beach, we found plenty lounges, swings, and hammocks. The free kayaks were a bonus, one & two seaters were available. The staff is courteous & it's clear they all take pride in the property. We can't wait to visit again.

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ThePelicanKeyLargo, General Manager at The Pelican, responded to this review

The Pelican is the type of place that once you visit, you never want to leave. We're happy to hear that we were able to deliver exactly what you're looking for! Thank you for taking the time to post a review and we'll see you next time!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
All 32 of The Pelican's clean and quiet cottage rooms offer different options for relaxing and enjoying all that the Florida Keys has to offer. From experiencing the unique, laid-back bayfront atmosphere, to trying your hand at world-class sportfishing, diving and snorkeling , you are sure to find an activity that suits your tastes. And if that sounds too active, head to our small bayfront beach, where you can enjoy glorious sunsets, gentle breezes, a nap in a hammock or watch manatees and dolphins play. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Pelican

Address: 99340 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 99.3, Key Largo, FL 33037-2435 (Formerly Hungry Pelican Motel)
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key Largo
Price Range: $153 - $340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Pelican 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Hungry Pelican Hotel Key Largo
Hungry Pelican Key Largo
The Pelican Key Largo, Florida
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