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Great location, right on the beach
Pelican Grand Beach Resort is part of Fort Lauderdale's main strip of beach hotels, along A1A highway. Unlike most of the other hotels, however, it is right on the beach, so you don't have to cross the street to get to the ocean.
Situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, Pelican Grand Beach Resort has beautiful views all around and is close to many beachside hotels and restaurants. The Fort Lauderdale Beach is at the front door and Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, a wildlife preserve, is just blocks away.
The Old Key West decor of this 156-room hotel is a welcomed changed from the modern, minimalist design that is the norm at most Fort Lauderdale hotels; instead, picture a veranda with rocking chairs, a stately porte-cochere, rattan furniture, and whirling ceiling fans. 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.