Pros

  • Waterfront property with small private beach on a saltwater lagoon
  • Sleek rooms with modern decor and balconies, some with direct oceanfront views
  • Outdoor pool and hot tub overlooking the water
  • Paddleboards, kayaks, water-bikes, and beach cruisers available for guests
  • Marina with boat slip on-site
  • Tennis courts available
  • Staff will arrange for eco-tours and fishing charters
  • Free breakfast, Wi-Fi, and parking
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Cons

  • Daily resort fee
  • No restaurant, and bar has limited evening hours
  • Free breakfast has limited selection
  • Some maintenance complaints such as broken paddleboards
  • Only one ice machine on the property
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Bottom Line

Pelican Cove Resort Marina Hotel Islamorada is an upper-middle-range waterfront property within an easy drive of Islamorada's sights. Following 2014 renovations, this property offers 63 sleek and stylish rooms equipped with private balconies, mini-fridges, and coffeemakers. Along with a private beach, the hotel offers an outdoor pool and hot tub, an oceanfront bar/cafe, and lots of activities, including paddleboarding and kayaking. The property charges a daily resort fee, however, and there's no full restaurant on-site. Travelers looking for more on-site dining may also want to consider the Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina at Holiday Isle, where there are two on-site restaurants and bars. 

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pool

Things You Should Know About Pelican Cove Resort & Marina

Also Known As

  • Pelican Cove Resort Marina Hotel Islamorada

Address

84457 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, Florida 33036, United States

Website

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Pelican Cove Resort & Marina

Scene

Renovated waterfront property with fresh, modern interiors and a breezy open-air bar 

Pelican Cove Resort Marina Hotel Islamorada was renovated in 2014 and feels a bit more sleek and stylish than some of the other local properties. The condo-style buildings are painted off-white and are surrounded by clay-colored stone driveways lined with bright-green leafy shrubs, trees, and tall palms. Inside, the lobby aims for an upscale, natural aesthetic, with a sleek wooden bench, herringbone floors, and white wicker chairs before a stylish, wood-top front desk. The Cabana Bar is similarly decorated with round, wood-laminate tables and bright-yellow metal chairs. The open-air bar area has a pitched white roof adorned with ceiling fans and decorative woven spheres entwined by twinkling lights. Some of this trendy decor feels a bit divorced from the local Florida spirit, though it's attractive, and the natural setting and saltwater lagoon beach are undeniably pleasant. Guests are a mix of families and couples. 

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Location

Convenient location off of Overseas Highway and close to many sights in Islamorada

The resort is conveniently located for exploring the Islamorada sights, situated just off the Overseas Highway. There are several attractions a short drive away from the property, such as the History of Diving Museum (three-minute drive), the Theater of the Sea (two-minute drive), and the Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park (10-minute drive). There are several restaurants within an easy, five-minute drive as well, including Lorelei Restaurant & Cabana Bar, The Islamorada Fishing Company, and The Beach Cafe at Morada Bay. Miami is about 90 minutes away, while Key West can be reached in under two hours.

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Rooms

Modern and trendy rooms and suites, though lacking color, with mini-fridges and coffeemakers 

Guest rooms have a natural-chic aesthetic similar to the rest of the property, with decor that includes brown tile floors, beige walls and curtains, light-wood-laminate headboards and dressers, and all-white beds. The only pops of color come in the form of tabletop orchids and horizontal beach photography prints hanging behind beds. All rooms have air-conditioning, work desks, flat-screen TVs with cable, coffeemakers, mini-fridges, safes, ironing facilities, and furnished balconies with views of the marina or ocean. Beach chairs and towels are provided. Bathrooms are modern and all-white, with wood-laminate vanities and shower/tub combos. Each standard room has either two queen-size beds or a king-size bed and a queen-size sleeper sofa. Junior Suites are available, as are one-bedroom Suites with living rooms and large, oceanfront balconies. 

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Features

Small beach, outdoor pool and hot tub, lots of outdoor activities, and lovely meeting room 

The property has a covered bar that's open until the evening serving light lunches and snacks, plus free breakfast is served daily, though some guests find the selection of fruit, toast, and bagels bland. The lovely outdoor pool and hot tub offer views of the water, and there's also a small, saltwater lagoon beach. Guests can explore the bay with kayaks, water-bikes, and paddleboards. Beach cruisers are also available, and there's a tennis court on-site. The marina and boat slips are available to guests, and fishing charters and eco-tours can be booked by hotel staff. The hotel has a beautiful meeting room with natural wood walls, white wicker chairs around a long wooden table, and loads of natural light flooding in through a wall of windows. Pelican Cove charges a daily resort fee, however, which includes amenities like Wi-Fi, breakfast, and non-motorized water sports.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Babysitting Services

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Basic Television

  • Beach

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Cribs

  • Free Breakfast

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Tennis Court

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