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4.8 out of 5

"Absolutely loved the location. Awesome views and the room was great. We would stay there again. " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 11 Feb 2020

Hotel Description

3-star beachfront condo near Henderson Beach State Park

On the beach

You'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park and 2 miles (3 km) of Destin Harbor Boardwalk with a stay at this Destin condo. Henderson Beach State Park and HarborWalk Village are also within 3 miles (5 km).

3 outdoor pools

3 outdoor pools, 4 indoor pools, and an outdoor tennis court are all featured at this smoke-free condo. Relax beachside with beach umbrellas and cool off with a drink at the beach bar. Enjoy a meal from the restaurant and perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

Kitchens, satellite TV

The 435 condos feature well-equipped kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, and microwaves, as well as washers/dryers. Other amenities include satellite TV, DVD players, and coffee/tea makers.

1 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Condo (Dolphin)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Condo (Pelican)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Pelican Beach Resort & Conference Center ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Pelican Beach Resort & Conference Center

Everyone (7) Couples (2)
5 out of 5
Absolutely loved the location. Awesome views and the room was great. We would stay there again.

Posted by on Feb 11, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 11, 2020 by THomas Sasse

Thank you for your review.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 3, 2019

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Jun 3, 2019 by Thomas Sasse

Thank you for your review

4 out of 5
We thought that beach umbrellas and chairs were included only to find out that we had to rent them. No beach towels available either. The kitchen was very well supplied with any utensil, appliance, etc. that anyone would need. Conveniently located. Front desk people were always unhappy and rude.

Posted by on Nov 13, 2018

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4 out of 5

Fun hotel, friendly staff... gorgeous beach!!

We had a wonderful stay... fabulous views, nice room... we just had no idea how crowded it would be!! Didn’t love that where we sat on the beach you couldn’t see the ocean through the chairs and really didn’t like listening to music blasting from dueling speakers on the beach! Just wanted to hear the ocean !! The best time was after 5pm when the ropes were lifted and tons of people went up. It became a private paradise!! Thank you!

Posted by , from virginia on Apr 7, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 11, 2018 by Thmas Sasse

Thank You for your review.

5 out of 5

Great place to stay

Pros: Nice place to stay and located very close to everything that we wanted to do and everything we needed.
Cons: New mattresses would be nice and a Kuerig instead of a coffee maker would be nice but not expected.
Location: The location was great. Close to the Track and to Harborwalk.
We had a great time at the Pelican Beach Resort. We planned this Spring break trip somewhat last minute (booked in February for a stay in March) and we were very pleased with our accommodations. We came with our teenage daughter and one of her friends and they had a great time. I was a little concerned after reading many reviews complaining about the beach set up, but found them not to be a problem. I guess if I had small children it would be tough, but since we were there with 2 older teenagers we didn't need to keep constant eye contact with them so setting up behind the 3 rows of designated set ups wasn't a problem for us. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The condo itself was clean and had most of what we needed. We are planning to return in the near future!!

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018

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5 out of 5

Had a 14 th floor Condo View

Pros: That it had two heated pools, but a very small jacuzzi. That it had a breakfast & pizza cafe on site. Close to shopping and eateries.
Cons: Make your jacuzzi bigger to fit at least 10 people or bigger. It also needs to be covered from the elements we were stuck out in the rain.
Location: Many shops and dining options were all good.
This was a very clean and cozy Condo with a great view. Although we had two days of rain we were able to check out Destin for the first time. We would return in the near future. Thank you 😊 for the use of this Condo.

Posted by , from Columbus, GA on Jan 30, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 6, 2018 by Thomas Sasse

THank you for your review.

5 out of 5

Very nice resort!

We had a wonderful time! Will definitely book again.

Posted by , from S on Apr 9, 2017

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5 out of 5
Spring break 2017. Enjoyed the experience and the hotel accommodations.

Posted by on Apr 9, 2017

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5 out of 5

Had a great vacation

My family of 6 spent 4 nights and, other than the long walk from our room on the very, very end of the 17th floor to get to the beach, we had a perfect trip!

Posted by , from Kentucky on Jul 5, 2015

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5 out of 5

Great location and great accommodations!!

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet, great beach front
I have stayed at Pelican Beach Resort in Destin five years straight. The condos are great and the service is excellent! We plan on going back again this year!!

Posted by , from Brandon, MS on Jun 28, 2011

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About the Pelican Beach Resort & Conference Center

Location 1002 Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541

Property Features

Pelican Beach Resort & Conference Center offers its guests 3 outdoor swimming pools and 4 indoor swimming pools along with an outdoor tennis court, a spa tub, and a sauna. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a beach bar, a poolside bar, and a bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. There are 2 meeting rooms available. A children's pool, a fitness center, and spa services are also featured at Pelican Beach Resort & Conference Center. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Destin condo is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 435 guestrooms or units
  • 19 levels
  • Built in 1996
  • Dining venue
  • Bar on the beach
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Convenience store
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of indoor pools - 4
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Kitchen
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Washer/dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS-Northwest Florida Regional) (27.4 km / 17 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Pelican Beach Resort & Conference Center offers 435 air-conditioned accommodations with washers/dryers and DVD players. Accommodations at this 3-star condo have kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Satellite television is provided. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Washer and dryer
  • Satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Local calls (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast for a fee.

Pelican Cafe - This café serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Nearby Activities

3 outdoor swimming pools and 4 indoor swimming pools are on site. In addition to a children's pool, other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Marina nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Parasailing on site


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 25


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Unmarried guests under the age of 25 must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. Due to the increase in guests during the Independence Day holiday period, increased security measures will be enforced at this property. All guests during the peak summer period (July 1-7) will be required to wear wristbands. The names of everyone registered in a unit will be verified to ensure that the maximum number of guests per unit is not exceeded, and that children or young adults (those under 25 years old) registered in the unit will have adequate supervision. The required ratio is one adult, parent, or legal guardian over 25 for every two children. Guests arriving at the property with disproportionate ratios will be denied access. The adult/child ratio is strictly enforced, and a no visitors policy is strictly enforced.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5.00 and USD 15 for adults, USD 5 and USD 15 for children (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Pelican Beach
  • Pelican Beach Destin
  • Pelican Beach Resort
  • Pelican Beach Resort Destin
  • Pelican Resort
  • Pelican Beach Resort Conference Center
  • Pelican & Conference Center
  • Pelican Beach Resort & Conference Center Condo
  • Pelican Beach Resort & Conference Center Destin
  • Pelican Beach Resort & Conference Center Condo Destin

You should know

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.