Pelican Cove Resort & Marina
What We Love
- Daily continental breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- This is one of the few spots in the Keys with a sandy beach
- Every room has a spacious balcony and primo water views
- The breezy tropical vibe of the alfresco Wild & Lime bar and café
- There’s a freshwater heated swimming pool and a floating dive platform
What To Know
- The hotel was recently renovated
- The on-site marina allows guests to arrive by boat
- A $20 per night resort fee will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Channel Papa Hemingway when you check into this 63-room charmer, located at Mile Marker 84 in the Florida Keys, with its retro vibe and air of laid-back breeziness. The newly revamped property evokes the classic style of Islamorada and other Keys communities with simple whitewashed architecture, tropical shutters and sea-facing balconies. The guestrooms are kitted out in soothing neutral tones using organic, natural materials punctuated with the occasional reclaimed object, along with splashes of tropical color in the form of tangerine cushions and whimsical local artworks. A stretch of private white sand beach fringed by palm trees completes the perfect sand-between-the-toes picture. If having the ocean just steps away doesn’t tempt you, the heated freshwater pool is bound to do the trick. Hungry or thirsty? The poolside bar and café sports jaunty sunshine-yellow chairs in the shade of beach umbrellas where guests can sip piña coladas while nibbling on light snacks. The hotel offers a host of other diversions, too, from macrame beading classes to yoga sessions, tennis and standup paddleboarding.
In the Area
Chasing big game fish? Seeking sunken treasure? Keen to feel the wind in your hair? Whatever your scene, you’ll want to hit the water when you’re in the Keys. Islamorada in particular is known for its stellar sportfishing, diving and other aquatic pursuits, such as kitesurfing, and Islamorada Watersports Company can set you up with all the gear you’ll need for a day on (or under) the water. If you’d rather have an expert take the helm, sign up for a trip with one of the area’s local fishing legends, like Captain Jeff at Dockside Charters or Captain Paul at Reef Runner Charters; they’ll steer you to where the sailfish and marlin are running. Refuel after your big day out at one of the town’s many top-notch dining spots, from the shoes-optional casual seafood diner the Hungry Tarpon, which dishes up tasty shrimp tacos and Cuban pressed sandwiches (they’ll also cook up your own catch), to the slightly more fancy Squid Row, a popular, romantically lit spot for couples to savor old-school favorites such as lobster thermidor and bouillabaisse.
How to Get There
Super friendly staff for the entire property. Great place to spend time! We loved it! Lots of fun things on property - boating, paddle boards, beach, pool, and bar! We love the clean rooms and newly renovated designs.
I was offered a free upgrade to a slightly bigger room with more privacy and an INCREDIBLE BALCONY VIEW. I was thrilled. The small bar with the pool behind me and the beach in front of me? Priceless. It was the typical wonderful relaxing friendly "Keys" weekend. Can't wait to go back. Very family friendly too. Excellent service by all.
We own the home across the cove from Pelican Cove Resort, and we just had a family gathering with numbers that we couldn't accommodate in our home. Not only is the staff at the front desk (Jenny particularly) delightful, but my relatives loved staying there -- brother-in-law, teenage twins, and our 11yr old. They loved the breakfasts (included), but all the water sports that are also included were a huge hit -- paddle boards, kayaks, water trampoline, snorkeling equipment. After last year's storm, Pelican Cove did a lot of excellent renovations as well, so the rooms are fresh and bright. Our home has been in our family for close to sixty years and its been great to have Pelican Cove as a neighbor.
This resort is great with its cleanliness and the pool and activities. We brought our family and had a great time.
The only issue that we had was that they use one of these economy features on the air conditioning that makes it shut off at night to conserve power and makes the thermostat inaccurate. It worked fine both days but we constantly had to get up and “trick” the thermostat both nights. I’m not really sure why a resort in the Florida Keys that is great in every way needs to play games with the air conditioning.
It was room 101, just in case you are staying here and they say this isn’t the case with the thermostat. Ask before you book and pick a different room.
Overall this place is fun but it’s too bad it had to be dampened because management needs to save a couple bucks.
We pulled in to Pelican Cove to find a very beautifully manicured and updated resort that not only met our expectations but exceeded them. We were greeted by Yeni, at the front desk, who made it seem as were family. She immediately attended to us, checked us in and did an excellent job explaining all of the features that the resort had to offer. We brought our boat and before even fulling backing up, we were met by Tray and Fred who helped me launch it. The resort was very close to the Islamorada sand bar and only four miles away from excellent reefs. Paddle Boards, Snorkel equipment, Kayaks, and much more were included. Alex, the General Manager, was incredibly helpful make sure we had everything we needed for the boat and trailer parking. We will most defiantly come back!