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99340 Overseas Hwy Mile Marker 99.3, Key Largo, FL 33037-2435
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 11/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 11/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#7 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Key Largo
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian


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Grade: 65 out of 100
15Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
2Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Gillian wrote a review 1 Jul
Las Vegas, Nevada35 contributions3 helpful votes
Can’t wait to go back! Yes this is definitely the place I would want to stay for a few days instead of driving down the keys… it’s close to the beach and in very quaint neighborhood It’s quiet safe. Also rooms were cozy and comfortable! And the area looks like a great place to explore unfortunately, was only there for one day so didn’t really get to have this experience. But on the list! Check in check out was super easy and the manager of the property was extremely helpful and nice. Rooms are updated and clean could not have been happier.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from John Godsey, Owner at The Pelican
Responded 2 weeks ago
We can't wait to welcome you back! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed youe stay with us! We hope to welcome you back very soon and as always, thank you for choosing The Pelican!
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LynnzTDog wrote a review Jun 2021
Denver, Colorado27 contributions8 helpful votes
Budget accommodations - no frills - but everything necessary. Rooms need updating (70s bathroom tile), but the beds . . . of the three places we stayed on this trip, the beds were THE BEST BEDS - best linens - we slept like babies. Kayaks on site for guests - really enjoyed those (explored a nearby island of mangroves). Sitting bayside to watch boats go by or others fishing, kids exploring the water - very relaxing. Overall actually enjoyed this place despite the first impressions - would come back for sure.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from John Godsey, Owner at The Pelican
Responded 2 weeks ago
We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed our beds! We use only high quality name brand bedding for the comfort of our guests. We hope to welcome you back very soon and as always, thank you for choosing The Pelican!
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Walter L wrote a review Jun 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Booked a 360 plus tax and fees a nite room and then paid 25 a day to tie boat to dock on property. Drove 500 miles from Ga 1 way. Arrived 12pm,we all know to early for check in. Wanted to launch boat. Dock and ramp were EMPTY. Never tried to check in room earlu just get boat in water check in later in day. Lady at desk was not helpful and told us 130 we could launch.....so drive around with a boat anpther 2 hours in beautiful weather, instead,.... of no problem. We stayed here inthe past. Wont again.will tell others. 23 July 2021. Reservation was cancelleable we'd go elsewhere. Picture is me sitting at an empty ramp I can't use. Customer service is not necessary in the Keys.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from John Godsey, Owner at The Pelican
Responded 2 weeks ago
In an effort to keep our guests safe, we sanitize the entire property between check out and check in. We do apologize if this were an inconvenience or that you do not agree.
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shelby wrote a review May 2021
Carrollton, Texas21 contributions1 helpful vote
My sister and I had found this place last min and needed a room fast! We were absolutely blown away by the service and cleanliness of this little motel/cottages! As we entered the room you could smell how clean it was! We only stayed for 1 night but it was worth it! Had dinner (Bayside Grill, amazing service and food!) and breakfast (Mrs. Macs) within walking distance! Relaxed on the dock before bed and in the morning just as the sun was coming up! You can watch the sunset from the dock too!! We took advantage of the kayaks that were available and loved our paddle down the coast! On our way back we got SO close to a manatee! It was magical! Thanks for the great stay! We will be back!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Quiet time 10pm-9am. Kayaks available. Private beach. Bring beach towels!
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Response from John Godsey, Owner at The Pelican
Responded 26 May 2021
Thank you so much for the lovely review! We're so happy to hear that you guys had a great stay and we hope to welcome you back very soon! As always, thank you for choosing The Pelican!
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StellaBella wrote a review May 2021
Merritt Island, Florida1 contribution2 helpful votes
Guests, beware! Manager was awful, however the other staff members were wonderful. We arrived late due to traffic (we traveled over 4 hours). Our key was left in an envelope at the front office with our name on it. Front office was closed. We had an issue with getting locked out of the room (be careful, the door automatically locks when you close it) but there is an emergency # to call and they sent someone right away to open it. Our stay was short, we left early the next morning. I walked to the front office to check out and drop off our keys. The lady was very sweet and I thanked her. As we were getting into our Uber, she came back out asking us to sign paperwork since we were unable to during check in because the office was closed. No problem there, so I did. Here is where we did have problems: the manager blames us for arriving late, saying we were trying to avoid paying a car and boat fee. We called the day before letting them know we would have a boat & car. It was a measly $25 that we didn’t mind paying. The cost should have been factored into the paperwork since we called the day ahead to make them aware. He also said that we left in a scurry without stopping by the front desk. The woman at the desk is my witness that I stopped by and left both keys and let her know I was checking out. It is not my fault she did not ask me to sign paperwork at that time. He also stated we had an extra vehicle, which we did not and two extra guests. We had our two children with us. We had booked a two bedroom cottage that states it sleeps 4 people and we had 4 guests (2 adults and 2 children) so I do not understand his argument there other than he just wants to argue. I am baffled that he has chosen a career woven around customer service when he lacks so much of it. We will not be staying here again and advise others to seek other options.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
2 Helpful votes
Response from John Godsey, Owner at The Pelican
Responded 22 May 2021
The events that you have described are completely false. We know that this is an effort being made by both you and your husband to damage our reputation because we would not be held hostage to your demands of "give us what we want or else." which is completely ridiculous!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Pelican
Which popular attractions are close to The Pelican?
Nearby attractions include Harry Harris Park (0.3 km) and Key Largo Community Park (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Pelican?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and barbeque facilities.
Which room amenities are available at The Pelican?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Pelican?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Pelican?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Pelican?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mrs. Mac's Kitchen, DiGiorgio's Cafe Largo, and Bayside Grille & Sunset Bar.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Pelican?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Russian, and Ukrainian.
Does The Pelican have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.