Pelican Beach Resort by Panhandle Getawa...

1002 Highway 98 East,Destin,United States

  • Experience World-class Service at Pelican Beach Resort by Panhandle Getaways

    Located 1.2 km from Destin History and Fishing Museum in Destin, Pelican Beach Resort by Panhandle Getaways offers accommodation with air conditioning and free WiFi. Each unit is fully fitted with a washing machine, a cable TV, a sofa and wardrobe. A dishwasher, an oven and microwave are also featured in the kitchen, as well as a coffee machine. Guests can make use of the hot tub and sauna. A bicycle rental service is available at the apartment. HarborWalk Village is 1.6 km from Pelican Beach Resort, while Big Kahunas is 2.4 km from the property. The nearest airport is Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport, 10 km from the accommodation.


    • Airport Shuttle
    • Fitness Facility
    • Internet
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool
    • Laundry Services
    • Television
    • Non Smoking
    • Bar
    • Breakfast
  • reviews


      Reviewed 16 August 2019

      Read the reviews before you pay your money!! We only get 1 vacation a year, and this one was terrible. The condo was nice, but thats all. Its the beach area thats terrible, its roped off, tiny, you are forced to rent chairs for the week to secure a seat on the beach, then you might not even be able to see the beach. Theres no place to play family beach games, because the beach chair company hogs up the entire beach area. I was told from the front desk that the HOA, voted for this beach company. I witnessed numerous people at the front desk on a daily basis expressing concerns r/t the beach chair company engulfing the entire beach. we went to relax and enjoy the beach, the only thing enjoyable was being with my family, and being off work. Next time well go back to Myrtle Beach. READ REVIEWS BEFORE YOU PAY YOUR MONEY!

    • Mr

      Reviewed 07 August 2019

      We had an absolute blast and the Condo was off the hook! The staff was very accommodating and very gracious. Can not wait to go back next year and enjoy our time away from home. My wife and I enjoyed it so very much.

    • Terrible!! Management company is horrible!

      Reviewed 15 July 2019

      For the owners of the units!! Pelican property management is screwing you over. We had 12 different familys staying at this resort and none of us will ever come back. Some of the units werent available through pelican so we had to reach out through other travel companys to rent. They would not even give us a 5.00 coupon to the water park. We couldnt charge to rooms, had to turn bags to corn hole in at 7, quiet time at 10, rule after rule. The beach was crowded, they try to make you rent chairs from them for 500 a week, they leave you a small place for personal chairs in the very back of the beach. Not to mention my unit was really old and outdated.

      Courtney J
    • The Pros outweighs the Cons

      Reviewed 11 July 2019

      We stayed at The Pelican this year for our summer vacation. I must admit I was a bit worried about the beach access, umbrella service, etc. Its honestly not that bad... I believe the people complaining about it are just being whiny & high maintenance. You can sit up front and sun bathe if you want without an umbrella. We were there for a week including the busy July 3rd & 4th. We set up 2 rows after the last umbrella service set ups & we could still see the ocean. After the 4th we were able to set up 1 row behind the umbrella service & could still see the beach. We set up in between the umbrellas vs. Right behind them. If you dont like children running around, loud music, and people having fun- dont come here or any other family friendly resort. We prefer the fun family resorts with music, different people from all over the East Coast. If you travel during the holiday weeks its just expected and we travel every 4th because we love the fun atmosphere. We were in unit 1709 on the 17th floor with a beautiful ocean view, fully equipped kitchen, 2 full baths, 1 king room, and bunk beds in the hallways with built in TVs which the kids loved! The unit furniture was very updated. The pillows were horrible and hard as a rock so next time Ill be bringing my own. No daily cleaning, linen or towel exchanges, etc. We paid a small fee mid week to get new towels & sheets for a bed because our toddler had an accident. We were going to go wash our towels, but we preferred to pay the fee which is $25. We LOVED the beach access with no more than 20 feet to your beach set up & a tiki hut right on the deck before you get to the beach access. The resort itself could use some renovations. I never have understood why a place like this doesnt renovate during the slow season. Our room back porch curtain needs deep cleaning or replacing because it has huge stains on it. The shower curtain was moldy with other stains and needs replacing. The elevators are stinky with NO AC or air ventilation. The trip to and from the 17th floor was scary sometimes. One time we were in the elevator with a lot of people and there were several stops, I literally felt like couldnt breathe and was about to start panicking. The swimming pool has zero umbrellas & is actually way too small for this size resort. The indoor pool is not actually an indoor pool, its the 2nd outdoor pool that runs inside through an old plastic curtain & therefore is called the indoor pool. This is still dangerous during storms so it cannot be used like an indoor pool could. Another Con was that there are no side walks for jogging, walking to and from your cars, etc. As a parent and jogger this sucked because you were always walking in the parking lot behind cars trying to avoid getting hit from behind or worse your child get hit by a car; the parking lots are always busy! 1 Washer and dryers on our floor were very very old! With the amount of money this place makes I just dont understand why they dont renovate and why they cannot afford a new washer and dryer? Overall it was a great stay! We loved the beach access and the view! Book early and choose your room! Take your own pillows and favorite blanket. Take your own trash bags, coffee, filters, etc. Staff were all very polite. At check-in we did have a new employee assist us which didnt allow it to go as smooth as I heard the other 2 check-ins go. She seemed Asian and there was a small language barrier.

    • 4th of July weekend- surprisingly great

      Reviewed 09 July 2019

      Pros: Room 1614 big Great view of the beach Two pools Fully stocked kitchen Two full bathrooms Complimentary parking Beds comfortable Washer and dryer in room Quiet After 5pm, the beach is practically empty even on a busy weekend like 4th of July. Cons: Elevators hot- no Ventilation or AC Must wear bracelets Before 5pm, the beach is crowded with the rental companies lounge chairs and umbrellas, but not as bad as some reviews say it is. First, I was worried about staying here after all the reviews, but Im glad I did. Check In was a breeze. They had our room ready and all of our paperwork in an envelope. They placed our arm bands, gave us parking pass and we were on our way. They do have a spot where you can park and unload your luggage. You can use their luggage carts. Just remember to be courteous and return them in a timely manner. We were in room 1614. It was a two bedroom, two full baths. The master bedroom overlooks the ocean and has a king size bed. The second bedroom has two twins. The living room also has a sofa that can turn into a queen size bed. We had no problems sleeping soundly on the beds. The bathrooms were clean. Toiletries included bar soap, shampoo and lotion. The kitchen: fully stocked with pots, pans, utensils. You do have to bring coffee maker filters and dish soap. They even had a blender. The balcony was big. It had a great view of the ocean. You can partially see your neighbors balcony, but you still get enough privacy The pool: a decent size. Not overrun as I would have expected on Fourth of July day and weekend. They have one indoor and one outdoor one. The indoor seemed to always be empty. The gym: typical hotel gym. Treadmills, elliptical and weights available. Parking was easy and always available. Extras/tips: - theres a big grocery store right across the street - Merlins pizza delivers. Dont use grubhub. Order directly.


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