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The Pelican

3-star guesthouse, convenient to Carolina Beach

  • Free WiFi
From
NZ$136

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6.8.Good.
  • We enjoyed our cozy room. It had everything we needed. We didn’t get to use the rooftop…

    Apr 7, 2021

  • Not recommend to rent in this property, the place was dirty and the smell was not good,…

    Feb 4, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Dining options
Safe
Quiet
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 16 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Near the beach
  • 2 spa tubs
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden

Feel at home

  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden

What’s around

  • In Isla Verde
  • Carolina Beach - 2 min walk
  • Balneario de Carolina - 33 min walk
  • Isla Verde Beach - 23 min walk
  • Barbosa Park - 23 min walk
  • Pine Grove Beach - 33 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Economy Room, 1 Double Bed (#1)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (#2)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed (#3)
  • Superior Room, Multiple Beds (#4)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (#5)
  • Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds (#6)
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed (#9)
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds (#10)
  • Economy Room, 1 Double Bed (#11)
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed (#12)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed (#13)
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed (#14)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed (#15)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed (#16)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (#7)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed (#8)
  • Family Apartment
  • Standard Apartment

Location

  • In Isla Verde
  • Carolina Beach - 2 min walk
  • Balneario de Carolina - 33 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Isla Verde
  • Carolina Beach - 2 min walk
  • Balneario de Carolina - 33 min walk
  • Isla Verde Beach - 23 min walk
  • Barbosa Park - 23 min walk
  • Pine Grove Beach - 33 min walk
  • San Jorge Children's Hospital - 42 min walk
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico - 43 min walk
  • Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Plaza Antonia Quinones - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km

Getting around

  • Luis Munoz Marin Intl. Airport (SJU) - 10 min drive

At a glance

Size

  • 16 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and an access code. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
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At the property

Food and drink

  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Things to do

  • Number of spa tubs - 2

Services

  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Facilities

  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Be entertained

  • Smart TV
  • Netflix

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Free bottled water

Small print

Also known as

  • The Pelican Carolina
  • Pelican Guesthouse Carolina
  • Pelican Guesthouse
  • Pelican Carolina
  • Pelican
  • Guesthouse The Pelican Carolina
  • Carolina The Pelican Guesthouse
  • Guesthouse The Pelican
  • The Pelican Carolina
  • The Pelican Guesthouse
  • The Pelican Guesthouse Carolina
  • Pelican Guesthouse Carolina
  • Pelican Guesthouse
  • Pelican Carolina
  • Pelican
  • Guesthouse The Pelican Carolina
  • Carolina The Pelican Guesthouse
  • The Pelican Carolina

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, The Pelican does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at The Pelican.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Ceviche House (3-min walk), Il Nonno (4-min walk), and Bistro Café (5-min walk).
  • No, this guesthouse doesn't have a casino, but Sheraton Casino (8-min drive) and Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort (10-min drive) are both nearby.
  • The Pelican has a garden.
6.8.Good.
  • 2.0.Poor

    This is probably the worst hotel I’ve ever seen. It was literally a jail. Rooms are tiny. Nobody works there after 3pm. It’s smelled horrible. I had to pay 700$ to go to another hotel because we couldn’t stay there. Horrible. Take this place off your site.

    3 night romance trip, Jan 28, 2021

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 8.0.Very good

    It was in a great location. However, the ac was leaking which made a puddle in one of the rooms, and the shower water pressure could be better.

    4 night trip with friends, Jan 21, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The location is nice and quaint. The room was clean and just enough space. Only downside were the beds. The cheapness showed through the springs piercing you quite a bit. But other than that I loved it. Great stay overall

    Simone P, 4 night trip with friends, Jan 21, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Room was small but comfortable. No hot water for the shower.

    1 night trip with friends, Jan 21, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    1st things 1st I read the area as not so good and your absolutely correct it’s in the local part of town which as a single woman traveling alone was not comforting at all 2ndly there is no on site staff your communication through the guest house is only via email and phone (if you ever can get someone on the phone). Upon arrival the main lobby has a moldy smell. No clear directions on how to get to my room. I used the code to get into my door and was greeted with that moldy smell again. The room is very very very basic and low budget. I closed and attempted to lock my door and immediately discovers that the top safety lock was broken. Not only was the safety an issue room wasn’t cleaned it was dusty and trash even left behind the mini fridge used bar of soap in the shower. The blinds on the side window exposed the bed if looking in you could actually watch me sleep and clearly that issue was brought up before because some bright idea was to secure it with a piece of tape! The front window as said before the shades were falling off and didn’t fully cover the window I had to use a beach towel to cover the exposed window. Awoken by ppl talking below my window No one followed up the next day nor came to look at the lock I was there until 2pm. I immediately sent a message via Expedia and as of 3 days later nothing back from them. & now their refusing to refund me Please PLEASE. Do not book here I also will no longer book with Expedia

    3 night trip, Jan 16, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    It was okay, good price and location

    Andrew, 4 night trip, Jan 14, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It is a nice place to stay with family . This place fits 6 people comfortably if you don’t mind sharing a bed. There is a room with a double bed and then a room with a single bed . It is closed to the beach and to a nice environment . Police duties are very active making it safe to stay there . This apartment was separated from the pelican guest house.

    Cristian, 5 night trip with friends, Jan 14, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Clean, confy and sushi online....GREAT

    Hotels in San Juan are expensive. I was traveling alone and had 2 extra nights before flight. Found the basic room for $43 was perfect. Self check in. Clean white walls, new AC, big TV up on wall and ok bed. Small room with fridge (2 waters) but for one traveler works. WiFi. Uber is all around, dinning options but went online, found sushi with delivery...Bathroom was small but clean and useful with plenty nice towels. First night no hot water but next day had some. Nice terrace on top and you can walk to the beach.

    2 night trip, Jan 11, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great no frills place for a night

    Room 16 pros: biggest room, windows, very clean, modern inside, in a safe neighborhood, walking distance to beach access, restaurants and liquor store, coffee in lobby, large rooftop with bit of ocean view is great! Cons: parking is hit or miss especially weekends (but I would Uber everywhere I couldn't walk in San Juan area), thin walls so bring ear plugs, busy area, Saturday night motor bike races happen down Isla Verde Ave, though we were happy to hear ppl having fun, maybe would be less noisy in one of those without windows? No elevator, but didn't bother us. Overall, was great for a night or few.

    Jennifer, 1 night family trip, Jan 9, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    First time and not the last ✨ love the location and the foof top

    1 night business trip, Jan 8, 2021

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