Welcome to the Pelican Motor Inn. Our classic motel with a fresh feel is the perfect place to stay on your next South Coast getaway.

Our Rooms

We have a wide range of clean, comfortable room
options including queen, twin and family.


Our facilities include a solar-heated saltwater pool, barbeque area and off-street car parking. We also welcome tours and groups, mountain biking and have a 50-seater marquee.


Being in the centre of Merimbula makes the Pelican the perfect base to explore our wonderful region. Check out our favourite spots to eat, drink, relax and adventure.

Why our guests love us

You don’t need to take our word for it, because over 500 guests have already reviewed our service to give you confidence that you’re booking with a motel you can trust.

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Why Pelican?

Close to everything in Merimbula

Pelican Motor Inn is located right in the centre of Merimbula. The best bars and restaurants are all a short walk away and our central position on the Sapphire Coast makes our motel the perfect base for exploring our region.

Relaxing pool and BBQ area

What better way to cool off than in our relaxing pool area complete with sun lounges, cabana and complimentary pool towels. We also have a guest BBQ area next to the pool if the weather’s simply too good to eat indoors.

Our pool is closed for swimming during the colder months (1 May to 30 September).

Fully Air conditioned

All rooms feature reverse cycle air conditioning to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter. Learn more about our rooms.

Clean and comfy rooms

We pride ourselves on comfy beds and clean rooms. This is backed by the hundreds of reviews left by our guests. Each room is fully equipped with microwave, toaster, kettle, cutlery and crockery, smart TVs and more. Learn more about our rooms.

Electric vehicle chargers

Guests are welcome to recharge their EV using one of our three onsite chargers. Please contact us before your stay so that we can allocate you a room that has access to a charger. Learn more about our facilities.

Getting to the
Pelican Motor Inn

18 Merimbula Drive,

Merimbula NSW 2548
Driving Time

Melbourne 7 hrs, Sydney 6 hrs and Canberra 3 hrs.


Rex and Qantas fly direct daily to Merimbula from Melbourne and Sydney.