Welcome to
Pelican Motor Inn

Our team are ready to welcome you to Merimbula – the heart of the Sapphire Coast. Walk to all the attractions the town has to offer and explore the beautiful region using our centrally located motel as your base.

Our Rooms

We have a range of rooms to suit your needs including, queen, twin, family, wheelchair accessible and connecting rooms. All 25 rooms are air conditioned and ground floor accessible.

Our Facilities

Our facilities include a solar heated saltwater pool, barbeque area, off-street car parking, coach, trailer and boat parking, guest laundry, and 80-seater marquee.


We are located in the centre of Mermibula, the heart of the stunning Sapphire Coast. Whether you’re after the beach or the bush, food or wine, adventure or relaxation… our spectactular region has it all!

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.

How we rate on Booking.com
Overall rating: 8.6
Location rating: 9.4
Staff rating: 9.4
Cleanliness rating: 9.1

We’re proud of the experience we provide our guests and can’t wait to make your stay an enjoyable one too.

Why Pelican?

Close to everything

We’re located in the centre of Merimbula, which means you’re just a stroll away from shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and the lake. There’s no need to jump in a car to get around town when you stay at the Pelican Motor Inn.

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).

Fast and free WiFi

There’s nothing worse than slow internet. Pelican Motor Inn features free and fast WiFi connection across the entire site.

Air conditioning in all rooms

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

Clean, comfy, well equipped 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.

About the Pelican

Getting to the
Pelican Motor Inn

Driving time: Melbourne 7 hrs, Sydney 6 hrs and Canberra 3 hrs.

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

18 Merimbula Drive, Merimbula NSW 2548