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The Resort at Pelican Hill
Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Grand and Lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

The Resort at Pelican Hill was five star luxury at its finest. Instead of hotel rooms, guests have their own villas overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The service was phenomenal and the food exceptional. We loved ordering room service for breakfast and wine/cheese at night before we went to dinner. The rooms have a bedroom and living room with 2 fireplaces and a huge patio. Truly felt like we were staying at a beautiful home! The pool service was amazing surrounded the perfectly round pool built to replicate ancient Greece. The Italian restaurant was awesome, everything was delicious and authentic. Overall, first class service, amenities and staff.

Room Tip: Order room service for breakfast to enjoy the beautiful rooms and the delicious room service options...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

This was part of my birthday present, and Bill couldn't have done better!
Even the weather cooperated!
Bit of a mix up with the booking but the management couldn't have been nicer and fixed it without a big fuss, or increase!
The property was gorgeous and we walked every inch with a baby stroller! We baby sat for our granddaughter for a day! The restaurant made an extra effort to place us away from noisy parties, so we could keep the baby asleep while we ate. The baby also loved the kiddy park which was away from the main guest area so we did not disturb others
Fireplace in the room added a wonderful cozy touch. We even got driven down to Crystal Cove for breakfast on the beach, which was wonderful. Do it!
The only iffy piece was some of the quick food late in the evening, in the Pelican grill, which seemed like frozen calamari. We ate there three other times and it was great.
We did not eat breakfast or use the spa, and we were unable to get in at Andrea's as we hadn't made reservations. Room service menu was limited so we walked to restaurant instead!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014

Difficult to find any fault at this great resort hotel. Operation of fireplace in the room could have been explained a little better. Room service staff seemed a little too familiar and asked a lot of questions in their attempt to be hospitable. Perhaps a little training n this area.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

This place is fantastic. Prepare to relax in a true oasis of serenity. The exclusiveness of the resort keeps everything clean, quiet, and serene. The pool is large, open, and great for people watching. The location is on a fantastic golf course - one of the best in the world . I really enjoyed my stay. My wife loved it.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Taipei, Taiwan
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133 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights at a Villa. The check in was smooth. The facilities are rather spread out so had to get chauffeured to our unit.

The unit was fully decked out. A master suite and a double bed children room with its own bathroom. There was a guest half bath.


Enjoyed both the North and South course. The rentals were Nike. The driving range was probably one of the most beautiful ones I've seen. Definitely recommend getting a caddie as you will enjoy the course much more.

Breakfast portions at the reception were American sized and service was great both times. Drinks at the clubhouse grill was ok. Dinner was Andrea was excellent but the atmosphere somewhat superficial. The risotto was the best.

Overall, great food, great service and great golf

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Tolland, Connecticut
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111 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

I was fortunate to stay in the bungalows a few weeks ago and found them beautiful. Super quiet, luxurious accommodations. Very roomy and nice patio. Service here was great; I didn't anticipate the layout being so spread out but calling for a shuttle always got a very prompt response if you don't want to walk. Beautiful pool, great golf courses (I played them both, the South is a tad easier) and great shopping nearby. Highly recommended

Room Tip: Not all bungalows have ocean views, the numbers in the low 100's definitely do.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Valley Center, California
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91 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

This was by far one of the most amazing places I have had the pleasure of staying!
GREAT food at the on site restaurant! We enjoyed lunch and dinner there!
I used the spa facilities for a wonderful massage and manicure/pedicure, plus the steam room and sauna were a "stay as long as you'd like" experience!
The staff is above and beyond accomodating! My husband and I would highly recommend this for a romantic get away! The pool is beautiful with the view of the coast and ocean! Great area to sip a glass of wine and watch the sun set!

Room Tip: All the Casitas are very private with the view of the ocean on the West side of the resort!
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Resort at Pelican Hill
Address: 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2008
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Region: United States > California > Orange County > Newport Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Newport Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Newport Beach
#4 Spa Hotel in Newport Beach
#4 Luxury Hotel in Newport Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Resort at Pelican Hill 5*
Number of rooms: 332
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on 504 acres by the Pacific Ocean in Newport Beach, The Resort at Pelican Hill(R) features: 128 two-, three- and four-bedroom villas with magnificent coastal views and an unparalleled array of appointments, immersing guests in the absolute finest of everything; 204 luxuriously appointed bungalow guest rooms and suites with private terraces; a rejuvenating Five-Star spa with a menu of the world's most celebrated therapies; world-class restaurants, including Andrea serving authentic Northern Italian cuisine; an iconic "Coliseum Pool," one of the largest circular pools anywhere with tiered decks and luxurious cabanas; and Pelican Hill Golf Club with 36 dramatic holes by Tom Fazio, nearly all with ocean panoramas. A Five-Star, Five-Diamond destination, Pelican Hill has earned acclaim as the 2012 Grand Resort selected by Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report; as Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards Top Southern California Resort (2013 & 2012), Top U.S. Resort (2011), Top-Rated Golf Resort Worldwide (2012) and Top-Rated California Resort Spa (2012); in Travel + Leisure's "Top 100" World's Best Hotels (2011 Readers' Poll), and with two courses ranked among Golf Digest's America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses (2011). ... more   less 
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