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The Resort at Pelican Hill
Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
California
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226 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“The BEST!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

This is the best hotel in which I have had the privilege to stay. That is saying a lot as I travel quite a bit. Dining here is no ordinary experience and the rooms (bungalow) are truly superior in terms of location, furnishings, appointments and size. The grounds are equally manicured and beautiful. The service was excellent and we had requested an early checkin and our room was ready as we requested. As I didn't pay the bill (I was at a business meeting) I cannot comment on the cost of the visit. I would certainly return if given the opportunity.

Room Tip: Most rooms have a view of the water. Select a bungalow with a view.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

During my stay at pelican hill, here is the good, and the bad.

GOOD
pretty resort roman arkitecture, room 104 large well appointed with wonderful beds, bathroom was impeccible with deep tub. Large patio with lighting. Room spotless and clean. Colosium grill good, pool large saltwater, nice grounds. quite peaceful. Staff was great. Nicley treated. can't wait to return.


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had to leave.



Can't wait to return, would highly reccomend to anyone.

Room Tip: Get and ocean view room, much better view.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

This property is stunning. The views of the ocean, sunset and Catalina island are breathtaking. The service is phenomenal. The rooms are quite large and tastefully decorated with a gas fireplace in every room. The bathrroms are extremely spacious. I was made to feel like a queen. The food was so good - top quality and prepared to perfection! A must for everyone's bucket list!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

Everything about this resort is outstanding -- the grounds, staff, lodging, etc.

All of our needs and whims were cared for during the five days we spent in a villa. Can't say enough good things about the staff. The perfect place for a family or friends getaway.

Room Tip: Go for the 3 and 4-bedroom villas.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

Just got back from a four-night stay at Pelican Hill and loved every minute of it. Once a year I meet up with four college girlfriends for our annual girls trip. We have stayed at some posh places across the country and Pelican Hill ranks right up there with the best. We stayed in a Villa, which proved to be a fabulous two bedroom suite. The service was impeccable, the pools are fabulous and the spa was top notch. We enjoyed our dinner at the Grill but will say dinner at Andrea was slightly disappointing. Laguna Beach and Newport Beach are quick drives away. Would retrun to Pelican Hill in a heartbeat!

Room Tip: If you want an ocean view Villa, be sure to ask for one. Some Villas are across the street.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 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 (per night): $678 - $2,252
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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