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The Resort at Pelican Hill

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA 92657
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Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have stayed at Pelican for many years. The resort has definately gone down hill. I even looked the resort up online to see if there was an ownership change. They must have made some significant budget cuts. It shows. Here are the issues: 1. They blatantly lied about available American Express room upgrades. I booked $1000 a night 3... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The property, the view, the public spaces, the rooms are all big and grand. The service is attentive. The location is great for exploring Orange County. Food is good. Recommened For a getaway for several days.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Two words to describe this place: beautiful & exquisite. We had the good fortune of attending a friend's wedding here, and wow, what an experience! We stayed 2 nights in a 2 bedroom villa and by far this is the nicest resort we've ever stayed at. The ONLY criticism I have is that they charge for the in-room gourmet coffee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

up on a cliff overlooking the CRYSTAL COVE STATE PARK, a must go for those seeking excellent service, beauty , options, golf, pool, views. This is not the hub bub place like other other hotel/resorts in the area. Don think see and be seen. Think, relax, unwind. Walked on the beach everyday amongst the beautiful state beach park and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pelican Hill is simply incredible. The resort is spread out in an arc overlooking the Pacific Ocean and has to have one of the most spectacular views and settings in the continental US. It patterns itself after a luxurious Tuscan seaside resort and succeeds on every level. Everything is high end, including the price, but not over the top or... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed there in the villa for small classmates reunion. The villa offers basic supplies (milk, cereal, plates...) and for the first run, it's free. The coffee machine is out of order which made the coffee tastes like water. The wifi was really slow during daytime but fast after midnight. The villa comes with 4 bedroom. One is twin beds,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience! From check-in to departure, our stay at Pelican Hill could not have been more perfect. The bungalow room we stayed in was spacious and kept very clean. We dined at The Grill and Andreas, and both were fantastic. Finally, every member of the staff we encountered was courteous, welcoming and warm. What a place! We will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pamper yourself at the finest resort in North America! Imagine a five-star resort with breathtaking ocean views In Newport Beach California... World-class accommodations, Five star dining, The ultimate spa experience, Challenging golf with breathtaking ocean views, Private butlers to chauffeur you around this authentic Tuscan Italian themed resort! And a personal concierge to attend to every need and desire that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an extraordinary hotel even if you do not play golf. There are lots of hiking trails, walking distance to beautiful beaches and ocean and terrific food. The restaurant Andrea has wonderful fresh pasta and the risotto melts in your mouth. We stayed in bungalow 216. It has a balcony and ocean view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and stayed here back in 2012. This resort is amazing! The service and staff treat you like royalty. The ground and facilities were spotless. While we were there we went whale watching and enjoyed some of the great dining in the area like Mastros. I highly recommend if you ever get the opportunity to visit this place to... More 

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Address: 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA 92657
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Newport Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Resort at Pelican Hill 5*
Number of rooms: 332
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