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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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Spicewood, Texas
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159 reviews 159 reviews
17 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Resort at Pelican Hill is spectacular. The staff is the very best in service and friendliness. We played both the north and south course which were both magnificent but I would not recommend either for beginners. All the restaurants were wonderful. The pool and Spa were relaxing and we highly recommend treating yourself to a massage. It was the... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful setting but the service is lacking. On our first day it took 45 minutes for anyone to ask if we needed anything by the pool. My friend is a travel agent and told them if this was going to be the type of service we were going to get then we were checking out!! They hopped... More

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a few days because we had read great things about it. Overall we really liked it but it was very diffrent from any other resort especially the Ritz at Laguna where we have stayed before. First of all, you almost don't feel like you are in a hotel or a resort but are at the condo... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the resort a few nights ago and we booked a package that included "Spa Cuisine Lunch for two (2) at The Spa at Pelican Hill " We checked in around 3 and had a couples massage at 5:30. The following day we went to the Spa for our lunch but were told that we could not dine... More

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PelicanHillResort, General Manager at The Resort at Pelican Hill, responded to this review

Mark, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent experience. Your sincere feedback is appreciated, as we strive to provide the highest levels of service and exceed our guests’ expectations. I apologize for the confusion you experienced about what was included in the Spa lunch. I have taken the time to personally follow up with... More

Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Please do yourself and your family a favor and stay out of this Hotel! I spend the weekend there with my family and spend over 2 grand on room and food and it was the worst experience of my life! The management there is terrible, the people who work there are unhelpful and a bunch of liers! We got items... More

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PelicanHillResort, Manager at The Resort at Pelican Hill, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback about your recent experience with us. I understand your disappointment and am sorry to read about the unfortunate experiences described here. I apologize that your experience fell short of your expectations and our goals. The safety and security of all guests and staff is Pelican Hill’s top priority. We interviewed the housekeeping staff and... More

Las angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family stayed at the pelican hill resort for four nights and we absolutely loved it! Everything is beautiful and very well displayed. However, It is hard not to order food and drinks by the pool and at the resort restaurants, which seems to add up very quickly. Everything is very highly priced, and after just two fruity drinks by... More

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PelicanHillResort, General Manager at The Resort at Pelican Hill, responded to this review

I am delighted to learn that you and your family loved your recent trip to Pelican Hill, and appreciate you sharing your thoughtful comments about the food, pool and service. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Giuseppe Lama Managing Director The Resort at Pelican Hill More

los angeles
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181 reviews 181 reviews
61 hotel reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoy the general location of this hotel. The rooms are large and well-appointed. The property is near the coast but not a walk down to the beach. There are shuttlees every hour.. There is an enormous pool with good pool service. Bkfst was great, albeit expensive for the buffet at $55 per person. Dinner at Colliseum was beautifull... More

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PelicanHillResort, General Manager at The Resort at Pelican Hill, responded to this review

We are thankful for your numerous visits to Pelican Hill, and appreciate you taking the time to post your feedback about your most recent stay. While I am pleased to read about your consistent enjoyment of your accommodations, as well as your time at the Coliseum Pool, Andrea and the Spa, I am disappointed to learn that your dining experience... More

San Diego, California
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9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW!! I had family visiting from the east coast and we traveled from San Diego to Catalina for the day. I'm not familiar with Newport so I asked a friend who lives in Newport to recommend a nice place for dinner with a great view for our guests. My family was blown away. From the moment we pulled up to... More

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PelicanHillResort, General Manager at The Resort at Pelican Hill, responded to this review

Kara, I am pleased that you enjoyed your experience at Coliseum Pool & Grill with your family. It is our mission to provide every guest with Five-Star service, and I am delighted that this was reflected in your short visit here. We look forward to welcoming you and your husband for a weekend at our Tuscan seaside village. Kind regards,... More

Reno, Nevada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up in Hawaii and was privileged to visit many of the exclusive resorts on the Islands. The facilities, staff and amenities at Pelican Hill are among the best I have ever experienced. The view of the Newport Coasts from our room was excellent and made morning coffee a joy. I highly recommend the massage, it is an excellent... More

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PelicanHillResort, General Manager at The Resort at Pelican Hill, responded to this review

Rich, Thank you for sharing your gracious feedback about Pelican Hill. I am delighted to read how much you enjoyed the Resort’s facilities, staff, amenities and spa treatment, and have taken the time to thank our entire staff for making your experience excellent. Kind regards, Giuseppe Lama Managing Director The Resort at Pelican Hill More

Las Vegas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a brief mother-daughter sojourn at Pelican Hill. There are no rooms in the main building - all rooms are bungalows or villas, and the word bungalow doesn't do them justice. We stayed in a bungalow guest room with a distant view of the ocean from the terrace. The room was gorgeous - two large Queen beds, desk... More

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PelicanHillResort, General Manager at The Resort at Pelican Hill, responded to this review

Janice, I am delighted to read how much you enjoyed your recent mother-daughter trip to Pelican Hill, and appreciate you taking the time to post your gracious comments. I am pleased that your experience exceeded your expectations, and personally passed along my gratitude to Shaylin in Concierge for assisting you with your Pageant of the Masters tickets. We hope 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*
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Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#1 Business Hotel in Newport Beach #1 Luxury Hotel in Newport Beach #2 On the Beach Hotel in Newport Beach #2 Spa Hotel in Newport Beach #2 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
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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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