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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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Park City, Utah
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took my family here for a trip in March and it was excellent. They were able to accommodate all of our requests and then some. We had a great view of the ocean from our room. Understand, this property is NOT on the ocean so your not going to have a beachfront view but some rooms have a much better... More

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New Orleans
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Travelled 4th of July week and stayed 7 days at this property. Two Couples. First the property was just spectacular. We stayed in a bungalow with a really attractive ocean view. No...the property does not sit directly on the ocean/beach, but the views are stunning and the proximity to the beach and the beauty and views from the grounds make... More

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Lenexa, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've stayed here 3 or 4 times and are always amazed at the welcome we receive. The rooms are incredible and the staff wonderful! The views are awesome from the golf course and the banquet food is incredible!

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Los angeles
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Worst service we've ever experienced. We are seasoned travelers and have stayed at many wonderful resorts. Pelican hill staff is simply Unattentive and Unprofessional from front desk to hospitality services. Disappointing for $500+ night. Not even close to the same stratosphere as hotels such as Four seasons or Mandarin Oriental etc. We do NOT recommend staying here; the service is... More

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Illinois, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful property with amazing views from our Villa! The resort staff, from shuttle drivers to our personal Butler, were professional, attentive and very friendly. The problems, unfortunately, were many. Since our family was staying for a month, eating every meal "out" was not on the agenda. The "fully equipped" kitchen was lacking in pans, utensils, dishes and glasses which made... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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27 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I spent 3 days at the Resort at Pelican Hill last month and were very impressed with their high level of service and outstanding food service at all locations. We stayed in the Villa's and found the comfort level similar to that of a five-star hotel(except one aspect). The spa was excellent as my husband had a... More

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

We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback about your recent visit to Pelican Hill. I am delighted to read about the overall level of service you experienced during your stay, and will certainly share your gracious comments with the staff members you mentioned by name. At Pelican Hill, it is our mission to deliver Five-Star service to... More

North Bend, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While you're in the Newport Beach, CA area this resort is definitely worth a visit. The pool side restaurant is simply outstanding. Sit outside and enjoy the view if possible. Since this place is probably 5 stars you would expect the service to be great and you will not be disappointed. We have gone there for a breakfast and it's... More

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

Thank you for sharing your feedback about your recent experience. I am pleased to read about your dining experience at Coliseum Pool & Grill. I appreciate the feedback you provided in regard to receiving your bill and will personally share these comments with our restaurant staff. I hope to welcome you back to our Tuscan seaside village soon. Kind regards,... More

Scottsdale
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is absolutely amazing. Every detail is thought of. We loved the pool, the beautiful view from our room, the beach shuttle and the well appointed spa along with the very professional and gifted spa staff. All resort staff is so attentive, friendly and goes above and beyond to make their guests feel welcome. I will definitely be back... More

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

We appreciate you taking the time to post your thoughts about your recent visit to Pelican Hill. While I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed our amenities, Spa facilities and attentive staff, I have taken the opportunity to personally share your comments about your experience in our retail shop with our retail management. We hope to see you at... More

Bay Area, CA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
57 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Made a reservation for a weeknight stay at this 2014 Forbes 5 Diamond Resort and Conde Nast's #1 Resort in the US. The resort is owned by the controversial The Irvine Company with a nightly rate of $425/night for an Ocean Facing Bungalow at 847 sq feet. Checking in with the valets was friendly and helpful. The check-in agent at... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent stay with us. I’m delighted to read that you enjoyed the oceanview terrace and room service, but I am disappointed that your overall service experience was less than perfect. Please know that I have followed up with the management teams of each department you mentioned to ensure... More

New York, NY
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having previously stayed at and favorably reviewed Pelican Hill, it was a privilege to return to the property nearly three years later. For this stay we were joined by grandparents and young children and elected a Villa accommodation rather than a bungalow. My comments will focus on the differentiating factors from this visit vs. prior stay. Please read my prior... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your detailed thoughts with us. I am pleased to read that you and your family enjoyed your Villa accommodations, as well as the service you experienced by our staff. I have personally passed along my gratitude to the staff members you graciously referenced by name. I am disappointed to read about the... 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 Luxury Hotel in Newport Beach #1 Business Hotel in Newport Beach #2 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach #2 Spa Hotel in Newport Beach #2 On the Beach 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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