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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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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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Reno, Nevada
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the opportunity to stay at Pelican Hill in October. The weather was perfect and the resort equally so. Although the reception lacked a warm and fuzzy feeling they were excellent in service. I was fortunate to stay in a 2 bedroom villa on the top floor with an amazing view. Although my villa was a distance away from... More

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

Thank you for providing your feedback about your recent visit to Pelican Hill. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your Villa accommodations and dining experiences, and hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, Giuseppe Lama Managing Director The Resort at Pelican Hill More

Park City, Utah
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8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

I am delighted that you enjoyed your family trip to Pelican Hill earlier this year. It is our aim to deliver Five-Star service to every guest, and I am pleased to read that this was reflected in your stay. We appreciate you posting your feedback, and hope to see you and your family back here soon. Kind regards, Giuseppe Lama... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

We appreciate you taking the time to post your thoughtful feedback here, in addition to the kind comments you posted on our Andrea, Pelican Grill, Pelican Hill Golf Club & Coliseum Pool & Grill review pages. I am pleased that you enjoyed your Bungalow accommodations, our Resort restaurants and service staff, and have personally shared your kudos with Danielle and... 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 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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