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The Resort at Pelican Hill

5.0 of 5 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA 92657
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Canada, eh
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed a week at Pelican Hill. You need to know two things about this resort. One, it is simply one of the most luxurious, elegant and relaxing resorts you will ever visit. And two, you need to bring your chequebook because none of that comes cheaply. It's worth every penny, in my estimation. The resort is designed to look like... More

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5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Absolutely beautiful villa with amazing ocean view and butler service. Great transportation to spa, restaurants, beach and shopping mall. Excellent restaurants and beautiful facilities. Friendly and helpful staff.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Imagine luxury is defined as a 10 on the 1 to 10 scale. The 1 is a Motel 6 in Chico, California, roadside and the 10 is the rare air. Pelican Hill is an 11. Yes, it is expensive and even a bit over the top but damn, this is a special place setting. The two golf courses are just... More

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You will find a paradise if you have the chance to stay at the Pelican Villas. The staff is very personable and attentive. Our Butler did offer us many suggestions for dining and we loved the recommendations. My family received a great tour of the property and we had a chance to meet the General Manager - Mr. Nikolay who... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Enjoyed the most wonderful experience while staying at the Villas at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach. Incredible rooms with the utmost in detail and luxury. Be sure to reserve the upper villas for the best ocean views.

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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our fourth time at this property in Newport Coast, and sitting on the patio of the South Villas, amidst the gabled imported terracotta roof-tops, which face the ocean and the golf course, the review is writing itself. This property is expansive. The hotel surrounds the world's largest circular pool; the villas have their own smaller private pools. The... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was preparing for some uneven service here after reading the reviews on tripadvisor but i must say that this property absolutely blew me away! as you approach the resort from the pacific coast highway, you will be in awe of the details they spent from the cypress trees to the aquaduct entrance structure to replicate the tuscan feel. The... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is truly fantastic. We stayed in a villa for my best friend's wedding. The accommodations what you would expect for a villa at this price. Nice big patio with views of the coast located about a mile from the beach. The bathrooms are very large and modern. The catered lunch was great, I loved the big cookies! We... More

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have tried to alter my initial review twice with no success. I should review Trip Advisor. Anyway, in an earlier review, I pointed out that the resort would not work with me on extending a deposit on room nights to a later date (late cancellation) due to a sudden sickness. Well, they did extend the deposit and the trip... More

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Oak Glen, California, United States
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually plan our getaways, and this one was no different. We reviewed the hotel's website, right down to the floor plans, and we made a reservation more than a month ahead of time for an "Ocean View Bungalow Suite." When we arrived the desk clerk said, "congratulations; you have been upgraded to a North Villa 2 bedroom suite." "Is... More

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

James, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments about your recent visit. I understand your disappointment and sincerely apologize for the inconveniences you encountered during check-in. Please know that I have personally followed up with our team to address your feedback. We appreciate your candid thoughts and kindly request an opportunity to speak with you personally to... More

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  • Room service(13)
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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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Pelican Hill Hotel Newport Beach
Hotel At Pelican Hill
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