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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a shame that this hotel isn't on any of the top 50 in the world lists. This is truly a great hotel and never disappoints. The little touches are nice...like the way they toast your bread in your room for you. The coliseum pool is truly a sight and the two golf courses are some of the most scenic... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided to visit The Resort at Pelican HIll this past Labor Day weekend as a family to get some beach time in before the end of summer. We have vacationed at many great places as a family, like the Four Seasons Maui, Nevis, Punta Mita, and regularly visit the One and Only Palmilla. This resort turned out to be... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This property is one of the most beautiful resorts we have ever visited. My family and I have traveled to many beautiful destinations, and always enjoy visiting new places, but this resort at Pelican Hill is one that we look forward to visiting again. My wife and I were traveling with family and friends and an 18-month baby so we... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is my first stay at the Pelican Hill Hotel and it was a comfortable one. The location of the hotel on top of the hill allowed residents to have a nice view of the ocean and the surrounding property which was a very nice in the morning. So if you enjoy daily morning walks or jogs then you're in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely view. nice room. did not use the facilities much but used more as a luxury base from which to explore. note that we called and were quoted about $100 more than the hotels.com price... we were treated very well on arrival. nicely looked after. made to feel very welcome. there were quite a few single male golfers some of... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Last minute booking , arrived mid morning , the front desk went out of their way to help us get into our room early , in the meantime , we relaxed around the most amazing pool ! The room was impeccable, with an incredible sea view , the children were so happy ! The in room dining was expensive ,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We asked for an early check in but our room was not even ready ay the guaranteed time of check in. Given that we were checking out early it seemed like a fair request. We ended up going to the desk 3 times to inquire about the room status and we kept being told it was almost ready for over... More

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

I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. I apologize for the delay in your check-in time and regret that your request could not be accommodated, due to the heightened demand during the busy season. Please know that our staff made every effort to expedite the cleaning and inspection of your accommodation. I have personally addressed your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely resort! The property was immaculate and our 3-bedroom villa was to die for! We used the American Express Fine Hotels/ Resorts benefit and stayed here for 2 days for a wedding. The website doesn't do this place justice. It is beautiful, even if you're not into golfing. The swimming pool was great and having your own butler was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband needed to stay at Pelican Hill for 6 days for a work-related conference, and my 3 children and I decided to join him. We booked a standard bungalow, which was about 700 square feet. It comfortably fit 2 queen beds and a roll-away with room to work at the desk and play on the floor! The bathroom was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the bungalows and loved it. The bathroom is wonderful, and large. The only thing I will say is the lighting in the bathroom could be brighter. The bed was very comfortable. The property overall is wonderful. The pool is massive. We ate dinner at Andreas and the food was extremely good. Very unique and flavorful. This is... 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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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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