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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles CA
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94 reviews 94 reviews
80 hotel reviews
444 helpful votes 444 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed a 2-night pre-holiday staycation here, booked kind of last-minute thanks to an online flash sale. I was familiar with this resort, but this was our first stay. First off, be aware the resort is situated in the hills above the ocean, not directly adjacent. Ocean views are thus on the horizon, not unlike those at the St. Regis... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pros: beautiful property, great views of ocean from villa, villa nicely appointed, washer/dryer available in villa garage, multiple beautiful vanishing edge pools, convenient location between Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, 25 minute drive to Orange County airport. Cons: many staff do not speak English and communication is difficult, housekeeping staff are lazy, do a poor job cleaning and fail to... More 

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Akron, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had the opportunity to stay at this resort as part of a business conference. What a treat! It even made sitting through endless presentations enjoyable. The staff is excellent and everyone seems truly interested in helping you enjoy your stay. If you can think it, they can probably provide it. The rooms are luxurious and the villas are unbelievable. I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited pelican hill for 5 nights . Stayed in a bungalow. Everything was brilliant. The staff were attentive and effective the room was nice with a separate large bath a large shower. The room was quiet had a fire place. The view was not great as I was in 210 and obscured by lower villas but that did not... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This resort is excellent, truly a gorgeous facility in every way. The suites are beautifully and comfortably furnished, and our ocean-view terrace was large and had a splendid view of Catalina. We tried all the restaurants several times. The food was great, and with just one exception, the service was fast. It is located in the hills set back a... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So, I've been to this property a few times, along with many other 5 star / 5 diamond properties. Every time I come to Pelican Hill one of my "life mantras" enters my head as pass under the impressive arches guarding the resort that seem to resemble the what I imagine the gates of heaven to look like. - In... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've stayed here on three occasions: my last 2 birthdays (in October) and Mother's Day...beautiful and relaxing! Just love the bungalow type accommodations with parking (free!) nearby. The views are spectacular, varied dining options (note to Montage--get with it, you need a snack cafe on your property--Pelican Hill, St. Regis and the Ritz-Carlton all offer them) and the best spa... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 7 nights at Pelican Hill over New Years this year. I brought my family. We had two rooms. When we walked in the lobby, we were so impressed. It was beautiful, tasteful and the view out the back was spectacular. We did get there early and attempted to check in. They told us at the desk that we... More 

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Irvine, California
2 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our second stay overnight and we've been there many times for meals, pool, etc as we are locals. After reading many reviews in the past, it seems that the service is what's complained about often, and I would have to agree. The physical aspect of Pelican is undeniably beautiful. It's going to be pricey so I have no... 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 post your candid thoughts. I sincerely regret that your experience fell short of your expectations and our goals. In following up on the details you described here, I learned that our Front Office Supervisor has already reached out to you directly to discuss your concerns. Please know that we appreciate your thoughtful feedback... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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49 reviews 49 reviews
43 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have spent 5 nights in this hotel during my vacation in California. I have stayed in the four bedrooms villa, which has an ocean view, spacious and meticulously clean. What I liked about this hotel that its feels more like an upscale neighborhood rather than a conventional hotel.

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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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Also Known As:
Pelican Hill Hotel Newport Beach
Hotel At Pelican Hill
At Pelican Hill Hotel
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#1 Business Hotel in Newport Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Newport Beach
#2 Luxury Hotel in Newport Beach
#2 Spa Hotel in Newport Beach

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