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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 #2 of 17 hotels in Newport Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012
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Omaha, Nebraska
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Wonderful place to stay. I was upgraded to an ocean view for NO charge and felt that the staff was very attentive. It was great service from check in to check out. I loved to just hang out by the pool and do nothing. I will be coming back in the summer!

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Beverly Hills
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

We stayed just 1 night for new years. Amazing staff and facilities. My son is already begging to go back. Beautiful full size crib and baby soaps etc for him. Pool staff really great. Free wifi but $10 for a tiny bag of coffee really sucks. I read other reviews so I took my own coffee and was good to... More

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St. Louis, MO
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

For those who want the best! From check in to check out the well trained staff make sure you are well taken care of. The staff seem to genuinely care about your welfare. Highly recommended.

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orange county, ca
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

I have been coming to Peilican Hill to eat since it first opened. I live locally, so it took until December 2011 to actually stay here. I decided to surprise my husband with a overnight getaway. I expected A LOT from this hotel room based on the quality of the rest of the hotel. We were upgraded to an ocean... More

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162 reviews 162 reviews
40 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

stayed here with family for christmas weekend. we had 9 people and got the 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom villa. the villa was very clean and organized. each room has a flatscreen TV and the living room and kitchen area is huge. each villa had a patio with a glass fence overlooking the ocean north course. we played a round of golf christmas... More

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Sydney, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

We were blown away by this resort. Absolute luxury. Beautiful architecture / gardens. We stayed in a four bedroom villa (No 823) just before Christmas. We actually used it as a base to visit Disneyland which is 20 minutes up the road, and only wished we had spent more time at the hotel itself ! The hotel resort itself is... More

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 hotel reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

The Pelican Hill property is an oasis. Reminds me of my time in Italy. Immaculate grounds and top notch service. Check in was a breeze with Brandon at the helm. My Bungalow was upgraded, with a gorgeous view of the Pacific. It was situated in a nice courtyard with a fountain. Although, the resort was at a high capacity it... More

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Los Angeles
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

The resort is open and has amazing views. The rooms are big and cozy, with a fireplace. The staff are there to make your stay perfect and it was.

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Rancho Santa Fe, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

We normally stay at Bacara or the Ritz for a quick weekend get a way, but this time we heard so much about PHR that we had to give it a try. PHR was by far the nicest of the 2 by leaps and bounds. My wife and I stayed two nights to celebrate her birthday. We booked the smallest... More

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Newport Beach, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

Pelican Hill is just down the street from where I live but when I stay there it feels like I am far away from home. The Villas are beautiful and private. The pool, cabanas, gym, bar and restaurant at the villa's are nice and quite. The staff will accommodate any needs you may have. This is the perfect getaway for... 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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