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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
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Des Moines, Iowa
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83 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Amazing Resort/Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

This is by far one of the best resorts in the country. Beautiful buildings, land, view, amazing food. The rooms are lavish and very comfortable.

Room Tip: Most rooms are bungalow's. The have every amenity and are spacious. They will pick you up from y...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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channel islands
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53 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

We stayed last summer and we're booked to stay in the villas but did not like how far away they felt to everything so moved to the bungalows and loved it . The rooms or I should say suites are all amazing we had one with lounge and extra bathroom which accommodated our family very well . The main pool is wonderful service we found to be very good despite some negative reviews food was fantastic I don't really know what benefit we would have felt by the villas as even though they have another pool and restaurant /bar I did not think it was anywhere as lovely to sit by as the main pool . Fab people watching as it is situated in a very affluent area so the bar drawing room was great to be in the evening . Good gym great spa beautiful area close to Disney ! all in all one of our favourite hotels in the world are planning to return next summer would be back this summer but are of on safari .

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bogota, Colombia
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

I enjoyed every minute of my week long stay at the Pelican Resort. It was absolutely great.

Room Tip: Make sure you get a bungalow with sea view.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Costa Mesa, California
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

This place is simply amazing!

You will feel like royalty from the second you walk into the building to the time you check out. I went to Pelican on a business trip and loved every minute of it.

Make sure you visit the pool, and spa facilities. Jacuzzi, Sauna, and steam room were epic, and the cucumber water was to die for. I must have had 8 cups of it just in an hour.

We had our farewell dinner on the deck overlooking the ocean and pool; the views are/were fantastic. My favorite part of the room was the bathroom because of the deep bath tub, and the fact that every room is like a bungalow made you feel like you weren’t at a hotel at all. The rooms were comfortable and spacious, and the bed was so soft and comfortable that I had to buy the mattress pad for my own bed lol.

You will not be disappointed with this resort, the views alone are worth the price of the rooms.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

A brit abroad - different views perhaps than the "locals". Its 5 star 5***** all the way, nothing is too much trouble, the courtesy cars from the villas are brand new escolades (sp?) and they arrive in a instant. Food so far has been nothing short of awesome, the service 9 star, the butlers amazing and its raining - imagine how good this place might be in the sun.
We are in the North Villa 506, a gentle jog (if you can be assed) to the club house, a view overlooking the sea and as quiet as quiet can be. Nice 2 bedroom, beautiful bathrooms, gorgeous sitting area, great kitchen (I'm a chef) and awesome TV/Hi-Fi.
we are a family of 1 kid (13) and me and the wife.We are booking for next year....

Room Tip: We stayed in a villa - number 506 - beautiful.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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knoxville, tn
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

This is a magnificent place to stay. We loved it! We were blown away by the view from our villa! It was spectacular...fire place in the living room and the bedroom. Terrific bathroom off the master, as well as a second full bath with shower off the living room. I would have given this 5 stars, had it not been for the food. We thought it was a little lacking for such a nice resort. The last morning there, a simple pancake breakfast with coffee was $35 with tip. Our business dinner was

Room Tip: FANTASTIC ROOM! Great service throughout the property! Restaurants,House Keeping, and the Spa.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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los angeles
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We spent a weekend here. The suite was lovely. There was a problem with the heat not working in the livingroom area, but they fixed it for us. The food was excellent in all the restaurants, including room service. All the staff was friendly and helpful. The beds are a delight! The massage therapist was amazing. Perfection.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Newport Beach
#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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Resort at Pelican Hill 5*
Number of rooms: 332
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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