My husband and I just returned from five nights here, and we loved this resort. My husband is an architecture buff and has very exacting standards. The Italian country design was beautiful, and the resort is kept immaculately. The pool, gym and spa are all first-rate.
Only complaints, and they are small:
We thought the Andrea restaurant was excellent but not extraordinary. We live in Manhattan so perhaps we are too picky.
Also, the reservation staff is not well trained. They had difficulty in making date changes and answering pretty basic questions.
Finally, we were glad we got the Bungalow and Breakfast package. Breakfast delivered to our room was still very expensive ($100/two before the package discount) even with this package.
But we are dreaming of returning, perhaps with our children and grandchildren if we can afford the bill!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Pelican Hill Hotel Newport Beach
- Hotel At Pelican Hill
- At Pelican Hill Hotel