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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in a beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath villa for 2 days in January 2017. The villas are very nice and have all the amenities you need for a short or long term visit. The villas come with a butler, but we only saw him one time during our stay. All the staff at Pelican Hill are very...

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Sol de Mallorca
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is a beautiful property managed as 3 stars hotel !!! What a frustration to check in January 1st for booking made long in advance and waiting for my sea view room from 5.00pm to 7.15pm !!!! Do you think the management did care about my disappointment ? Not at all !!!! This is Pelican Hills management ... For the...

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Pelican_Hill_Resort, President, Irvine Company Resort Properties at The Resort at Pelican Hill, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your recent experience while visiting with us earlier in the month. I am truly disappointed that we failed to provide you an appropriate check-in, but can absolutely assure you that taking care of our guests is our highest mission and not just a beautiful place. I would like to have our Rooms Manager connect with you...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nowadays there seems to be confusion as to what a 5 star place is. This is a 5 star place! The upgraded rooms are worth it (mind you I upgraded to an ocean view but keep in mind the ocean is pretty far away... ), and all the extra touches make this place just wonderful. I didnt eat at any...

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Tampa, Florida, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Resort at Pelican Hill is a posh, upscale expansive resort with views of the Pacific ocean. It's expensive and device with one exception was top notch. My room was large and comfortable with good and convenient outlets. Amenities are nice and large. In room coffee service included. My negative experience was checking out I told the bellman I was expected...

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Washington, DC
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at Pelican Hill for the final leg of a two-part babymoon (the last trip as a couple before a baby is born, if you're not familiar with the term). The resort is as-promised--grandiose, with sweeping views of the Pacific and an immaculate golf course. Sunset by the swimming pool is a thing to behold. The...

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San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Reviewed 1 week ago

The entire property is gorgeous and beautifully maintained. The views of the ocean, especially on a sunny day, are perfect. We enjoyed our stay and especially appreciated the excellent service throughout. We requested an early check-in due to our flight arrival time, and the front desk staff were very helpful in trying to accommodate our request. The servers at the...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed there for a family vacation. What a perfect SoCal experience. The resort has wonderful views of the pacific ocean, and set on rolling Newport Beach mountains. The pool is expansive (but too much/not enough chlorine? My eyes were itchy and red afterwards). The bar service at the bar is good, but the pool service leaves a lot to be...

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in LA and, from time-to-time, like to get away from the city. The Resort at Pelican Hill is a perfect break. It's about a 1 to 1 1/2 hour drive from LA, located between Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. The property, the rooms, and the service are all top notch, and we actually feel like we've had a...

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los angeles
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just returned from a lovely weekend at the Resort at Pelican Hill, celebrating the New Year with family. From the moment we arrived at this gorgeous resort we were blown away by the views from the terrace...it truly looks like you are in the midst of Tuscany. Check-in with the lovely and knowledgeable Jackie at the front desk was...

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Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to some very luxurious resorts, but I am not sure I have been to one with this level of perfection in the overall quality of the common areas, grounds, pool, and rooms. Every blade of grass, every sidewalk seems like it has received individual attention. A few highlights...the clubhouse commands a spectacular ocean view and looks like...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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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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Address: 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2008
Location: United States > California > Orange County > Newport Beach
Price Range: $445 - $1,381 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Resort at Pelican Hill 5*
Number of rooms: 332
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Pelican Hill Hotel Newport Beach
Hotel At Pelican Hill
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#1 Business Hotel in Newport Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Newport Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
#4 Luxury Hotel in Newport Beach
#4 Spa Hotel in Newport Beach
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“book a villa...it's worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles clarissan2013, 1 week ago | Read review
“The bungalows overlooking the ocean are exceptional. Ask for a bungalow in the 400's to be nearest to the sea.”
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 of 5 bubbles JHBKSB, Nov 27, 2016 | Read review
“verify your room location if you are unable/unwilling to walk up hills to get around the property.”
 of 5 bubbles PermaJetLag, Nov 27, 2016 | Read review
“Ocean view is not ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles clips05, Nov 16, 2016 | Read review
“The beach front villas are tucked away and quiet with a spectacular view.”
 of 5 bubbles MrsW93, Nov 10, 2016 | Read review
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