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22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2008
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 03/17/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 03/17/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 18 hotels in Newport Beach
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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).
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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Babysitting
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Plunge pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Boating
Golf course
Hiking
Aerobics
Bicycle tours
Patio
Walking tours
Nightclub / DJ
Kids club
Highchairs available
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Butler service
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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rl508 wrote a review Jun 15
Pasadena, California100 contributions99 helpful votes
Had a nice time here for our 5th visit (4th birthday celebration) to the Resort at Pelican Hill. We always book through Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts and the hotel does a good job of honoring the benefits. As always, we love the great views and spacious rooms (especially when they can upgrade us to one of the ocean view suites - this time they couldn’t as the property was fully booked). Most hotels we’ve stayed in had some sort of noise that prevented us from truly getting a good night’s rest. There’s always noise from the city, cars passing, neighbors (outside/upstairs/next door), or housekeeping. Here we almost always get an undisturbed nice quiet rest. Great covid protocols and clean rooms can be counted on as well as plenty of towels and bottled water. We were missing in room slippers but received some after requesting. In room dining was so-so this time. The food was always delivered hot and on time by courteous servers but everything in our dinner and breakfast was way too salty! My wife couldn’t finish her prawn entree and my burger was very salty too. Breakfast was also salty. Also, the auto sensing bathroom lights kept turning off every 15 seconds which got annoying during showers, baths, and general use. Otherwise, this is our go to hotel for big celebrations and hope to return again some time.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Terri H wrote a review Dec 2020
Los Angeles, United States9 contributions21 helpful votes
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My husband and I decided to splurge by spending a weekend at this incredible resort to celebrate our 23rd wedding anniversary. We were treated like royalty by every staff member we encountered from the front desk check-in to poolside employees to room service delivery person to the young lady who finalized our check-out bill. We even stopped while taking a walk to ask one of the housekeepers a question and she spent 5 minutes with us to make sure we had all our answers and shared interesting trivia about the property. Perhaps the jewel of the resort is the front office supervisor, Michael, who ensured we were happy with our room and sent us a nice bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries to celebrate our special day. The hotel oozes with top notch, best in class customer service from top to bottom and it made our experience unforgettable and longing for more. I also appreciated how extraordinarily clean and sanitized everything was from the bungalow room to the poolside chaise lounge. At no point did we ever feel like our health was in jeopardy by being at this property during this global pandemic. I have been singing the praises of this hotel to family and friends since our visit and hope to return one day when the spa and some of the other restaurants reopen. However, the dinner we ordered from room service was delicious! If you can afford this hotel, come often. If you can't, then put it on your bucket list. It is worth the experience!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: The 400 block offer views of the golf course.
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Response from Gerard Widder, General Manager at The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded Dec 15, 2020
Dear terrih421, We appreciate you choosing the Resort at Pelican Hill to celebrate your anniversary. Thank you! And I'm thrilled that you had an opportunity to enage with the various associates here who make this resort more than an incredible destination. Each of them have continued to exude kindness, patience, and care during this pandemic and I celebrate all of our team members for their commitment to the safety of our guests and of one another. We all look forward to welcoming more travelers to the resort in the coming months and we are busy preparing for your return. Thank you again for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We read all of this feedback and celebrate associates that are mentioned by name. Sincerely, Gerard Widder Managing Director
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Ady00024 wrote a review May 2021
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I paid for an ocean view room and from the pictures you can see was non existent just a bunch of overgrown trees. For $900 a night you would think you would get a beautiful view. Also was charged a $55 a night resort fee not sure for what because the spa is closed, no gym and no daily housekeeping. We were also promised a $100 dining credit at check in but was only given $43 at check out. The explanation was that it’s before taxes, gratuities and service fees which our dining bill was much more than that. I’ve stayed at the Ritz, the Ranch at Laguna, Montage and all have been excellent! This place was subpar to say the least.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Gerard Widder, General Manager at The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded 3 weeks ago
Ady, We're sorry that the room that you occupied didn't have the view that you had expected. We've continued to groom our trees by raising their canopies and trimming them responsibly. We also continue to offer more amenities as the state of California allows. Last week another another restaurant opened (Pelicah Grill), our gyms are open, and our spa is scheduled to open on June 15. Regardless, we regret that we didn't deliver upon your expectations and our Director of Rooms has reached out to you via private message to address with you. Sincerely, Gerard Widder
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144bdg wrote a review May 2021
Los Angeles, California48 contributions28 helpful votes
This was our first stay at a hotel since COVID began, and it was fantastic in every way. They take all the right precautions to make you feel safe. Outside of that, the property is beautiful, views amazing, every staff member we encountered was so friendly... they have it all put together. We were disappointed the nicer restaurants are still closed for dinner, but had a great breakfast and lunch at the Coliseum Grill. Can't wait to come back!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: Had an ocean view bungalow in the 100's. Can only imagine the view from the 400's is even...
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asharyal wrote a review Apr 2021
Los Angeles, California6 contributions5 helpful votes
Long overdue review - came here for 4 nights - it was so wonderful my wife and I tried to extend our stay (couldn't due to work issues) but we will be back. Have recommended this hotel to several friends, every one of them tell me how amazing it is. Definitely will be back!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Gerard Widder, General Manager at The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded May 13, 2021
We don't mind waiting for a review like this one 81ash. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We appreciate you telling your friends about this very special resort (along with a reminder that it's a short drive from LA!). I look forward to your return. Gerard
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PRICE RANGE
$540 - $1,499 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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United StatesCaliforniaOrange CountyNewport Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
332
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Resort at Pelican Hill
Which popular attractions are close to The Resort at Pelican Hill?
Nearby attractions include Heisler Park (4.4 miles), Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt (4.7 miles), and Crescent Bay Point Park (3.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Resort at Pelican Hill?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Resort at Pelican Hill?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Resort at Pelican Hill?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Resort at Pelican Hill?
Yes, a parking garage, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Resort at Pelican Hill?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nick's Laguna Beach, Gelato Paradiso, and Dolce Gelato.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Resort at Pelican Hill?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Resort at Pelican Hill have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Resort at Pelican Hill offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Resort at Pelican Hill?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Resort at Pelican Hill offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Resort at Pelican Hill?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Chinese, and Japanese.