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Toulouse, France
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went there for business. Fantastic venue, ideal for golfers. The venue is perfect for receiving large groups, i.e. seminars. Quality of food & service is exceptional. Only downside, is that hotel is not at walking distance from beach or shops...

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Had a reservation through Amex last night that needed to be cancelled due to ALL flights into southern California being cancelled due to the rainstorms. Obviously, this was beyond our control and we were disappointed that we needed to cancel the reservation but there were circumstances beyond our control. I called the hotel to inform them and to see if...

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Brookline, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The weather may not have been ideal the week we were there but the resort made our time memorable. The staff is warm attentive and genuinely interested in insuring they exceed your expectations. The spa service are unique with excellent therapists. Restaurants are universally great. Special kudos to the sous chef at Pelican Grill - if you can try his...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The bungalow rooms are large with a fireplace plus a nice private balcony. The bathrooms are spacious. Service is ok to good but not truly superb. Where I have a problem is Pelican Hill bills itself as a beach resort but it is not. The beach is a 20 minute walk away. You cannot even walk through the resort and...

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Los Angeles, California, United States
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of our favorite weekend get-away resorts. A easy drive from Los Angeles to escape the hustle and bustle. Once there, we simply stay put and enjoy the elegant spacious room, beautiful grounds, and gorgeous pool. This is truly a lover's paradise and we can't wait for our annual spring anniversary to experience it all over again.

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Sitka, Alaska
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We arrived at the hotel very late. Some how we got lucky enough to get upgraded. This hotel is amazing. We had our own private ocean view villa. I don't have enough good things to say about the service of this resort. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. I will be back!

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Briarcliff Manor
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mediterranen style architecture, high ceilings, light colors, stone and light wood help to make this resort extremely beautiful. Not to mention the wonderful location.We stayed in a bungalow with ocean views. It was a very large room with a vaulted ceiling, sitting area, huge bathroom, entry hall and a private patio with a table and chairs and chaise lounges. The...

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deep south
Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, as others have noted this is one jaw-droppingly beautiful campus. The grounds are lovingly maintained and the views are impressive. We stayed in a three bedroom villa for five nights. The space was very comfortable and the furnishings were in good condition. One of the first things I noticed was that although six Nespresso pods had been...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not a five star resort, more like a three star. Absolutely no attention to detail. Rooms not cleaned till late, food service very slow, marketing materials not accurate. It was a very disappointing stay.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, and I apologize that your recent stay at Pelican Hill didn’t reflect the Five-Star service or attention to detail we aim to provide every guest. I’m disappointed in the housekeeping delays and slow food service you experienced and understand your frustration with any marketing inaccuracies. I’d like to...

Briarcliff Manor, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bungalows are magnificent with views of the Pacific Ocean. Nice high ceilings, Well appointed. The restaurant within the resort is very good. We enjoyed a very nice meal with live background music. Staff is very attentive and nice. The golf course looks amazing however I did not get a chance to enjoy it. They provide a shuttle to the beach...

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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: $518 - $1,682 (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
At Pelican Hill Hotel
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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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“Go for the villas!”
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“Ask for an ocean view suite or bungalow.”
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“Level 400 suites have an ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles Brian_Nelligan, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“The 3 bedroom villas are on the golf course and have the best views.”
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“Sea view villa”
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