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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 12/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 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
Paid private parking on-site
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
Golf course
Aerobics
Bicycle tours
Evening entertainment
Patio
Walking tours
Nightclub / DJ
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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
Suites
Family rooms
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lugo l wrote a review Feb 2021
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Staying at Pelican Hill is a wonderful experience. The grounds and amenities are immaculate and only outshined by the wonderful staff. I can't say enough good things about how helpful and friendly everyone was. Specifically Kevin Yoches was polite, engaging and a wealth of local knowledge. Mario who delivered us ice to our bungalow, and even offered to drive (and pick up!) us to dinner off property made us feel like family. I would highly recommend a stay at Pelican Hill, and hope to return soon.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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OCTraveler777 wrote a review Feb 2021
Orange County, California13 contributions12 helpful votes
The hotel property is one of the most beautiful properties in the Orange County. It's vast compound consists of a golf course, restaurants and a view to die for. We were able to get a villa and the rooms are quite spacious. The rooms are clean and the service at this hotel great. This resort makes you feel like you're not in California, but on an island somewhere. The most amazing thing about staying at this resort are its amenities. The swimming pool is set up like the Roman coliseum and the pool is probably double or triple the size of any standard hotel pool. We loved staying at this hotel and would stay here again!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Hanna L wrote a review Feb 2021
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This was my second stay at Pelican Hill in one month. Pandemic-life (working from home, kids in distance learning, etc.) was wearing on me, and I desperately needed a vacation. I chose Pelican Hill, because I liked the open-air layout of the property and it checked all the boxes for me (great pool, close to the beach, golf, and it was within an hour drive for me). The property is beautifully-maintained, the bungalows were beautiful and felt very private, and the service was fantastic. On my first weekend, it rained, so I enjoyed a cozy weekend filled with in-room dining, wine, and simply relaxing by the in-room fireplace. This past weekend, the weather was beautiful, so we golfed, walked down to the beach, swam in the perfectly heated, spectacular pool, and enjoyed food + cocktails overlooking the pool. Everything about both my stays was lovely, and I found the ability to text any requests to the hotel super helpful and easy. My family did not want to leave!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: FYI - rooms in the 300s on Villa Capri were closest (walking-distance) to the pool.
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Response from Gerard Widder, General Manager at The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you Hanna! Perhaps you'll return again THIS weekend? We would love to welcome you back. Gerard Widder Managing Director
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Companion28647728822 wrote a review Feb 2021
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I surprised my wife with a stay at The Resort at Pelican Hill for our 25th wedding anniversary. I had reach out to the GM Gerard Widder in advance of our stay to let him know that it was a special occasion. He immediately responded to my outreach and put me in contact with one of the Concierge Supervisors from the hotel, Andrew Bennett. Spectacular is the word that best captures our experience. We can’t possibly thank Gerard, Andrew, and the rest of the exemplary staff enough for their exceptional service and care. Andrew Bennett in particular went above and beyond in helping to plan and execute our stay. And Pelican Hill was overly generous in so many ways – none the least of which was an upgrade to a king bungalow suite with an ocean view. A memory that my wife Kathy and I will often reflect on and cherish for the rest of our lives. The suite, grounds, view, and facilities are gorgeous!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Gerard Widder, General Manager at The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded 1 week ago
You're more than welcome Phil. It's a joy to help make these special occasssions just a little more memorable. It's why we "do" what we do! Congratulations again on your silver anniversary. Gerard, Bennett and team.
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Bobby C wrote a review Jan 2021
Santa Monica, California14 contributions15 helpful votes
I have stayed in hotels only twice since Covid started last March and both of those stays were at Pelican. My girlfriend and I are pretty careful and don’t go out frequently but both trips we felt very comfortable. The check in process is great. I love the bag that guests receive with masks and other goodies. This is a great way to start a stay especially for someone that takes a lot of precautions. The front desk agent was super friendly and knowledgeable and I love how we are given a map and shown where we are and where our room is without even asking. Next driving to our room the gentleman at the gate welcomed us and was extremely friendly with a big smile and again assisted us on where to go to get to our room. Walking up to the room I love how the door and lock had the seal on it showing the room was cleaned. The room itself is amazing and a perfect setup. The Patio with the table and chairs were perfect to enjoy a meal and the amazing view and it was also really nice to have the lounge chairs during the day. One thing that I have never really thought about but my girlfriends favorite thing about the room is the two bathrooms. Here I am enjoying this amazing suite and ocean view and she cant get over the fact that she gets her on bathroom ha. We ordered room service the first night right around dinner time on a Saturday night so we figured it would be pretty busy. Instead of just waiting and waiting like you do at most hotels the girl taking the order first advised they are experiencing a little longer waits than usual. This is awesome. Again instead of just waiting around at least we had a realistic expectation. I ordered the cheeseburger which was really good. I also love the fact you can text during your stay. This is so convenient. Once we were done with dinner I placed the food outside and text and someone came and picked up. The next morning we got up early (we wanted to beat the beach crowd.) I again just text the number asking for the beach service. The shuttle came and picked us up from the room. This is such a cool perk of staying at pelican. The driver was very friendly and had a little bag with beach towels and water. We stayed for a couple hours and once we were ready I text again for pick up. Literally by the time we packed up and dropped our chairs off and walked to the shuttle area the shuttle was already there waiting for us. Such good service. Later in the evening we went for a walk right around sunset. We stopped by the pool to catch a few minutes of the incredible view. We sat down just for a few minutes to take a few pictures and Bryce saw us and starting chatting and asked how our staying was going. We had just asked a few questions about pool hours for the next day and when service starts. He then offered to sanitize a day bed for us so we could enjoy the rest of the sunset. This was pretty cool and something like this can make someone’s stay just like it did for us. He sanitized and laid some towels out for us. He could have easily just walked past us but he took the time to chat and go above and beyond and I thought this was really neat. We went back to the pool the next morning and as soon as we walked up it was Bryce again who welcomed us and set up a day bed and towels for us to enjoy during the day. I have stayed and worked in many hotels and there is usually someone or a certain department that can be friendlier or do something better to assist but this is not the case at Pelican. Literally everyone we came in contact with was beyond friendly and there to assist however they could. Out of all the hotels I have worked at and stayed at this property has had the best service I have ever come across
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: If you plan on using the beach service the cafe on the beach gets pretty crowded so go early.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Bobby, I learned today that we've been recognized by US News & World Report's "Best Hotel Awards" and that they identify the best hotels using a comprehensive methodology centered on three components: reputation among professional travel experts, guest reviews and hotel class ratings. Point being, reviews on Tripadvisor are considered in this ranking and all of us appreciate your very thorough (and complimentary) review. In particular, I am thrilled that our attentive staff is being recognized for delivering the "best service" you have ever come across. I've recognized Bryce personally. He too is passionate about the work we do and we're glad to have him on our team. Thank you again for sharing your feedback and we look forward to seeing you again. Gerard Widder Managing Director
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PRICE RANGE
$540 - $1,499 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
pelican hill hotel newport beach, hotel at pelican hill, at pelican hill hotel
LOCATION
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, paid private parking on-site, and secured 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.