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The Resort at Pelican Hill

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Check-in was professional and quickly facilitated. Our room wasn't quite ready - they have a 4.00pm check-in although you can request an early check-in if a room becomes available. We enjoyed lunch on the patio at the pool while waiting. The rooms are large with ocean views and the bathrooms, expansive with all the amenities. Breakfast on the patio was... More 

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Bountiful, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were upgraded to a two bedroom villa. This place was like a perfect home. 2100 square feet, all marble and granite, two patios (the ocean view was at least one thousand square feet), perfectly furnished and a full high end kitchen. Forget the Ritz Carlton or Montage in Laguna Beach. Pelican Hill is the perfect spot on the Newport... More 

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Marina del Rey, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pull up to the entrance and it is immediately apparent you have arrived at a high end and lovely property. You will be directed to check in. No need to unload your car as your room/house(villas with kitchen a garages) is elsewhere. Grab your key and parking pass and head to a separate security gate. You are almost home. Park... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed thus far in this "5 star" property. While the grounds and public spaces are very nice and the views from some areas are spectacular our bungalow and pool cabana experience was very sub par. To begin with the cabana, I was told we had cabana from 8 am until sunset. While this is true there really is no... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We waited for three hours for our room, then told we were "upgraded" to the villas...which are so far away form everything that you need to be driven. All we wanted was the room that we booked, and it seemed like a hassle to have the "upgrade" reversed. Finally, after 3 hours, the hotel made it right and gave us... More 

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Pelican_Hill_Resort, General Manager at The Resort at Pelican Hill, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your candid feedback. I am disappointed to read that your recent visit was anything less than perfect. Please know that I have personally addressed the concerns you mentioned. We appreciate you taking a moment to share your comments with us and hope to welcome you back for a much improved visit in the future. Kind regards,... More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is knock you socks off amazing! From the grand entry way, lobby, and rooms. I walked around with my mouth open it was so gorgeous. Every single stop on the grounds of the hotel are manicured and simply perfect. Our stay was outstanding.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanted to take a moment to acknowledge Laura Garcia and Christine Alfred at the Pelican Hill resort. They helped to make our wedding anniversary/family get-away a memorable one by going above and beyond in helping us to plan our stay. From making our hotel reservations, to the luxurious villas accommodations, to the fun kids club, the gorgeous pool and the... More 

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Towcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 2 days over a weekend to attend a wedding. As a wedding location this place is simply outstanding though I am happy I wasn't the parents of the bride, because it'd also exceptionally expensive! The hotel did all the pre arrival stuff really well - emailed us for details of when we would arrive and our preference... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It seems that every time I visit the Resort at Pelican Hill it gets better and better. To be fair, my first visit several years ago was not good. But, I decided to give it another try and it has been fantastic. The service is great and now that I have stayed a few times several of the staff knows... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

stayed here after our wedding and couldn't say enough good stuff. we booked through the visa signature hotel website and got a room upgrade, dining credit and because it was our wedding day they treated us like royalty. could not say enough about the staff (they acommodated early morning luggage drop off/checkin, were ready when we arrived later in the... More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
  • 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 

Additional Information about The Resort at Pelican Hill

Address: 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA 92657
Location: United States > California > Orange County > Newport Beach
Price Range: $455 - $3,178 (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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Also Known As:
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
#3 Spa Hotel in Newport Beach
#3 Luxury Hotel in Newport Beach
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