My wife and I checked in for four nights and all I can say is wow! From the moment we entered the facility we were treated like royalty. Regardless of where we went or who we encountered, we were always greeted by name as if we were family.
The room, with a view of the Pacific, was perched on a hill just a short walk from the pool, restaurants, spa, workout facility, etc. The bedroom had a working fireplace, more than ample storage, work area with very large desk, and a bathroom with a window into the bedroom and out to the Pacific. Additionally, there was a very large and private balcony.
The evening we arrived was the day American Airlines had their computer outage and it took us 12 hours to fly cross country. Despite our tired and greasy look and still in our travel clothes, we were greeted like royalty at their top-level restaurant. The restaurant itself will be reviewed separately, but was outstanding both in terms of service and food.
We had the opportunity to sit by the pool one day, and again, the staff couldn't have been more kind, they were they when you needed them but scarce when you wanted privacy.
The concierge staff was also extremely helpful in recommending sites, beaches, restaurants in surrounding towns, etc. Not only did they make reservations, but they provided very detailed directions, and if needed, could arrange for transportation.
All in all, a wondeful experience and definitely worth a return visit.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Pelican Hill Hotel Newport Beach
- Hotel At Pelican Hill
- At Pelican Hill Hotel