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The Resort at Pelican Hill
Ranked #4 of 18 Hotels in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Recently stayed at this beautiful resort to attend a meeting. You know you've gone to a great meeting venue when the first topic of conversation at the meeting is how great the resort is. I could find no flaws at the resort, from the elegance of the room, the sea view, and the room amenities, to the friendly staff. Nothing is overlooked, even the little things. For example, in-room coffee service is with an automatic grind-your-own coffee maker. Coffee beans are provided (instead of the institutional packets) which can be placed in the coffee maker, which then grinds then brews fresh drip grind coffee. I am impressed enough that I will make part of my daughter's wedding gift a stay at this resort, after she and new husband return from their honeymoon.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Beautiful resort everything was first class. We usually stay at the Ritz Carlton but decided to try something new. We enjoyed it better than the Ritz. The service and the atmosphere were great. I was able to play both golf courses which were amazing. My wife loved the spa. We stayed in a bungalow that was spacious and beautiful. Plan to stay there again next time we are in California.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank LoBatinHouston
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed for 6 nights after visiting from LA.
From the minute you step inside, you get this feeling, that this is going to be special.
Have read all the trip advisor reports and thing that they don't go far enough is describing this fantastic destination.
We are have travelled a lot and it is rare you find a destination which feel so perfect.
It is pricey, sure, but we think if you buy cheap you buy twice..you get what you pay for.....well worth the expense.
Are we coming back...for sure.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
1  Thank Graham W
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Very unique resort with bungalows and villas. Great restaurant. Two golf courses which are average, but with a high green fee. Service is great. Good spa. We were upgraded from a bungalow to a three bedroom villa. Beautiful villa with about 2500 sq ft - full kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, large LR and DR, flat panel tv's in LR and all BR's. Main drawback - you need a shuttle to get to the Villa Clubhouse or the mail clubhouse. However, more convenient if you have a car.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Bainesmann
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Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for my husbands work conference and it was great. The rooms are very nice & the service is great. The views from the rooms are gorgeous. You are close to Fashion Island (shopping) & Newport which has a lot of restaurants & shops. It's a great location.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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1  Thank Stacymo80
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

My husband and I spent 4 nights in one of the bungalows at Pelican Hill and I cannot say enough about this gorgeous property. Our room was exquisite with all the amenities we could ever want. Without exception, the staff was very professional, friendly and accommodating to our every need. The grounds and the pool are beautiful with spectacular views. The restaurants and the spa are also wonderful. I would not hesitate to recommend this lovely resort.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

I've just recently stayed at the Villas at the Pelican Hills Resort in Newport Beach. What a wonderful place to stay! The spacious 3bedroom villa comes with a butler who is simply one touch on the phone away. He is never near the villa unless you require his services. If you would like a ride to one of the restaurants he pulls up in a black Escalade to escort you to your desired destination. The views of the golf course and ocean are hard to tear your eyes away from! The fridge was stocked with a few things to get you started in the morning. I will be back! The entire experience was first rate!,

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Janet V
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Address: 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2008
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Newport Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#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
Price Range: $390 - $1,734 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Resort at Pelican Hill 5*
Number of rooms: 332
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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