My husband and I went there for a couple of nights. The resort is a well maintained place, I think there were more staff then visitors. The original cost of our bungalow was $595 per night. About nine days prior I saw that the rate went down to $399 per night. I called the resort and they gave me the better rate. If I had paid $595 per night I would be writing a different review, it was not worth that price.
The one thing I do not like is price gouging and they are very guilty of that. In the room, there is a wet bar with drinks and snacks. The prices were outrageous. I am used to seeing higher prices for that type of stuff but they were ridiculous, it was actually a joke. An example, a regular size snicker bar was $6. A one ounce bag of sea salt chips that you can buy at the store for $1.00 was $5. We had room service one night and my husband and I both had cheeseburgers and French fries and the total was $86 and the cheeseburger was really dry. Overall we did relax but I would not go back.
- 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