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

The grounds are stunning, surrounded as they are by the golf courses, with a beautiful view of the Pacific. Large and elegant rooms with the typical bungalow (better say small villas) style. Perfect service. Five deserved stars.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

This is truly a 5-star resort. From making my reservation with EmilyAnn to departing it was perfect. Everyone at the resort makes sure your needs are care for and they are very attentive.
Our bungalow was #423 and it was perfect--nice view, quiet and well kept. Housekeeping did a great job and always asked how our stay was going and if there was anything else we needed. The pool was lovely--wish it was deeper but it was relaxing. The service at the pool was excellent. they did not bother too much or too little!
Perfect!.

Room Tip: We had an ocean view (423) and the sunsets were incredible!
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

You can understand why the price for these beautiful villas are what they are once you get to your room. Gorgeous furnishings breathtaking views. It really is a very special place. The only negative was the dinner in the Italian restaurant. I ordered the $80 truffles for on my steak and they brought us 2 orders which we were charged for, then our server spilled a glass of wine on me and complained that it spilled on her as well. I did not think the food was up to standards that I expected. They did dry clean my dress and after much complaining to the manager they took off the one order of truffles from our bill. Next time we stay we will eat at Mastros or one of the other local restaurants.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

I attended a MasterMind retreat here recently and it was a perfect place for that. The view of the golf course and the ocean beyond is stunning, as are the sunsets! The circular pool is special and the villas and restaurants are top notch. The service was excellent and friendly, as well. My only complaint was the in room coffee pot, which did not work and took me several tries to get replaced. (They did not believe me that it was broken, always a customer service faux pas!). As an east coaster visiting the west coast, that first morning's coffee is so critical. I would still highly recommend Pelican Hill to anyone who needs a great atmosphere to relax and unwind--or even to get some work done!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Was surprised by the individual bungalow style rooms with the outstanding views of the Pacific ocean. Wonderful pool, beautiful grounds, and great service. Went here on a conference and have already planned to come back for a relaxing vacation.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Allen T
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Incredibly exciting, amazing, beautiful resort! Service is perfect!! Rooms are first class! Area is classy, beaches are beautiful! Close to Laguna beach! Restaurants Maestro's and Javier's are just minutes away!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

We were driven to our villa in a rolls Royce and treated like royalty at every turn
Unsurpassed pacific coast views a spa to die for white glove treatment and food that is the tops in the world oh and did I mention the golf course it too is in a league of its own

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank Azingere
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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: $405 - $1,811 (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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