My husband and I just completed our second stay at Pelican Hill within the last 12 months. The views, setting, linens and amenities are truly first class. All restaurants on site have fabulous food and selection. As expected with any top notch resort, retaurant prices are on the higher end but you get what you pay for - high end, quality food with great selection. The only restaurant I felt was a bit "off" was the Coliseum Pool & Grill. They are a bit over priced for what they serve. We found service from Housekeeping, Spa Staff, Golf Cart Drivers and Poolside Servers to be OUTSTANDING! They were all warm, kind, down to earth and friendly. The one area which I was surprised to be so vastly different from our last visit was the warmth of the Front Desk, Valet and Doorman. They all seemed a bit cold with indifferent attitudes which was much different from our first visit nearly 12 mos ago. I hope this area improves as the resort is truly a gem...
- 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