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The Resort at Pelican Hill
Ranked #4 of 18 Hotels in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

Loved every minute here!! Only wish I could have stayed longer!! Stayed in 2bedroom villa. Beautiful spacious luxury suite!! Pool was amazing, staff was do accommodating! This place does everything right!!!! Totally want to go back and enjoy the golf and spa on next visit!!

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Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

This resort is amazing, from the service down to the facility. Probably nicest place I've ever stayed, and I've traveled quite a bit. You can walk or take shuttle to beach, or stay put like we did most of the time and enjoy the beautiful pool with waiter service.

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Reviewed April 24, 2014

This resort was amazing ...Our bungalow was incredible, with amazing views!
The pool area was a postcard.
We walked the resort, rented bikes and loved Crystal Cove, Beach-State park.
The beach restaurant was our favorite..added to the whole experience of Pelican Hill...Lovely!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a beautiful Easter weekend at the resort with a large group of friends. Everything was first rate. We were thrilled with the comfort and size of our Bungalow accommodations. We had no need for a car as transportation around the property is just a phone call away and extremely prompt, and a complimentary shuttle is provided to Fashion Island - which was at the top of my To Do list!

The food was amazing whether at the Pelican Grill, Andrea's or room service. It was some of the best room service we have ever had. When we ordered breakfast on a busy morning at 7:03 am, we were told our meal would arrive by 7:33 am or before. All three mornings we ordered hot breakfasts they arrived (and piping hot) within 20 minutes, even when the resort was almost at full occupancy. Make sure to try their Corned Beef Hash and Poached Eggs!

Importantly, my husband thoroughly enjoyed his two rounds of golf at the resort. Our experience at Pelican Hill has surpassed our stays at Pebble Beach in many ways. We are already discussing when we will return to Pelican Hill!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

We met family and friends at the resort for a special birthday celebration. We stayed in a luxurious villa and also had several bungalows. The staff is so attentive that they anticipate your every need. We had guests of all ages that were treated with nothing but respect and professionalism. Prompt transportation throughout the resort is just a phone call away. All of the meals were perfect, but we were especially spoiled at the Chef's Table in the Pelican Grill. Andrea's presented an exceptional gourmet dinner for our group on a busy Saturday night. The golfers were in awe of the beautiful courses and the spa was wonderful. Thank you so much for a perfect stay!

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Reviewed April 18, 2014

Took my mother for her birthday and she was just blown away. The presentation of this hotel went above and beyond my hopes. From the moment you walk threw the doors excellence all around. Made my mom feel like a queen for the day. The room was just excellent as well we felt very secured. We had breakfast the next day at the pool grill and again mom was in heaven with her blueberry pancakes. Thank you for all that you did

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

We have enjoyed The Resort at Pelican Hill on many occasions. Due to a change in management in the Villas -Luigi the Villa Manager has ruined this. Do not intend to celebrate a special event within his presence. He showed a extreme lack of professionalism and young adults from the community were harassed and discriminated against based solely on age. We have appealed to the Director of Rooms and he has chosen to disregard the truth of all involved including his staff. Its sad that the future young adults of the world have to endure this type of ordeal when they are attending one of the top universities in the world and have chosen to make a difference. Too bad management at Pelican Hill does not.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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PelicanHillResort, General Manager at The Resort at Pelican Hill, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2014

Patrice,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your recent visit. I understand your level of disappointment and have personally followed up with the Villa manager and Director of Rooms about the concerns you have detailed here. It is my understanding that the Villa manager advised your party of the Resort policies upon checking-in and later reiterated them on many occasions since we received numerous complaints from other guests regarding the behavior of your guests. We have policies in place that protect the enjoyment and privacy for all guests.

Kind regards,

Giuseppe Lama
Managing Director
The Resort at Pelican Hill

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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 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Newport Beach
#3 Spa Hotel in Newport Beach
#3 Luxury Hotel in Newport Beach
Price Range: $413 - $1,611 (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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