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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I stayed at the Resort at Pelican Hill recently for business meetings I had at location. My first response is WOW. This place is amazing. Not cheap but amazing. We had over 1,600 square foot bungalow with great views and two bathrooms. The room was very private with large patio. The room did not have kitchenettes -...

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I arrived on a Sunday for a conference, with some vague expectations that this looked like a nice place at least online. Immediately on arrival, the look and feel of the Resort reminded me of Northern Italy, not only from the Villa like bungalows, but the foliage and hillside placement of of the property. Pictures do not do it justice,...

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London, United Kingdom
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Stayed many times. Both on business and with family. This is a much nicer stat than the Ritz Carlton, the St Regis or the Montage which are all close by. The 'rooms' are in fact mini villas/bungalows. Huge comfortable beds. All with fantastic massive bath tubs. Nice private balconies, bigh ceilings, all mod cons etc etc. It was wet and...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is a really nice place. My suite has great views of the coast across golf court and spacious living area. It's so important that the sunshine goes all the way inside and you can either enjoy the bath at patio or inside on sofa. Some suggestions: 1. The mini bar is like a business hotel, charging all drinks. While...

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Quarante, France
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in a 2 bedroom villa and everything you could want was there! The butler service included transportation around the resort. The staff were very good and the location excellent. You can either relax as we did or take part in everything on offer!

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Houston
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath villa for 2 days in January 2017. The villas are very nice and have all the amenities you need for a short or long term visit. The villas come with a butler, but we only saw him one time during our stay. All the staff at Pelican Hill are very...

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Sol de Mallorca
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This is a beautiful property managed as 3 stars hotel !!! What a frustration to check in January 1st for booking made long in advance and waiting for my sea view room from 5.00pm to 7.15pm !!!! Do you think the management did care about my disappointment ? Not at all !!!! This is Pelican Hills management ... For the...

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Pelican_Hill_Resort, President, Irvine Company Resort Properties at The Resort at Pelican Hill, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your recent experience while visiting with us earlier in the month. I am truly disappointed that we failed to provide you an appropriate check-in, but can absolutely assure you that taking care of our guests is our highest mission and not just a beautiful place. I would like to have our Rooms Manager connect with you...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nowadays there seems to be confusion as to what a 5 star place is. This is a 5 star place! The upgraded rooms are worth it (mind you I upgraded to an ocean view but keep in mind the ocean is pretty far away... ), and all the extra touches make this place just wonderful. I didnt eat at any...

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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Resort at Pelican Hill is a posh, upscale expansive resort with views of the Pacific ocean. It's expensive and device with one exception was top notch. My room was large and comfortable with good and convenient outlets. Amenities are nice and large. In room coffee service included. My negative experience was checking out I told the bellman I was expected...

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Washington, DC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at Pelican Hill for the final leg of a two-part babymoon (the last trip as a couple before a baby is born, if you're not familiar with the term). The resort is as-promised--grandiose, with sweeping views of the Pacific and an immaculate golf course. Sunset by the swimming pool is a thing to behold. The...

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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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Address: 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2008
Region: United States > California > Orange County > Newport Beach
Price Range: €449 - €1,353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Resort at Pelican Hill 5*
Number of rooms: 332
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Pelican Hill Hotel Newport Beach
Hotel At Pelican Hill
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#1 Business Hotel in Newport Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Newport Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
#4 Luxury Hotel in Newport Beach
#4 Spa Hotel in Newport Beach
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