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22701 Pelican Hill Road South Newport Coast, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2008
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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).
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Babysitting
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Plunge pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Boating
Golf course
Hiking
Aerobics
Bicycle tours
Patio
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Kids club
Highchairs available
Free shuttle or taxi services
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
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Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Radio
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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JLAV2023 wrote a review Jan 2023
San Diego, California
I'm still smiling from my weekend at Pelican Hill. I'm a San Diego resident and had driven by Pelican Hill on Newport Coast hundreds of times. I saw the name on the sign but had never been before. Having been invited to a weekend business seminar, I had the chance to finally visit. What immediately struck me was the stunning location up the hill from the Pacific Ocean. The views are incredible. But, as I drove into the property the next thing that struck me was the resort itself, the Italian architecture, the manicured lawns and landscaping, and the relaxed use of space. Then, however, things accelerated even further. What stuck out to me was the absolute flawless and consistent interaction and service I received from every single employee. We all expect luxury resorts to have a standard of service and probably all of us will say that one department or another was great or was lacking. At Pelican Hill, every-single-person was customer and service focused. The valets on arrival, the front desk team, bellmen, housekeeping, room services, the golf cart drivers to your room, restaurant reception, the bar, the servers, dining, coffee shop, and on and on. It truly was extraordinary. The accommodations were terrific. Nice sized rooms, fireplace, ocean view, large bathroom, lots of storage, large terrace, espresso makers, welcome gifts. Again, not a thing was missed. I also can't stop thinking about the cuisine from the pool side lunch to the dinners we had. Top notch. The resort is gorgeous, the public rooms spacious, the flowers, art, and other design features were also delightful to be part of. Pelican Hill is my new favorite place in Southern California. Don't miss it.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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jimS6124BR wrote a review Jan 2023
Excellent experience for my family. Beautiful setting and wonderful service. Rented a four bedroom Villa. Food was excellent. Management excellent. Coliseum pool was a hit with grandkids. Easy access and short walk to beaches.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Gerard Widder, General Manager at The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded 3 weeks ago
Glad the family enjoyed making memories here at Pelican Hill and our Coliseum Pool- the largest installation of a glass tile pool that we're aware of in the world. We'll await your return. Sincerely, Gerard Widder and team The Resort at Pelican Hill
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weezie333 wrote a review Nov 2022
San Diego, California41 contributions44 helpful votes
This resort is truly special. It is first-class all the way, from the bungalow appointments to the grounds to the lobby/sitting areas. And the service was fantastic. The Mediterranean architecture is gorgeous as are the vistas of the Pacific Ocean. I booked a garden-view room with guaranteed upgrade to ocean view. The patio was spacious, and I loved having a fireplace. Having said all that, I did run into a problem with street noise. While I requested a quiet location, I was placed in a bungalow located at the base of a hill overlooking a main road, which seemed to be a favorite location for folks to rev their high-horsepower engines. When I informed the front desk of the issue the next day, I was relocated to a quieter room. They were very pleasant and apologetic for the booking error (apparently that location was well-known to be right off the street); however, the relocation put a bit of a damper on what I intended to be a solo (albeit expensive) relaxing getaway. Eventually, I was granted a concession on certain charges, but I wished I did not have to call back to ask for it. When I drove up to check-in, the valet was reluctant to let me park my car off to the side in one of several vacant parking spaces. He stated that they were getting pretty busy, but I saw no more than three vehicles on a non-busy Wednesday at midday. I didn't want my car parked because I would need to drive it to my bungalow where residents were provided with private parking spaces. Given the luxury of this resort, I expected more to their fitness center. Fairly basic, but it will do. For some reason, I got electric shocks into my personal earphones while walking on two different treadmills. I've since used those same earphones at home without any problem. Not sure what that is about. All-in-all, this was a great stay, and I would do it again.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Gerard Widder, General Manager at The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded 29 Dec 2022
Thank you for the feedback Weezie and thank you for giving us an opportunity to relocate you to a another beautiful bungalow. First time I'm hearing about an electric shock to headphones on our treadmills but we will certainly look into! Glad to hear that you'll return. In the interim, Happy New Year! Gerard Widder Managing Director The Resort at Pelican Hill
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honorabley wrote a review Nov 2022
Vero Beach, Florida107 contributions89 helpful votes
The pictures are spot on, and the entire resort is beautiful. The staff treat customers like gold, and I can't say enough good things about this place. The pool is huge. The grounds are impeccable. Food was good, but there were so many quality local options that we rarely ate at the resort.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Gerard Widder, General Manager at The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded 18 Nov 2022
Thank you for taking the time to recognize our resort, this incredible destination, and our amazing team of professionals. We look forward to your return. Gerard
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ashagradek wrote a review Nov 2022
The best resort experience in SoCal! The facilities are great, but the staff makes such a difference! Most genuine and caring staff! And the grounds are just breathtaking! Favorite spot for bringing the family!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Gerard Widder, General Manager at The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded 18 Nov 2022
When asked "what makes Pelican Hill different from other resorts?", my answer is "the team of incredible professionals that genuinely care." It is incredibly rewarding to have you recognize them. Thank you, Gerard Widder Managing Director
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lamm67 wrote a review Oct 2022
Cam Ranh, Vietnam7 contributions7 helpful votes
Truly enjoyed my stay here. Even for a non golfer there are plenty of activities. The Villas are extremely spacious, food is absolutely delicious. Highly recommended. Also met some celebrities during breakfast. To be repeated.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Gerard Widder, General Manager at The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded 18 Nov 2022
We await your repeat visit! Glad you enjoyed our extraordinary Villa product.
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Fairalways wrote a review Oct 2022
Notts86 contributions68 helpful votes
Stunning in almost all respects - yes, it's very expensive but the service model they adopt is just so good - it's a little like 1st class air travel, everyone should try & experience it at least once. Why haven't we scored it a 5? Well, we didn't think the standard of the dining experience was to the same standard, the Colosseum was seriously mediocre/poor & the Grill restaurant whilst being top quality in respect of food, was way over priced and lacking in atmosphere- it was more like an up market sports bar. It was a shame the Italian restaurant was closed during our visit. The bungalow rooms were simply stunning - magnificent outlook, comfortable, spacious, stylishly kitted out, lovely balcony, luxurious bathroom - a real wow factor. Really loved the huge pool area, very stylish, just a lovely way to relax - the service to your sun lounger is all very decadent - lovely way to spend an afternoon in the sun. We loved the complimentary transport around the resort - your staff are so warm & friendly - they really help you to enjoy your visit. Finally we would like to make a special mention to Katrina at the front desk - in 3 weeks staying in smart locations along the Pacific she was streets ahead of anyone we had dealt with. Very professional, an excellent listener (that's a real skill), friendly but also decisive in dealing with the couple of issues we had. Quite often, people in these situations can be slightly defensive, or dare I say ineffective, not Katrina - she embodied everything that we believe Pelican Hill resort stands for, I do hope you share this with her. Would we recommend to others, yes of course, it really is delightful, thank you.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SanjivShivJain wrote a review Oct 2022
We are regular visitors to Pelican Hill. Hands down, best service, value, and atmosphere. The latest was for my wifes 45th. They treated her and her friends like royalty. All 4 of them raved about the spa treatments.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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CHabeeb wrote a review Oct 2022
Dallas, Texas10 contributions1 helpful vote
Exquisite property, always well-maintained grounds, superb service, and first-rate amenities! The views are spectacular and the there are many top-rate activities, especially the golf! Will be visiting more frequently now that we have a Chapman U student.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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KarG88 wrote a review Sep 2022
Glendale, California
Returning for our 1 year wedding anniversary Pam made everything possible and so easy! She helped me arrange our pregnancy photoshoot on the beautiful Pelican Hill property. Absolute highest level of professionalism and service as always!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Resort at Pelican Hill
Which popular attractions are close to The Resort at Pelican Hill?
Nearby attractions include Heisler Park (7.1 km), Sherman Library & Gardens (3.1 km), and Pacific Marine Mammal Center (7.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Resort at Pelican Hill?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Resort at Pelican Hill?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Resort at Pelican Hill?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Resort at Pelican Hill?
Yes, a parking garage, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Resort at Pelican Hill?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gelato Paradiso, Nick's Laguna Beach, and 230 Forest Avenue Restaurant & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Resort at Pelican Hill?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Resort at Pelican Hill have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Resort at Pelican Hill offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Resort at Pelican Hill?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Resort at Pelican Hill offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Resort at Pelican Hill?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Chinese, and Japanese.