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Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had a large company Christmas party at the resort ballroom and all of us overnighted at the resort. Hotel was overbooked so some people (parties of 2) stayed in 2-4 bedroom villas above the resort. We had a regular room. I have stayed here many times and each time I find it less enchanting. Even at Christmas, it was...

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Pelican_Hill_Resort, Manager at The Resort at Pelican Hill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your candid feedback about your recent visit, and I apologize that your experience was anything less than perfect. Please know that I have personally addressed your detailed concerns with the Andrea culinary team and in-room dining staff, so we may improve the overall guest experience. To better understand your experience, I kindly...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best place for romantic getaway probably in CA Room with fireplace, panoramic view from a secluded and private terrace. Park your car in front of your room. No need to go to the lobby if you don't want to be seen. Just perfect for that special ocasión. Restaurants and Spa are fantastic. Most beautiful pool with breathtaking views. Breakfast is...

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Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a five star experience, The Resort at Pelican Hill is where you want to go. Everything is five plus stars from the accommodations to the on-site restaurants. And the staff is just what you'd expect from a first-class resort.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a single night stay for our 48th Wedding Anniversary. We were greeted in the driveway and from there until we left the property, everyone called us by name and treated us as family. Extraordinarily beautiful property. Grounds are immaculate and the lodgings are 5 Star. We had a bungalow (434) that overlooked the golf course and the Pacific...

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Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for some R&R for Mom after a hectic Turkey Day with family. We are local so many top shelf choices available (Ritz, Montage, St. Regis, etc.) but had never tried Pelican so gave it a shot. We stayed in the Bungalows which were overall very nice. The fact that there are options for larger families (Villas) is...

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent three days in a villa for Thanksgiving. Wonderful layout, high end finishes, and breath taking views. Loved the terrace with ocean views and the coliseum pool. The team did a great job with shuttle service too.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rented a villa again. We usually have a poolside day with cabana and then a beach day. The food poolside is excellent. They have the food for the kids - the regular hot dogs etc, but have sushi and other food for adults. There is Pelican Hill bus that goes down to Crystal Cove and they will get you chairs...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I just returned from a weekend at Pelican Hill. We have stayed at Four Seasons Hotels throughout the United States and Pelican Hill is on par from a service standpoint and exceeds from a physical standpoint. Saying that they're on par with Four Seasons from a service standpoint is the highest compliment I can pay. The staff...

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a dazzling location for a wedding. It is incredibly expensive and they don't miss an opportunity to charge you for something, but the backdrop of the rotunda, rolling green lawn and Pacific Ocean is just breathtaking. The purpose built wedding facility separate from the main resort building with its own bridal suite is perfect to leave your wedding...

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Thank you for sharing your feedback on our review page and for choosing Pelican Hill for your special day. While I am glad to read that you loved your wedding celebrations at the Resort, I apologize that you did not experience the same level of excellence during your overnight stay. I have taken this opportunity to address your specific feedback...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for our anniversary last weekend, and while the resort and property is amazing, the service was lacking. When you are spending about 4 figures in all for a night stay, you expect a certain level of service. We had requested an early checkin prior to arrival and were told it will not be an...

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Thank you for choosing Pelican Hill for your anniversary celebrations and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. While I am glad to read that you enjoyed the Resort property, I am disappointed that some elements of your visit fell short of your expectations and our Five-Star service goals. Please know that I have personally addressed your...

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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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Address: 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2008
Region: United States > California > Orange County > Newport Beach
Price Range: $568 - $2,342 (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
At Pelican Hill Hotel
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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 Spa Hotel in Newport Beach
#4 Luxury Hotel in Newport Beach
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“The bungalows overlooking the ocean are exceptional. Ask for a bungalow in the 400's to be nearest to the sea.”
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 of 5 bubbles JHBKSB, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“verify your room location if you are unable/unwilling to walk up hills to get around the property.”
 of 5 bubbles PermaJetLag, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ocean view is not ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles clips05, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The beach front villas are tucked away and quiet with a spectacular view.”
 of 5 bubbles MrsW93, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The 400s are quiet and offer brilliant sea views”
 of 5 bubbles pinkpookie, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
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