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22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2008
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 21-03-17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 18 hotels in Newport Beach
Travellers' Choice
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)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
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
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Golf course
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Nightclub / DJ
Highchairs available
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Neck massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Chinese and 1 more
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Stef wrote a review Apr. 15
California5 contributions
We had a wonderful, relaxing stay at Pelican Hill. We had an ocean view bungalow that was nicely furnished and super clean. The property is beautiful and well maintained. We dined both in room and at the Coliseum Grill - both provided delicious meals and were efficient. Service was attentive and gracious. I can't think of anything that could have been better!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Terri H wrote a review Dec. 2020
Los Angeles, United States9 contributions21 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
My husband and I decided to splurge by spending a weekend at this incredible resort to celebrate our 23rd wedding anniversary. We were treated like royalty by every staff member we encountered from the front desk check-in to poolside employees to room service delivery person to the young lady who finalized our check-out bill. We even stopped while taking a walk to ask one of the housekeepers a question and she spent 5 minutes with us to make sure we had all our answers and shared interesting trivia about the property. Perhaps the jewel of the resort is the front office supervisor, Michael, who ensured we were happy with our room and sent us a nice bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries to celebrate our special day. The hotel oozes with top notch, best in class customer service from top to bottom and it made our experience unforgettable and longing for more. I also appreciated how extraordinarily clean and sanitized everything was from the bungalow room to the poolside chaise lounge. At no point did we ever feel like our health was in jeopardy by being at this property during this global pandemic. I have been singing the praises of this hotel to family and friends since our visit and hope to return one day when the spa and some of the other restaurants reopen. However, the dinner we ordered from room service was delicious! If you can afford this hotel, come often. If you can't, then put it on your bucket list. It is worth the experience!
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Date of stay: November 2020
Room Tip: The 400 block offer views of the golf course.
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Response from Gerard Widder, General Manager at The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded Dec. 15, 2020
Dear terrih421, We appreciate you choosing the Resort at Pelican Hill to celebrate your anniversary. Thank you! And I'm thrilled that you had an opportunity to enage with the various associates here who make this resort more than an incredible destination. Each of them have continued to exude kindness, patience, and care during this pandemic and I celebrate all of our team members for their commitment to the safety of our guests and of one another. We all look forward to welcoming more travelers to the resort in the coming months and we are busy preparing for your return. Thank you again for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We read all of this feedback and celebrate associates that are mentioned by name. Sincerely, Gerard Widder Managing Director
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nileshmak4133 wrote a review Apr. 15
Diamond Bar, California1 contribution
Staff were exceptional from concierge to service. Golf staff and club; perfect. Special details I wanted were better than I had anticipated. Already booked our next stay. Can’t wait to enjoy the luxury accommodation all over again.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Sandra R wrote a review Mar. 2021
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Pelican Hill is amazing! The villas are amazing! Michael from the front desk is amazing! The entire staff of Pelican Hill are so kind and helpful, from the gardeners to housekeeping. They didn’t just hand me a map and said “have a nice day”, they helped me find where I needed to go and offered to personally show me where to go. Michael is very kind and knows how to give guests that 5-star resort feeling! I felt very welcomed from the moment I walked in and Michael greeting us right away and offering my sister and I a bottle of water. The checking in process was such a breeze. The fact that there was no line, Michael made sure we were taken care of with our requests for our room. I had booked an ocean view room and Michael MADE SURE we were satisfied with our view by showing us through his computer. He then went above and beyond to see how long the inspection of the room was going to take by calling his manager and having him rush the inspection order. The room wasn’t ready till 5pm (4pm is check in time), so Michael was able to give us an extra hour of checkout time to make up for the time lost. The three bedroom villa was beautiful. Everything was clean and sanitized and smelled great. The villas are a must see/ must stay because no words can explain how great they are. On top of that, the ocean view was simply magical, and it is all thanks to Michael. Needless to say, The Resort at Pelican Hill is great, but with staff members like Michael at the front desk, it makes the Pelican Hill “experience” even better. I am definitely going to come back soon because of Michael and the exceptional customer service he provided for my family and I.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Gerard Widder, General Manager at The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you "yaysandra" for recognizing Michael and the incredible team that "make sure" we exceed expectations whenever we can. It's what makes what we "do" so enjoyable and rewarding. We look forward to having you visit again soon. Sincerely, Gerard Widder Managing Director
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lugo l wrote a review Feb. 2021
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Staying at Pelican Hill is a wonderful experience. The grounds and amenities are immaculate and only outshined by the wonderful staff. I can't say enough good things about how helpful and friendly everyone was. Specifically Kevin Yoches was polite, engaging and a wealth of local knowledge. Mario who delivered us ice to our bungalow, and even offered to drive (and pick up!) us to dinner off property made us feel like family. I would highly recommend a stay at Pelican Hill, and hope to return soon.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Room Tip: Ask for Kevin Yoches
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Response from Gerard Widder, General Manager at The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded Mar. 8, 2021
Lugol760, I'm delighted that you had the opportunity to meet Kevin and Mario - two of the many highly attentive and engaging members of this team. The grounds are quite spectacular and we're proud stewards of the property. But what makes us uniquely different is the group of professionals that are commited to delivering personal, attentive, and genuine "hospitality" to guests like yourself. Thank you, Gerard Widder Managing Director
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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 Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt (7.5 km), Heisler Park (7.0 km), and Crescent Bay Point Park (5.8 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 Nick's Laguna Beach, Gelato Paradiso, and Dolce Gelato.
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.