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Recent guest reviews

Amazing place to stay!

The place is beautiful but it is the service that makes this place a lot more pleasant.

All staff very friendly and accomodating

Very kind staff, relaxing atmosphere, and amazing pool/views

Best Resort in Newport Beach. High end, very exclusive. Recommend staying in the villas. Awesome staff

Love the pool! Love the Villas! Amazing service!

I didn’t like that the room looked like the it never been cleaned. The glass was filthy the glasses had prior drinks in the and mouth lipstick on them and the ground was completely filthy. I emailed the hotel yet they never responded back to me. Completely unprofessional to me

The property was very nice and elegant! This place is a must stay!

Was cold and thermostat did not respond to changes

Amazing property and great service. We had great long weekend.

Room was beautiful and the hotel staff was very accommodating.

Spa was excellent! Staff was friendly - clean - first class

Our experience at Pelican Hill was fabulous right from the start. Upon check in we were upgraded to a suite..with a view of the ocean. The accommodations were beautiful. Side note:The bedding was amazing! Loved the breakfast by the pool as well. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. This property rates high for luxury, amazing staff and incredible location...can't wait to come back!

It was great stay except for the weather. Food was great at the Golf club but room service food was not recommendable. It also include little too high tip of 22% + delivery fee.

I have been around the world. I've stayed at the best of the best. I must say, Pelican Hill is at the top of the hill. What impresses me most is that it's 5 star without the snobbish stench. Everyone is treated with dignity and respect. I watched and observed. Check-in was seamless, even though I arrived early. My experience was that "NO" was not in the resort's vocabulary. The staff always seemed to be on the lookout for ways to top themselves in serving the guests, while making them as comfortable as possible. Andreas was wonderful. The service was impeccable. Great service can make "not so great" food palatable. However, the food measured up. Presentation and taste/texture...perfect. Now, the Coliseum was another experience. The hostess team was polite, not friendly, with an air of indifference...save one. Jessica saved the food service team. She was friendly and contentious. Speaking of food service, it is mysteriously slow- whether the crowd is massive or minimal. The items are not that exclusive where prep time would be that extensive. I had to ask 3 servers for coffee and water after MY server asked if I wanted any. One of the 3 ended bringing me both as well as my food. I suggest that management make some adjustments, as I notice that other guests have made the same observation. This does NOT apply to poolside side service. Perfect ! Will try Pelican grill next time. The spa experience makes the vacation. I will return.

Pelican Hill Road S Newport Beach CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Newport Coast, The Resort at Pelican Hill is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Crystal Cove State Park and within a 10-minute drive of other popular attractions like University of California, Irvine. This 332-room, 5-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 3 outdoor pools, a golf course, and a full-service spa.


Dining

Enjoy the golf course views at Pelican Grill, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

The 332 accommodations feature balconies and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. 42-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets. Other standard amenities include fireplaces, refrigerators, and minibars.


Property features

The Resort at Pelican Hill features a golf course, a full-service spa, and 3 outdoor pools. You can take advantage of free parking, along with limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and tours or tickets. If you like to take your furry friend along on your adventures, this pet-friendly property offers food and water bowls. Other amenities at this luxury resort include a gym, a steam room, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Bungalow, 2 Queen Beds, Ocean View

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Two-Bedroom Ocean View Villa

1 King Bed | 2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 7

Three-Bedroom Ocean View Villa

1 King Bed | 3 Queen Beds | Sleeps 7

Guest reviews for The Resort at Pelican Hill

Everyone (21) Couples (4) Family (5)
5
Family Family with small children

Amazing place to stay!

By on Nov 2, 2021

Review comment responded on Nov 2, 2021

Thank you for your kind review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Pelican Hill, and hope your travels bring you back soon.

5
Family

The place is beautiful but it is the service that makes this place a lot more pleasant.

By on Aug 24, 2021

Review comment responded on Aug 24, 2021

Thank you for your kind review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Pelican Hill, and hope your travels bring you back soon.

5
Family

All staff very friendly and accomodating

By on Jul 27, 2021

Review comment responded on Sep 8, 2021

Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your kind review!

5
Everyone

Very kind staff, relaxing atmosphere, and amazing pool/views

By on May 20, 2021

Review comment responded on May 20, 2021

Thank you for your kind review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Pelican Hill, and hope your travels bring you back soon.

5
Everyone

By on Apr 2, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 12, 2021

Thank you for your kind rating! We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Pelican Hill, and hope your travels bring you back soon.

5
Everyone

Best Resort in Newport Beach. High end, very exclusive. Recommend staying in the villas. Awesome staff

By , from LA on Jan 13, 2021

Review comment responded on Jan 13, 2021

Thank you for your kind review, Richard! We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Pelican Hill, and hope your travels bring you back soon. Warm regards, Gerard Widder, Managing Director

5
Family

Love the pool! Love the Villas! Amazing service!

By on Feb 5, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 10, 2020

Thank you for your positive feedback! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay in the Villas and look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back to Pelican Hill soon! Warm regards, Tom Donovan Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

5
Everyone

By on Nov 4, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 7, 2019

Thank you for your kind review! We hope to welcome you back to Pelican Hill soon! Warm regards, Tom Donovan Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

2
Partner Couples

I didn’t like that the room looked like the it never been cleaned. The glass was filthy the glasses had prior drinks in the and mouth lipstick on them and the ground was completely filthy. I emailed the hotel yet they never responded back to me. Completely unprofessional to me

By on Aug 17, 2019

5
Family

The property was very nice and elegant! This place is a must stay!

By on Aug 1, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 7, 2019

Thank you for your kind review! I'm glad to read that you enjoyed a relaxing stay at Pelican Hill and hope your travels bring you back to Newport Coast very soon. Warm regards, Tom Donovan Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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