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Recent guest reviews

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.

Wonderful stay at a great property. Will be back for sure.

Our bath would not drain after taking a bath ,had to call service. Room charges on my bill were strange, I was charged twice each day for room tax and cta fee.? I was also charged $ 20.00 room charge at the Coliseum restaurant were I had dinner with friends and paid with a credit card . I also thought that $ 52.87 was over the top for breakfast for two at the Coliseum

I have been to the Pelican Hill Resort 5 times and each time I return I can only say wow. The bungalows overlooking the ocean are spectacular. The grounds are maintained to Disney standards. Breakfast at the Pavilion overlooking the infinity pool, golf course and ocean can't be matched anywhere in the U.S.

Everything about our stay was fantastic with the notable exception of breakfast at The Coliseum Grill. The hotel staff was absolutely fantastic and on-point in terms of exceptional service. Our room was wonderful and perfectly appointed. The in-room self-serve coffee system was great..best coffee my wife and I have ever experienced from an in-room coffee maker. The hotel sits on an amazing piece of property with majestic views of the Pacific, Pelican Hill Golf Course and the Newport Beach landscape. I had to take 2 points off for an unfortunate experience at The Coliseum Grill 2 days in a row. My wife and I both received the wrong orders during our 1st breakfast, then when the right orders were exchanged, the eggs, toast and potatoes were room temp, the bacon was way under-cooked and my silver-ware was taken and not replaced so I had to take a set from an empty table. The 2nd day, bad orange juice was provided twice. It was clearly a bad batch that had a spoiled taste and we heard other guests indicating that their OJ smelled and tasted funny as well. These are often expected issues at sub-bar, less expensive resorts, but certainly not in-line with the excellent standards of service one would expect at Pelican Hill.

We visited for our 21st anniversary. Booked an ocean view bungalow. We were very impressed with the high quality furnishings & attention to detail. Loved that we could park in front of our room. We were a little bummed that our ocean view was a bit obstructed by other roof tops and trees, but appreciated the furnished private patios. Will definitely consider visiting again.

lovely property, bad sleeping AC sounds like a muffled jet engine, ground crew started at 715 right below our room went on for over an hour and a half..could not use our patio..very little coffee left in room had to call down and an hour later housekeeping finally showed up with it..fireplace in bedroom did not work

I felt very pampered. The grounds are beautiful, the room is spacious and I enjoyed the soaking tub and the fireplace. It would have been perfect if the Ocean View room I paid for actually had an Ocean View. I should have requested a room with an actual view of the ocean immediately, but I unpacked and got comfortable. The front desk said they would have moved me. I was hoping to just be comped the price difference but was told they could do nothing about the price since I booked through a 3rd party. So next time I will insist on a room that satisfies all criteria right away. Otherwise I enjoyed my time there and will definitely go again.

Everything was great with 2 exceptions. 1- bad sewage odor near entrance of our bungalow and also near pool entrance Quality of food was mediocre Service was superb! Setting spectacular. Room very sumptuous would definitely return for a longer stay! Highly recommend !

ocean view bungalow -- ocean VERY FAR AWAY. Room was fine. Bed was fine. Cleanliness fine. Coffee machine did not work... one sink did not drain well. tv arrangement not good.. lodgenet is terrible. overpriced.

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 within a few miles (5 km) of popular sights such as Corona del Mar State Beach and Crystal Cove State Park. This 332-room, 5-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 2 outdoor pools, a golf course, and a full-service spa.


Dining

Enjoy the ocean views at Andrea, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with 24-hour room service, or quench your thirst 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

Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 42-inch a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a DVD player. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a fireplace, a balcony, and a sitting area.


Property features

Awarded Conde Nast Top 100 List status in 2012, The Resort at Pelican Hill features a golf course, a full-service spa, and 2 outdoor pools. There's free parking and limo/town car service. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with luggage storage, concierge services, and access to locker space. Other amenities at this luxury resort include a children's pool, a fitness center, and a steam room.

Room options

Bungalow, 2 Queen Beds, Ocean View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Two-Bedroom Garden View Villa

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Garden King Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Two-Bedroom Ocean View Villa

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 7

Guest reviews for The Resort at Pelican Hill

Everyone (17) Couples (6) Family (1)
5
Families

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

4
Everyone

Was cold and thermostat did not respond to changes

By on Jul 9, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 11, 2019

I apologize that the climate of your room was anything less than perfect and have shared your feedback with our engineering team. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, and we hope to welcome you back to Pelican Hill soon. Warm regards, Tom Donovan Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

5
Everyone

By on Jun 6, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 6, 2019

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

5
Partner Couples

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

By on Jun 6, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 6, 2019

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

5
Everyone

By on Mar 26, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 2, 2019

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

5
Everyone

Room was beautiful and the hotel staff was very accommodating.

By on Feb 3, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 8, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your kind feedback about your stay at Pelican Hill! We hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, Tom Donovan Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

5
Everyone

By on Dec 3, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 5, 2018

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

5
Everyone

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

By on Nov 13, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 14, 2018

I'm so glad to read that you enjoyed your Spa experience, and we look forward to serving you again soon. Warm regards, Tom Donovan Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

5

fabulous stay at pelican hill

Everyone

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!

By , from Vancouver on Jul 18, 2017

4

nice hotel with view

Everyone

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.

By , from NYC on May 13, 2017

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