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Hotel Description

Family-friendly 5-star resort near Fashion Island

Oceanside stay

With a stay at this Newport Coast resort, you'll be within 2 miles (3 km) of Crystal Cove State Park and 6 miles (10 km) of Fashion Island. University of California, Irvine and Balboa Pier are also within 6 miles (10 km).

36-hole golf course

This luxury resort features a golf course, a full-service spa, and 2 restaurants. Families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities, kid-friendly dining, and in-room childcare. Enjoy the 3 outdoor pools and perks like free self parking and a free beach shuttle.

Fireplaces, free WiFi

Boasting fireplaces, the 332 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and balconies. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include sitting areas and 24-hour room service.

Bungalow, 2 Queen Beds, Garden View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$945* Per night/room Dec 10 - Dec 11

Bungalow, 2 Queen Beds, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Two-Bedroom Garden View Villa

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Garden King Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Two-Bedroom Ocean View Villa

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Bungalow, 1 King Bed, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Resort at Pelican Hill ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Resort at Pelican Hill

Everyone (8) Couples (2) Family (3)
5 out of 5
Gorgeous property. The view of the property gardens and the ocean view was marvelous.

Posted by on Nov 14, 2021

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Nov 18, 2021 by Gerard Widder

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

5 out of 5
This place is absolutely perfect. One of the nicest hotels I’ve ever stayed in in my life, and I’ve stayed in nice hotels.

Posted by on Jul 3, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 6, 2021 by Gerard Widder

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 out of 5
Loved everything. It was a beautiful weekend and hope we can do it again. We needed more time to enjoy the beauty.

Posted by on Jun 23, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 23, 2021 by Gerard Widder

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 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 23, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 28, 2020 by Pelican Hill

Thank you for your kind rating! 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 out of 5
The property is absolutely stunning. They upgraded us to a bungalow overlooking hole 1 on the golf course; amazing views and breeze off the ocean daily. I thoroughly enjoyed the place. The only downside for me was the lack of non-dairy option on their in room dining. There were some gluten free things, but they need more IMO for a resort of this price point. Update the menus at the main restaurants too. They also seemed to close down early at night; don't know that was about. pool restaurant down by 9pm. Thought this was odd.

Posted by on May 9, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 10, 2019 by Tom Donovan, Pelican Hill Managing Director

Hello, and thank you for sharing your helpful feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed your Bungalow, and I appreciate your thoughts on adding more non-dairy options to our menus. I have shared your suggestion with our restaurant leaders, so we may explore this opportunity to improve our offerings. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Warm regards, Tom Donovan Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

5 out of 5
This is our second visit to Pelican Hill during the week of Christmas. We absolutely enjoy all aspects of the resort, and hope to stay there again in 2019!

Posted by on Dec 29, 2018

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Jan 7, 2019 by Tom Donovan

Thank you for celebrating Christmas with us at Pelican Hill. I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Tom Donovan Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

2 out of 5

not worth what they charging

for that what they charge , not getting at all , and overcharge everything in the resort , you would spend another daily charge easy , just even by the pool, (ocean view kidding ) we saw mostly next line of bungalows roof or plants, specially cloudy day , not even line of the ocean .

Posted by on May 30, 2018

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5 out of 5
Wonderful facilities and the golf is extraordinary! The staff are extremely helpful and courteous. However, they like to charge for parking which doesn't make since because you basically park at your front door.

Posted by on Apr 7, 2018

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5 out of 5

Gorgeous hotel and pool.

The staff was lovely, accommodating and friendly..

Posted by , from california on Aug 31, 2015

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5 out of 5

Beautiful resort

Pros: The swimming pool and their spa facilities.
Cons: Almost perfect!
Location: restaurants and malls close by
I am impressed with the staff & the resort. We stayed at the luxurious bungalows, and it is just like staying in your own house. I wish there were a kitchenette tho. The pool is just beautifully big enough to give everyone his/her space. I left a pair of my favourite shoes. I called the security (spoke to Ecka) and he said they would send as a complimentary to my home address. I highly recommend this resort, and I am extremely happy with my stay.

Posted by , from Toronto, Canada on Aug 31, 2015

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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from January 1 to December 31:

  • Children's club

Property Features

As a guest of The Resort at Pelican Hill, you'll find a full-service spa, a golf course, and 3 outdoor swimming pools. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 poolside bars and a bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center and limo/town car service. A fitness center, a steam room, and spa services are also featured at the luxury The Resort at Pelican Hill. Self parking is free. This 5-star Newport Beach resort is smoke free.

  • 332 guestrooms or units
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars by the pool
  • Built in 2008
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Lockers available
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Free beach shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Resort at Pelican Hill offers 332 accommodations with fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels and pay movies. Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and minibars are provided. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include safes and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Fireplace
  • Private balcony
  • Sitting area
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11 AM.

Pelican Grill - Overlooking the golf course, this restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Coliseum Pool and Grill - This poolside restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Guests can play rounds at the 36-hole golf course. 3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a steam room and a fitness center.

Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility or spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surf lessons - nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

The Spa at Pelican HIll has 22 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages, facials, and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

  • Number of treatment rooms 22
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Prenatal massage
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Reflexology
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to Villa Clubhouse for Villa Stays only. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, guests will need to go to Villa Clubhouse for Villa Stays only.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 395 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 50 lbs)
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and JCB International; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and JCB International. Cash is not accepted.

For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and lunch.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 65 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Beach access
  • Beach towels
  • Business center/computer access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • In-room coffee
  • Parking

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 18 and USD 40.00 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 395 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Pelican Hill
  • Pelican Hill Newport Coast
  • Pelican Hill Resort
  • Pelican Resort
  • Pelican Resort Hill
  • Resort Pelican Hill
  • Resort Pelican Hill Newport Coast
  • Resort Pelican Hill Newport Beach
  • Pelican Hill Newport Beach
  • At Pelican Hill Hotel
  • Pelican Hill Hotel Newport Beach
  • Hotel At Pelican Hill
  • The At Pelican Hill Newport
  • The Resort at Pelican Hill Resort
  • The Resort at Pelican Hill Newport Beach
  • The Resort at Pelican Hill Resort Newport Beach

You should know

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.