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4.7 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 dail ... " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 09 May 2019

Hotel Description

Family-friendly 5-star resort near Fashion Island

Oceanside stay

Your stay at this Newport Coast resort places you within 3 miles (5 km) of Crystal Cove State Park and Corona del Mar State Beach. Fashion Island and Balboa Pier are also within 6 miles (10 km).

18-hole golf course

This luxury resort features a golf course, a full-service spa, and 2 restaurants. Families will appreciate the children's club, onsite laundry facilities, and supervised childcare. Enjoy the 2 outdoor pools and perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

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, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Two-Bedroom Ocean View Villa

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Three-Bedroom Ocean View Villa

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Bungalow, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Four-Bedroom Two-Story Ocean View Villa

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 10 Max

The Resort at Pelican Hill ratings based on 9 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 (1)
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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Comment from Hotel Management

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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5 out of 5

perfect setting for vacation.

Pros: golf course, spacious rooms and the view.
Location: shopping mall, great beach, restaurants
This is my favorite spot for vacation any time of the year. In fact we visit this place at least twice a year. Their golf course is the best especially the north course. One can see the ocean from the beginning to the end. The ocean view bungalow is spacious, has a great view, high ceiling, spacious bathrooms, even the great coffees. The food is great also. The pools are great overlooking the golf course and the ocean. There is a upscale shopping mall and very hip restaurants. So, this is for everybody, old and young. I loved it.

Posted by , from KOREA on Mar 29, 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: I loved everything, from the customer service, food, room service, the cleanliness everything..
Cons: Honestly there is nothing that I would want to change.
Location: We went by the New port beach.. very relaxing, and ate at the Javiers:)
We were staying there for a weekend celebrating my husbands birthday. We had an amazing time. Highly highly recommend this hotel!

Posted by , from seattle on Mar 23, 2015

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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 29 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):

  • Bar/Lounge(s)
  • Children's club
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa tub

Property Features

As a guest of The Resort at Pelican Hill, you'll find a full-service spa, a golf course, and 2 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 a poolside bar 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 a terrace 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
  • Built in 2008
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • 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
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Lockers available

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: John Wayne Airport (SNA) (19 km / 11.8 mi)
  • 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. This Newport Beach resort provides 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)
  • 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.

Andrea - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

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.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Guests can play rounds at the 18-hole golf course. 2 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.

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

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

  • 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

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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 credit cards; 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. 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 credit cards. 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
  • 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 (October 01 - December 31): USD 50 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, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

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)

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

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

The Resort at Pelican Hill is listed in the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Top 100 List.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*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.