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The Resort at Pelican Hill

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • At 504 acres, the sprawling luxury property overlooks the Pacific Ocean
  • There are two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses, a 5-star spa and six dining options
  • The "showstopper of a pool" (Conde Nast Traveler) is one of the largest circular swimming pools in the world
  • Bungalows start at 847 square feet and come with limestone fireplaces, marble baths and wood-beam ceilings

"Wonderful experience! We loved that the villas easily fit our entire family."
Dec 12, 2019 - Las Vegas, NV, USA
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Overlooking the Pacific Ocean along California's Newport Coast, the 504-acre Pelican Hill Resort offers guests "next-level luxury" (Travel + Leisure) with Tuscan-style Bungalows that, starting at 847 square feet, are larger than many city apartments. Each Bungalow or Villa comes with a limestone fireplace, marble bath, private patio or terrace and wood-beam ceilings.

The expansive property features six restaurants ranging from upscale Italian with homemade pasta to poolside California fare. Plus it's got one of the largest circular swimming pools in the world, a 5-star spa and two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses that look out over the water. A free shuttle transports guests across the enormous resort and lush landsacpe, as well as down to the beach at Crystal Cove. Those staying in Villas can also access amenities at the 10,000-square-foot Villa Clubhouse, which includes a comfy reading area by a fireplace, game tables and a separate glass-tile pool.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Fitness classes
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)
  • Slippers
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Standard Time is: 4pm for Bungalows.
Standard Time is: 5pm for Villas.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Extra bedding available upon request: free of charge.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.

Children are welcome. 

Pets: Pets are allowed on request.
A non-refundable cleaning fee of US$250 plus tax, per stay will be charged upon arrival.

Maximum 2 pets per room.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of US$65 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.
Valet service fee: US$20 plus tax per night.
Car park fee: US$20 plus tax per night.

The Resort Fee includes:

  • Overnight parking for one vehicle
  • Crystal Cove Beach Experience:
  • Hourly shuttle drop-off and pick-up
  • Beach chairs, umbrellas and beach towels
  • Kids special beach bag
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • Fitness Center & Daily Fitness Classes
  • Access to Spa Facilities (based on availability) - Sauna, Steam Room, Soaking Tubs
  • Guest Experience Concierge Assistance
  • Priority golf tee times
  • Driving range usage after 12pm noon with complimentary golf club rentals
  • Complimentary domestic phone calls
  • Shoe-shine service
  • Two bottles of water refreshed daily at turndown (additional available per request)
  • In-Room Coffee & Tea
  • Digital Newspaper Access
  • 24/7 Business center/computer access
  • Pressing service (3 items per day)
  • Art walk with a glass of Prosecco

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(126 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Coast (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.9 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.9 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Wonderful experience! We loved that the villas easily fit our entire family.
Jordan Dec 12, 2019 Las Vegas, NV, USA
Other Comments
Service was incredibly slow. Not much for kids to do, especially if the weather isn’t good .
kristin Dec 10, 2019 Chicago, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Rooms and staff were fantastic. F&B offerings were ok. Gorgeous property.
SEAN Dec 07, 2019 Las Vegas, NV, USA
Enjoyed Most
The bungalow was large and beautiful as was the resort. The staff frequently went out of their way to be helpful.
Ronald Nov 23, 2019 San Diego, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Nice fireplace in the room.
Other Comments
The adult only pool was closed which was not disclosed at the time of booking. It said an art tour was included but the art tour is only on fridays so we couldn’t use it. The server at the grill for lunch was extremely rude and yelled at me.
chantel Nov 19, 2019 Newport Beach, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
All good. High quality resort and service.
Alexander Nov 19, 2019 Los Angeles, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The room was immaculate, spacious and well-appointed. It was an amazing way to recharge before the stressful holiday season. The staff was so helpful and nice, from the room service folks, the turn down person, the valet, the front desk....everyone. I would definitely recommend this hotel and will most definitely come back.
Ann Nov 18, 2019 Los Angeles, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Villa, service
Other Comments
Great place for family get togethers. Lots of space in Villas.
Gayle Apr 06, 2019 Irvine, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The rooms were nice and spacious. It has potential to be great, but they HAVE to work on their level of service and creating a better environment for guests particularly those without children or who opted to leave their children at home.
Other Comments
We were told the wait for brunch was "over an hour", however when we went online and made a reservation in that exact moment, we got in in 30 minutes. When seated they were out of napkins and we were given paper cocktail napkins. The brunch buffet was empty and they weren't properly refilling items in a timely manner. The pool was over-run by lots of loud screaming kids and zero ambient music. You can't charge this much for a hotel and have this poor of service. Particularly if you label yourselves as five-star.
Erica Mar 26, 2019 San Pedro, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The pool is amazing!!
Katherine Feb 27, 2019 San Francisco, CA, USA

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