Newport Beach

The Resort at Pelican Hill

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • 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

"A showstopper of a pool, and indulgent accommodations" -- Conde Nast Traveler
Enjoyed This
(90 Member Ratings)
"The location and atmosphere were superb!"
04. Jan 2019
Lake Forest, CA, USA

Map & Directions

John Wayne Airport is a 15-minute drive from the resort.Long Beach Airport is about 30-minutes, and Los Angeles International airport is roughly an hour drive.

Rooms & Rates

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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.

From the press:
  • "The Resort at Pelican Hill redefined the upscale Orange County enclave of Newport Beach as a world-class destination" -- Travel + Leisure
  • "A showstopper of a pool, and indulgent accommodations" -- Conde Nast Traveler
  • "An Italian-inspired oasis of tranquility and beauty" -- Forbes Travel Guide



  • 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: Standard Time is: 4pm for Bungalows.
Standard Time is: 5pm for Villas.
Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Extra bed available upon request: free of charge.
Cot available upon request: free of charge.

Children are welcome. 

Pets: Pets (up to 2 per room) are allowed on request, and will be charged a non-refundable $250 (subject to tax) cleaning fee per pet. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

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.

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.

Additional details: Parking for one vehicle is included in the Resort Fee with your stay. The hotel offers Valet Parking and Self-Parking for $20.00 (subject to tax), per day for any additional vehicles. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel. These rates are subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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
(90 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Coast (CA) over the past 15 months.
5.0 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.8 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
The deal you offered for a villa with a golf credit was awesome. Hope you do it again !
Jonathan 11. Jan 2019 San Diego, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location and atmosphere were superb!
Other Comments
My package was to include a credit for a spa service which I tried to schedule online prior to my arrival. I tried 3 times but system was not working. Since I was only staying for one night I asked while I was there if I could schedule my time while I was still on vacation in the area for the next couple of days and was told no.... this is not ok.... I am quite disappointed....
Mary 04. Jan 2019 Lake Forest, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The room was large and comfortable. The private patio was also oversized and comfortable! Staff was attentive andpolite.
Sheri 04. Jan 2019 Fountain Valley, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Privacy, calm, food, grounds, staff, attentive w/o smothering. Perfect for recouperation from busy schedules.
Other Comments
Access to ice is the ONLY issue we had, and it’s tiny; almost petty to mention. We had a wonderful stay.
John 04. Jan 2019 Silverado, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The Room, Room Service, The View, Coliseum Pool & Andrea Restaurant.
Other Comments
A Gem of a Resort in Newport for anyone!
Dion 03. Jan 2019 Aliso Viejo, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Swimming Pool , food & Excelent Service
Other Comments
If you could give me a very descent rate in your 2 bedroom Bungalow or Villa with ocean view
jona 27. Dec 2018 Lake Forest, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The view
Other Comments
Great friendly service
Suzette 19. Dec 2018 ORANGE, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and property
Marie 19. Dec 2018 Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Upscale close to the beach ambiance, architecture, service, views and food.
Victor 17. Dec 2018 Valencia, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The whole grounds are beautiful. The rooms are very large and grand.
Other Comments
This is the most amazing resort. We will be back.
beverly 17. Dec 2018 Simi Valleysimi valley, CA, USA

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