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The Resort at Pelican Hill

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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
(35 Member Ratings)
"The beautiful view."
11. Nov 2018
Burbank, 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


  • Complimentary parking
  • Valet service (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$38.59 inclusive of tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

The resort fee includes:

  • Daily coffee
  • Daily tea
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Digital newspaper,
  • Concierge services
  • Access to spa amenities
The resort fee is reduced to $22.05 when booking the Travelzoo Deal. 

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: Complimentary parking for one vehicle is included 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
(35 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
4.7 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The beautiful view.
Other Comments
The atmosphere is so warm and welcoming. The staff is absolutely professional and at your service.
Susan 11. Nov 2018 Burbank, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Villas we’re amazing - private entrance and pool and restaurant. The main hotel was exceptional. Exactly what you expect for a high end resort
Samantha 07. Nov 2018 Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff and the view
Ramona 07. Nov 2018 Chino, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
We had a beautiful room and truly enjoyed the resort.
Other Comments
My only "complaint" is that the staff at the pool - was the weakest link in the entire resort - they left empty glasses around without clearing them, they weren't particularly attentive or prompt in taking orders. Otherwise, everything was impeccable.
Jill 06. Nov 2018 Los Angeles, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
EVERYTHING!!!!! This is the most extraordinary hotel. It is not just the beautiful architecture, well appointed rooms, beautiful setting. It is the STAFF. They are absolutely extraordinary. My daughter and I have been celebrating our birthdays at Pelican Hill for 10 years. We hope to do so for decades more. This hotel should be first on your list for vacations, special occasions, and spa visits. No way to name all the people who made our stay so wonderful. Without exception everyone, from the hotel reservations staff, to the spa personnel, to the waiters and restaurant personnel, to those who work in the lovely lobby café, to the concierge, went out of their way to make us feel celebrated.
Elena 30. Oct 2018 Malibu, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The amazing views, food, and service!
Other Comments
The staff is amazingly accommodating at this resort
Daryn 29. Oct 2018 Corona, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Check in to check out a 10
Lynn 22. Oct 2018 Newport Beach, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The resort is beautiful. Staff is great. Everything first class.
Other Comments
Thanks for making our stay so pleasant.
Mark 22. Oct 2018 Redondo beach, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Fabulous bungalow. Great service & ambiance. We really enjoyed our stay.
Romany 21. Oct 2018 Long Beach, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Spa, location, service
Other Comments
Rooms needed updated, televisions did not work. Bathroom lights were out. Seemed odd for a high end resort.
Jennifer 19. Oct 2018 El Cajon, CA, USA

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