• a view of a body of water with a city in the background

The Resort at Pelican Hill

World-class luxury overlooking the ocean

Discover a world-class Mediterranean-inspired resort perched on rolling acres overlooking the ocean. The Resort at Pelican Hill has been voted the number one resort in the USA by Conde Nast readers and it’s not hard to see why: Picture 504 acres of lush Italianate grounds dotted with elegant villas, bungalows and impeccable amenities, all just moments from Newport Beach. Play your best game at two Fazio golf courses, immerse yourself in the world's largest circular pool at the Coliseum or relax in style at the Forbes Five Star spa before heading to one of the resort’s many world-class restaurants for exquisite cuisine and awe-inspiring views. Situated just an hour from LA, this is the perfect option for an unforgettable Californian getaway.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 £1,509  per person
Hotel Category
Indulgent
Location Type
Away from it all
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 1875 Reviews
Downtown LA city lights

Hotel highlights

  • Try your hand at the two Fazio-designed golf courses
  • Exquisite Mediterranean-inspired dining on-site
  • Enjoy the luxury of your own Tuscan-style bungalow or villa
  • Expansive 504 acre site minutes from Newport Beach
  • Experience relaxation at the award-winning spa

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    16:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 332 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Free parking
  • Golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

For Families

  • Kid's Club

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

The Resort at Pelican Hill

  • Away from it all
  • Approx. 45 minutes
1875 Reviews 84% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1323
  • Very Good 254
  • Average 152
  • Poor 71
  • Terrible 76

What to Expect

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Reviews

Feb 22, 2020

Fantastic Stay!!

Herriman, Utah

We loved our week at Pelican Hill! Very nice and we had a fantastic view from one of the bungalows. We’ll definitely have to try and get back! The only complaint we had was the lack of staff at the pool and lots of unsupervised kids in the hot tub. Other than that, 5 stars all the way!
Feb 22, 2020

Wonderful Experience

Family trip to Southern California and Pelican Hill was our third stop. We arrived at sunset just in time to catch the sunset from our villa. Had a party of 7, and the three bedroom was a great fit, not to mention the washer and dryer was a nice mid week surprise when we’d stayed in hotels prior. The staff was informative and friendly at check in and check out. Had dinner at the golf club and it was a very nice experience. Breakfast was at the villa clubhouse and the kids enjoyed a swim in a giant pool they had all to themselves afterwards. Would highly recommend PH to anyone, especially families traveling through the area.
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The Resort at Pelican Hill

Facilities

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Villa Clubhouse

For villa guests only, the Villa Pool is a sumptuous yet secluded affair, enhanced by more than 300,000 hand-cut glass tiles lining the interior and offering awe-simpering views to the coast.

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The Pelican Hill Golf Club

Boasting 36-holes designed by the legendary Tom Fazio, this upscale golf club is one of the best in the country and offers all the added amenities required to complete the golfing experience including a 44,000 square foot clubhouse with gendered locker rooms, golf club shop and popular lounge restaurant. Ocean North Course, This course embraces nature and offers a serene, isolated game with little to distract save the local birdlife and the fresh ocean breezes. Situated overlooking the ocean, with several holes right at the cliff edge, this undulating course is par 71 at nearly 7,000 yards and offers astounding views from every single hole.Ocean South Course, Varied and verdant, this course is a combination of deep chasms and rolling greens, rated at par 70 and 6,580 yards. As classically Fazio as you get, players can soak up 270-degree views from several holes plus there's the added challenge of the 13th hole which actually features two greens and strong ocean breezes.

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The Coliseum Pool

The crowning jewel of the Pelican Hill Resort has to be the stunning full-moon shaped Coliseum Pool. Measuring 136 feet in diameter and ringed by the amphitheatre-like Coliseum building, this is the largest circular pool in the world and overlooks the rolling greens right to the ocean. Doubly dazzling thanks to the 1.1 million azure mosaic tiles, each painstakingly hand-laid by skilled workers, the pool provides the perfect escape from everyday life with lounge space and private cabanas for hire. Relax in the skin-kind saltwater of the pool and also enjoy the benefit of a separate children's pool for younger guests to enjoy.

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The Spa at Pelican Hill

Covering 23,000 square feet of space and resplendent with spectacular Palladian architecture, this award-winning space centre is one of the resort's finest features. Light and airy inside, and crowned by a stunning 28-foot high rotunda, it's no wonder this facility was awarded the Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond awards within the first year of opening. Divided into gendered spa zones, guests can experience blissful relaxation before the treatments even begin, passing through temple-like passages and serene lounge areas. Once in a treatment room, guests can look forward to exquisite massages, indulgent renewals and so much more. At Pelican Hill, the spa is an experience all by itself.