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The Resort at Pelican Hill

The Resort at Pelican Hill

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1664 Reviews
Guide Price £1,819 per person
Based on 11 October 18 departure from London Heathrow flying with United Airlines, staying for 4 nights room only in a Garden View Two Bedroom Villa (2 adults sharing) including .
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

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.

  • 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

Hotel Category

Indulgent

Location Type

Away from it all

Main Facilities

  • Free parking
  • Golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

For Families

  • Kid's Club
Location Highlights

The Resort at Pelican Hill

  • Away from it all
  • Approx. 45 minutes
1664 Reviews 84% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1167
  • Very Good 228
  • Average 137
  • Poor 67
  • Terrible 65

What to Expect

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Reviews

Jun 16, 2018

Last minute getaway

First time staying at this resort; we typically stay at the Ritz but they were sold out. Stayed in an ocean view bungalow. Really enjoyed the coliseum pool and having your own dedicated parking spot. Didn't enjoy Crystal Cove Beach as felt it was too crowded. Would definitely consider staying here again!
Jun 14, 2018

Going downhill

Chicago, Illinois

I have stayed at this resort several times over the past few years-- and have contributed a review after one of those earlier stays. Unfortunately, a slow but marked decrease in quality over time is now evident. While the location is still as stunning as always, and the villas are spacious, the quality of service has been on a downward slope, and a seeming lack of attention to customer expectations more evident. It starts with the check in process-- where late in the day villas are not ready for check in, and waiting customers are kept hostage to misleading ETA's; even delayed airlines are getting better at being honest with passengers when delayed flights will actually take off. The villas themselves, while nice and spacious, are obviously beginning to show signs of aging. For the kind of rates that this resort charges, you would expect impeccable service, and greater care and attention to customer needs.
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The Resort at Pelican Hill

Facilities

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.

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.

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.

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.