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The Resort at Pelican Hill

22701 Pelican Hill Road South | Newport Coast, CA 92657  [SEE MAP]Newport Coast, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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There is a wide range of accommodations, amenities and dining options
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Overlooking several golf courses and the Pacific Ocean, The Resort at Pelican Hill earns praise for its relaxed ambiance and luxurious amenities, as does the impressive circular Coliseum Pool. Here, you'll have your choice of bungalow or villa accommodations – villas are more spacious with separate living quarters, making them a good choice for families. No matter which type of room you choose, you will be greeted with warm neutral tones, exposed wood-beam ceilings and Italian limestone fireplaces, not to mention views of the ocean or the fairways from private terraces. Families particularly enjoy The Resort at Pelican Hill thanks to its abundant outdoor activities for teens and the Camp Pelican program and clubhouse, which offers games for kids ages 4 to 12. Adults also have opportunities for fun on the spectacular golf course, at The Spa at Pelican Hill or at one of the on-site eateries. You can find this hotel just south of Balboa Island along Highway 1.
Newport Coast, CA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort, 332 rooms
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Opulent, Modern



  • 5.0Hotel Class


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The Resort at Pelican Hill is an Italian-inspired oasis of tranquility and beauty located on the Newport coast of California, offering airy bungalows and two-, three- and four-bedroom villas spread throughout the lush grounds on cul-de-sacs named after Italian cities.

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The 504-acre resort includes a classically designed bridge similar to the ones that span the Arno River in Florence, but the centerpiece of the resort is the Coliseum Pool, the largest circular pool in the world.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1884 have reviewed the The Resort at Pelican Hill, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1884 reviews 4.5 (based on 1884 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Inspired by Italian architect Andrea Palladio, The Resort at Pelican Hill offers spacious bungalows and two-, three- and four-bedroom villas with Mediterranean style, indoor/outdoor living spaces and luxurious amenities. Bungalows feature 15-foot wood beam ceilings, Italian limestone fireplaces, travertine flooring, private terraces and marble bathrooms with soaking tubs and separate showers. Modern amenities include flat-screen TVs, Bose stereo systems, an in-room espresso maker and a granite wet bar with refrigerator. Views are either of the ocean or the property's landscape.
    Nightly resort fee$65

    Standard room size847 square feet

    • Premium channels
    • Workspace/desk
    • Minifridge
    • Bathrobes/slippers
    • Minibar
    • Shower/tub combo
    • Separate shower
    • Separate tub
    • Internet
    • Wireless internet
    • Free internet
    • Fee for internet usage
    • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
    • Adjoining rooms available

    Location & Parking

    Spanning 504-acres, The Resort at Pelican Hill is located in Orange County between Newport Beach and Laguna Beach off of Highway 1. The resort overlooks the Pacific Ocean near Newport Harbor and is adjacent to Crystal Cove Beach. Although the beach is within walking distance, the resort offers a convenient complimentary shuttle service that runs once an hour. While there is nothing within walking distance, in addition to the nearby beach, guests have access to three pools (one of which is for children), a spa, several dining options, a championship golf course, two fitness centers and a variety of activities from surfing and kayaking to biking and daily fitness beach walks.
    • 9 miles south of John Wayne Airport
    • 16 miles south of Irvine Amtrak Station
    • 48 miles south of Los Angeles International Airport
    • Valet parking is included in the $65 daily resort fee
    • 24-hour valet parking (free)
    • 24-hour self-parking
    • Airport shuttle
    • Car service

    Within walking distance of:

    • Bus stop
    • Restaurants
    • Movie theater
    • Train station
    • Beach
    • Theater
    • Subway/metro stop
    • Grocery store
    • Shopping


    The resort offers a variety of dining options, ranging from casual coastal cuisine to fine dining at Pelican Hill's northern Italian restaurant, Andrea. Andrea is open for lunch and dinner, and is famous for preparing risotto tableside in a Parmesan wheel. The Coliseum Pool & Grill and the Pelican Grill both feature American cuisine, while the resort's Caffè & Market provides gourmet grab-and-go selections as well as coffee, wine, beer and resort made gelato. A second location, Caffè II, is located at the Pelican Hill Golf Club. Piccolo at the Villas serves globally inspired small plates and the Great Room Social Lounge serves craft cocktails and small plates.
    • Children's menus available
    • Afternoon tea Friday to Sunday
    • Pelican Grill offers chef's table menu
    • All restaurants offer al fresco dining

    Number of restaurants7

    Cuisine TypesItalian, American

    • Fine dining
    • Casual dining
    • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service
    • 24-hour room service
    • free breakfast


    A nod to its namesake in Rome, the Coliseum Pool is a stunning architectural gem. The perfectly circular pool features more than one million glass mosaic tiles surrounded by luxurious private cabanas and lounge chairs. Adjacent to the Coliseum Pool, the children's pool offers ocean views, child-sized chaise lounges, a bubble jet fountain and sandy play areas. Exclusively for villa guests, the Villa Pool also features views of the Pacific Ocean, a whirlpool spa, a children’s wading pool and private cabanas.
      • Lap pool
      • Wading pool
      • Lazy river
      • Family pool
      • Infinity pool
      • Whirlpool/hot tub
      • Adults-only pool
      • Lifeguard on duty
      • Poolside service
      • Waterslide
      • Deck chairs or cabanas
      • Pool bar


      The Spa at Pelican Hill features 22 treatment rooms and unique Acqua Colonnades, which offer herbal steam rooms, saunas and saltwater soaking tubs for pre-and-post treatment relaxation. The spa complex is also home to a fitness center, wellness classes and a full-service salon. The private spa suite is perfect for couples or small groups and offers a private lounge, complimentary citrus-cucumber infused water, snacks and a spa cuisine menu.

        Services offered:

        • Massage
        • Facial
        • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
        • Salon services
        • Outdoor treatment area
        • Steam room
        • Sauna


        The resort offers activity programs for both young children and teens. Camp Pelican, for children ages 4 to 12, features a clubhouse with two big-screen televisions, video games, board games, arts and crafts supplies, digital microscopes and computer stations. Outdoor activities include playtime in the children's pool with its bubble jet fountain and sand play areas. Full- and half-day programs include lunch and snacks.
          • Kids Club
          • Free Kids Club
          • Fee for Kids Club
          • Cribs
          • High Chairs


          The Pelican Hill fitness center is open to all resort guests and features complimentary daily activities including fitness walks and outdoor yoga sessions.
          • Complimentary Crystal Cove Beach walks depart daily from The Spa lobby
          • Weight equipment
          • Cardio equipment
          • Yoga mats
          • Free fitness classes
          • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


          The Resort at Pelican Hill offers over 23,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space including a ballroom, boardrooms, event terraces, an event lawn with a rotunda and a golf pavilion. The hotel also offers Mar Vista Ballroom, a completely private meeting space away from the hotel equipped with its own function rooms and event lawn.
          • Catering and audiovisual services available
          • Fully equipped business center

          Number of meeting rooms12

          • Business center
          • Meeting rooms
          • Meeting and event planners available


          The North and South Ocean Courses at the Pelican Hill Golf Club are adjacent to the resort. Guests receive preferred tee times and a discounted fee to play these courses, both of which boast ocean views. Greens fees include a professional forecaddie, a cart with bottled water, use of the practice facility and locker rooms and both club-cleaning and shoe attendant services.
          • Golf lessons offered
          • Golf carts
          • Golf packages
          • Club rentals
          • Club house
          • Refreshment stand or restaurant
          • Caddie service
          • Pro shop


          The resort has indoor and outdoor event spaces for ceremonies and receptions, including an event lawn with a rotunda situated 300 feet above the ocean, offering views of the Pacific. The event lawn can hold up to 500 guests for a reception and 520 for a ceremony. Mar Vista, set apart from the main resort area, includes its own ballroom and smaller La Capella room for more intimate wedding celebrations. The Mar Vista ballroom can hold 600 guests for a reception, while La Capella can hold 250 guests.

            Maximum wedding guest capacity600

            • Hotel hosts weddings
            • Outdoor space for weddings
            • Wedding planners available

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