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Overview of The Resort at Pelican Hill

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Beach nearby
2 outdoor pools, open 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, pool umbrellas
2 outdoor pools, open 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, pool umbrellas
2 outdoor pools, open 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, pool umbrellas

The Resort at Pelican Hill

5 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationCrystal Cove15 min walk
    Popular LocationLittle Corona Beach4 min drive
    Popular LocationCrystal Cove State Park6 min drive
    AirportOrange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne)17 min drive

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About this area

Newport Beach

Located in Newport Beach, The Resort at Pelican Hill is in the entertainment district and near the beach. Segerstrom Center for the Arts and The Observatory are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Fashion Island and South Coast Plaza. Traveling with kids? Consider Santa Ana Zoo and Newport Harbor Nautical Museum. Take an opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like hiking/biking trails and other activities like whale-watching.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Crystal Cove - 15 min walk
  • Sherman Library and Garden - 4 min drive
  • Little Corona Beach - 4 min drive
  • Crystal Cove State Park - 6 min drive
  • Corona del Mar State Beach - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Laguna Niguel Station - 19 min drive
  • John Wayne Airport (SNA) - 16 min drive

Restaurants

  • Andrea — 1 min walk
  • Coliseum Pool and Grill — 1 min walk
  • Rose Bakery Cafe — 3 min drive
  • Zinc Cafe — 4 min drive
  • Maestro's Ocean Club — 4 min drive

About this property

The Resort at Pelican Hill

Family-friendly Newport Beach resort in Newport Coast, near Crystal Cove State Park
Along with 2 restaurants, this smoke-free resort has 2 outdoor pools and a full-service spa. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a golf course, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge. All 332 rooms boast fireplaces and offer free WiFi and balconies. Sitting areas and 24-hour room service are standard, as are flat-screen TVs with cable channels.
The Resort at Pelican Hill offers 332 accommodations with fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels and pay movies. Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and minibars are provided. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include safes and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

Guests can play rounds at the 18-hole golf course. 2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a steam room and a fitness center.

Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility or spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

The onsite spa has 22 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages, facials, and body wraps. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including reflexology.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast and lunch
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–11 AM: USD 18-40.00 per person
  • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • 18 holes of golf
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Golf driving range
  • Shopping
  • Steam room
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • DVD player
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Conveniences

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Lockers available
  • Newspapers in lobby

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Golf lessons
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference space

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 22 treatment rooms
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Reflexology
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Pay movies

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Balcony

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Fireplace
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Slippers

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to Villa Clubhouse for Villa Stays only.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from January 1 to December 31:
  • Children's club
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Beach access
  • Beach towels
  • Business center/computer access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • In-room coffee
  • Parking

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 18 and USD 40.00 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector

We should mention

Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility or spa tub

Property is also known as

Pelican Hill
Pelican Hill Newport Coast
Pelican Hill Resort
Pelican Resort
Pelican Resort Hill
Resort Pelican Hill
Resort Pelican Hill Newport Coast
Resort Pelican Hill Newport Beach
Pelican Hill Newport Beach
At Pelican Hill Hotel
Pelican Hill Hotel Newport Beach
Hotel At Pelican Hill
The At Pelican Hill Newport
The Resort at Pelican Hill Resort
The Resort at Pelican Hill Newport Beach
The Resort at Pelican Hill Resort Newport Beach

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4.7
Exceptional
Rating 5 - Excellent. 794 out of 993 reviews
5 - Excellent 80%
Rating 4 - Good. 114 out of 993 reviews
4 - Good 11%
Rating 3 - Okay. 43 out of 993 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 25 out of 993 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 17 out of 993 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.5/5

Amenities

4.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Disliked: Staff & service
The staff was blatantly rude and abrasive. Customer service was non-existent. The decor was plain and uninteresting
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Loved the place!! Relaxing & refreshing for my husband & me. Beautiful & mesmerizing experience! Just when I texted the front desk if I can leave at 12PM I got a replied “12pm will be the absolute latest departure time we can provide you” It felt like he or she is telling me do not ask for later. I just asked one question if I can leave at 12PM & I was not going to ask for a later time. Now, let’s say I texted or called again to ask again then nicely you can explain to me First time a hotel tells me “absolute latest” Now, I know text can get misinterpreted which it happens.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
We were very disappointed that we were not told when we checked in the we were supposed to ask for housekeeping service. We did not receive any water/towel replenishments or have cleaning for our entire stay. I realize there are still covid restrictions in California, but we have not stayed at any other hotel who only provides service upon request??? It seemed like an excuse to us.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Welcoming and attentive staff. Rooms were elegant and quiet. Grounds were elegantly maintained. The soaking tub was a hit.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2021

1/5 Terrible

Stayed 6 nights in Mar 2021