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Get an overview of this hotelNewport Coast luxury resort with 2 world-class golf courses

Expedia Insiders' Select Winner 2015

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Swimming pools
Business center
Laundry facilities

Hillside hideaway by the beach

Perched high on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this Southern California resort is 1 mile from Crystal Cove Beach, 3 miles from Fashion Island shopping, and 5 miles from Laguna Beach. John Wayne Airport is 15 minutes away.

Unique pool, sublime spa

Among the many highlights: 2 ocean-view golf courses designed by Tom Fazio, 5 distinctive dining experiences, a perfectly circular pool lined with more than a million glass tiles, and a spa with Roman soaking tubs and 22 treatment rooms.

Terraces, limestone fireplaces

Spacious bungalows feature private terraces, garden or ocean views, gas-lit Italian limestone fireplaces, large flat-screen TVs, luxury linens, and free Wi-Fi. Bathrooms come with soaking tubs and separate showers.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Winner of numerous prestigious awards, The Resort at Pelican Hill is arrayed on 504 landscaped acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Beaches, upscale shopping, and charming coastal towns are within easy reach.

The resort's ocean-view Coliseum Pool is an attraction unto itself. The perfectly circular pool is 136 feet in diameter and lined with more than a million glass tiles, cut and laid by hand.

The Pelican Hill Golf Club features 2 championship 18-hole courses designed by Tom Fazio. Almost every hole commands spectacular ocean views.

An oasis of luxury, the Spa at Pelican Hill includes 22 treatment rooms, the women's and men's Acqua Colonnade, Roman baths, relaxation lounges, and a fitness center.

The resort offers 5 dining options with outdoor terraces overlooking the ocean or golf course. Andrea, the award-winning signature restaurant, showcases the fresh flavors of Northern Italy.

The resort also offers a children's pool, a free children's club, game consoles, two 60-inch plasma TVs for games and movies, a karaoke machine, digital microscopes, and lots more.

The Resort at Pelican Hill is nonsmoking, except for a few designated outdoor areas.

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Children's club 
  • Full-service spa 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Business center 
  • Conference space 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Year Built 2008 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Steam room 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Children's pool 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Hair salon 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 332 
  • Wedding services 
  • Golf course on site 
  • Garden 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Refrigerator  
  • DVD player  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish


Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • DVD player 
  • Pay movies 
  • Fireplace 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Balcony 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • HDTV 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

Andrea Ristorante & Bar - Featuring an ocean-view terrace, the resort's signature restaurant showcases Northern Italian cuisine. Fresh pastas are created in the temperature-controlled Pasta Room. Artisan-style gelatos are prepared in-house, too. Lunch Wednesday - Sunday, dinner nightly, terrace and bar open late morning till late evening. Reservations advised.

Pelican Grill - Located in the Pelican Hill Golf Club, the Pelican Grill serves coastal California cuisine for lunch and dinner. An open kitchen, heated ocean-view terrace, and extensive wine-by-the-glass menu enhance the experience. The lounge features two 9-foot plasma TVs.

Coliseum Pool & Grill - Overlooking the ocean, this poolside restaurant serves pizza, pasta, burgers, fresh fish, and other favorites. A children's menu is available. The heated terrace is the perfect spot to dine on a cool evening. The bar offers a 9-foot plasma TV for watching sporting events. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, poolside snacks, cocktails.

Caffé - This Italian-inspired, wood-paneled espresso bar features pastries, gelato, light fare, and specialty coffee drinks.

Caffé II - Located at the Golf Clubhouse, this alfresco café serves light fare and specialty coffee drinks.

Room service is available 24 hours a day.

Nearby Things to Do

Inspired by its Roman namesake, the circular Coliseum Pool measures 136 feet in diameter. The ocean-view sundeck is furnished with chaises longues and luxury cabanas.

The Pelican Hill Golf Club offers 2 championship, ocean-view golf courses designed by Tom Fazio: The Ocean North and the Ocean South. The Club also features the Pelican Hill Golf Academy; professional forecaddies; and a clubhouse with men's and women's lounges, a golf shop, and 2 dining options.

Located in the spa, the fitness center is outfitted with state-of-the-art cardio and weight equipment. Personal training is available for a surcharge. Guests can also participate in group classes such as Lunchtime Boot Camp and Restorative Yoga.

Just a mile from The Resort at Pelican Hill, Crystal Cove Beach features surfing, sunbathing, walking trails, and 3 miles of sandy shoreline. The vast Irvine Ranch Land Reserve®, adjoining the resort, offers miles of scenic hiking trails. It's also a prime spot for bird-watching.

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

  • Golf driving range on site 
  • Golf lessons on site 
  • Golfing on site 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 

Spa Services

At the Spa at Pelican Hill, treatments are tailored to relax, replenish, or invigorate. The spa offers 22 treatment rooms, a full salon, and relaxation areas. The Acqua Colonnade features a sauna, spa tub, and herbal steam room, and is complimentary to resort guests receiving treatments. Among the treatment highlights: the Cristallo Bath with Himalayan salt crystals and Italian bergamot, the Amber Gold Signature Massage, the Smoothing Thyme Body Buff, and the Reveal Facial with SkinCeuticals products.

  • Number of treatment rooms 22 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Reflexology 
  • Massages 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25 per night.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: USD 35.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Spa access
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Shuttle service
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Concierge/valet service
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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)
  • Self parking fee: USD 20.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • 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

We should mention

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.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The Resort at Pelican Hill is listed in the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Top 100 List.

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