Review: The Resort At Pelican Hill in Newport Beach

One of the best luxury hotels in Newport Beach

The Resort at Pelican Hill, is a five-star property located on the coast of Newport Beach. An in-depth review and guide for one of the best luxury hotels in Newport Beach. 

The Resort at Pelican Hill - 22701 S Pelican Hill Rd, Newport Coast, CA 92657 - Ph (855) 315-8214

“Guests expect an exceptional vacation experience when staying at America’s top-ranked resort,” says Kate Starr, the resort’s public relations manager. “The Resort at Pelican Hill transports guests a world away with its enviable location featuring endless ocean views, luxurious amenities, gracious personalized service and value.”

Summer guests enjoy a variety of activities, including golf academies and clinics with professional golf extraordinaire Glenn Deck, who was recognized by Golf Magazine as one of the top 100 teachers in America. Beginners and avid golfers alike can improve their swings and putting skills with a selection of several golf packages, ranging from half-day to full-weekend excursions.


Pelican Hill boasts two remarkable 18-hole ocean-view golf courses designed by Tom Fazio, both making the list of Golf Digest’s top 100 public golf courses in America. For extended relaxation—and to enhance golf games—the summer series includes YogaGolf, which combines a golf clinic with a sunset yoga session.

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“Whether you’re here for a day, a weekend or a longer summer vacation, we look forward to welcoming golfers… to experience the finest of Southern California golf,” says Steve Friedlander, vice president at the Pelican Hill Golf Club.

The resort is also an ideal destination for a family vacation. Families can plan an extended stay at one of Pelican Hill’s secluded villas and experience some extensive relaxation with every personal appointment possible. There is a full concierge service with a personal butler on staff available around the clock to cater to every need, from scheduling a private chef, to planning out a customized meal and serving it in your own ocean-view terrace, to scenting the room with aromatherapy.

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And speaking of rooms, Pelican Hill is truly a home away from home, offering so much pampering and comfort that families may opt not to leave. Guests can select from the spacious two, three and four-bedroom floor plans, complete with a gourmet kitchen with all of the state-of the art appliances, marble-tiled bathrooms and 500-count threaded linens.

After settling into their vacation sanctuary, parents can break away for a date night and dine in one of the award-winning restaurants, including Andrea. Adults can enjoy an uninterrupted moment to savor the regional cuisine of Northern Italy—or to indulge a spa treatment—while children engage in activities offered at Camp Pelican. Like the resort itself, Camp Pelican considers all the details to make the stay memorable for children. Activities for children include movie nights, introduction to yoga and junior golf camps.

After enjoying individual preferences, families can reunite in the Coliseum Pool, the world’s largest circular pool. Surrounded by columns and arches accented with mosaic tiles, the pool is another tribute to Italy’s Golden Age.

And while relaxing in a cabana, guests just might think they’ve gone to the Mediterranean.