The Resort at Pelican Hill

22701 Pelican Hill Rd. S, Newport Coast, California, 92657, USA

Fodor’s Expert Review

Across the PCH from Crystal Cove State Park, this upscale Mediterranean-style resort has spacious bungalow suites, each with Italian limestone fireplaces and marble baths, built into terraced hillsides overlooking the Pacific. The villas are larger than most suburban homes, and staffed with butlers. With its wraparound terraces, the circular Coliseum Pool (inspired by the Roman landmark) is a spectacular focal point. Soothe sore muscles at a 23,000-square-foot spa, or enjoy a sunset dinner at the Andrea Ristorante, where pasta is made in-house in a temperature-controlled pasta room. Kids are treated like VIPs at Camp Pelican. The hotel is adjacent to the Pelican Hill Golf Club, and its two Tom Fazio–designed golf courses.

PROS

  • paradise for golfers
  • gracious, attentive staff

CONS

  • sky-high prices
  • common areas can feel cold

Location

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Sophisticated
Near the beach
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 949-612–0332 | 888-507–6427

HOTEL DETAILS

204 rooms, 128 villas
Rate Includes: No meals

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