Overview of The Resort at Pelican Hill

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4.7/5 Exceptional
988 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Air conditioning


What's nearby

Popular LocationPelican Hill Golf Course2 min drive
Popular LocationCrystal Cove State Park7 min drive
RestaurantThe Bootlegger Bar2 min drive
RestaurantThe Beachcomber Cafe2 min drive
AirportOrange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne)15 min drive

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  • Bungalow, 1 King Bed, Garden View

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 79 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Bungalow, 2 Queen Beds, Garden View

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 79 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Bungalow, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 79 sq m
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Bungalow, 2 Queen Beds, Ocean View

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 79 sq m
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Villa

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 332 sq m
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 10
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  • Garden King Suite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 152 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 152 sq m
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
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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. Balboa Pier and Huntington Beach Pier are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Fashion Island and South Coast Plaza. Consider The Observatory for a night out or Santa Ana Zoo if you're travelling with kids. Take the opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like hiking/biking trails and other activities like whale watching.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Pelican Hill Golf Course - 2 min drive
  • Crystal Cove State Park - 7 min drive
  • Fashion Island - 9 min drive
  • Corona del Mar State Beach - 10 min drive
  • Balboa Pier - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Laguna Niguel Station - 20 min drive
  • Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne) - 15 min drive


  • Andrea — 1 min walk
  • Coliseum Pool and Grill — 1 min walk
  • The Bootlegger Bar - 2 min drive
  • The Beachcomber Cafe - 2 min drive
  • Ruby's Shake Shack - 2 min drive

About this property

The Resort at Pelican Hill

Family-friendly Newport Beach resort in Newport Coast with 2 restaurants
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 centre and a bar/lounge. All 332 rooms boast fireplaces, and offer free WiFi and balconies. Separate sitting areas and 24-hour room service are standard, as are flat-screen TVs with cable channels.
The Resort at Pelican Hill offers 332 forms of accommodation with fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. Beds feature premium bedding. 42-inch Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels and pay-per-view films. Fridges, coffee/tea makers and minibars are provided. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.
This Newport Beach resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include a safe and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Awards and affiliations

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

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Electric car charging station
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/cafe
1 poolside bar and 1 bar
24-hour room service

Things to do

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

Family friendly

2 outdoor pools
Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
Children's club (surcharge)
Dry-cleaning service
DVD player
Laundry facilities


Banquet hall
Front-desk safe
Gift shop/newsstand
Lockers available
Newspapers in reception

Guest services

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

Languages spoken


Business services

Business centre
Computer station
Conference space


Pool umbrellas


22 treatment rooms
Body treatments
Body wraps
Couples treatment room(s)
Manicures and pedicures
Massage - deep-tissue
Massage - prenatal
Massage - swedish
Massage/treatment rooms
Hot tub
Steam room


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Fireplace in reception
Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Climate control (air conditioning)
Blackout drapes/curtains
Premium bedding


Free toiletries


42-inch flat-screen TV
TV channels
DVD player
Films for purchase

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker

Outdoor space



Connecting rooms available
Free newspapers
Iron/ironing board
Separate sitting area



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


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


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types

American Express
Diners Club
JCB International

Important information

Optional extras

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

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

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 guest room reservation.
  • Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.
  • Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.
  • For traveller safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast and lunch.

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

Property is also known as

Resort Pelican Hill Newport Coast
Pelican Hill Newport Coast
Resort Pelican Hill Newport Beach
Resort Pelican Hill
Pelican Hill Newport Beach
Pelican Hill

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Resort at Pelican Hill and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Resort at Pelican Hill offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Resort at Pelican Hill cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at The Resort at Pelican Hill?
As of 5 Jun 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Resort at Pelican Hill on 9 Jun 2020 start from NZ$1,373, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does this property have a pool?
Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools.
Is The Resort at Pelican Hill pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at this resort?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 4:00 PM to midnight. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at this resort?
Checkout is at 11:00 AM.
Where is this property located?
This family-friendly Newport Beach resort is located near the airport, 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Crystal Cove, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Corona del Mar State Beach and Sawdust Art Festival Grounds. Diver's Cove and Heisler Park are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Love Pelican Hill Resort. Only thing this trip due to pandemic, all amenities were closed basically. Also noticed that the grandbabies' feet were always dirty. May need carpet cleaning.

Stayed 2 nights in May 2020

5/5 Excellent

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    Stayed 2 nights in May 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    The Resort staff were all amazing...from the gentlemen who held the doors open every time we entered the lobby, to the Amazing CAFE with the best views all around! Our Double Queen Bungalow was quite spacious with Morning Sun blocking wood blinds. My 12 & 15 year olds enjoyed the heated pool and hot tub that overlooked the Golf Course, Ocean, & Island. We also enjoyed eating at the Pool Grill that had the same breathtaking view! Simply spectacular!

    Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Everything was wonderful! Staff was friendly and location od great!

    Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Wonderfully relaxing get away. Staff were very attentive. The property is stunning with wonderful views. All around wonderful experience.

    Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020