The Resort at Pelican Hill
What We Love
- Tuscan village vibe and the largest circular pool in the world
- Tom Fazio–designed 36-hole golf courses overlooking the Pacific Ocean
- World-class spa and daily fitness walks to nearby Crystal Cove
What To Know
- There’s a free shuttle for getting around the enormous resort
- Very popular destination for weddings
- Top choice for families, with enormous bungalows and a kids’ camp
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Between Newport Beach and Laguna Beach in tony Orange County, the Resort at Pelican Hill is a 504-acre taste of Tuscany in the Cali countryside. Single-story Bungalows skirt the manicured grounds and start at an enormous 850 square feet. Done up in cool cream shades, all have limestone fireplaces, wood beam ceilings and marble bathrooms. Those with private terraces and Pacific Ocean views are well worth the splurge. Foodies get their fix at the resort’s multiple eateries, whether it’s traditional northern Italian fare at Andrea, farm-to-table favorites (and killer ocean views) at Pelican Grill, or poolside comfort food and kid-friendly options at the Coliseum Pool and Grill. The pool itself is at the heart of Pelican’s daytime action, especially if you pay extra for the huge furnished cabanas outfitted with sound systems, minibars and flat-screen TVs. Away from the pool, active types get their fix on the Tom Fazio–designed 36-hole golf course or in the state-of-the-art fitness center, while sybarites will be right at home in the world-class 22-room spa.
In the Area
Book a daytrip with concierge-approved Bill Hoffman of Hoffy Tours and visit lookout points from Crescent Bay Point Park to Dana Point Marina, plus stops at the San Juan Capistrano Mission and Los Rios Historic District. For families and nature lovers, the California coastline is full of adventures, from a visit to the Nix Nature Center to a hike in the Willow or Morro Canyon. Wine lovers should check out Hamilton Oaks Winery and Giracci Vineyards in Silverado and Trabuco canyons, or stay local with a stop at Laguna Canyon Winery. For a dose of retail therapy head to open-air mall Fashion Island, or escape the crowds and set up camp on the beach at Crystal Cove State Park.
How to Get There
The rooms are huge they have beautiful private outdoor space. The on sight restaurant was amazing we had a lovely dinner there. The oval pool is gorgeous. The spa was amazing and the service was incredible. Beautiful views from almost anywhere on the property and beautiful place to watch the sunset
Staying in 3 bedroom villa leased by Exclusive Resorts and a 3 minute walk to the pool, fitness center, and restaurant for breakfast and lunch. Villas have daily maid service, washer-dryer, and full kitchen. Amazing views off the back porch of the Pacific Ocean and one of the two golf courses. 2 Kings bedrooms and third had 2 double beds. Bathrooms very luxurious. Great bars and restaurants on property as well as shuttle service to and from.
We spent 3 days at this beautiful resort, unfortunately it rained through most of the trip but I will definitely stay there again. The room was well appointed. They asked before our stay if we required anything extra in the room. It has a lovely fireplace and shutters to close off the exterior lights in the mornings. The bed was comfortable, the sofa was down filled and enough chairs to entertain. Room service was excellent.
What a beautiful place to stay. Everything is top notch. I would highly recommend. The villas are wonderful. The patios are large - The Fireplace romantic. The food delicious - This is a must stop if you are visiting Newport Beach.
We stayed in a bungalow room which was spacious and well furnished. All linens and pillows felt like new. Very comfortable bed. Nice large bathroom with amenities. Staff was friendly and accommodating.