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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


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Newport Beach family favorite with enormous bungalows, a top Italian restaurant, full spa and ocean-facing golf course

The Lowdown

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 Resort at Pelican Hill
22701 Pelican Hill Road S
Newport Beach, CA 92657 United States


4.5 Very Good 1781 Reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago

The most beautiful resort. The bungalow i stayed in was amazing. The service was great I ate at two of the restaurants. They were both great. Fun bartenders too. The grounds are beautiful and the views from my room was fabulous

Excited to get back this week!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most beautiful resorts in California. We come to this property to relax, Spa, eat and swim. The rooms are gorgeous and the staff is top notch. The restaurants are great in the hotel but also a short ride away you can have all the best in Newport! Not to mention Soul Cycle is 5 minutes away!
See you all Tuesday!!!!!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing property and views! Exceptional service with a smile from every staff member, many addressed me by name despite my short stay. The rooms are incredible: large, beautifully appointed, comfortable, with enormous bathrooms, high ceilings, fireplaces, and large private terraces. A perfect place to relax and feel pampered in a luxurious setting.

beautiful view
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room is not very big but the view is what really makes this place. My room had an ocean view. It had a glass balcony railing so none of the view was obstructed. The bed was pretty comfortable, the bathroom was nice, typical for a 5 star resort. The view from the main building off the back balcony was truly amazing. If I can look at that view all day, I would be very happy. The pool was beautiful but it was too cold to use. The restaurant food was fairly mediocre. I'm not sure if it's worth the price but it was a beautiful place.

The Resort
Reviewed 1 month ago

Resort Pelicon Hill was very wonderful place.amazing Decorating resort room.resort manager was very helpful and friendly.food and drinks was amazing and really great service.fitness center,bar,swimming pool,spa and business center was amazing.