Resort at Pelican Hill

Top choice resort in Crystal Cove State Park

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9.1 out of 10

At this Tuscan-themed resort secluded in the Newport Coast hills, mature trees and Palladian columns line the way to over 300 deluxe air-con bungalows and villas. Pleasures include a circular mosaic-inlaid swimming pool (diameter: 136ft), two 18-hole championship golf courses, soothing spa, top-notch Northern Italian fare at Andrea restaurant and multilingual concierge staff who define solicitous. Rates: sky-high. Pampering: priceless.

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Featuring Italian Renaissance architecture, this 504 acre luxury resort features spacious bungalows and suites with flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations. The resort is located at the Pelican Hill Golf Course and features golf lessons, a full-service spa, an iconic coliseum pool and on-site dining options. Newport Center is 15 minutes’ drive away. Each guest accommodation includes uniquely decorated rooms with spa-style bathrooms and white bedding. Select accommodations at Resort at Pelican Hill include a fully equipped kitchen and a dining area. Guests can relax or swim in the Coliseum Pool area, which features an outdoor pool and a restaurant offering poolside dining. The resort also offers a fitness centre in the spa. The resort’s 5 restaurants include Andrea, which offers ocean view dining and serves Northern Italian cuisine with house made sauces. Pelican Girl offers steaks, burgers and wood-fired pizza from an open kitchen and has a full bar with whiskeys from around the world. Resort at Pelican Hill is 35 minutes’ drive away from Disneyland. Balboa Island and the Balboa Fun Zone are 20 minutes’ drive away.

Important information

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Guests under the age of 21 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

Please be advised that your credit card will be charged for a full, non-refundable room and tax deposit for the entire length of stay 5 days prior to your date of arrival. Commencing 5 days prior to your arrival, we will be unable to refund any portion of your payment should you need to modify or cancel your reservation. Please note that a change in the length of dates of your reservation may result in a rate change.

Standard check-in for the Bungalows at the property is 16:00. Standard check-in for the Villas is 17:00. Check-out is before 12:00 noon. The minimum required age for check-in is 21 and will be verified upon arrival to the Resort. A daily Resort fee and overnight parking fee per vehicle per night will be assessed to your guestroom account during your stay. Please contact resort for details.

Features of Resort at Pelican Hill


  • Parking
  • Terrace
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Family rooms
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Internet services
  • Gift shop
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Hiking
  • Packed lunches
  • Cycling
  • Hammam
  • Shops (on site)
  • Wifi
  • Snack bar
  • Sun terrace
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Trouser press
  • Kids' club
  • On-site parking
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Books, dvds, music for children
  • Indoor play area
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
  • Baby safety gates
  • Children television networks
  • Kid meals
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Secured parking
  • Parking garage
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar


  • Room service
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Business centre
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ironing service
  • Shoeshine
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge service
  • Daily maid service


  • Fitness centre
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Outdoor pool


  • Newspapers
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Lift
  • Safety deposit box
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Air conditioning
  • Atm/cash machine on site


  • Valet parking
  • Private parking


  • Free WiFi available