The Resort at Pelican Hill | Newport Beach, California

The Resort at Pelican Hill, lying between the exclusive communities of Laguna Beach and Newport Beach, is an extraordinary hotel with expansive views of the Pacific Ocean. Modelled on an Italian seaside village, it has beautiful Palladian-inspired architecture, complete with a classically designed bridge.

The Resort offers 204 bungalow style bedrooms and 128 big family villas that give the feeling of a home away from home. There are world-class restaurants in classic al fresco settings, a luxurious Five-Star Spa and 36 holes of championship golf. The Coliseum Pool reputed to be the largest circular pool in the world has luxuriously furnished cabanas providing the perfect hideaway with food and beverage service available from the fun & casual Coliseum Grill. The Resort is only a 45-minute drive from Los Angeles International Airport and about 20 minutes from Disneyland.

Nearby you will also find Fashion Island, California’s premier shopping destination: 1.3 million square feet of retail which includes nearly 200 speciality shops, restaurants and store such as Bloomingdale and Neiman Marcus. Away from the shops, there is the Orange County Museum of Art, the Performing Arts Centre and the Newport Theatre Arts Center. Outdoor activities about at the Irvine Ranch and the unspoiled 3.5 mile beach at Crystal Cove.

This is high class resort focusing on service. Their philosophy is “if it can be done, it will be done”. Children are well looked after at Pelican Hill – as well as the Coliseum Pool there is a smaller children’s pool; children can join the Camp Pelican Kids camp and make use of the superb clubhouse.

If you are a golfer, Pelican Hill has two glorious courses. Set among over 400 acres of deep canyons, cutting chasms and rugged cliffs with panoramic views of the Pacific, Tom Fazio designed 36 championship holes: Ocean North and Ocean South. Pelican Hill Golf Club offers a truly unique golfing experience with an unequalled level of service, including the expertise and assistance of professional forecaddies, luxurious surroundings and delicious food at the Pelican Grill. As one of the world’s most famous golf course architects, Tom Fazio has designed more courses ranked in the Top 100 in the USA than anyone else. His design philosophy is simple: create golf courses that are as beautiful as they are a joy to play. At Pelican Hill, he seamlessly nestled both courses into the natural Southern California environment of the Newport Coast.. You might like to consider combining Pelican Hill with Pebble Beach and Torrey Pines for a memorable golf holiday.


Bungalow Guestrooms – These are clustered around tree-lined lanes and garden-like settings in one-story Bungalows with private terraces, some with ocean views, limestone fireplaces, hand-hewn wood-beam ceilings, deep soaking tubs with separate marble walk-in shower and adjacent parking.

Villas – A private enclave within the Resort featuring the North & South Villas with two, three & four bedrooms served by their own staff. They also offer a private clubhouse with gracious great room, dining room, fitness center, infinity pool with luxurious cabanas, whirlpool spa and children’s wading pool. Most Villas offer expansive ocean views.

Why We Like It

Gloriously luxuriant, A perfect place to unwind and be spoilt.

Services and Amenities

New York to Toronto – 2015 (Smith)

I have just returned from a tailor made holiday made possible by Jeannette Dembrey. This was the first time I had ever organised such a major holiday and as it was a gift for my children after my retirement it was really important to get things right. I went to quite a few agencies but Jeannette was way better than any of the people who I spoke to. She was so professional and wanted me to get the best from the money I could afford. The holiday was absolutely amazing and everything went like clockwork. Jeannette had thought of everything even the connections between places and the things we would do in each town. We stayed in 6 hotels altogether starting in New York and ending in Toronto. I am amazed at how smoothly it went. Even my son who has travelled all over the world was impressed with the way things had been organised. I cannot praise Jeannette enough for her professionalism. Thank you Jeannette. I would recommend you to anyone with the satisfaction of knowing that you did an amazing job. Thank you.

J Smith - Travelled New York to Toronto