The Resort at Pelican Hill

22701 Pelican Road South

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  • The Resort at Pelican Hill is a luxury resort located along the Newport Coast, between Laguna Beach and Newport Beach. Perched high along the coast, set back only a few minutes from the beach, the resort has gorgeous views of the ocean and Catalina Island. Families can take a 5-minute shuttle ride to the famed Crystal Cove State Park beach, where beach chairs and umbrellas are available for resort guests. A golf course winds through the expansive grounds and there are shuttles and golf carts to transport guests around the resort. Accommodations are single-story bungalows and villas. The Resort at Pelican Hill villas feel more like a neighborhood than a hotel; it’s not uncommon to see kids riding bikes and scooters around the streets. The spacious villas have a private entrance, a clubhouse with a pool, and standout service with a concierge and butler available. The Camp Pelican Kids’ Club is a highlight, with indoor/outdoor kid-only zones and well-trained counselors. The family pool is adjacent to Camp Pelican, and counselors may take kids to swim or on mini field trips around the resort (the gelato bar is a very a popular stop). Tweens and teens have their own activity program with offsite excursions. The dramatic Coliseum pool is perfectly round and very attractive for families, as it’s huge and never more than 3 feet deep.

    • Category: Hotel
    • Location: Seaside
    • Standard: Luxurious
    • Style: Traditional
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    Our Reviewer's Favorite Features

    • Baby Ready: Crib and highchair available
    • Toddler Fun: Open, safe areas for running around
    • Well-appointed accommodations
    • School Age Action: Fantastic Camp Pelican kids’ club for ages 4-12
    • Cool For Teens: Daily planned activities for tweens and teens
    • Well-appointed accommodations
    • Butler and concierge service in Pelican Hill villas
    • Stunning Coliseum swimming pool is amazing for families
    • Variety of top-notch sports and activities for every age


    Families Should Know

    • 5-minute drive to the beach. Many guests choose to walk to the beach which is across the boulevard.
    • Shuttle provided to Crystal Cove State Park (beach)
    • Shuttles are used to transport guests around expansive grounds, as well as shopping (Fashion Island)
    • No Resort Fee
    • Fee-based kids’ club for ages 4-12 is $US 60-90 per session
    • Fee-based movie and dinner night offered in summer months and holiday periods is $60 per child
    • WIFI and Parking are free

    Sports + Activities

    • golf
    • beach
    • kayaking
    • biking
    • whale watching
    • surfing
    • shopping
    • tennis

    Local Excursions

    • Laguna Beach
    • Newport Beach
    • Disneyland
    • Crystal Cove State Park
    • Dana Point Harbor
    • Catalina Island
    • Discovery Science Center
    • Ocean Institute
    • Mission San Juan Capistrano



    • bungalow guest rooms, suites, and villas
    • air-conditioning
    • TV/DVD/CD player
    • complimentary bottled water/mini-fridge/safe/hair dryer/coffee maker
    • gourmet kitchen villas
    • fireplace in all units
    • private terrace, most with sea view
    • WIFI in rooms and public areas
    • personal villa staff includes butler/housekeeping
    • free overnight parking (self/valet)
    • multiple swimming pools/whirlpools
    • children’s pool and clubhouse
    • complimentary access to spa retreat areas (sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, relaxation room)
    • fitness center w/ complimentary classes – yoga, pilates, stretching
    • kids’ club for ages 4-12/planned activities for ages 13-17
    • five onsite restaurants/lounge areas
    • multiple golf courses at Pelican Hill
    • concierge
    • babysitting on request
    • disabled access
    # of peopleStarting at
    • D - daily pricing
    • W - weekly pricing
    • T - tax included
    • B - breakfast included
    • I - all-inclusive

    Preferred Room


    Guest Room Highlights

    • Spacious
    • Well-appointed
    • Good configuration for sleeping
    • Comfortable beds
    • Beautiful view
    • Nice bathroom
    • Great shower
    • Kitchenette/kitchen facilities
    • Safe for babies/toddlers

    Booking Conditions

    • Deposit required
    • Cancellation: <6 days prior to arrival, deposit forfeit
    • Crib and highchair: free
    • Extra bed: $US 25 per bed
    • Babysitting: $US 15+ per hour
    • Kids’ club: $US 60+ per session
    • WIFI: free
    • Parking: free