The Resort at Pelican Hill – Newport Beach


Perched upon 504 acres of unrivaled coastal beauty, Pelican Hill® is set apart as a world unto itself, offering a feast for the senses and a blissful summer retreat for family and friends. Our private Villas and Bungalow Guest Rooms & Suites are all spacious and casually elegant, with an attentive staff there to anticipate your needs at every turn. Resort amenities are designed with you in mind, providing all the comforts of home with the activities and ultimate relaxation of a vacation away.

From the moment of arrival, you’ll experience a place like no other. The relaxed comfort of Pelican Hill® takes inspiration from the work of 16th century Italian architect Andrea Palladio, best known for his grand homes across the Venetian countryside. Like the Mediterranean, the sun-drenched climate of Southern California allows for indoor spaces to open up to the outdoors and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.


The architectural style of the Resort is inspired by the works of Andrea Palladio, an Italian architect from the 16th century. The beauty and harmony you feel is the result of thousands of small details- from the Italian plaster finish that enhances with age to the hand-made terra cotta finials sculpted by a master ceramicist.


The overall vision was to create a Northern Italian environment. Groves of olive trees, rows of lavender, cypress, fig and pine trees plus 45 foot Canary palms grace the Resort, evoking a timeless, authentic landscape. A natural setting that relaxes and invites strolling throughout the grounds.

Each detail of the Resort’s timeless, classic appearance has been created with the utmost care and attention to detail. From placing 1.1 million hand-cut glass mosaic tiles that line the bottom of Coliseum Pool to planting 100 year old olive trees to add authenticity to the Mediterranean landscape, each piece of the Resort is thoughtfully crafted to create a timeless, classic look inspired by the Italian renaissance.


Sustainability is about ensuring a positive future. These changes will not help you make a putt or give you extra yards off the tee, but you’ll rest easy knowing that sustainable decisions have been made so that Pelican Hill will be available, and in great shape for future generations.

Each one-story Bungalow Guest Room or Bungalow Suite features a limestone fireplace, private terrace, most with ocean views, hand-hewn wood beam ceiling, marble bath and adjacent parking. They are a spacious 847 to 1,634 square feet.

Our Villas are set in an exclusive, gated enclave and are a more intimate way to enjoy The Resort with a private clubhouse and pool, butler service and dedicated staff. Ranging from 2,193 to 3,581 square feet, The Villas offer two, three or four bedrooms and expansive ocean-view terraces.

Pelican Hill continues to be a top-rated and highly acclaimed Resort earning some of the highest honors and awards within the hospitality industry.


With views of the ocean or the Italian-inspired landscape and all the comforts of home, the allure of the Bungalow Guest Room is clear. Designed with the style and communal warmth of a Tuscan village, our Bungalows feature hand-hewn wood beam ceilings, cozy limestone fireplaces, marble baths and a private furnished terrace featuring panoramic ocean views that set the scene for a romantic escape.

Scenic pathways and residential-scaled streets, all lined with Italian-inspired landscaping, invite Bungalow guests to stroll to dinner, walk to the Coliseum Pool or simply explore the breathtaking grounds of the Resort.

  • 850 square feet
  • Fireplace
  • Private terrace
  • 16’ Wood-beam ceiling
  • 1,640 square feet
  • Two fireplaces and Two Plasma TVs
  • Dining Table and Chairs
  • Large Sectional Seating
  • Additional Bath

The Resort’s Bungalows are filled with so many features that guests might find it difficult to leave.

  • Golf course and ocean-view terraces
  • 15′ vaulted, rustic wood-beam ceilings
  • Italian limestone fireplaces
  • Travertine flooring throughout
  • Plush, feather-top beds with European-style linens
  • Deep soaking tubs and separate, marble walk-in showers
  • Elegant granite countertops
  • Double sinks
  • Lavish bath robes
  • Espresso maker and milk frother with gourmet pods
  • Hot Tea Available on Request
  • High-speed wireless Internet connections
  • UHD (4K) TVs with soundbars.
  • Multi-line telephone capabilities with speaker phone access
  • Granite wet bars with refrigerator
  • In-room safes
  • Cribs available upon request
  • Private parking space at the entrance of each Bungalow
  • Digital newspaper access

Our two, three and four-bedroom Villas are located in a private enclave within the Resort and feel like a home away from home. Our attentive Butlers, Concierge, Housekeeping and Front Desk staff work around the clock to ensure your stay is effortless. Our world-class Resort amenities, including a private clubhouse and pool for Villa guests exclusively, are the perfect complement to your fully appointed seaside retreat. Perfect for families or friends getting together this summer.

  • 2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bath Residence
  • Approximately 2,195 Square Feet
  • Garden or Ocean-View Terrace”
  • One Car Garage
  • 3 Bedroom / 3 Bath Residence
  • Approximately 2,575 Square Feet
  • Ocean-View Terrace
  • Two Car Garage
  • 4 Bedroom / 4 Bath Residence
  • Approximately 3,580 Square Feet
  • Ocean-View Terrace
  • Two Car Garage

The exclusive Villa Clubhouse provides 10,000 square feet of private luxury for guests staying at the Villas. Pamper yourself with extensive and sumptuous amenities; such as relaxing in the Great Room, enjoying a state-of-the-art fitness center and lounging at the pool and spa in private cabanas or dining on the gourmet selection of pastries, fresh squeezed juice and coffee for breakfast and burgers, paninis and salads for lunch or the globally-inspired petite portions offered at Piccolo. The options are endless to make the Villa Clubhouse feel more and more like home.


The elegant Great Room of the Villa Clubhouse features plush seating, an elegant limestone fireplace with comfy reading area, game tables, bar with wine, champagne and spirits and TVs. Relax by the fire with a drink from the bar, mingle with your Villa guest neighbors or catch your favorite sports game, the options to unwind are endless.


If the sun beckons, you can lounge by the dramatic glass-tile pool while enjoying one of the most spectacular views at the Resort. Indulge in the spa and wading pool. Escape from the sun in the luxurious,  cabanas offering private lounges, dining tables, ceiling fans and TVs.


Continue your fitness routines while away from home and take advantage of our state-of-the-art fitness center. Pre-arrange a personal training session should your regimen require or as an added amenity at the hands of our expert staff. Our fitness centers are equipped with top equipment, such as Precor and Lifecycle brands.



We welcome you to our dinner table, where the breeze is as fresh as our farm-to-table ingredients. All of our restaurants offer seasonal menus in a classic al fresco setting. Every meal can be enjoyed inside or outside on the heated terrace, bringing together the romance of ocean views with an open, heavenly sky. Come experience our tantalizing Italian creations, including fresh pasta and gelato made daily, casual family favorites or poolside cabana dining. Live entertainment and handcrafted cocktails give you even more reasons to lounge and linger. The dining – Andrea – Pelican Grill – Coliseum Pool & Grill –


With the Ocean North and Ocean South Courses at Pelican Hill, Tom Fazio’s vision has been brought to life in its purest form. 36 holes of world-class golf weave their way through stunning terrain and breathtaking vistas, with every lie, every shot and every hole designed to perfectly complement the natural landscape. He’s got more designs on Golf Digest’s list of “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses” than any other living designer, and Pelican Hill proudly features two of his best.

  • Par 71 – 6,945 yards
  • Remarkable ocean views from every tee
  • Open canyons and elevated plateaus
  • Opened in 1993
  • Par 70 – 6,580 yards
  • Several holes right by ocean’s edge
  • One-of-a-kind 13th hole features two greens
  • Opened in 1991


In every moment, with every touch, our hands work in concert with your spirit, your intention. And it is from this union that a creative, highly personal Spa experience is crafted. We offer 22 treatment rooms, women’s & men’s Acqua Colonnades, relaxation lounges, fitness center, wellness classes, personal training, salon, day packages, Balanced Wellness Retreats, spa cuisine and a boutique. Recently voted “#1 Spa in California” by Conde Nast Traveler magazine and recipient of the Forbes Five-Star rating for its sixth consecutive year now, we are deeply appreciative of these wonderful honors and the positive feedback from our guests.

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