Pelican Hill-Newport Coast
What: Pelican Hill
Where: Newport Coast
For: All Ages
My little brother used to work at Pelican Hill, and we would visit him there and lounge by the pool while eating at the pool restaurant. It’s quite the experience, with all amenities you could ever think of. You never even have to leave the resort! This is definitely a luxury five-star hotel that highlights Newport at its finest.
The resort sits on over 500 acres of beautiful land and boasts six restaurants, a golf course, spa and pool. Luxury bungalows and guest rooms provide an expansive view with the extravagant feel of a five star hotel. Camp Pelican is a kid’s day-camp provided for children ages 4-12. Kids can partake in activities with the camp leaders while their parents enjoy the amenities of Pelican Hill. Additional camps and excursions are provided for the older children at an extra cost. A gift shop located inside the main building of Pelican Hill allows for patrons to pick up beach-themed clothes and trinkets from their stay. A spa boasts over 20 treatment rooms with a diverse menu of treatments to choose from. The 36 hole golf course is a world-class course with breathtaking views of the ocean at every hole.
The Coliseum Bar and Grill is the restaurant that my brother worked at. All the food was not only delicious but very filling. We always enjoyed the ability to either eat seated at the restaurant or dine at cabanas by the pool. Andrea at Pelican Hill is a sit-down fine dining Italian restaurant located in the center of the main building. Pelican Grill provides a dining experience that overlooks the gorgeous views of the golf course and ocean. Vacationers can go to the Villa Clubhouse and experience Piccolo to eat small bites and appetizers to share. The Great Room Social Lounge provides dining with drinks and music. One of our favorite places to stop by was the Caffe and Market, which serves gelato. We always ordered gelato and enjoyed it while taking in the breathtaking views. The golf course boasts its own Pelican Hill Golf Club Caffe for hungry golfers looking to take a break from the game. And if you don’t want to leave your room, there’s always the diverse room service menu to take advantage of!
The Coliseum Pool is the largest circular infinity pool in the world. It’s surrounded by cabanas and lounge chairs, and floating lounges are provided by the resort. A small kids pool sits on the second level, and it is secluded enough that patrons can enjoy the water without the hustle of the main Coliseum pool. Guests can take in the beautiful ocean views and surrounding golf course from the comfort of their private cabanas.
There is a diverse crowd at Pelican Hill. My brother used to always tell me of the famous actors, musicians and athletes that he would serve. Although it is a family friendly resort, it still keeps the elegance of an Italian resort. All of the workers attend to every need of the patrons, which makes anyone feel like they are on an expensive vacation.
Daily guest fees for golfing is $295. Room prices range from $400 into the thousands depending on which room is chosen. Dining ranges from $20 to $60 per person dependant on the restaurant that is chosen. Please keep in mind that there are additional charges for Camp Pelican and Spa Treatments.
Pelican Hill Information
22701 S Pelican Hill Rd, Newport Coast, CA 92657
(855) 315 – 8214
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