Sun, sand, and surf set the tone for a vacation in Newport Beach, California, and savvy travelers make the most of their time there by booking accommodations at The Resort at Pelican Hill. Situated just south of Newport Beach right next to an idyllic coastline, the resort offers a sanctuary ambiance wrapped in 5-star luxury. Guests enjoy private bungalows and villas designed and furnished with casual elegance in mind, an attentive and impeccably trained staff, and an environment teeming with natural beauty. The area enjoys a quintessential Southern California climate that rarely get uncomfortably hot in summer.
The Beach Bungalow rooms and suites provide expansive views of the golf course or ocean, private parking spaces, fireplaces featuring Italian limestone construction, and furnished terraces with plenty of room. guests also enjoy luxury bath and bed linens, WIFI access, espresso machines, granite wet bars, and marble soaking tubs. Decor follows the overall Tuscan ambiance of the resort, with wood-beamed ceilings and other warm touches. The Bungalow rooms are a spacious 847 square feet, and the suites provide 1,639 square feet of relaxing luxury.
Villas are situated in secluded enclaves for ultimate privacy and are available in two, three, and four-bedroom sizes. Two-bedroom villas are 2,195 square feet, three-bedrooms are 2,575 square feet, and four-bedrooms are a palatial 3,580. Each villa comes equipped with completely stocked chef's kitchens, luxurious bathrooms, private garages, and terraces with stunning views. Many guests find it difficult to leave after a stay in one of the villas at The Resort at Pelican Hill — and they're in luck, because the resort offers extended stay options.
The Pool and Cabanas
The perfectly round Coliseum Pool measures 136 feet in diameter and takes its inspiration from the iconic Roman landmark of the same name. Terraced decks, arches, and columns surround the pool, and private cabanas where attendants supply guests with cool drinks, tasty fare from one of the on-site restaurants, and clean, plush towels are also available. The 18 private cabanas are equipped with flat-screen TVs, sound systems, luxurious furnishings, and elegant drapes for optimal privacy.
Skilled culinary professionals spoil resort guests with everything from delicious casual fare to 5-star dining. At Andrea Pelican Hill, guests enjoy a menu inspired by the fine fare of Tuscany with a fresh California twist, while The Pelican Grill features classic California cuisine. Guests head to The Coliseum when the mood calls for pizza, pasta, and salads in an upscale-but-casual ambiance, and in-room dining is always an option for those who prefer a private meal experience.
No resort is complete with a spa offering over-the-top luxury, and The Spa at Pelican Hill does not disappoint. Guests enjoy the services of highly trained massage therapists who provide a customized healing touch approach designed to meet the needs and preferences of individual guests.
Reminiscent of well-tended estates in the Tuscan countryside, the grounds at The Resort on Pelican Hill wrap the resort in elegant, Old-World ambiance.
Mastro's Ocean Club serves up classic steak and seafood cuisine in an ambiance cloaked in old school sophistication. Guests savor steaks, chops, Japanese Wagnu, Pacific seafood, fresh vegetables, and standout signature desserts. Mastro's is one of the top 10 steakhouses in the United States.
Javiers shows guests exactly why Mexican cuisine has achieved UNESCO status as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Guests enjoy expertly prepared dishes sourced from family recipes of the skilled staff, one of the best collections of tequila on the planet, and a friendly atmosphere.
Over 55,000 attendees from across the globe come to Newport Beach for the internationally acclaimed annual Newport Beach Film Festival. Now in its 21st year, this year's festival runs from August 6 through August 20.