The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Beach - Hotel Review
Southern California's Luxury Escape
by Alain Gayot
The Resort at Pelican Hill Hotel Review
The Resort at Pelican Hill is an oasis nestled in the residential community of Pelican Hill, on the coast of Southern California's Newport Beach. Expansive ocean views abound at the resort, which features warm and accommodating Mediterranean architecture inspired by the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. The property blends in well with its pristine natural surroundings. Luxurious accommodations come in two forms (bungalows and villas) which make the property feel like two hotels in one.
Providing a picturesque contrast to the adjacent ocean are the resort's two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses. After a round on the greens, guests can unwind with soothing treatments at The Spa at Pelican Hill, a modern 23,000-square-foot sanctuary featuring a dramatic 28-foot-high Palladian rotunda, a wall of flowing water and 22 private treatment rooms. The resort regularly offers epicurean experiences, as well as etiquette classes and art tours. Multiple dining options satisfy guests' appetites, including the signature restaurant Andrea (named after the aforementioned architect), which offers Tuscan-influenced Italian cuisine and al fresco dining, and the more casual Coliseum Pool & Grill.