The Resort at Pelican Hill

Location: California | USA

Price guide: £££££ £350-£500 per person per night

A luxurious resort on the coast of California’s Orange County, Pelican Hill is a fabulous getaway for families or couples. The award-winning spa and gorgeous bungalows and villas make this a great five-star hotel in the upmarket location between surf havens Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, which reside in the ever-sunny south of California.
Perfect forCouples or families seeking a luxurious beach break.
In the knowSome villas and bungalows have gorgeous views and are close to the beach.

Recommended for...

  • Beach
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Water activities
  • Family-friendly

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

The Resort at Pelican Hill sits between Newport Beach and Laguna Beach in Orange County, southern California.

Rooms at The Resort at Pelican Hill

The elegant bungalows offer beautiful views of the ocean from private terraces and have been styled with a fresh, neutral colour palette that creates the perfect welcoming ambience. They feature ample space and include plush beds fitted with luxurious linens, deluxe bathrooms with spa-worthy amenities, and chic seating areas ideal for relaxing with a refreshing drink from the mini-bar. The high wooden-beamed ceilings and cosy fireplaces add a charming touch to these tranquil havens.

For those looking for a truly special stay, opt for the refined one to three-bedroom villas, which offer even more space. Guests staying here also receive luxurious perks including your very own personal butler, chef and concierge, and exclusive access to the Clubhouse where a private pool with cabanas awaits.

Food & Drink

Savour seasonal delights at the variety of restaurants, with all dishes created using the finest, locally-sourced produce and with something to suit any taste. Start your morning at Caffé, where warming coffee and sweet pastries are served, while the Coliseum Pool & Grill is ideal for light bites and poolside cocktails. Or why not sample some Pacific-fresh fish from the Pelican Grill as you dine al fresco on the terrace while the gentle sea breeze passes by?


Soothe away the stresses of daily life at the spa, where a selection of wellness therapies inspired by the Pacific will leave you feeling blissfully relaxed. With over 20 treatment rooms, as well as Roman baths, a sauna and a steam room, you will leave feeling renewed and rejuvenated after an afternoon here.

Activities at The Resort at Pelican Hill

Golfing enthusiasts will love the 36-hole championship golf course, while the grand outdoor Coliseum Pool is ideal for those wanting to cool off in style from the warming sun. Perfect for surfers (beginners or advanced!), the coast of Orange County gets some of the best waves in California.

If you prefer to keep your feet dry, there are extensive hiking trails around Pelican Hill, and Laguna Beach will satisfy culture vultures with its art galleries. Off the coast, you can sail, fish, or simply enjoy the Pacific Ocean sunsets.

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Hotel location

The Resort at Pelican Hill is approximately a 1-hour drive from Los Angeles airport.

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