Featuring Italian Renaissance architecture, this 504 acre luxury resort features spacious bungalows and suites with flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations. The resort is located at the Pelican Hill Golf Course and features golf lessons, a full-service spa, an iconic coliseum pool and on-site dining options. Newport Center is 15 minutes’ drive away. Each guest accommodations includes uniquely decorated rooms with spa-style bathrooms and white bedding. Select accommodations at Resort at Pelican Hill include a fully equipped kitchen and a dining area. Guests can relax or swim in the Coliseum Pool area, which features an outdoor pool and a restaurant offering poolside dining. The resort also offers a fitness center in the spa. The resort’s 5 restaurants include Andrea, which offers ocean view dining and serves Northern Italian cuisine with house made sauces. Pelican Girl offers steaks, burgers and wood-fired pizza from an open kitchen and has a full bar with whiskeys from around the world. Resort at Pelican Hill is 35 minutes’ drive away from Disneyland. Balboa Island and the Balboa Fun Zone are 20 minutes’ drive away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

St. Regis
Hotel chain/brand
St. Regis

Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Free private parking available at the hotel


Availability

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Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.1
Facilities
9.2
Cleanliness
9.4
Comfort
9.5
Value for money
7.9
Location
9.4
Free Wifi
7.5
High score for Crystal Cove
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  • Marcy
    United States of America United States of America
    Views are stunning. Grounds meticulously maintained. California casual luxury at its best.
  • Sharmineh
    United States of America United States of America
    comfort, professionalism, cleanliness, view, rooms
  • Viztr2021
    United States of America United States of America
    The Pelican Hill is in a class of its own. The grounds are absolutely magnificent and its roman inspired architecture is "exotic". One feels transported to another time and place. Service was absolutely amazing. Everybody was super nice, room...

Hotel area info

Restaurants
2 Restaurants On Site

  • Coliseum Pool & Grill
    • Cuisine
      American • Italian • Mediterranean • Pizza • Seafood • Local
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Traditional • Romantic
  • Pelican Grill & Bar
    • Cuisine
      American • Italian • Seafood • Steakhouse
    • Open for
      Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambience
      Modern • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of The Resort at Pelican Hill
Great facilities! Review score, 9.2

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Spa
  • Fitness center
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • 2 restaurants
  • Room service
  • Free Wifi
  • Free parking
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
Pets
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Aerobics
  • Cooking class
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Cycling
    Off-site
  • Hiking
    Off-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
Internet
Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Valet parking
  • Parking garage
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Baby safety gates
  • Babysitting/Child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business center
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Pet bowls
  • Grocery deliveries
    Additional charge
  • Convenience store on site
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Lowered sink
  • Raised toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Outdoor swimming pool
Free!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Spa
  • Locker rooms
  • Fitness classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Fitness
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Makeup services
  • Waxing services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Turkish/Steam Bath
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Spa
    Additional charge
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

House rules
The Resort at Pelican Hill takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in
From 16:00
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in.
Check-out
Until 11:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancelation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Enter your stay dates and check the conditions of your selected option.
Refundable damage deposit
A damage deposit of US$250 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 14 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.
Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
Free
Crib upon request
Free
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
Free

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction
The minimum age for check-in is 21
Pets
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
Groups
When booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional fees may apply.
Cards accepted at this hotel
American ExpressVisaMastercardJCBDiscover Cash is not accepted

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

A damage deposit of $250 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 14 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about The Resort at Pelican Hill

  • The Resort at Pelican Hill has 2 restaurants:

    • Pelican Grill & Bar
    • Coliseum Pool & Grill

  • The Resort at Pelican Hill offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Fitness center
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Turkish/Steam Bath
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Beauty services
    • Cooking class
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Locker rooms
    • Manicure
    • Beach
    • Fitness classes
    • Aerobics
    • Waxing services
    • Swimming pool
    • Fitness
    • Spa facilities
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Facial treatments
    • Yoga classes
    • Pedicure
    • Makeup services
    • Steam room

  • The Resort at Pelican Hill is 1.3 miles from the center of Crystal Cove. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at The Resort at Pelican Hill may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at The Resort at Pelican Hill include:

    • Double
    • Bungalow
    • Villa

  • Check-in at The Resort at Pelican Hill is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at The Resort at Pelican Hill on this page.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.