My F&W
quick save (...)

Resort at Pelican Hill

22701 Pelican Hill Rd. S.
Newport Beach , CA , United States http://www.pelicanhill.com/
(949) 467-6800

Frankly, we didn’t want to like the Resort at Pelican Hill going in—after all, who wouldn’t find the sprawling Palladian-inspired resort, with its marble-tiled, mansion-size villas and 23,000-square-foot spa (treatments start at $180)—to be a little out of touch with the pared-down sensibility of 2009? And yet when we were hiking or biking the 504 coastal acres, strolling past colonnades and through archways, or lounging beside the circular Colosseum pool, we had to admit that it was fun to play contessa for a day.

advertisement
You might also like
advertisement
The Dish
Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.

Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.

Join celebrity chefs, renowned winemakers and epicurean insiders at the culinary world's most spectacular weekend, the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 19-21.