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The Resort at Pelican Hill

Pelican Hill aims to set itself apart in a crowded luxury field with a mix of California-casual lifestyle and exquisite service. That was largely my experience, anyway. When was the last time a room service waiter pointed out the tip was included? The 128 villas offer two to four bedrooms, up to 3,678 square feet -- at up to $4,200 a night, no minimum stay. They have their own clubhouse and pool. -- Beverly Beyette Read more: Southern California's new luxury hotels are ready to pamper Planning your trip: The Resort at Pelican Hill 22701 Pelican Hill Road South Newport Coast, CA 92657 (800) 916-8550 www.pelicanhill.com
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