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The Resort at Pelican Hill( Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times )
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
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Planning your trip:
The Resort at Pelican Hill
22701 Pelican Hill Road South
Newport Coast, CA 92657