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Rancho Valencia

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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La Jolla, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

One of the jewels of San Diego. First class all the way. Gorgeous property, excellent food quality and preparation, terrific service - if you are fortunate enough to have Marcia for a server, you are in for a treat. Don't be fooled by the simple menu descriptions - this is clearly a case of under promise and over deliver! This...

Thank Floyd M
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My fiancé and I just came back from a wonderful stay at Rancho Valencia and it couldn't have been better! We are actually getting married at RV in August and had to finish up some wedding stuff. We thought it would be convenient to stay at the resort and I'm really glad we did! This place is just so lovely...

Thank pawen88
Laguna Beach, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's possible to spend only one night at Rancho Valencia and feel like you've gotten away from it all. The rooms are wonderful; the staff really lovely; and a fabulous spa! Get away~ even for one night!

Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing resort! Very clean, great food and all the staff were extremely friendly, polite and trying to help with everything we needed. Definitely, I would love to go back and I highly remembered this resort. The spa is 100% awesome.

Thank Octavia J
Fredericksburg, Texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The spa experience is world class. Treatments are perfectly choreographed and effective. Sara is a rock star and eased my painful shoulder tendinitis. Another rock start is the front gate moister, Robert, I wanted to leave and come back multiple times just to be energized by his enthusiastic welcome and welcome back. Villas are spacious and well appointed. Looking forward...

Thank jmik66
United States
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I wanted to add to my review from last year. This time we came with our daughter, husband and 2 grandchildren. A tepee and backpack, with a stuffed horse, activity book and hat, were waiting for them when we arrived. They were so excited. Our daughter and husband were thrilled to have an intense, complimentary tennis clinic included since it...

1Thank sctraveler05
Pasadena, California
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The best part about this resort is the suites. I've always had a suite whenever I've stayed here - I don't even know if they have plain old rooms - and the suites are huge. It's like living in your own, spacious, tasefully-well-appointed apartment except that someone comes in and restocks the minibar every night. I'm only ever here on...

Thank mark232016
Noel D, General Manager at Rancho Valencia, responded to this review

Dear Mark232016, It was lovely to read your review. I am so pleased to see that you enjoy your time here when traveling on business. You are correct, our accommodations are comprised of suites, three bedroom villas and our Hacienda. And, I couldn't agree more regarding our suites, they truly feel like home (with a few extra bells and whistles!)....

Dover, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We have travelled to Rancho Valencia on many occasions. We were back in March and found ourselves a little disappointed. The grounds just did not seem as lush as they used to be. The hotel is still beautiful. cozy and magical. My husband is a big tennis buff so he loves this resort. Reasons for the four stars instead of...

Thank arlenefeldman1
Noel D, General Manager at Rancho Valencia, responded to this review

Dear Arlene, Thank you for taking a moment to share your feedback. I am thrilled to see that your husband enjoyed his time on the courts! Our staff really is the friendliest around. Our hiring and training process is very detailed, and one we do not take lightly. We've happily shared your kind observations with our management team. I appreciate...

Reviewed 30 March 2017

We decided to have a wedding weekend at Rancho Valencia and it was the best decision! First of all, it's the most beautiful and tranquil setting around. When you can find a place that feels (and sounds) empty when they are 100% full, you know you have found paradise. Second, the resort and its decor is just fabulous. The rooms...

1Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Where to start? Every aspect of our stay at this resort was exceptional and every day brought a new pleasant surprise. From the fresh squeezed juice left at our doorstep each morning to the included spa activities such as spin, yoga, pilates, and finally the way each tennis court is laid out to provide an intimate game experience as if...

1Thank Pierce S

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tucked away on 45 lush acres in Rancho Santa Fe, California, the timeless Rancho Valencia is a Mediterranean sanctuary far from the ordinary, combining gracious hospitality and inspired luxury. An all-suite Relais & Châteaux property hand-selected by U.S. News & World Report the #1 resort in California (2017) this world-class destination offers 49 luxuriously appointed casitas with private patios, stunning three bedroom villas, rejuvenating spa treatments, a wellness-oriented fitness program, two distinctive restaurants, a world-renowned tennis program and more. In recent years, Rancho Valencia has been honored with the AAA Five Diamond Award (2017, 2016, 2015), the Forbes Five-Star Award (2017, 2016, 2015), and has enjoyed placement on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List (2015). The resort has also received the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Award twice (2016, 2015) as well as multiple Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards (2016) including #1 in Southern California and #15 in the United States. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rancho Valencia

Address: 5921 Valencia Cir, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067-9520
Region: United States > California > Rancho Santa Fe
Price Range: $783 - $1,949 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Rancho Valencia 5*
Number of rooms: 49
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“We had room 120 (directly across croquet lawn). Could be loud - but events end 10 pm.”
  • Patio looking over the croquet lawn
  • Olive Room
pawen88, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“The rooms are single story and spread out on the property. I imagine that they are all lovely.”
kathleenmQ4953GO, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms have a little bit of a view of the overall canyon but the view is not the big draw here. Maybe get a room on the far north side.”
mark232016, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I think all the rooms will be fabulous! Some rooms are closer to the pool which might be a negative, but the property is very quiet!”
jenniferpG7264LQ, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If offered an upgrade for a nominal price be sure to accept.”
234pierces, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
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