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Rancho Bernardo Inn

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Malibu, California
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Stayed at the Inn over a busy weekend. The resort is clean, updated and the food and drinks and coffee shop offer some tasty reasonable entrees. The breakfast buffet is worth $19 for the choices but make a reservation ASAP they book up fast and we couldn't get a table due to non-hotel visitors booking the buffet. The rooms are...

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Moya P, Manager at Rancho Bernardo Inn, responded to this review

Dear D C, Thank you for taking the time and writing a review on RBI. You're absolutely correct, our breakfast buffet does book up fast on the weekends, and we do open it up to all guests that visit the property. Combine that with the great food offering and "selling out" is a common theme. Your suggestions will be reviewed...

Reviewed 21 March 2015

Very enjoyable overall. Staff helpful and pleasant. Golf course fun with several tees for all golfers. Grounds beautiful and well kept. Rooms very nice and clean. Did not get room in area requested but substituted area just as suitable. Parking fees surprised us as we are from out of state and not used to paying for parking. Many amenities available...

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Moya P, Manager at Rancho Bernardo Inn, responded to this review

Dear Debmort, I am so happy to read that your stay was very enjoyable. Wished you had more time to spend with us and enjoy the other amenities! As for the parking fees, I apologize if that was not communicated to you at the time of booking your reservation, I would be more than happy to assist with that charge....

Pittsboro, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 21 March 2015

This is the second year in a row that I attended a conference at this hotel. It's about 30 miles from the airport and easy to get to in a rental car. The rooms are large. This trip I stayed in the Greens building which overlooked the beautiful golf course. I had a nice large balcony. The windows/sliding doors had...

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Moya P, Manager at Rancho Bernardo Inn, responded to this review

Dear Carol E, Thank you very much for taking the time and writing a review! "Near Perfect" is such a great caption, thank you! We do pride ourselves in hosting the best conferences in town and to read such positive comments solidifies our pride. I sincerely apologize for the heating and cooling issues in your room, we will be sure...

San Diego
Reviewed 21 March 2015

My friend and I were able to take the day off at the last minute, so we decided to go back to the Rancho Bernardo Inn Spa. Thanks so much to Arlene and Carley who worked magic to get us in for massages with such short notice! Cory was my massage therapist and did a great job! Just what I...

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Moya P, Manager at Rancho Bernardo Inn, responded to this review

Dear luckieme, Your review is truly appreciated and I will make sure our Spa Director is fully aware of your nice comments! I am happy to read that Arlene, Carley, Cory, and Kara made such a memorable experience with you. Can't wait for your return! Moya Phimmasane Director of Rooms

Reviewed 19 March 2015

I returned to the Rancho Bernado Inn last month for a weekend getaway. Several years ago I had attended work related events at the property. Though nice, it always was synonymous with WORK. What a surprise. We ate in the restaurants, drank in the lounge, lay by the pool, listend to the music. I discovered a resort.

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Moya P, Manager at Rancho Bernardo Inn, responded to this review

Dear Tom W, Thank you very much for your patronage and loyalty to Rancho Bernardo Inn! I'm so glad you were able to experience RBI for leisure and not have to work. Although, the conferences we host are top notch, it's always nice to just relax and not have to think about business. Thank you again for taking the time...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 March 2015

I had the pleasure of visiting the Rancho Bernardo Resort for a business conference and it by far exceeded my expectations, the rooms were large and comfortable and the staff was very attentive. Flying from the east Coast, they had my room ready when I arrived. The grounds are beautiful and include a number of pools and areas for relaxation....

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Moya P, Manager at Rancho Bernardo Inn, responded to this review

Dear Irish1975, Thank you very much for taking the time and reviewing Rancho Bernardo Inn. I am so glad to see that we exceeded your expectations from the service to your conference! We cannot wait to welcome you back for future conferences. Thank you again for joining us! Moya Phimmasane Director of Rooms

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Rancho Bernardo Inn is the most beautiful and exquisite Inns I have ever stayed. The rooms and grounds are like no other. Every part of Rancho Bernardo is simply amazing. I totally enjoyed my stay and if I return to San Diego again, I will stay here.

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Moya P, Manager at Rancho Bernardo Inn, responded to this review

Dear Deborah J, It was great to learn that Rancho Bernardo Inn is the most beautiful and exquisite resort you have ever stayed at. "Simply amazing" is a wonderful description! Thank you for your patronage and we sure hope to welcome you back when you visit San Diego! Moya Phimmasane Director of Rooms

Reviewed 17 March 2015

Great family friendly resort with lots of history and charm. That does not mean old and dusty. The resort accommodations have been mostly upgraded I believe, and the grounds are spectacular. Have not been able to play the gold course, but I hear it's great. Next time.

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Moya P, Manager at Rancho Bernardo Inn, responded to this review

Dear Brasada, Rancho Bernardo Inn does have that character and charm no other resort has. All of our rooms have been renovated and we are always looking to improve each aspect of the resort. Our championship golf course is in the best shape it's ever been and awaits your challenge! Thank you again for taking the time to review RBI!...

Portage,
Reviewed 17 March 2015

The grounds were beautiful and well maintained. The staff was very friendly and quick to offer help in any way possible. The rooms were in great condition and well cleaned every day. All of this set in a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.

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Moya P, Manager at Rancho Bernardo Inn, responded to this review

Dear Greg M, Thank you so much for the great comments! From the resort to the employees, it sounds like you truly enjoyed Rancho Bernardo Inn! Thank you again for your patronage and we hope to welcome you back soon! Moya Phimmasane Director of Front Office

So. Calif. desert
Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

Sorry to report that there appears to be deep flaws in what was once a great resort. 1. Could not ck in till well after 4pm, 2. Dinner the first night orders were wrong , kept forgetting what we asked for such as water or after dinner coffee etc.. Steaks were all over cooked. 3. Lunch poolside took well over...

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Moya P, Manager at Rancho Bernardo Inn, responded to this review

Dear I-Get-Around-7, I sincerely apologize for the experience you had during your last visit to RBI, your comments truly do not exemplify the service we provide. I understand our Guest Service Manager worked with you during your stay and unfortunately did not meet your expectations. Please contact me directly as I would like to restore your faith in Rancho Bernardo...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in San Diego, Rancho Bernardo Inn offers business and leisure guests an experience that is both peaceful and rejuvenating. A member of the distinguished Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Rancho Bernardo Inn is a destination resort known for its exquisite golf, spa facilities, and exceptional cuisine. A true destination for the entire family, the 265-acre property features 287 luxuriously appointed guestrooms, three swimming pools, an award-winning full-service spa and fitness center, multiple dining outlets, room service or in-room dining, and extensive meeting and event facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rancho Bernardo Inn

Address: 17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, CA 92128-2198
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $275 - $548 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rancho Bernardo Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 287
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Also Known As:
Rancho Bernardo Hotel San Diego
Rancho Bernardo San Diego
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#11 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#15 Family Hotel in San Diego
#24 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#30 Business Hotel in San Diego
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“Lower level in the Green Wing is on the golf course.”
 of 5 bubbles flmccoy, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Specify if you want a male or female for your massage when you book your service.”
 of 5 bubbles M3569IVcatherineb, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“They even offer credit at hotel for waiving days of room service which is a nice thing to reward conserving resources. Recommend getting food at nearby store as selection on site is limited if healthy eater and staying longer than 3 days. ”
 of 5 bubbles G5878KNdanielc, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“No elevator and if you are in a Hilltop room it is not on a "Hill Top" you can self park much easier than valet. From the front desk it was a flat walk from the parking lot it was up several stairs. I would certainly return. ”
 of 5 bubbles Ynot4822, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for rooms near the courtyard”
 of 5 bubbles CeliaL666, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
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