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Rancho Valencia

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Rancho Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We so much loved this place! We spent only three days, but we enjoyed every minute of it. This place was recommended to us by our travel agent in the UK and it was a hit. The spa experience was very nice and we loved spending our last day by the Spa pool. Lunch was excellent too. It is far... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is now at the top of my list of all time favorite places to stay. I LOVED everything about it. You really have to go to experience the feel as it is hard to describe. It is just simple elegance. Uncluttered comfort. We loved the fresh squeezed O.J. every morning and the free Porsche perk. The spa was amazing,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I spent 4 glorious days at the Rancho Valencia. Beautiful accommodation, delicious food and great service. Delightful people, couldn't have been more helpful and obliging. We will definitely be returning. We loved every minute of our stay.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very disappointing experience at the RV restaurant. It pains me to write a review of this type of RV; we’ve eaten there a number of times. The resort is beautiful, the renovation impressive, but we had shockingly poor service and less than mediocre food quality for a resort of this caliber. The individual who sat us was curt and somewhat... More

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David S, General Manager at Rancho Valencia, responded to this review

Dear Susan, Thank you for your review. We appreciate that you have taken the time to share your honest feedback and have addressed your comments with our management team. It is with this valuable information that we are able to further train our staff members and continue to develop our service levels. I would like to extend my sincerest apologies... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We actually visited back in 2010 but only just started using trip advisor but still feel so positive about our experience that I'm delighted to write a review and having just written a reasonably negative review on another r&c experience (westglow on the east coast) I feel I ought to balance it up so that I don't sound like someone... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is like a heaven on the earth. We have arrived at very late evening, but even at this time you can recognize beauty of Rancho Valencia setting. Huge territory, a lot of well kept green fields and trees and at the end spacious, quiet casitas, with almost soundless AC system. In the morning we have discovered nice patio type... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place. We stayed for over a week and felt completely at home. The casitas are very spacious and well appointed and the extras provide a nice touch - fresh orange juice in the mornings, inclusion of breakfast, complimentary snacks and soft drinks, and guest laundries scattered around the property make you feel that your custom is... More

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The property is completely “chill” and lacking in any pretense. The rooms (and bathrooms) are spacious and quiet, with excellent privacy. Our first night we had dinner in the main restaurant, and it was just fantastic. The next night we had room service, and it was just as good. The food arrived perfectly prepared, with great flavor and generous portions.... More

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our friends treated us to a weekend stay at Rancho Valencia. It is a lovely property to be sure, and our room, which was an expensive suite, was beautiful, but something was missing. The pros: free mini-bar as other reviews have stated but nothing special in it -- the usual candy/fruit bars, chips, etc., soda. The internet is free but... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We have been wanting to find an excuse to stay here after reading great reviews and Andrew Harper's number 1 rating last year. That opportunity came when we attended a wedding there in mid July and stayed a couple of days. Location:perfect. just a few miles inland from Del Mar. Out of coastal fog, but not so far inland to... More

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Address: 5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Location: United States > California > Rancho Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Rancho Valencia 5*
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Rancho Valencia, An Auberge Hotel Rancho Santa Fe
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