The San Ysidro Ranch was on my bucket list; and our experience was everything I expected and more. My brother and I stayed in adjoining cottages (upgraded as we had booked through the Travel Office)) in August 2012 for 4 nights. One should not expect some of the amenities that have become standard at many hotels such as a fitness center that could accommodate a professional sports team, or 24 hour room service, or a seemingly instantaneous response to every request, etc. The hotel is spread out, covering a number of acres, most of them uphill from reception and the restaurants. If hummingbirds, butterflies, honeybees, masses and masses of every flower imaginable, quiet corners in which to sit and read or simply relax, adorable cozy cottages with private terraces housing Jacuzzis and showers just outside marble bathrooms with deep soaking tubs, delicious food in three venues, a sparkling pool, serenity and, certainly, a staff who demonstrated over and over again its commitment to service and to preserving the reputation of this legendary hotel, the San Ysidro Ranch should be on your bucket list as well. Everyone we encountered from the front desk staff, the gardeners, the valets, the housekeepers, waitstaff at the restaurants, pool attendants, etc. helped to make this a truly memorable stay, for all the right reasons. It was very reminiscent of the Hotel Bel-Air pre-evisceration. We loved very moment and can't wait to return.
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We are honored you've taken the time to share the many highlights of your stay at San Ysidro Ranch. It is the common goal of the entire SYR Team to offer a memorable and wonderful experience each and every day. May we have pleasure of welcoming you back for yet another super experience in the near future!
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