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Rancho Bernardo Inn
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive, San Diego, CA 92128   |  
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Ranked #35 of 271 Hotels in San Diego
Midands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A quite nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Conference time and a superb venue from accomadation to food. Great staff very helpful and the humming birds are amazing. I hope to return on the not too distant future steals like you have never seen them and wine to complement

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

We took a late summer break with our twin 8 year old children, and had a very pleasant stay. This is an old school hotel, very laid back, with excellent service at all levels. Our kids enjoyed the tents in our room (though they barely fit!), and we could have used an extra 100 sq. feet with this set up. The value overall was good, but I wouldn't call it great. The food was just okay, and overpriced for breakfast. The kids plan worked well, and was a descent value. This is a wedding crashers dream hotel, as we probably saw 4 wedding parties in the 5 days we were there. The golf course was barely played, and easy to get on. The greens were in good shape, and course was challenging. The immediate surrounding area did not interest us, so we spent our time either at the pool, golf course, or drove to the coast. Avoid Lego Land unless you are so into Lego's that you must see the city scape creations. This makes any Disney park a huge value in comparison.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

beautifully decorated for christmas---love the fireplaces burning, garlands with lights, the 17 trees.
the whole property was charming and there were lots of little private spaces and gardens to sit on a bench or cuddle :) The landscaping is beautifully manicured.
The rooms were good, maybe a little upgrading would be nice in the bathrooms but the whole property and the spa make up for them!
Spa treatments were great--the massage in the outdoor garden cabana room for no extra charge was a nice surprise.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

The rooms closest to the spa are older and a little noisier due to all the people going to parties and events. There are reception hall is right next to the spa. The staff is the nicest and friendliest in all of San Diego. The place is super romantic for you and your significant other. The place goes all out for Christmas. Their spa is the cleanest and prettiest in all of San Diego. You won't be sorry you chose this place.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

What a lovely, distinct atmosphere! I loved the rustic Spanish style. The grounds are just lovely, fresh limes growing on many trees, I even found a little navel orange tree.

It was cool, (Nov. 27 - Dec 1), so we didn't use the pools, but they were wonderfully maintained and very inviting. There are many fountains throughout the property, so as you're walking you hear the relaxing sounds of water at every turn. The landscape lighting is just wonderful. Lanterns hanging from all the large mature trees are just so pretty.

We were there for my husband's work conference, so there were no children that we saw. Apparently they have a huge Christmas draw as they were decorating with fresh green everywhere.
I'm not a golfer, but many were golfing and the range looked very nice.

The spa looked fabulous, but a litte too pricey for me.
The fitness center was pretty nice with a variety of machines and well laid out space. Very clean

The room was very nice. Everything has been updated, and extemely comfortable.

For the two of us travelling, it was just lovely.
I highly reccomend.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Redondo Beach, CA
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4 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We really liked staying at the RB Inn. It was a very nice surprise. It was very comfortable and even kid friendly for being a hotel catering more for adults/golfers. All the staff we came into contact with were very friendly and always offering any help if needed. We would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: If you don't want too much outside noise, do not stay in a room by the family pool.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Pretty nice hotel. Especially good for golfers because of the adjacent golf course. But I am not a golfer and had a good time too. Nice rooms, well-appointed. Nice public areas, with the Spanish hacienda themes throughout. Rooms are clean and quiet too. Hotel is big, though, and was overrun with kids and people in general when I was there. Similar with the parking - because of the crowds you have to park far away (not terrible, though). Location is not the best if you are targeting the coast or downtown San Diego, it is simply far away from these. Service pretty good and ditto for breakfast.

Room Tip: Ask to be away from the pools, these can get noisy.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Rancho Bernardo Inn

Address: 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive, San Diego, CA 92128
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#12 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#12 Family Hotel in San Diego
#23 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#30 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rancho Bernardo Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 288
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 288 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 
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