I recently spent 2 weeks at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, so I think that I have a good pulse on the hotel. It is perhaps the most friendly and welcoming hotel that I have been to in a long while. The rooms are in a number of 2 story buildings situated around the beautiful gardens and grounds.
Just a note that this is an older property, but it is well kept up and the rooms are clean and inviting. Most, if not all, have a balcony or a patio. Refrigerators and coffee in every room, and they even supply bottled water free of charge. Wifi is free in the lobby area, but there is a small charge in the rooms. The rooms were very quiet, even on a busy weekend with four weddings taking place. There are 2 restaurants, as well as a cafe on the property.
There is a family pool, and in another area is a separate adult pool, which makes it very nice for adults who want a quiet place to relax. The hotel also has a very good fitness center.
The spa is lovely and provides all types of spa services. It also has a separate pool with cabanas and lunch service. Very, very relaxing.
I cannot say enough about the staff of the hotel. The always had a smile and a friendly word, and willing to assist guests a a moment's notice.
Rancho Bernardo Inn is a great place to hold a meeting or convention, with adequate meeting space and a terrific sales and convention services and banquet staff.
I certainly will be back for another visit....