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Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa

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Tucked away on 45 lush acres in Rancho Santa Fe, California, Rancho Valencia is a Mediterranean sanctuary far from the ordinary, combining gracious hospitality and inspired luxury. A Forbes 5-star rated, all-suite Relais & Châteaux property named by U.S. News & World Report in 2019 as the #1 Best Resort and #1 Best Hotel in California, and #5 Best Resort in the United States, this world-class destination offers 49 luxuriously-appointed casitas with private patios, outdoor fireplaces, and private hot tubs, an enchanting Forbes 5-star rated Spa, a wellness-oriented fitness program, and a world-renowned tennis program. Rancho Valencia offers a modern, fresh, and sustainable Southern California Coastal Ranch cuisine in three beautiful restaurant settings across the property. In recent years, Rancho Valencia has been honored with the AAA Five Diamond Award (2015-2018) and the Forbes Five-Star Award (2014-2019).
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Property amenities
Pool
Room service
Free parking
Restaurant
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Adult pool
Babysitting
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Sauna
Tennis Court
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Minibar
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Charming
HOTEL CLASS

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Contact
5921 Valencia Cir, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067-9520
Getting there
Carlsbad Airport10 mi
San Diego Intl Airport18 mi
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Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa was one of the finest properties that I have ever visited. I made our reservation for a spring break trip months ago but soon after making it, I received a call from the resort staff confirming and thanking me for booking; this was a well appreciated
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Response from RanchoValenciaResort, General Manager at Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear kmmad, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're so happy that you enjoyed your casita's patio and fire place, the fare, and the pools. We apologize for the delay in service during your dinner; we take all feedback seriously, and will be communicating this to our team for improvement. We love to hear that you and your family felt relaxed and connected after your stay with us--this is exactly what vacation is for! We hope to have you back again soon for another relaxing visit. Sincerely, Coni Thornburg General Manager
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This review is a little late. We travelled last Summer. My husband and I had a rare few days without kids and wanted to go somewhere easy, beautiful, peaceful. We found all of that at Rancho Valencia. This place feels much older than it is, in a good way. It feels like old
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Response from RanchoValenciaResort, General Manager at Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear paurora, Thank you for putting so much thought, detail, and time into your review of your stay with us! We are overjoyed that you had the chance to experience both pools to find which one fit your style, as well both restaurants. It's great to hear that you enjoyed all that our spa has to offer, too. I also want to thank you for your feedback on your check-in experience; we take these comments to heart and will evaluate internally. Thank you again for all of your sincere comments. We cannot wait to have you back soon for another relaxing vacation! Warmest Regards, Coni Thornburg General Manager
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This was our third visit to this beautiful hotel and like the previous stays, we were very happy with our time here and look forward to more return visits. That said we have always noticed a pattern at this property that seemed more pronounced to us this time. If you spend
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Response from RanchoValenciaResort, General Manager at Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa
Responded Mar 14, 2019
Dear J_and_A_1, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed and thoughtful review of your most recent stay with us. It is our goal to ensure that each guest feels as if they are our top priority, and we truly take your comments to heart. Despite this aspect of your experience, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your relaxing stay at Rancho Valencia. I would love the opportunity to talk with you in more detail about your experience. Please feel welcome to give me a call at (858) 759-6258. Thank you again for taking the time to tell us your thoughts. We look forward to having you back soon. Sincerely, Coni Thornburg General Manager
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Our visit to the San Diego area include a stay of 3 nights at this gorgeous tennis resort, where every room is a private enclave. The weather did not cooperate with our vacation, bringing a torrential monsoon of the century during our stay here. But what better place to watch
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Response from RanchoValenciaResort, General Manager at Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa
Responded Mar 12, 2019
Dear georgemR8662DS, Thank you so much for letting us know how much you enjoyed your stay with us! We're sorry to hear that the weather wasn't what you hoped for, but so happy to hear that it gave you an excuse to watch the storm from your casita next to the fire place! Thank you again for your kind words. We hope to have you back during our regularly scheduled sunshine--and blooms! Sincerely, Coni Thornburg General Manager
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Just finished a birthday celebration for my mother here. The property is magnificent. Been here several times before, so knew the property, views, scenery, etc is great. But, what I want to share is how awesome the staff is. From planning to execution, the people here are
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Response from RanchoValenciaResort, General Manager at Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa
Responded Mar 5, 2019
Dear howardlh19, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We're thrilled that you felt so well taken care of by our team here at Rancho Valencia. We have shared your compliments with each of them and they are grateful for your compliments. We're also happy to hear that you enjoyed the fare during your event! We will be planting local coastal wildflower seeds in our groves in honor of your review to spread the joy. Thank you again for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warmly, Coni Thornburg General Manager
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One of three Hacienda master bedrooms.
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Love love love this room and cozy bed!
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Pet friendly? Rates?
I don't know because never went there with dog. But have seen small dog next to the pool
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Greetings Rohini J! Thank you for considering us. Pricing depends on a variety of factors. When you have a moment, our sales team would be delighted to assist you. You can absolutely touch base with Mark Phillips, Director of Leisure Sales, as mentioned above at 858.759.6221. Thank you Explorer031 for the recommendation! Rohini J, we look forward to hearing from you.
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Do all rooms have a private jacuzzi?
Sisanua, Not all of our rooms on property have the Jacuzzi amenity. The Olive Grove Studio Suite and the Valencia One Bedroom Suite both have this amenity. Please let us know if you have any additional questions or need assistance in confirming a reservation with us.
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Is this a child friendly resort?
Hello SallyandJoe, Thank you for your question! We are a child friendly resort. All visiting children receive a Jr. Ranchers in room amenity - a cute teepee and animal sleeping bag from Land of Nod for fun during their stay and a Jr. Ranchers backpack full of gifts and activities. We offer year round youth tennis camps and during the summer, we also have our daily Jr. Ranchers camp. We also have wonderful family activities on our Croquet Lawn like bocce ball and croquet. Please reach out to us at 866.233.6708 if you would like any additional information. Our room reservations team can assist with any questions you may have! Warmly, Noel Daniel General Manager
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"If it is possible, book a room with a whirlpool spa and outdoor fireplace!"
"All rooms seem to have equal quality."
"Try to get one of the suites with the hot tubs on the patio"
"If you can splurge, go for the Olive Suite with private outdoor hot tub"
"Take advantage of all the amenities like the free private bar or the comp porsches. Bring your dog if you can!"
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PRICE RANGE
$696 - $1,616 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
rancho valencia, an auberge hotel rancho santa ferancho valencia santa fe
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaRancho Santa Fe
NUMBER OF ROOMS
49
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