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“Serene Getaway with Amazing Attention to Detail!”
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Rancho Valencia
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Rancho Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego, California
2 reviews
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“Serene Getaway with Amazing Attention to Detail!”
Reviewed October 12, 2010

My wife and I were looking for a place to celebrate our anniversary without having to go far outside of our city. This place was the perfect getaway whether in or outside of San Diego. The drive up through the grounds instantly sets the tone of a place of relaxation, and that it was. The staff was very attentive, accommodating, welcoming and knowledgeable. They certainly made us feel well taken care of with an above and beyond, but not overwhelming standard of guest service. The spa services are incredible, the staff is well trained and the relaxation room really makes you not want to leave. We are big on food and were pleasantly surprised to see some great sourcing from local farms with not only a creative approach to the menu but equally delicious, as well. The view during brunch was pleasantly relaxing. If there were any negatives it's hard to recount as the staff, grounds and amenities make every effort to ensure your stay is nothing short of exactly why you arrived there in the first place. We would definitely recommend this place as a destination resort, and thankfully this works as a great staycation for us.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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North Creek, New York
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Reviewed October 8, 2010

Perfect place to rest and relax. The spa facility (included) is beautifully maintained and the staff is professional and kind. The rooms are large yet cozy. Every morning fresh orange juice, a paper and a beautiful view. Great bed and stellar products.
My only gripe is the cost of service and beverages at the pool area ($12 + for a smoothie).

  • Stayed July 2010
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Newport Coast, CA
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Reviewed September 20, 2010

I took my husband for his birthday to the Rancho Valencia hotel for a quick getaway. The grounds are beautiful with a California/Spanish style. I booked a Del Mar Grove room with private outdoor jacuzzi and the room and setting were really beautiful. The spa is very peaceful and has its own private pool. The massage was great and we really enjoyed our dinner at the hotel restaurant. It was a very relaxing and romantic stay and I think we might make this an annual thing.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed August 1, 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed our romantic get-a-way at Rancho Valencia. Staying in the spacious jr. Grove Suite, with it's own private patio and spa, was such a great experience. Nestled within the lush surrounding gardens, we really did feel away from it all, yet were only minutes from the beach and nightlife. The staff was friendly and always helpful. Orange juice and the newspaper were waiting outside the front door every morning. We didn't eat in the restaurant only because we wanted to experience La Jolla and the Gas Lamp district both nights, so i can't comment on that. Overall, our experience was amazing. We will be coming back for sure.

  • Stayed July 2010
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Reviewed July 28, 2010

My husband and I live in San Diego but wanted a relaxing weekend getaway and this was just the spot. From the spa treatments (facial, massage) to the awesome staff, great dinner, and super secluded rooms, our entire stay was quiet and relaxing. We never wanted to leave! The grounds are beautiful and the so is the spa. The patios off all the rooms are a great treat- we were served breakfast on our patio in the am. The adult pool area at the spa was quiet and just what we needed for the weekend. I would stay here again, in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed July 4, 2010

This is a secret little getaway for me and my wife. We live in San Diego and try to get to this resort at least once a year. It has a fantastic spa, beautiful grounds and little casitas that you stay in. Private pools, tennis courts, top notch gym - all the top flight amenities available. The one down note was the restaurant. The room service was definitely above average, but the restaurant is nothing spectacular. It's OK, but at a resort like this I would expect much more. Not a deal breaker by any means, just nit picking.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed June 12, 2010

Having traveled the world many times over, I continue to be awestruck at how some people enjoy throwing their money away. I guess if you ego demands spending $500 a night -go for it..Otherwise, try the Ranch Santa Fe Inn and experience word class service and old world charm for about half the price.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Rancho Valencia

Property: Rancho Valencia
Address: 5921 Valencia Cir, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067-9520
Location: United States > California > Rancho Santa Fe
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) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Rancho Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Rancho Valencia 5*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked away on 45 lush acres in Rancho Santa Fe, California, the timeless Rancho Valencia is a Mediterranean sanctuary far from the ordinary, combining gracious hospitality and inspired luxury. An all-suite Relais & Châteaux property hand-selected by U.S. News & World Report the #1 resort in California (2017) this world-class destination offers 49 luxuriously appointed casitas with private patios, stunning three bedroom villas, rejuvenating spa treatments, a wellness-oriented fitness program, two distinctive restaurants, a world-renowned tennis program and more. In recent years, Rancho Valencia has been honored with the AAA Five Diamond Award (2017, 2016, 2015), the Forbes Five-Star Award (2017, 2016, 2015), and has enjoyed placement on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List (2015). The resort has also received the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Award twice (2016, 2015) as well as multiple Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards (2016) including #1 in Southern California and #15 in the United States. ... more   less 
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