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“This establishment is hands down overall the best in San Diego.” 5 of 5 stars
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Rancho Bernardo Inn
Ranked #30 of 282 Hotels in San Diego
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“This establishment is hands down overall the best in San Diego.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

My husband and I just got married here. We chose this venue not only because it is absolutely beautiful but because we feel like family here. Everyone is so friendly, helpful and genuinely care about their guests. We had an unforgettable experience that we not only shared with our family and friends but our new Rancho Bernardo friends that we will be sure to go back and visit as often as we can. I cannot say enough about the food! There is nothing at this establishment that is not delicious! From the room service to the new Avant restaurant. And several of our guests stated they had the best reception dinner they ever had at any wedding! And the service is always outstanding! We chose to use the in house florals, and in house pastry chef for our cake and cupcakes as well and everything turned out perfectly beautiful and delicious! Again oustanding service and value Not to mention convenience.They took care of everything! We spent the day at the spa and the golf course. Again, outstanding. How many places can you go where you honestly don't have to set foot off the property for 5 star rooms, dinning, spa, golf, atmosphere and entertainment for your entire vacation? Thank you Rancho Bernardo for making our special day better than we even hoped for! We will be back soon! ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We are in the area often visiting family the this has become our First Choice accomodations. Here you get resort ammenities at a price that is competitive with the other standard hotel fares in the area, which is a tremendous value. The facilities are in great shape. The staff were tremendous. There is really no reason to stay anywhere else in the area.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Washington DC area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Several steps up from the local mediocre chains, this family oriented golf resort is a lovely haven for non-golfing couples too, with both a fancy and a casual restaurant, a full-service spa, and attentive, responsive staff. The rooms are a generous size, and even a week there doesn't make you homesick! Despite the 20-minute drive to the city proper, there's a nearby winery to tour (with a nice restaurant for lunch) and a few other close attractions, plus day trips the concierge will arrange for you.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the pool are nice and quiet.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I stay at RB monthly for business. That said, I wouldn't hesitate to bring my family, husband, or sneak away for a girls weekend.
Staff is very friendly, grounds are lovely, and there is a charm and other-worldliness that makes the property relaxing and inviting.
Breakfast buffet is very nice.
Never had a bad experience, and I've been here 10+ times.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Our 4-day visit to the Inn was an extremely pleasant experience. The grounds were beautiful. The room was very nice and had a small, semi-private patio for an evening glass of wine. The restaurants on the property were outstanding and the service was excellent throughout the property. We will return.

Room Tip: Get a room in the back of the property -- Choose the Hill Top -- away from the noise of the pool and...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

the understated elegance and the beautiful grounds make this hotel a gem! the staff was friendly and helpful and the serene atmosphere is completely relaxing. finally, the restaurant provided the best scallops I've ever had!

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. We are a family of 5 and stayed in interconnecting rooms. The rooms are nice although they could use some upgrades as they seem a little outdated. I would suggest a better door locking system, as we have children and we like it when the door has a deadbolt or chain as a preventative measure. The bathrooms are roomy and the balcony is nice for enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning and taking in the views. My husband didn't care for the bed and the pillows, he said they were lumpy and uncomfortable. We love the restaurants and the setting at Rancho Bernardo Inn. We especially enjoyed listening to the band on Friday night and seeing the twinkling lights in the trees. We went to the Safari Park on Saturday and the hotel staff was so kind as to print out directions for us to get there. The staff is wonderful and very pleasant at Rancho Benardo Inn! They all have smiles on their faces and are sincere when they are helping you. Overall I highly recommend the Rancho Bernardo Inn and the kids want to come back next year which we will most likely do.

Room Tip: We liked our room overlooking the pool
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Rancho Bernardo Inn

Property: Rancho Bernardo Inn
Address: 17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, CA 92128-2198
Phone Number:
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 ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#11 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#15 Family Hotel in San Diego
#24 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: 287
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 287 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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