I cannot comprehend how this facility was rated the number one spa in America by Conde Nast readers. They must have had an extremely small sample set or something.
I"m not saying I didn't enjoy my stay - I had a very pleasant weekend here. The service was friendly and helpful. They dry cleaned my sweater after a bird pooped on me. Ha!
I enjoyed a manicure and pedicure at the spa, which were... well which were as good as any other mani/pedi I've ever gotten. Nothing special. The workout facility? Nothing special. No yoga classes, no aerobics. The pools? Nothing special.
The hotel itself is very dated. I felt like I was staying at Kellerman's, except that Johnny Castle wasn't there to teach me the mambo. The bed and tv were nice but the bathrooms are just very old.
I dunno. I wouldn't tell people NOT to stay here, but I can't say I'd recommend it enthusiastically either. What I do know is that I will take any future Conde Nast ratings issues with a big grain of salt.
- 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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