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Rancho Valencia

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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San Diego, California
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Four of us went to this lovely restaurant during restaurant week. We showed up early for our 7:00 reservation and enjoyed the lively bar scene and the delicious martini(me) and wine ( my husband and other husband). Although it took quite a long time to be seated in the elegant dining room, we all enjoyed the festive atmosphere of this...

Thank Nori F
Ascot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

A hotel, in my view is a combination of location, facilities and, of course, the people who work there. Rancho Valencia is that rare place that excels in each category. I came for a solo week of tennis, relaxation and some sightseeing. RV deserves its place as the number 1 destination for tennis. The facilities are excellent and the coaches...

Thank seabo1
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Stayed here a few days ago...and WOW...the staff go above and beyond. The physical property is charming, immaculate, romantic, quiet, pristine, beautiful gardens. Our room had a toilet in it that retails for about $5,000 dollars....ha!! Lovely fireplaces everywhere and the BEST margaritas made by the fabulous bartenders in the pony room. The greeters at the security gate were so...

1Thank Cynthia O
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I can see Rancho Valencia as my go-to resort on West Coast now. This Relais & Chateaux is like a perfect oasis right outside of downtown San Diego. Highlights on my trip: *Service: was greeted by name upon arrival and throughout my stay. I brought my puppy baby girl with me and the staffs are very accommodating which I highly...

3Thank babygenius
Birmingham, Michigan
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We decided to make this wonderful small resort our base of operations to see the San Diego area and we were blown away. We went to the other Five Diamond resort in the area first and decided to checkout based on the extra distance and fragrance in the hotel that agitated my wife's allergies. AMEX made the reservations and RV...

2Thank Carl J
Reviewed 19 December 2016

I truly expected to like this hotel. I wanted to like this hotel. It's in a nice setting, it's a member of Relais & Châteaux, and it's generally been highly rated. My experience, however, was disappointing. The staff is poorly trained and lackluster. The physical plant is nice (our suite was large and well decorated), but the presence of parked...

9Thank David111111
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 29 November 2016

It is always disappointing to visit a place you once loved and find that it is no longer special. Our family used to come here several times a year, it was one of our favorite places to escape Los Angeles. However, this could be the last time we come back. We arrived and there was no one at the front...

9Thank Stephanie S
Noel D, General Manager at Rancho Valencia, responded to this review

Dear Stephanie, Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding your recent stay with us. I am very sorry to read about your experience, and to hear that your visit was anything less than stellar. We truly strive to bring our guests a warm, welcoming five star experience, and it is disappointing to see that we let you down. We have...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 19 November 2016

To start we were married here 5 years ago and it was the most magical day of our lives, so RV will forever have a place in our hearts. It's been 5 years since we've have been here (due to moving away) and our experience coming back exceeded my every expectation. We arrived early and our room, the Valencia Suite,...

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 14 November 2016

just left the San Diego area and stayed at Rancho Valencia with my daughter while visiting colleges. Could not have been a more perfect choice. Absolutely beautiful property. The staff was what stood out the most. They did everything with a smile and surprised with treats at every turn. The fact that I was not charged for parking and the...

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Thank Amy B
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Renovated since I was here last time about ten years ago. Seems like each casita now has its own private jacuzzi. Huge room and bathroom that is modern. Great service. Quaint tennis resort. No onsite good though.

Thank K T

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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Rancho Valencia

Address: 5921 Valencia Cir, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067-9520
Region: United States > California > Rancho Santa Fe
Price Range: ₹ 35,899 - ₹ 84,435 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Rancho Valencia 5*
Number of rooms: 49
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“We had room 120 (directly across croquet lawn). Could be loud - but events end 10 pm.”
  • Patio looking over the croquet lawn
  • Olive Room
pawen88, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“The rooms are single story and spread out on the property. I imagine that they are all lovely.”
kathleenmQ4953GO, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms have a little bit of a view of the overall canyon but the view is not the big draw here. Maybe get a room on the far north side.”
mark232016, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I think all the rooms will be fabulous! Some rooms are closer to the pool which might be a negative, but the property is very quiet!”
jenniferpG7264LQ, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If offered an upgrade for a nominal price be sure to accept.”
234pierces, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
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