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Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

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Why We Love It

  • The 5-star resort occupies 45 acres in the San Dieguito Valley
  • Suites have fireplaces and patios, upgrade for a whirlpool spa
  • Complimentary croquet, bocce and bicycle rentals
  • Rated SoCal's No. 1 tennis resort since 2008 (Tennis Magazine)

"Privacy ... is the amenity cherished by many guests, who have included Bill Gates and Bill Clinton" -- Fodor’s


Map & Directions

The hotel is a half-hour drive from the San Diego International Airport and 17 miles south of McClellan-Palomar Airport. Parking on-site is free for guests.

Rooms & Rates

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Those looking to escape without sacrificing luxury can book one of just 49 suites on the rolling hills of Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa. The Spanish-style casitas are nestled within the property’s 45 acres of olive groves and wildflower gardens. Opened in 1989, the resort was named the No. 1 hotel in Southern California in Travel + Leisure's World’s Best Awards (2016), and it is still the region’s only Relais & Châteaux property.

Behind clay-colored walls draped in bougainvillea, guest rooms feature cathedral ceilings, fireplaces with hand-painted tiles and French doors leading to private patios. All suites are equipped with Illy Café Espresso machines, flat-screen TVs, Bang & Olufsen stereos and Bose sound systems. Upgraded villas include marble bathrooms, jetted plunge pools and private terraces equipped with outdoor fireplaces. The private Hacienda is ideal for groups traveling together and features three bedrooms with king beds and private patios, a full kitchen and a huge terrace with a private pool, whirlpool tub, grill and fireplace.

All guests enjoy free croquet, bocce, and resort bicycles for cycling into Rancho Santa Fe. Active guests can work out in the fitness center, choose between 95 weekly exercise classes and enroll in the top-rated tennis program. Afterwards, soothe muscles in one of the two heated saltwater pools or select from a menu of seven massages in the 12,000-square-foot spa.

At Veladora, by candlelight, guests are served upscale California cuisine that Condé Nast Traveler calls “almost too pretty to eat (almost).” The Pony Room offers traditional American fare in a more casual atmosphere, along with locally crafted beer and over 100 tequilas. The menu at Rein Poolside retreat includes small plates of coastal cuisine along with chilled cocktails and rosé. For a break from the sun, sample rare wines in the brick wine cave overlooking the eucalyptus grove or book the space for an intimate dinner party. 

From the press:
  • "Set amid the polo fields and horse ranches of the San Dieguito Valley, draws a well-heeled crowd" -- Condé Nast Traveler
  • "If you’re looking for something secluded, this is it" -- Forbes Travel Guide



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request, free of charge for one child. Extra beds available on request and free of charge. Charges may apply and will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request, and will be charged $150 (subject to tax) per stay. Guests must accompany dogs at all time and are responsible for any damages caused by the dog. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Fees: A resort fee of $30 (subject to tax) per night is additional and will be added to the total price at check-out. This fee includes wireless internet, valet & self parking, orange juice each morning, 95+ fitness classes weekly and Rancho Valencia Signature Activities.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

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