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Birmingham, Michigan
Reviewed 24 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...

8Thank David111111
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 28 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 18 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 13 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
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We stayed at Rancho Valencia for our ten year anniversary and were blown away with the amenities and service. Our casita was gorgeous. It was perfectly decorated, equip with outdoor and indoor fireplaces, outdoor spa, and a walk in closet. Each morning we had fresh squeezed orange juice and the paper delivered. Our housekeeper even left a bookmark in my...

Thank CourtneyHC
San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were looking for a very special place to spend a few days to celebrate a milestone anniversary - and we hit the jackpot!! The room categories start at the suite level. We had a gorgeous king bed suite with full sitting area and private outdoor patio. The bed was one of the most comfortable I've slept in. The fireplace...

Thank parismuse
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Came to relax and play tennis. All the amenities and services were first class. Tennis was arranged easily with pros. The courts are well kept and no problems getting Court time. Top notch tennis facilities. The gym and spa and spa pool were well appointed. Food was superb. The room was great. Very modern and clean. Staff were very pleasant....

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Came back to this resort and enjoyed the impeccable service, terrific tennis courts, delectable food and this time tried the spa! The spa was amazing with thoughtful appointments and well designed with zen and California nature in mind! 5 start service! This hotel gets it and I will keep coming back!

Thank Jennifer M

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About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: $810 - $2,205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Rancho Valencia 5*
Number of rooms: 49
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Rancho Valencia, An Auberge Hotel Rancho Santa Fe
Rancho Valencia Santa Fe
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“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
“We stayed in the least expensive room...still stunning!”
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“Each room is an oasis. Size is the major difference”
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