Rancho Bernardo Inn

17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive | San Diego, CA 92128 [See Map]
#13 in Best San Diego Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 1053 reviews
Property Type Resort with 287 rooms, 2 floors
Style Traditional
Best For Business travelers, Families, Couples

U.S. News Review

When you see the word "inn," you might conjure up images of floral wallpaper and lace doilies but not here. Rancho Bernardo Inn is more resort than bed-and-breakfast with its 18-hole championship golf course, full-service spa and four on-site eateries. Despite being a good 30-minute drive from San Diego and about 20 miles from the beaches at La Jolla or Del Mar, guests still enjoy Rancho Bernardo's setting. The property's 287 guest rooms and suites all offer views of the property gardens from private patios, and they also come outfitted with custom artwork, flat-screen TVs and, in some cases, fireplaces. Just be aware that Rancho Bernardo charges a resort fee to cover parking, transportation (within 5 miles of the resort), pool and fitness center access, and Internet connection, among other amenities.

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Critic Reviews


“The gorgeous, flower-decked 265-acre grounds draw a sophisticated clientele looking for a golf getaway.”


“But what's truly impressive are the inn's gorgeous grounds with fountains, gardens and well-maintained landscaping.”

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1053 guests have reviewed the Rancho Bernardo Inn, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 1053 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

Rancho Bernardo Inn is about 25 miles north of San Diego and is set on 265 landscaped acres, surrounded by private homes and an exclusive golf course.

  • About 30 miles northeast of San Diego International Airport
  • About a mile west of Bernardo Winery
  • Parking is included in the $19 daily resort fee

  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

Custom furnishings and a country chic decor echo the resort's southern California style. All rooms feature patios or balconies with views of the valley, golf course or manicured grounds. Amenities include flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and work desks.

  • Resort fee of $19 per night includes in-room Internet access, parking, in-room coffee and tea, complimentary welcome beverage and more

Standard room size:

450 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available


From a grab-and-go cafe and sports bar to sit-down dining both indoors and out, Rancho Bernardo Inn's dining selections span a wide spectrum. Avant offers wine country dining while Veranda serves Mediterranean fare in a casual atmosphere. The Bar features shuffleboard and plasma TVs and Café Granada offers Starbucks coffee and grab-and-go items

  • Veranda has an outdoor patio with a fireplace

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


The Inn features three pools, plus a whirlpool. The adults-only pool and family pool are located near the lobby. The family pool also has a whirlpool, firepit and bar for food and beverage service. The spa pool is available for those getting spa services only.

Number of pools:


Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The San Diego Day Spa offers unique treatments incorporating fresh, natural ingredients like avocados, strawberries and yogurt. The spa also includes an outdoor pool and whirlpool as well as locker rooms and a steam room.

  • The spa serves healthy, light cuisine
  • Pool includes cabanas and poolside service
  • Day passes to use spa facilities available

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


There is a family pool at the Rancho Bernardo Inn that is complete with a whirlpool, bar and firepit.

  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


The hotel features a standard fitness center including cardio machines and weight-training equipment.

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


Rancho Bernardo Inn specializes in meetings, both indoors and out, with a total of 45,000 square feet of space. Host a meeting on the grounds or indoors in 22 distinctive rooms.

  • Meeting professionals on staff

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Pets that weigh less than 25 pounds are accepted at the resort with a $100 nonrefundable fee.

  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


The 18-hole championship course is the resort's calling card. The Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Course has hosted both PGA and LPGA tournaments. The course includes a driving range, golf clinics and private instruction from PGA professionals.

  • Use of driving range balls are included in resort fee

  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop


From intimate courtyards to hilltop terraces to rolling lawns, the hotel's grounds are a popular spot to host weddings. There are five reception sites and seven ceremony locations at this property.

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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Rancho Bernardo Inn

17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive | San Diego, CA 92128 [See Full Map]