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Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

5921 Valencia Cir | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067-9520  [SEE MAP]Rancho Santa Fe, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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This resort has very spacious rooms, starting at 900 square feet
The property charges an expensive daily resort fee
About a 30-minute drive north of San Diego, Rancho Valencia is a little off the beaten path. But that's why people love it. This Relais & Châteaux property brims with carefully manicured greenery on top of plenty of amenities and activities to woo any type of traveler. Visitors are complimentary of the respectful, thoughtful staff while guest rooms stun for their aesthetic. Accommodations here exude a Mediterranean ambiance with hacienda-style architecture, hardwood furnishings and colorful design accents, as well as deep-soaking tubs and private balconies or patios. For pampering, Rancho Valencia's spa offers indulgences such as herb-infused body wraps and a variety of massage therapies. The delicious cuisine served at the on-site Veladora restaurant complements the serene environment.
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort, 49 rooms
Primary View
Rustic, Opulent



  • 5.0Hotel Class


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Elegant, two-level, hacienda-style casitas–-appointed with corner fireplaces, luxurious bathrooms, and shuttered French doors leading to private patios–-are nestled among 45 acres in one of Southern California's most affluent neighborhoods.

Condé Nast Traveler


The resort is peak California. Think orange groves, bright pink bougainvillea, and Spanish Colonial architecture. The main features—the suites, restaurants, lobby—are spread out across 45 acres, making it feel more like a (luxurious) neighborhood than a typical resort.



Health and wellness activities are offered in abundance amid lush gardens and olive groves, where you can swim, bike, do yoga, play tennis, have a spa treatment or simply relax and rejuvenate. An attentive staff ensures your every request will be met.



Located in the canyon of Rancho Santa Fe on 40 manicured acres of rolling hills, this relaxing retreat is just minutes from the charming boutiques and cafés of La Jolla. If you're looking for something secluded, this is it.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 405 have reviewed the Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, giving it a rating of 5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 405 reviews 5.0 (based on 405 reviews)

Guest Rooms

A $30 million renovation in 2013 updated the furnishings across Rancho Valencia's 49 suites and villas. The spacious hacienda-style suites, referred to as casitas, have an air of refined relaxation with rustic furniture, commissioned artwork and wrought-iron fixtures. Guests can lounge on a private garden patio or next to the fireplace in the sunken living room.
  • Luxury touches include 600-thread-count linens and Frette bathrobes
  • Flat-screen TVs, Bang & Olufsen stereos, and Bose CD- and iPod-compatible clock radios provide in-suite digital entertainment
  • Wi-Fi access is complimentary
  • Guests appreciate the free stocked minibar
  • Daily $43.20 resort fee includes parking
Nightly resort fee$54

Standard room size900 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

As a favorite retreat of celebrities and former presidents, this opulent Relais & Châteaux resort is a secluded property, tucked away on 45 acres in one of Southern California’s most upscale neighborhoods. It’s just about equidistant from Interstates 5 and 15, providing easy access from both San Diego and the L.A. area.
  • About 26 miles north of San Diego International Airport and 15 miles south of Carlsbad's McClellan-Palomar Airport
  • Guests can take a free test drive of up to four hours in the resort's Porsche Cayenne or Boxster
  • Parking is complimentary
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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


Veladora specializes in "coastal ranch" cuisine with the balance tilting toward surf over turf and an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. The wrought iron fixtures and wooden vaulted ceilings mirror the rustic and elegant decor in the casitas. Popular among both guests and locals, The Pony Room serves 100 variations of tequila, a collection of high-end wines, signature cocktails and rustic American cuisine.
  • Veladora is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • The 24-hour room service offers dishes for both children and pets

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

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


The resort has two saline pools: the main pool and adults-only spa pool, both heated to 82 degrees year-round. The spa pool offers cabana rentals as well as a full food and drink menu. Both areas also have Jacuzzis.
  • Cabanas can be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis through the spa concierge
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


Spa services are offered from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at the luxurious Spa at Rancho Valencia. Facials, waxings, light therapies, body therapies, massages and more are available.
  • Guests 18 and older may book spa treatments
  • In-room massages available upon request

Services offered:

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


The resort offers many active family-friendly pursuits, including croquet, bicycling, bocce ball, volleyball, paddleball, badminton and ping-pong. A selection of board games, cards and puzzles are available for family game nights.
  • The resort's tennis center offers tennis camps for kids ages 5 and older
  • Babysitting services are available through the concierge
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The resort’s commitment to wellness is evident not only in its extensive offerings of fitness classes (some free, some with a fee) but also in its facilities. There’s a yoga pavilion, Pilates studio, spin studio and fitness center with cardio and weight equipment. Its lauded tennis center has 18 plexi-pave championship courts as well as daily clinics and private lessons with the staff pro.
  • Outdoor fitness options include wake-up walks and boot-camp classes
  • Offers retreats for triathlon, cycling, tennis and yoga
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


Venues vary from a boardroom for 16 people to the rolling terrain of the Valencia Lawn, ideal for large outdoor cocktail receptions. Dedicated conference coordinators can assist everything from catering to A/V services to transportation requests.
  • The small business center, near the front desk, offers a computer and printer

Number of meeting rooms3

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


Four-legged guests are welcomed for a $200 fee. They’re provided with food and water bowls, a doggie bed and special treat.
  • The in-room dining menu features dishes crafted just for dogs
  • Referrals available for many pet services, including grooming to pet boutiques
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


The resort’s 45 acres provide a number of picturesque spots for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The Croquet Lawn can host tented or open-air affairs for those couples with a larger guest list. The Rose Garden is a popular setting for photos. Wedding specialists can coordinate such moments as a hot-air balloon landing and horse-and-carriage sendoff.
  • Wedding packages include a complimentary suite for the bride and groom on their wedding night
  • Couples are required to hire a wedding planner to coordinate plans with the resort

Maximum wedding guest capacity500

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

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