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What We Love

  • Two award-winning restaurants under the direction of chef Eric Bauer
  • Free croquet, bocce, and resort bicycles for cycling into Rancho Santa Fe
  • Two heated saltwater pools with Jacuzzis
  • Plant-based treatments in the soothing spa
  • READ MORE: 72 Hours in Santa Fe

What To Know

  • Villas are larger and have views of the ocean but bungalows are closer to the main pool
  • Some bungalows back onto a main street; ask about location when you book
  • Guests have to be 18 or older to use the gym, spa pool, and sauna

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

45 acres of gardens, olive groves, and relaxation at the only Relais & Chateaux property in SoCal

The Lowdown

All Moorish tiles, striped pool loungers, and Mediterranean-meets-Southwest casitas, Rancho Valencia is a romantic 49-room getaway. Despite its intimate size, choices abound; there are two saltwater heated pools so guests can pick where to sun themselves, (not to mention an adults-only plunge pool in the spa.) More active types can choose between tennis, yoga, and biking, then select from among seven types of massage in the spa. And when it comes to dinner, there’s Veladora for candlelit Mediterranean feasts or the Pony Room for more casual American fare (along with killer craft tequilas.)

In the Area

There’s plenty to do home on the Rancho. But it would be a shame to miss nearby attractions including hiking in the 2,000-acre Torrey Pines State Reserve, stocking up at the Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market, or hitting some of the 15 museums in Balboa Park, a 1,2000 acre cultural center. And kids will definitely be coaxed out of the pool with promises of trips to Legoland, the San Diego Zoo, or Sea World San Diego. After sunset, grown-ups head into San Diego’s historic Gaslamp District for a taste of San Diego’s burgeoning foodie culture.

How to Get There

Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa
5921 Valencia Circle
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 United States

Reviews

Weekend getaway
Orangelaguna

Dear Rancho Valencia,

My Husband and I came down from O.C. for a long weekend, and what a weekend it was . For three days we never left the resort and had more than enough activities to enjoy ourselves. From the room, to the relaxing spa, both pools, tennis and the Pony Room. Service of our room everyday was outstanding and the friendliness of the spa staff was unbeatable . We had ate at the bar top every night and the food and cocktails were off the charts! Each night we ate the rotating special, and Nicholas and John gave us an amazing whiskey tasting . The live music at night was the cherry on top. Thank you, we feel completely recharged and can’t wait to come back after the holidays,

Beth

Anniversary Escape
anniescapes

We were looking for a staycation and they went above and beyond including a bottle of wine and a bed of roses. The linens and bed were luxurious. We had room service two nights in a row and the food was phenomenal!!! I highly recommend it.

We visited the spa for two days. Very nice but since it’s by the pool it can get noisy.

Long weekend with my little dog
countrygrammar

Love this resort! Our dog was treated like a prince. Dog bed, dog bowls and pet menu for room service and at their restaurant. They also provided a receptacle outside our door for the doggy poop bags. For the humans, really nice too! Comfortable roomy bathroom and beds. Nicely stocked minibar and it’s free! They replenish everyday. Our room had a nice patio plus a jacuzzi. We would have room service set up the breakfast on the patio! And the best part-freshly squeezed orange juice waiting outside every morning! Room service food and restaurant food was excellent!