Best of Luxe

City Guides


In Pictures

Home North AmericaUnited StatesWestCARancho Santa Fe Hotels Find Luxury Hotels

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

Back to Rancho Santa Fe Hotels
Hotel Overview Amenities Reviews Rooms & Rates City Map
from 639.00 USD *
(* Lowest nightly rate based on stay from 03/23/2015 to 03/27/2015)
Check-In Date
Check-Out Date
Hotel Features
Interests: Romantic, Spa, Pet Friendly, Golf, Resort, Culinary
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
P.O. Box 9126
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
  • Forbes Travel Guide | Five-Star Hotel | January 2014
  • Andrew Harper | 2014 Grand Awards: 2014 North America Grand Award, Top 10 Gastronomic Delight, 2013 Indelible Memory | January 2014
  • Condé Nast Traveler | Top 25 Spas in the World: #9 | January 2014
  • Condé Nast Traveler | Gold List: World's Best Places to Stay | December 2013
  • Travel + Leisure | Top 500 World's Best Hotels | December 2013
  • Boutique Hotel Awards | Best Boutique Hotel in North America, Most Sensuous Spa | November 2013
  • U.S. News & World Report Travel | Best Hotels: #12 Resort in the U.S., #3 Resort in California, #2 Resort in San Diego, #3 Relais & Chateaux Resort in the U.S. | October 2013
  • Condé Nast Traveler | Reader's Choice World's Best: #5 Resort in California, #1 Resort in San Diego | October 2013
  • Andrew Harper | 2013 Reader's Choice Awards: Top 20 Hideaways | September 2013
  • Organic Spa Magazine | Top 10 Organic Spas | August/September 2013
  • Travel + Leisure | World's Best Hotels | July 2013
  • Condé Nast Traveler | Hot List 2013: Best New Hotels, Amazing Pools at the Best New Hotels, Most Indulgent New Hotels in the World | April 2013
Ideally set in Rancho Santa Fe, just 25 miles north of downtown San Diego, and 5 miles from the beautiful beaches of Del Mar, Rancho Valencia is truly one of Southern California's premier luxury resorts, as recognized by its place on Condé Nast Traveler's 2014 Gold List.

Hotel Overview

Natural Beauty. Inspired Luxury.

From the moment you enter the private gates, you feel like a privileged guest at a carefully tended Mediterranean estate. Where the lush gardens and groves of olive trees make you feel worlds away. And your genuinely gracious hosts make you feel right at home. Where your impeccably appointed, hacienda-style casita invites you to sink into the respite of a plush sofa or your own private hot tub. Where a sanctuary of healthy living and great taste make it a destination like no other...and one you will want to visit again and again.

Tucked away on 45 lush acres near the shores of the Pacific Ocean, the timeless Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa redefines true Southern California style. An all-suite property hand-selected by Forbes Travel Guide as one of the finest Five-Star hotels in the world, this world-class destination is away from the hectic city pace, yet conveniently close to San Diego and the West's most inviting beaches.

Rancho Valencia boasts 49 luxuriously appointed guest casitas with private patios, rejuvenating spa treatments, a wellness-oriented fitness program, two distinctive restaurants, a world-renowned tennis program and more.


Comfort, privacy and all the amenities of home.

Wake up to fresh-squeezed orange juice and a newspaper delivered to your door each morning. And at the end the day, enjoy a glowing fire and a bottle of wine on your private garden patio.

When you escape to the picturesque San Diego getaway of Rancho Valencia, you are treated to timeless Mediterranean ambiance and a refreshing residential experience. Amid the inviting courtyards and bubbling fountains, the 49 authentic, hacienda-style suites - which we lovingly call our casitas - are the embodiment of sophistication, pampering you with an artful mix of comfort and privacy. Each spacious suite boasts rustic custom furnishings, romantic lighting and a private garden patio overlooking the olive groves and surrounding canyons.

Our newly renovated collection of all-suite San Diego accommodations host 900 -1,300 square feet of luxury space and features plush, custom furnishings, high-thread-count 600-thread-count linens, down bedding, plush Frette terry, Illy Cafe Espresso Machines with milk frothers, and nightly turndown service complimented by flat-screen, HD TV's, Bang & Olufsen stereos, and Bose CD and iPod compatible sound systems.


Infused with the flavors of Southern California.

When ingredients are grown locally, food simply tastes better. That's the farm-to-table philosophy behind the Coastal Ranch cuisine at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa. We have a passion for creating uncomplicated dishes, using only local and seasonal vegetables, free-range meat and market-fresh seafood in the menus at the resort's two restaurants - Veladora and The Pony Room.

Veladora brings together stunning views with Mediterranean cuisine in a captivating, candlelit modern hacienda setting while The Pony Room serves up craft tequilas and cocktails alongside rustic American cuisine for lunch and dinner.


Your path to wellness.

The embodiment of the resort's dedication to personal wellness, The Spa at Rancho Valencia is a true haven, providing solitude and tranquility. Tucked away amidst lush gardens, it is an enchanting escape of self-discovery, where every detail is meticulously tailored - from freshly made organic juices to advanced exercise programs and retreats hosted by top-tier wellness professionals.

Celebrating the revitalizing benefits of natural herbs, flowers, oils and minerals, The Spa offers tempting choices to soothe the spirit, rejuvenate the body and enrich the mind. It is the only spa in San Diego utilizing Amala - the world's premier plant-powered luxury skincare collection.

Golf & Activites

Rancho Valencia is a genteel oasis providing healthy activities for mind, body and spirit

Amenities & Activities

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Business Center
  • Hot Tub
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restaurant on site
  • Sauna
  • On-site tennis
  • Full-service spa
  • Fitness facility
  • Fresh orange juice and newspaper delivered
  • In-room fireplace
  • Private garden patio
  • Flat screen TV and DVD/CD player
  • iPod docking station
  • Luxurious linens and down bedding
  • Deluxe bathrooms, soaking tubs, separate showers

Hotel Reviews

Check-In Date
Check-Out Date
Check Availability
Why Book with Us
Lowest Rate Guaranteed
Providing Travel Services since 1996*
Over 1,500 of the World's Best Luxury Hotels
Educate travelers through thousands of articles & nearly 100 travel guides
Created travel campaigns for the world's most trusted brands Jaguar, Bombay Sapphire, Range Rover, Sperry Top-Sider & Stoli Vodka
Keeping Up with JustLuxe
Like Us on FacebookFollow Us on TwitterRSS Feeds
Sign Up for Our Newsletter!
Book with Confidence
JustLuxe | Affluent Lifestyle Guide