Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa effortlessly blends five-star luxury with the spirit of Southern California in its guest casitas and restaurants. Nestled in a private enclave in Rancho Santa Fe, Rancho Valencia is sought out for its spacious, hacienda-inspired accommodations and lush grounds. From the moment you arrive, you’ll feel an unmistakable sense of comfort in this relaxed yet refined, sophisticated yet understated atmosphere. And, with a year-round sunny climate, it’s perfect for enjoying a variety of outdoor activities.

Hotel Tip

Enjoy a tequila tasting at The Pony Room. The head bartender will share his knowledge on a few tequilas from their collection. –Haleigh Scott Dallas, Texas

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Virtuoso Amenities

    For 2023:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily breakfast credit of $40USD per person, for up to two guests, per bedroom
  • $100USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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Rancho Valencia is a winner!

By: ABailey

Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2014

Cristina Buaas planned a beautiful trip for us to Rancho Valencia, in Rancho Santa Fe, CA this past September. What an amazing property! The casitas are decorated and furnished with beautiful, comfortable, high quality fixtures and the gardens throughout the property provided a lush and relaxing atmosphere for our 3 days away from reality! The Veladora dining room is beautifully decorated and provides and very comfortable surrounding to enjoy the chef's delicious menu! Daily, we enjoyed the world-class tennis facility, the intricately tiled spa and the tasty poolside lunches, below sky-high palm trees. Taking advantage of their Porsche-for-borrow program was especially memorable on our dinner out to La Jolla and sightseeing in San Diego. The staff was so friendly, accommodating and personable. We can see how much they love working there, as they deliver their services with genuine joy and kindness. We HIGHLY recommend reserving your next CA vacation at Rancho Valencia! You'll love it!
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

Expert service

By: Steve and Kelly

Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2015

Rancho Valencia has excellent customer service. Everyone seems genuinely interested in you and your experience at the resort. We had a great experience with the tennis instructors. They worked us very hard and gave us some great skills to work on. The spa was excellent and very necessary after so many hours of tennis each day. The room was fantastic and we enjoyed using our jacuzzi. What a fabulous place to visit. Wish we could go there every weekend!
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

Great getaway

By: ChicagoTraveler

Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2017

Loved the balance of great service, accommodations and amenities with a low key, quiet, relaxing environment.
Travel Advisor:  Amy Zebala

Tim's Anniversary

By: John

Reviewed on: 01 May 2018

comfortable and beautiful
Travel Advisor:  Ellen Markus


By: San Diego

Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2018

This hotel is extraordinary in every way!
Travel Advisor:  Erina Pindar

Perfect Place to Relax and Be Pampered

By: VistaVacationers

Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2018

We live near Rancho Valencia and were looking for a getaway. From the moment we pulled into the resort, we were relaxed. Every member of the staff was outstanding. The room was wonderful and we had a real chance to revitalize. Be sure to spring for the room with the patio and dipping pool, it is absolutely worth it!
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Wiseman

Wonderful Weekend

By: The Big Easy

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2018

We had one of the best rooms ever! Good quality finishes, plenty of room, private outside hot tub and who could be sad about the mini bar included in the room rate! Great place - would happily return again.
Travel Advisor:  Betsey Brown

Another visit

By: John

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2018

My wive and I have been coming to Rancho Valencia to take part in their execellent tennis program. We will be back.
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

Simply gorgeous

By: Allison

Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2019

Five star experience all around!
Travel Advisor:  Anastasia Regas



Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2019

Hands-down the best service, location, amenities, privacy, and most incredible vacation we have ever been on. We can’t wait to go back!
Travel Advisor:  Sarah Lee

Wellness getaway

By: SA

Reviewed on: 13 May 2019

This place is perfect as a wellness getaway - a multitude of complimentary workout classes followed by green juice, an amazing spa, and lots of tennis courts to play at. Also just lounging at the pool adds extra relaxation. You never have to leave the resort! If you do want to venture off, Del Mar beach is just 15 minutes away.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Bassett

Rancho Valencia

By: John

Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2019

We have been going to Rancho Valencia for over 10 years. The accommodations and service are great. The tennis is awesome (try the 4 hour clinic- but call ahead to arrange). Dinner at The Market is not to be missed.
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

Privacy, Peace, and Luxury

By: Happy Traveler

Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2021

Resort was just what we needed for a quiet quick getaway. Will definitely return.
Travel Advisor:  Andrea Schubiner

Rancho Valencia

By: PG

Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2022

Awesome!! Beautiful Facility, excellent people! Had a beautifulCasita with personal patio and hot tub. All the staff were extremely friendly and efficient. Would highly recommend this property.
Travel Advisor:  Shari Kalt


By: Gup

Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2022

Lovely place. Great food and service.
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Ann Wilson

Very nice hotel

By: Andy

Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2022

Extremely roomy and peaceful
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Redman

Relaxing, private and luxurious

By: sylvia

Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2023

I love this place. It is so relaxing and private. At the time of booking, we thought it is kind of expensive. But when we set our foot on the resort, it was worth every dollar. The food is amazing, the pool in the yard is again very relaxing. The service is totally 5 star. We spent 4 nights there without even wanting to go out.
Travel Advisor:  Melissa James


By: Fred

Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2023

Nothing better. Service, food and accommodations the best
Travel Advisor:  Shelley Morales

Wonderful Experience!

By: Jenny

Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2023

The resort was wonderful and the staff was so nice and attentive. The surroundings were gorgeous.
Travel Advisor:  Shari Kalt

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    Our Commitment

    • Battery recycling stations
    • Energy saving fixtures and fittings
    • Recycling light bulbs
    • Recycling paint
    • Making sure non-reservations are with the A/C off and all lights off.
    • Raise awareness of our water filtration system
    • Nespresso pods recycling program
    • Compostable dog waste bags (in rooms)
    • Recycling of laundry hangers
    • Garment Bags for guest laundry are cloth
    • Refillable bathroom amenities
    • Compostable dry bathroom amenities
    • Making sure next to a trashcan, there's a recycling bin
    • Gardening company uses all battery-powered equipment
    • Donate old tennis balls
    • Feeding San Diego partnership
    • Press Reader (no more paper)
    • Tote bags for guests
    • Starch Q-tips
    • Path Water refillable bottles paired with Quench machines around the property
    • No plastic straws/single use plastic
    • Offer biodynamic and organic wines
    • Reusable hand towels in our restrooms
    • Composting Program
    • Partnered with Produce Good
    • Use Carafes for water in meetings, not single use plastic water bottles
    • 97% of all meat used in the kitchen is sustainable
    • No-kill Bee Removal