San Diego, California
At a Glance
Ranked California's #1 Tennis hotel by Tennis Magazine
Highly personal service with only 49 casitas
Complementary fitness classes from spin to yoga
Just a 20-minute drive to beaches for surfing, paddle boarding and snorkeling
Guests can enjoy access to over 80 golf courses including The Farms and Torrey Pines
Close to premier attractions including Lego Land, Sea World, Aquatica Water Park, Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
Relais and Chateaux Resort
Rancho Valencia runs award-winning yoga retreats, road-cycling tours and championship tennis clinics throughout the year. Ask us about their programs, or we can arrange for private professional coaching, classes or road-bike hire during your stay.Maudie Tomlinson
Check out the lively Pony Room and enjoy the rustic cuisine and sweeping valley views - Try the delicious bacon wrapped dates and Geisha cocktails!Camilla Swift
Meet our specialists
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Rancho Valencia
Rancho Valencia spans 45 acres of landscaped gardens and olive groves, offering the ideal retreat for guests seeking intimate and luxurious accommodations within easy reach of San Diego's attractions. Since its opening in 1989, Rancho Valencia has been a Southern Californian staple for stars from entertainers to politicians looking to enjoy San Diego's year round summer weather. Having recently undergone massive refurbishment, the resort has remained true to its historical routes whilst offering the guests an elevated luxury experience.
With only 49 hacienda style private casita's, Rancho Valencia feels intimate enough to offer a very personal experience and attentive service. The hotel boasts a world-class spa, fine dining restaurant, an award-winning tennis program that was voted #1 in the US by tennis magazine, yoga program and golf nearby at The Farms by Tom Lehman.
Rancho Valencia has a collection of well-appointed casita-style guest rooms. The spacious yet intimate rooms are some of the largest to be found in California. The room styles range from junior suites to one or two bedroom casita's. Privacy is at the heart of the design as each room has its own garden patio or outdoor spa patio with a Jacuzzi. Guests can also choose to stay in the three bedroom hacienda, with its own private swimming pool. Rooms and suites embrace all the latest technology by Bang and Olufsen and luxurious bedding to provide a stay in ultimate comfort.
Rancho Valencia offers a chance for rest and relaxation but also for activities. If you’re looking for some adventure, why not take one of the complimentary bikes out for an exploration of the local area. For those after a more peaceful time, they can enjoy the luxurious spa amenities. If you’re keen to keep active, exercise classes, yoga and Pilates are offered daily among other classes in the fitness suite. Having a world-renowned tennis facility on your doorstep means that it’s the perfect opportunity to try your hand at a new sport or improve at it. Beyond the resort’s extraordinary canyon setting, guests can discover championship golf courses, local beaches, hot air ballooning, surfing, sailing, and attractions such as Legoland, Sea World, water parks and the San Diego Zoo.
There are 49 guest rooms in total and all feature private patios, fireplaces, individual furnishings, oversized soaking tubs, walk in closets and living areas. The suites are up to 1,300 square feet in size and embrace all the latest technology by Bang and Olufsen and luxurious bedding to provide a stay in ultimate comfort. Bathroom amenities are custom made, natural and organic products by Amala. Fresh orange juice, newspapers and milk are delivered in the morning, Illy cafe espresso machines are fitted in each room, and complementary snacks and Wi-Fi as standard.
Measuring 900 square feet, the Agave Suite comes with the choice of a Deluxe King-size bed or two Queen beds. The design of the interior is inspired by the local region and a sunken living room with vaulted ceilings and fireplace create a spacious and homely feel. The bathroom comes with a separate deep soaking tub, shower, walk-in closet and spacious vanity area. This suite also features 3 flat screen televisions, pull out sleeper sofa and outdoor private garden.
|Olive Grove Suite||
Slightly larger than the Agave Suite, the Olive Grove Suite is 1000 sq feet and also has the option of a Deluxe King bed or two Queen beds. A regionally-inspired sunken living room with fireplace, dining table, vaulted ceilings and pull-out sleeper sofa provides space and comfort whilst a private furnished patio complete with whirlpool spa adds a real sense of luxury. The spacious bathroom in the suite features a steam shower, heated toilet seat, closet and double vanity.
At 1,200 sq feet this is the second largest of the suites at Rancho Valencia and comes with a King-size bed, separate living/dining area with vaulted ceilings, pull-out sofa, fireplace and wet bar with dining table. The bathroom features a walk-in closet, soaking tub and shower, heated toilet seat and double vanity. Outside there is a large wraparound patio and private garden.
The Valencia Suite is the largest of the suites (1,300 sq feet) with a king-size bed in the master bedroom, vaulted living/dining room complete with pull-out sofa, fireplace, wet bar and dining table. The spacious bathroom includes a deep soaking tub, shower, heated toilet seat and double vanity. A wraparound patio and private garden provides wonderful outdoor space with views of the grove, outdoor fireplace and whirlpool spa.
The Luxury Three Bedroom Villas are considered the most sought-after lodgings. This is no surprise given their custom furnishings, hand painted tiles and spacious size of 3,500 square foot. The villas feature indulgent marble bathrooms, jetted plunge pools and private terraces. Not to mention the fully equipped decadent kitchen, living room complete with an entertainment system, bell staff and valet services. This is the ultimate accommodation choice for those seeking a secluded and spacious residence for their stay.
For the ultimate in privacy, chose The Hacienda, a grand private guesthouse with three king bedroom suites. Each suite has a separate entry and private outdoor area with manicured gardens. The home has a full kitchen, wood-burning fireplaces, a private pool and hot tub, outdoor grill and a seating area for eight. It is perfect for a family wanting a private swimming pool and outdoor living.
Location & Directions
San Diego, California
Rancho Valencia is 90 miles south of Los Angeles, 30-minutes north of downtown San Diego and a short drive from Del Mar and La Jolla.
When to go
San Diego has a year-round climate. Summer (June - September) is the peak-tourist season, this is when the weather is at its hottest and the city can be over crowded. If you are visiting in May or June watch out for the 'marine layer', a cloudy overcast, almost fog-like cloud which may affect the beach and first mile or so of the coastal strip, especially in the mornings.