Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa is an award-winning resort and spa located in the picturesque Rancho Santa Fe, within easy reach of Del Mar, La Jolla and San Diego's coastline.
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 snorkelling
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa 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 programme 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.
When to visit
Rancho Valencia runs award-winning yoga retreats, road-cycling tours and championship tennis clinics throughout the year. Ask us about their programmes, or we can arrange for private professional coaching, classes or road-bike hire during your stay.
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.
Catch a Baseball Game
Sports fan or not, you can't help but enjoy the ballpark; it's an experience so quintessentially American. Chow down on hot dogs and beer, hear the barrel organ fire up the crowd and cry "Outta Sight" as a 'homer' is hit.
Guided visit of San Diego Zoo
Visit one of the city’s major attractions with this San Diego Zoo VIP Tour.
Joshua Tree National Park Jeep Tour
The whimsical Joshua Tree National Park sits at the convergence of the Colorado and Movaje Deserts. Rock climbers know JT as the best place to climb, and hikers seek out shady, desert fan palm oases. Visit Hidden Valley, Desert Queen Ranch and Keys View.
La Jolla Bike and Sea Cave Kayak Adventure
Spin and paddle your way through one of San Diego's friendliest neighbourhoods and wildlife-rich coast on a combination bicycle and kayak tour!
Private Afternoon Meditation Class
Lose yourself in a beautiful slice of tranquillity as you experience a one-on-one Hatha style yoga and/or meditation session.
Sailing on America's Cup Yacht
Get out on the water on one of America's most iconic sailing yachts. Stars and Stripes competed in the prestigious America's Cup event in 92' and is still thrilling guests with exciting and interactive public sails.
San Diego Zoo and Safari Park
The Zoo, located adjacent to downtown San Diego in Balboa Park, is 100 acres and houses over 800 species from the forests and jungles of the world. The Zoo, along with the Safari Park in Escondido are world-renowned for their conservation efforts.
Surfs Up in San Diego
Surf's up at La Jolla Beach. Whether you're a complete beginner or a wannabe Kelly Slater, the pros in San Diego can help you hone your skills. Scott Dunn can help pre-book your lessons and equipment so you only need worry about having fun riding waves.
Temecula Olive Oil Tasting
Head into the heart of the Temecula Valley’s historic old town for a special tasting at the renowned Temecula Olive Oil Company’s original retail and tasting room location.