This hotel has undergone significant renovations since our visit.
We will update our photos and review as soon as we can.
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Spanish-style casitas dotting 40 acres of lush, beautiful grounds
Rancho Valencia's sprawling grounds, dotted with just 26 casitas and one large hacienda, allow guests to experience a rare level of privacy. The stucco buildings with clay tile roofs are surrounded with gorgeous, lush landscaping -- bougainvillea, palm trees, citrus trees, flowering bushes, crawling vines -- which adds to the feeling of seclusion. (No wonder celebrities like Bill Gates and President Clinton have chosen to vacation here.)
The resort is truly luxurious, with lots of free amenities (including Wi-Fi, breakfast, and even minibar items) along with a full-service spa, 18 tennis courts, and a wonderful restaurant.
In the rolling hills of Rancho Santa Fe
Located just outside of beautiful and affluent Rancho Santa Fe, the 40-acre Rancho Valencia is surrounded by beautiful scenery, golf and country clubs, and parks. It's a 10-minute drive away from Rancho Santa Fe's upscale (but limited) dining and boutique shopping.
The 49 one- and two-bedroom suites are housed in 26 stucco casitas spread across the property, and feature white-washed wood beams, fireplaces, and French doors leading to the private patios.
Minor amenities in the rooms (phones, light fixtures, electrical switches, faucets) are very slightly dated. (At this price point, we have to nitpick.)
Pricey, but excellent, California cuisine
This 49-room luxury resort is located in Rancho Santa Fe, a wealthy residential community in the hills of Southern California, on 40 acres of lush grounds. The Spanish-style suites, all with fireplaces and patios, are located in 26 casitas spread across the sprawling property, creating a rare level of privacy for guests. Excellent freebies (including Wi-Fi, minibar items, parking, morning juice and newspaper delivery, and breakfast), as well as a wonderful restaurant and an upscale fitness center with free classes contribute to the experience of exclusive pampering.