Need to know

    • 49 suites
    • Valencia Cir, Rancho Santa Fe, United States
    • An authentic, sophisticated and indulgent resort and spa

We love

  • Taking a resort bicycle out for the day to explore the beautiful surroundings of Sante Fe.
  • Hitting the courts at the hotel’s world famous tennis facility. Rancho Valencia has been rated as Southern California's No. 1 tennis resort by Tennis Magazine consistently since 2008.
  • Rejuvenate the body and enrich the mind at the Rancho Valencia Spa, try the Citrus Supreme Facial, which will leave your skin feeling intensely smooth and hydrated.
  • The Pony Room serves up delicious cocktails in a warm and cosy setting.

Top Secret

This hotel has 140 brands of tequila, a fun aperitif to kick start the evening.


Rancho Valencia originally opened its doors in 1989, but the $30million face-lift in 2012 spared no expense and demonstrated the true ethos of the owners. At Rancho Valencia, a well run organisation has backed its management to deliberately pick the right staff members with which to deliver excellence to guests, this in turn leaves guests with no choice but to crave a return to the resort.

The Review

Located approximately 25 miles north of San Diego, the diversity of the environment and ability for privacy sets the resort apart. Suites offer intimate and relaxing venues for guests as well as the spacious communal amenities, most, delicately encased in shrubs and Mediterranean-inspired vegetation. Rancho Valencia hosts 49 hacienda style suites including luxury villas and guesthouses, with a deliberate emphasis on a Mediterranean theme. All of the suites as well as the communal and dining areas have been delicately furnished to exude the Spanish character of the resort. Wood décor of restaurant has been nicely renovated to give a coastal ranch feel. The design offers diversity, from intimate fireplace romance, to long tables allowing for parties of over ten people. Rancho Valencia offers guests exquisite dining catered delicately to desired experience. Whether opting for the Veladora restaurant or The Pony Room, the food quality is consistently excellent. The menu is prepared with locally sourced ingredients, hand-picked by the chef from the local farmers market. Portions are appropriately sized to entice the taste buds without overpowering them, allowing for a perfect opportunity to pair with wine. Initiatives and projects are supported from ownership, which allows those on the front line to excel in delivering a brilliant dining experience. Below the two restaurants is the wine cave. Wine tastings offered by the sommelier are deliberate and well executed to offer a balanced experience, challenging and rewarding the taste buds rather than simply overwhelming them. Extensive health and wellness activities are offered from yoga and pilates classes in the newly renovated yoga pavilion, as well as state of the art gym and spin facilities for guests wanting more cardio work-outs. Rancho Valencia has an award winning tennis facility that offers players of all levels a world-class setting to enjoy the game. Yet further meticulous attention to detail is seen in the spa services. The experience covers all avenues from fresh and nutritious juices to comprehensive pampering rituals. The spa treatments offer a wide range of services that account for different guest desires, whilst satisfaction and relaxation remain a constant.


Rancho Valencia

  • Address: 5921 Valencia Cir, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067, United States
  • Travel info: Car: Rancho Valencia is located 25 miles north of San Diego, just a half-hour drive from the San Diego International Airport and 17 miles south of McClellan-Palomar Airport, and easily accessible from the freeway in every direction.