Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa - Rancho Santa Fe, California

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Rooms & Suites: 52

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa is Southern California’s only Relais & Châteaux property and has garnered a reputation as one of the West’s most sought-after five star resorts.

A sanctuary of good living tucked away on 45 acres of lush gardens and olive groves, this Mediterranean-inspired, all-suite property near Del Mar, California offers 49 luxuriously-appointed, guest casitas with their own patios and fireplaces and 3 opulent private residences, all of which provide the perfect backdrop for your next weekend escape or extended family gathering. Situated across 45 acres of lush gardens and citrus groves, this Forbes 5-star rated Resort and Spa features rejuvenating wellness, fitness, and world-renowned tennis programming. The signature restaurant, The Pony Room, showcases Rancho Valencia’s commitment to fresh and sustainable culinary practice with its distinctive Coastal Ranch cuisine in an enchanting and delightful al fresco dining atmosphere.


Relais & Chateaux

Accolades & Articles

Ranked Southern California’s #1 Tennis Resort by Tennis Magazine since 2008
U.S. News & World Report | 2022 Best Hotels | #1 Best Resort in California
U.S. News & World Report | 2022 Best Hotels | #3 Best Resort in U.S.


AAA 5 Diamond Award, Forbes 5 Star Award

Trip Type

Business Meeting, Family Vacation, Golf Getaway, Romantic Getaway, Spa & Wellness, Wedding


When you escape to the picturesque Rancho Santa Fe resort and spa of Rancho Valencia, you are treated to timeless Mediterranean ambiance and a refreshing residential experience. Amid the inviting courtyards and bubbling fountains, our hotel’s 49 authentic, hacienda-style suites – which we lovingly call our casitas – are the embodiment of sophistication, pampering you with an artful mix of comfort and privacy, with individual HVAC systems offering the ultimate in comfort and safety . Each spacious hotel suite boasts rustic custom furnishings, romantic lighting and a private garden patio overlooking the olive groves and surrounding canyons of the Rancho Santa Fe area.


Taking full advantage of the year-round sunny climate of San Diego, Rancho Valencia Resort offers guests access to a variety of experiences both on and off our beautiful property. Explore the beautiful surroundings in Rancho Santa Fe and pedal off with our resort bicycles. Take in a yoga class to enhance your practice and attain a sense of inner calm. Hit the courts at our top-ranked San Diego tennis facility to work on your serve.


Tucked away amid lush gardens and olive groves lies an enchanting oasis of self-discovery, wellness, fitness, and relaxation—The Spa at Rancho Valencia. Celebrating the revitalizing benefits of herbs, minerals and oils along with leading edge product lines and offerings, The Spa offers a vast array of choices to soothe the spirit, rejuvenate the body and enrich the mind.

Weddings, Events & Meetings

Far from ordinary, simply perfect. Book your next San Diego corporate, executive, wellness, or incentive retreat at Rancho Valencia and enjoy the exceptional 5-star service and ultra-luxury your team deserves. Rancho Valencia’s inspiring and unique event venues open through windowed doors to spacious outdoor patios, terraces, and lawns designed for private events.

Intimate courtyards privately tucked away, trickling fountains, pristine lawns, dramatic views, and award-winning cuisine set the stage for your perfect San Diego wedding celebration and reception.


Sail San Diego Bay on a luxurious sailboat, whisk down to the Valle de Guadalupe wine country on a private helicopter, go behind the scenes and cheer on the ponies at the Del Mar Races, float above the hills of Rancho Santa Fe in a hot air balloon, or simply take a picnic to the gorgeous beaches of North San Diego County. Experience all Southern California has to offer with these (bespoke, curated, Rancho Valencia-style) day excursions.


San Diego International Airport (SAN)

Airport Distance

29 miles / 45 minutes