Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

Southern California’s only Relais & Chateaux property

Since its opening in 1989, the award-winning Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa – Southern California’s only Relais & Châteaux property – 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 completed a $30 million renovation in 2013 including remodeled guest casitas, a brand new restaurant and new bar, and completely remodeled meeting space, as well as major enhancements to The Spa and fitness center. Among the property’s offerings are 49 luxuriously appointed guest casitas with private patios, rejuvenating spa treatments and a wellness-oriented fitness program at The Spa, two distinctive restaurants – Veladora and The Pony Room – showcasing Rancho Valencia’s farm-to-table philosophy, and an award-winning tennis program.

Natural Beauty, Inspired Luxury

Rancho Valencia was hand selected by Forbes Travel Guide as one of the finest Five-Star hotels and spas in the world (2018) and was awarded the prestigious AAA Five Diamond award (2018), both for five consecutive years. The resort has also been ranked as the #1 resort in the country by U.S. News & World Report (2015) and was listed on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards List.

In 2016, Rancho Valencia was among the Top 20 Hideaways selected by the readers of Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report. Travel + Leisure also included Rancho Valencia among its Top 50 Hotels in the World (2016), and Tennis Magazine continues to name the resort as its #1 U.S. Tennis Resort each year.

About Relais & Chateaux

Established over half a century ago, Relais & Châteaux is an association of the world’s finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs that has set the standard for excellence in hospitality. Relais & Châteaux has redefined luxury hospitality by emphasizing holistic experiences that transport its guests, taking them on a sensual journey and introducing them to a deeper, truer understanding of the Art of Living.

Sustainable Practices

At Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, we are committed to sustainable practices and treating our planet with the utmost respect. From employing green design principles, to using landscaping that preserves water, and installing energy-efficient fixtures that minimize waste, we strive to make positive contributions to both the surrounding environment and the local community around our luxury hotel in Southern California.