Awards & Recognition

2021

Forbes Travel Guide | Top Achievement for COVID-19 Health & Safety Standards | January 2021

U.S. News & World Report | #1 Resort in California | February 2021

U.S. News & World Report | #1 Resort in the U.S. | February 2021

U.S. News & World Report | #1 Relais & Chateaux Hotel in the U.S. | February 2021

Travel + Leisure | List of the World’s Best 500 Hotels | February 2021

Forbes Travel Guide | Five-Star Resort | February 2021

Forbes Travel Guide | Five-Star Spa | February 2021

AAA | Five-Diamond Winner | March 2021


2020

U.S. News & World Report | #1 Best Resort in California | January 2020

U.S. News & World Report | #1 Best Hotel in California | January 2020

U.S. News & World Report | #4 Best Resort in the U.S. | January 2020

U.S. News & World Report | #6 Best Hotel in the U.S. | January 2020

U.S. News & World Report | #1 Best Relais & Chateaux Hotel | January 2020

AAA | Five Diamond Winner | February 2020

Forbes | Five-Star Resort | February 2020

Forbes | Five-Star Spa | February 2020

Ranch & Coast | Best Restaurant Bar | April 2020

Travel + Leisure | #2 Best Resort in California | July 2020

Travel + Leisure | #11 Best Resort Hotel in the Continental U.S. | July 2020

Tripadvisor | 2020 Tripadvisor Traveler Choice Award Winner | August 2020

Ranch & Coast | Best Travel- #2 Best Local Hotel | October 2020

Ranch & Coast | Best Dining- #2 Best Bar/Nightlife, The Pony Room | October 2020

Ranch & Coast | Best Fashion & Beauty- #1 Best Local Spa | October 2020

Forbes Travel Guide | Health Security Assessment Focus | December 2020


2019

AFAR | Best Hotels in San Diego | January 2019

Forbes | Five-Star Resort | January 2019

Forbes | Five-Star Spa | January 2019

Robb Report | Best Fitness Retreats- Wellness Collective | January 2019

U.S. News & World Report |#1 Best Resort in California | February 2019

 

U.S. News & World Report |#1 Best Hotel in California | February 2019

U.S. News & World Report | #5 Best Resort in U.S. | February 2019

U.S. News & World Report | #9 Best Hotel in the U.S. | February 2019

Meetings & Conventions | 10 Top Wellness Resorts | March 2019

San Diego Magazine | Best Health Retreat- Wellness Collective | April 2019

San Diego Magazine | Most Luxurious Hotel | April 2019

San Diego Magazine | Best North County Hotel | April 2019

Modern Luxury San Diego | Best Longevity Program- Wellness Collective | May 2019

Sunset Magazine | Top Wellness Resorts Worth the Splurge | May 2019

TennisResortsOnline.com | #2 Top Tennis Resort | May 2019

Forbes | 2019 World’s Best Hotel Rooms | May 2019

Travel + Leisure | Best Hotel Amenities- Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice | June 2019

Modern Luxury San Diego | Best Dishes in San Diego- Wild King Salmon at Veladora | July 2019

Travel + Leisure | #2 Best Resort in California | July 2019

Travel + Leisure | #6 Best Resort in the U. S. | July 2019

Travel + Leisure | #72 Best Resort in the World | July 2019

San Diego Magazine | Best Wine Dinner | July 2019

Forbes | Best Boutique Hotels in San Diego | July 2019

Forbes | Best All-Inclusive Resorts in San Diego | July 2019

Condé Nast Traveler | Best Hotels in San Diego | September 2019

Condé Nast Traveler | Best Spas in San Diego | September 2019

Condé Nast Traveler | #8 Best Resort in Southern California | October 2019

Ranch & Coast | Best Local Hotel | October 2019


2018

AAA | Five Diamond Winner | January 2018

Forbes | Five-Star Resort | January 2018

Forbes | Five-Star Spa | January 2018

GayTravel.com | Best Luxury Resort 2018 | January 2018

Sunset Magazine | Top 12 Spas in the U.S.- The Spa at Rancho Valencia | January 2018

Condé Nast Traveler | Best Hotels in San Diego | February 2018

Ranch & Coast | Best Hotel Restaurant- Veladora | February 2018

Del Mar Lifestyle | Best Day Spa- The Spa at Rancho Valencia | February 2018

U.S. News & World Report | #2 Best Resort in California | February 2018

U.S. News & World Report | #4 Best Hotel in California | February 2018

U.S. News & World Report | #6 Best Relais & Chateaux Hotel | February 2018

U.S. News & World Report | #17 Best Hotel in the U.S. | February 2018

San Diego Magazine | Best of North County- Mixology Masterclass | March 2018

Condé Nast Traveler | Top 10 Resort in the U.S. | April 2018

Organic Spa | Top Wellness Destination Spas | April 2018


2017

AAA | Five Diamond Hotel | January 2017

Virtuoso Life | Best Wellness Resort | January 2017

Modern Luxury San Diego | Best of San Diego- Villa Renovation | January 2017

CNN | Best Wellness Retreats- Wellness Collective | January 2017

Popsugar.com | Best Destination Spa in the U.S.- The Spa at Rancho Valencia | January 2017

Forbes Travel Guide | Best Destination Spa in the U.S.- The Spa at Rancho Valencia | January 2017

U.S. News & World Report | #1 Best Hotel in California | February 2017

U.S. News & World Report | #9 Best Hotel in the U.S. | February 2017

Ranch & Coast | Best Restaurants 2017- Veladora | February 2017

Modern Luxury San Diego | Best Massage Therapists in San Diego- Juliana Bruni at The Spa at Rancho Valencia | March 2017

American Spa | Best Wellness Programs- Wellness Collective | April 2017

Luxury Travel Advisor | Best Babymoon Destinations | April 2017

DuJour | Best Father’s Day Getaways | May 2017

Weddingbells | Best Destination Wedding Spots | May 2017

Modern Luxury California Weddings | Best Wellness Wedding Destinations- The Spa at Rancho Valencia | June 2017

Organic Spa | Best New Wellness Program- Wellness Collective | July 2017

Robb Report | Best Hotel Amenities- Porsche Partnership | July 2017

Elle Décor | Best Summer Getaways | July 2017

Forbes | Five-Star Resort | November 2017

LaJollaMom.com | Best Luxury Hotels in San Diego | May 2017

TripAdvisor | Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the U.S. | June 2017

Condé Nast Traveler | #10 Top Resort in the U.S. | November 2017

Condé Nast Traveler | #13 Top Resort in Southern California | November 2017

Town & Country | #14 Best Luxury Spa in the World | November 2017

Town & Country | Best Wellness Retreats- Wellness Collective | December 2017

 

 


2016

Modern Luxury San Diego | Best of San Diego- The Pony Room | January 2016

AFAR | Best Spa in the World- The Spa at Rancho Valencia | January 2016

AAA | Five Diamond Winner | January 2016

Andrew Harper | Top 20 U.S. Hideaway | January 2016

Andrew Harper | Top 20 Spa Resort | January 2016

Ranch & Coast | San Diego’s Best Restaurants- Veladora | February 2016

San Diego Magazine | Best Breakfasts- Veladora | February 2016

U.S. News & World Report | #15 Best Hotel in the U.S. | February 2016

U.S. News & World Report | #3 Best Hotel in California | February 2016

U.S. News & World Report | #3 Best Hotel in Relais & Châteaux | February 2016

Forbes | Five-Star Resort Winner | February 2016

The Hollywood Reporter | Best Spa Getaways- The Spa at Rancho Valencia

Forbes | Top Family-Friendly Destinations | April 2016

Modern Luxury San Diego | Best Spas in San Diego- The Spa at Rancho Valencia | May 2016

Robb Report | Best Mother’s Day Getaways | May 2016

Popsugar.com | Best Healthy Hotels and Resorts | June 2016

Robb Report | Top Spas in Southern California | July 2016

Travel + Leisure | #4 Best Hotel in California and #1 in Southern California | August 2016

Travel + Leisure | #15 Best Hotel in the U.S. | August 2016

Travel + Leisure | #50 Best Hotel in the World | August 2016

Ranch & Coast | Best Destination Spa in San Diego- The Spa at Rancho Valencia | August 2016

Town & Country | Best Luxury to Play Croquet | August 2016

San Diego Magazine | Best Dishes in San Diego | August 2016

Condé Nast Traveler | #4 Top Resort in Southern California | October 2016

CNN | Best Wellness Resorts- The Wellness Collective | December 2016


Press Releases

Rancho Valencia Named #1 Best Hotel in the United States

January 29, 2015

Rancho Valencia Named #1 Best Hotel in the United States

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels of 2015 Rankings SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (Jan. 29, 2015) – U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and...

Rancho Valencia Named Five-Star Resort in 2014 Forbes Travel Guide

January 22, 2014

Rancho Valencia Named Five-Star Resort in 2014 Forbes Travel Guide

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (January 22, 2014) - Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, the 45-acre luxury resort in prestigious Rancho Santa Fe, has been named a Forbes Travel Guide Star Award winner. Evaluated among...

Rancho Valencia Debuts in Condé Nast Traveler's 2013 Hot List

June 4, 2013

Rancho Valencia Debuts in Condé Nast Traveler's 2013 Hot List

Rancho Valencia named one of the 154 Best New Hotels in the World by Condé Nast Traveler SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (June 2013) – Rancho Santa Fe’s 45-acre luxury resort, Rancho Valencia Resort...

Rancho Valencia Teams Up with Porsche of San Diego for Porsche Test Drive Program

June 1, 2013

Rancho Valencia Teams Up with Porsche of San Diego for Porsche Test Drive Program

RANCHO SANTA FE, CALIF. (June 2013) - This month, Rancho Valencia, Rancho Santa Fe’s 45-acre luxury resort and Southern California’s only Relais & Chateaux property, has partnered with Porsche of...

Rancho Valencia Re-Opens Following $30 Million Property Transformation

November 18, 2012

Rancho Valencia Re-Opens Following $30 Million Property Transformation

SAN DIEGO, CA (November 2012) – On October 26, the award-winning Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa in San Diego’s upscale neighborhood of Ranch Santa Fe, officially re-opened its doors following...

Rancho Valencia Debuts New Meeting + Event Space and Programming

October 18, 2012

Rancho Valencia Debuts New Meeting + Event Space and Programming

SAN DIEGO, CA (OCTOBER 2012) – In October 2012, after a $30 million property-wide transformation, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa re-opened as the ideal venue for meetings, celebrations and retreats....

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa Announces $20 Million Renovation and Property Refresh

February 18, 2012

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa Announces $20 Million Renovation and Property Refresh

RANCHO SANTA FE, CA (February 2012) – In January, the award-winning Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa in North County San Diego’s upscale neighborhood of Ranch Santa Fe, temporarily closed its...