Rancho Bernardo Inn
Head to the outskirts of luminous San Diego to stay at the glorious Rancho Bernardo Inn, a Spanish-style 265-acre retreat set among lush gardens and fountain-lined courtyards in the peaceful Pacific countryside. Tee off on the championship golf course, relax at the spa, or lounge in your personal poolside cabana. Have a craft brew and play shuffleboard at The Bar. The serene side of America’s Finest City awaits at Rancho Bernardo Inn, winner of the AAA Four Diamond award for more than 40 years.
- Named one of the best resorts in South California by Condé Nast Traveler readers in 2017
- Check into one of 287 spacious guestrooms and suites with a private balcony or patio
- Savor seasonal, innovative cuisine under the stars at Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant
- Work out in the fitness center, and enjoy seasonal activities including dive-in movies
- Treat yourself to designer attire and rare jewelry at the on-site Veranda Boutique
- Host meetings and special occasions in 80,000 sq ft of indoor and outdoor event space
- Relax in a private open-air casita by the award-winning spa’s heated saline pool
The spa at Rancho Bernardo Inn feels like an escape within an escape, with a wide range of experiences on offer. Book a private cabana and unwind in relative seclusion, enjoy laps in the saline pool — exclusive only to spa visitors — and indulge in a special spa menu that includes cocktails like Jimosa and Spa Reviver, Buddha Bowl salads, and The Spa Burger.
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All 287 guestrooms and suites at Rancho Bernardo Inn are contemporary in style, with a warm color palette of ochres, siennas, and umbers creating a cozy atmosphere. Each also comes with its own private balcony or patio, offering a multitude of views of the fountain, the courtyard, the gardens, or the pools. The estate suite features exposed brick walls, large leather armchairs, and an indoor fireplace. The presidential suite offers a wet bar and a huge patio complete with its own fireplace.
From the welcome drink that greets you on arrival — either a cold cider or a sparkling glass of wine — to a turndown service and complimentary in-room water, coffee, and tea, Rancho Bernardo Inn has you covered. Stay in and order room service and hire out one of the hotel’s courtesy cars. Head to the front desk to find out more about these and other perks. Small pets are also welcome.
Fine dining, carefully crafted cocktails, and sophisticated and laid-back settings are prevalent throughout Rancho Bernardo Inn’s four restaurants and bars. Whether you are looking for a quick bite or drink or a long lunch or dinner, there’s a venue for you.
Avant – Fresh ingredients combine with innovative recipes to create dishes that are approachable with a dash of daring. Try 45-day dry-aged rib eye or the Alaskan halibut. Pair with a local craft beer, inventive cocktail, or a glass of fine wine and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.
Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant – Dine alfresco by the glow of the fire and watch the stars light up the night sky as you enjoy a Mediterranean menu fused with South California influences. Highlights include grilled Pacific Northwest salmon and seared diver scallops.
The Bar – Enjoy the social atmosphere at this charming establishment, where a shuffleboard, five plasma TVs, and casual fare set the scene for a lively night. It serves a range of dishes, including jumbo hot wings, pizzas, and burgers.
Café Granada – Start your day with a fresh coffee and pastry to-go at Café Granada. Just off the hotel’s lobby, this cozy café offers freshly baked goods, jams, and sweets. You can also enjoy a hot drink “to-stay” in one of its snug seating areas.
Practice your swing at Rancho Bernardo Inn’s 18-hole championship golf course, or fit in a workout in the well-equipped fitness center. Cool down with a dip in the adults-only pool or in the spa’s saline pool, before relaxing under the California sun in a private open-air casita. Finish your day with a trip to the award-winning spa, where nourishing organic ingredients and specialized treatments such as the Arctic Berry Renewal Facial and Lavender Eucalyptus Detoxifying Treatment will leave your body and mind feeling rejuvenated.
Explore the local area with a hike or bike ride along 10 miles of trails at Sycamore Canyon Preserve. Drive into downtown San Diego to visit the city’s many iconic spots, such as Petco Park, San Diego Convention Center, or SeaWorld. Head to the beaches of La Jolla for swimming, snorkeling, or a guided kayaking tour. Other attractions include Legoland, San Diego Zoo, and a mix of breweries and wineries, including Lost Abbey and Cordiano.
Rancho Bernardo Inn
Located on the peaceful outskirts of San Diego, dubbed America’s Finest City for its beautiful parks, beaches and year-round warm climate, Rancho Bernardo Inn provides a welcome respite from city life while being close enough to attractions and downtown San Diego.
San Diego International Airport is 22 mi / 35 km away.