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Rancho Bernardo Inn, what a great resort in San Diego
I recently traveled to San Diego and experienced a great service, excellent food and accomodations. Our room in Rancho Bernardo Inn was very large with separate shower and bath tub overlooking at the golf course. The beds were very comfortable and wooden shutters made the room very private.
I was able to catch up with my work with the wireless and high speed internet connection while I was listening my Ipod thru the hotel's stereo system which includes DVD, Ipod connection with a powered stereo system.
Dinner in El Bizcocho was incredible. We were glad to have a room after we ordered their tasting menu which includes a wine with each course.
Golf course was in a great shape and it was nice to have a seperate pool for the adults.
My husband's golf weekend
My husband is lucky enough to spend a weekend every year at a golf tournament at the Rancho Bernardo Inn . He always tells me what a wonderful time he has there and how beautiful the rooms are (which always makes me a bit jelous).
However, this year, when returning home, he was just overwhelmed with the level of service he and his friends received. All I heard about was the wonderful food, the beautiful patios, the spectacular rooms, the well-groomed but tough golf course, and on and on.
I was lucky enough to spend a weekend at the Rancho Bernardo Inn a few years ago, and I can truly say that it was one of the best get away weekends I have had. But now, since my husband's rave reviews, I can't wait to book our next get away weekend at the Inn.
Thanks for keeping the quality service and ambiance up to par!
Great Hotel - Loved It
Spent a long weekend at the Rancho Bernardo Inn with family. It is a beautiful hotel with beautiful grounds and a well manicure golf course. The staff was very attentive to our needs. This includes the front desk, housekeeping, poolside service and the table servers at a wonderful Sunday brunch. My wife and I had the opportunity to get a massage in the spa. The spa staff was very professional and we throughly enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere.
After breakfast on the patio area overlooking the golf course on Saturday morning, we changed our plans so that we could enjoy the wonderful Sunday brunch the next morning.
Another nice touch at the hotel is an adults only pool and a family friendly pool.
If you want to be pampered and get away for a relaxing week or weekend the Rancho Bernardo Inn is the place.
Wonderful Staff and Hotel
I attended a Wedding at the Rancho Bernardo Inn during the month of April. The staff at the hotel did everything in their power to ensure every guest was comfortable and all their needs were attended to. I would highly recommend this hotel to any bride or groom. The rooms at the Inn were big and comfortable after a long day. Thank you Rancho Bernardo for making this day a dream come true for a member of the wedding party!!!
My wedding reception took place at the Rancho Bernardo inn and everything was fabulous. The staff was excellent throughout, and did everything in their power to ensure that we were well taken care of. The rooms at the Inn were also excellent, with plenty of space. There were plenty of great touches such as Aveda soaps & a newspaper in the morning. The restaurants are outstanding and the service is generally good.
Rancho Bernardo was the most beautiful place I've visited in a long time! The grounds were immaculate; beautiful fountains, landscaping was breathtaking, staff was courteous and resourceful, and the rooms were immaculate and very comfortable. I brought my 6 year old and my mother along with me and both enjoyed the stay equally. The pool was a great experience for my son, and my mother loved the whirlpool. And the location of the Inn allowed for easy commutes to the San Diego Zoo, Legoland and SeaWorld. We had an amazing trip and I will definitely stay at Rancho Bernardo Inn the next time I visit California.
Stayed at Rancho Bernardo last month and the experience was fantastic. The golf course was in fantastic shape, but the food took us by surprise!!!
Having lived in major cities most of my life, I have had alot of good food, but let me tell you the cuisine at Rancho Bernardo was just like eating at a cool dowtown eatery!!! Extremely fresh and forward thinking...but not trendy...just darn good!!!
Turned Off By Reservation Desk
I had a negative experience with the reservations desk at the Inn. I initially called and booked 5 nights in a premium room, with the stay and play package. The reservation agent assisting me was very helpful. Shortly thereafter, while looking at a travel website, I found the same room with the stay and play package on the same dates at a significantly lower price. By making reservations through the travel website, I would save almost $600. When I called the Inn to ask for the lower price, the new reservation agent I spoke with was dismissive, short and clearly annoyed. Her bad attitude turned me off the Inn, regardless of any reduced internet rate. I cancelled and do not plan to re-book.
Older, quietly sophisicated inn
We attended a 4-day conference at the Inn. We arrived at 3:00, not realizing that 4:00 was the check-in time. The friendly lady at the reception desk gave us the keys to our room. We found our way there (a site map is provided, but you need a guide, with all the meandering walkways!) and it was not ready--just being pulled apart from the previous guests. It seemed odd that at that hour of the day, many of the rooms were in the same condition--why weren't they done earlier?? My husband is a very pleasant and patient fellow, and believes in treating everyone fairly and with a smile (I was finding it hard to feel patient, given that we had been up since 5:30 a.m. and flown across country). The front desk asked us to give the maid about 1/2 hour. We went back at that time and still nothing had been done. A maid led us to a phone in a small, hot, damp utility room with an ice machine and had us call the desk again, since it was not "her" room to clean. Finally, a friendly young man, Patrick, found us and assigned us to a different room, which was in an even nicer location than the original. Be advised that there are no elevators, and quite a bit of walking, and stairs. Our ground floor room was cool and clean, very welcome after the initial problems. As someone else has mentioned, the inn is not new, but is kept very nice--workmen were around all the time, quietly re-sodding, sweeping, doing odd jobs. We did not dine at El Bizcocho, but thoroughly enjoyed breakfast in the Veranda restaurant, overlooking the golf course. There were a few children there, but it definitely seemed a more appropriate place for retirees. By the way, it is very handy to the Wild Animal Park, which about 10 to 15 minutes north, in Escondido.
The rooms are spacious, well-furnished and clean. I've stayed there twice in the past several months, and both times were amazing.
The staff is very friendly and helpful.
Food at El Biz is out of this world -- not cheap, but very very good. Try the souffle. Breakfast on the terrace is great too.
The grounds are very nice, esp. if you're a golfer (which I'm not).
Why not a 5? It's a long way from downtown, which isn't the worst thing in the world, but they don't have a shuttle bus of any sort. They're happy to set you up with a car service, but it's not quite the same.
That said, I'm very happy to go back any time I'm in SD and not needing to be downtown!