Fodor's Expert Review Rancho Bernardo Inn

17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr., Rancho Bernardo, California, 92128, USA

The gorgeous, flower-decked 265-acre grounds draw a sophisticated clientele looking for a golf and spa getaway. Public areas throughout the resort are a collection of fountains, pools, and small sitting rooms, where Spanish mission–style sofas and fireplaces invite you to linger with a good book, and guest rooms hold platform beds tucked into corner upholstered banquettes, and great fairway or garden views are visible from private patios or balconies. A spa, complete with a saline pool, holds the ultimate treatment rooms: shuttered and heated garden casitas, where you can relax under the sun to the tune of moving water. The resort boasts the fine-dining venue, AVANT. Many guests select this property for the public 18-hole championship golf course that has hosted both PGA and LPGA events.


  • excellent service
  • popular golf course
  • website offers great packages and specials


  • walking required in spacious grounds
  • sections of hotel are showing signs of age
  • $60 day use of spa amenities



Phones: 858-675–8500 | 888-476–4417


287 rooms
Rate Includes: Greens fee $103; 18 holes, 6631 yards, par 72 , No meals
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