• Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa Named No. 1 Best Hotel in California

     
    POSTED March 8, 2017
     

The U.S. News & World Report has named Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa the No. 1 Best Hotel in California. They were also listed as one of the top ten hotels in the U.S.

"The award-winning hotels on the U.S. News Best Hotels rankings meet the standards of both everyday travelers and industry experts in offering exceptional customer service and luxury amenities," says Erin Shields, travel editor at U.S. News.

The rankings rely on luxury hotel and resort industry awards as well as expert and guest reviews to determine the list.

In addition to the high ranking by U.S. News & World Report, Rancho Valencia has received other awards, including: Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award 2014-2016; TripAdvisor 2017 Traveler’s Choice Awards No. 15 Best Hotel in the U.S.; U.S. News & World Report No. 1 Best Hotel in the U.S., No. 1 Best Hotel in California, and #1 Relais & Châteaux Hotel in North America in 2015; AAA Five Diamond Award 2014-2017 and others.

“We’re excited to be recognized as the number one hotel in California and feel privileged to be named one of the top ten luxury hotels in the U.S.,” says Jeff Jacobs, co-owner. “We strive to make our guests feel at home and have a memorable experience time and time again with our four-to-one staff to guest ratio, welcoming suites and world-class amenities.”

 

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