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Arranged amid lush gardens replete with olive and citrus trees, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa’s collection of 49 casita suites and villas provides luxurious residential-style accommodations in a serene, secluded setting. The newly renovated lodgings feature private entries and well-appointed living spaces that range from 900 to 1,300 square feet. Room types include junior suites, which offer studio-style floor plans, and one- or two-bedroom suites with separate wet bars and sunken living room areas. Each suite is graced with a self-contained garden patio complete with plush furnishings nestled around flickering outdoor fireplaces. Some suites boast an alfresco Jacuzzi spa as well.
All of the San Diego hotel’s spacious suites include indoor fireplaces and are decorated in Mediterranean-inspired splendor. Vaulted wood-beam ceilings soar over custom-made furniture dressed in beautiful fabrics. Bedrooms have queen- or king-sized beds outfitted with deluxe down comforters and 600-thread-count linens. Bathrooms feature walk-in closets, separate lavatories with heated Toto toilets, generously proportioned vanities, large showers embellished with hand-painted tiles and soaking tubs deep enough to indulge in spa-like bubble baths. There’s also custom-blended Amala bath products.
Other in-room amenities at this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel include complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, high-definition flat-screen TVs, Bang & Olufsen stereos and CD- and iPod-compatible sound systems by Bose. Brew your own gourmet coffee or latte with the in-room Illy espresso machines complete with milk frothers. Fresh-squeezed orange juice, milk and a choice of newspapers are delivered to the luxury hotel suites each morning.