Star rating
Hotel name
Price range (GBP)to
Amenities

Rancho Santa Fe California Accommodations

Find the perfect hotel in Rancho Santa Fe using our hotel guide provided below. Search for cheap and discounted hotel and motel rates in or near Rancho Santa Fe, CA for your corporate or personal leisure travel. We show the best Rancho Santa Fe California hotel/motel rooms. Review the Rancho Santa Fe hotel list below to find the perfect lodging. We also have a map of the Rancho Santa Fe hotels. Coordinating a group? Get Rancho Santa Fe Group Hotel Discounts

The Rancho Santa Fe center point is around 2 miles northeast of San Diego Polo Club.

Rancho Santa Fe is a gorgeous, natural oasis with access to all the culture and amenities of the San DIego metro area. This enclave of just over 3,000 residents attracts locals and guests alike to marvel at the landscapes of southern California. The resort-style town offers everything from art galleries to tennis lessons. More from this guide...

Rancho Santa Fe Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe
+1-888-389-4121
5951 Linea Del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
  • 4-star Resort property
  • Check-in time: 4:00pm
  • Very quiet
  • Almost all guests found the restaurant service to be one of the best
From$156
Very good 4.5 /5Hotel Reviews CallBookMore Details
Morgan Run Resort : 5690 Cancha De Golf
+1-888-675-2083
5690 Cancha De Golf, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
  • 3 star Resort property
  • Fitness center on property
  • Fairly good value for money
  • Front Desk gave me excellent
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa in Rancho Santa Fe
+1-800-716-8490
5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
  • Luxury 5-star hotel
  • Shuttle to airport available
From$250
Excellent 5.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hampton by Hilton Encinitas Cardiff Beach
+1-800-805-5223
1661 Villa Cardiff Dr., Encinitas, CA 92007 ~4.19 miles west of Rancho Santa Fe
  • Midscale Beach property
  • Fitness + Health Center
Hilton San Diego Del Mar - Del Mar
+1-888-965-1860
15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014 ~4.22 miles southwest of Rancho Santa Fe
  • Expensive Beach hotel
  • Check in: 4:00
  • Not enough parking facilities, according to 63%
  • Furniture needs more attention
From$125
Very good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
Winners Circle Resort
+1-888-788-5576
550 Via De La Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075 ~4.27 miles southwest of Rancho Santa Fe
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • 94 rooms in property
  • Average beds
  • Most guests liked the proximity to shopping
From$160
Very good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
Cardiff by The Sea Lodge - San Diego
+1-888-897-9207
142 Chesterfield Dr., San Diego, CA 92007 ~4.52 miles west of Rancho Santa Fe
  • Three Star property
  • Check in: 15:00
Twelve Senses Retreat - Encinitas
+1-888-311-4278
1004 Nardo Rd., Encinitas, CA 92024 ~4.57 miles west of Rancho Santa Fe
  • 3 star hotel
  • 4 rooms in property
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Solana Beach Del Mar
+1-888-469-4795
621 South Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075 ~4.70 miles southwest of Rancho Santa Fe
  • Two-star Beach property
  • Hotel has 16 suites
Courtyard Solana Beach Del Mar
+1-888-734-9421
717 South Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075 Website ~4.73 miles southwest of Rancho Santa Fe
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • 4 suites in property
From$149
Very good 4.0 /5Hotel Reviews CallBookMore Details
Oakwood at E Reserve at 4s Ranch
+1-888-841-5292
10411 Reserve Dr., San Diego, CA 92127 ~4.95 miles east of Rancho Santa Fe
  • 3 star hotel
  • Check-in time: 15:30
Days Inn Encinitas Moonlight Beach
+1-888-455-5160
133 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, CA 92024 ~5.40 miles west of Rancho Santa Fe
  • 2 star Beach hotel
  • Has environment-friendly policy See policy
  • Reception is all right
  • Housekeeping was great, according to 70%
Del Mar Motel on the Beach
+1-888-965-8297
1702 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014 ~5.51 miles southwest of Rancho Santa Fe
  • Inexpensive Beach property
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
  • All guests criticized the small bathroom
  • Room needs to be redecorated
L'auberge Del Mar Destination Hotels & Resorts - Del Mar
+1-888-906-6358
1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014 ~5.51 miles southwest of Rancho Santa Fe
  • Luxurious 5-star Beach hotel
  • 120 rooms in property
  • Almost all guests found the staff to be very friendly
  • Rooms were a bit stuffy
From$269
Very good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego
+1-888-749-6785
5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego, CA 92130 ~5.55 miles south of Rancho Santa Fe
  • Luxurious 5 Star Resort hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
From$275
Excellent 5.0 /5Read Reviews CallBookMore Details
Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas
+1-888-878-9982
85 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, CA 92024-3625 ~5.57 miles west of Rancho Santa Fe
  • 3-star Beach property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
From$105
Very good 4.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
BW Premier Hotel Del Mar : 720 Camino Del Mar
+1-888-389-4485
720 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-3008 ~5.93 miles southwest of Rancho Santa Fe
  • 3 star Resort hotel
  • Check-in time: 4 pm
  • Kids loved the pool and spa
  • All guests enjoyed the shower
From$99
Very good 4.0 /5Read Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hotel Indigo Del Mar
+1-888-389-4121
710 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014 ~5.97 miles southwest of Rancho Santa Fe
  • Four-star Beach hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
From$116
Very good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Quality Inn Encinitas Near Legoland - Encinitas
+1-888-675-2083
607 Leucadia Blv, Encinitas, CA 92024 Website ~5.99 miles northwest of Rancho Santa Fe
  • 2 star Beach hotel
  • Has environment-friendly policy See more
  • Most guests said rooms were clean
  • About half of guests thought the shower was ok
Econo Lodge Encinitas Moonlight Beach : 410 North Coast Highway 101
+1-800-716-8490
410 North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 ~6.15 miles west of Rancho Santa Fe
  • Economy property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
Doubletree by Hilton San Diego Del Mar - San Diego
+1-800-805-5223
11915 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130 ~6.19 miles south of Rancho Santa Fe
  • 3 star Beach property
  • 4 suites in property
From$129
Very good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa : 2100 Costa Del Mar Rd.
+1-888-965-1860
2100 Costa Del Mar Rd., Carlsbad, CA 92009 ~6.22 miles northwest of Rancho Santa Fe
  • Expensive Resort property
  • Hotel has 30 meeting rooms
From$175
Very good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
San Diego Marriott Del Mar
+1-888-788-5576
11966 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130 ~6.22 miles south of Rancho Santa Fe
  • 4 star Highway hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
  • Pleasant entrance area
  • Very good luxury hotel
From$74
Very good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar
+1-888-897-9207
3525 Valley Centre Dr., San Diego, CA 92130 ~6.22 miles south of Rancho Santa Fe
  • Affordable property
  • Hotel has 118 suites
From$90
Very good 4.5 /5Read Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hampton Inn San Diego Del Mar - San Diego
+1-888-311-4278
11920 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130 ~6.27 miles south of Rancho Santa Fe
  • Cheap Suburban property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See more
From$126
Very good 4.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Next 25 Rancho Santa Fe Hotels >  [1 - 25 of 50]    
Next: See My Rancho Santa Fe Hotels with Pricing

Graph of Rancho Santa Fe, CA Hotel Prices for Next 20 Days

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Rancho Santa Fe, CA discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Rancho Santa Fe hotel for each day and each star rating category.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Rancho Santa Fe, CA?

Summer is peak season in the San Diego area, so you'll find the highest rates for hotels and travel during June, July, and August. Travelers seeking more affordable prices should consider booking during the shoulder season. March, April, and September through November boast sunny weather and outstanding bargains, although you'll find average temperatures in the 60s and 70s all year long in Rancho Santa Fe. May and June are most likely to bring gray, cloudy days, while rain is frequent in December, January, and February.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Rancho Santa Fe, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Rancho Santa Fe

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts displaying average nightly cost trends by star rating class in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. Analyze these charts to evaluate the cheapest seasons to stay in Rancho Santa Fe during the year.

What Are the Best Hotels in Rancho Santa Fe, CA, for a Luxury Stay?

4 Star Average Prices: $239.44

For a special occasion, not just any hotel will do. These are the best properties to book when you want to set the mood for romance or experience the good life with your nearest and dearest.

Start by booking the The Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa. This five-star hotel has a curated selection of 49 luxury hacienda-style suites and villas, each with a private patio and its own fireplace. Take a Pilates class or treat yourself to a massage at the on-site spa, recently rated five stars by Forbes Travel Guide. The Rancho Valencia welcomes pets and operates with a focus on sustainability. The property has a casual, rustic restaurant, The Pony Room, along with Veladora for farm-to-table fine dining. Two outdoor heated pools and hot tubs, babysitting services, lush grounds, and valet parking only scratch the surface of the offerings at this world-class resort.

Also consider L'Auberge Del Mar. Just 5 miles from Rancho Santa Fe, you'll find this luxury hotel with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Estate-inspired suites and traditional guest rooms personify this retreat by the sea, each is appointed with genuine marble throughout the bathroom, a flat-screen TV, in-room coffee, and free wireless internet. Guests who opt for the resort fee can also access a shuttle, beach valet and gear, in-room newspaper services, and other premium amenities. You'll also find a full-service spa, two bars, and the Coastline restaurant for gourmet sustainable seafood and steaks.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Rancho Santa Fe

What Are the Best Budget-Friendly Hotels in Rancho Santa Fe, California?

3 Star Average Prices: $153.67

Although Rancho Santa Fe is one of the most sought-after residential areas in the nation, travelers can find budget-friendly hotels here. One of our favorite options for excellent accommodations on a tight budget is the Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach Del Mar. Located just over 5 miles from the center of Rancho Santa Fe, this highly rated hotel offers both traditional rooms and convenient suites.

The central location on HIghway 101 provides easy access to amenities. In fact, it's just a short walk from the beach with the glimmering Pacific Ocean beyond. This hotel boasts an exclusive Express Start complimentary breakfast buffet, plush bedding, and free high-speed Wi-Fi. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the outdoor pool complete with hot tub or keep up with your workout routine in the on-site fitness center.

Another budget-friendly option is Days Inn by Wyndham Encinitas Moonlight Beach. Also about a 5-mile drive from Rancho Santa Fe, this property is just a stone's throw from Moonlight State Beach. Guests benefit from free Wi-Fi, a complimentary breakfast buffet, free parking, laundry, a business center, and an outdoor pool. Choose from either a standard room or a spacious suite. The Days Inn is also close to the San Diego Zoo and LEGOLAND, which makes it a smart choice for families on holiday.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Rancho Santa Fe

2 Star Average Prices: $100.76

2 Star Hotel Prices in Rancho Santa Fe

Which Hotels in Rancho Santa Fe, CA, Have the Best Discounts?

Group membership often comes with access to deals, including special hotel pricing. If you're looking for an exclusive discount rate, these properties are your best bet near Rancho Santa Fe.

Outstanding discounts are available at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. This Tribute Portfolio property offers a brand loyalty discount for members of AAA and its Canadian equivalent, so you can enjoy a great price for rooms at this secluded estate-style property. The 21-acre spread is nestled high above the city in the hills, with an on-site whiskey bar and creative California gourmet fare. This historic hotel opened in 1923 and features intimate gardens, private patios, and real wood fireplaces. Have a facial at the renowned spa, take a cheese making class, or enjoy a night in with a selection of board games.

Discount seekers should also think about staying the Hilton San Diego Del Mar. This beach hotel is an outstanding bargain for seniors who receive a generous discount, not to mention a central location within walking distance of Del Mar Fairgrounds and Races. Your stay will be distinguished by the outdoor patio with cozy firepits, the resort-style pool with two whirlpool tubs, live music, complimentary Wi-Fi, and local shuttle service. Stay at this pet-friendly property and run with your dog on the trails at Torrey Pines State Park.

Where Will I Find the Best Hotel Values in Rancho Santa Fe, CA?

When traveling on a budget, you want lodging that offers the maximum impact for each dollar you'll spend. These Rancho Santa Fe properties provide impressive value for your money.

Morgan Run Resort Rancho Santa Fe/Del Mar is an excellent deal. From the spacious, light-filled rooms to the kid-friendly amenities, this pick provides the best value for families in the area. This boutique property in the hills above San Diego is just 30 minutes from downtown and seconds from the Pacific Ocean. Play 27 holes of golf, take a dip in the heated outdoor pool, or take a class from a personal trainer at the on-site fitness center. At the kid's club, your little ones will have a blast with games, events, and fun activities designed just for those ages 6 to 12.

Hampton by Hilton Encinitas Cardiff Beach Area is a budget-friendly hotel with panache. Despite the affordable cost, your stay will be value-packed with a free hot breakfast, a fitness center, an outdoor pool and whirlpool tub, and free coffee and tea 24-hours a day. Every expansive room and suite is appointed with a signature Hampton comfort bed, free wireless internet, HDTV, and a mini fridge. You're also minutes away from top attractions like LEGOLAND, the San Diego Zoo, and the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

What Are the Best Activities Near Rancho Santa Fe, CA?

From incredible year-round weather to staggering scenery, it's hard to beat the pleasure of time spent in coastal southern California. When you choose to stay in Rancho Santa Fe, you'll enjoy the tranquility of the mountains and the sea, while remaining close to countless regional attractions.

The Rancho Santa Fe Art Gallery provides a showplace for local artists. Enjoy tea and cookies as you peruse the halls of this intimate space. You may even find a one-of-a-kind painting or sculpture in which to remember your visit.

Fans of sand and surf will appreciate the community's proximity to Fletcher Cove Beach. You'll find an observation deck where you can gaze at the horizon for hours and plenty of picnic spots, plus more active pursuits like a playground and basketball court.

If your ideal day at the beach includes hiking, take a trip to Torrey Pines State Park. This protected area is the largest stretch of undeveloped land on the California coastline. Birdwatchers know Torrey Pines is a great place to observe migratory species, especially when you make the climb to one of the several scenic overlooks. You can also access the beach below via a set of stone stairs that descend nearly 300 feet.

Traveling with your furry friend? Del Mar, just outside Rancho Santa Fe, is the home of a dedicated dog-friendly beach. The so-called 'Dog Beach' is the hot spot for off-leash fun with your pet. Actually called North Beach, this popular stretch of sand also features volleyball courts and a trail that leads to James Scripps Bluff Preserve so you can explore the cliffs towering above.

Moonlight State Beach is a popular choice in nearby Encinitas for its well-kept amenities. This area offers volleyball, picnic tables, clean restrooms, and wheelchair accessible beach ramps. Locals appreciate the safe, convenient location near the Central Lifeguard Tower. You can also sign up for surfing lessons here if you've always wanted to hang ten or need to brush up on your skills.

Add some excitement to your Rancho Santa Fe getaway when you spend the day at the Del Mar Race Track. Open since 1937, this track hosts events featuring California thoroughbred horses, along with ringside gourmet dining and luxury suites.
Encinitas is also the home of the San Diego Botanic Garden. Four miles of trails provide visitors a tour of the native plant species of the diverse regional climate areas. This 37-acre attraction boasts the largest bamboo collection in the United States, a children's garden, an herb garden, and numerous rainforest, coastal, and desert trees, flowers, and palms.

Whether work or play brings you to Rancho Santa Fe, you'll be thrilled with the region's natural beauty and high-end hotels. These deals make it easy to find affordable lodging so you can make the most of your stay.

FAQs about hotels in Rancho Santa Fe

What are the most favored hotels in Rancho Santa Fe?

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, Fairmont Grand Del Mar and The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most luxurious hotels in Rancho Santa Fe?

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, L'auberge Del Mar Destination Hotels & Resorts and Fairmont Grand Del Mar are the top 3 luxury hotels near Rancho Santa Fe city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Rancho Santa Fe?

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, Morgan Run Resort, and Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa are the properties closest to Rancho Santa Fe city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Rancho Santa Fe cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Rancho Santa Fe can be as cheap as $100.76 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Rancho Santa Fe cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Rancho Santa Fe has been $153.67 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a higher-end hotel in Rancho Santa Fe cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Rancho Santa Fe has been $239.44 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Rancho Santa Fe?

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe and Cardiff by The Sea Lodge are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels in Rancho Santa Fe?

Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar, Residence Inn San Diego Rancho Bernardo and Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Poway are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in Rancho Santa Fe?

Econo Lodge Encinitas Moonlight Beach, Quality Inn Encinitas Near Legoland and Rodeway Inn Encinitas North are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the best Best Western hotels in Rancho Santa Fe?

Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach and BW Premier Hotel Del Mar are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the best IHG hotels in Rancho Santa Fe?

Staybridge Suites San Diego Rancho Bernardo, Staybridge Suites Carlsbad and Hotel Indigo Del Mar are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Back to Top