Rancho Bernardo Inn, Rancho Bernardo

San Diego, California

RANCHO BERNARDO INN 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive San Diego, California 92128 (619) 487-1611 (800) 439-7529. (619) 675-8501 Fax When the United States gained control of San Diego in 1846, they found rich agricultural valleys, a perfect climate (average annual temperature of 72 degrees), and Mexican-Spanish cultural ties have spawned a paradise unequalled anywhere in the Southwest. Rancho Bernardo Inn, 30 miles northeast of downtown San Diego, is a red-tiled rambling beauty of low-beamed ceilings, charming small public rooms, and a beautiful view of the San Pasqual Mountains. Composed of 287 rooms, including 58 suites, the inn is enveloped by gardens, old sycamores and pines, and a meandering golf course with lush fairways and little lakes. Add decorative touches of Indian, Mexican, and early California artifacts, first-class accommodations, a championship golf course, a fitness center, and excellent conference facilities, and the result is a resort worthy of its accolades. Just off the public foyer are smaller hideaways accented by unusual articles: a lute, a zither, an antique accordion, horns, and cymbals of old brass blend in with assorted memorabilia--all part of the inn's dedication to hospitality in attractive surroundings. Eight haciendas, of varying types, house guests. Decor is casual, yet spacious, with live plants, original artwork, and sliding doors that seem to bring the gardens to you. The Veranda is casual and inviting for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while El Bizcocho, an epicurean's delight, concentrates on continental cuisine. Let the sommelier guide you through a most enticing wine list--over 500 labels from around the world. Group facilities are in demand, thanks to their style, attention to detail, and the expert assistance of an assigned coordinator. The 3,600-square-foot Santiago Room, with its own plaza and surrounding garden, is graced with a fountain from Vicenza, Italy, and offers five optional configurations. With nearly 14,000 square feet of meeting space, the Inn is ideal for groups from 10 to 400. SERVICES & AMENITIES: Valet service, Garage and parking, Car hire, Airport meet-and-greet services, Library, Gift shop, Baby-sitting service, Cable TV, Radio, Card/game area, Laundry, Individual climate control, Telephone in bathroom, Complimentary newspaper, Toiletries, Robes, Non-smoking rooms RESTRICTIONS: No pets; handicapped access rooms available RESTAURANT: El Bizcocho, 6-10:30pm, Dress Code, Sunday brunch, 10:30am-2:30pm; Veranda Restaurant, 6:30am-10pm BUSINESS FACILITIES: Secretarial service, Copiers, Audio-visual and other business services, Full-scale conference facilities CONFERENCE ROOMS: 15 SPORTS FACILITIES: 2 outdoor swimming pools, croquet, 45-hole golf course, plus 3 other nearby golf courses, full health spa, 12 tennis courts, children's summer camp, driving range, bicycling LOCATION: Rancho Bernardo, 25 minutes to downtown ATTRACTIONS: Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, Tijuana, La Jolla, beaches, Del Mar racetrack, wineries, Balboa Park

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