• 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.”

 

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

Doctors, nurses, grocery store employees and more were essential to sustaining the continued stay-at-home orders that helped fight the spread of COVID-19. Such workers put their health at risk for the benefit of society, and Nakoma Resort and the Lost Sierra Chamber of Commerce want to recognize them for their efforts through the “Send Your Heroes” campaign.   

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.