Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa

Apr 08, 2011 Avatar Suzanne Allswang Suzanne Allswang

Many travelers are looking for a change of scenery and some R & R closer to home. I just returned from an escape to the lovely Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa. The resort is set on 240 acres in the desert, centrally located at the foot of Mount San Jacinto. It has undergone a multi-million dollar makeover, and has many things to offer: three pools, a jacuzzi, a 27-hole golf course, 25 tennis courts, a spa with its own pool, children’s camp, a water fantasy land called Splashtopia—a neat aquatic playground including a lazy river, two 100ft. water slides, and a small sand beach. There are also two boutiques. There are umbrellas, but renting a cabana during very hot summer days guarantees shade and also privacy for relaxing and having lunch or snacks.

The spacious rooms and executive suites plus a few other very large suites that can accommodate a small group, are very nicely appointed and have balconies or patios.

There are several restaurants: Splash Grill at the pool for lunch and snacks. Also K Bar, Palms Cafe, and Signature restaurant bluEmber with indoor or patio seating, where we dined al fresco and listened to a band, while the children danced and walked around. The food was very good in all of them.

The service throughout the resort was very caring and of the quality of a five star resort. Everything exceeded our expectations.

This is a great spot for weekend getaways, family reunions or meetings. There is something for everyone to enjoy. All of us felt that the stay was too short, and can’t wait to return. In addition, there is a small shopping mall–The River, across the street, with some additional restaurants, retail stores, and cinemas.

As a preferred agency with the resort, TravelStore’s guests can also get a welcome amenity, daily breakfast, $50.00 nightly dinner credit at blueEmber restaurant, 2 rounds of golf with cart, based on regular bookings, and excluding packages.