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Tranquil NY Style Townhome
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
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0.85 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (2 reviews)
Great stay

"Host was great in communication. Property was very nice and accommodating with location. Very good experience!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

Tranquil NY Style Townhome
The Resort at Pelican Hill
5 out of 5
22701 Pelican Hill Road S, Newport Coast, Newport Beach, CA
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The price is $895 per night
13.58 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,085 reviews)

"The Resort staff were all amazing...from the gentlemen who held the doors open every time we entered the lobby, to the Amazing CAFE with the best views all around! Our Double Queen Bungalow was quite spacious with Morning Sun blocking wood blinds. My 12 & 15 year olds enjoyed the heated pool and ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

The Resort at Pelican Hill
Pacific Edge Hotel on Laguna Beach
3 out of 5
647 South Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA
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The price is $169 per night
11.61 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (2,132 reviews)

"With the beach closed sitting on the balcony watching the sunset was amazing . The staff was over the top awesome all the way to the room service guy dropping off my dinner I couldn’t find ice he had a bucket of ice from the restaurant . You cannot get any closer to the ocean than this location aka ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2020

Pacific Edge Hotel on Laguna Beach
Motel 6 Newport Beach
2 out of 5
2274 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA
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The price is $73 per night
17.04 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (1,685 reviews)

"The Newport Beach location Motel 6 was the best location Motel 6 we have stayed at in southern Califorina."…"

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Motel 6 Newport Beach
Homewood Suites By Hilton Irvine John Wayne Airport
3 out of 5
17370 Red Hill Ave, Irvine, CA
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The price is $118 per night
14.6 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (606 reviews)

"Very clean rooms. Staff was very nice and welcoming. I will defiantly be staying here again."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Homewood Suites By Hilton Irvine John Wayne Airport
Capri Laguna on the Beach
3 out of 5
1441 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA
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The price is $184 per night
11.59 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (1,055 reviews)

"It’s right on the ocean in Laguna Beach so that’s awesome. The rooms that face the water aren’t cheap, though and for that price it’s probably not worth it. The place is old and badly in disrepair. I stayed twice and both rooms smelled pretty badly. The beds are very comfy, though."…"

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Capri Laguna on the Beach
Riviera Beach & Shores Resorts by Diamond Resorts
3 out of 5
34630 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA
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The price is $179 per night
12.3 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (700 reviews)

"The rooms were amazing , clean equipped appropriately and the location was perfect"…"

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Riviera Beach & Shores Resorts by Diamond Resorts
Surf And Sand Resort
4.5 out of 5
1555 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA
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The price is $569 per night
11.58 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,364 reviews)

"Amazing service from the moment you ride into the Valet till you check out!! Loved the gorgeous view! Will return again."…"

Reviewed on May 25, 2020

Surf And Sand Resort
Balboa Bay Resort
4.5 out of 5
1221 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA
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The price is $259 per night
17.44 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,198 reviews)

"This is a very comfortable resort and very friendly staff. Appreciated the kindness and personal care during my stay. Thank you!"…"

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Balboa Bay Resort
Extended Stay America Orange County - Lake Forest
2.5 out of 5
20251 Lake Forest Dr, Lake Forest, CA
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The price is $85 per night
3.94 mi from city center
3.1/5 (1,029 reviews)

"The staff was respectful of my desire for an uninterrupted stay. The room was perfect in every way. I received a phone call shortly after my check in making sure of my comfort. Most excellent!"…"

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Extended Stay America Orange County - Lake Forest
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Visiting Rancho Santa Margarita

Visitors can enjoy all that Rancho Santa Margarita has to offer including the spas, riverfront, and golf courses. This city also attracts tourists with its scenic landscape. Around the area, top sights include Main Beach Park, Irvine Spectrum Center, and Mission San Juan Capistrano.

  • There are 1123 hotels and other accommodations in the surrounding area
  • The closest major airport is in Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), 14.8 mi (23.8 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), 26.9 mi (43.3 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Rancho Santa Margarita

A favorite place to visit in the city is Tijeras Creek Golf Club. In the area, you'll also find Main Beach Park and Irvine Spectrum Center.

As you make plans for a getaway to Rancho Santa Margarita, the perfect accommodation may not be in the heart of the city but there are 76 hotels and other lodging options within the local area. Below are places to stay in the region:

  • Holiday Inn Anaheim Resort is located 20.4 mi (32.9 km) from the heart of Rancho Santa Margarita. This 3-star hotel in Anaheim features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. Our customers like its bar and pool.
  • Hotel Irvine is 13.6 mi (21.8 km) from central Rancho Santa Margarita. This 4-star hotel in Irvine features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its bar and WiFi.
  • Ayres Hotel Anaheim is 19.6 mi (31.5 km) from the center of Rancho Santa Margarita. Guests who stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Anaheim can enjoy access to free breakfast and an outdoor pool, along with an in-room kitchenette. Our customers like its family-friendly amenities and clean, comfortable rooms.

Popular places to visit around the area include Mission San Juan Capistrano, located 9.3 mi (15 km) from the city center, and Santa Ana Zoo, which is 15.4 mi (24.8 km) away.

Dressing for Rancho Santa Margarita

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 68°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 47°F
  • From April to June, the average is 80°F during the day and 49°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 83°F during the day and 59°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 78°F as the daytime average and 46°F as the nighttime average
  • About 13.66 inches of rain falls on Rancho Santa Margarita each year
  • August and September are usually the hottest months averaging 82°F, while December and January are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 47°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Rancho Santa Margarita?
Based on Expedia’s traveler preferences, Tranquil NY Style Townhome is a top place to stay in Rancho Santa Margarita. Other good choices for your stay in the area are Surf And Sand Resort and DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach - Dana Point.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Rancho Santa Margarita, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel reservations are fully refundable if cancelled prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your scheduled arrival. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you might still have the option to cancel and get a refund within 24 hours of booking. Put your dates in and click on “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to get the best options available in Rancho Santa Margarita.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Rancho Santa Margarita?
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What's the best hotel to stay with easy access to Tijeras Creek Golf Club?
Ayres Hotel & Spa Mission Viejo is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3.5-star hotel offers a full-service spa and free breakfast. It’s located 3.1 mi (5 km) from Tijeras Creek Golf Club. Other good choices within 5 miles include Ayres Suites Mission Viejo and The Hills Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member.
What about the best place to stay close to Spa Gregorie's Day Spa & Salon?
One of the top choices for your stay is Ayres Hotel & Spa Mission Viejo, located 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Spa Gregorie’s Day Spa & Salon, and this 3.5-star hotel offers a full-service spa and free breakfast. Ayres Suites Mission Viejo and Extended Stay America Orange County - Lake Forest are a couple of other good options within a few miles.
What are some hotels with pools in Rancho Santa Margarita?
Surf And Sand Resort: 4.5-star hotel located near Victoria Beach. Provides a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and 2 bars. Riviera Beach & Shores Resorts by Diamond Resorts and Motel 6 Newport Beach are two additional hotels with an onsite pool.
What is the best accommodation for staying close to John Wayne Airport (SNA)?
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton-Irvine/Orange County Airport is a popular 3-star hotel featuring free breakfast and an outdoor pool. It’s located a short 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from John Wayne Airport. Other accommodations close to the airport are Hotel Irvine and Wyndham Irvine Orange County Airport.
How is it to stay in Rancho Santa Margarita?
Visitors can enjoy all that Rancho Santa Margarita has to offer including the spas, riverfront, and golf courses. Tourists to the city can also enjoy its scenic landscape. Irvine Spectrum Center, Fashion Island, and Segerstrom Center for the Arts are some of the top sights around the area. In Rancho Santa Margarita, there are 2 hotels and other accommodations to choose from.
What should I see while I'm in Rancho Santa Margarita?
A favorite place to visit is Tijeras Creek Golf Club. Additionally, you’ll find Irvine Spectrum Center and Fashion Island in the area.
What's the seasonal weather like in Rancho Santa Margarita?
The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 71°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 56°F. Average annual rainfall for Rancho Santa Margarita is 14 inches.

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