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Carmel Valley Ranch

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   One Old Ranch Road, Carmel, CA 93923
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Ranked #2 of 21 hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Carmel Valley Ranch was the perfect destination to ensure a swift wind down and switch off after 2 years of no break. It is unique in offering not just luxurious comfort in a stunning setting but also in its activities for play. A morning hike and a round of golf with finishing the day in the infinity pool chatting to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have just returned to the Carmel Valley Ranch for my second stay in only a few months and it won’t be long before I return again. On both occasions the resort superseded all expectations. The setting is absolutely breathtaking, the staff are so friendly and the locally sourced food is exquisite. Start the day with a sunrise hike –... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Entire experience from arrival to departure - exceptional!! From check-in to food and beverage to golf course to pool and spa was a 10 out of a 10.....The Hotel Staff is attentive to guest and goes the extra mile to ensure an exceptional Experience. Will definitely return - early and often!!

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San Jose, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I may be a bit biased (I got married at CVR two years ago), but this is one of my favorite places of all time. It is a wonderful spot for everything from a weekend getaway to a family vacation spot. The rooms are spacious, clean and gorgeous (separate living space, bathroom AND bedroom!? yes please), and the amenities are... More

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San Jose, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great time. There is something for everyone. Swimming, working out, tennis, golf, hiking, sight seeing, wine tasting, shopping in Carmel, good sunshine, great staff, great service. I would highly recommend this resort for families or couples.

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San Jose, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had the pleasure of spending two days here with a group from my company. The facilities were well maintained and comfortable. The golf course was in excellent condition and the weather was fantastic. The dinner at the onsite resturant was esquisite. The staff went out of their way to take care of every little detail, down to even helping... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is my little slice of heaven on earth. It's where I go to refresh relax and clear my mind. The food the service the people are all impeccable. The spa is one of the best I've been to. And it cannot go without saying that I need to put out a big thank you to Travis for getting... More

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San Jose, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are looking for somewhere to take your executive team you should go here. Great for meeting space, fun activities and more. The staff is first class and goes out of the way to make sure your event is SECOND to none.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What an incredible setting. And they didn't squander it - the hotel itself is lovely. The staff couldn't be nicer or more knowledgeable. Guac and chips by the adult pool was decadent, but the family pool is a great place to hang out, too: there's an outdoor fireplace, swing, ping pong, tennis, smoothies and a decent lunch/dinner menu. To stay... More

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MelanieCooke, Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed yourself and appreciate you taking the time to share some of the nice touches of your stay. We are looking forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Melanie Cooke, Manager More

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I met my son and his family here for a 3 night stay. We have simple tastes and usually select a simpler venue, but I have to say this was worth it! We had a beautiful room overlooking the pool and main dining area. It was a special birthday for me and a bottle of champagne and... More

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MelanieCooke, Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Dear Margaret - thank you for your review and for choosing The Ranch to be a part of this special birthday celebration. We know that getting here from so far away can be tiring and I am delighted that we were able to welcome you with all the special touches you mentioned! It is also nice to hear that you... More

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Address: One Old Ranch Road, Carmel, CA 93923
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Carmel Valley Ranch 4*
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Carmel Valley Ranch Hotel Carmel
Carmel Valley Hotel
Carmel Valley Resort

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