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Carmel Valley Ranch

4.0 of 5 One Old Ranch Road, Carmel, CA 93923
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, CA
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Given how great the location is, the grounds, the acreage, the facilities, why is this not the five-star resort it should be? It's because they do all kinds of little things wrong: * A suite with a refrigerator, coffee set up, and pantry, but NO cutlery, wine glasses or microwave; * No heating lamp in the bathroom, or bathroom throw... More 

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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a place and the rooms are amazing we got upgraded to a senior suite as jut recently got engaged. Beautiful fireplace and bathroom and all amenities are available. Great golf course and my fiancé had a one to one with the pro Todd. Loved every minute will be back for sure

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Mountain View, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Of all the luck, we got to the place and we had this rain storm, and we've been having a drought for many years. Despite that it was raining cats and dogs and most of the activities are cancel (at least the outdoor activities), we had a great time staying in and enjoying the view, the fireplace, the storm (from... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The property is gorgeous...we had two estate suites overlooking the hills that were very well appointed, comfortable and spacious...the decks allowed us to watch the deer coming in from the golf course and the lovely sunsets...the common areas were easy to get to either by walking or calling for a shuttle...the childrens play area, along with the heated pool and... More 

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Sonoma, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a wonderful place. The grounds are beautiful and the staff really seems to love what they do. I've stayed here 3 different times in different rooms and they have all been great ( with no issues :) As you know, service can make all the difference and I travel all around the world but Carmel Valley Ranch... More 

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Vineburg, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Carmel Valley Ranch is amazing. This was my fourth time spending numerous evenings at the hotel. It has become an annual event due to the comfort of their spacious suites and amazing staff. We have travelled many places and continue to return to "The Ranch" for one simple reason. Five star service. Being that we have many dogs, it is... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are no words to explain how perfect this hotel is. Although, I will try: magic, romantic, clean, organized, the view is beautiful, no noisy, the smell is great, the animals on the grass, the staff is so kind, the apartment is pretty nice also the bathroom, the shower is unbeliveble, everything is P-E-R-F-E-C-T!!!

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San Francisco, California
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42 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has been one of many visits to CVR and we love the place. First of all, the setting is stunning, quiet, peaceful, beautiful, green and amazing. The main building is beautiful, has a great restaurant and nice store. The hot tub and pool outside are also very good, especially the hot tub, as it has views out on the... More 

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san francisco
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Short and to the point. If looking for the perfect place to stay, relax, unwind, etc....this is the place. Period, end. The staff is fantastic; rooms are spacious and very up-to-date; views spectacular; food on-site wonderful; so many different options to keep you entertained on-property. I took my wife here for two nights/three days to just get some R&R -... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel was overpriced and didn't provide what was said. If you want to book activities you need to book quite a bit in advance, because as we got there most of the activities were booked out. The activities are alright not fantastic quite small, he horse riding only had 6 horses and limited staff members and I once went... More 

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

Thank you for your review and my apologies that we left you with a disappointing experience. August does tend to be a busy month for us with lots of families and children enjoying that last little bit of summer prior to returning to school. During that time, you are correct that our activities, pool area and special events can get... 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*
Number of rooms: 144
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Also Known As:
Carmel Valley Ranch Hotel Carmel
Carmel Valley Hotel
Carmel Valley Resort
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Carmel
#1 Spa Hotel in Carmel
#1 Business Hotel in Carmel
#1 Family Hotel in Carmel
#2 Romantic Hotel in Carmel

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