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Carmel Valley Ranch

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   One Old Ranch Road, Carmel, CA 93923
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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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chicago,il
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed with my family of 5 and the resort was very well run with extremely helpful staff. I would recommend calling for reservation as they are very helpful. Rooms were tasteful and luxurious. We were in a 1 bdroom suite and it worked very well for us. If there was a negative, the breakfast at the main lodge was just... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were expecting to do a lot in and around the ranch. In reality, we found this is is not possible unless you book well in advance of your stay (e.g horse riding - only six places per daily ride and at least 7 days notice needed). The ranch does not seem to have the facilites to cope when it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped off here on honeymoon on our journey down the Californian coast and we loved it! From the moment we entered the ranch gates every inch of this place amazed us. From the views from our room, to the pool area, the endless list of activities to do, to the beautiful restaurant it ticked all the boxes. There are... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights as a family of five but wished we stayed longer. The rooms were good (no lock on bathroom door??) Parking at rooms and at reception. Food was nice at hotel , staff were friendly. Food was expensive though. We wanted to take part in horse riding but all booked up for the days we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the middle of the valley a wonderful landscape with a nice service and variety of activities with spacious and comfortable suites with fireplaces. Perfect for families with kids, and also for golf players. very convenient located near Carmel and Monterey and the precious 17ml drive

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San Carlos, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Carmel Valley Ranch is a lovely location: Spanish moss-draped oaks, rolling hills, lavender, honey and free range turkeys. Brigitta at the spa is a-mazing. The pool and inifinity hot tub are relaxing. But after three visits, my husband and I agree that the service is hit or miss. For sure, these are first world problems, but from housekeeping to bartender,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They said the hotel was full every night we were there but you never would have known it -- the place is so peaceful. Our family of 4 (including 2 teenagers) spent a wonderful, relaxing 5 days at CVR in late July. The place is beautiful and serene. Everyone who works there is supremely kind and helpful. The rooms have... More

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing place - the rooms are excellent, the grounds fabulous and the staff are simply excellent especially Francisco who went the extra mile to help us - thank you. A great place to escape and relax!

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review and to specifically point out one of our fantastic team members. We will be sure that Francisco receives a 'shout out' and thank you for making him feel so good! We hope to welcome you back. Sincerely, Melanie Cooke, Manager More

Los Altos
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family enjoyed a thoroughly enjoyable long weekend at the Carmel Valley Ranch. Not far from the Bay Area bustle, it is secluded in a breathtaking valley - incredibly fresh air and generally sunnier than Carmel by the Sea. The views are great, the rooms spacious and there are plenty of activities depending on how energetic you are feeling. We... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and we are thrilled you and your family had such a wonderful time. I appreciate you letting us know about the rug, and what a great idea in terms of using lavender in our cleaning products - it certainly goes hand in hand with who we are! Thank you for... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in Garland suite with our two children aged 15 and 11. They had a sofa bed and rollaway bed in living area which housekeeping put away and made up each day. Plenty of space for us and five minute walk to Lodge which was good for us. We didn't bother with shuttle and just drove to River Ranch (pool,... More

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

Thank you so much for your review. It is wonderful to hear you were able to enjoy so much of what we have to offer. You are right - our corner Garland Suites are spacious and gorgeous with plenty of space for a family or couple alike. Thank you for taking the time to post about your stay and we... 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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Stunning and relaxing, our elegant Carmel resort is abundant with the natural beauty of Northern California, offering intuitive service and memorable experiences in a striking venue. Savor incomparable comfort, breathtaking vistas, and a delightful array of activities at Carmel Valley Ranch. ... more   less 
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