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Carmel Valley Ranch

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   One Old Ranch Road, Carmel, CA 93923
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Ranked #1 of 21 hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Dufusx Hong Kong, China
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  • Sleep Quality
    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great family holiday destination. Rooms were fantastic and the kids camp was such a hit with the kids that they really didn't want to leave. Golf course was good. Local attractions such as Pebble beach (dinner / drinks next to the 18th green...wow) and Point Lobos, are a must see. All in all a wonderful, all be it expensive, holiday,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stumbled across Carmel Valley Ranch on a last minute deal and it turned out to be a real find. Although it's not on the coast this place was perfect for Big Sur and Pebble Beach - and not only that it's a wonderful hotel. It wasn't really a room that we stayed in, rather a small house which was... More

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New York, NY
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43 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First of all, I really enjoyed my stay here - my family can't wait to go back. That in and of itself speaks volumes. The resort is really peaceful and makes you feel like you are a million miles away from everything. There are a lot of activities for families with children, but it's also a nice relaxing getaway for... More

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Cutchogue, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband I stayed at this resort for our 25th anniversary. The staff was very friendly and greeted us with congratulations when we checked in. They even left us chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of wine in our room. The bed was by far the most comfortable mattress I have ever slept on. The room has a view of... More

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New York City, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this resort. It is one of the most peaceful places I have been to. I would actually have never chosen to visit this location, had it not been for a wedding, but I am glad that I did. I hope to return sometime soon. The resort is absolutely beautiful. Perhaps the only thing better than the views are... More

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ranch was the most perfect place to stay! From the moment we arrived, everyone was so friendly and helpful. The surroundings are beautiful and our room was perfect! The view of the hills was spectacular! The front desk was so helpful in guiding us to Big Sur, Carmel and other surrounding areas and offered many hints of places to... More

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68 hotel reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

location, setting, amenities,....:just great our suite was large and lovely, with great views of the valley from our wraparound balcony dinner in the lodge was super (the chicken plate is to die for); family breakfast in the club house good value nice swimming pool(s), well equipped fitness. ideal location for a family holiday - our 4 nights stay was (too)... More

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16 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't sure what to expect as we drove up the long, long road to the lodge reception area. Acually, I was concerned that we would have to drive from room to restaurant to pool, that the property was not going to be worth the expense, and so on. But Carmel Valley Ranch was exceptional in every way. We booked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The resort is a delight! The rooms are amazing, spacious and so comfortable. The grounds are filled with the heavenly scent of lavender and rosemary. The staff is very friendly and the food is always great.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As other reviewers have said, location is fabulous and the setting is magic. That said, the management of the resort does not seem to pay as much attention to detail as one would expect from a place at this price point. 1. Poison oak. The place is filled with it. Not just the hiking trails - two feet outside of... 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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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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