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Carmel Valley Ranch

#4 of 23 Hotels in Carmel
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One Old Ranch Road, Carmel, CA 93923
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Benicia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Carmel Valley Ranch is simply beautiful. Lavender gardens, organic gardens, vineyards, honey bee apiary... and these are just a few things in addition to the many daily activities offered to both adults and children. The staff and service are exceptional and from the moment I arrived I felt comfortable. My room was well appointed and cozy. I personally took advantage... More 

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1 Thank Lisa S
Walnut Creek, California
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Carmel Valley Ranch is one of those very special places where, from the moment you arrive, you feel a tangible sense of being surrounded in a relaxed, comfortable environment...welcomed. From Reception's greeting, to the escort to your suite where the fireplace is already lit and the lights are low, and beyond to the Kitchen with a menu of homespun goodness.... More 

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Campbell, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is truly a bit of heaven in California. Just removed enough from the hustle and bustle of the bay area it has something for everyone. The views are stunning, the staff is incredibly friendly and accommodating, the suite I had was inviting and well appointed, and there was so much to see and do. I attended a business meeting... More 

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family had an amazing weekend getaway at Carmel Valley Ranch to celebrate my birthday. Tucked away in a lush valley surrounded by sculptural oak trees and beautiful vegetation the relaxation begins as you drive through the property. What I look for in a resort is 5 star accommodations and service, that is family friendly too. I like an adult... More 

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1 Thank Lyell S
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72 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely one of the best resorts I have ever visited. For starters, the property is absolutely gorgeous. There are lavender fields, hiking paths, hills, and even some deer! The rooms are exceptional! The Hilltop Ranch Suite was amazing! The fireplace was a great addition and having two televisions meant no fighting over what to watch. The room was... More 

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San Francisco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second stay at the CVR and I was worried that it might not be as fabulous as my last one, but it was just as magical the second time around. From the moment you arrive until you depart, the staff is so incredibly attentive, warm and charming. And the property - the only word is wow. The... More 

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CVRManager, General Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Dear Tara, Thank you so much for choosing Carmel Valley Ranch as your getaway destination for a second time! We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay, and hope that we will have the honor to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, Thomas Becker General Manager More 

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’ve been around the world and haven’t experienced anything like this in all my travels….this is one place that is worth every penny. From check-in to check-out you are treated like a family member who has come home for the weekend. Carmel Valley Ranch is a sanctuary retreat where you can relax, do nothing (or everything) and know that you... More 

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CVRManager, General Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Dear mltrowbridge, Thank you very much for staying at Carmel Valley Ranch with your family, and for taking the time to share your experience with fellow travelers. We are truly honored by your kind feedback! It's wonderful to read that everyone in your family, including your little one and your four legged family member, all felt so welcomed by our... More 

Woodside, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This property was laid out with duplex style rooms where you park next to your duplex. Our room was very large and had a nice separate living area. This is a good way to go if you have dogs with you or are doing mountain biking, hiking that sort of thing, but otherwise, I find this bungalow style a bit... More 

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

Dear Dianna, Thank you very much for choosing Carmel Valley Ranch, and for taking the time to share your feedback. I am happy to read that you liked the size of your suite and the separate living space. It seems as though you did not like the location of your suite, and I am happy to say that we have... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of four stayed at Carmel Valley Ranch for two nights while driving from San Francisco to LA (at the end of a month long trip throughout Canada and the US). We stayed in a superior valley view garland suite. We would love to see the ranch in the summer time when the lavender is in bloom! We loved:... More 

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CVRManager, General Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Dear BlueDogNoosa, Thank you very much for including Carmel Valley Ranch in your family's recent road trip. We are so glad to read that you enjoyed your stay overall, and are honored that you had your very first s'more at The Ranch! I am sorry to read about your disappointing arrival experience as it is not representative of the standard... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful property with many interesting activities. I went horseback riding, candle making, and an apiary tour without leaving the property. Of course also enjoyed the relaxing pool and delicious food (s'mores at the fire pit a must do)! Lovely adult pool as well as family pool.

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CVRManager, General Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Dear Ann, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review of The Ranch with fellow travelers. We are so happy to read that you enjoyed our 500 acre playground! We look forward to welcoming you back as our guest in the near future. Sincerely, Thomas Becker General Manager More 

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