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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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  • 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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I’ve reviewed Carmel Valley Ranch before but once again it excels as the most terrific place to stay. Delightful staff , well run and now loads of available activities if you wish to take advantage of them – from Country walks to water classes to horseback riding. There are 2 pools- one for adults only and one for children. We... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

checking in...few people behind us....reception called for back up but still "rushed" us through our check in...I had questions( had never been here before) but was getting quick rushed answers so I aborted.....went to the lodge for dinner...arrived 6:45 place half empty but told first avail wasnt until 8:15pm....so we ate at the bar....tasty but overpriced and tiny portions....brought bowl... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved our stay at the Ranch. Our only regret is we had activities elsewhere during the day so didn't get to take better advantage of the hotel's offerings and fitness center. Loved the s'mores and firepit every night in addition to happy hour by the Ranch pool. It was a peaceful and perfect stay. Welcoming to families and canines... More

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New York City, New York
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12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When researching where to stay in the Monterey/Carmel area, I was initially uncertain if Carmel Valley Ranch was the best option. It's not in either town. It's not by the water. It's expensive. That being said, I am really glad that we wound up staying at the Ranch. Firstly, it's a very short ride into downtown Carmel and only marginally... More

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Cypress, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I got to enjoy this resort while my husband attended a conference here. The suite was roomy and offered a spectacular view! I enjoyed a guided hike and spending time poolside. Being by myself for dinner, I chose to eat at the bar. I found their menu limited, but had a delicious salad there. I also enjoyed the s'mores poolside... More

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Los Angeles, California
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132 reviews 132 reviews
34 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is amazing for families. The property is gorgeous and has wild animals roaming free. For example, you might see wild turkeys or a huge family of deer on the golf course. My kids love the s'more making in the evenings. The food is great. The staff is friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the morning guided hikes. The hike... More

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

Thank you so much for your reivew. It is wonderful to hear that your family enjoyed the natural wildlife that the resort offers as well as our Signature Bee Experience. We hope to welcome you and your family back to the resort soon. Sincerely, Melanie Cooke, Manager More

Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room ran $475 [ inlcuding breakfast] and the spa is pricey as well but truth be told, well worth it. The property and surrounding area is about as nice as you'll find in the continental US. Service quality, accomodations, views and facilities leave nothing to be desired. Staff are all obviously highly trained and all requests get handled with... More

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

Thank you for your review and for supporting The Ranch as one of our many return guests. It is wonderful to hear that you noticed so much about the property, including our service, which we work hard at to ensure is genuine and caring. We look forward to welcoming you back again many times. Sincerely, Melanie Cooke, Manager More

Los Angeles, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at different resorts in this price range ($800/night) and this one is, by far, the least deserving of these prices. While the grounds are lovely, one expects the service to be top notch, which was not the case here. At breakfast, we were ignored until we finally asked for a waiter. No one offered coffee while we... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and please accept my sincerest apologies. Your points are quite valid - good service is the backbone of a great resort - and I regret that we fell short during your visit with us. You are correct - we offer many exciting and unique activities that are meant to engage... 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 Hotel
Carmel Valley Resort

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Spa Hotel in Carmel #1 Business Hotel in Carmel #1 Family Hotel in Carmel #1 Luxury Hotel in Carmel #2 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
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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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