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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
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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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houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything about this place is amazing! This may be the nicest room we have ever stayed in with one of the most breathtaking views we have ever seen. The room itself is very spacious, and the bathroom is the largest bathroom we have ever encountered during our travels. The spa products provided in the bathroom were luxurious! We were provided... More

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Gentofte, Copenhagen, Denmark
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This resort was a great experience for our family. Friendly and efficient service by check-in, clean pool, and nice SPA facilities. The golf course has wide fairways and high standard of maintenance. Green fees for juniors and twilight package for adults really attractive. At night the outdoor fireplaces around the pool adds to the great experience. the only drawback is... More

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

Dear Tage - thank you for your review and for taking the time to point out so many of the highlights of the resort. Having said that, I am truly sorry your dining experience did not reflect the same standards as the rest of your visit. We do genuinely appreciate your feedback - as it is how we can continuously... More

New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have never felt as welcome at any hotel as I felt when we pulled into Carmel Valley Ranch. The staff seemed genuinely happy to see us and made us feel special during our three day stay. We stayed in a hilltop ranch suite which was huge and had a great view. Shortly after arrival, a complimentary bottle of sparkling... More

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

Thank you so much for your review. It is truly wonderful to hear how welcomed you felt as this is a key part of our service here. We ARE truly glad you came to stay and look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, Melanie Cooke, Manager More

kihei
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ok, I used to live in the area. So, it's hard to impress a local as we think we KNOW everything. Impressed. Good things: Food! I enjoyed room service, I enjoyed breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I'm not one to shy away from a critical opinion. I have nothing bad to say about the food. My friends would turns their head... More

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

Thank you for your review and welcome back to the area! Your review is very special to us as it is obvious you live in a wonderful island environment yourself with glorious fresh fish and food to choose from. We are thrilled that you enjoyed all we had to offer and feel proud to have passed your standards - it... More

Scranton, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We can not say enough great things about the Carmel Valley Ranch. It was truly amazing, the scenery was beautiful and the staff was so kind and attentive. Our suite was perfect and very spacious, kids loved the fluffy white robes and slippers. Highlight of the trip was the beekeeping adventure, do it, John was great with everyone in our... More

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

Thank you for your review Holly - you touched on several special moments over the course of your visit and I appreciate you taking the time to share that. Our staff at The Ranch truly want to offer service that is caring and meaningful and it looks like we did just that during your visit! We hope to welcome you... More

Morgan Hill, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A short drive but a million miles away. This is our most favorite place on earth. My husband and I come here to relax and rediscover the simple pleasures of God's glorious natural landscapes. The property is surrounded with beautiful trees, golf greens, and lush green rolling hills. We always take advantage of the salt water pools and hot tub.... More

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

Thank you for your review Veronica and for being one of our repeat guests year over year! Being so close, please think of us as your own 'backyard." It is wonderful to hear how much you appreciate and love our gorgeous setting and we agree and thank you for sharing that. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely,... More

Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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MelanieCooke, Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It is wonderful to hear your kids loved our camps so much they did not want to leave - a true testimony! Thank you again and we hope to welcome you and your family back to the resort soon. Sincerely, Melanie Cooke, Manager More

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Wow - what a special and meaningful review - and thank you! We also believe this is God's country and are always pleased when our guests notice this. It is truly our pleasure to share this with you and we hope to welcome you back. Sincerely, Melanie Cooke, Manager More

New York, NY
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44 reviews 44 reviews
43 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank you for your review. In addition to the many wonderful things you spoke of, it is your mention of the 'missteps' that I also greatly appreciate. This is how we can continually improve and please know that your comments have been shared with our team members to ensure we are all responsible for being knowledgeable about the resort, and... More

Cutchogue, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank you for your review and for choosing The Ranch for this special occasion in your lives. We hope to welcome you back for many anniversaries to come. Sincerely, Melanie Cooke, Manager 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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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 Family Hotel in Carmel #1 Business 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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