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Carmel Valley Ranch

4.0 of 5 One Old Ranch Road, Carmel, CA 93923
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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23 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Spent a night there with my sister and it was fabulous. Beautifully appointed room, great setting, super friendly service. Not sure if we got upgraded from a standard room, but our room had a huge bathroom and great view of the golf course.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This resort is almost perfect! I stay 1 time per year and its wonderful each time... Nice amenity options if you like those types of things... The property is so pretty and quite and relaxing. The food at the restaurant was good, service was a bit slow thus making the dining experience odd. This is just a personal preference they... More 

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San Francisco
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We have visited Carmel Valley Ranch three times during the past two plus years and each time we have enjoyed a wonderful stay. The property is so large and laden with beauty and amenities so we rarely get in our car during our visits. They offer a large pool for families and about a 1/4 mile uphill they offer another... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

This was our fifth time staying at CVR and there's a reason we keep coming back. The rooms are lovely (we stay in the hilltop rooms), very comfortable (ask for slippers the tile floor in the bathroom is cold brrrr). The restaurant's ambience, food and service is top-notch. The golf course is challenging but doable and very beautiful. All staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights and wish we could have stayed for longer. Really lovely and spacious rooms, big balconies with great views, friendly and helpful staff who provided an excellent service, great pool options (a separate pool for kids and an adults only pool) and good sport facilities ( yoga, tennis, golf...). Really nice personal touches as well... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

My wife and I have stayed a number of times at this hotel, I would highly recommend it. The staff is polite, the location is remote but close enough to the town and shops. We have always enjoyed our stay here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

The hotel had some great points, and some not so great points. The resort has recently been refurbished, and the rooms are awesome. All are suites, with a separate living room and bedroom. We had 2 fireplaces, a marble bathroom, and nice deck. So what could be wrong.....room location. The resort is spread out all over the place. we ended... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I regret that the location of your suite caused you to not be able to enjoy the resort to its fullest. Your suite was located in the bluff section of our property, often favored for its quiet hillside location, and where many of the suites provide stunning and sweeping views overlooking Carmel Valley. As you... More 

San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Have been here on both a girls weekend and another with my family, and both times were amazing! Great food, wonderful spa and adult pool area. The kids pool area was also a hit, as were the swings and s'mores. Mid century/modern transitional decor, quiet, great staff and cart rides anywhere, any time, good toiletries, comfortable beds and furnishings (even... More 

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

This is a return trip for us. Our first was a romantic couples retreat and the Ranch blew us away. This time we came for spring break with our two kids - 8 and 10. The Ranch is a dream getaway for families: a separate kids pool and recreation area, a casual store with smoothies, shaved ice and plenty of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

This is our third stay at CVR and it gets better with each stay. We've gone with and without our kids and either way we are made to feel so welcome.such a perfect place to chill out! I always buy extra bath products at the spa shop because they have the most amazing signature scent. Our Corgi loves her special... 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*
Number of rooms: 144
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Also Known As:
Carmel Valley Ranch Hotel Carmel
Carmel Valley Hotel
Carmel Valley Resort
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Carmel
#1 Family Hotel in Carmel
#1 Spa Hotel in Carmel
#1 Business Hotel in Carmel
#2 Romantic Hotel in Carmel

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