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Carmel Valley Ranch

#2 of 23 Hotels in Carmel
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One Old Ranch Road, Carmel, CA 93923
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Even though I don't golf this was a wonderful place to stay for a few days in the Carmel area. Big large comfy suite with deer roaming outside. Staff at reception and in the restaurant couldn't be nicer. Helped us with tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which saved time waiting in line once we got there. Nice hiking path... More 

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831-625-9500, Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Dear 300th Trip Advisor reviewer, We want to thank you for your fantastic review. Your comments illustrate the level of service that we provide at The Ranch and we where thrilled to be a part of your trip to the Carmel area. We also wanted to take this moment to thank everyone who contributed to the reviews for Carmel Valley... More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This would've been 5 stars acroos the board if it weren't for a ridiculously bad experience with room service. First, the good: the property and rooms are beautiful, well maintained, great location in the valley (only 10 minutes to Carmel, so easy in and out) There's something for everyone- couples wanting a romantic getaway, excellent spa, hiking on site and... More 

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831-625-9500, Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I have to admit, the reviews with "caveats" or "great resort BUT...." are always the most challenging to respond to. Quite frankly, your review is fair: your Room Service experience was far from what we aim to provide, and it presents many opportunities to improve on the basics. I would love to attribute... More 

California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

This place is beautiful and the rooms are cozy with nice fireplaces and great views. The restaurant food quality is great although the service is a tad slow and the menu limited. The service is where this place shines. From check in to check out, the staff could not be more accomodating and they really do go the extra mile... More 

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San Jose, California
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11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

A very relaxing couple of days at this beautiful property. The rooms are well appointed, and very spacious. The king size bed in our room was so comfortable, we slept late each morning. We hiked and took long walks on the grounds, hung out by one of several fire pits in the evening. We enjoyed the smores one afternoon, what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We've stayed here twice. Once as a couple and the second time as a family. Both times were wonderful. The food is amazing and the rooms are incredible. When with family, we did the 'Bee Experience' which the kids loved. We also spent a great deal of time hanging out at the lower, family-friendly pool which has great drinks and... More 

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Lebanon, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We loved where the property was located. It was so calm and after a few days in Disneyland it was an oasis. We loved our rooms and it would have been nice if they had radiant heated floors because the floors were cold. The spa was nice. The grounds were magnificent. The Kids offerings were Fantastic. The reception and other... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

My husband and I took our two kids and my inlaws for a three-day stay. The ranch is located on a beautiful piece of property with enough to keep everyone busy for three days. We took advantage of hiking on the property and offsite, visited with some bees at the ranch (very fun for the kids) and played a lot... More 

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Los Altos, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We've been here twice now, and this place is exactly what I love for a mini trip - it's tranquil, isolated, and has some amazing service. The place is situated within a giant, gated community with both private homes and the ranch, and it really feels like you've left the troubles of home behind. It's quiet, you have areas for... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Loved the property, hotel amenities and swimming. Thought the kids center could use some upgrading (more toys) but the sitters were lovely and the programming and activities for kids and families is great! The kids had a fabulous time. Terrific games in the hotel for them and food.

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21 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

If you're heading to Carmel and want an oceanview room, this is not the place. However, if you're looking for a relaxing getaway with activities, hiking trails and more ... this is a definite contender! We loved the fact that our labrador was welcome, although given the wildlife that roam the property, he definitely couldn't roam free! We walked by... More 

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831-625-9500, Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your review – it made me smile! I agree that Carmel Valley Ranch, much like the wonderful land of OZ, provides a playground for all to enjoy (including nature’s creatures), and our many activities, classes and experiences allow our guests to learn something along the way as well. I regret that you did not enjoy the spaciousness... More 

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