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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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    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

My husband and I stayed at CVR for two days in September, and I must say - it just didn't live up to the hype (and the price) for me. There isn't one particular thing I would point to, per say, as much as I just felt like the hotel was lacking the service and attention to detail that other... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback Kimberly. As mentioned in previous responses, I greatly appreciate when you take the time to give thoughtful feedback with specific examples of things we could do better to make your experience a memorable one. I sincerely regret that your recent visit was lackluster and more importantly, and concerning to me, that the service levels and... More 

Potomac, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Very nice property with several recently updated amenities (spa, poolside restaurant, exercise facility). Landscape is beautiful and inspires relaxation. Golf course is terrific and very friendly to junior golfers. Main lodge restaurant has excellent food, especially breakfast, but inconsistent service (some terrific and others indifferent). Lots of relaxing family "distractions" -- swings, s'mores, picturesque walks. While the staff definitely tries... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We spent 3 days at Carmel Valley Ranch and found it to be an excellent resort with friendly staff, great food (albeit a tad expensive) and superb facilities. I especially recommend the pit fire for marsh mellows and the Bee Experience. Set 15 minutes from the shore this resort also benefits from less fog than that experienced in Carmel and... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this great review! Also, thanks for mentioning the signature bee experience. This is something really special about our property and a great learning experience. Glad you got a chance to get out and enjoy the sun. Sincerely, Melanie Cooke, Director of Revenue Management More 

Moorestown, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

When you drive into Carmel Valley Ranch, you know you are about to experience something special. The views of the vineyard and hills and gardens are complemented by the wild turkeys and deer that are romping around the property. The "rooms" are really apartments with a large bedroom, large living room and large bathroom, beautifully decorated. You have a lovely... More 

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

Yes! Your review embodied the exact feeling we are trying to achieve at The Ranch! A camp type feeling and five star luxury! Perfect. So glad you got to enjoy the lavender and the s’mores. They are keys to creating a warm, relaxing feeling. See you again soon. Sincerely, Melanie Cooke, Director of Revenue Management More 

los angeles
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Love this resort, awesome service and peaceful place cheers. Very Dog friendly, travel on a sunday-wednesday rates are better and it isn't so crowded. The staff can be very helpful as long as they do not have many client on the lounge. Room service is good, and the restaurant was awesome. Night time is quiet and great times if you... More 

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

We are certainly a very peaceful place and I thank you for your review. I’m glad you pointed out that we are dog friendly. With 500 acres and miles of hiking trails The Ranch is a really great place to bring your doggie! Hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Melanie Cooke, Director of Revenue Management More 

Turin, Italy
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

We spent a few days here and the place is definitely good for those who want to relax and maybe play golf. The resort is huge and stretches to pardita of an eye, with anumali savages who roam the streets All the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The location is good, 15 minutes from cnetro of Carmel. Tastefully furnished rooms... More 

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

Grazie for your fantastic review! We are delighted that you got a few days to relax in The Valley. This time of year is perfect. Thank you for making the long trip from Italy. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Melanie Cooke, Director of Revenue Management More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

We stayed 4 nights in a Forest Suite with our 3 children. Good location just outside the fog of Monterey & Carmel so you get bright sunny afternoons once the sun burns through. Ranch setting beautiful, overlooking picturesque valley. Food very good and they were very flexible with the children's meals. Toasting marshmallows over the fire in the evening a... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Glad you enjoyed the food. Much of the cuisine is harvested from our on property garden which really makes for a tasty experience. Really sorry to hear that you did not get a chance to see any whales! Come back again soon! Sincerely, Melanie Cooke, Director of Revenue Management More 

Simi Valley, California
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We stayed here August 26-30 for 4 nights. We had several reasons for wanting to stay here; looking for peaceful surroundings around our room, an excellent fitness center, and a place that is above the fogbelt surrounding Carmel and Monterey. The CMR delivered on all counts. We had a room (240) that was in the tree tops but had a... More 

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

I want to sincerely thank you for taking the time to write this review, the length and quality of which are spectacular. We are delighted that you mentioned our location. Inland about 7 miles, we really don’t get the foggy dreary weather that the coast gets. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Melanie Cooke, Director of Revenue Management More 

London
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105 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This hotel, golf, and spa resort is a cut above the average. It is expensive, but you generally get what you pay for in life. The rooms were huge, and beds very comfortable. The auto log fires were a nice touch. The restaurant serves excellent food, although service can be a little slow. The bar area is great and the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We continue to get positive comments about the size of our rooms. As an all-suite property this is definitely something that sets us apart from the rest of the properties on the peninsula. Also glad you got a chance to taste some local wines while you were in The States! Sincerely, Melanie... More 

Clovis, California, United States
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Carmel Valley Ranch is one of my favorite places to stay. I love their giant suites and the relaxing atmosphere. I wish I could stay here all the time, but it is on the pricey end of the spectrum. Great for a Romantic Holiday! Make sure to book a Swedish massage in your room and enjoy the over-sized bath-tubs!!

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