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Carmel Valley Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
8 Ford Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First off, if I could give 4.5 stars I would as this property is such a gem. I hold my coveted 5 stars for the select few :) This property is absolutely beautiful. Set on 500 acres, the resort has endless options to keep yourself busy: golf, fitness activities such as yoga, honey bee (yes they have a bee farm)... More 

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Nevada City, California
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5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The Carmel Valley Lodge has recently changed hands with the new owners placing a different emphasis on serving guests. One example is that they serve an absolutely delicious Vegan high protein breakfast instead of the usual waffles or biscuits. My room had two beds only rather than the normal arrangement of two beds in one room, this offered a second... More 

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San Jose, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My husband and I stayed one night. We stayed due a discount site and didn't know what to expect with the iffy reviews. The lobby area is very quaint and relaxing and the front desk service was good. Upon walking to the room though you had to step around huge piles of wrecking materials. The room itself was very nice... More 

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Ubud
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I made a reservation for two nights after reading the reviews, which painted a picture of a calm and relaxing retreat in the Carmel Valley. On arrival, the desk staff checked with another person to make sure the room was OK and sent me back to the room. The balcony access to the room was piled high with boards that... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wife and I were due to stay for two nights as part of our trip down the coast. When we checked in on the first night the hotel only had us down for a one night stay. We spent a while trying to contact the travel company in the UK so that they could sort things out but the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

CVL Devotees- We have stayed here many times, but over Labor Day (one night) will be the last. CVL was taken over by a new owner and everything has gone downhill... Flowers were dying, tablecloths and the carpet at breakfast were dirty, and there was no wood/no smores in our room as before. BUT THE ABSOLUTE WORST was seeing the... More 

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California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I wasn't sure what to expect when I booked this hotel given the mixed reviews, but we had a lovely stay. The pool was warm, the hot tub was nice and open late so long as guests weren't noisy. The location was amazing. We could see the Milky Way and felt peacefully away from all the city cares, but were... More 

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Castro Valley, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
32 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Stayed here a wedding weekend in which our family rented out almost the entire lodge. The lodge was so accommodating to our group. The pool area was great. They allowed us to set up a family bbq there without any issues. The front desk was so helpful and sweet. They went out of their way on multiple occasions to make... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stayed there for two nights. The food was appalling, the noise at night was ridiculous. I found the place pretentious and a total rip off! The only thing going for it was the view from our suite. The only highlight of the whole thing was the Honey Course, which was fantastic and educational. The kids loved it. We went... More 

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Camarillo, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We loved our visit here last August. So peaceful and friendly. The room was nice and the kids really enjoyed the fireplace and making s'mores! At the front office they had movies you can barrow to watch in your room. Pool was a little chilly but the Breakfast buffet made it all worth while.

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