We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Carmel Valley Lodge

8 Ford Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
Hotel amenities
Carmel Valley Lodge
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
A recent review
3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Robin F Fresno, California
Add Photo Write a Review

107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    39
    41
    15
    3
    9
See reviews for
20
48
6
4
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (25)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (107)
  • Mar-May only
    (32)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (33)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (25)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (17)
All months
Fresno, California
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
23 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were attending a party in the hills nearby and wanted to stay in Carmel Valley instead of Carmel. I actually selected this place because the price was right and they graciously allowed us to book just one night....Saturday night...instead of the usual 2 or 3-day minimum this time of year. Place appeared to be very tranquil; receptionist greeted us... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montecito, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We hadn't stayed at the Quail Lodge for a few years, but were delighted to find it as charming and beautiful as ever...friendly helpful staff were a real plus, and the gorgeous grounds and gardens are a lovely reminder of why we love Carmel Valley! The room was terrific...and the visit over all too quickly!

Was this review helpful? Yes
woodside,ca
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Carmel Valley Ranch we have been going for several years now. It is very magestic and the atmosphere and charm is all right there. The dining room is great, the rooms large lovely and well appointed/ Our dogs get greeted cheerfully and with love. It is one of our favorite places in California. We are from California.

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Hartford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were attending a wedding in Carmel Valley and the wedding party took the whole motel as it was right across the street from the wedding venue. I've seen a fair number of negative reviews of this place so our expectations were fairly low. We were warmly greeted when we checked in and our room we a bit on the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Quantum
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The area is very supportive of such a resort. With many of the amenities suitable for family (pool, golf, walking trails, food) you would wish you could stay just a bit longer to drive through the canyons of big sur and surrounding areas. I took stunning photos which seemingly represented the coastal parts but I did not take many photos... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Monica, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My partner and I were traveling to visit Carmel/Monterey CA. Hotels were ridiculously expensive near Carme-By-The-Sea, so we explored Carmel Valley. (It's about a 20 minute beautiful drive to the ocean). This hotel was recently purchased by an owner who intends to transform it into a Wellness Center. It's off to a good start. Beautiful location. Comfortable/ quiet rooms. Affordable... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The receptionist was very rude, not acknowledging us when we arrived and staying on the phone for over 15 minutes without checking us in. The first floor rooms are low-ceilinged, and should cost much less than the second-floor rooms, but they don't. We were told that the second floor rooms were "much nicer" but that people who booked earlier were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
14 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

A very nice stay in Carmel Valley. Nice hotel and generous rooms. Bathrooms need an update and room was dirty when we checked in. I thought that was the standard but the next day the room was spotless so they must have forgotten to clean the room prior to check in. I`d stay here again. Eat breakfast elsewhere as the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nevada City, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

24 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (16)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (5)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (8)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (8)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay