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“Encompasses the charm and beauty of Carmel” 5 of 5 stars
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26270 Dolores Street, Carmel, CA 93923   |  
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Ranked #9 of 23 Hotels in Carmel
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“Encompasses the charm and beauty of Carmel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Located just outside the town center, on a sheep meadow, with hills and ocean views, this rustically charming inn has a special sense of time and place. Although the rooms have an older, quasi Western feel to them, they're updated enough to be very comfortable and appealing. We were lucky enough to get one of the bigger rooms that feel more like a private cottage overlooking the meadow/sheeps and this made for a truly special experience. Also on the property are tennis courts and a fitness center and you're just a few blocks away to a somewhat secluded section of the beachfront and a nature preserve.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Makeshift room in converted barn with old worn furniture and dirty bedding. Bathroom has mold and old fixtures that do not work. Do yourself a favor and stay in town. Much nicer and less expensive accomadations

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

I have both stayed here and enjoyed the restaurants. The meadow view cottages are wonderful with fireplaces and rocking chairs on the porches. I love the Sunday brunch here as well. It's just a wonderful spot for a day or a weekend!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GreatLakes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

A wonderful place to stay in the Carmel area.

The grounds are lovely and very well maintained. Price range from moderate to expensive. Our trip allowed for one night in Carmel and we choose Mission Ranch (MR) based on TA reviews which we found to be accurate. We stayed in a modest priced smaller room in the sheep barn. It was spotless, cozy and comfortable. Front desk personnel were pleasant and professional. Mr. Eastwood has an excellent staff managing his property. Convenient location for having dinner at the restaurant; all we had to do was walk across the parking lot. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and view of pasture. Should we return to Carmel, the MR is our choice.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

Whoa, before you unsaddle and settle in at this ranch, know that the setting can be enjoyed for a good meal, and then escape before you spend $300 for rundown, noisy accommodation, and a totally dishonest staff who assure you of quiet, and wifi when neither could be more untrue. The school on the adjoining property runs athletic practices LOUDLY with blaring music in the early mornings and afternoons- 5 days a week, yet the ranch check in staff assure guests of quiet. Our room needed its bathroom recleaned, its windows were seized shut, and the patio door lock was rusted and broken. Wifi was only available in a cold, dingy structure away from any comfort or convenience in spite of assurances that it worked throughout the property. GM Carota when contacted showed no interest in improvements, and we fled to an alternate hotel for comfort, and quiet. Such a shame because the setting is truly lovely. I think Mr. Eastwood would be unhappy to know how badly some of his guests' experiences are after he rescued this special property from being condominiumized. Too many guests come hoping to spot Clint, but those who want peace and reliability should seek it elsewhere. Lastly, the ranch's good morning greeting to guests is to corral them for a very ordinary cold breakfast served in a rundown wooden room without views, with sweatshirts and t shirts hanging on the walls for sale, 2 washroom doors for community tennis players 12 feet across from the breakfast tables, and a woman on cash whose idea of entertainment was a too loud, early morning TV , cosmetic makeover. Why is the scenic dining room locked up until dinnertime while guests huddle in this undecorated shack? Stay elsewhere!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Quaint farm with 41 rooms in multiple builings most old but not all. on the outskirts of town but still walkable to town,(at night very dark though). We stayed in the fourplex at the end of the property with great views of their over 30 pet sheep in the meadow, which becomes a wetland and nature preserve/bird sanctuary, then the ocean and a view of point lobos in the background. The restaurant only open for dinner is like an old school supper club, food was good and they even had entertainment. (it seemed like many locals came after 9:00 for the music) The patio would be a great place to watch the sunset, unfortunatly it was too cold for us, but we did enjoy the sunset with the fireplace in the room. Breakfast is served in the tennis pro shop, it was a good size continental with many options. If just going for dinner or drinks make sure you arrive when it is light out to see the beautiful setting.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Loved this place - a working ranch with sheep in a meadow and rustic but well appointed rooms. Had a very comfy bed in master room, and two singles in adjoining room (daughter complained not terribly comfy). Property and staff were lovely. Too busy to have dinner there, but really enjoyed our two nights at this picturesque property.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Mission Ranch

Address: 26270 Dolores Street, Carmel, CA 93923
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Carmel
#6 Family Hotel in Carmel
#10 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 31
Also Known As:
Mission Ranch Carmel California

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