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“Nice place to stay” 4 of 5 stars
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26270 Dolores Street, Carmel, CA 93923   |  
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Ranked #8 of 23 Hotels in Carmel
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Modesto, California, United States
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21 reviews
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“Nice place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had one of the meadow view rooms. Very pleasant. I would describe the room as rustic yet clean and well maintained. Parking is wonderful! Other places we've stayed at in Carmel have lacked parking.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We were so excited about staying at the Mission Ranch that I thought we might be disappointed by the reality. Not so -- it more than lived up to our expectations and my only issue is that I wish we could have stayed longer. We stayed in the upstairs room at the Meadow View rooms -- the room was beautiful with a comfortable king size bed, a seating area and best of all, a huge balcony with a view of the meadow and the sheep to the left and a view of the ocean to the right and mountains in between - wow! When we had arrived around 4 p.m. we had asked about having dinner at the Mission Ranch restaurant and we were put on the preferred waiting list for 7 p.m. At exactly 7, we received a call to say that a table was waiting for us and we proceeded to be seated in a great corner table that allowed us to check out the view and to do some great people-watching. What a lively place - and so cozy. All of us enjoyed our meals and the accompanying wine -- was an excellent start to our holiday. On the two mornings we were at the Ranch, we ambled by the meadow to visit with the sheep on our way to the Tennis Courts for breakfast. While nothing fancy, the food was more than adequate and it was a nice way to start our day, sitting in the sunshine out by the courts - the coffee was fabulous and the fruit was very, very fresh and tasty. Only disappointment? We didn't see Clint!!! Would go back tomorrow if I had a chance. Lovely.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms in the Meadow View suites are fantastic!
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atascadero, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Right by the Mission (not to be missed!) It is paradise carved out of a residential community.
It is old but well preserved (Thank YOU, Clint!) Our accommodations were a standard double queen in the main barn. The room was fun a touch of Basque charm farm...again not new but everything was neat, clean and perfect! I would stay again but make plans earlier and get an upgrade. Speaking of which, those at the front desk (the only way to make reservations there) were exceptional! ( sweet, funny, kind and accommodating) and did get us in because of a cancellation and we were promised an upgrade IF it came available.
Let's talk view. Amazing!! You are in a pastoral setting with a flock of funny sheep. Beyond them is the view that the world comes to visit! Now as cute and fun as the sheep and view are, let's talk food....! We were in Carmel for our 20th and we ate at 3 of the most famous places...
Mission Ranch, Highland's Inn Pacific's Edge and Casanova. Mission Ranch was THE best of the bunch! We had a drink at the Piano bar and dinner on Sat. then a jazz brunch on Sunday. We asked for the back room but the front area is closer to the music and most of the patrons loved being outside. We tho, couldn't have been happier!
Pacific's Edge sooo needs to take pointers from these guys. The food at Mission Ranch was without compare ( My husband had the prime rib and I had the short ribs but had the salmon with brunch the next day...
Next trip I will go back to Mission Ranch not only to sleep but every meal they'll let me have!
Casual, comfortable and a-mazing! Oh yea...and a world class view too!!
Our date at Mission Ranch was May 17th and 18th 2014.
Mic

Room Tip: Call early...as there are limited rooms.
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

I was disappointed by this spot. I guess if there were no restaurant on the site I'd be happier. We stayed in the farm house which is right by the restaurant. The smells were annoying and the noise also. No parking set aside for hotel guests either so when we returned for the night, we spent time circling and waiting until someone left. It's a pretty view but I'd recommend coming just for dinner, not overnight.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Strengelbach, Switzerland
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21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

It is said that Clint Eastwood saved this place from destruction by converting the old buildings of the ranch into hotel accomodation together with a soft renovation. This gives to each room a special and unique touch. It also means that depending of your choice of room you have to carry your luggage up one flight of stairs. The rooms are well equiped and have all modern days anemities. We stayed in the Farm House where the guest can even share the living room and have a good time around the fireplace. It's quite nostalgic and very enjoyable. The grounds are vast and full of impressive trees and other lovely vegetation. The breakfast is served in the clubhouse of the tennis court. The staff is friendly and helpful. Peculiar: Reservation by phone only.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alhambra, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My husband and I have eaten at the restaurant on numerous occasions and thoroughly enjoyed the "burger with a view". We decided to stay a couple nights recently and were delighted with the accommodations. Our room (one of six in the main barn) was small but quite comfortable, with plenty of amenities. The grounds are well manicured and perfect for early morning strolls. The Ranch is just far enough from town that you don't have the crowds or cars to contend with, and the walk to town is very pleasant. We will definitely stay there again!

Room Tip: Having only stayed once, we enjoyed the main barn. But, I must say that the loft overlooking the me...
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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121 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I reserved our room for two nights at Mission Ranch based on the TripAdvisor reviews, as well as the high praise this place garners in other travel guides. It is beautifully located facing the south, with Point Lobos on the near horizon and a meadow filled with sheep right next door. The rooms are located in picturesque buildings of modest size, all beautifully appointed. There is a gourmet restaurant on site, so it's not at all necessary to go very far to get an excellent meal. We have very few reservations recommending this place highly. I would easily give it five stars, but for a few things.
First, unfortunately for the hotel, in the 1990's (long after this beautiful establishment came into existence) an elementary school was built right next door. Unfortunately for us, our room (16A) was/is located immediately adjacent to the chain-link fence separating the hotel's property from that of the school. The little patio outside our room, while charming, was ruined by the fact you couldn't really see beyond this chain-link fence (disguised, of course, by vines and plantings, but nevertheless still all-too-close to our room). We were awakened around 8 a.m. by the shouts, cries, chorused (and incessantly repeated) songs of the school kids right next door. I'm sure there are other rooms at this hotel that do not suffer from this problem. Unfortunately, they undoubtedly also cost a whole lot more than our already quite expensive room cost.
Second, both my wife and I thought the mattress on our Texas-King sized bed was way too soft for comfort. Neither of us could move an inch without the entire mattress jiggling like a bowl of jelly. A bit more firmness would have been greatly appreciated.

Room Tip: Make sure your room is not on the boundary of the next door elementary school
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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
#3 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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