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“Peaceful Perfection” 5 of 5 stars
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26270 Dolores Street, Carmel, CA 93923   |  
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Ranked #9 of 22 Hotels in Carmel
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“Peaceful Perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2010

This place is perfection in Carmel and we would not want to stay anywhere else. We stayed in "The Barn" and the only downside was that it backs up to a school that's loud during school hours. If you can afford it spring for the rooms that overlook the sheep pasture they will be very quiet. The patio is the PERFECT place to relax and have a drink while the sun starts to set. It overlooks the sheep pasture and you can see the waves crashing in the distance. It's a very short walk to Carmel Mission and the Carmel River Beach - both are beautiful. It's also an easy walk to downtown Carmel and I would 100% recommend staying at this little slice of paradise instead of the expensive B&B's you find in downtown.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2010

We had a cabin with a porch - very private, with a fireplace. The porch included two rocking chairs and overlooked the sheep meadow and then the ocean and surf just beyond that. It was tucked into a busy neighborhood so at first we were not sure what to expect - but after we arrived, we felt so secluded. We ate dinner twice at the restaurant on site because the food and the service was great. We enjoyed the grounds and walked around quite a few times.

The drives south down the coast to Big Sur, Point Lobas and more were much better than Monterey or Pebble Beach drives - I wanted to spend more time in Big Sur but we were exhausted from shopping in Carmel, visting Point Lobas and left Big Sur for last - should have switched that around.

This is a nice place - but quite pricey. Their service is first class and welcoming and the whole mystic of staying at "Clint's Place" was super.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

We admit it - we wanted to stay at "Clint's place." It was worth every penny. It's not a budget accomodation; it's a beautiful, peaceful ranch setting set back just a bit from the bay. Sheep in the pasture during the day, and lots of deer between the pasture and the bay at dusk. The room was very spacious, decor and amenities were excellent. Only downside was the jetted tub worked for a short time then stopped.

We ate dinner at the restaurant onsite; excellent food, ambience and service. The complimentary breakfast the next day was just enough; it was very pleasant to sit on the verandah near the tennis courts and enjoy the morning.

Highly, highly recommend this spot for anyone. It's not cheap - but it's SO worth it.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2009

They say you shouldn't go back, but we did and the Mission Ranch is just as good as ever. First night was in the Homestead (sister hotel) right in Carmel, and it too was excellent, then moved to Mission Ranch for the rest of the stay.
Rooms are outstanding, staff could not be more helpful, great atmosphere in bar and on the terrace and it is just the best. (infinitely better than the T Pink - accommodation and value - and its also actually in Carmel unlike the T Pink).
Plenty to do - Carmel is a delight, wine tasting up the Carmel Valley, Monterey, and lunch at Pebble Beach looking down the 18th has got to be one of the best bargains around.
Only minor grouse - whoever moved breakfast from the main building to the tennis club - it's wrong! Get it back to where it belongs!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2009

We had a glass of wine and watched sunset from the deck of the dining room. Had already planned to dine elsewhere in Carmel. Great setting, nice ambiance, but server never returned once he brought wine. We had to go inside dining room to pay for wine. Seemed to be lots of staff around and maybe their focus is more on diners.

Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2009

We stayed in room 26 for 2 nights. A beautiful view from our small deck with 2 rocking chairs. Sunday morning we had coffee and pastry on our deck while watching the sheep - relaxing and amusing to watch the antics of a new lamb.
The room was very clean with the decor matching the farmhouse bedroom look.
The bed was comfortable as I have back problems, but didnot affect it those nights.
Sunday brunch was second to not very many. You must try it. Waiters are a little slow but acceptable. Dinner was also very good.
One drawback was a wedding reception each night with music clearly heard until 10:00.
So we slept in.
The TV remote was not working so had to get up to adjust.
Upon checking out I felt the staff would have been a little more friendly and said thank you.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2009

We enjoyed our one nightstay here while exploring Big Sur and Point Lobos State Reserve. The restuarant on site served a nice variety of seafood and steak. Our cottage looked out over the bay and the hotels heard of fuzzy sheep. The night was quiet and the fireplace in our room kept us nice and cozy.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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:
#6 Family Hotel in Carmel
#11 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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