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Carmel Valley Ranch

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Boston, MA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a Bluff Suite. Large room with a balcony overlooking street. Bath had spacious shower stall and tub. Housekeeping sometimes took til very late in the day, and never left a 2nd bathrobe for us. But they did a thorough job cleaning. Fireplace helped chase the chill during an unseasonably cold November but we had to keep the...

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CVRManager, Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Dear MAVacationerBoston, Thank you for staying with us here at the Ranch! We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience for others to learn from. I'm sorry to hear that some of your service was slow. We appreciate you bringing it to our attention and will follow up with the team. Thank you! Thomas S Director of Rooms

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My room was in 300's on the golf course. It had a large bath, a nice bedroom, the fireplace was half in the bedroom/half outside on the deck. It was clean, quiet, easy to get in & out, had a great view, and the housekeepers were excellent. The bed was comfortable, and there were very nice amenities. The food was...

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CVRManager, Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Dear Jay F, Thank you so much for your recent stay and wonderful review. The 300s or "Bluff Suites" generally offer some of the best views on property. Some of our Bluff Suites are right on the 11th fairway of our golf course so many guests like yourself enjoy sitting on the deck watching struggling golfers (like myself) try to...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a couple of nights at Carmel Valley Ranch and loved every minute of it!! We stayed in the Vineyard Oak studio with tub, and could not have been happier with the room. The particular suite we stayed in over looked the golf course. Every morning when we woke up we enjoyed watching the different wildlife cross the course....

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CVRManager, Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Dear Travelbuss82, Thank you so much for your recent stay with us here at Carmel Valley Ranch. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Vineyard Oak Studio with outdoor soaking tub. Indeed, our guests love the option of a nice private bath outside with such an amazing view. Add some wildlife in the picture (and perhaps a glass...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I walked out of another hotel in the area for various reasons, and I was looking for a hotel late at night. My wife and I booked this hotel and did not regret it one bit. The property is awesome, and so were the rooms.

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CVRManager, Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Dear Dave L, We are so happy that you found us despite the late hour. I hope that when your travels bring you back to the area, that we might be able to welcome you back. Thank you for your recent stay and kind review. Best, Thomas S Director of Rooms

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed here twice before, and decided to get married here because we loved it so much. Our wedding was perfect! From the location we held our ceremony at, to the accommodations, and the meals we had, we couldn't be more pleased. If I could give this magnificent resort six stars, I would! Every staff member is always friendly...

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CVRManager, Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Dear ML0757, Congratulations! What a special day it was! We are delighted to have become such a big part of your memories of your Wedding Day! Thank you for taking the time to write such wonderful praises. We look forward to seeing you on Anniversaries or even more often. Wishing you two a lifetime of love, laughter, and PLAY! Thomas...

Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since visiting the Carmel Valley Ranch and reviewing my experience here on TripAdvisor, the hotel sent me a a gift certificate for a complimentary stay (valid for one year from Sep 2016). I made three attempts to use it to no avail. Each time I was asked to call their reservations line, I'd provide the gift certificate details and they'd...

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CVRManager, Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Dear NTS_2011, I'm terribly disappointed to learn of your difficulties redeeming our offer to return. We would love to have you back. Should you decide to return, please call me directly as I would love to assist with your reservation. I hope to hear from you. Thomas Schwarting 831-626-2565

Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a delightful stay we inadvertently left a wallet and jewelry in out room safe and didn't discover this until reaching home. Contacting Ellen and Daniela at the hotel resulted in an overnight return of these items. Excellent customer service!!

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CVRManager, Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Dear hpretired, What a relief! Thank you for sharing your story about Ellen and Daniela, our Housekeeping managers. As you can imagine, our Lost and Found is quite busy and we know the importance of taking good care of valuables left behind. We're delighted to know that Ellen and Daniela exceeded your expectations in getting your wallet and jewelry back...

La Selva Beach CA
Reviewed November 2, 2016

There are not enough adjectives to properly praise our one night stay last week. The Ranch is a beautiful property, the leaves on the grapevines are golden, the lavender perfumes the air, the oak trees stately, especially with the flocks of wild turkeys and deer running through! We ate dinner at the restaurant, the Valley Kitchen, where the manager Sam...

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CVRManager, Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Dear AEaileaWahine, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such kind words about your experience here at Carmel Valley Ranch. We'd had fun sharing your comments with the team and have celebrated your compliments with Sam and Heidi; they sure are wonderful! We hope to welcome you back to the Ranch again very soon. Until then, Keep...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed October 31, 2016

Enjoyed the hotel, golf and amenities. Would highly recommend for a small board meeting, a weekend couple getaway or bring the family. The staff was five star and the food was experiential. The hiking was amazing with trails overlooking the entire valley.

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CVRManager, Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Dear Toddz891, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us here at Carmel Valley Ranch. Indeed, we are perfect for a small executive retreat or a large company meeting, romantic getaway or multi-generational reunion, there is something for everyone. Thank you for making us a part of your recent getaway. We'll look forward...

Aliso Viejo, California
Reviewed October 31, 2016

This property is fantastic. They have a shuttle that takes you all over the property. The spa was the best we have ever done. Employees are happy and really love there job. Food is great and we loved the golf course

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CVRManager, Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you cherlyr154! It's really nice to hear that you noticed our "employees are happy and really love their job". It's so true and it says a lot about Carmel Valley Ranch. We are passionate about service. We love our Ranch and want nothing more than for our guests to love it as well. You made our day. Thanks...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stunning and relaxing, our elegant Carmel Valley resort is abundant with the natural beauty of Northern California, offering intuitive service and memorable experiences in a striking venue. Savor incomparable comfort, breathtaking vistas, and a delightful array of activities at Carmel Valley Ranch. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carmel Valley Ranch

Address: One Old Ranch Road, Carmel, CA 93923-8579
Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Price Range: $390 - $750 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Carmel Valley Ranch 4*
Number of rooms: 144
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Also Known As:
Carmel Valley Ranch Hotel Carmel
Carmel Valley Hotel
Carmel Valley Resort
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Carmel
#1 Luxury Hotel in Carmel
#2 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
#6 Family Hotel in Carmel
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“the suite above the reception are unique”
 of 5 bubbles carloz404, 6 days ago | Read review
“Bluff suites have great views”
 of 5 bubbles ML0757, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Get the wrap around balcony if you can”
 of 5 bubbles cherylr154, Oct 31, 2016 | Read review
“Bluff view rooms with the outdoor tub are amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles emkemp, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“We liked the bluff suites. These have large outdoor area, outdoor tub and a great log fire”
 of 5 bubbles lindaoliver, Oct 23, 2016 | Read review
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