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.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Carmel Valley Ranch

Show Prices
#4 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Carmel Valley Ranch
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Carmel Valley Ranch
See the most recent reviews
Showing 1,065: English reviews
Camarillo, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This resort is very unique. The rooms sit in the trees above the golf course. The rooms are suites and done very nicely with large balconies. The pool area is nice with a very cool infinity spa. The lobby area is unique and hopefully you get to see the English Bulldog that takes residence there. The hotel is dog friendly... More 

Helpful?
Thank DawnSunshine805
CVRManagement, Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Dear Dawn K, We are so grateful to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us here at Carmel Valley Ranch! Roxy, the Bulldog still makes an occasional appearance in the lobby but is enjoying her semi retirement relaxing more at home. We appreciate your comments and look forward to the opportunity to serve you (and your four legged friends)... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Resort can't decide what it wants to be: a couples retreat or a family weekend spot. Food is mediocre and overpriced. We found other options nearby. Service at the bar is very slow. But, the rooms are beautiful and comfortable--loved the soaking tub on the balcony and the fireplace. But there was a family next door with a crying baby... More 

Helpful?
Thank OjeMa
CVRManagement, Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Dear OjeMa, Thank you for sharing your insights with us. We strive to continuously balance being attractive to couples (ie Spa Aiyana, 2 adults only pools etc.) with being family friendly (activities to engage both young as well as "young at heart", junior golf and tennis programs and child care options). I'm sorry to learn that you were disappointed in... More 

San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends were getting married at CVR and had always wanted to stay there so took the plunge and sucked up the high price point. Sure the rooms were nice - the hearted floor in the bathroom was one of my favorite features- but not worth such a high price point in my opinion. The beauty mirror in our bathroom... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank jennifercarroll3
CVRManagement, Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Dear jennifercarroll3, Thank you for sharing your insights with us concerning your recent stay. We appreciate the constructive feedback. We'll continue to strive for improvement in hopes of seeing you return. With gratitude, Thomas Director of Rooms More 

Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose Carmel Valley Ranch because they're dog friendly and just the right distance from Los Angeles that you feel like you're well and truly out of town. We were expecting great scenery and great hikes, but what we weren't expecting is the incredibly friendly and professional staff. Ditto the delicious food in the restaurant. We had planned to have... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Carla K
CVRManagement, Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Hi Carla K, Thank you for choosing Carmel Valley Ranch for your recent reprieve from LA. We are so happy to hear that our 500 acre playground did not disappoint! I'm especially excited to hear how much you enjoyed your interactions with our team! We hope to see you and your pup again soon. Best, Thomas Director of Rooms More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was always dreaming about staying at Carmel Valley Ranch and was only able to do so recently. Loved it and can't wait to return. The food was amazing, the spa the best in the region and views just spectacular. See you soon again!

Helpful?
Thank 749josefla
CVRManagement, Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you 749joserfla! We appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing you more often. Keep in mind, our Spa Aiyana and Valley Kitchen Restaurant are open to the public so if you are just passing through town, you can also enjoy a day at the Ranch. Hope to see you soon! Thomas Director of Rooms More 

New York City, New York
Level Contributor
34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Carmel Valley Ranch is in a beautiful location and has some excellent amenities. I highly recommend the beekeeping "experience". The room were good, but certainly not over-the-top. Service in the restaurants was well-meaning and friendly but very slow. No bartender on duty during the daytime -- making it extra slow to order wine with lunch. Staff could use better... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank RCPNewYork
CVRManagement, Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Dear RCPNewYork, Thank you for sharing your experience. I'm sorry that our service fell short in several areas. Your constructive feedback allows us to learn, grow, and improve. We appreciate your insight and hope to have the opportunity to show you the warm Ranch hospitality that we are capable of. With gratitude, Thomas S Director of Rooms More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great resort, great food, the weather was perfect, the rooms were very comfortable but most of all the break was made fantastic by Corona Scott. Corona knows how to treat her customers and adds that little bit of magic to Carmel Valley Ranch. Would I visit again? Most certainly Yes

Helpful?
Thank don w
CVRManagement, Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you Don W! We sure are lucky to have Corona on our team here at the Valley Kitchen. She is a delight to work with and we have enjoyed celebrating your comments with her. Hope to see you back at the Ranch again soon! Thomas S Director of Rooms More 

San Juan Capis
Level Contributor
27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

While staying in Carmel during car week, we signed our daughter up for tennis lessons from the pros here. They were fantastic! In just 5 days they improved her game by leaps and bounds. Fabio, Clark and Chad, hats off to 3 great coaches! We toured the grounds and found them to be lush, well manicured, and beautiful. The 2... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cheryl H
CVRManagement, Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Dear Cheryl H, Thank you so much for the kind words! It has been my pleasure sharing your feedback with Fabio, Clark, and Chad at our Peter Burwash tennis center. It sure is a beautiful facility and they are amazing tennis pros. We are lucky to have them! I hope that you have a chance to return before next year's... More 

Napa, California
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here about 2 years ago for my husband's birthday. I had won a gift certificate at my company Christmas party otherwise we would have never been able to afford staying here. I mean a 3 night stay would cost about the same as our entire Europe vacation including airfare! Lol, but we loved it and hope to someday... More 

Helpful?
Thank Renayjay
CVRManagement, Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Dear Renayjay, We're so glad that you were able to experience our Ranch. It sounds as though you enjoyed all that we have to offer. We'll hope to see you back again one day soon! Thanks, Thomas S Director of Rooms More 

Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed for one night to celebrate his birthday, and booked through the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts program. The resort is a beautiful property, about 3 hours south of San Francisco. We're golfers and live in SF, and wanted to love the resort so that we could visit again. Unfortunately, it was very underwhelming for... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank CVerwholt
CVRManagement, Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Dear CVerwholt, Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to provide such valuable insight. While we are disappointed to learn of your experience, we appreciate your willingness to share it with us. Warm Ranch hospitality is paramount and I regret that on this occasion we fell short. We continue to use your feedback in meetings and... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

987 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (372)
Viewed
Room/Suite (80)
Viewed
View from Room (35)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (30)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (73)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (14)
Viewed
Dining (10)
Viewed
Bathroom (17)
Viewed
0:48
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (112)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (475)
Viewed
Amenities (117)
Viewed
Carmel Suite (137)
Viewed
Garland Suite (67)
Viewed
Dining (20)
Viewed
Santa Lucia Suite (69)
Viewed
The Hotel (13)
Viewed
The Lodge Pool (27)
Viewed
The River Ranch Pool (25)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (140)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (24)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (9)
Viewed
Dining (11)
Viewed
Room/Suite (24)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (4)
Viewed
View from Room (8)
Viewed
Bathroom (7)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (4)
Viewed
Other (49)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Carmel
7.5 mi away
La Playa Carmel
La Playa Carmel
#6 of 25 in Carmel
4.5 of 5 stars 717 reviews
3.1 mi away
Quail Lodge & Golf Club
6.3 mi away
Carmel Mission Inn
Carmel Mission Inn
#9 of 25 in Carmel
4.0 of 5 stars 1,538 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
7.3 mi away
Cypress Inn
Cypress Inn
#3 of 25 in Carmel
4.5 of 5 stars 1,001 reviews
2.8 mi away
Bernardus Lodge & Spa
Bernardus Lodge & Spa
#1 of 2 in Carmel Valley
4.5 of 5 stars 219 reviews
8.9 mi away
InterContinental The Clement Monterey
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • 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 Peninsula > Carmel
Price Range: $459 - $870 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Carmel Valley Ranch 4*
Number of rooms: 144
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Expedia, Orbitz, getaroom.com, Odigeo, Agoda, Travelocity and Jetsetter so you can book your Carmel Valley Ranch reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Carmel Valley Ranch Hotel Carmel
Carmel Valley Hotel
Carmel Valley Resort
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Carmel
#1 Business Hotel in Carmel
#2 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
#6 Family Hotel in Carmel
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay