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Ranked #9 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
california
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77 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“location,location,location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

beautiful, serene location on the edge of town, sort of reminded me of the old "Heritage House B&B" in Mendocino; We stayed in the meadowview triplex with a lovely view of the sheep, pasture and ocean in the distance. Room was nice, bed was fairly comfortable, foam pillows were a bit hard-not sure if softer pillows are an option, bathroom a touch dated but overall OK. Loved the back deck. What could use improvement was the continental breakfast. They served low-end supermarket pastries with some fruit and instant oatmeal in the tennis club which had all the ambiance of a church basement. If they would step up the quality of the breakfast and perhaps serve it on the patio of the restaurant, it would have made it a stellar experience. We paid $300 for the meadow view room-not exactly Motel 6 prices- so expecting at least and average breakfast selection doesn't seem unreasonable. However, would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: meadowview rooms were lovely
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Carmel, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We're local, with lots of fantastic places to choose from for dinner. We don't usually choose Mission Ranch because it's not right in the Village and we like to walk to dinner. But it's just a 2 minute drive down Dolores Street and well worth it.

Six of us planned to meet for drinks and dinner on the patio. Arriving at 5:20pm on a Wednesday evening in January proved too late to grab a table outside, but we were seated at a charming table by the fireside in the dining room.

If you enjoy a good cut of beef, Mission Ranch is a great choice. Their slow roasted Prime Rib, which I had, is really good. My hubby had the scallops and he said they were excellent. Everyone at the table remarked on the quality of their meals.

The service was good, especially notable since the restaurant was full.

On our way out we ran into friends at the bar. It's a great place for locals to connect.

Clint Eastwood is known to stop by - but if you're hoping to see him, Friday evenings are the best. If you're lucky you may catch him playing the piano.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

Driving down the coast from San Francisco to LA, we booked to stop at Mission Ranch. Lovely location and fabulous drive on the 17 mile road to Pebble Beach from Monterey to Carmel. Needed more time to do the place justice, so a place and location we would love to revisit.
Mission Ranch is tranquil, quaint and a refreshing change in style to other hotels we stopped in whilst in America. Wonderful views from our "Meadow View" room. The accommodation was an older style, very clean and comfortable, and a style that suited the hotel.
We had a nice meal in the restaurant, accompanied by some amusing but entertaining piano playing in the bar area!!
Step back in time, very relaxing. . .

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We made a last minute reservation and stayed one night at the hotel. For the price paid, we were disappointed in the quality of the room. Though it was clean and spacious, the furnishings were a little old and tattered and the bathroom was underwhelming. That said, the grounds are attractive and the hotel restaurant was very good. Having my girlfriend get a picture with Clint didn't hurt either!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Santa Ynez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Mission Ranch is a great find. Beautiful setting, very comfortable rooms and excellent value. It is a perfect location for visiting Carmel and Monterey -- or even heading south to Big Sur. Or you can just relax on the deck of your room -- particularly wonderful if you have one of the meadow/sea facing rooms. The restaurant is good though not great -- but there is excellent dining nearby so there are many options. The view of the sunset from the restaurant patio is spectacular and it opens at 4 in the afternoon for drinks.
Overall, a very special place. Highly recommended

Room Tip: We did not have one of the rooms with a view of the meadow and the sea. That would make a huge diffe...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Arizona
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

My husband proposed to me at the Mission Ranch restaurant in 2001. We came back a few times for dinner but never stayed in the hotel until now. We came this time with our daughter and stayed at the farm house, which has a lot of character. Mission Ranch's location is unbeatable - you have the idyllic farm marshland with different shades of green and the occasional yellow, sheep grazing,
and the beautiful ocean waves breaking in the rocks. Makes Quite the subject matter for photographers and painters! The food in the restaurant was excellent and so was the service. They even managed to get us, last minute, the same table my husband proposed. It was a wonderful stay for us and I'm sure it will special for anyone else.

One last note: Clint Eastwood himself was at the bar drinking a beer when my husband proposed! I did not get his autograph (actually he was left alone all the time) and my mom never forgave me for that!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I booked a room at the Mission Ranch while traveling down the CA coast this fall. Such a nice environment, from the time we checked in to our sweet little room to the wonderful dinner we had at the property. I would suggest staying at the Mission Inn to anyone staying in Carmel.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Mission Ranch
Address: 26270 Dolores St, Carmel, CA 93923-9215
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
#5 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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