Spent one night at Carmel Valley Ranch that totally spoiled us in terms of staying anywhere else.
Having what seems like a whole valley to ourselves was great, the main building complex was beautiful and handsomely designed. Had a very nice dinner in the restaurant facing the pool, the dining room and bar had a nice lively vibe yet wasn't too noisy - the food was very good and though I'm not a huge polenta fan, probably had the best rendition ever here. The decor seems up to date and the feeling of spaciousness and ease pervaded the environment.
Our ranch suite was a townhouse-style complex of joined suites, maybe 4 at a time, with a front entry and rear bedroom with beautiful countryside views from a large deck. The suite consisted of a front living room separated by a large stone bathroom then onward to the bedroom. High ceilings, beautiful finishes, nice lighting.
I'm a swimmer so got up early and had the gorgeous huge pool, open twenty-four hours (yay!) to myself. Lane markers consisted of colored dots on the pool bottom, very smart, as was the simple long rectangular shape and very low profile pool edge with drainage, so no high lip edge to have to climb over.
Service was extraordinary except for our breakfast order which got scrambled and lost somehow, but not a biggie as we were headed for downtown Carmel anyways. Would definitely come back again.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Carmel Valley Ranch Hotel Carmel
- Carmel Valley Hotel
- Carmel Valley Resort