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Carmel Valley Ranch
Ranked #2 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
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44 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Absolutely wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

We stayed here as part of our honeymoon and it was easily our favourite hotel. The service was fantastic, especially the gift of champagne and chocolates in the room with a card congratulating us on our wedding. The room was amazing with fantastic views over the valley. So, we enjoyed our champagne in the room and then headed down to the poolside for smores (toasted marshmallows!) and a late night dip in the 24hour infinity pool jacuzzi. Bliss. Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Service is outstanding. Staff is extremely well trained. Everything is geared to make the stay easy, casual, but very upscale. Rooms are very generous. Some views better than others. The golf course and pool areas are easy to get around and very accommodating. We were there at height of lavender blooms and they are magnificent.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, California
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

We recently stayed at Carmel Valley Ranch for the first time. We are so glad we weren't able to get reservation for all four nights in Cannery Row because the hotel was fully booked on two of the nights. We wouldn't have explored staying in Carmel and coming across this fabulous resort through American Express. Our short flight from San Diego was delayed because of a problem with a service animal on board. Alaska airlines only has the one flight in the evening so we didn't arrive until almost 9pm and then had to drive in to Carmel. Luckily didn't take too long even in the fog! We were happily greeted when we arrived and the young lady who checked us in was so nice and efficient. She even called the restaurant when we mentioned we were really hungry and looking forward to dinner. It was 10pm and the only restaurant was closing. Because of her and the patient restaurant staff, they let us order dinner. The food was excellent! We ate there again a couple times. Our cabin suite was so comfortable and quiet....never heard any other people and slept very well. They charge a $25 daily resort fee but this it is well worth it. Bottled water, newspaper, snacks and used of the gym are all supplied w/o an extra charge! The gym is fantastic. We got a full workout in and then played tennis. The tennis costs $25 an hr but again well worth it. We will definitely be back again! Absolutely beautiful property and fantastic staff!
It's also a good location to see all the sights like the wineries, Cannery Row, 17 Mi. drive, Pebble beach.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, England, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

We stayed at the Carmel Valley Ranch for two nights and had a cabin on the side of the golf course where we saw wild turkeys as well as deer just wandering around.

The pool and poolside area were divine and the cabanas were super comfortable. All of the staff were very friendly.

The room had an open fire (gas), a large lounge and a fantastic bathroom with huge shower and a huge bath.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the CVR and would go back again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Westlake Village, California
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

The Carmel Valley Ranch is a resort that I would describe as comfortably luxurious. The grounds are spectacular. The view from the wrap around porch in our suite was breathtaking. The staff was friendly and welcoming. The food was delicious featuring vegetables and herbs from the organic gardens on the property. After my spa treatments which were followed with the expected water and a tiny cupcake (!) I felt more relaxed than I did in years! My only complaint is that I did not stay longer! You be be assured I will be back to this little bit of heaven in the Carmel Valley.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chaska, Minnesota
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218 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

I was able to spend three nights here for a corporate retreat. Everything about the resort is first class. The grounds are lovely. Go on the huff and puff trail for some exercise and amazing views. The pool area was just perfect and we loved the infinity hot tub At night. There are fire pits and they serve s'mores every night by the first they use real wood on. Dinner at the restaurant was terrific. Service was top notch everywhere you turned. There were kids there but I did not go down to the area where the kids activities were. I would love to go back sometime with my spouse for a getaway.

Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Berkshire
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

Spent 2 nights here celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and it was absolutely WOW. We arrived to find a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries in our huge, comfortable suite where we enjoyed room service on our first evening. Everything about the place was fantastic, suite with amazing views, amenities, staff etc and I only wished we could have stayed longer. Would highly recommend this for sheer decadence and indulgence and would definitely return, if I can brave another 11 hour flight!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Carmel Valley Ranch
Address: One Old Ranch Road, Carmel, CA 93923-8579
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Carmel
#1 Luxury Hotel in Carmel
#2 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
#6 Family Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Carmel Valley Ranch 4*
Number of rooms: 144
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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