All our researches of hotels in Monterey / Carmel (with the help of Trip Advisor) failed to find anywhere that excited us. Then we chanced upon this ranch syle hotel which is about 8 miles (15 minutes) inland. The whole area is very beautiful with verdant hills and the resort neighbours a golf course. The accommodation is in separate "cottages" which are full of character and very reasonably priced for this expensive part of California. There is much attractive wildlife just wandering around the complex (especially deer). Our bad experience related to being locked out on the first evening because, unknown to us, our credit card had not worked when we had already paid a deposit in advance for the first nght. Normally, hotels will establish immediately if a credit card is functioning or not; between us, we had several other cards available!
The downside of this hotel relates to food. The arrangements for(and quality of) evening meals are poor, so we found it necessary to make the half an hour round trip to Carmel each evening.
- 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