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Carmel Valley Ranch

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Chicago, Illinois
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This was my first visit to Carmel Valley Ranch and certainly I'll return. First the caveat - the place is spread out which brings a mix of quiet and some potential long walks to/from the room. There is excellent shuttle service and that is very helpful, especially for the uphill walks 😊 While the rooms and public spaces are beautiful...

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Unfortunately this hotel suffered by comparison to others we had stayed in on our trip. Accommodation is spread out over the golf course and grounds so you may need to drive to the hotel restaurant. The rooms are pretty unremarkable and neither of ours had great views. Our first room was quite dark due to trees so we asked to...

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For staying off the beaten track this place ticks all the boxes. Our "room" was the low end choice but it was still big - a duplex villa with lounge, big bathroom with separate shower and bath, bedroom with a gas open fire and an expansive golf course outlook. Other rooms even have a bath on the balcony. Getting around...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can tell that a lot of thought and care was put into designing Carmel Valley Ranch. With excellent rooms, serene walking trails through hills and a horse corral, and an infinity hot tub, the property was one of the most pleasant and luxurious I have ever seen. ***Highlights*** Room: We stayed in one of the newly built Vineyard Studios...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for business for a week or so and found the property to be very nice and the rooms large and spacious. Had some trouble with the lights in the room either the switches are upside down or supposed to be like that. Had no car so had to rely on the shuttles and golf carts which were mostly...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a lovely stay at the Carmel Valley Ranch in January. The property is gorgeous and vast. Michelle the Guest Relations Coordinator ensured we were all set for our arrival and stay at the Ranch. She was wonderful to work with and very accommodating. It rained one of the evenings while we stayed there but it was nice that...

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Berkeley, California
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We've stayed here a few times with our dog(s) in the 80's and 90's because the resort has large suites and was pet friendly, but we hadn't been back in a long time because at one time under new management they didn't allow pets. We returned in mid-December for three nights, with our dog. We had a very nice suite...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having previously visited Carmel Valley and stayed at the neighboring Bernardus Lodge, I was under the impression that Carmel Valley Ranch was a notch above Bernardus due to its expansive acreage and wide array of facilities. I was excited to spent a night here on my way down the coast from SF. Unfortunately, the property fell very short of my...

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Tarporley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very beautiful location and facilities - a lovely drive through the grounds to reception- very well received as you would expect from such a high end place. Condominium rather than roomies Jim I would describe it - very nice with limited views - trees!! The gas fires make the place very cosy in winter although the rooms lack something...

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Danville, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff at the resort were the friendliest group of people our family has ever encountered. Everyone from the greeter at the gate, the check in staff, restaurant wait staff and ranch cafe staff were so welcoming. The room was beautiful, clean and very comfortable. It was very pet friendly with dogs walking on leashes and our little pup received...

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Hello ytricia, Thank you so much for staying with us here at Carmel Valley Ranch! We are so delighted that you and your family (including the pup) had a great time. Thank you for your kind words. Your compliment that our team is "the friendliest group of people our family has ever encountered" is one of the nicest we could...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre 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
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Price Range: RM1,611 - RM3,546 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Carmel Valley Ranch 4*
Number of rooms: 144
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Also Known As:
Carmel Valley Ranch Hotel Carmel
Carmel Valley Hotel
Carmel Valley Resort
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#1 Business Hotel in Carmel
#1 Luxury Hotel in Carmel
#2 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
#6 Family Hotel in Carmel
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“A Vineyard Studio is the perfect size for a couple, and the Bluff Suites offer great views.”
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  • View from outdoor tub in room 330
 of 5 bubbles via_the_bee, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Valley view high rooms have the best views”
 of 5 bubbles ytricia, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If view is important, ask about it. View types vary.”
 of 5 bubbles 568danad, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“loved the tree top rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 882juleem, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“the suite above the reception are unique”
 of 5 bubbles carloz404, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
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