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Carmel Valley Ranch

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Burlingame, California
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We had a good time in the area - Point Lobos, the topography around the resort and Carmel-by-the-sea. But I would rate the resort as near the best. It's more like a Marriott resort than a first-class one. The service was only adequate and the food only decent. We called for help with suitcases at the end of our stay...

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Napa Valley, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I cannot say enough great things about Carmel Valley Ranch. The entire staff was fanstastic, everybody was professional, welcoming and courteous. It was incredibly welcome for my dog and I. I absolutely recommend Carmel Valley Ranch. Thank you Francisco Garcia and the entire team for a memorable stay! I cannot wait to go back.

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Elmhurst, Illinois
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Staying at the Carmel Valley Ranch is therapeutic, calming, active, relaxing, gourmet and SO much more - all at once. I only wish we had more time to enjoy it all. The location is perfect, the food is comparable to in town and Napa Valley options; the swings are so fun; the views are incredible; the rooms are a home...

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Discovery Bay
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved our room! Especially the outdoor fireplace. All of the deer, turkey and creatures running around the property. It was so peaceful and quiet! Very expensive, but worth every penny! The golf course also looks like a great course.

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Salinas, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful time at carmel valley ranch. Super relaxing sitting on our deck looking out through the oak tree tops. All staff were very attentive and made sure all questions were answered and anything we needed was taken care of. Grounds are beautiful, hiking trails right on the property made for a nice morning walk before a great breakfast...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed 3/14 -3/17 Family (16,14,14,8) Summary - a lot of kids activities and good for a family We went for three days on a trip through California. We had two rooms that had the optional living room with pull out couches so we had no problem sleeping four kids and each had their own beds. Tips: - Book any private...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very poor value for this pricy and underperforming property. Main restaurant has very limited options. Breakfast buffet quite sparse and minimal. Rooms basic and appointments lacking. Very poor value for the 600 plus charge for a room. And the view was of a parking lot.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Rooms are everything hey saw and he facility is very nice. I honk some of the smaller challenges in check in confusion are from high events . We had meetings off site so didn't get to really check out everything but seemed special.

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great family spot to relax and venture out to enjoy the area. The family pool area is not within walking distance - it's a 2-3 minute ride down the hill but everything you need is there. I thought it would be a hassle but it really wasn't. If you want to truly enjoy this area, this is the spot. It...

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Chico
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice property for couples, not so much for families. There are 3 pools on property, only 1 of which is available to kids...really? The one pool that is available to kids is also open to the public...very crowded! The one pool on property that is walkable from the rooms & is private for hotel guests, is for adults only....

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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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  • 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: RM1,878 - RM3,773 (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 Luxury Hotel in Carmel
#1 Business Hotel in Carmel
#2 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
#6 Family Hotel in Carmel
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“try to get one of the rooms that have separate living rooms - you can get connecting suites and that helps keep everyone in one location.”
 of 5 bubbles 854matthewd, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Have only been in the bluff rooms. Great view. Nice short walk to facilities or use their shuttle which are prompt.”
 of 5 bubbles A3109OEdenisp, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Highly recommend vineyard suites”
  • Outdoor Bathtub
 of 5 bubbles laurensP4779BM, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a mini fridge, so only get the kitchenette if you plan on cooking”
 of 5 bubbles SeanW672, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Go somewhere else, somewhere that will appreciate your custom!”
 of 5 bubbles IamPrincessSparkles, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
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