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Carmel Valley Ranch

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 30 November 2015

The resorts was even better than any website can describe. First of all driving up to the resorts was amazing and the lobby with the fire place so cozy. The resort has so many different venues it's great to go exploring. There is even a hen and salt house. They have this beautiful organic garden and their own vineyards. Our...

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CVRManager, General Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Dear SEOULSIS, Thank you so much for choosing Carmel Valley Ranch and for sharing your kind feedback with fellow travelers. We are so thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay and so much of what makes Carmel Valley Ranch so special! And there is so much more to discover! If you enjoyed visiting the Hen House in the Organic...

Rome
Reviewed 30 November 2015

We have stayed at the Ranch a number of times over the years. Our most recent visit was over Thanksgiving weekend. While the setting is lovely and the rooms are spacious and comfortable that's about it. Over time as the rates have risen the quality of the food, professionalism of the staff and overall service has declined sharply. We had...

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Dear RomeBob, Thank you for choosing Carmel Valley Ranch and for sharing your feedback. It is truly saddening to read about your experience, and on behalf of the entire Carmel Valley Ranch team, I offer our sincerest apologies. Clearly by your review, this recent stay at The Ranch was not your first. We are always thrilled to welcome back loyal...

Cupertino, California
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Summary - fun time, but mixed experience overall and for this price point you expect everything to be very high quality and it just wasn't. Some of the basic things are missing which is a shame because this place could be amazing. Long review below but with suggestions for management on what would have made our experience better. The Good...

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Dear okt0usa, Thank you so much for your thorough review and thoughtful feedback. We are always very appreciative of our guest's honest comments about their experience as it gives us the great opportunity to learn, improve, and grow. I am very glad to read that so much of your stay at The Ranch was enjoyable, and that your interactions with...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

We wanted a weekend getaway and went to Carmel Valley Ranch from SF. So much to do there! We did the beekeeping class which was lots of fun, but even better for kids I bet. The pools are lovely. Wish we had built in more time for the spa and golf. Smores are a great little tradition in evenings. Rooms...

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CVRManager, General Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Dear AMBUWS29, Thank you so much for choosing Carmel Valley Ranch as your weekend getaway destination, and for sharing your kind feedback with fellow travelers. We are sincerely appreciative! It sounds like you were able to squeeze in some of our most favored activities to your weekend including our signature Bee Experience activity and our not-to-be-missed nightly s'mores! I hope...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 26 November 2015

We just came back from our anniversary trip to Carmel. We stayed at Carmel Valley Ranch and I want to share with my fellow travelers our experience. Positive things first - the ranch was sitting on the property of over 400 acres and the setting in the Carmel Valley was beautiful. One can sit on the suite patio, as long...

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Dear J L, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback about your recent stay. It's wonderful to read that you enjoyed the view of what sounds like a beautiful sunset from your private balcony. It's also great to read that you enjoyed your experience at Spa Aiyana during your visit. We are so happy that you enjoyed aspects of...

Reviewed 23 November 2015

We came for two days of relaxation and had problems from the moment we walked into our room. First the fireplace in the bedroom had to be repaired as we checked in and 24 hours after the fix, it needed to be fixed again (technician one). The DVD player had to be rewired (different technician). The room lights work on...

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CVRManager, Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Dear Janine, Thank you for choosing to stay at Carmel Valley Ranch. We are very appreciative of your feedback, and for allowing us the opportunity to learn about the issues you faced during your stay. We couldn't agree more with your comments - everything should be in perfect working order for our guests from the moment they step into their...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

We visited during a major renovation, which includes extending the main dining area. Our first room offering directly overlooked a building site, but we were promptly moved without a fuss. My children enjoyed the family pool area, the basketball court and bocce ball. We spent two full days lounging down by the pool. We enjoyed the fresh food on offer...

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CVRManager, General Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Dear Ethanis3, Thank you very much for choosing Carmel Valley Ranch as your family getaway destination. I am very happy to read that you enjoyed so much of what makes Carmel Valley Ranch such a special place! Thank you for sharing your comments about the beautiful grounds, the bocce ball and basketball courts at the River Ranch, and our fireside...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 11 November 2015

My husband and I only spent one night at the Carmel Valley Ranch Inn but we got a taste of it for sure. The service was great and the scenery was stunning. However, we were put in one of the their brand new rooms (we were told it was only three months old). It was a nice and spacious room...

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CVRManagement, General Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this review

Dear SfTraveler3, Firstly, I want to personally thank you for choosing Carmel Valley Ranch for your recent stay. We are very appreciative that you and your husband selected The Ranch for your quick getaway from the bay area. Secondly, I want to apologize for the issues you faced. I am terribly sorry to read about your experience in one of...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 10 November 2015

We will always come back to Carmel Valley Ranch. The staff is warm and accommodating. The chefs at Valley Kitchen create innovative dishes using fresh local organic produce. Our server Jackie made wonderful recommendations and was very savvy about the wine/cocktail list! Save room for dessert, the Baked California, was to die for!! The room had a great view, and...

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Dear Mary, Thank you so much for your kind review and for making Carmel Valley Ranch your getaway destination. We are honored! We are truly appreciative of your compliments of the golf course, the cuisine, the suites, and more than anything else, of the service! We believe that it's the service that sets The Ranch apart, and can not be...

Noosa
Reviewed 10 November 2015

We arrived at 2am and this was not a problem, we received an enthusiastic welcome. Our room was amazing, beautifully decorated, stunning view, quiet, spacious and the wildlife (deer and birds) greeted us every morning. The breakfast was lovely. Activities we indulged in were trail rides and spa. Both of these exceeded our expectations. All facilities are up to date...

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Dear Renee & Andrew, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us and with fellow travelers! We are truly thrilled to read that you two had such a fantastic time on this romantic getaway. It's wonderful to read that you enjoyed so much of what The Ranch offers, and I am especially happy that our resident wildlife helped...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • 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: RM1,999 - RM4,015 (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
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Carmel
#1 Business Hotel in Carmel
#2 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
#6 Family Hotel in Carmel
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“Bluff tub rooms are very quiet and private!”
, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an Executive Suite. 471 was lovely.”
elisabethd765, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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.”
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.”
A3109OEdenisp, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Highly recommend vineyard suites”
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laurensP4779BM, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
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