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Alamo, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been going to the ranch for years and have never been disappointed. The service has always been friendly and top notch. Dining is wonderful, especially more recently. Enjoy the spa services and the fitness at the lodge and below at the Ranch club. The rooms are very spacious, comfortable and inviting to just relax in. We will definitely...

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

Hello mnc2015, Thank you so much for your loyalty! It's compliments from return guests like yourselves that we get most excited about. We're especially delighted that you are finding Chef Wood's cuisine in our Valley Kitchen to be so wonderful. The entire culinary team is committed to providing outstanding experiences featuring the bounty of ingredients we have access to here...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were booked to stay two nights, however on arrival we were asked, Are you aware of our power problems? We weren't. We were then told there was currently no power to the rooms - no hot water, no heating, no lights etc, and asked if we still want to stay? For $1250AUD we decline. No discount was offered, no...

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

Dear IamPrincessSparkles, Thank you for your feedback. I'm afraid Mother Nature threw us a curveball and as you know, we were without power for some time. I regret to learn of your experience during the storm and subsequent power outage. Clearly we failed to meet your expectations during the crisis as well as our own. We attempted to communicate with...

Alamo, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have stayed several times in the Garland Suite with a family of 4 and 2 dogs. Not fair that our two dogs have stayed in such a beautiful luxury resort. Friendly staff, great food, beautiful grounds. Dogs are not allowed in the pool area but that is fine. If you are looking for a great place to relax this is...

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

Hello wrinkledoc, Thank you for your return stay with us here at Carmel Valley Ranch. We are always happy to have you and your four legged friends with us. Please keep in touch as we'd love to welcome you back again soon. Best, Thomas S Director of Rooms

Mission Hills
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a nice location, efficient service but far from luxury. The hotel seemed more like a standard Hilton or Sheraton that needs a bit of updating. Our room had a basic concrete floor which was a first for me, especially for a "luxury" hotel.

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

Dear Don S, Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate that you enjoyed our location and service but are sorry to learn that you were disappointed with your room. We have many room types and only one features the polished concrete floors. If we are lucky enough to have you back, we'll ensure to hold a different style room for...

Yosemite National Park, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the most pleasant experience while dining with Carmel Valley Ranch. The staff was friendly, helpful, and extremely personable. After ordering a glass of wine and enjoying a beautifully decadent cheese platter, I was approached by the restaurant manager, Samuel. He asked how my meal was and we chatted briefly. The whole experience was so welcoming and genuine. I...

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

Dear Brittany E, Thank you for dining with us here at our Valley Kitchen Restaurant! I'm so glad that Samuel and the team took good care of you. Chef's Wood's cuisine certainly does not disappoint! We hope to welcome you back often. Thank you- Thomas S Director of Rooms

San Jose, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So our Executive Forum Coach chose Carmel Valley Ranch for our Annual Goal Setting Meeting. We had 13 members come - some with spouses and some single. What an amazing facility. Some arrived Thursday night where we had a nice dinner in the Valley Kitchen followed by discussions of how to make perfect Smores at the outdoor fire. Next day,...

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

Hello Joan E, We are so delighted that you enjoyed your time with us during your Annual Goal Setting meeting. Carmel Valley Ranch is the perfect place to balance business and pleasure and it sounds as though you and your colleagues did just that. There is nothing better than blowing off some steam after a day of meetings. As you...

Alameda, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This resort is really beautiful. The rooms are enormous, well appointed and have gorgeous views. There are great hiking trails all over the property and lots of activities for adults and kids. The adults-only infinity jacuzzi is amazing and the spa is also nice (I had a great massage there). The food at the restaurants and the in-room dining were...

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

Dear jilliandub, Please accept my sincere apology for the lack of follow through and lack of attention you experienced from several of our team members. I oversee several of the areas that you mentioned and I'm quite disappointed to learn of your experience. I appreciate you pointing out some of the highlights you enjoyed but clearly we failed to meet...

Midland, Texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

THE place to stay while in Carmel. I looked and looked for a place to stay in town to be within walking distance from shops and the wine. :) I only found older boutique hotels that weren't for us - we like an updated hotel with plenty of room, and preferably a hot tub and spa. We found all of...

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

Dear McMBall, We are so delighted that you found us! Thank you for staying with us and thank you for sharing your kind words with other travelers. We hope to see you back at the Ranch often. Best, Thomas S Director of Rooms

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for a January weekend with the whole family. Had a beautiful room with two fireplaces and a wrap-around outside deck/balcony. The golf cart shuttles made getting around super easy, and always surprised us with how quickly they arrived. So many activities for the kids, from beekeeping, chicken feeding, arts and crafts, to horse riding. Wonderful staff and great surroundings....

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

Wow! Thanks for the kind words Mike H! We couldn't agree more; there is something for everyone here at the Ranch. Our local Pinot Noir and Chardonnays continue to gather world wide attention and there are many wonderful restaurants here in the valley and along the coast. Once you're here though, it's hard not to just stay put and enjoy...

Mill Valley, California
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are members of the ranch and locals. The first few times we had dinner there I felt as if I had a private chef and was waited on by a friend. It was spectacular. They need more choices on the menu for repeat locals like us but as they are a hotel for transients there isn't a great need....

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

Dear Tracy H, Thank you for your membership and loyalty. We appreciate your business. Chef Wood and his team continue to look into new and creative seasonal options. I hope you will continue to dine with us as I'm sure there will be some new choices on the menu soon. We'll see you here at the Ranch! Thomas S Director...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
About the property
  • 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
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: $561 - $1,062 (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 Business Hotel in Carmel
#1 Luxury Hotel in Carmel
#2 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
#6 Family Hotel in Carmel
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“Go somewhere else, somewhere that will appreciate your custom!”
 of 5 bubbles IamPrincessSparkles, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms had hot tubs, or jacuzzi baths, or patios. Large restaurants and meeting areas. Top Notch food and wine too!”
  • Room had seperate office and Bathroom facility - very spacious!
 of 5 bubbles joane752, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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