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Carmel Valley Ranch

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Oxnard, California
Reviewed 24 July 2015

We spent one night at Valley Ranch and loved it. My husband and I were celebrating our 10 year anniversary and my birthday. Our room was beautiful and we had an outdoor tub on our deck...It was enchanting. The staff was friendly and helpful . Front desk remembered we mentioned our anniversary and sent champagne to our room with a...

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Reviewed 21 July 2015

From the moment we were greeted at reception, my husband and I were very impressed by the pleasant and helpful staff. We felt comfortable instantly and wished we were going to be staying for longer than 2 nights! We ate dinner at The Lodge our first evening and both our dinners and the wine were superb. We also enjoyed the...

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Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

My wife and I spent 2 nights at the Carmel Valley Ranch on our trip up the PCH. It was nice. The service was good and everyone was so very nice. We had one dinner that was pretty good. The room was very large and had a nice view but honestly it felt like the entire place could use a...

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Lexington, Kentucky
Reviewed 20 July 2015

This resort was exactly what the doctor ordered! My husband and I were in dire need of some R&R and this place provided it! We had a suite in the section built in 2014. The bed looked directly over the valley - the 2 sided fireplace with a swing in front was awesome. Loved being able to have a fire...

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Reviewed 17 July 2015

Hadn't been since the 90's but went in the spring and what a fantastic renovation! They've added a new adult only pool/spa area, large gym, fitness room with free classes. The rooms were completely redone as well. The views from the clubhouse are fantastic while sitting on the deck enjoying a glass of wine. 6 hard courts and 3 clay...

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1Thank Carlos A
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

On our way down the California coast we stopped at the Carmel Valley Ranch for two nights. Our room was beautiful and spacious, with 2 large fireplaces, a wraparound terrace and fantastic views of the valley. It was about a 20-25 minute drive to Carmel and the 17 Mile Drive. We spent most of our time outside of the hotel...

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Wasco, California
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful semi private club! Would love to stay there sometime! Situated a bit inland from Carmel so weather much sunnier and warmer! Don't let the front nine fool you! The back nine is a whole different animal!!! Loved everything at this course, especially the tenth hole! Lunch was delicious at the club! Service very good as well!...

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Reviewed 11 July 2015

Oh man where do I start...Carmel Valley Ranch has so much to offer! You can't go wrong with any of the rooms they have to offer, as they all have gorgeous views of the well kept golf course and the beautiful foothills. My favorite part of the rooms is relaxing in the stone tub with a good glass of wine...

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Atlanta
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Everything about the ranch was wonderful. However, we were very disappointed that the Lodge Restaurant was closed the majority of our stay. As an alternative they "feed" you at the clubhouse, but the food and service there are average at best. I will grant that the view is spectacular. It's a shame they didn't make more of an effort while...

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Mesa, AZ
Reviewed 7 July 2015

We booked this hotel for our 25th wedding anniversary. Beautiful gated property located in the hills of Carmel Valley. Tell the front desk if you are celebrating something for a free bottle of champagne or treat. We did have to ask twice once they offered the free gift. The room itself was well suited for an anniversary stay. Nice large...

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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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  • 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
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $584 - $1,129 (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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“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”
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 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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