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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 12 April 2015

It was my family's 2nd time at Carmel Valley Ranch and my first. My mom loved it the first time, so for her birthday this year, she wanted us to celebrate a couple nights there. The resort is well catered to families with young children. There are a nice range of activities for the kids which probably explains why we...

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

Thank you for your review and your feedback. I am deeply sorry that your visit to our Lodge Restaurant on your last day was such a huge disappointment and that it tarnished your great experience at The Ranch. We pride ourselves on our Garden to Table cuisine and strive to use only the freshest ingredients. The Ranch clearly fell short...

Gillingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Having stayed here two years ago and really liking everything about the resort we decided to revisit this week. Sadly our booking request had not been correctly translated so we could not have adjoining rooms for our 3 young girls and Mum and Dad - something check in staff thought was ok. Construction works limited othe available bungalows so night...

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7Thank Marten B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 11 April 2015

En route south on classic "drive Pacific Coast Highway" bucket list trip in mid March 2015 with my 14 year old son, we drove inland 6 short miles to Carmel Valley to stay here on the strength of Trip Advisor and other reviews. This is a fantastic resort. So tasteful, new, high-end, professionally-staffed in every area, and so beautiful. Room...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 9 April 2015

I came here with my spouse for a planned 2 night stay over Easter weekend after having a great experience at Carmel Valley Ranch for a corporate event. From the minute we pulled up to the gate and I received a friendly smile and "Welcome back" to the seamless and attentive check-in process, everything was top notch and my spouse...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 7 April 2015

This place is able to pull all the stress away. Not sure if it is the geography, the amenities or the staff, but I always feel transported to another world when we are there. Great for adults and my kids love it. The rooms are relaxing and comfortable, the property is expansive and fun to explore, and the family oriented...

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Thank SkiPants2015
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Carmel Valley Ranch is fantastic - there were so many activities available within the hotel grounds itself, including hiking and riding. I loved the abundance of greenery, all beautifully manicured; the organic garden; and most of all, all the animals we saw roaming around (or in paddocks if they were horses/ponies/donkeys). That made me truly happy. They also have many...

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1Thank nvko
Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Carmel Valley Ranch is a beautiful retreat. Nestled in rolling hills just a few miles from Carmel-by-the-sea, the property has a soothing effect the minute you pass the front gate. We loved our room, which had a valley-facing view. The decor had just the right amount of luxury without ever being stuffy. The bathroom was spacious and the bedroom fireplace...

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Thank Lmvincent
Reviewed 5 April 2015

CVR is officially my favorite California Escape. I love it more and more each time I stay here. Whether it's with my kids, girlfriends or just my honey, it's always just right. New discoveries each time too, this time it was horses! They now offer trail rides. Also enjoyed a bath on my deck overlooking the Valley this time. The...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 5 April 2015

We live in San Francisco and rarely have time to break away from work, so when we do, we want everything to be easy and relaxing. Carmel Valley Ranch has exceeded our expectations and proven to be the perfect getaway. As I write this review, we’re enjoying our last full day at the Ranch, laying in a hammock/swing on the...

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San Mateo, California
Reviewed 4 April 2015

We love Carmel Valley Ranch. Beyond the natural beauty and countless amenities, the property has a vibe unlike any other upscale, yet approachable, resort we have visited. It is an ideal venue for children and adults - a place where you make memories and friends (if you choose). The staff is gracious and exceeds expectations. The food is consistently delicious...

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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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  • 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: $481 - $1,058 (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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