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Carmel Valley Ranch

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Reviewed 22 October 2015

What an amazing place! We enjoyed a wine pairing dinner, laying by the pool, ridge trail hikes, amazing massages, and best of all, drinking coffee in a soaking tub on our private balcony. Special thanks to Thomas for ensuring that we were taken care of and enjoyed every aspect of our trip. We can't wait to go back.

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

Dear Claire, Thank you so much for choosing to spend your weekend away at Carmel Valley Ranch! It's truly wonderful to read that you enjoyed our special Harvest Weekend Wine Dinner, your time relaxing at the Spa Aiyana, and the brand new outdoor soaking tub featured in many of our suites! Thank you again for choosing The Ranch! We look...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Carmel Valley Ranch last November, and we will definitely be back! For us it was perfect gateway. The Ranch is located on a peaceful hills overlooking Caramel Valley. Truly breathtaking scenery. The resort offers well equipped rooms with indoor fireplace and patios. Each patio has outdoor tub and bench. You can really spend all day on your...

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Dear Alan, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your stay at The Ranch last year. It's wonderful to read that you enjoyed your suite, the patio, and serene surroundings that our location provides. Thank you for also sharing such helpful tips with fellow travelers! While Carmel Valley Ranch offers many great activities on site for...

Devon UK
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Stayed here for two nights in September as a 'chill-out' time after concluding a weeks organised driving tour of California and to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Knowing that we wanted to stay in Carmel I checked this and other hotels and from all of the blurb about the hotel, considered this to be the 'best-of-the-best'. Booked a hilltop garland suite...

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

Dear Howie, Thank you so much for choosing The Ranch as your getaway destination for your anniversary celebration. Happy belated anniversary to you two! It's great to read that you had an excellent experience at the Valley Kitchen restaurant, enjoyed the suite, and that your wife had the best manicure and pedicure service she's ever had at our Spa Aiyana...

Amsterdam
Reviewed 14 October 2015

The views were lovely, the rooms themselves were a good sized. I loved the outdoor living space, the fireplace and how relatively quiet it was. The food was also pretty decent. Only thing I would improve is cleanliness. My bathroom smelled. Also the shower jet was so strong (you can't control the pressure) that it went all over my head...

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

Dear patatje, Thank you kindly for your review, and for choosing The Ranch as your recent getaway destination. I am so glad that you enjoyed so many aspects of your stay including your spacious suite, private outdoor living space, and the peace and quiet our location provides. I am sincerely sorry and embarrassed to read about the issues with your...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2015

I was a bit shocked that this facility was supposedly ranked 5 stars as it is more of a campus and 4 star at most. Having to be transported or driving between the main building or pool seemed ridiculous and not tied together at all. There was a mile in distance between our cabin and the pool. We saw no...

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

Dear Tiger567978, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review with fellow travelers. I am so sorry to read that you were disappointed with aspects of our 500 acre playground. Yes, it is a large, sprawling “campus” with a distance of 7/10th of a mile from the main Lodge to our fun-filled River Ranch area. Suites...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 13 October 2015

We wanted a place in Carmel to bring our dog and celebrate my birthday. Carmel Valley Ranch came highly recommended. When we arrived we realized we had been here 26 years ago for my father in law's 60th birthday. Time has been kind to the CVR. Everything felt brand new. And the legendary Carmel dog friendliness extended out to the...

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

Dear Packer220, Thank you so much for your review, and for choosing The Ranch to celebrate your birthday! We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed all The Ranch has to offer, and are very appreciative that you shared your experience with fellow travelers. We hope to welcome you and your four-legged family member back to the resort soon. Until then, sending...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 13 October 2015

This is our second stay at Carmel Valley Ranch! All I can say is it gets better each time! We arrived early on Friday with our three kids in tow, 7.5, 5 & 16 months. As soon as we put the car in park the big kids jumped out of the car and hit the two tree swings waiting for...

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Dear Jenn, Thank you for spending your special family getaway at Carmel Valley Ranch! We are thrilled to read that your whole family had such a wonderful time at the 2nd Annual Harvest Celebration and enjoyed so many other activities throughout your stay. It brings us so much joy to read about your magical experience and all the memories you’ve...

Wokingham, UK
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Spent three nights "on the ranch" and really enjoyed it. It's a sprawling location on a hillside just outside Carmel. Everything from the room to the restaurant to the fittings looked either brand new or had been renovated very recently. Majority of the staff were friendly and courteous. The various room types are spread out across the resort amongst landscaped...

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

Dear Jaime, Thank you so much for sharing your experience and feedback about your stay. Your feedback is incredibly valuable and spot on! Our 500 acre landscape allows us a unique opportunity to offer a variety of suites locations which sprawl out around our golf course, among the hills, in the treetops, or close to Lodge near our beautiful infinity...

Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Awesome location. Awesome rooms. Awesome comfort. 90% of staff awesome. Shuttle rides are perfect way to get around. Views are perfect. Massage and horse riding strongly recommended. Food - dinner is good. Lunch at the family pool is good. Breakfast buffet was poor and very overpriced. The wines are nice but also over priced. Wines start at $50 and are...

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Dear Matthew, Thank you for your review, and for sharing your feedback about your stay. We are glad to read that you enjoyed so many aspects of your experience and so many of the unique offerings that make Carmel Valley Ranch so special. I am happy that you enjoyed so much of the cuisine at The Ranch during your stay,...

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Reviewed 10 October 2015

Staff and facilities excellent - do the horse riding and make time for the hikes - both well worth it for the stunning views. Yoga up on the platform also an experience not to miss. Large suites were very comfortable, great and comfortable beds and good toiletries - balcony views were the front of other suites - so chose carefully....

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  • 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
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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
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: ₹ 28,618 - ₹ 55,867 (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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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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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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