Most hotels are put to the test during a high occupancy 3 day weekend. Carmel Valley Ranch soared during our Memorial Day weekend visit. Any small problem was immediately handled with great courtesy. We were truly amazed that when asked if anything could be done to cover the small skylights where my 2 kids (age 15 & 20) were sleeping, someone actually went on the roof to cover them!!! Bottled water and snacks, at no charge, were in the room when we arrived. The management/ownership certainly aimed to please.
As a first time visitor, I was impressed with the great ambiance in the lobby--the new decor, the fireplace, the Illy coffee and cake, the soft music, the view of the magnificent trees and sleek pool area through the large glass windows. The swing pictured in the resort's logo is real and a metaphor for the carefree way one feels walking around the lush grounds and trails. We even saw deer near our room.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking