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Carmel Valley Ranch

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San Francisco, California
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We had a lovely stay at the Carmel Valley Ranch in January. The property is gorgeous and vast. Michelle the Guest Relations Coordinator ensured we were all set for our arrival and stay at the Ranch. She was wonderful to work with and very accommodating. It rained one of the evenings while we stayed there but it was nice that...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having previously visited Carmel Valley and stayed at the neighboring Bernardus Lodge, I was under the impression that Carmel Valley Ranch was a notch above Bernardus due to its expansive acreage and wide array of facilities. I was excited to spent a night here on my way down the coast from SF. Unfortunately, the property fell very short of my...

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Tarporley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very beautiful location and facilities - a lovely drive through the grounds to reception- very well received as you would expect from such a high end place. Condominium rather than roomies Jim I would describe it - very nice with limited views - trees!! The gas fires make the place very cosy in winter although the rooms lack something...

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Danville, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff at the resort were the friendliest group of people our family has ever encountered. Everyone from the greeter at the gate, the check in staff, restaurant wait staff and ranch cafe staff were so welcoming. The room was beautiful, clean and very comfortable. It was very pet friendly with dogs walking on leashes and our little pup received...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the place very nice, reception staff rude and not competent, the councierge absent, only the morning room service, given the cost of the room !! bar fridge only water instead very well restaurant We stay one night , the room il's very beautiful

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Sunnyvale, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a ranch so it's not in the middle of town but absolutely worth finding. From the time you check in, until you finally have to hand back the key-card, Carmel Valley Ranch pampers you up & down, in & out. Up and down the hills, the team will help you get around in their nice shuttles. Hiking, horse-back riding,...

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California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms here are so spacious and well appointed! I have stayed here six times now and each room has been different, but all have been lovely. They are all larger than my own home! That alone makes everything seem so luxurious. Friendly staff, wonderful amenities (water and snacks come in the room), and such a beautiful property. Will definitely...

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

Dear Dana D, Thank you for your recent return stay! Knowing that there are so many wonderful destinations to explore, we cannot thank you enough for your loyalty. We'll continue to create new and unique experiences for our return guests in hopes of continuing to see you again and again. Chef Wood and his team continue to change the menus...

Capitola, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The property is beautiful and the rooms are very cozy! It was great to enjoy the balcony with the outdoor fireplace. Carmel Valley Ranch has so much going on from the Valley Kitchen to the daily activities you need to stay much longer than one night to experience it all!

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

Wow! Thank you Pmsmith7! We appreciate your recent stay and kind words about your experience. You certainly should consider a longer stay next time. We'll look forward to it. Until then, Thomas S Director of Rooms

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Its a long review but the cliff notes - The most picturesque venue Lush lavender, hills and valleys, Deer and Pheasants roam freely - Incredible food and quality for 110 guests Best Chef in Monterey/Carmel (2015, 2016) - Service above and beyond Staff that took it upon themselves to fix external vendor errors (when flowers didn’t turn up they went...

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

Dear Gavin H, Has it been 6 months already? It feels as though your wedding was just yesterday! We could not be happier to have been the venue for your special day and we're delighted to know that your memories are so wonderful. We have celebrated your kind words with Paige, Chef Tim, and the rest of our team. We...

Meadows of Dan, Virginia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My stay at the resort was wonderful - the setting is stunning, the team is great and the region is enchanting. would definitely return!!! this was a business event and the food and venues were definitely a reflection of the location. Ann in the Spa was AMAZING!!!!!

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Julee M, We're so grateful for your kind words. Thank you; thank you! Ann in our Spa Aiyana certainly is AMAZING! We've enjoyed celebrating your compliment with her. Thank you! We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again soon. With gratitude, Thomas Director of Rooms

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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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  • 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: $516 - $1,126 (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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“Valley view high rooms have the best views”
 of 5 bubbles ytricia, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
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“loved the tree top rooms”
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“the suite above the reception are unique”
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