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Carmel Valley Ranch
Ranked #6 of 24 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Great facilities, super dog friendly, food is great too, but lacking concierge service, and they miss on some of the simple stuff, e.g. no properly stocked mini bar. But otherwise, excellent. I highly recommend.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled solo
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CVRManager, Managing Director at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Dear Scott,

Thank you for choosing Carmel Valley Ranch! I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our dog-friendly property as well as our food and facilities during your stay at The Ranch. Our mission is to provide personal, thoughtful, and gracious care to each guest. Our front desk experience and concierge service is a bit unique in comparison to other hotels, as each front desk agent is equipped with concierge knowledge as well as property knowledge. I personally apologize if we missed the mark in this area and will pass these notes along to my team so we can improve. Regarding the mini bar, we take a non-traditional approach by offering complimentary waters and snacks, which I know is unique. When you return, I think you may enjoy visiting the bar at Valley Kitchen or ordering a bottle of our signature swing wine straight to your room. Again, I thank you for choosing Carmel Valley Ranch and also thank you for your patience. Please let us know how we can make your next stay personal, gracious, and thoughtful.

Warm regards,

Giuseppe Lama
Managing Director
Carmel Valley Ranch

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

feels like you are far far away....peaceful, authentic, happy. adventures, activites, experiences were unlike anything else. staff was perfectly friendly and professional.
only negative comment - rooms recently redone. was in the 300's. still felt a bit 'old'. there's an elegance missing in the suites, that does exist in the lodge, at the pool, at the spa etc.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled on business
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CVRManager, Managing Director at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Dear G8832NEkellys,

Thank you for choosing and taking the time provide a thoughtful review of Carmel Valley Ranch. The words you mention in your review are music to my ears. We are delighted that you had an experience unlike anything else you have experienced before. I am pleased to share with you that we are currently in the process of updating our suites and some of the enhancements are scheduled for as early as next month. We hope you will join us in the future and hope to exceed your expectations. Please let us know how we can make your next stay personal, thoughtful, and gracious.

Warmest regards,

Giuseppe Lama
Managing Director
Carmel Valley Ranch

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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

My friends and I visited CVR for the first time this weekend and we can't wait to go back. It is an amazingly beautiful place. The service was great too. Chef Tim Woods took great care of us. The director of fun Kristin was so helpful.

Stayed: December 2017, travelled with friends
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CVRManager, Managing Director at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Dear Kelly,

Thank you for taking the time to provide a thoughtful review of Carmel Valley Ranch. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay and are looking forward to returning soon. As managing director, to hear that Chef Tim Wood and Kirsten provided personal and thoughtful care during your stay truly makes my day.

We truly cannot wait to welcome you back to our 500-acre playground for another stay full of fun, play, and relaxation. Please feel free to let us know how we can make your next stay personal, thoughtful, and gracious.

See you soon,

Giuseppe Lama
Managing Director
Carmel Valley Ranch

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Kids loved: pool, hot tub, goats, chickens, bees, food, and they wanted to do all the classes! But the main thing they looked forward to were the daily evening s'mores.

We loved: hiking, views from the room, service, drinks by the pool, and the many fire pits that seemed to be always going and where you could always get a seat.

We tried out all the restaurants -- golf club for breakfast, poolside for lunch, main lodge for dinner. All excellent.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
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CVRManager, Managing Director at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Dear Mcjhawar,

Thank you for choosing Carmel Valley Ranch and for taking the time out of your day to provide a thoughtful review of our 500-acre playground. Our mission at Carmel Valley Ranch is to exceed your expectations through personalization, thoughtfulness, and graciousness and it looks liked we met the mark during your stay. We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed our activities, amenities, and our signature s'mores each night. We hope you will join us again soon for another getaway full of play, relaxation, and rekindled spirits.

See you soon,

Giuseppe Lama
Managing Director
Carmel Valley Ranch

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Located a short ways down Carmel Valley Road, yet far enough from Carmel to be quiet, restful and not tourist overrun. Pleasant and spacious room with amenities, plus a view porch back patio, ultramodern bath, nice. Short walk to clubhouse / restaurant and bar. Lots of families with kids, we loved it. Plenty of space for all ages.

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Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank David B L
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CVRManager, Managing Director at Carmel Valley Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Dear David,

Thank you for choosing Carmel Valley Ranch and for taking the time out of your day to provide a personal review of our 500-acre playground. We are delighted to hear that you had a restful stay and enjoyed your room with back patio. We are happy to accommodate kids of all ages and hope you will find your fun and make time for play at The Ranch in the future. We hope to welcome you back and please be sure to check out our signature activities such as the Bee Experience.

Our mission at Carmel Valley Ranch is to exceed your expectations through personalization, thoughtfulness, and graciousness and we look forward to seeing you soon.

All my best,

Giuseppe Lama
Managing Director
Carmel Valley Ranch

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Additional Information about Carmel Valley Ranch

Address: One Old Ranch Road, Carmel, CA 93923-8579
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Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Carmel
#2 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
#3 Luxury Hotel in Carmel
#4 Family Hotel in Carmel
Price Range: S$511 - S$1,151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Carmel Valley Ranch 4*
Number of rooms: 144
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 
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