This fabulous estate has not been maintained to the standards that their prices reflect.
We checked into a $300 per night room and seemed to be the only people on the entire property. Lots of horses but the only person we saw was, Michelle,the manager who checked us in. Michelle was very welcoming and easy to communicate with but the facility itself left much to be desired. The paddock house that we stayed in was very dated, and not cleaned properly prior to our arrival. The front porch swing was so dirty we couldn't sit on it. The windows and screens so dirty you could hardly see out. The full kitchen which was available for our use had no ice and the comforter on the bed was missing it's duvet cover. The TV in our room was ancient and small.
The pool was dirty and unusable. We were told the filtration system was not functioning.
Many of these things can be overlooked given the beautiful setting but, the worst part was when we returned from dinner and realized that none of the smoke detectors in the building were working. Seeing this as a hazard and real safety issue, we packed up and went to a nearby resort and spa.
Stonepine Estate has great potential but needs a lot of updating, love and attention to detail to be worth the price they're asking. It looks as though it has not been functioning well for over 20 years.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Carmel Valley, Stonepine Resort is the perfect place for those seeking a destination vacation with amenities for the both the active enthusiast and those who just want to kick back and relax. There are 3 1/2 miles of trails for hiking and biking, tennis, croquet and horseback riding, along with many amenities for more leisurely entertainment. The estate is located only thirteen miles from picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea and one mile from Carmel Valley Village, a quaint artisan community with both fine and casual dining, a variety of art galleries, craft shops and numerous wine tasting rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Stonepine Estate Hotel Carmel Valley