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Carmel Valley Ranch

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Portland, Oregon
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

everything is special here: the location, the environment, the spa, the restaurant, the service, the staff etc..... this is our second visit here but we will return with no doubt. For those who would like to spend even a short vacation that's the place for a neverending memory

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Scotts Valley, California
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My husband and I had a lovely staycation at Carmel Valley Ranch! Paige was very helpful in arranging our accommodations and made sure we were well taken care of. Every detail of this place is truly amazing. They really go out of their way to make sure your stay is everything you were hoping for. You can't beat their views... More 

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California
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21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a wonderful place to escape to! We ended up at the Ranch last minute, right before Thanksgiving and I wish every vacation/staycation was as perfect. Our room was amazing, thank you to Kui & Dana! Who doesn't want to soak in a tub and look out over the valley?! There was a double sided fireplace where we sat all... More 

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

Dear Emily S, Thank you so much for spending your recent "staycation" with us here at Carmel Valley Ranch. Indeed, there is something truly memorable about enjoying a warm bath on your balcony in front of the fire as the fog retreats from Carmel Valley! We are so delighted that you enjoyed your brief reprieve and have shared your feedback... More 

New York City, New York
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33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everything about our stay was wonderful, even before we arrived. It's not easy coordinating rooms, meals and events when you're rolling with an entourage of 13. But thanks to the gracious and helpful concierge services, the spectacular rooms and property, and the fantastic array of restaurants and events, we had little left to do other than enjoy ourselves. And that... More 

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

Thank you Jodony, Our Ranch is indeed the perfect retreat for a multi-generational family, group of friends, or an "entourage of 13". There is definitely something for everyone. We really appreciate your comments as our team works very hard to ensure that everyone has a memorable stay here at the Ranch. We're delighted to know that on this occasion, all... More 

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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The property is huge and beautiful! We saw lots of deer and wild turkeys, and my room was up on the ridge so the view was gorgeous. The room, or suite rather, was lovely and comfortable. I appreciated the snacks and bottled water. I did leave the do not disturb sign on the door one day and the housekeeping staff... More 

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

Dear VC842, Thank you so much for your constructive feedback. We appreciate your comments and will share them in our on-going training. We're delighted to know that you enjoyed Chef Wood's cuisine, beautiful scenery and spacious rooms. We certainly hope to have the opportunity to serve you again one day. With gratitude, Thomas S Director of Rooms More 

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Carmel Valley Ranch could not be a more wonderful place, nestled as it is in the hills with stunning views. The room (225) was large and gracious, the amenities were generous and surprising, the staff was thoughtful, gracious, attentive, and helpful. We enjoyed dining in the restaurant as well. More than just beautiful accommodations, there was an impressive list... More 

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

Dear Michael T, Thank you so much for your recent celebration with us here at the Ranch! Your kind words have made our day! We will celebrate your comments with the team. "The Ranch is the Very best of what hospitality truly means" is about the best complement we have ever received here at Carmel Valley Ranch. We are truly... More 

Doha, Qatar
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116 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second visit to the Ranch and just as pleasant as the first. This time we plumped for a studio suite with a tub, and although it lacked the views of our previous visit, the fireplace and the seating area outside were just perfect. We breakfasted in the restaurant each day and the food was of a very high standard.... More 

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

Dear JoshMainka, Thank you for your comments about your room and dining experience. We're delighted to know that you enjoyed your time with us. I'm sorry to learn of the authorization being held longer than expected. It certainly is too long as it is normally cleared shortly after check out. Please let me know if you are still experiencing delays... More 

San Francisco, California
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155 reviews
146 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed three nights for business meeting - the meeting space was very good & the food was excellent. Rooms are large & lovely - my 1 bedroom suite with a premium view was very comfortable, although I didn't spend much time in the living room area as I enjoyed relaxing in a big comfortable chair by the gas fireplace in... More 

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

Dear SF94597, We are so appreciative of your review! Thank you for your insights about your experience. We're so happy to hear that you found our suite spacious and comfortable. Having been here for a meeting, we definitely encourage you to experience the Ranch with your family and friends as there is so much that you missed while working. We'll... More 

Boston, MA
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36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a Bluff Suite. Large room with a balcony overlooking street. Bath had spacious shower stall and tub. Housekeeping sometimes took til very late in the day, and never left a 2nd bathrobe for us. But they did a thorough job cleaning. Fireplace helped chase the chill during an unseasonably cold November but we had to keep the... More 

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

Dear MAVacationerBoston, Thank you for staying with us here at the Ranch! We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience for others to learn from. I'm sorry to hear that some of your service was slow. We appreciate you bringing it to our attention and will follow up with the team. Thank you! Thomas S Director of Rooms More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My room was in 300's on the golf course. It had a large bath, a nice bedroom, the fireplace was half in the bedroom/half outside on the deck. It was clean, quiet, easy to get in & out, had a great view, and the housekeepers were excellent. The bed was comfortable, and there were very nice amenities. The food was... More 

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

Dear Jay F, Thank you so much for your recent stay and wonderful review. The 300s or "Bluff Suites" generally offer some of the best views on property. Some of our Bluff Suites are right on the 11th fairway of our golf course so many guests like yourself enjoy sitting on the deck watching struggling golfers (like myself) try to... More 

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Amenities

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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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  • Suites
  • 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: £316 - £609 (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 Luxury Hotel in Carmel
#1 Business Hotel in Carmel
#2 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
#6 Family Hotel in Carmel
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“the suite above the reception are unique”
 of 5 bubbles carloz404, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Bluff suites have great views”
 of 5 bubbles ML0757, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get the wrap around balcony if you can”
 of 5 bubbles cherylr154, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Bluff view rooms with the outdoor tub are amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles emkemp, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We liked the bluff suites. These have large outdoor area, outdoor tub and a great log fire”
 of 5 bubbles lindaoliver, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
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