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Mission Ranch
Ranked #10 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Hong Kong, China
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88 reviews
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Reviewed 5 February 2012

I loveeeeeee Mission Ranch, the amazing view alone wins! We had breakfast buffet there early in the morning before we headed out for our hike. They had a wide range of selections, very standard but in high quality (sausage, eggs, turkey, fruits... etc., you name it). I'd definitely go again just for the entire experience, server was great, and it was very romantic.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 February 2012

The staff at Mission Ranch are very, very accomodating and the room was clean and comfortable. So enjoyed the serenity of watching the sheep in the pasture from the deck off our room. Can't wait to go back.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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San Rafael, California
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

The Mission Ranch is a very special property that we have been staying at for many years. We used to visit allot when the rooms were shabby but cheap. The upgraded rooms are very nice and worth the price for the area. However, the motel rooms are very dark with no viiew. I would stay somewhere else if you can only afford the motel rooms & come to enjoy brunch or a cocktail on the outdoor patio.
There is nowhere else in the Monterey area where you will get the view across the meadow to Point Lobos- there are no buildings in your view so you can imagine what it was like before it became a tourist area. The Mission Ranch is not close to town, its about a 20 minute walk into Carmel and its dark at night with no streetlights. The resturant at the Ranch is expensive so we usually have one meal there and then walk to Rio Grill or into Carmel for the other nights. Its a nice expereince to walk with a flashlight on quiet roads and enjoy the stars.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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California
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

When we're in Carmel, this is where we stay. We love the spacious, clean rooms and the spectacular views off the coast.This is a refined-rustic place, like an upscale family camp. In the Meadowview four-plex your backyard is the sheep pasture. Such a delight to look out from your window or deck and watch those "little guys" nibbling on grass and hear the occasional ba-a-a-h-ing sounds with the ocean just beyond.
Breakfast is just good, basic continental. Nice pastries, milks and juices, fresh fruits, cereals etc.
We recently stayed in all that was available-out of a last minute necessity- in the Farmhouse upstairs, up front. Because of its exposure, it's too hot in some afternoons and you feel fairly exposed to all the people passing through the parking lot. Whereas the Hayloft-also a last minute booking- was a great large room, large bath -very private. Less money than a room in the Four-plex. Note, they all have fairly small televisions. So, if you're a big fan of the large screen...this may not be the place for you.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Studio City, California
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

We stayed at Mission Ranch on Christmas and the 26th on our way to Post Ranch. The rooms are not fancy but well equipped and comfortable. We stayed in two different rooms so we got a good idea overall. Beautiful grounds and the view of the ocean is amazing. Sheep were grazing right out our door. Nice restaurant. It is situated right in the middle of a wealthy neighborhood so it is very quiet away from the town. The employees were terrific and very friendly. We would definitely stay again. We really like the fact that Mr. Eastwood preserved this amazing spot.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

The property is gorgeous - absolutely gorgeous. Thank goodness for GPS, as the property would have been difficult to find in the dark for the first time - but what a find.

From our cottage deck - you could see a panoramic view of the sheeps' meadow and Pebble Beach in the background. Speaking of the grounds, they are impeccably gorgeous - really the pictures do not do it justice. The room decor in the cottage was indeed a little dated, but clean and very comfortable with a large fireplace.

It is very easy to see why the onsite restaurant is so popular. Although the live music and ambiance indoors was very appealing, we elected to sit outside on the patio, next to the large outdoor fireplace. We took our time to enjoy the evening - what an exquisite meal!

Nearby - The city and beach of Carmel are only minutes away. The 16mile drive around Pebble Beach is incredible and worth the price of admission..

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Mountain View, Arkansas
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

My wife and I stayed three nights at Mission Ranch during our trip to the Monterey peninsula in November. I could not have been more satisfied with our stay. Our room was in the Main Barn with a king bed. The rate was very reasonable for Carmel. The location appealed to me because it feels like it is out in the country with the meadow and the ocean with Point Lobos in the distance. Yet it is within five minutes from Ocean Avenue in downtown Carmel.

The place has a relaxing ambiance about it. The history is very interesting as well. The old white buildings with the green trim just have a clean look. Their continental breakfast is in the tennis center a short walk from the rooms. The breakfast selections were adequate and met our needs.

There is no other place that I would consider staying in Carmel than Mission Ranch. Carmel has a unique atmosphere and to me Mission Ranch offers a relaxing feel that just adds that much more to the experience of Carmel.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mission Ranch

Property: Mission Ranch
Address: 26270 Dolores St, Carmel, CA 93923-9215
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Carmel
#5 Family Hotel in Carmel
#10 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 31
Also Known As:
Mission Ranch Carmel California

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