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One Old Ranch Road, Carmel, CA, 93923, United States of America, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.8 / 5Outstanding

Score breakdown (from 180 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.9
  • Service
    4.7
  • Comfort
    4.8
  • Condition
    4.8
  • Neighborhood
    4.7
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Enjoyed the tennis clinics and round robin. Excellent pro staff!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Dec 26, 2013
Linda
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Mostly good, but..."
Beautiful room and property, marred slightly by a non-working heater when we first arrived in our room. We sat shivering in front of a gas fireplace while waiting about 45 minutes for a repairman to arrive and fix the problem, which was caused by some sort of malfunction outside the room.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 3, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Beautiful rooms, excellent service, can't wait to go back!
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2 night trip Nov 22, 2013
Morgan
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice property in Carmel valley"
Beautiful 500 acre property near Monterey, Pacific Grove and Carmel. Very nice staff. Perfect weather
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 28, 2013
J
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Beautiful setting. Well maintained rooms."
Felt very welcome and staff was attentive to needs.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 27, 2013
Piper
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great mix of class and nature!"
What a great place! It's 10min from the ocean but feels like it's secluded in the woods. The lodge restaurant had great food as well. The hiking trail lets you get some breath taking views and we were even able to see three deer.
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Other trip Nov 12, 2013
Jay
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Beautiful and relaxing"
It was dark when we arrived, so it was a bit hard to find the turn off, but once we got beyond the gate, it was awesome. We stayed one night here, but wished we had time for more nights! The suite was huge and super comfortable and clean. There are about 4 lodges connected, but it's basically like your own apt. High ceilings, two tvs, a fireplace. The attendants bring you to your hotel room via golf carts, that's fun. The pool and hot tub are open 24/7 and no one was in it when we went, bonus. The bath had a separate tub and shower. I can't say much for the golf course, b/c I don't golf, but the views in the day time on the property are pretty. We ate brunch at the restaurant and ordered room service for dinner, I think the food was very delicious. Definitely worth it to stay here.
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1 night romance trip Oct 29, 2013
Jen
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Blamed Expedia"
We made this reservation months ago. We were given a room with two singles instead of a king in our reserved king suite. They blamed Expedia, saying my reservation was only a suggestion to them. We were also treated horribly by the young entitled staff. We will not go back. I would appreciate a reply from Expedia as to whether or not this is standard procedure, because if it is, we will hesitate to use them (you) in the future.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 8, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
We really enjoyed our stay and have resolved to return for a further stay in the no-too-distant future.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Oct 30, 2013
David R. Haigh
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Wonderful Respite"
Great multi-generational activities, adult pool plus pool at a different location for kids, great massage, golf, hiking and tennis! Will definitely be back.
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2 night trip Nov 1, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"1st Wedding Anniversary"
My husband and I decided to take a trip down to Carmel to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary. The Carmel Valley Ranch property is absolutely beautiful! We reserved a suite in the "bluffs" over looking the valley. We had a fireplace and a huge porch to have coffee on in the morning. The beds were comfortable, the staff super attentive and the spa- delightful.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 4, 2013
Mariel
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Beautiful location..beautiful setting...we enjoyed it very much.
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1 night trip Oct 31, 2013
Debbie K.
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Wonderful Hotel to Share our 10 year anniversary"
From the front gate personal, to the concierge, and everywhere in between this place was top notch. My wife and I choose to stay here for our 10 year anniversary and could not have been more satisfied. Our room was beautiful and the amenities where just as nice. I cant wait for another excuse to get back out to Carmel Valley Ranch.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 21, 2013
Mark
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Beautiful hotel near Carmel."
We lucked out finding this wonderful hotel on line. It was a great surprise to end up at such a lovely property. We loved everything about the place: the lodge with stunning dining room overlooking the beautiful pool and gardens/vineyards had excellent food and terrific service. Our bedroom with its outdoor deck and inside fireplace couldn't have been more comfortable.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 20, 2013
Bea
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Comfortable Luxury"
Between the rooms, the incredible food, plethora of activities and service that makes you feel like a VIP, this place is a must-stay. We'll be back, no question.
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1 night trip Oct 10, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent hotel!!!"
Stayed here after proposing to my girl, the stuff is very polite and kind. The rooms are large, bright, clean and very well equipped. Except the price (which worse it) - the hotel is excellent.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 8, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"What a fantastic place to stay!!!"
Everything was just fantastic. Great food. Great staff. Deer! The bee experience was the best.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 21, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Over the Top!"
This place was lovely; it was a truly enjoyable experience to stay here. The grounds were gorgeous, the staff were warm and accommodating and the suite was spacious, tastefully decorated and impeccable! We will definitely be back at least once a year!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 16, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Carmel Valley Ranch -amazing!"
We just recently went to CVR for a romantic special occasion weekend without the kids. We tried to decide between Bernardus and Carmel Valley Ranch. We are so glad we chose Carmel Valley Ranch! It was just renovated 4 years ago and is fresh and updated. The room that we stayed in -- Santa Lucia Suite -- was VERY large, and felt larger because of the high ceilings and the spectacular view of the mountains from our deck. We ended up eating at Marinus, the restaurant at Bernardus, and were so glad we didn't stay at Bernardus. While Bernardus is another "luxury" accomodation, it felt old and like a place your parents would have stayed in 10 years ago. By contrast, CVR was wonderful, open, and had so many activities to choose from. We chose to relax by the pool and enjoy the spa and it was quiet and relaxing. Would definitely come again!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 9, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Serene"
Such a beautiful location and we were lucky to have perfect weather. The staff were very accommodating and the room was great. We enjoyed the buffet breakfast at the lodge which was great value for money. This was a very brief stay, so we weren't able to take advantage of all the amenities, so would like to have stayed longer.
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2 night family trip Sep 5, 2013
Prueskee
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Wonderful spot for families"
First rate from moment we arrived. Elegant, inviting and friendly. Do not miss the bees. Wonderful for kids and adults. Will definitely come again.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 5, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
The concierge was especially nice, helpful, and warm.
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3 night business trip Aug 30, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice facility. Good views and temperate climate."
Dinner at the lodge had very, very slow service and would not recommend dinner there.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 1, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Incredible Hotel, Wow, Wow, Wow"
Incredible hotel in Carmel Valley - huge rooms/suites, incredible service from check in to free snacks in the room, smores by the fireplace. The pool and hot tubs were so great. The hotel is expensive but a real treat with its locations, views, garden, and impeccable service
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Aug 23, 2013
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Facilities are great but service was awful"
It took almost 45 minutes to get someone In room service to take an order. The restaurant Staff were not friendly at all specially To multicultural families. We speak several Languages and nor the guess or the staff was friendly at all. It was a very tense atmosphere For us. We will not return to this unfriendly and racist hotel.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 13, 2013
Ray
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Beautiful hotel, reminiscent of Auberge de Soleil"
This lovely hotel is in a truly spectacular setting. Everything is perfect, in fact, except the poorly trained restaurant staff. "Do you have a cheese plate?" "Yes" "what's on it?" "Cheese."
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 11, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"OK"
The children activities like trial walk in the morning is nice. The soap making $25 per person, 1hr a bit more, all talking, not interesting, everything is already made by the staff. Adults and kids just pour the liquid into the mold. Can't hand in much. No good Dinning, have to go out to eat. Area good and peaceful.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Jul 29, 2013
Katy
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"The finest setting anywhere."
This was my second stay at the Ranch, took my Mom this time and she loved it as much as I did. The setting is one of the most beautiful in the country and they make you feel totally pampered. Top tier service, great rooms and great food too. This is more pricey than my usual vacation budget, but well worth the extra cost. I will be back.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 13, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Very nice Hotel and Resort. Rooms are big and nice. Service at the restaurant has some room for improvement.. (Forgot to bring some items we requested)... Overall a good experience.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Jul 2, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Perfect Quiet Retreat"
My husband I were looking for a sunny and quiet place with fitness room, pool, hot tub, clean comfortable and nicely designed room, good service and healthy food. Plus close to the Corkscrew restsurant. We got 8 out of 10. The breakfast service was horrible and the egg white omelet was not even close to their sister hotel the Ventana's egg white omelet. The salads were large, excellent and served pool side in the cabana. The pool server was excellent 'Rigo' always ready to pour more ice tea. Our room was nice but faced the parking lot which was loud with people talking loudly when they walked by. The bathroom felt cavernous and sterile. It needed another piece of furniture to make it more inviting. I am concerned about the trees on the property. There is way too much lichen and fungus on them which is killing them. An arborist is needed immediately or the property will be barren. Thanks for a nice stay.
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Response by Carmel Valley Ranch
Hello Heidi, Thanks for your awesome review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time at The Ranch. In regard to the lichen, its actually a positive symbiotic relationship! Lichen is actually a sign of good air quality and returns nitrates to the soil which in-turn helps the trees. Cheers, Your Ranch Team
1 night romance trip Jun 24, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"This is the perfect getaway!"
Room was extra-roomy, bath was immaculate, large and relaxing. Staff was available on every hand to assist with anything we could imagine on the facility, or in the area. Every meal in the restaurant was superb! Seafood and steaks were incredible.This is definitely a repeat.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 26, 2013
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"carmel valley ranch"
a little high priced for what it is. Some of the units are far too removed from the main building and even though they will come and get you with golf carts as a shuttle, the grounds do not lend themselves to an outside experience. Restaurant prices were much too high.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 24, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Carmel valley perfect spa retreat"
Carmel Valley Ranch is set up like a small hotel. You greeted at check in by 2 front desk managers. Wanting to assist you with any request. There's an adult(16 n over) pool and kids pool location too. Restaurant in hotel is wonderful local ingredients . Rooms can be a bit of a walk but golf carts are there to drive you . Room appointments are wonderful with a fireplace , large bathrooms and mountain views.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jun 12, 2013
California dreaming
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"The Best Find in Carmel Valley Paradise"
From the moment we drove up and greeted so warmly, to a seat at the registration desk and help to our Room, the service was beyond our expectations. Our Suite was amazing as was the view - the quietness - the ease of driving in and out.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 4, 2013
Bon
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Exceeded Our Expectations"
It was a perfect getaway for our 8-year old son's spring break. He spent hours outside swimming in the kids' pool, hiking and playing ping pong. Quality of service was amazing, and everyone was helpful. Upon check-in, we were given a room upgrade, which was a nice surprise. We're already talking about going back later this year.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Mar 29, 2013
The Sabos
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Best Place EVER."
I can't say enough about this place. Our family traveled from San Diego to San Francisco and spent two nights at the Carmel Vally Ranch. Once there, we didn't want to move. Ever. The staff at the Ranch are wonderful, warm, and sincerely helpful. They want you to have a complete get-away. The details here are amazing, from the nightly smores making to the morning hikes. We took advantage of many offerings...morning hike (fantastic, knowledgeable leader Andy), kids' babysitting (our kids didn't want to leave), kids' pool, tennis lessons (once again, kids didn't want to leave), bee-keeping (yes, you can even learn something while here), and the spa (AMAZING experience). From the tree swings to the genuine kindness of the staff and beauty all around, we will be returning to this destination. For sure.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Mar 20, 2013
Lisa
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Wonderful all-inclusive spa resort, plenty to do, or just relax and do nothing but read....Expensive, so save this for a special treat!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Mar 17, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Ideal getaway...with s'mores."
This place was all we hoped for. Excellent amenities, attentive but not intrusive staff, beautiful grounds and facilities, great food. It's close to some truly beautiful places, but we ended up staying on the property the whole time...it was a perfect retreat away from the rest of the world. Plus s'mores.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Mar 2, 2013
B&M
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great place! I will come again!"
I loved this hotel. It was perfect fir my family. I have young children and CVR was so accommodating to us all. We had a lovely vacation here!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Feb 19, 2013
Genny
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
A wonderful resort with so many activities to offer. Restaurant is top notch and service is friendly and attentive. Beautiful views and extremely romantic. We can't wait to return.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Feb 14, 2013
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Comfortable but overpriced"
Comfortable and clean hotel but overpriced. Didn't feel it meets the standard you expect for a close to 500 USD per night hotel.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 16, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Best resort I've ever stayed in"
I went to the Carmel Valley Ranch with a friend in November. The minute I arrived, I knew I had picked the right place. The lobby was beautiful, leading right into a restaurant that had a huge and warm fireplace blazing away. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, and the room was incredible--had great views, a nice living room, and a sizable and comfortable bedroom with a fireplace. The infinity jacuzzi was also great, along with the s'mores you could cook up at night. The atmosphere is friendly, non-pretentious, but also incredibly scenic and upscale. Only bummer: didn't get a chance to meet Roxy! I can't wait to go back, and recommend this place to anyone (single person, couples, family) who wants to get a good idea of the beauty and serenity of Carmel and Carmel Valley.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 25, 2013
Andrew
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Fantastic getaway weekend plus"
Truly one of the best hotel experiences I have ever had. In visits to over 50 countries this one captures more of the qualities of a great hotel experience than any I have been in. It's very relaxed, spacious, and set in a great natural setting. Great food, beautiful scenery, really nice spacious rooms. Rooms have everything you need and nothing you don't. I really never wanted to leave the area/resort. Two fitness centers, pools, a spa, and beautiful hot tubs. Service was great while not being superficial like you find in some 5 star places. The sincerity of the people working there- not to mention the attention to detail in every aspect of the place- shines through. I had breakfast/dinner 3 times here and every meal was great. They have a limited but superb menu and a very nice wine list featuring lots of great local wines, and the usual suspects from Napa, etc. Honestly I can't wait to go back. It was slow season while I was there so I found it peaceful...perfect for my needs while working on a book and some personal projects. Carmel Valley has a wide array of things to do (both indoors and outdoors) and of course Carmel-by-the-Sea, Pebble Beach, Monterey, and Big Sur are all within easy driving distance. Lots of nice places in paradise but this is a true California gem.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 16, 2013
SteveH
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Amazing stay proposed to my now fiance at big sur located 20 minutes from resort. Beautiful room with great rooms and staid inthe least expensive one. Staff was friendly and the room was very clean. Enjoyed every minute will definitely be back in the future
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2 night business trip Jan 9, 2013
gary
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Lovely and relaxing"
It was a fabulous resort and we would definitely return.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 10, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Very nice hotel"
the suite is very nice with great view, good service ... everything is perfect!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Dec 20, 2012
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"FAB for a Retreat!"
Will definitely go back! GREAT Room & Bathroom. Super grounds. A bit farther from the downtown of Carmel, but it made a GREAT rainy weather retreat!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 6, 2012
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"I'll be going back to The Ranch"
We loved our stay. Beautiful setting, very comfortable suites!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 29, 2012
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Beautiful location. Great amenities ."
Great romantic get away.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Nov 19, 2012
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"My Birthday trip"
What a great property, food, staff, pools, fitness room all great! The restaurant seemed to be overwhelmed saturday the October 20, the food came out of the kitchen very slowly. The lamb was excellent, the steak was OK. Excellent wine list
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Oct 19, 2012
A Traveler
US
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