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
"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. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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
"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
"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
"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. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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
"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
"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. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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
"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
"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
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
"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
"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. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"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. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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 futureGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lovely and relaxing"
It was a fabulous resort and we would definitely return.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice hotel"
the suite is very nice with great view, good service ... everything is perfect!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"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
"I'll be going back to The Ranch"
We loved our stay. Beautiful setting, very comfortable suites!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful location. Great amenities ."
Great romantic get away.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"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 listGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Luxurious, peaceful retreat"
Fabulous and top of the line touches, because it was for a special occasion the staff arranged for a complimentary bottle of bubbly and chocolate covered strawberries, plus, we were upgraded to a corner suite. Can't say enough how delightful the whole experience was.Genuine Expedia guest review
"The spa was excellent"
We spent a couple of days and had several spa appointments. The treatments were excellent. The food at the Lodge Retsaurant was outstanding! The suite was comfortable and the grounds well kept. We saw deer and turkey.....overall excellence.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
What a great place to relax and enjoy nature's beauty while also having fantastic amenities and service. The rooms are fabulous and the dining options are terrific. Loved the fireplace in my room every morning!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place for a luxurious, romantic retreat"
Beautiful setting, outstanding food and service. We loved the "Huff and Puff" hike and seeing the deer and wild turkeys on the land. I wish we had planned to stay longer. The only negative: the rooms are expensive!Genuine Expedia guest review
I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone that wants a getaway. it had great workout facilities, peaceful setting, and great food in the restaurant. My only complaint is that i stayed only a day! next time, we will stay for a week!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"A wonderful place that I will visit again"
I came with a really close friend from London.we had a wonderful time at Carmel Valley Ranch, wonderful location and great fresh food. just wished i could stayed longer!Would highly recommend it.KateGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A real find"
The Carmel Valley Ranch was just lovely. The rooms all overlook the valley; the lavender fields filled the air with a beautiful fragrance. Even the wild turkeys walking around contributed to the "away from it all" atmosphere. The restaurant (for dinner) was excellent. Would definitely come back. Found it through Hotels.comGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Stunning room and views"
Stunning room and grounds. This hotel is geared towards golfers and retirees. The restaurant closed early (10PM) as did room service at the same time. When we left the restaurant we had to wait 30 minutes for a ride to our room since no one was around. There was another person who had to wait for the valet, who ended up being our guy so he had to wait […] even longer....More staff please .... All in all, this hotel was gorgeous, relaxing, and I would recommend to those who want something special. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Sunnier weather than Carmel yet just 12 mins away"
Very beautiful property, lots of hiking space and activities, spa, pool. Great views and warmer, better weather than Carmel. Really convenient to Carmel, where we went 4 times for Bach Festival concerts. Will definitely return, perhaps next year. Note that there is a daily Resort Fee of $25, in addition to the hotel charges.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful place, you will never want to leave!"
Friendly unpretentious staff. Loved Roxy the dog. Beautiful jacuzzi perfect temp. Love that it is open 24/7!~ Pool was lovely. Fire Pits are great. Service and food at the restaurant... completely wonderful. Peaceful fun atmosphere. The seasonal moths, while pretty were a bit much to deal with they were abundant and everywhere. Rooms are peaceful, inviting, […] sleeping is luxurious. We had a short stay next time it will be longer. But...Pricey especially when this site adds a fee. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great resort for the family or couples"
The hotel is in a great location and offers a large amount of amenities for couples and families. The only issue I have are the prices. It's a bit overpriced (rooms, drinks, meals, etc.) for what you're actually getting.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel is definitly nice, but lotzs of problems. Check-in is not good and at 4 o'clock which is unacceptable. Several employees/concierge and 2nd check in person, but people have to sit and wait??? I called to say we were coming for the night to attend a 3:30 wedding in the area and could we check in early. Nothing went well. next morning we ate […] breakfast in the restaurant, service not good and food cold.Told the waitress and yes she would have heated, but didn't or even bring us an extra "cookie". we won't go back. They are trying to bean expensive t hotel and are no where near there that level. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Avoid the Crush and Head Inland"
Amazing place that could work for anyone's agenda...work, family, romantic getaway or just "don't want to be in the crush of Carmel". Beautiful rooms. great service, fab xtras like a "beekeeper's class" and guided hike not to mention the ever-ready 'smores, all combine to make certain that your needs are met no matter what your agenda. Staying here […] makes you feel brilliant that you aren't wrestling the throngs in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Eat at the on0site restaurant and drive in to Pacific Beach for Il Vecchio. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We were upgraded to a 3 room suite which was nice. Great view. Peaceful setting. Hotel has a very family friendly atmosphere so be aware if you are not bringing the family. Great spa. Service at main lodge restaurant was lacking. Mother's day brunch at the gulf club wasn't good. Among other things, the pancakes were stale and the fresh crab was frozen, […] literally. Other than that, we had a great time relaxing and enjoy the grounds. Worth our hotel.com special price. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Carmel Valley Ranch"
The Carmel Valley Ranch has beautiful and well-appointed rooms and exceptional grounds with an elegant pool and spa. Unfortunately the quality of the food is underwhelming and the dining service is poor. The wait staff tries hard but do not appear to be well trained, and the sommelier was very unhelpful. It was apparent to us that there was really no […] one in charge of the dining room. But most incredibly, they were unable to accommodate us (paying guests of the hotel) for breakfast or even lunch because they had booked diners who were not guests of the hotel. It is difficult to understand why they would not set aside table space for their own overnight guests, or at least inform us of the oversight at check-in. We would not have booked a room had we known that we could not eat breakfast in the resort. The ranch is a little remote - so it is not as though you can step across the road to find an alternative. If you like a tranquil setting with fine rooms, pool and spa facilities - Carmel Valley Ranch is lovely. If you were “food people” who appreciate professional dining service - we would not recommend Carmel Valley Ranch. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Carmel Valley Ranch family friendly"
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The grounds are beautiful, room large and comfortable, and the staff was efficient. We will return.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was a very relaxing place to stay, we had smores at the lodge in the rain and then soaked in the hot tub. The only bad part was being woke up twice before checkout by the staff because of a mis-communication in room numbers.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Fantastic Carmel gateway"
Comfortable and luxurious suite with private balcony. Two has fireplaces and very nice restaurant and superb spa facilities and staff. great value for two to five night gateway. Do it.Genuine Expedia guest review
"peace and quiet"
loved the quiet setting. breakfast was nice. remark- able number of small children there but it was probably due to the holiday weekend. did the beekeeping talk and loved it. would definitely go again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Carmel Valey Ranch-an oasis"
We had a fantastic experience at Carmel Valley Ranch. The room was beautiful, spacious and clean. The staff was always friendly, helpful and very quick. The grounds are extensive and lovely and the food deliciousGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Outstanding resort and spa. Everything is very new. Outstanding service from the whole staff. Quiet, private, peaceful, out of the way. Very close to Carmel by the Sea, Point Lobos National Park, Pebble Beach. We live about an hours drive away. It was the perfect weekend getaway for my wife and me. Room was spacious and comfortable with great views […] . Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"An Oasis in the Forest"
Modern yet traditional, luxurious yet rustic, the Carmel Valley Inn is an elegant oasis in a peaceful forest setting! From the infinity hot tub to smores by the fire, this resort provides the perfect combination of cozy and opulant. I can't wait to go back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Family-friendly, pet-friendly, people-friendly...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The only thing positive we have to say about this place is the location - Carmel Valley is stunning.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I stayed here for a day for Christmas vacation and loved it. The resort is located in a quiet Carmel valley 15 minutes away from beautiful white sand beaches. When I went there to check in, the hotel upgraded my room from Santa Lucia suite to 800 Square feet suite for FREE. All staffs are super nice and greet you everywhere you go. Concierge recommended […] me a great restaurant around there and loved the meal too. Room is very spacious and clean. There are so many activities such as hiking, yoga and etc. so plan the trip ahead if you have any activity that you would like to do as a couple. Overall Two thumbs up. I am definitely going back there soon. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great room, kind of a hike"
Lovely accommodationsGenuine Expedia guest review
This was such a nice surprise. I thought the hotel would be nice, but it was much nicer than expected. The room was very spacious, and the bathroom was HUGE! The fireplace in the room was a nice touch. The fitness center was equipped with a variety of free weights (more than most hotels I've stayed) and everything was new and very well maintained. All […] staff were more than nice and helpful. We had breakfast and dinner on the property and both meals were fresh and delicious. The walks were beautiful and very romantic. I cannot say enough good things about the property, and I cannot wait to go there again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great choice if you are going with family. Very Impressed!"
Only 15 minutes from carmel, in my opinion this is a fantastic choice if you are going with your family. Weather is nicer than in carmel. Bernardus lodge is near and u can have a great dinner at marinus. Hotel / Resort is very nice with good activities.Genuine Expedia guest review
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