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Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel

4-star4 stars
One Old Ranch RoadCarmelCA93923United States of AmericaGreat location! See map

4-star resort in Carmel with 2 restaurants, 3 outdoor pools
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Great amenities
Great location
Great room
Delicious food
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Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel

from $350
  • Suite, 2 Double Beds (Ranch)
  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible (Ranch)
  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Ranch)
  • Suite (Garland)
  • Suite (Hilltop Ranch)
  • Suite (Hilltop Garland)
  • Studio, 1 King Bed (Santa Lucia)
  • Studio, Bathtub (Vineyard Oak)
  • Studio, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Santa Lucia)

About Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel

Carmel Valley Ranch is located 1.5 miles from the Chateau Julien Winery in Carmel, Calif. Laguna Seca Raceway is five miles from the ranch.

Hotel Features.
Carmel Valley Ranch is surrounded by the forests of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Dining options include modern California cuisine sourced with local ingredients at The Lodge Restaurant at Carmel Valley Ranch, coastal ranch cuisine at Clubhouse Restaurant and Bar, and deli-style lunches at the Ranch House Cafe. The ranch features an adults only infinity pool, spa tub (ages 16+), and a family friendly junior Olympic sized swimming pool and spa tub, an outdoor shower, and splash zone. The golf course, designed by Pete Dye, is a 6,234-yard championship course and driving range. An onsite fitness center includes private yoga, meditation and Pilates instruction. Relax at the Spa Aiyana, which offers massages and various body treatments. The tennis club includes 6 hard and 2 clay courts, locker rooms, a sports court, and a pro shop. Hiking, biking and running trails wind through the ranch's 400-acre grounds. Guests appreciate the Ranch Hands Kids Camps for the little ones, designed by certified school teachers. The Adventure Kitchen, features home to hands-on cooking demonstrations and ongoing "Ranch Chef" competitions. Another unique amenity to the property is a sustainable four-acre pinot noir vineyard, year-round organic garden and chicken coop, and a world class bee apiary where guests can grab a protective suit and engage with the hives. Carmel Valley Ranch is a smoke-free property.

The property offers suites with balconies or patios, fireplaces, sofa beds and separate dining areas. All suites include bathrooms with slippers, as well as coffeemakers and mini fridges. Wireless Internet access is available for a fee. The resort can provide rollaway beds (surcharge). Room service is available (limited hours).

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 139 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 4 PM-1 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *

  • Children's club *


  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *

  • 2 per room


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free valet parking

  • RV/bus/truck parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Full breakfast (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf course on site
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 8
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Number of spa tubs - 2
  • Steam room
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 8
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Fireplace
  • Patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The 10,500-square-foot Spa Aiyana offers three VIP double spa treatment suites with fireplaces, eight deluxe spa treatment rooms, and a manicure and pedicure salon. The spa menu incorporates fresh herbs, botanical extracts, and floral, aromatic and herbal oils. Services include massage, body, facial and couples treatments. The three double suites can be connected for private events. Spa Aiyana’s wellness program encourages guests to interact with nature by enjoying hiking, meditative walks, and yoga on the spectacular hilltop yoga platform. The outdoor Lodge pool, infinity jacuzzi, private cabanas, and fire pits adjacent to the Spa offer guests an ideal relaxation environment.


The Lodge Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel’s small print

Also known as

  • Carmel Valley Ranch
  • Carmel Valley Ranch Hotel
  • Ranch Carmel Valley
  • Carmel Valley Hotel
  • Carmel Valley Ranch Hotel Carmel
  • Carmel Valley Resort


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or spa tub without adult supervision.

Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Resort fee: USD 38.68 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Pool access
  • Spa tub access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Newspaper
  • Faxes
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • In-room bottled water
  • Concierge/valet service
  • Self parking
  • Valet parking
  • Parking
  • Lending library access
  • Housekeeping
  • Additional inclusions

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 10 and USD 18 for adults, and USD 10 and USD 18 for children (approximately)

Children's club access is available for an extra charge

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 150.00 per pet, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Garland Ranch Regional Park (33-minute walk)
  • Laguna Seca Golf Club Ranch (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Carmel Beach (7.2 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Point Lobos State Reserve (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Andrew Molera State Park (16.1 mi / 25.9 km)
  • Hahn Winery Tasting Room (26.1 mi / 42 km)

Getting around

  • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) - 20 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 32 min drive
  • Salinas Station - 35 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free valet parking
  • RV, bus, and truck parking

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 127 reviews

Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel
ongoing construction
They are remodeling the property, which was accompanied with loud construction noise starting at 8 a.m. and lasting throughout the day. Food was terrible and expensive. Tennis courts are 30$ hourly fee for use. This is more of a corporate retreat center and not a hotel targeted toward families.
Angelika, us3 night trip
Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel
Loved it...going back for sure
Great for kids and pets.
Dylan, us2 night trip
Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel
Spectacular and relaxing resort
Amazing customer service and family friendly resort. Prices are well worth it for the quality R&R you get minus the crowds
Vishal, us5 night trip
Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel
Nice valley ranch
I chose the valley view garland suite, almost $600/night, for my family to enjoy the view and expected a wonderful stay. However, we got a room #233, the view was very limited. There were another building in front of our left corner and some big trees in front of our right corner. The view was blocked. The patio floor and couch were so dirty. Nobody would sit on the couch or stay on the patio to enjoy the view. That was an amzing valley ranch. The valley view was this up-charged suite all about. And it didn't come out well. We were very disappointed. Except the room condition, the entire resort is beautiful. The pool area, lobby and restaurants are good. We enjoyed a little hiking in the resort. Overall, the room condition and that limited valley view was a little disappointing. Good resort, though.
Stanly, us1 night trip
Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel
Adam and Eve in the garden of Carmel Eden
Comfort to a T. Perfectly dog friendly. They even share the dining room which was fun, they were better behaved than most children:) The golf course was spectacular and reasonably priced!
Charles, us2 night romance trip

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