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Carmel Valley Ranch

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2015

I am not sure quite where to begin on this review. Everything about the hotel should be 5 start however it absolutely is not and when trying to summarise it comes down to service and facilities. Firstly let me say that the room is fantastic. We stayed in a Garland Suite near the main reception and it was excellent. Huge...

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Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

If you've ever suffered through a corporate boondoggle at a mediocre location - you'll recognize how the Carmel Valley ranch provides a lovely alternative. First - beautiful meeting rooms that are mostly windows on to a private patio. Excellent beverage service during meetings (coffee could have been stronger but great tea selection). Simply the best food I've ever had at...

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Stayed for two nights following a stay in Vegas and San Francisco so it was a very welcome retreat. Loved the setting and the peaceful surroundings. We had a bluff suite which was spacious and well furnished. The bathroom was huge and luxurious. Lovely pool area. i had a spa treatment which was the daily special and it was suberb....

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Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

The resort and rooms are really nice. It is great that there are fireplaces that turn on with a simple press of a button. The breakfast food was good, but not a great variety of food on the kids menu and Buffett. Dinner was good. The resort was in a great area, with a good amount of shops and restaurants...

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1Thank Michael C
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Love this place. Been here several times and I enjoy it every time. Great rooms, great food, lots of activities if that is your gig. Note that the last time I went (March 2015) they were renovating, so half of the restaurant was shut down and we had to travel for breakfast. Sadly the rates weren't adjusted, so I didn't...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

Came across Carmel Valley Ranch on a search while we were staying in Monterey and decided to visit Valley Kitchen for breakfast. I wish we had discovered it earlier! Mom says those were the best huevos rancheros ever. My omelette was divine- shrimp and roasted tomatoes and deliciousness. Attentive service and a beautiful atmosphere. Well done.

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Hong Kong
Reviewed 4 August 2015

We went as a couple and enjoyed it - new rooms (make sure to get the newly renovated ones such the newest "VINEYARD OAK STUDIO WITH TUB") and a large and well-kept property with many activities. The service is ok - nice and efficient, but not exclusive or attentive. The resort shares some of the facilities with a local country...

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1Thank B_Shao
Montevideo, Uruguay
Reviewed 4 August 2015

We had an awesome time at the Valley Ranch. It's only 15 minutes from Carmel so you can have a nice stroll there before check in. Our room had an awesome view of the mountains, vineyard and golf course. If going with your couple make sure you get one of the rooms with the tub in the balcony, totally worth.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Where to start with this one... We checked in and were upgraded to a suite - nice. On arriving at the room ( 300 series) we were amazed to see it had a great view of a builders temporary compound with JCB and other vehicles straight off the balcony. We declined the room for obvious reasons. Reception could not have...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Excellent resort near lovely Carmel. Great large rooms, spotlessly clean and stylish, comfortable decor. Extra great housekeeping service that go the extra steps to make sure you are comfortable. Very nice pool with nice cafe. Great other restaurants. Good children's program in the day or evening which conveniently frees up parents (extra cost). Many activities offered for adults and kids....

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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
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  • 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
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • 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: $555 - $1,057 (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
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#1 Business Hotel in Carmel
#2 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
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“Some rooms had hot tubs, or jacuzzi baths, or patios. Large restaurants and meeting areas. Top Notch food and wine too!”
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“A Vineyard Studio is the perfect size for a couple, and the Bluff Suites offer great views.”
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