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Carmel Valley Ranch

4.0 out of 5.0

Carmel Valley Ranch

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

great! could use a few bathroom amenities and extra towels so you don't have to call down also the patio needs to be swept and clean before each stay

What an amazing place! From catering to parents with children but not compromising anything for that romantic getaway this place had something for everyone! The property was gorgeous, the staff amazing and the activities available was nothing like I have ever experienced at a different hotel. If you have kids and want them to have activities outdoors using their creativity and energy all while you are able to play a round of golf or sit by the tranquil adults only pool and sip on a cocktail this place has it all. Would highly recommend for anyone and any special occasion. Food was fantastic and the property had something for all. The hike thru the vineyard up to the yoga platform was just so refreshing to have in your backyard while staying here. Location is very close to a Safeway and a perfect little breakfast and lunch place if you want to venture out and do a little shopping for the room. I just can not say enough great things about Carmel Valley Ranch. Book a room now, you will not be disappointed!

I didnt think we would use the tub on the patio but I ended up using it a few times during our stay, The grounds are gorgeous. They offer wonderful activists, tours and perks. The only thing that was disappointing was how they had run out or were running out of quite a few food items and beer.

A straightforward review with pros/cons: Expansive property, with plenty of amenities. The staff is friendly & helpful. I suggest tipping, as it seems as though they don't get tipped often. The beds are comfortable, and I like the fireplaces in the room. The tubs are big and the toiletries are ample & nice (quality). Room lighting is LED & not very "warm".Also, they are on a timer. I don't appreciate the bathroom light going out in the middle of my shower. I finished my shower in the dark, which was weird. I simply mumbled "I'm helping the energy crisis", while I tried to wash the shaving cream I had mistaken for shampoo out of my hair Check-in : pretty easy/convenient. The property is very large and is best suited for golf/activity mavens, more than a romantic getaway. Many kids. It is very overpriced in my opinion, as there is no minibar (yet there's a mini fridge?), & room service for 2 with no alcohol was comparable to a dinner for 3 w/ wine. sub-par food (caesar was romaine with dressing. Not even a crouton), no bread, & cheap diner salt/pepper packets & plastic cups. Not 4 star dining, room svc or not. Rooms aren't very sound-proofed. You will hear every step of your neighbor, and voices from below, above and outside. Fitness room is far. Would be nicer right next to the rooms for convenience sake. YOu must take a shuttle or drive, or plan to walk .7 miles. Not a terrible experience, but just way overpriced for what it is, and hidden charges everywhere.

user friendly well maintained staff is well trained intend a be a repeat guest and have recommended the hotel to my friends

Great hotel, beautiful grounds. Rooms are huge and well-decorated. Would recommend this hotel to anyone celebrating a special occasion.

Beautiful location and ground - stunning golf course and lots to do!

We stayed here a couple years ago for my wife's babymoon. The property is HUGE. Upon entering the gates, they ask for your name to match up with the reservation. They actually give you map and show you where you need to go. Checking in was a breeze, and they even have staff in golf carts to escort you where your room is located. If I have one regret, its that I didn't bring our labrador to enjoy this place with us. There are hiking trails all over the place, and truly a great place to get away from the hussle and bussle of the outside world. I would love to stay here again!

The hotel was perfect. In a great location, not far from the town of carmel. The best part were the hiking trails

Loved this place, it was very relaxing. The room was very comfortable. If you are looking to get away to an isolated, quiet place, this is it. There are lots of activities kids can attend. If you want to dine at their restaurant make sure you have a reservation in advance, other option is in room dining.

A quick stay, but very enjoyable. The grounds around the resort is beautiful and very relaxing, back to nature!

Delightful staff, vibrant bar/dining area, and terrific valley views.

Great Golf Course!! Room view was wonderful. However, the room was not equiped with silverware, napkins etc. Did have mini bar and free coffee or tea to include daily newspaper.

Great place to relax and enjoy the Carmel area.

We had a handicapped room which worked very well for us. We enjoyed the 2 rooms(bedroom and sitting room) Although it is a golf resort we enjoyed the quietness, greenery, and the deer outside our front door! The staff were very helpful and gave great information for the different sites we wanted to see. Most attractions were a good drive from the place. One downside for the handicapped room was the extended walk from our car to the room.

The Carmel Valley Ranch was a delight to stay in, the room was wonderful and the amenities were first class

The room was actually more like a townhouse with a living room, bar area, huge bathroom with a jacuzzi tub and a shower, an ironing closet, and a bedroom complete with a wood burning fireplace! There was also a balcony off the bedroom. The view was gorgeous. Staff were really courteous and went to great lengths to accommodate us and make us very happy and comfortable. They arranged in-room massages, and made sure that we knew where we would eat every meal. The deer, quail, wild turkeys, and other exotic birds made this a very special experience. This property is on a gorgeous golf course and is under going huge renovation which did not take away from the beauty or the splendor of the property on bit! After it is renovated, I'm sure the prices will go way up, so enjoy this relative bargain while you can!

The Carmel Valley Ranch was more than a hotel. It was an experience that most everyone should enjoy at least once. Situated a nice fifteen minutes from 17-mile drive, and Fisherman's Wharf; we could not have picked a better place. The room we had was huge; it had a Whirlpool bath and separate shower, a full living area, and a private spa outside. I would stay there again. We are actually returning next month.

One Old Ranch Road Carmel CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Carmel Valley Ranch places you 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Garland Ranch Regional Park. This 181-room, 4-star resort has 3 outdoor pools along with a golf course and a full-service spa.


Dining

Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Valley Kitchen, which specializes in local cuisine. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the resort and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start each morning off right with cooked-to-order breakfast served for a fee.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 42-inch a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a fireplace, a patio, and an iPod dock.


Property features

Carmel Valley Ranch features a golf course, a full-service spa, and 3 outdoor pools. Free valet parking is available if you drive. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and concierge services. Other amenities at this spa resort include a children's pool, a fitness center, and 2 spa tubs.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (with Shower)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed (Hilltop Ranch)

King 1 | Sleeps 5

Suite, Multiple Beds (Hilltop Ranch)

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Accessible (Ranch)

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Carmel Valley Ranch

Everyone (3) Couples (10) Family (5)
5
Partner Couples

great! could use a few bathroom amenities and extra towels so you don't have to call down also the patio needs to be swept and clean before each stay

By on Jun 3, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 7, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Ranch. We truly appreciate your feedback - I will be sure to pass along your comments to our Housekeeping Management Team to ensure our cleanliness is up to standard. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Until next time, wishing you all the best! Sincerely, Matt Bailey Managing Director

5
Everyone

What an amazing place! From catering to parents with children but not compromising anything for that romantic getaway this place had something for everyone! The property was gorgeous, the staff amazing and the activities available was nothing like I have ever experienced at a different hotel. If you have kids and want them to have activities outdoors using their creativity and energy all while you are able to play a round of golf or sit by the tranquil adults only pool and sip on a cocktail this place has it all. Would highly recommend for anyone and any special occasion. Food was fantastic and the property had something for all. The hike thru the vineyard up to the yoga platform was just so refreshing to have in your backyard while staying here. Location is very close to a Safeway and a perfect little breakfast and lunch place if you want to venture out and do a little shopping for the room. I just can not say enough great things about Carmel Valley Ranch. Book a room now, you will not be disappointed!

By , from Santa Clara on Sep 8, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 8, 2018

Dear Meghan, Thank you for taking the time to provide a personal review of Carmel Valley Ranch. We are absolutely thrilled to hear that you love The Ranch - more specifically our activity program, staff, and grounds! Our mission at Carmel Valley Ranch is to exceed your expectations through personalization, thoughtfulness, and graciousness and it looks liked we met the mark during your stay. We hope to welcome you back to The Ranch soon! Sincerely, Giuseppe Lama Managing Director Carmel Valley Ranch

4

outdoor tub is heavenly!

Everyone

I didnt think we would use the tub on the patio but I ended up using it a few times during our stay, The grounds are gorgeous. They offer wonderful activists, tours and perks. The only thing that was disappointing was how they had run out or were running out of quite a few food items and beer.

By on Jul 23, 2018

Review comment responded on Jul 24, 2018

Thank you for providing a personal review of Carmel Valley Ranch. We are pleased to hear that you overall enjoyed our 500-acre playground! I wanted to take the time to personally apologize for your restaurant experience. I will be sure to share your comments with our Food & Beverage Management Team as it is a great training opportunity. We truly value your feedback as it allows us to continuously improve here at The Ranch! Thank you again for your time. Sincerely, Giuseppe Lama Managing Director Carmel Valley Ranch

3

a bit overpriced, overlooked details

Everyone

A straightforward review with pros/cons: Expansive property, with plenty of amenities. The staff is friendly & helpful. I suggest tipping, as it seems as though they don't get tipped often. The beds are comfortable, and I like the fireplaces in the room. The tubs are big and the toiletries are ample & nice (quality). Room lighting is LED & not very "warm".Also, they are on a timer. I don't appreciate the bathroom light going out in the middle of my shower. I finished my shower in the dark, which was weird. I simply mumbled "I'm helping the energy crisis", while I tried to wash the shaving cream I had mistaken for shampoo out of my hair Check-in : pretty easy/convenient. The property is very large and is best suited for golf/activity mavens, more than a romantic getaway. Many kids. It is very overpriced in my opinion, as there is no minibar (yet there's a mini fridge?), & room service for 2 with no alcohol was comparable to a dinner for 3 w/ wine. sub-par food (caesar was romaine with dressing. Not even a crouton), no bread, & cheap diner salt/pepper packets & plastic cups. Not 4 star dining, room svc or not. Rooms aren't very sound-proofed. You will hear every step of your neighbor, and voices from below, above and outside. Fitness room is far. Would be nicer right next to the rooms for convenience sake. YOu must take a shuttle or drive, or plan to walk .7 miles. Not a terrible experience, but just way overpriced for what it is, and hidden charges everywhere.

By , from New York City on Feb 10, 2017

5

wonderful facility

Couples

user friendly well maintained staff is well trained intend a be a repeat guest and have recommended the hotel to my friends

By on Jul 6, 2015

5

beautiful hotel

Families

Great hotel, beautiful grounds. Rooms are huge and well-decorated. Would recommend this hotel to anyone celebrating a special occasion.

By on Apr 22, 2015

5

awesome place + you can take your dog

Families

Beautiful location and ground - stunning golf course and lots to do!

By on Feb 3, 2015

5

excellent location

Couples

We stayed here a couple years ago for my wife's babymoon. The property is HUGE. Upon entering the gates, they ask for your name to match up with the reservation. They actually give you map and show you where you need to go. Checking in was a breeze, and they even have staff in golf carts to escort you where your room is located. If I have one regret, its that I didn't bring our labrador to enjoy this place with us. There are hiking trails all over the place, and truly a great place to get away from the hussle and bussle of the outside world. I would love to stay here again!

By on Nov 21, 2014

4

carmel valley rance in

Couples

The hotel was perfect. In a great location, not far from the town of carmel. The best part were the hiking trails

By on May 13, 2013

4

great getaway location

Families

Loved this place, it was very relaxing. The room was very comfortable. If you are looking to get away to an isolated, quiet place, this is it. There are lots of activities kids can attend. If you want to dine at their restaurant make sure you have a reservation in advance, other option is in room dining.

By on Apr 8, 2013