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Carmel Valley Ranch

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Why We Love It

  • The AAA 4-Diamond family-friendly resort spreads over 500 acres in the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains
  • Spacious guest rooms are styled in tranquil hues, with cozy fireplaces, patios, massive bathrooms with deep soaker tubs, and complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Kid-friendly amenities include a designated Splash Zone area in the pool, easy hiking trails and beekeeping lessons
  • Adult-friendly amenities include a modern spa facility and a Pete Dye designed 18-hole golf course
  • Guests with cars will find themselves 10 minutes from Carmel-by-the-Sea and 45 minutes from Big Sur

“Slick, contemporary haven” -- Fodor's

Map & Directions

Our Deal Experts recommend renting a car to take full advantage of area attractions. Carmel Valley Ranch is an hour's drive from San Jose International Airport and a two-hour drive from both San Francisco International Airport and Oakland Airport.

Rooms & Rates

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Sturdy oaks with swings, graceful weeping willows and sweeping valley views can be spied at every turn at theAAA 4-Diamond Carmel Valley Ranch, perfect for a romantic getaway or a relaxing family retreat.

The concierge has a wealth of activities to choose from when tailoring day-trips and outings for guests, like nature hikes, beekeeping lessons, horseback trails, mountaintop yoga or tennis lessons. However be warned, gratuities will be automatically billed to the room. Alternatively adults can opt keep themselves busy at the modern spa, 18-hole golf course or adults-only infinity pool, while kids make use of the pool's designated Splash Zone.  

An the onsite restaurant, chef Tim Wood pairs food grown in the onsite organic garden, with wine from the resort's vineyard, or guests can venture to any of the surrounding wineries and sample varietals there, or bring a bottle to the outdoor fire pit and sip while stargazing. 

From the press:
  • "Slick, contemporary haven with Brazilian walnut floors, custom woodwork, and floor-to-ceiling windows that open to stunning valley views" -- Fodor's



  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Pool bar
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm

Pets: Pets allowed

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 12pm

Know Before You Go

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


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 18 for adults, USD 10 and USD 18 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 150.00 per pet, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 31.58 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Spa tub access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • 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

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

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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