Carmel Valley Ranch

One Old Ranch Road, Carmel, CA, USA

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18.5
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  • Rooms19
  • Public Spaces19
  • Service18.5
  • Overall18.5
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Hotel Description

To a certain type of traveler, the fact that San Franciscans seem so focused on migrating northward, to the Napa and Sonoma valleys, makes California’s Central Coast all the more appealing. Among them, apparently, is the partnership of investor John Pritzker and the Joie de Vivre boutique-hotel chain; together they’ve bought the aging, genteel Carmel Valley Ranch, complete with golf and tennis club, and turned it into a thoroughly modern luxury resort.

It’s just three hours south of San Francisco — much closer if you’re coming from Silicon Valley — and the location, a few miles inland from the still-sleepy town of Carmel, is nothing short of idyllic. The hundred-plus suites are looking quite contemporary, though they never sacrifice comfort for looks; private decks, offering far-ranging views of the estate, are universal, and tubs and fireplaces come in quite handy on cool coastal nights.

The food down south isn’t any less thoughtful or tasty than it would be in the northern wine country — Tim Wood is a veteran of the greater Bay Area culinary scene, and he knows his way around the Monterey Peninsula’s local ingredients. Tennis and golf are on the agenda, of course, as is a fitness center, a smattering of pools, and more outdoor activities than you can shake a stick at, from hot-tubbing to hiking and beyond.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 139 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Yoga

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Credit card deposit (1 night including tax) required at time of booking.

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4pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Hilltop Ranch Suite - 1 King Bed (ADA)

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  • Studio - 1 King Bed

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  • Garland Suite- 1 King Bed

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    • 1 King Bed
    • 1100 ft²/102 m².
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  • Hilltop Garland Suite-1 King Bed

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    • 1 King Bed
    • 1100 ft²/102 m².
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  • Carmel Suite - 2 King Bedrooms

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    • 2 King Beds
    • 1200 ft²/111 m².
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  • Live Oak Suite

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    • 1200 ft²/111 m².
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  • Carmel Suite - 1 King & 2 Double Beds

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  • Santa Lucia Suite- 1 King Bed

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    • 650 ft²/60 m².
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  • Santa Lucia Suite - 1 King Bed (ADA)

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    • 650 ft²/60 m².
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  • Vineyard Oak Studio

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    • 700 ft²/65 m².
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    • bathtub
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    • 1 King Bed
    • 700 ft²/65 m².
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  • Estate Suite-1 King Bed

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    • 1 King Bed
    • 800 ft²/74 m².
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  • Hilltop Ranch Suite- 2 Double Beds

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Double Beds
    • 800 ft²/74 m².
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  • Hilltop Ranch Suite- 1 King Bed

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    • 800 ft²/74 m².
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  • Ranch Suite- 2 Double Beds

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    • 2 Double Beds
    • 800 ft²/74 m².
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  • Ranch Suite- 1 King Bed

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    • 1 King Bed
    • 800 ft²/74 m².
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  • Ranch Suite - 1 Double Bed

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    • 1 Double/Full Bed
    • 800 ft²/74 m².
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  • Ranch Room - 1 Double Bed (ADA)

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    • 1 Double/Full Bed
    • 800 ft²/74 m².
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  • Ranch Suite- 2 Double Beds (ADA)

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    • 2 Double Beds
    • 800 ft²/74 m².
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  • Hilltop Ranch Suite - Outdoor Tub

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    • 1 King Bed
    • 800 ft²/74 m².
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  • Hilltop Ranch Suite - Outdoor Tub (ADA)

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    • 800 ft²/74 m².
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  • Vineyard Suite - 1 King Bed

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    • 815 ft²/75 m².
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Credit card deposit (1 night including tax) required at time of booking.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

12pm

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