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Get an overview of this hotelAll-suites resort in Carmel Valley foothills

Expedia Insiders' Select Winner 2015

Popular property highlights

Free parking
Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Swimming pools

Close to winery

Oaks and gracious weeping willows dot the 500-acre grounds of this 4-star resort, set within 2 miles of Chateau Julien Winery and within 7 miles of Carmel-by-the-Sea and Laguna Seca Raceway.

Leisure options

Carmel Valley Ranch guests enjoy a Pete Dye designed 18-hole championship golf course and driving range, 8 court tennis complex, 3 outdoor salt water swimming pools, scenic hiking and running trails, full-service spa, and 2 restaurants to choose from.

Soaking tubs

Spacious suites at Carmel Valley Ranch feature fireplaces and private decks. Bathrooms provide separate showers and soaking tubs, and nightly turndown service is available.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Set on 500 acres in the Carmel Valley foothills, the lushly landscaped Carmel Valley Ranch is seven miles from Carmel-by-the-Sea and 14 miles from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Chateau Julien, 1.5 miles from the resort, offers daily winery tours.

The ranch offers 4,500 square feet of meeting space and 3,200 square feet of outdoor patio space. A 24-hour business center is also available. Three sundrenched outdoor salt water swimming pools are the perfect place to relax. 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 Carmel Valley Ranch offers many recreational amenities and activities for all ages. Play a round at the Carmel Valley Ranch Gold Course, an 18-hole championship golf course and driving range, designed by Pete Dye. Guests can also get a workout in at the fitness center featuring state of the art equipment or play a match at the eight court tennis complex, that includes seven resurfaced hard courts, two clay courts, and a sport court. Scenic hiking and running trails are found throughout the 500 lush acres of resort grounds.

After a breakfast at the Lodge Restaurant, spend an afternoon relaxing at Spa Aiyana, offering a full menu of treatments. Guests appreciate the unique activity offerings at the Carmel Valley Ranch, such as the Ranch Hand Kids Camps. Designed by certified school teachers, Ranch Hand Kids Camps strive to inspire and initiate unforgettable experiences for the little ones. Adults can enjoy activities at The Adventure Kitchen, offering home to hands-on cooking demonstrations and ongoing "Ranch Chef" competitions. Other unique features of the ranch include a sustainable four acre pinot noir vineyard, year round organic garden and chicken coop, and a world class bee apiary where guests can engage with the hives directly in protective suits. In the evening take in the views, which might reveal grazing deer or wild turkeys resting on tree branches.

Carmel Valley Ranch is a smoke-free property.

  • Library 
  • Picnic area 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Number of spa tubs - 2 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Children's club 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 8 
  • Total number of rooms - 139 
  • Number of floors - 1 
  • Golf course on site 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Conference space 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 8 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Steam room 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Children's club (surcharge) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Children's pool 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) cooked-to-order 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Wedding services 
  • Garden 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Playground on site  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave (on request)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


Free self parking, Free valet parking, RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Fireplace 
  • Patio 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave (on request) 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Desk 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • iPod docking station 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Room service (limited hours) 

Where to Eat

Lodge Dining Room - Breakfast is offered 7am-11am daily. Lunch is served 11:30am-3pm daily. Dinner is available 5pm-9pm (Sunday - Thursday) and 5pm-10pm Friday and Saturday. Bar is open 11am-9pm (Sunday - Thursday) and 11am-11pm Friday and Saturday.

For golfers, the Clubhouse restaurant is conveniently located near 9th and 18th holes, offering coffee and pastry 6:30am-9:30am, and light sandwiches and snacks 10:30am-6:30pm.

All menu items are prepared from locally sourced ingredients.

Nearby Things to Do

Carmel Valley Ranch's 18-hole, par 70 golf course provides a fleet of carts, enlarged greens, refurbished bunkers, and augmented tee grounds.

A tennis center offers six hard-surface and two clay courts. Professional tennis lessons are available (surcharge). The newly built 5,200 square-foot fitness center includes state-of-the-art strength-training and cardio equipment, and a separate spin studio. The resort also features three outdoor heated swimming pools and two hot tubs, two bocce courts, sport courts, and children's splash zone. Aerobics and Pilates classes are available.

Hiking, biking, and running trails wind through the 500 acres of ranch grounds. Carmel Valley Ranch coordinates horseback riding through an equestrian center six miles away (surcharge). Carmel-by-the-Sea, seven miles away, offers numerous water sports.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the ranch; fees may apply.

  • Golf driving range on site 
  • Golf lessons on site 
  • Golfing on site 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails on site 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Tennis lessons on site 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Mountain biking on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
  • Pilates classes on site 
  • Playground on site 
  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Basketball on site 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 

Spa Services

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.

  • Number of treatment rooms 11 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Massages 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 1 AM

Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 150.00 per pet, per stay
  • Dogs only
  • 2 per room

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: USD 49.73 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.

Optional extras

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.

Hotel Name

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

We should mention

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.

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