Carmel Valley Ranch

One Old Ranch Road, Carmel Valley

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  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
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  • Hotels with In-Room Kitchens
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  • Carmel Valley Ranch is a wonderful destination with kids. The one-bedroom suite accommodations are perfect for families as there is a back bedroom plus a sofa bed in the living room so parents get a bit of privacy. Onsite amenities are numerous including the River Ranch area that is perfect for children and includes a swimming pool, hot tub, a toddler pool with a water spray play area, tree swings, bocce ball, basketball courts and lots of grass. There is also a beautiful infinity hot tub and more adult-oriented pool adjacent to the lobby of the hotel. Golf facilities are first rate and feature a natural grass driving range. The primary onsite restaurant is delicious, resort casual, and has an amazing glass wall wine cellar with an extensive selection. After dinner, families can gather around the fire pits for s’mores. Located just 20 or so minutes from many of the Monterey Peninsula’s main attractions, Carmel Valley Ranch is resort that is relaxing for all ages and interests — we’ll be back with our kids!

    • Category: Resort
    • Location: Countryside
    • Standard: Upscale
    • Style: Contemporary
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    Our Reviewer's Favorite Features

    • Baby Ready: Crib and highchair available
    • Toddler Fun: Open, safe areas for running around
    • School Age Action: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
    • Cool For Teens: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
    • Family-friendly public areas
    • Variety of room options for families
    • Fantastic atmosphere and views
    • Well-appointed accommodations
    • Variety of onsite sports and activities
    • Delicious onsite restaurant

    Families Should Know

    • The hotel is a 20-minute drive from Monterey and a 10-minute drive from Carmel By The Sea
    • Year-round heated swimming pools (3)
    • Pools are unfenced but removed from guest room areas
    • Kids’ pool available
    • Main restaurant is upscale and not ideal for multiple nights with kids
    • Babysitting starts at $US 20 per hour (subject to change)
    • $US 30 per night resort fee
    • WIFI is free

    Sports + Activities

    • swimming
    • golf
    • tennis
    • basketball
    • bocce ball
    • wine tasting
    • hiking
    • bee experience
    • horseback riding
    • fitness classes

    Local Excursions

    • Monterey Bay Aquarium
    • Cannery Row
    • Downtown Carmel
    • Pebble Beach


    • studio, one and two bedroom suites
    • air-conditioning
    • TV/Blue-ray player/iPod docking station
    • mini-fridge/safe/hair dryer/coffee maker
    • kitchenette facilities some units
    • fireplace
    • private deck
    • WIFI rooms and public areas
    • twice daily housekeeping
    • lodge restaurant/poolside cafe/lounge areas
    • adult and family pool areas
    • spa and fitness classes
    • kids’ camp and children’s activity center
    • bocce ball/sports courts
    • tennis courts
    • golf course
    • bee experience/nature trails
    • babysitting on request
    • concierge
    • private parking/disabled access
    # of peopleStarting at
    • D - daily pricing
    • W - weekly pricing
    • T - tax included
    • B - breakfast included
    • I - all-inclusive

    Preferred Room

    Ranch King Suite

    Guest Room Highlights

    • Spacious
    • Well-appointed
    • Good configuration for sleeping
    • Comfortable beds
    • Nice bathroom
    • Great shower
    • Convenient location on property
    • Refrigerator/bar area

    Booking Conditions

    • Deposit required
    • Cancellation: <7 days, deposit forfeit
    • Crib and highchair: free
    • Extra person fee: <age 16 free, >age 16 $US 50 per night
    • Daily resort fee: $US 30
    • Babysitting: $US 20+ per hour (subject to change)
    • WIFI: free
    • Check-in is 4p and check-out is Noon