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“Pass on this motel”
Review of Mission Ranch

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Mission Ranch
Ranked #7 of 24 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Accommodations are not recommended and we definitely will NOT return.

First question I wish I'd asked when booking our recent stay here: "is there a wedding event being held here during our stay?" If so, and if you're not going to that wedding here at the Mission Ranch motel, I say keep looking and don't get ripped off like we did. Here's why: For $319 per night including taxes, you get a cheap motel room with dated (not rustic) low end bath fixtures, hvac that doesn't work, a cheap ventless gas fireplace, dusty linens, an uncomfortable bed mattress and room furnishings in dire need of replacement, spotty free WiFi and less than basic cable tv that doesn't work, a surly millennial office staff that could have been hired away from a fast food restaurant and a disagreeable motel manager named Sue, chumpy loud restaurant tourists everywhere NOT staying here who've never seen sheep in a meadow, trying to overpay for so
-so food and a view. This isn't a hotel or an inn, it's a cheap motel with a great view from every room's deck or patio, and an ideal location in Carmel. That's what you're paying for. And it's absolute chaos when there's a dorky wedding. You will find parking impossible during a wedding, and be forced to listen to really bad loud wedding dj music from 4:30 to 10pm. Parking is easy when there's no wedding. This was not disclosed when booking and resulted in a miserable stay.

My advice: Skip the cheap low quality free continental breakfast with bad coffee at the tennis shop, and get a wonderful breakfast instead at Carmel Belle. Then, double back and enjoy the glorious Point Lobos state park before it gets too crowded.

Bottom line review is that the intrusive Saturday wedding ruined one third of our stay, we feel ripped off, and the rest of our uneventful stay here had us looking forward to leaving this mediocre establishment and never returning.

So book here if you must, as long as you're aware of this. I wish we had spent $250 more per night and stayed at the fine Hyatt Carmel Highlands instead like we often have. These facts are true. No thanks to motel manager Sue.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

We stayed here on our anniversary and had a wonderful time. The room was spacious and clean, the staff was welcoming and cheerful. The grounds are beautiful and you can see across the Carmel River over to Point Lobos State Reserve and the hills of the Carmel highlands. Was very quiet for a busy hotel. Restaurant is very good. Highly recommended.

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2  Thank Bill S
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

This picture and Instagram-perfect place is a must visit for brunch. Although busy, you do not feel rushed to leave. Come spend a Sunday morning here and you will be happy the rest of the week! They do not take reservations for brunch so come early!

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Mission Ranch is fabulous. Service and accommodations were a "10". We stayed 1 night and really enjoyed our stay. Views in morning of sheep and deer in field and the waves rolling in on the beach were out of this world. A must stay if you are visiting Carmel/Monterey area. Service, food and atmosphere at the Mission Ranch Restaurant were also fabulous. Don't miss the sing alongs at 9:00 at the restaurant!!

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Suzie0918
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for one night as part of a road trip, we were not disappointed, the rooms is spread nicely over the ranch with lots of grass and trees to make it less built up, our room was light and airy with a comfortable bed, we had supper in the restaurant ( I was one of the best meals we had in californa) we relaxed after food by having coffee and watching the stars. Breakfast was a simple affair toast coffee fresh fruit, only thing was having to leave.
Thank you for a lovely night

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Richard W
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Additional Information about Mission Ranch

Address: 26270 Dolores St, Carmel, CA 93923-9215
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Carmel
#10 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
Price Range: €89 - €234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 31
Also Known As:
Mission Ranch Carmel California

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