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What We Love

  • A beautiful golf resort in a beloved Monterey Peninsula beach town, with continental breakfastThe complimentary continental breakfast, served each day
  • The heated pool, poolside fitness area, bocce ball and other guest activities
  • The pristine golf courses and manicured greens, with instructors on hand
  • Carmel, which has been called one of the States’ top 10 travel destinations by Condé Nast Traveler

What To Know

  • There's tennis, bocce ball and golf galore
  • Guestrooms are super spacious, starting with the Superior at 396 square feet
  • Try the fresh seafood and organic, locally-sourced fare at Edgar's at Quail restaurant
  • Free WiFi and parking
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A room or suite at a sprawling golf resort in the Carmel Valley, including continental breakfast

The Lowdown

Hit the links at Quail Lodge & Golf Club, and then see that there’s a whole lot more than pristine golfing where that came from. This Carmel-by-the-Sea getaway knows how to show you a good time, on or off the green, with a pool, a bocce court and a Land Rover driving school. If you do want to take on the 18-hole championship course, instructors are on hand; if you’d rather learn tennis, there are two pros to conduct your lessons, on one of three newly refurbished courts.
Winner of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, Quail Lodge puts you in the heart of the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, close to beautiful shorelines, redwood-shaded trails, vineyards for wine tastings and restaurants for sumptuous meals. Back on the property, though, you’ll find hearty fireside farm-to-table fare at Edgar’s and drinks at the lobby bar. When tired, crash on a pillow-top mattress; when energized, head out for a session of cabana yoga. This sprawling resort really has thought of everything, down to a tee.

Rooms and suites

 Chic décor, modern furnishings and sleek wooden accents define these rooms, which are set within lush Cali surroundings that you can enjoy from a private patio or balcony. Neutral palettes and pillow-top mattresses help create a welcoming retreat, and assorted extras are available for your convenience. Superior rooms are 396 square feet and offer your choice of one king or two queen beds. Garden King suites, meanwhile, are much more spacious, ranging from 638 to 750 square feet, and come with an extra sofa bed. Both of these room types offer a patio, where you can take in the pretty scenery. 


Edgar’s at Quail serves fresh ingredients from the region’s own organic farms, paired with sustainable seafood, for lunch and dinner. Helping the eatery live up to its OpenTable’s Diners’ Choice honors, savory menu items include Californian flatbreads, Santa Cruz-caught sand dabs and house-made gnocchi. For a quick refuel, Quail’s Nest snack bar is conveniently located near the driving range, offering beverages and light bites. The Lobby Bar, meanwhile, offers stunning views from indoor and outdoor seating areas, a fireplace, regional micro-brews, Cali wines by the glass and classic cocktails. 


Previously called the third-best city for romance in the world by Travel + Leisure, one of the top 10 travel destinations in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler and one of America’s best beach towns by National Geographic Traveler, Carmel-by-the-Sea is a European-style, Monterey Peninsula destination with a picturesque white-sand beach that’s a favorite getaway for travelers across the state. Its vibrant art scene and local cultural offerings, with shops, restaurants, wine tastings and more, are all within reach from your Quail Lodge abode.

How to Get There

Quail Lodge & Golf Club
8205 Valley Greens Drive
Carmel, CA 93923 United States


Overpriced 2-3 star hotel/motel

Stayed there based on positive reviews here and as a slightly cheaper and new alternative to Carmel Valley Ranch where I’ve stayed before.

We paid $550/night for a Deluxe King room at Quail with no fireplace. The room was very dated with functional albeit old furniture. Other than the dark furniture the room was all yellow with yellow carpet. There was a patio with no view and filthy chairs coated in dust, leaves and pine needles. The room had a Keurig machine, TV and two bottles of water for $6 each. It was very clean other than the nightstands which hadn’t been wiped down and one had sticky gunk on it.

We were on our honeymoon connecting from Santa Barbara up to the Bay Area and thought this would make a nice two night stop. Carmel was beautiful but the hotel was a big disappointment at that price. We arrived with a lot of luggage, but found out there’s no valet or bellhop.

It’s just very odd for them to charge $550 for a very plain and basic room with no view or fireplace etc. They even charge for coffee in the lobby.

We also didn’t have any hot water in both the morning and evening on one of our two days there. We did have luke warm water which was fine if we were camping. It kind of felt like we were.

I corresponded by phone and text with the manager who had solicited my comment (they send a text to all guests) and she was very kind and responsive, however, she didn’t actually do anything or offer us anything other than that she was sorry to hear of our disappointment.

Agree with the earlier reviewer that this is a good or at least acceptable hotel at less than $250 and for maybe for a golf getaway. They should be ashamed they’d charge a $550 rate as they did for what they offered. I believe in free markets, supply/demand, etc, but this is bad business as it creates a totally different expectation (eg a high end hotel or resort experience) and all but ensures they’ll have disappointed guests. I should add that they weren’t even at full capacity. I checked online and they had plenty of rooms and suites still available in most categories while we were there. Carmel Valley Ranch showed King studios with fireplaces for $590 (with resort fee) and I’m just kicking myself we didn’t stay there again. It’s a night and day difference.

Why did they charge over double what they should have for this room? Why didn’t they upgrade us when they had empty rooms in most categories available and knew we were on our honeymoon?

I rarely ever write reviews, but I’m just so baffled and offended by the price scam this place is running I thought I should let people know. It was the only blight on our honeymoon.

Great overnight stay

We found this wasn't particularly well signed not knowing the area & overshot at first, having got ourselves there our room was on the top floor, difficult to get heavy cases too. (We were touring for a month) Were not offered any assistance. On the plus side could park very close to room, was quiet and views from our room over looked the pool & to the hills beyond, lovely. The rooms are very spacious,bed very comfy, the bathtub huge but actually quite a leap to get in & out of, my husband managed to badly bruise his leg & we are not old & infirm!! Didn't feel we touched on what was on offer as were only 1 night here but would recommend.

Great stay
lisa b

We stayed here with another couple for two nights. Check in was easy , rooms were gorgeous and clean. We had balconies that looked over the pool area which also was very nice and well kept. Bar area lovely especially sat on the decking overlooking the pond. We ate breakfast in the hotel and the standard of food was very good . Partners played golf and both enjoyed the course. Would definitely stay here again. It is in a handy location for visiting Carmel by the Sea , Pebble Beach, Monterey.