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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


4.5 Very Good 516 Reviews
outstanding property

Love the room decor and expansive. The decks are terrific. Breakfast is spectacular. Cannot say enough about this property. Love the bath products and the shower is great. The Golf Club is over the top.

Nice But Not Quite Luxury
Megan C

This hotel is very nice, the property is gorgeous, and the room was super modern with a nice patio area. However, for the prices that they charge I think they are lacking in the little things that make a hotel feel luxurious. Examples: No bathrobes in the rooms, no bath salts or bubble bath, only two pillows on the beds, no breakfast or afternoon snack/cookies included in the price, and no hot tub located on the property. The best perk was the dog baggie that was included with the pet fee, but at $75 per pet I'm not sure it was worth it. I have stayed at many luxury hotels and it is the little things that make your stay feel top quality. Our stay never got there for me.

Gorgeous Hotel

We stayed here three nights between our visits to Yosemite and San Francisco. We enjoyed being a bit removed from downtown Carmel. The drive to Carmel and Monterey was about 15 minutes.The room and grounds were very clean and beautifully decorated and maintained. We loved looking at all the different plants and flowers on site as well as watching the ducks and ducklings swim around in the pond. The free mini golf was a hit, we played once during the day and once played glow golf at night.

I took an early morning run into the nature preserve down the road and enjoyed the beautiful scenery including dogs running in an open field dog park, quail standing on the trail, and bunnies hoping around.

The pool was very clean with towels available poolside. There are three beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright type of exercise buildings beside the pool. One is for for cardio, then weight lifting and finally stretching. They were very inviting, but being from the Midwest, I wanted to enjoy the mountains and cool air and instead exercised outside. Water bottles can be refilled at the lobby water purifier or in the exercise rooms.

We didn’t eat onsite because of my daughter’s food allergies. The in-room beverage fridge was a bonus. We stored salads for lunch that we purchased at Trader Joe’s in Monterey for a quick lunch in between excursions.

We wished we had more time at the hotel; it was very relaxing and serene. We would highly recommend dinner at Mission Ranch and surf lessons in Carmel if you are looking for unique experiences.