I really hate to give this hotel a negative review because the staff were very professional, warm, helpful and kind. I would like to thank Matias who was especially gracious and helpful.
My critique of this hotel is with the design. I was given Room 24 for my one night stay. The room has no dresser, there is virtually no place to unpack and put your clothing into drawers. YET...there is a big closet that could easily house a dresser with drawers. There is also room upon two walls where a dresser could go. The room also had no desk or writing table. When room service delivered my dinner they put the tray on my window sill. I guess I was supposed to eat standing up at the window sill...not sure what that was about. There were two tiny little TV tray tables...I put those together and ate my dinner.
The room is dark with dark curtains and dark blanket on the bed..making the room look even smaller and gloomier. Room 24 overlooks a parking lot, yet the hotel was not full that night..why did they not give me a nicer view room? Granted,,,I did not ask for one..and possibly they would have. But still...why not give a room with a better view to keep the guests coming back...if a better room is indeed available.
The breakfast was included in the room rate. So, at breakfast, I was offered coffee or cappuccino.. I decided on cappuccino..and then found out that was 5-6 dollars EXTRA when I went to check out. Granted..my mistake again...I should have asked...but...should I need to ask if the breakfast is complimentary?
I guess if you just want a room for one night and you are one person...ROOM 24 will work. But for the price I want something a little more special, a little more luxurious, and at least a table to eat on when I order room service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1929, the European-style luxury hotel is located just four blocks from famous Carmel Beach and an easy stroll to the village's numerous art galleries, shops and restaurants. Major renovations have transformed the hotel's 20 guest rooms, entrance and landscaped courtyard into a romantic Carmel setting. Luxuriously romantic, the Carmel hotel was created for adults to relax, rejuvenate and nurture relationships—the perfect Carmel escape getaway. The interior decor of guest rooms is rich and pleasing, warm jewel tones accent the quaint charm of the architecture. Individually designed guest rooms feature the finest fabrics and linens, enlarged bath areas with radiant floor heating, some with soaking tubs. It is one of Carmel’s few full service luxury hotels offering valet parking, room service and highly personalized guest services. The highlight of L'Auberge Carmel is its intimate 12-table restaurant, Aubergine, featuring a 4500-bottle wine cellar. It is the passion of Executive Chef Justin Cogley. All accommodations include a sumptuous continental breakfast. ... more less
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