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“Relaxing and Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of L'Auberge Carmel

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L'Auberge Carmel
Ranked #20 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Pasadena, California
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“Relaxing and Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

My family and I just recently stayed at L'Auberge this past weekend, and had such an amazing time. From the delicious breakfast, to the nightly drinks at the reception area, and of course cookies at turn down. Just amazing. The convenience to Ocean really made our lives easier because we didn’t have to jump into our car to have a day out on the town. The best part of the hotel has to be the staff. They are ALL are so accommodating and willing to go the extra mile to assist you. For such a small establishment, we never felt that we couldn’t find someone to service us. We will definitely be coming back for all of our future stays in the future.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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auberge_carmel_ca, General Manager at L'Auberge Carmel, responded to this review, 13 March 2012
Thank you for your kind comments. At L'Auberge Carmel our staff is one of the most important assets and we proud ourselves in delivering excellent and quality service. We hope that upon your return to Carmel, we can welcome you back to L'Auberge Carmel

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

I cant say enough great things about my stays at L'Auberge. I guess my advice is splurge, and you wont regret it!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

We've stayed at this property twice and loved it both times. The breakfasts were great, the staff awesome and welcoming, and the restaurant outstanding for dinner. We had visted Napa and went to the French Laundry and I have to say that our meal at L'Auberge was almost as good....it was outstanding. Love that we could ask for an outdoor table for breakfast in the courtyard, and it was set up right on time with a white crisp tablecloth. Very memorable and looking forward to coming back for our 29th wedding anniversary .... See you then !

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2011

From the moment we parked our car and were greeted by an attentive staff, our weekend at this Inn was terrific. We were upgraded to a "peek view King" which was good size and well appointed. Peek is the right word -- you really can't see the Ocean, but, we felt warm and private in room 9.

We chose L'Auberge so we could gallery walk and dine in Carmel. We did and it was perfect.
Yes, a bit pricey - but, no more so then other places in Big Sur and we liked visiting Big Sur and staying in Carmel.

We enjoyed dinner at the Inn Saturday night and the attention to the fact that it was our Anniversary was charming. The food was inventive - all twelve courses. None were what we might have ordered ourselves - but, there was an entertainment factor there that was well worth it and a two and a half hour dinner where afterwards all you had to do was walk upstairs, was definitely a plus.

Small flat screen TV -- but, who cares - we can watch television at home.

Only issue - heating was a little intense and hard to control. But, the heated floor in the bathroom was great.

Safe was on high shelf in closet making it pretty impossible for this 5'1' woman. Fortunately, my husband was there with extra inches.

Room Tip: Even street-side is quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2011

The room was a bit dated. They may need a fresh coat of paint and nicer TV's. But the service is the best! I loved the cookies at night. Breakfast in bed rocked. As with all R&C properties they pimp the meal on you too hard. The food was over the top experimental and way too pricey. I felt like I was robbed. They made it sound like we could not find a good meal anywhere but inhouse. After a long week of driving we ate there instead of doing 5 minutes research.

Bottom line awesome place to stay and best service in cali! Just ignore them on the inhouse resturaunt unless you love to spend $200 a head on molecular gastronomy (aka froth).

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2011

My wife and I came the the L'Auberge for a one night getaway from city living. As a couple, my wife and I were lower on the age and income scale than your typical guests, but despite our arrival in somewhat sweaty hiking gear after touring nearby Point Lobos, we were treated like old friends. Our room (a King Courtyard View) was spacious and with wonderful touches. The artwork and furnishings were elegant and tasteful. My wife raved about the beauty/bath products (I plead ignorance). Fantastic bath and a shower I could fit my relative height under with ease. Our window overlooked a rustic courtyard with a auditory-pleasing fountain that could have been taken out of a B&B in rural France.

What really set this place apart was the service. After a night on the town, we came back to a plate of still-warm cookies, which we ate with wine. I called down and asked for seconds and they cooked up a fresh batch.

The next day, they really distinguished themselves. I had arranged a noon massage for my wife in-room and there was a miscommunication with the massage company: no massage was scheduled. Olivia was a wonderwoman and scheduled an immediate appointment with a nearby spa and picked up the tab to boot. It was a wonderful spa and my wife was raving about the massage for the entirety of our drive back to the City.

For the price you pay at a five star hotel, you expect excellent furnishings, decor and location, but the very human and personal touches and above-and-beyond service this hotel demonstrated would put any other to shame. They will continue to have our business anytime we return to Carmel. I can not recommend this hotel highlyenough.

Room Tip: The courtyard rooms are very convenient and you still have windows overlooking the outside, well-woo...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2011

A most lovely and charming boutique hotel with an adorable courtyard and extremely accommodating staff. Felt like we were in a cute town in Europe. I never realized just how important heated bathroom floors could be. They kept my feet toasty (the weather was very chilly that weekend). The breakfast (included in our Jetsetter rate) was just perfect (fruit plate, fresh squeezed juice, coffee,eggs cooked to order, toast and viennoiserie - everything delicious). Service was simply outstanding and we couldn't have asked for a more hospitable front desk (thanks in particular to Elena, who helped us cope through some noise issues due to unfortunate circumstances the first night and more than made up for it). Complimentary valet parking is a very nice touch. We are so glad we extended our stay from 1 night to 2 nights and hope to return to repeat our experience!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: L'Auberge Carmel
Address: Monte Verde Street at Seventh Avenue, Carmel, CA 93920
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Carmel
#5 Luxury Hotel in Carmel
#5 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
#12 Family Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — L'Auberge Carmel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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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