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Bernardus Lodge & Spa

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415 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Powell Butte, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been a frequent Bernardus guest since it first opened many years ago- my favorite on the Monterey Peninsula. However, complete makeover has resulted in Las Vegas-like surroundings, a changing color fire pit, a complete loss of intimacy in the restaurants, and a staff unsure of how to accept cash, and under orders not to allow food by the large outdoor... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited over the Memorial Day weekend. We had a lovely time. The room was spacious and immaculate. The staff were very attentive and friendly. The grounds are well kept. We loved the spa and especially the private spa pool area. We do wish that there were stations for charging electric cars and that the tennis courts... More 

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Northbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was our first visit to Bernardus and I am definitely going back. From the moment we walked in until we checked out, the entire staff could not have been kinder. The grounds are immaculate. The rooms are spectacular. They did not miss a thing on the remodel. I understand the decor is different from the original french country, but... More 

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SeanDamery, General Manager at Bernardus Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear David D, Thank you so much for sharing feedback on your recent stay with us. It was truly a pleasure to welcome you and your family. Carmel Valley wine country has a charm like no other and we do our best to provide amenities, like wine upon check-in to reflect this unique character. Recognizing that our “entire staff could... More 

Milton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our trip up the California coast, we were so lucky to have stumbled upon the recently renovated Bernardus Lodge. Tucked away in Carmel Valley away from the hustle and bustle of Carmel-by-the-sea and Pebble Beach, we found Bernardus a great place to just slow down and enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Valley. Bernardus has its own Vineyard and... More 

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SeanDamery, General Manager at Bernardus Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Suhayward, Thank you so much for stopping in during your drive up the coast and for posting such a detailed review. We wish that you and the family had more time to spend with us too! Thank you for acknowledging our efforts to be true stewards of the land. Our conservation and on site sustainable garden programs are something... More 

New York City, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing time on a recent anniversary trip. Sumptuous redesign, delicious food, friendly & professional staff, just beautiful everything! Completely recommend for a quick getaway, you won't want to leave. Just about 10 minutes drive from Carmel-by-the-Sea and all the restaurants, etc over there. But it can get crowded and touristy over there and we were so, so relieved... More 

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SeanDamery, General Manager at Bernardus Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Nina F, Thank you for choosing Bernardus Lodge & Spa for your anniversary and for sharing your feedback. Bernardus is all about romance, reconnection and creating and celebrating lifelong memories with the one you love. We are fortunate be tucked in the rolling vineyards of Carmel Valley and can create a relaxed, wine country pace. I am delighted to... More 

San Francisco
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bernardus has been the "go to" getaway for my wife and I for years. Just a day or so there can feel like you've broken off from the stresses of home for a full week! Beautiful rooms, fantastic food and drink and impeccable staff. The place was always beautiful, but the recent remodel has improved on what was already a... More 

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SeanDamery, General Manager at Bernardus Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Titojake, Wonderful review! Thank you so much. We are delighted to be a trusted and reliable “go to” when you and your wife are in need of a relaxing escape from the bustle of life — to calm and revitalize all five senses. Please return - and be rejuvenated again soon. Best Regards, Sean Damery Vice President & General... More 

San Jose, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our short stay relaxing in Carmel Valley just far enough away from busy Hwy 1. The propery just underwent a comprehensive remodelling and the rooms and facilities are great. In room amenities are excellent featuring hig quality coffee, tea and a bar stocked complimentary when you arrive. A place to enjoy and relax. Currently there is some... More 

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SeanDamery, General Manager at Bernardus Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Mike W, Thank you for staying with us and for your generous compliments of our remodel. San Jose is less than a 2 hour drive from Carmel Valley wine country, but we hope we made you feel worlds away. Our goal is to have each of our guests depart relaxed and rejuvenated – and anxious to return again. Warm... More 

Pacific Grove, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have never been to Bernardus or been going there for years it doesn't matter. Visit now. The remodel and new menu are fabulous. The decor is stunning, creative and pleasing. Three of us went for a birthday celebration to Lucia, the new restaurant. We had a reservation for 6:00. We were greeted at the podium by a very... More 

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SeanDamery, General Manager at Bernardus Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Jesalee, Thank you for dining with us and posting such a thoughtful review. We are honored to have hosted your birthday celebration! Lucia Restaurant & Bar combines a comfortable atmosphere with handcrafted cuisine and personalized service. I am delighted that Lucia was the perfect match for such an occasion. I'm really proud of our staff here and the service... More 

Washington, DC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was excellent. From arrival when we pulled onto the property in our car until the moment we left and they handed us bottled waters for our drive, we loved it. Our only regret is that we arrived at 7pm and only stayed one night so we didn't get the opportunity to enjoy the grounds more. Everything was beautiful... More 

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SeanDamery, General Manager at Bernardus Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Kashay, Thank you for staying with us and posting such a detailed review. Although your stay was brief, I am glad to hear your enjoyed the in-room amenities, dined at Lucia Restaurant & Bar and lounged fireside in the evening. We're delighted to learn you enjoyed yourself here and we hope it won't be too long before you return... More 

San Luis Obispo, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's been a year since we've been back to Bernardus and I have to say the renovation they did is perfect. I love the new wine country rustic design. They nailed it! The service and Cal's food have always been excellent but I can honestly say they have even stepped it up further along with the remodel. You can really... More 

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SeanDamery, General Manager at Bernardus Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear PFrancis, We love this place too! Thank you for staying with us and posting this wonderful review. As a return guest, I am truly delighted that we were able to exceed your expectation. I agree that our remodel has only expanded on the Bernardus experience. Our mission is accomplished when our guests leave anxious to return. We look forward... More 

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