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Bernardus Lodge & Spa

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415 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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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 3 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 3 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 

Orange County, California
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although I would not necessarily consider this a luxury hotel, at first look it is nice, quiet, and comfortable. I walked into my room and was pleased with the "Restoration Hardware" decor and feel. The hotel has obviously been recently re-modeled. I found it a little cookie-cutter, but comfortable, none the less. That is, until I moved the pocket door... More 

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

Dear Julie S. I am so sorry with this unfortunate detail of your stay. I want to take this opportunity to both address your concerns as well as the concerns of our future guests. I believe that your first impression of the ambiance and outstanding staff exemplifies the true Bernardus Lodge & Spa experience. Carmel Valley is a far cry... More 

Lake Havasu City, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The beauty of the grounds will greet you only to be topped by the comfort amenities of the room! The beauty products in the room are the same used in the spa. The linens and robes were luxurious! The service also matched with every attention to detail. If you want to feel spoiled, you will!

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

Dear Jennifer S, Thank you for choosing Bernardus Lodge & Spa and for writing such a kind review. Your headline, “luxury and serenity” is exactly what we strive to provide to each of our guests every day. I also noticed that according to TripAdvisor, you've only written one review - and it is about us. This is another wonderful compliment.... More 

Reno, Nevada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Up the valley, quiet and alluring amongst the vineyard is Bernardus Lodge. We enjoyed the upgrade thru Amex Platinum program which gave us a great suite with its own private spa in the patio area. Dinner was superb, the Wagyu beef was excellent and paired nicely wine wine suggestion. My wife had the filet mignon and was very impressed.

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

Dear Jeff C, We wish you & your wife could have stayed for even more time to relax - R&R is what we are all about. Thank you so much for staying with us and for your kind words about our majestic location, luxury suites and Lucia Restaurant & Bar. Carmel Valley awaits your return… Best regards, Sean Damery General... More 

Pleasant Hill, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Scenic and quiet location, beautifully landscaped with drought resistant native plants. Far enough inland to avoid the coastal fog, yet an easy drive to the beach. Tastefully appointed rooms with french doors leading to a private patio, perfect for morning coffee. A huge soaking tub complete with bath bomb, salts and loofah. The staff were friendly and accommodating.

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

Dear KT94523, Thank you for staying with us and posting this thoughtful review. Thank you for noticing our drought resistant & native plants – we take great pride in being sustainable and considerate throughout the resort. Our unique micro-climate is the perfect place to escape the fog, enjoy the sunshine and the yet the beach is just a short drive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed Sun-Tues. It was very quiet which was nice. We had the Harvest Room to ourselves on Monday night, where we could watch the chef prepare our meals live, thought that was a great touch. Service was impeccable. Wines in stock were wonderful. The cabana lounge by the heated pool was so comfy and the warmed bathroom floors were... More 

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

Dear Josefa H, Thank you for staying with us. It was a pleasure serving you and your company’s Presidents Club. We are pleased to learn you enjoyed your stay and especially appreciated the tranquility, our Harvest Room exhibition kitchen and poolside cabanas. You are very kind to be so detailed in your review. We hope you'll return soon. Warmest regards... More 

Monterey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Bernardus has always been one of my favorite spots. My boyfriend surprised me with a weekend getaway to Bernardus Lodge. From the moment we pulled into the valet area then into the inside welcome area the guest service was exceptional. We had a couples massage and facials at the Spa. My therapist was Angela and Esthetician was Mali (sp), both... More 

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

Dear Bellacat 34, I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! You were so nice to sing our praises and your kind words about our Angela, Mali and Henry are greatly appreciated. They are wonderful and it's nice to see them so positively recognized. I hope your next stay is just around the corner. Sean... More 

Carmel, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Local Carmel resident who used to dine at Bernardus often in both Wicketts and Marinus since the Lodge first opened. Also gave gift certificates to friends for vacations, dining and spa services, recommended Bernardus to friends for weddings or as a great place stay or dine while on the Monterey Peninsula. The new interiors are so out of sync with... More 

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

Dear SeaCarmel, As a member of our community and long standing Bernardus Lodge guest, I truly appreciate your feedback. I am very happy with our renovation and have received endless compliments about the changes. We truly feel that we have continued to expand on our amenities and are providing guests with an authentic wine country experience. That said, I cannot... More 

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