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Bernardus Lodge

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   415 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Carmel Valley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2008
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2008

We had originally booked to go to Ventana Inn, but due to a fire at their restaurant we were forced to find somewhere else to stay... how fortunate! Bernardus Lodge was exactly what we were looking for - the surrounding countryside was beautiful, the resort was peaceful and unpretentious and the rooms were perfection. Each has a large terrace, extensive... More

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Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2008

What a beautiful peaceful place to relax and unwind. The place is spotless. Beautiful grounds and rooms. Very comfortable beds, wonderful linen's and very courteous employees. We cannot wait to return.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2008

This is a perfect place to unwind & relax for a few days. Its located in a beautiful & relatively quiet area 15 minutes by car from Carmel. This is much more relaxing than staying in Carmel. The service is what impressed me here. Everyone is friendly and they go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2008

Simply one of the best hotels I've ever stayed in; pretty much perfect in every way. About 15 minutes off Highway 1 into the Carmel Valley, it's a beautiful location, set back off the road with its own vineyard. When you arrive the valet staff are very friendly and helpful. Then the real bombshell comes when they refuse a tip!... More

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Wappingers Falls, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2008

We enjoyed our visit to the Bernardus Lodge enormously. Our room was perfect, large, luxurious, with every amenity one could imagine. All the lovely touches mentioned in the following reviews are indeed present. The service was also perfect: flawless and with a warm touch. We ate in Wickets and found it to be excellent and not overpriced. Helen and Joe... More

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La Habra, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2008

After initially booking a hotel in Monterey for a family vacation in Northern California, my twelve year old son backed out of the trip claiming he wanted to "stay at home and go to the Summer Academy at his school with his friends". So, he was shipped off to Grandma's house, and we changed our plans from a family vacation... More

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Poquoson, Va
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2008

We booked our room through Hotwire 2 weeks beforehand knowing it was the only 5 star resort in Carmel Valley at a rate of $244 per night. We have never used Hotwire before so we were anxious to see how this was all going to turn out. We did reserve 2 rooms since we were bringing our young children ages... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2008

While lying by the warming pool, sipping the freshest strawberry lemonade, in a garden full of lavender, I was reminded of the scene in in Field of Dreams when Shoeless Joe Jackson asks Costner if he is in heaven. To me Bernardus was exactly what I picture heaven to be. Everybody was so friendly, the service excellent, food amazing, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2008

Bernardus Lodge was not our first choice, like many recent travellers, we were booked at Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur when the wildfires changed our plan. I was terribly disappointed, but we got a special last-minute special of two nights get the third free rate at Bernardus Lodge, which sealed the deal for us as we had been considering... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2008

Booked at Bernardus after learning that Ventana was closed due to fire when we were plannning to stay there. While initially we were dissapointed that we weren't able to stay at Ventana having heard such good things about it, we were very pleased with our stay at Bernardus and it fit the bill as a spot to totally relax for... More

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Address: 415 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
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Location: United States > California > Carmel Valley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bernardus Lodge 4*
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Bernardus Hotel Carmel Valley
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Lodge is widely recognized as one of the top winemaking estates in California. Founded by celebrated winemaker Bernardus Pon, the Lodge resembles a classic European country inn, with 57 suites, a luxurious spa, award-winning restaurant and the Bernardus Winery and Vineyard. For a relaxing getaway, an off-site retreat, or romantic wedding, discover why Bernardus has become the luxurious heart of Carmel Valley. ... more   less 
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