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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2008
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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San Francisco
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2008

Contacted the hotel directly and got a "last minute" getaway rate which was $100 cheaper than the cheapest online rate. I have read reviews that ding the hotel for people who bring the kids....well I am one of them...look I realize that some people are looking for an "adults only" getaway and certainly there should be hotels that provide that.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2008

My daughter and I stayed only for 1 night. Our room was spacious, clean and well decorated. Beds and linens were comfy.The staff was courteous, and well trained. Breakfast on the balcony was wonderful. I loved it here so peaceful and serene. We had a spa day which was perfect. I cannot imagine anyone being disappointed in any aspect of... More

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Southampton England
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2008

We stayed at the Bernadus Lodge for 3 days in April at the end of our trip . Overall it is a nice property , ideal as a base for touring the area and to relax. It is very peaceful and the pool area is nice, but I would not class this as a deluxe , just a good 4... More

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coral gables, fl
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2008

We spent three nights here for our 40th anniversary trip to SF and Carmel. The location of the lodge is wonderful, and and the lodge itself is lovely. My complaints mostly involve the service, which for a five star property and a member of the American Express Platinum Fine Hotel program should have been better. First of all, when we... More

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Talkeetna, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2008

We had been looking forward to this trip for our 25th Anniversary for several months and Bernardus did not disappoint! From the moment we arrived, everyone was exceptional. We were often addressed by name from staff members and were wished a happy anniversary on several occassions. There was a special anniversary card in our room upon our arrival, as well... More

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Paris, France
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2008

Bernardus Lodge is nestled in an exceptionally beautiful location. The grounds are pristinely manicured and filled with flowers and herbs-- my favorite was the lavender! Our room looked onto a blossoming cherry or apple tree that was flush with rosy-white petals. I loved our room, especially the bathtub and the fresh roses. The spa was great too! My husband was... More

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Palo Alto, CA
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2008

I'm shocked by the negative review of March 21, 2008. We were there the same weekend and had an amazing experience (it was also sunny and clear the whole weekend). I can't imagine how disgusting it would have been to have the plumbing problems of the prior review but I really am surprised they experienced 180 degree opposite service than... More

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2008

My husband and I were wait-listed for a month but had always wanted to stay at Bernardus Lodge. We were quoted one price but when our reservation came through it was $700+/night, which was OK because it was a very special occasion for us. We had suite #1 which could not have been more disappointing. The room is worn and... More

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San Diego
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2008

The 15 minute drive from Carmel-by-the-Sea distanced us from the hustle of tourism and prepared us for a wonderfully relaxing experience. From the moment the valet staff greeted us to our first encounter with the concierge staff (who served us a glass of wine), we sensed a tone of relaxed elegance. We started with a visit to the spa, which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2008

My husband and I stayed for 2 nights and had a great time. The setting is just lovely but a little far from Carmel by the Sea where there are more options for dining. We needed some rest and relaxation and felt we got it there. The restaurants were okay but probably not worth the money spent. The rooms were... 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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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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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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