We stayed at L'Auberge Carmel in late September for 2 nights of a 25th anniversary 6 day vacation. The hotel was like a lovely french chateaux. We enjoy staying at boutique hotels for the personal service and ambiance. We received both at L'Auberge Carmel.
One of the most pleasant surprises of out stay was the AMAZING dinner we experienced. We had no idea when we booked the hotel that their restaurant, Aubergine was rated as one of the best in the area.
We had 5 course meal and wine pairing. The service and food was excellent, and the wine pairing superb.
Later that week we dined at the notorious French Laundry in the Napa Valley...it was wonderful, but Aubergine at L'Auberge was an equivalent in quality, service and taste, and a lmuch less expensive.