My wife and I came the the L'Auberge for a one night getaway from city living. As a couple, my wife and I were lower on the age and income scale than your typical guests, but despite our arrival in somewhat sweaty hiking gear after touring nearby Point Lobos, we were treated like old friends. Our room (a King Courtyard View) was spacious and with wonderful touches. The artwork and furnishings were elegant and tasteful. My wife raved about the beauty/bath products (I plead ignorance). Fantastic bath and a shower I could fit my relative height under with ease. Our window overlooked a rustic courtyard with a auditory-pleasing fountain that could have been taken out of a B&B in rural France.
What really set this place apart was the service. After a night on the town, we came back to a plate of still-warm cookies, which we ate with wine. I called down and asked for seconds and they cooked up a fresh batch.
The next day, they really distinguished themselves. I had arranged a noon massage for my wife in-room and there was a miscommunication with the massage company: no massage was scheduled. Olivia was a wonderwoman and scheduled an immediate appointment with a nearby spa and picked up the tab to boot. It was a wonderful spa and my wife was raving about the massage for the entirety of our drive back to the City.
For the price you pay at a five star hotel, you expect excellent furnishings, decor and location, but the very human and personal touches and above-and-beyond service this hotel demonstrated would put any other to shame. They will continue to have our business anytime we return to Carmel. I can not recommend this hotel highlyenough.
- Also Known As:
- l`Auberge Carmel Hotel Carmel
- l`Auberge Carmel Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1929, the European-style luxury hotel is located just four blocks from famous Carmel Beach and an easy stroll to the village's numerous art galleries, shops and restaurants. Major renovations have transformed the hotel's 20 guest rooms, entrance and landscaped courtyard into a romantic Carmel setting. Luxuriously romantic, the Carmel hotel was created for adults to relax, rejuvenate and nurture relationships—the perfect Carmel escape getaway. The interior decor of guest rooms is rich and pleasing, warm jewel tones accent the quaint charm of the architecture. Individually designed guest rooms feature the finest fabrics and linens, enlarged bath areas with radiant floor heating, some with soaking tubs. It is one of Carmel’s few full service luxury hotels offering valet parking, room service and highly personalized guest services. The highlight of L'Auberge Carmel is its intimate 12-table restaurant, Aubergine, featuring a 4500-bottle wine cellar. It is the passion of Executive Chef Justin Cogley. All accommodations include a sumptuous continental breakfast. ... more less
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