We spent 2 nights at L'Auberge & it was like arriving in heaven after a rather ordinary apartment experience in San Francisco. It has a delightfully European feel to it - think stylish French country Inn. The staff are delightful, professional & cannot do enough to help whilst still being discreet. We had a courtyard room on the ground floor & whilst the room itself was lovely & spacious with a big bathroom, my only comment with being on the ground floor was that we had to close our curtains on occasion for privacy if there were guests eating or drinking in the courtyard outside our window. The location is great - right in the middle of the most charming town & a few minutes walk to the beach.
Just one comment, the delightful receptionist informed us on our arrival that there was no need to tip hotel staff as a charge of $30 was added to the bill on departure to cover it which we thought was a great idea as being Aussies we struggle a bit with the whole tipping culture in the US. What I didn't realize she meant was $30 per day & if you stop in the bar on your way home from dinner for a little nightcap as we did, you are still expected to tip the barstaff.
All in all though a most enjoyable stay & would highly recommend for a romantic getaway albeit not a cheap one.