Firstly, Carmel by-the-sea is absolutely charming! What a pretty town. We spent one night in town on our way down the coast. We had booked l'Auberge prior to leaving Australia and we were thrilled with it. The staff are friendly and helpful. Remember this is a little country town, not a slick metropolis and the service reflects this.
We were psyched up for a tiny room based on some of the reviews and were surprised by how spacious our room was. The bed was unbelievably comfortable. We'd left our charger converter in San Fran and the staff were happy to find us a replacement to use while we were there.
When we returned from dinner in town (easy walking distance from l'Auberge) they had left us milk and cookies, plus the recipe for the cookies.
We opted for breakfast in bed (seriously, this is a bed you do not want to leave) which was spectacular! Best ever scrambled eggs, chocolate croissants, toast, preserves, fresh orange juice, big pot of hot coffee, fresh fruit....all presented beautifully on a tray with white linen.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone. Ask for Room 21 if you're worried about room size. We were very happy campers.
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, TripOnline SA, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Odigeo, Jetsetter and Tingo so you can book your L'Auberge Carmel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- l`Auberge Carmel Hotel Carmel