This place is as beautiful as the pictures on the website. Our room was very quiet, except for a little traffic noise during the afternoons; the thick plaster walls muffled out all but the loudest sounds from other guests. The bed is very comfortable, the soaking tub was pleasant, and the water pressure in the shower perfect. The radiant heat in the bathroom floor added to the feeling of luxury. The staff was attentive and helpful. Yes, street parking is tough in Carmel; but each time we got a spot within a block from the hotel (we elected to park our own car instead of use the complimentary valet services.) The breakfasts were perfect; each of the three nights were stayed there, the following arrived in our room within ten minutes after calling: press coffee, warm croissants & a plate w/ jam, butter, and soft chocolate to spread onto the croissant, coddled eggs that were piping hot & soft-boiled, fresh squeezed orange juice, and yogurt topped w/ preserves. We had dinner in the bistro portion of the hotel, and that was fabulous as well.
I plan to return here again and again. It is expensive, but everything costs a lot in Carmel! As far as I'm concerned, I don't need to try any other hotel in this area. I've stayed in places half as expensive (Cobblestone Inn) as well as places twice as expensive (Highlands Inn and Post Ranch Inn) and except for the Post Ranch Inn, no place comes close.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- l`Auberge Carmel Hotel Carmel