I adored the Bernardus Lodge! What a spectacular location and tranquil setting, yet so close to Monterey and Carmel. I had been searching for a "splurge" hotel for a romantic stay with my boyfriend and had ruled out the Post Ranch Inn, due to the insane expense. I came across Bernardus in Fodor's and other top review listings of luxury properties. Would completely disagree with Kime465 on the property not being "romantic." The rooms are set back from the main reception area and are very private, with exquisite appointments. The staff is highly considerate and doesn't intrude. Depending, of course, on the room you select, you would more or less luxurious amenities. In our room, the bathtub was large enough for us to share a bath and the bed was superb...high quality bedding and lovely decor. I can't say enough and would absolutely return to this property.