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“Luxury in Carmel Valley” 5 of 5 stars
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Bernardus Lodge & Spa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   415 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA 93924   |  
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2005

We stayed at the Bernardus with two children. The rooms were spacious and the staff accomodating. It is a sleepy place for kids, but if yours don't need all the bells and whitles of a Disneyesque vacation this is great. Bring tennis racquets the courts are not staffed and they do not have demos. We found the morning conceige to be extremely helpful. She even search neighboring properties for us when we attempted to extend our stay but the Bernardus was booked. She eventually found us another room at the Bernardus. The conceige was also able to proved us with tickets to the Monteray Aquarium and detailed information on nearby hiking trails. Wickets is the place to eat with kids. The children's menu offers the usual and they make the best grilled cheese. All in, a great vacation close enough to Big Sur, Carmel, Point Lobos and Monteray but far enough away from the crowds.

  • Stayed August 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2005

Stayed at the Bernardus Lodge with my husband and 10 year old daughter in August 2005. Essentially, the hotel is a Four Seasons-type property, but on a smaller scale. The rooms on the second floor generally are nicer and have better views, but all the rooms and large bathrooms are tastefully done, very clean and upscale. The grounds, the pool and the public areas also are beautiful. Bad aspects -- (1) the young women playing "concierge" are rude, inattentive, and frankly incompetent; although the hotel offers a high level of service overall, the concierge service was a huge disappointment, and (2) breakfast -- we were a bit shocked to find that the quality of food at breakfast at a hotel that prides itself on its famous restaurant, was at about the IHOP level. We were so disappointed by our breakfast that we decided not to try the restaurant for dinner.

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Address: 415 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
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Location: United States > California > Carmel Valley
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Spa Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Carmel Valley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bernardus Lodge & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Majestic, pastoral and artistic, there's no place like Carmel Valley. And there's no better way to tap into the small-town charms than at Bernardus Lodge & Spa-an indulgent 28-acre escape. Tucked away among rolling vineyards and gardens, Bernardus invites you to savor the intimacy of a boutique resort with an epicurean spirit and a soothing soul. Retreat to the warmth of an old friend's rustic-chic ranch estate, where high-touch service welcomes you home. Here's your chance to unplug, unwind and savor time well spent, whether it's pursuing a new interest or perfecting the art of basking in the warm Carmel Valley sun. Stroll our organic chef's garden and watch a true garden-to-table experience. Grab a gourmet basket and find a picnic-perfect spot with your partner. Share a glass of Pinot. Dabble in Carmel Valley's endless pursuits, all curated by our local staff for the ultimate insider's experience. Then sink into the cozy furnishings of a redesigned guestroom open to the outdoors. Relax, reflect, rejuvenate and breathe deep. Bernardus captures the magic of Carmel-and the memories that matter most. ... more   less 
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Bernardus Carmel Lodge Valley
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