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Monte Verde Street at Seventh Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
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#20 of 27 hotels in Carmel
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4.8
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4.6
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4.5
Value
3.8
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. Recent renovations have transformed the hotel's 20 guest rooms , entrance and landscaped courtyard bringin an elegant aesthetic, once again making the hotel the leader in design within Carmel-by-the-Sea, with canopied or tufted beds, original antiques, and custom fabrics. Luxuriously romantic, the Carmel hotel was created for adults to relax, rejuvenate and nurture relationships—the perfect Carmel escape getaway. It is one of Carmel’s few full service luxury hotels offering valet parking, room service and highly personalized guest services. All accommodations include a sumptuous continental breakfast, wifi, and valet parking. The highlight of L'Auberge Carmel is its intimate 9-table restaurant, Aubergine, featuring a 2500-bottle wine cellar. It is the passion of Executive Chef Justin Cogley.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Patio
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Valet parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bathrobes
Desk
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Safe
Flatscreen TV
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Telephone
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Private bathrooms
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Alexis S wrote a review Dec 2022
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Spent 4 nights at L'Auberge and would definitely return. A short walk to the centre of town and beach. 40min loop along the beach front past the cute original houses (gingerbread style) as well as an excellent example of Frank Lloyd Wright. Also recommend Big Sur Adventure's e-bike tours and rentals for access to Point Lobos, also not far away. One piece of advise is to check bill at check out, otherwise a delightful stay and excellent service.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Jessica K wrote a review Aug 2022
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We loved Carmel-by-the-Sea! What a charming and quaint seaside town. We loved l’Auberge and how well maintained it was considering it was built in 1929! They have kept up the heritage beauty of the hotel and matched the decor accordingly. The staff were wonderful and accommodating. We were immediately upgraded and our room was quite large as well as a very large bathroom. The bed was in excellent condition and very comfortable. Location is perfect and we loved the fresh plums in the room and turn down service delicious cookies. We wouldn’t hesitate to stay again or highly recommend this property. Thanks again, Jessica and Aubey
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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John C wrote a review Oct 2022
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My stay at L’Auberge was less than satisfactory. When I booked, the only room available was a courtyard view, which was okay. After check-in, I quickly learned that about 2 feet from the main window of the room were the dining tables for the restaurant. The single pane glass did not block any of the noise and it was like being a guest at the table. I could hear the entire conversation, the laughter, and clinging glasses well into the night. I went to bed about 10pm but the party continued for hours. The next morning, I asked the front desk for a different room, and none were available. I told them because of the noise I needed to check out. I fully expected to pay for the one-night stay but was totally surprised I was charged for an extra night for breaking my multi-night reservation. It cost almost $1,900 for the miserable noisy night. I have always had wonderful rooms and experiences at Relais & Chateaux properties around the world. In addition to the noise, the room needed an upgrade from the 1990’s bath and décor. This property does not live up to the Relais & Chateaux standards.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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H G wrote a review Oct 2022
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Pretentious and arrogant are the only words that describes this hotel accurately. The room is moderate in size but we had no way of knowing that there is no air conditioning in the rooms. The rooms are stuffy with no moving air. They provide you what appears to be a $20 fan to move the stuffy air around. This for $1,000 a night. I spent 4 nights there and had the 4 worst night sleep I have had in years. The rooms overlook a courtyard that is used for their Michelin star restaurant so you either need to keep your windows closed and suffocate or keep them open and hear the conversation of the diners. The floors are old with no carpet so I am awakened each morning far too early by the people right above us. Breakfast is provided but other than basic eggs everything is a la cart. The small bar is very nice but a glass of wine starts at $25. Again, for $1,000 a night it makes no sense to nickel and dime people. I can afford it but it offends me to be taken advantage of. The vibe is all about the restaurant and it's Michelin star and the rooms appear to be a necessary afterthought. Oh. They also add a 20% gratuity on the ridiculous bar prices and add $35 a night for gratuities. When I complained and asked to speak with the manager, I heard from no one until we had left. She then called and got very aggressive with me. Wow. Go elsewhere.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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GNP wrote a review Oct 2022
Napa, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
If you make a reservation for this property, and you enjoy fine dining, first make a reservation for dinner with their Michelin-starred chef. Their reservation staff apparently has not been trained to tell or ASK guests about a dinner reservation. We stayed 3 nights and could not get a dinner reservation. The staff are very pleasant and helpful as they should be for the extra $35 per night for staff gratuities that are to be added to your bill, about which the check-in person informs you. I don’t recall reading or hearing anything about that extra charge when we made our hotel reservation. The accommodations are only slightly better than average and all rooms require moderate to extensive steps, with no elevators. We didn’t see any help for guests who might be physically challenged. The included breakfast was adequate but nothing special, except for its being served in the lovely courtyard, weather permitting. The courtyard has a bit of a “European” feel to it. The hotel’s location is good, with walks of two to a few blocks to some available restaurants, and lots of art galleries. All in all, we may be just a tad generous with the “four of five” rating.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask about a dinner reservation for one of the few tables for their Michelin-starred chef.
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Response from Monica Munoz, General Manager at L'Auberge Carmel
Responded Oct 10, 2022
Greetings, Thank you for your review of us at L'Auberge Carmel! We much appreciate you taking the time to provide other TripAdvisor users your feedback about your stay with us. Best, Monica Munoz General Manager
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Don't know who wrote a review Sep 2022
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Hotel rooms are small about 200 sqft. Antique furniture and facilities are the standard with broken locks, worn carpet and no modern electric support. Comon area is the courtyard where cold breakfast is served. Keep in mind one is kicked out every evening from the courtyard for dinner service. Aubergine the fancy restaurant holds dinner service on the garden furniture. Rather unusual for such an expensive set menu. Wine list is admirable but keep in mind one can not order from the list unless eating at the restaurant. I did however see the owner pull a bottle from the cellar to take to dinner so ownership has it's exceptions. That said I suspect the wine growers at DRC might have an issue of supplying to a restaurant where the owner picks and guest do not have access.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Back rooms next to garbage so noise always at 6:30 am. No AC in rooms so do not go when hot. ...
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Response from Monica Munoz, General Manager at L'Auberge Carmel
Responded Oct 10, 2022
Greetings, Thank you for your review of us at L'Auberge Carmel. Apologies for the shortcomings in wine options. Thank you for providing feedback regarding breakfast and the opportunities we have with breakfast deliveries. Have a great evening and thanks for your feedback. We hope to be able to welcome you back in the near future. Best, Monica Munoz General Manager
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Howard C wrote a review Sep 2022
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The noise level is absurdly loud. Noise from the street, anyone climbing the stairs, loud and not so loud voices. You hear EVERYTHING. no a/c so you have to keep windows open so you hear conversations of people walking by, motorcycles, cars. Not the $1100+ a night experience you expect.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Book somewhere else
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DanDan763 wrote a review Sep 2022
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Overall the experience was very negative, and not what we expected to get from this type of hotel paying as much as we did: — Grandma who came with us, can barely walk. We found out there is NO elevator and no other room available on 1st floor or any other solution. That is outrageous. There is no information that there is no elevator on website or otherwise. — No A/C. We understand that usually the weather is comfortable. Labor Day weekend happened to be extremely hot and we would expect a hotel of this caliber to have A/C. No real solution offered (open the window, offered a fan) — ‘Open a window’? Well, the restaurant tables are JUST OUTSIDE the window. That is ridiculous. — Included breakfast also extremely disappointing. Its a bare bone breakfast and all additions are at a charge. So not really ‘included’. Also, given a Michelin star restaurant on property, we expected an elevated experience — it was not — Finally, I attempted to call the property and talk to a manager. I tried several times unsuccessfully, the 3rd time I left a detailed message. I never got a call back. Very disappointing. — Service overall is mediocre at best. Slow, not attentive. Lack some basics, for example, when we asked for a bottle of water from valet getting in the car we were told to have a glass of tap water as they don’t have bottles. Not what I expect when paying $~1,000 a night
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Date of stay: September 2022
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ayc6 wrote a review Sep 2022
Guilford, Connecticut21 contributions14 helpful votes
This was our third stay at L’Auberge Carmel and while a lot has changed, it’s still as charming and idyllic as we had remembered. The staff is top notch, the breakfasts and turndown cookies as delicious as you would expect from Michelin starred Aubergine, located in the middle of anywhere you need to walk to (and if where you are going is just a bit too far or you don’t feel like walking, the house Mercedes and Volvo can take you). We miss you already. ‘Til next we meet…
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Nellgurl wrote a review Sep 2022
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THe postive: Staff was friendly (although inexperienced) and bedding was nice. THe property has some european charm with it’s courtyard. Everything else: My ocean view room, which came to over 900 bucks was stuffy, musty and totally outdated. Their “period antiques” are more flea market than fabulous. There is nothing about this room that makes it worth the amount of money it costs. I have stayed at many higher end properties and comparitively the value is just not here. I booked a room online and when i arrived with my dog was told the room that i booked was not a pet friendly room so the pet fee would be doubled. There is no way i could have know this. Also PET FEE IS $250!! (So, 500 doubled) I would have left then and there but my reservation was not refundable. I have never stayed anywhere that the pet fee was more than $100. Ritz, Four Seasons, Small boutique hotels…$100 max. THe cypress Inn, a comparable property around the corner from L’auberge charges $30. And they are shifty about the pet fee. They don’t actually say the price and hand you the form to sign. If you don’t read the whole thing you would never know. You know what else you would never know?? That my dog was ever in the room. $500 smackers for her to sleep on the floor. WTF???? So here i am in dingy, noisy (lots of weird knocking sounds coming from walls and floor). I ordered room service (no prices given) and was charge $80 for a steak and french fries. The steak was nothing special whatsoever—I could not tell what cut it was maybe sirloin, but it was overly lean and the portion was on the small side (it was served sliced which make it look like more than it is. the fries were definitely the frozen type. Sure, you expect to pay more for room service, but again, the value for the price is waaaaaay off. Lesson learned. An expensive one. THere is some charm to the property but it is dingy and tired and feels like it should cost about a quarter of what it does. Belch.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaMonterey CountyCarmel
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about L'Auberge Carmel
Which popular attractions are close to L'Auberge Carmel?
Nearby attractions include The Cheese Shop (0.2 miles), Ocean Avenue (0.2 miles), and Carmel Beach Boardwalk (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at L'Auberge Carmel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at L'Auberge Carmel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at L'Auberge Carmel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at L'Auberge Carmel?
Yes, free parking, street parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to L'Auberge Carmel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Flying Fish Grill, Treehouse Cafe, and Dametra Cafe.
Is L'Auberge Carmel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.03 miles away from the center of Carmel.
Are any cleaning services offered at L'Auberge Carmel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to L'Auberge Carmel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Tor House (0.9 miles), San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission (0.8 miles), and Cannery Row (4.5 miles).