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L'Auberge Carmel

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St Pierre, Mauritius
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In my first review in 2012, I said that I would go back there anytime. Well my husband and I went back in July 2016. We stayed longer and loved the place as much as we did the first time. Will keep you posted on our next visit a L'Auberge Carmel.

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Salinas, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming. Every staff member we came across during our stay was helpful and polite. Our room was very clean (and I am very particular) and we had a hand written note on our bed from the manager, thanking us for choosing L'Auberge. We went out to dinner and returned with fresh oatmeal cookies in our room. (I am a baker...

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auberge_carmel_ca, General Manager at L'Auberge Carmel, responded to this review

Dear 824Anonymous, Thank you very much for staying with us at L'Auberge Carmel and I certainly appreciate your feedback regarding your stay! Our culture is to be very passionate people who love to take care of our L'Auberge Carmel guests and I hope that was evident during your stay. I will speak with our culinary team regarding the pastries. You...

Vienna Region, Austria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the L'Auberge for two nights and was very happy with the hotel, the facilities and the service of the staff. The hotel is nicely located - not difficult though in a small village - and the entire hotel is run by a nice group of associates who are welcoming and full of friendliness. Food served at the hotel...

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auberge_carmel_ca, General Manager at L'Auberge Carmel, responded to this review

Dear Samoht60, Thank you for staying with us at L'Auberge Carmel. It was our pleasure to have had you as our guest for two nights. We strive to make sure that each individual guest is looked after with care and with the "heart of a servant" (which is one of our core values). We hope that we will be able...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice hotel and friendly personnel that make the stay at L'Auberge Carmel worthwhile. Location is very good, right next to the shops of Ocean Avenue and a few blocks from the ocean. The room we stayed in was facing the street and with the prices the hotel charges, one would hope that they would have enough funds to...

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auberge_carmel_ca, General Manager at L'Auberge Carmel, responded to this review

Dear Stefanie_Schwabing, Thank you for staying with us at L'Auberge Carmel. Thank you for your constructive feedback and will be taking this to our team. Yes, the hotel is centrally located in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea and only 4 blocks away from famous Carmel beach. We are planning on room improvements in late 2017 so we will definitely take your comments regarding...

Denver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really liked this hotel. I like small cozy places. The staff is wonderful and helpful making sure that your stay in Carmel and their hotel is enjoyable. Because of the topography of Carmel, a pretty hilly little town, this hotel is built against a hill. It was built in the 1920's I believe. There are no elevators and plenty of...

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auberge_carmel_ca, General Manager at L'Auberge Carmel, responded to this review

Dear Andrea K, Thank you very much for staying with us at L'Auberge Carmel! I apologize for the restaurant not being open during your stay however hopefully now you have a chance to return back to the hotel and we can welcome you to a newly renovated Aubergine! Kind regards, George

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Tucked quietly two blocks off of Carmel's main shopping area on Ocean Avenue, L'Auberge provides a lovely stay for couples. The hotel was once a private residence and has a charming old world elegance. We stayed here for three nights beginning on Christmas Eve. The staff was exceptionally gracious and welcomed us with a cup of hot cider. Nice touch!...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed November 30, 2016

Wonderful boutique hotel in charming Carmel by the Sea! The service is impeccable - from the warm cookies at bedtime, to bringing us fans at 11 pm because "we can't sleep without air blowing on us!!!" (beware: no air conditioning!) to the fantastic breakfast that is included in the rate, you will love the quaint feel and the pampering you...

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auberge_carmel_ca, General Manager at L'Auberge Carmel, responded to this review

Dear KateOdasz, Thank you for staying at L'Auberge Carmel and I thoroughly enjoyed reading your comments about your experience at L'Auberge Carmel. Our service, we feel, is what sets up apart and we certainly try to go above and beyond our guests expectations. Whatever our guests need to make their stay enjoyable is our task!! We hope that when you...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 10, 2016

We stayed just one night in Carmel at L'Auberge (on reflection, we wish we had stayed two or three) as part of a ten-day California coastal road trip. We were absolutely charmed by the hotel and the warm reception (not to mention Carmel as a town). As mentioned by other reviewers, the hotel itself has a bit of an "old...

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auberge_carmel_ca, General Manager at L'Auberge Carmel, responded to this review

Dear ACR77, Thank you for visiting Carmel-by-the-Sea and staying with us at L'Auberge Carmel! I thoroughly enjoyed reading your comments about our beautiful property! You are absolutely correct about the old world feel as this was the first apartment building in the city of Carmel and was taken from a similar looking building in Prague years ago! I hope that...

Gig Harbor, Washington
Reviewed October 27, 2016

L'Auberge is a wonderful fusion of Old World charm and Carmel hospitality. The Lounge with its small table for two in front of the fireplace is cozy and a perfect p[lace for a nightcap. There are a limited number of room, all of which either open onto, or look down on a very pleasant courtyard. The rooms and baths are...

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auberge_carmel_ca, General Manager at L'Auberge Carmel, responded to this review

Dear pkad123, Thank you for staying with us at L'Auberge Carmel! I appreciate your candid feedback regarding your stay. We like the motif of the property as old-world charm meets new-world living - being in a world of anticipatory service while being sent back in time to 1929 (the birth of our hotel). I have certainly noted your comments regarding...

Anchorage
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

I stayed on top floor in upper right side of building (when facing entrance). I got a deal through hotel.com when my other reservation cancelled due to water supply issues. Hotel.com paid half the bill which was about $1000 for two nights. My bed was amazzzinnngg and had rainshower head for good dousing of water with big soft towels and...

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auberge_carmel_ca, General Manager at L'Auberge Carmel, responded to this review

Dear william W, Thank you very much for staying at L'Auberge Carmel! I thoroughly enjoyed reading your comments about our special place and I am glad that you had such a wonderful experience. We hope that you will look to us when you come back to charming Carmel-by-the-Sea again! Kind regards, George Nagata

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  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about L'Auberge Carmel

Address: Monte Verde Street at Seventh Avenue, Carmel, CA 93920
Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Price Range: $381 - $576 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — L'Auberge Carmel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Carmel
#4 Luxury Hotel in Carmel
#5 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
#12 Family Hotel in Carmel
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“I had a second floor room. The stairs are quite steep. The room was nice but a trek.”
 of 5 bubbles andreakJ5057JJ, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“All rooms face courtyard. Believe most are very similar.”
 of 5 bubbles KateOdasz, Nov 30, 2016 | Read review
“Most of the rooms appeared to be of equal size and quality. We were on the second floor - stairs were a bit steep.”
 of 5 bubbles pkad123, Oct 27, 2016 | Read review
“Away from the street is a good idea!”
 of 5 bubbles hhishome, May 19, 2016 | Read review
“We were right off courtyard and had to keep curtains drawn for privacy - try another room.”
 of 5 bubbles getsaround7, Apr 30, 2016 | Read review
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