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L'Auberge Carmel

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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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Room Service
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Grade: 99 out of 100
60Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
68Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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arriving at night through the dark and with many trees lined streets this was a magical place. the doorman is most welcoming and helpful. we had a nice room with beautiful decor. excellent location to take a stroll to the beach and the shops.
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Hotel's Favorite
Great clean room with warm hospitality. Staff are well trained to understand the basic needs of visitors. They brought freshly baked cookies each evening, turned down the bed and left a bucket of ice so the room is ready for the night when we returned from dinner. Don't skip the
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This is a beautiful inn in the heart of Carmel. I stayed here for two nights in October. It was clean, comfortable, and the service was excellent. The bed was extremely comfortable. The bathroom was large, new and beautiful. Breakfast was fantastic and the hotel is located near
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Carmel-by-the-Sea has been a favorite of ours for many years. For our Anniversary we drove up Coast Hwy 1 and spent two nights as guests of the Auberge Carmel. We stayed in a Courtyard King Bed Suite and enjoyed a rainy weekend of wandering around the lovely small town. The
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What a charming little place! Fantastic location, beautifully decorated and the most welcoming and attentive staff I’ve met in awhile. Place really does make you feel like you’re in the South of France. Love that valet parking and breakfast were included but the $30 in
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The Standard Courtyard Queen Room at the L'Auberge Carmel
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The Deluxe Courtyard King Room at the L'Auberge Carmel
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There was a separate shower from the Japanese style bathtub Carmel is a very high end town, very low crime and safe. They always parked our car right by the hotel.
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Is it dog friendly?
Hello Sweeny2015, Thank you for your question! L’Auberge Carmel, Relais & Chateaux, understands that pets are often considered part of the family and for this reason we are happy to accommodate your pet request whenever possible. We do have 3 pet-friendly rooms on-site, but they will need to be booked in advance. Please visit our website to view our Pet Policy or feel free to give us a call at 831-624-8578. Thank you, Lauren Weaver Reservations Manager
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microwave in room 17?
Hi Friendly2u, Thank you for your question! We do not have microwaves in any of our guestrooms, but each room rate does include our Aubergine Signature Breakfast. As we are in the heart of Downtown Carmel, we are also within walking distance to a variety of restaurants in the area. If you have further room questions, please feel free to call the Reservations Department at 831-622-5909. Sincerely, Lauren Weaver Reservations Manager
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Dear Ms. Terri2607, Thank you for your question and I again thank you for staying with us at L'Auberge Carmel. It seems that we had failed to communicate this to you during our reservations and check-in process. I would be more than happy to discuss this with you over the phone or via e-mail. You may reach me at 831.624.8578. Our service fee of $30.00 per night - is what you mentioned for - in lieu of gratuities for the hotel staff and as such no other gratuities are necessary. If you had felt that one employee had gone above and beyond, additional gratuities are at your discretion. I apologize for this miscommunication to you. If you would like to discuss further please do not hesitate to call. Kind regards, George Nagata General Manager, L'Auberge Carmel
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Is there a gym at the hotel?
Hello Jacqueline, Thank you for your inquiry. We do not have a gym on-site, but are just a few blocks from the beach! Our Front Desk Team would be happy to assist in booking any activities in the area and can give information on booking gym day-passes or driving directions to some amazing hiking trails in the area. Please contact the Front Desk at 831-624-8578 if you have any further questions. Sincerely, Lauren Weaver Reservations Manager
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"queen rooms do have narrow stairs to access, so choose a room off the patio if this is an issue"
"I was in a corner in the back... overlooking a charming courtyard, delightful!"
"Upstairs rooms are quieter than those on the ground floor opening onto the courtyard."
"Stay someplace else if you want to sleep."
"Courtyard view is very pleasing with a relaxing water feature."
$398 - $875 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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