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L'Auberge Carmel

#21 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've called this hotel few times before I came down to Carmel, never got through a single time. Finally, when I was already at the front door sitting in the car trying to figure out where's valet parking. Of course, nobody EVER picks up the damn phone, or greets you anywhere in the lobby or hotel. It's like you walk... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

L'Auberge Carmel is a wonderful Relais & Chateau hotel in a very convenient location in Carmel By-The-Sea; walking distance to shopping and restaurants in Carmel. Nice rooms and great service in this small boutique hotel.

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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is wonderful. The staff is warm, caring, professional and very accommodating. My room was better than expected....beautiful antique furniture and well appointed. The bed was super comfortable and I slept like a baby. There is a quiet internal courtyard area where you can relax. I didn't spend much time there but saw some guests reading books or sipping... More 

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Thank dking6
auberge_carmel_ca, General Manager at L'Auberge Carmel, responded to this review

Dear dking6, Thank you for staying at L'Auberge Carmel! It was a pleasure reading your feedback about your experience at the hotel. At L'Auberge Carmel and Aubergine restaurant we strive to make sure that each guest experience is lasting memory. Whether by a connection with a staff member or the experience in our products we look to make a lasting... More 

London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Comfortable cottage style rooms set around an internal courtyard. Warm welcome in cosy reception and bar area- albeit the area did not seem used to its full potential later on. Space is at a premium in this hotel so there is no separate guests area. Bedroom was comfortable with perfectly acceptable bathroom with shower having great water pressure. However given... More 

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

Dear Amerdav, Thank you for staying with us at L'Auberge Carmel. I appreciate your candid feedback regarding your stay with us. I enjoyed your comments with our service and how we are a historic hotel. I apologize for the lackluster offerings during breakfast. I will definitely speak with our Executive Chef and will be reformatting the process and menu. I... More 

Long Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our first stay at this wonderfully charming and first class property! From the minute we arrived the staff were welcoming, friendly and over the top helpful! We felt like we were being invited into a personal home rather than a hotel. The L' Auberge has an old world feel with first class amenities. Our room faced the ocean... More 

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Thank ch0ward
auberge_carmel_ca, General Manager at L'Auberge Carmel, responded to this review

Dear ch0ward, Thank you for staying with us at L'Auberge Carmel. I enjoyed reading your comments and am feel proud our staff was able to go above and beyond the call of duty to provide you with whatever assistance you needed. We hope that we are able to provide the same service to you once again! Kind regards, George Nagata More 

Naples, Florida
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

If you want to stay within walking distance to the beach and town, this is the perfect location. You have to like historical hotels to stay at this property. The stairs will creek and the rooms have character. It's a charming hotel, not for the modern person, more for the a person who enjoys antiques and beautiful old estates.

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

Dear AroundtheWorld2003, Thank you for staying with us at L'Auberge Carmel. I thoroughly enjoyed your comments regarding your stay with us! Yes we are deemed from the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea to be a historic hotel, one of the first apartment buildings built in the city way back in 1929. As the hotel has an old world charm as we like... More 

Sandgate, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

The staff were very welcoming with all the attention you would expect from a top hotel. Once inside the hotel, the lobby is attractive and the courtyard very pretty but the upstairs room we stayed in was very small and some of the furniture and the carpet were due for refurbishment as both dated and very tired. The restaurant is... More 

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Thank Viv2010
auberge_carmel_ca, General Manager at L'Auberge Carmel, responded to this review

Dear Viv2010, Thank you very much for staying with us at L'Auberge Carmel and for your comments. Though I am glad that our team at L'Auberge was able to offer you attentive service I am however disappointed that we did not live up to your expectations in our hard product. We are a historic building and we have not retrofitted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We loved our stay. The hotel was lovely and the staff was excellent. It was perfectly located and the courtyard was beautiful. Our room was not large but was nicely appointed and comfortable. We have been plotting how to get back soon to stay at L'Auberge. We wouldn't think of staying anywhere in Carmel.

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

Dear Elizabeth P, Thank you very much for staying with us at L'Auberge Carmel and for your thoughtful comments! Our central location to downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea as well as Carmel beach makes our property a short walk to everything and not needing a vehicle while in town! We hope that we are able to have the pleasure of welcoming you back... More 

Palo Alto, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Service was wonderful, dinner and breakfast were exquisite. Rooms are noisy and run down. We've stayed at many Relais & Chateaux properties around the world and this one is not up to their standards. We love Carmel, but we won't be staying here again.

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

Dear SBCDCPA, Thank you very much for staying with at L'Auberge Carmel. Though your comments about our service was much appreciated, I am disappointed that we clearly did not meet your expectations with our rooms product. I would love to have the opportunity to speak with you over the telephone regarding your whole experience and how I may be able... More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Maybe one of the worst hotels we've ever stayed at !! Only saving factor was the staff was great .. Service fabulous! Hotel itself is very very sad .. Worn out ! Needs redo ASAP .. Our room was $450 for a , small queen , shower & 1950 carpeting! Plus $30 service fee .. Know it was holiday weekend... More 

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Thank local997
auberge_carmel_ca, General Manager at L'Auberge Carmel, responded to this review

Dear local997, Thank you for staying with us at L'Auberge Carmel and providing your feedback regarding your experience. I am thoroughly disappointed that your stay was not up to your expectations. Being a historic 1929 building our rooms are definitely on the smaller spectrum to newer built rooms - this being said I would definitely love to speak with you... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • 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 Peninsula > Carmel
Price Range: $421 - $751 (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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Also Known As:
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Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Carmel
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Carmel
#5 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
#12 Family Hotel in Carmel
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