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California
Reviewed July 27, 2015

The staff at this beautiful property all offered impeccable service. The restaurant was lovely, as was the pool. Centrally located, only 15 minutes from downtown Carmel. Very pet friendly. Wineries two minutes away. All in all a great spot!

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SeanDamery, General Manager at Bernardus Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear ColeyCalifornia, Thank you so much for staying at Bernardus Lodge & Spa and for posting this review. We are proud to be located in the heart of Carmel Valley wine country, far enough from the coast to have warm, sunny days that are perfect for the pool. Now that you have discovered us, I hope you will return again...

Napa Valley, California
Reviewed July 25, 2015

The Bernardus was recommended to us and we are not disappointed. The resort was very nice, accommodations were what we expected, though next time I would not select a room facing the courts. The Restaurant was amazing, fresh food from the gardens. Would return again!

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SeanDamery, General Manager at Bernardus Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear KevinDDenton, Thank you so much following a recommendation to stay at Bernardus Lodge & Spa and for posting such a kind review. Whether it’s an estate wine, pure relaxation or culinary bounty at Lucia Restaurant & Bar, we strive to provide our guests an authentic wine country experience. Carmel Valley awaits your return… Best Regards, Sean Damery Vice President...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

From start to finish, what an exquisite place to stay. Kid friendly, little touches like glass of wine and fruit when checking in, sun screen by the pool , drinks and food package in the room with little luxuries , such friendly staff. Understated luxury throughout and no issues whether you want to dress up or down. Wedding took place...

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SeanDamery, General Manager at Bernardus Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear LindaCarling18, Thank you so much for staying at Bernardus Lodge & Spa and for posting such a thoughtful and detailed review. Your compliments of our check-in experience, guest rooms and dining experiences are very generous. Of course, a trip to Carmel Valley would not be complete without enjoying the sunshine – thank you for mentioning our complimentary tennis, yoga,...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed July 21, 2015

We just returned from a 5 day stay and were very pleased and would return. It was our anniversary and we wanted somewhere smaller, romantic, quiet, and luxurious - Bernardus was all of those things. We had a 2nd story room in the back (I requested somewhere quiet - and it was). Even though the resort was full the place...

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SeanDamery, General Manager at Bernardus Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Chicagotraveler18, Thank you so much for staying at Bernardus Lodge & Spa and for posting such a generous review. At its heart, Bernardus Lodge & Spa is a romantic hotel, where life slows to a relaxed rhythm – thank you for choosing us for your anniversary celebration. I am glad you and your husband found the peace and serenity...

San Diego, California
Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Bernardus is incredible. From the moment we arrived and were warmly greeted at valet, we knew we were in for 3 days of paradise. There are so many special touches that make The Bernardus phenomenal and untypical. Being offered wine or lemonade at check-in; being personally escorted to one's room, where gorgeous cheeses and berries wait; having a quiet,...

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Dear Linda L, This review is incredible – thank you so much for visiting Bernardus Lodge & Spa and for sharing such detailed feedback. You were truly honored to play a part in your son’s wedding weekend. Our Rose Garden is the ideal location to enjoy our famed climate and views of the Santa Lucia mountains. I am so glad...

Carmel
Reviewed July 20, 2015

The atmosphere and the service is wonderful. Relaxing place to go. I will say the new décor is eclectic at best. Some parts is just wonderful and then these crystal chandeliers hanging around are just odd and don't seem to go with the surroundings. Oh well, it doesn't make the experience negative.

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SeanDamery, General Manager at Bernardus Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Carmeljill, Thank you for visiting Bernardus Lodge & Spa and for posting this review. I am grateful for your kind compliments of our atmosphere and service. There is a unique, charming character to this area that is unrivaled – but I am especially proud of the service we provide here. From Carmel, it gorgeous drive down Carmel Valley Road...

San Francisco, California, United States
Reviewed July 14, 2015

We made a weekend trip to Carmel Valley for our anniversary, which also happens to be Memorial Weekend. We actually prefer Carmel Valley to Carmel itself because of the better weather, the wine tasting rooms and the incredible hiking in Garland Regional Park which is a total hidden gem. Also, there's just less of a touristy vibe. We decided to...

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Dear Robert P., Thank you so much for choosing Bernardus Lodge & Spa for your anniversary celebration. I appreciate you taking the time to share such detailed feedback on your stay. I agree that Carmel Valley’s unique vibrancy and seemingly endless sunshine sets it apart from Carmel-by-the-Sea. I am thrilled that you enjoyed celebrating your special occasion with us. Bernardus...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 10, 2015

Just even looking at the pictures of the rooms, makes me long for the time we spent at the Bernardus Lodge. Absolutely A+++. Our arrival was easy and the glass of sauvignon blanc just made it that much easier. Room was away from the pool/garden which meant calm and quiet rather than noise. Room was amazing. Beautiful decor, elegant, loved...

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SeanDamery, General Manager at Bernardus Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Rane84, Thank you so much for visiting Bernardus Lodge & Spa and for posting such a detailed review. I am thrilled that you were able to relax, reflect, rejuvenate and breathe deep – and enjoy our services and amenities. Your rating of an “A+++” is very generous, thank you. Now that you have discovered us, I hope you will...

san francisco
Reviewed July 2, 2015

I love the luxurious appointments, the balcony, comfortable beds, warm staff and the bar! Our last night we sat in the bar for dinner and that was one of my favorite spots for dinner. If you're looking for luxury, a chance to get away from it all and just relax in a gorgeous environment, this is the place!

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SeanDamery, General Manager at Bernardus Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Joanneweir, Thank you so much for returning to Bernardus Lodge & Spa and for posting such a complimentary review. With rustic ranch chic décor, an indoor/outdoor and a menu of craft cocktail specialties — of all Carmel Valley bars, Lucia is the place to see and be seen. Our bartenders Gabe and Taylor are cocktail artisans who take their...

new york
Reviewed July 1, 2015

We just returned from a couple of nights at the Bernardus Lodge, we had visited previously a few years ago. The renovations were fine, a little "restoration hardware" but the property itself is very nice, the location beautiful and relaxing. Our main problem was the restaurant and room service. We eat at the restaurant twice and both times the service...

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SeanDamery, General Manager at Bernardus Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments regarding your recent visit to Bernardus Lodge & Spa. I am sorry to hear of your disappointing experiences at Lucia Restaurant & Bar. Allow me to assure you that this matter has been addressed with the management team. I have spent over 20 years managing 4-star and 5-star hotels and believe that training is...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
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 

Additional Information about Bernardus Lodge & Spa

Address: 415 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9417
Location: United States > California > Carmel Valley
Price Range: $385 - $926 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Bernardus Lodge & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 73
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Bernardus Hotel Carmel Valley
Bernardus Carmel Lodge Valley
Bernardus Lodge
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“Not sure that there is really enough difference to matter. We had an upper floor room.”
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“Choose suite 58 - great views and close to the infinity edge spa”
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“Chose an upstairs (only 2 stories) room as they have cathedral ceilings which are quire charming.”
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“All are good.”
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“They choose the room for you even if you state a preference.”
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