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Ventura, California
Reviewed April 20, 2015

I have been coming here to the Bernardus Lodge with my family since I can remember. And now, I have been bringing my little family here since my daughter was born 10 years ago. I have to say that the remodel is a great and refreshing look to the old run down look of the past few years. It was...

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

Dear Keith N, Thank you for such a wonderful review. I am delighted to learn you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves and are looking forward to returning soon. On behalf of the team at Bernardus Lodge & Spa, we look forward to welcoming you back next month! Sean Damery General Manager & Vice President

Carmel Valley, California
Reviewed April 19, 2015

We have stayed over 20 times at Bernardus over the last years. We were concerned at new ownership and a remodel. Let us tell you, no worries! The place is beautifully done, and they kept the lawn outside for lunch and to let the kiddies play. Most of the help have returned, and of course, mostly importantly, CAl. Be assured...

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

Dear Mercedes86, Thank you so much for your continued patronage - I am delighted that we were able to exceed your expectations once again! The renovation is certainly an exciting change, but your compliments of our staff and service speak to the core of the Bernardus experience. I hope for a chance to personally welcome you upon your next stay....

San Francisco
Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a very nice property, just not entirely to my taste. My room was clean and everything was fresh and nice, I loved the switch by the fireplace to turn it on and the bathroom was spectacular, but the style of the room and property is something I think of as high suburbia: lots of wrought iron, big light...

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

Dear ApricotHill, Thank you for staying with us and posting this review. I apologize that the décor of our renovated guestroom was not to your liking. The new residential interiors are styled to be welcoming and warm – so I am disappointed that this was not a fit for you. Thank you for your compliments of the staff, cuisine and...

Monterey, Ca
Reviewed April 18, 2015

Living on the Penninsula with busy lives, it is awesome to beable to escape to Bernardus for time away together. There are so many wineries in Carmel Valley now and incredable eats at Bernardus, The Pool renovations and interior renovations ar 5 star! A perfect spot to celebrate any and every occasion if only for a night or 2! You...

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

Dear Chuckncole, Thank you for your kind compliments of our renovation and property. There is a unique vibrancy and character to this area that is unrivaled. An experience at Bernardus Lodge & Spa should simply capture this essence and deliver exceptional service. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back for your next “escape.” Best Regards, Sean Damery Vice President...

Carmel Valley, California
Reviewed April 18, 2015

I'm a Carmel Valley resident who had enjoyed Bernardus Lodge for years. Its originally charming country French decor did need some 'touch ups' (like all beautiful places), but what the new interior designer has done to what was one of the most beautiful lodges in California is SHOCKING! The 'updated' interior may appeal to some young 'technocrats' from Silicon Valley...

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

Dear 445Elayne, As a member of our community and long standing Bernardus Lodge guest, I truly appreciate your feedback. I am very happy with our renovation and have received endless compliments about the changes. We truly feel that we have continued to expand on our amenities and are providing guests with an authentic wine country experience. That said, I cannot...

San Francisco, CA
Reviewed April 17, 2015

We typically stay at Bernardus once or twice a year. Bernardus has now been purchased and refurbished. Prior to this visit, the last time we were there was in February 2014 and at that time, the property was looking a little tired--maintenance was clearly needed. Things have changed dramatically since it was purchased. It was a bit of a shock...

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

Thank you for sharing your comments regarding your recent stay at Bernardus Lodge & Spa. As a returning guest, I appreciate you feedback on our renovation. The spaces have been updated and modernized significantly, with intent to enhance the Bernardus experience. I am thrilled to hear that you found many of these new touches an improvement. We will be continuing...

Los Gatos, California
Reviewed April 16, 2015

My wife and I have been to Bernardus a number of times over the past few years and we've thoroughly enjoyed every single visit. As other reviewers have commented, the setting is both serene and stunning, the staff strive to make guests feel like VIPs, and the spa really spoils the body! What I would like to take a moment...

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

Dear Berend, Thank you for taking the time to post such a thoughtful and kind review. We sincerely value your feedback and repeat business. I am thrilled to hear that you are already looking forward to your next visit to our renovated resort. Warmest regards from all of us at Bernardus Lodge & Spa, Sean Damery Vice President & General...

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

There are truly no words to describe the incredible experience we just had at The Bernardus. The beauty of the resort is unparalleled but what really resonates is the attention to detail by the entire staff as well as the incredible food! It's not a matter of if we will go back but rather when!!!!

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

Greetings from Carmel Valley! Thank you for sharing your comments regarding your recent stay at our resort. As an authentic wine country retreat, we hope to have nurtured a relaxing escape from the bustle of life — to calm and revitalize all five senses. I am thrilled to hear that you received exemplary service & hospitality throughout your stay. I...

Camarillo, California
Reviewed April 7, 2015

My husband and I just returned from a weekend at the newly renovated lodge and couldn't have had a better time. The recent updates to the property are beautiful and the service, ambiance and attention to detail was superb. The decor is unique and beautiful (the light fixtures in the lobby are amazing!) and the staff went out of their...

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

Dear Amanda E, I appreciate your positive feedback about our renovations and service team. We take great pride in catering to our guests' needs the best way we can. We look forward to welcoming you back to Carmel Valley again soon and often. Sean Damery General Manager & Vice President

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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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: $354 - $717 (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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“Talk with the service member and they will advise you :-D”
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“We stayed in room 69, which had a beautiful view and was fairly private.”
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“We were on the second floor so looking out the windows, it was like being it a tree house, nothing to see but the foliage from the trees.”
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“Our room overlooked a berm that was bare -- next time I'd request a room overlooking the pool area.”
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“We chose the deluxe room that featured a fireplace and outdoor balcony with a beautiful view.”
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