My husband and I spent a weekend here for our wedding anniversary. Immediately upon our arrival, we were greeted outside, at our car door, by Liz. She welcomed us in and offered to help carry our bags into the building. While checking in, George (the General Manager) greeted us, valet parked our car and brought our bags to our beautiful, luxurious room. Our room was nice and warm, considering we were coming in from the cold, rainy weather. The staff placed yummy caramels, japanese crackers, and bottled water in our room awaiting our arrival. Very nice touch!
Our first night, my husband and I wanted to explore the nearby shops and restaurants. So many nice places to explore. Shops, restaurants, art galleries, and even the beach are all walking distance from our hotel. Another plus!
Due to some remodeling in the hotel and their onsite restaurant, we had to walk two blocks for our complimentary breakfast at Cantinetta Luca. Not a problem. We like to walk. But George and Liz made sure we knew they would drop us off and pick us up if we'd like. We decided to walk because the weather was nice and when we arrived another employee of the restaurant at L'Auberge greeted us at their sister restaurant Cantinetta Luca. Again, very accomodating and breakfast was delicious! It consisted of a plate of fresh fruit, freshly squeezed orange juice, two eggs any way you like them cooked, freshly brewed coffee, freshly baked croissants, toast, and delicious jam.
Our last nite with the hotel, we were surprised with a bottle of wine, dried berries, large slice of pumpkin cake, and a special note that wished us a Happy Anniversary. Thank you again George and Liz! They made our stay memorable.
One last note, it was storming the morning of our last day at the hotel but Liz kindly drove us to the restaurant for breakfast and picked us up as well. If you're looking for a place that takes customer service to a new level, this is your place! The staff we had contact with were second to none. We will definitely be back to stay again.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- l`Auberge Carmel Hotel Carmel