We stayed in Carmel for a wedding and wanted to book a hotel for one-night, which is pretty difficult to do over Memorial Day weekend. This was one of few hotels that didn't require a 2 night minimum.
Overall, we were blown away by the customer service and attention to detail. Water was free (that's right, for once we didn't get charged to drink water in our room). Valet service was also included in the price. And we had a complimentary breakfast the next morning -- delivered to our room no less! The breakfast was delicious - eggs, toast and croissant, fruit, fresh squeezed orange juice and coffee. Their version of a fruit bowl was NOT your typical grapes and melons, but they included strawberries, blueberries and apricots.
The most surprising part of the stay was when we got back in our car to drive home, and the valet had put 2 fresh bottled waters in the car. I mean, it was just great all around. Would highly recommend this hotel. While it's a bit pricey, it's definitely worth it in the end!
- 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