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L'Auberge Carmel

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful boutique hotel in charming Carmel by the Sea! The service is impeccable - from the warm cookies at bedtime, to bringing us fans at 11 pm because "we can't sleep without air blowing on us!!!" (beware: no air conditioning!) to the fantastic breakfast that is included in the rate, you will love the quaint feel and the pampering you...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed just one night in Carmel at L'Auberge (on reflection, we wish we had stayed two or three) as part of a ten-day California coastal road trip. We were absolutely charmed by the hotel and the warm reception (not to mention Carmel as a town). As mentioned by other reviewers, the hotel itself has a bit of an "old...

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

Dear ACR77, Thank you for visiting Carmel-by-the-Sea and staying with us at L'Auberge Carmel! I thoroughly enjoyed reading your comments about our beautiful property! You are absolutely correct about the old world feel as this was the first apartment building in the city of Carmel and was taken from a similar looking building in Prague years ago! I hope that...

Gig Harbor, Washington
Reviewed 27 October 2016

L'Auberge is a wonderful fusion of Old World charm and Carmel hospitality. The Lounge with its small table for two in front of the fireplace is cozy and a perfect p[lace for a nightcap. There are a limited number of room, all of which either open onto, or look down on a very pleasant courtyard. The rooms and baths are...

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

Dear pkad123, Thank you for staying with us at L'Auberge Carmel! I appreciate your candid feedback regarding your stay. We like the motif of the property as old-world charm meets new-world living - being in a world of anticipatory service while being sent back in time to 1929 (the birth of our hotel). I have certainly noted your comments regarding...

Anchorage
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed on top floor in upper right side of building (when facing entrance). I got a deal through hotel.com when my other reservation cancelled due to water supply issues. Hotel.com paid half the bill which was about $1000 for two nights. My bed was amazzzinnngg and had rainshower head for good dousing of water with big soft towels and...

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

Dear william W, Thank you very much for staying at L'Auberge Carmel! I thoroughly enjoyed reading your comments about our special place and I am glad that you had such a wonderful experience. We hope that you will look to us when you come back to charming Carmel-by-the-Sea again! Kind regards, George Nagata

Redwood City, California
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We have been here several times and L'Auberge never disappoints. It's all in the details that makes this hotel so special. My favorite is the turndown service. Cookies and milk! are you kidding. We loved it. The tea towel and slippers by the bed. The h20 products in the bathroom. The amazing French breakfast. Omg the chocolate croissants. Yes please!!...

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

Dear marci b, Thank you very much for staying with us again at L'Auberge Carmel! It is always great to see repeat guests as you are why we are all in this business!! We want to make sure that each experience is consistent but also unique. We hope that each time you come we are getting better and better and...

Napa
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

From the moment we arrived everything was perfect. Our room was had an "ocean peak" view and was spacious with a king bed. The bathroom was very clean and the floors had radiant heat which was great. Breakfast was included and was delicious. Turndown service was very nice and the bedside cookies were a great touch! The location was perfect...

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

Dear Michael D, Thank you for staying with us at L'Auberge Carmel! I appreciate the very kind words and feedback about our property and Hani! I will be sure to pass your words along to him and the entire rest of the staff. We believe that it is our staff - that gives you a sense of comfort and graciousness...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

"Listen very carefully, I shall say this only once !" Fantastic small 'boutique' hotel set in beautiful surrounds - a truly personal welcome awaits you from the friendly, warm staff. Typically French without the attitude !

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

Dear scottidholdgit, Thank you for staying with us at L'Auberge Carmel! I am pleased to see that your stay with us was enjoyable! We are a very small hotel with just 20 rooms and a nine table restaurant - thus making it personal is what we are all about! We hope that when you are back in Carmel-by-the-Sea that we...

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Thankfully this hotel is not rated number 1 on TripAdvisor because it will be available when we want to return. Beautiful room, impeccable service, great location. Walking distance to shopping and restaurants in Carmel. Walked to Carmel beach (up hill back was a good workout) beautiful views of coast including Pebble Beach course. Stayed one night but it was marvelous.

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

Dear Mark E, Thank you very much for staying at L'Auberge Carmel! I am thrilled that you found our little gem of a hotel to be such a wonderful experience. We hope that when you are back in Carmel-by-the-Sea, we have the absolute pleasure of welcoming you back to L'Auberge Carmel (hopefully for a longer stay!) Kind regards, George Nagata

Gurnee, Illinois
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Met and stayed as a weekend celebration with family from across the nation. Stayed here because other hotel we would have preferred was full. Cozy feel with the courtyard and historic building. Staff was helpful. Nice that parking was included since the streets are full and parking is hard to find. Overpriced for what is provided. Room was drab and...

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

Dear DukieJD, Thank you for staying with us at L'Auberge Carmel. I am sorry that your experience did not match the product of the Hotel. The rooms here can be on the cozy side as this was a historic apartment building and we did not do a lot structural modifications to preserve the essence of the property. Rooms are about...

Carmel, California
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Absolutely exquisite ambiance and impeccable personable service permeates this gorgeous vintage hotel. The ambiance alone is worth the visit, as this is truly in a class by itself. We had the most peaceful tea in the spectacular courtyard far from the maddening crowds thronging through Carmel this weekend of our visit. The service absolutely impeccable and engaging in the most...

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Dear S6905FGbarbaraf, Thank you for staying with us at L'Auberge Carmel and it sounds like your had a relaxing time in our serene flower filled courtyard! It is a peaceful place for one to enjoy reading a book, relaxing with a cocktail, or just have a great conversation with friends. I hope that when you find yourself back in Carmel-by-the-Sea,...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre 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
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Price Range: $538 - $780 (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:
l`Auberge Carmel Hotel Carmel
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Carmel
#4 Luxury Hotel in Carmel
#5 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
#12 Family Hotel in Carmel
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“All rooms face courtyard. Believe most are very similar.”
 of 5 bubbles KateOdasz, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Most of the rooms appeared to be of equal size and quality. We were on the second floor - stairs were a bit steep.”
 of 5 bubbles pkad123, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Away from the street is a good idea!”
 of 5 bubbles hhishome, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“We were right off courtyard and had to keep curtains drawn for privacy - try another room.”
 of 5 bubbles getsaround7, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the 2nd floor and n the back of the property.”
 of 5 bubbles blondiemurc, 19 Mar 2016 | Read review
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