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L'Auberge Carmel

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#21 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Third stay. Charming, peaceful, well-located. Each room is unique. An oasis particularly during tourist season. Very nice breakfast. The dining room is eclectic and expensive but plenty of walkable options.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was planning a easy family road trip... Why not the beautiful Monterrey coast and Carmel for 2 nights. Booked one of the better rooms at L'Auberge as I thot could not lose with a relais and chateaux hotel.. ( room rate $785 per tax and charges ) the negatives... $$old tired rooms.. poor carpet , musty smell in stairway and...

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auberge_carmel_ca2, Reservations Manager at L'Auberge Carmel, responded to this review

Dear Soiam50, Thank you for staying at L'Auberge Carmel. We sincerely apologize for the issues with your guest room, rollaway, and for the maintenance problems you encountered. We apologize that the room facilities were not up to your standards. We are in the process of renovating the hotel and as of January 2017 we have currently renovated the lobby, salon,...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one Hotel I would visit time and time again. It is a small boutique hotel but that's all you need in Carmel. The service is fantastic and you feel like your in true European countryside Hotel. The rooms and the food is wonderful. I have been here I few times and it never disappoints or ever well. Highly...

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a really fine hotel, and i enjoyed my stay. here are some things you might want to know: 1. the cost includes an amount for staff gratuities, which is helpful as most rooms are up at least one flight of stairs and some another flight of narrow stairs. You will definitely want to use the bellman to deliver...

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Lees Summit, Mo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had drinks in this place and they were very snooty. The service was not that good and really acted like they could care less if we were there. Go next door to the Cypress Inn where you get a lot better service.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When standing in the courtyard, you might think that you were in the south of France. Staff is extremely friendly and seemed to go out of their way to make sure that our every need was fulfilled. There is a $30/day fee to cover all tips, valet parking and incidentals. This was great, as I didn't feel that I was...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am an elderly woman who travels extensively, frequently alone.I arrived Sunday afternoon for a two day stay. L'Auberge proved to be a delightful little gem. From the old world charm of the property to the wonderfully warm and helpful staff. In fact, my stay was so enjoyable I elected to stay an additional two days. I would like to...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 March 2017

From the moment we arrived to when we departed a day later, we were treated like royalty. This hotel and it's staff goes above and beyond your expectations to ensure you have an exceptional stay. It's the only way to describe the experience. Nice small touches- like a handwritten card to wish me a happy birthday, fresh baked cookies and...

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California
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Overall a very poor experience with multiple service failures from the arrival experience and throughout the stay - from arrival and check-in, to having us in the wrong room, to leaving my car unlocked by the valet, to not having a thick duvet available during the day while ours was washed to no one to help with bags at check-in...

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

Dear swg126, Thank you for staying with us at L'Auberge Carmel. I am sorry that your stay with us was not to your expectations. All around we regret that your experience was not the L'Auberge Carmel experience that you had hoped for. If you would still like to speak, please call at your earliest convenience at 831.624.8578 x3301. Kind regards,...

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Love this quaint hotel. It is incredibly charming and staff treats you like royalty. It is right downtown Carmel near all the art galleries, shopping, Restaraunt, and wine tasting rooms. The beach is just a block or two down the road and it is a dog friendly beach. The hotel is dog friendly and this is the first time we...

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

Dear Cindy D, Thank you for staying with us again at L'Auberge Carmel! I am thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us once again! We sure hope that on your visit back to Carmel by the Sea, that we have the opportunity to welcome you for a third time! Kind regards, George Nagata

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  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • 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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • 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: €387 - €558 (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:
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Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Carmel
#5 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
#5 Luxury Hotel in Carmel
#12 Family Hotel in Carmel
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“do not stay until rooms upgraded”
  • camp quality room away
  • .Forced to sleep on floor( note old carpet ) given poor quality rollaway
Soiam50, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Second floor rooms are quieter.”
BuzzWalsh, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 28 29 30 were good, views out to street. Rooms at the back overlooked the trash area & it was noisy at times.”
kels1948, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I had a second floor room. The stairs are quite steep. The room was nice but a trek.”
andreakJ5057JJ, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms face courtyard. Believe most are very similar.”
KateOdasz, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
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