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San Francisco, California, United States
Reviewed 14 July 2015

We made a weekend trip to Carmel Valley for our anniversary, which also happens to be Memorial Weekend. We actually prefer Carmel Valley to Carmel itself because of the better weather, the wine tasting rooms and the incredible hiking in Garland Regional Park which is a total hidden gem. Also, there's just less of a touristy vibe. We decided to...

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

Dear Robert P., Thank you so much for choosing Bernardus Lodge & Spa for your anniversary celebration. I appreciate you taking the time to share such detailed feedback on your stay. I agree that Carmel Valley’s unique vibrancy and seemingly endless sunshine sets it apart from Carmel-by-the-Sea. I am thrilled that you enjoyed celebrating your special occasion with us. Bernardus...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Just even looking at the pictures of the rooms, makes me long for the time we spent at the Bernardus Lodge. Absolutely A+++. Our arrival was easy and the glass of sauvignon blanc just made it that much easier. Room was away from the pool/garden which meant calm and quiet rather than noise. Room was amazing. Beautiful decor, elegant, loved...

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

Dear Rane84, Thank you so much for visiting Bernardus Lodge & Spa and for posting such a detailed review. I am thrilled that you were able to relax, reflect, rejuvenate and breathe deep – and enjoy our services and amenities. Your rating of an “A+++” is very generous, thank you. Now that you have discovered us, I hope you will...

san francisco
Reviewed 2 July 2015

I love the luxurious appointments, the balcony, comfortable beds, warm staff and the bar! Our last night we sat in the bar for dinner and that was one of my favorite spots for dinner. If you're looking for luxury, a chance to get away from it all and just relax in a gorgeous environment, this is the place!

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

Dear Joanneweir, Thank you so much for returning to Bernardus Lodge & Spa and for posting such a complimentary review. With rustic ranch chic décor, an indoor/outdoor and a menu of craft cocktail specialties — of all Carmel Valley bars, Lucia is the place to see and be seen. Our bartenders Gabe and Taylor are cocktail artisans who take their...

new york
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We just returned from a couple of nights at the Bernardus Lodge, we had visited previously a few years ago. The renovations were fine, a little "restoration hardware" but the property itself is very nice, the location beautiful and relaxing. Our main problem was the restaurant and room service. We eat at the restaurant twice and both times the service...

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

Thank you for sharing your comments regarding your recent visit to Bernardus Lodge & Spa. I am sorry to hear of your disappointing experiences at Lucia Restaurant & Bar. Allow me to assure you that this matter has been addressed with the management team. I have spent over 20 years managing 4-star and 5-star hotels and believe that training is...

Reviewed 28 June 2015

We stayed for two nights after returning from Big Sur. The recent renovations were spot on. The restaurant was excellent. Overall it was a pleasant stay and would return. It is about 20 miles from Carmel and Monterey so not as convenient.

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

Dear Josh M, Thank you for visiting Bernardus Lodge & Spa and for complementing our recent renovation. Although we are not far from the bustle of the city, I believe the near-perfect climate and tranquility offers an escape like no other. Carmel Valley is such a charming and artistic area, I am delighted that you stopped for a visit. I...

Sunnyvale, California
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Beautiful location - The lodge has a beautiful decor and has lovely hills all around. The gardens inside are beautiful - nice bocce ball court. :) There is a beautiful swimming pool and hot tub. Well equipped rooms - Very comfortable King sized beds - great view of the lodge gardens from the room patio. The baths are huge and...

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

Dear Travel_NoviceIndia, Greetings from Carmel Valley! Thank you so much for staying with us and for posting this kind review. Our abundant recreational opportunities capitalize on Carmel Valley’s year-round warm weather, I am so glad you enjoyed them. I am sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with the value at Lucia Restaurant & Bar. We receive such feedback...

NYC
Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

We were on a road trip with our kids and dogs. This was a last minute stop-it could not have been more perfect for us. Rooms were spacious. Staff incredibly gracious. Grounds were beautiful. Restaurant was wonderful. We used spa (was great), pool and tennis courts . Just a great stay-truly a lovely gem. Can't wait for our return!

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

Dear Pickytravelernyc, We can’t wait for you to return either! Thank you so much for making Bernardus Lodge & Spa a stop on your road trip and for posting this review. I am so glad your enjoyed your guest room, Lucia Restaurant & Bar, The Spa at Bernardus and our fitness facilities. Our guests often tell us how helpful it...

California
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

Bernardus has gone through a recent beautiful renovation. The room decor and lobby are stunning. Staff ( for the most part) is welcoming and helpful. I had a fantastic massage at the spa. We ordered delicious room service. The only "cons" are bugs in the room at night ..I couldn't figure out how they were getting in! Also the bed...

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

Dear Jesikitty, Wonderful title! Thank you for so much for staying with us and for posting this review. We have truly succeeded when our guests depart relaxed, rejuvenated and anxious to return. Our surrounding vineyards, ranches and open land provide both a gorgeous backdrop and a rugged landscape. We will certainly take a close look at your guest room to...

Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

Newly reopened after total remodel this is a stunning treasure in a beautiful setting and we highly recommend it. It's charming and chic with great service and delicious food, and we will definitely be coming back here in the future.

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

Dear PrincessCMS, Thank you so much! I appreciate you taking the time share your feedback with us and with future travelers to Carmel Valley. Thank you for your compliments of our remodel, environment, service and cuisine. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back to Bernardus Lodge & Spa again soon! Regards, Sean Damery Vice President & General Manager

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 June 2015

We arrived at Bernardos lodge after a long drive from San Francisco to a very welcoming meet from Tim from the hotel steward what a lovely helpful chap . The hotel reception was elegant and we were welcome with a glass of local wine . We were then shown to our room it was beautiful with our our balcony over...

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

Dear Gary L, Thank you so much for visiting Bernardus Lodge & Spa and for sharing such a generous review. We are fortunate to be located in the heart of Carmel Valley, tucked in behind rows of vineyards and olive trees. Our guest rooms, amenities and Lucia Restaurant each seek to connect guests to this stunning landscape and rustic charm....

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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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
Region: United States > California > Carmel Valley
Price Range: €339 - €726 (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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Also Known As:
Bernardus Hotel Carmel Valley
Bernardus Carmel Lodge Valley
Bernardus Lodge
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“Chose an upstairs (only 2 stories) room as they have cathedral ceilings which are quire charming.”
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“They choose the room for you even if you state a preference.”
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