Bernardus Lodge & Spa

415 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA, USA

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Hotel Description

The location alone would be enough to make Bernardus Lodge an attractive resort getaway. Tucked into the pines and oaks of Carmel Valley, the Lodge is remote enough to provide a measure of seclusion, yet still just minutes from the picturesque town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, and a short (and scenic) drive from Big Sur.

Location, though, is not all the Lodge has going for it. The hotel is affiliated with the Bernardus winery and vineyard, and is a gourmet's dream, with a first-class restaurant and one of the region's top chefs. The cuisine is California regional; the materials are local game and organic produce, much grown on the resort grounds. The wine list, naturally, is extensive due to the hotel's wine cellar housing more than 25,000 bottles of wine with 1500 labels. And the setting is spectacular, with panoramic views from the outdoor terrace.

Though the food and wine are reason enough for many to visit, there are other attractions. Tennis, croquet, and bocce are among the physical activities, and the spa offers splendid inactivity within 5300 square feet housing 7 treatment rooms, with a number of unique treatments, many also served outdoors in the cool and fragrant Pacific breeze.

There are only 57 rooms at Bernardus Lodge, and the level of service is excellent, making the whole affair seem even smaller and more exclusive than it already is. The rooms are attractive enough, but comfort is paramount — the bedding alone may be worth the stay, and between the massive tubs and limestone fireplaces, you may find you don't get outside very often.

Of course this is not a tragedy — this is that sort of place, a destination unto itself. There is sailing, sightseeing, and shopping to be had in Carmel, and a scenic 17-mile drive to be driven. Even the Monterey Aquarium is nearby. But the whole point of a resort like Bernardus is that you don't have to leave if you don't want to — for many of us, eating, drinking, and sleeping are the only ingredients necessary for a relaxing holiday.

How to get there:

Bernardus Lodge is approximately a 2 hour drive from San Francisco International Airport and a 20 minute drive from the regional Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY).

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Hotel Criteria

  • 57 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wood burning fireplace

Need to Know

RESORT FEE: The Bernardus Lodge & Spa charges a resort fee of $30 per room per night. This resort fee is taxable at 10.50% and is not in itself a tax. The total resort fee inclusive of tax is $33.15. Children: Children are free of charge when 17 years and younger and accompanied by a parent using existing bedding. Pet Policy: A $150 USD cleaning fee per pet per stay applies. Group Policy: Requests of 5 rooms or more must contact the property sales department directly. Please note that a mandatory $33.15 per night resort fee will be charged at the hotel in addition to your total confirmed rate.

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Check in:

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Check out:

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  • Vineyard Villa Suite

    • Fits 5 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 1050 ft²/97 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial mountain.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • flat panel television
    • gas fireplace
    • minifridge
    • outdoor shower
    • patio
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • soaking tub
    • sofa sleeper
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
  • Valley Villa Suite

    • Fits 5 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 1050 ft²/97 m².
    Amenities

    Views: mountain or vineyard.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • flat panel television
    • gas fireplace
    • minifridge
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • soaking tub
    • sofa sleeper
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • wet bar
  • Vineyard VIlla Suite ADA

    • Fits 5 people
    • 1050 ft²/97 m².
    Amenities

    Views: mountain or vineyard.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • flat panel television
    • gas fireplace
    • outdoor shower
    • patio
    • rain shower
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • soaking tub
    • sofa sleeper
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wet bar
  • Villa One Bedroom Suite

    • Fits 5 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 1500 ft²/139 m².
    Amenities

    Views: mountain or vineyard.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • complimentary minibar
    • flat panel television
    • gas fireplace
    • outdoor shower
    • patio
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • soaking tub
    • sofa sleeper
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wet bar
  • Villa Carmelo Two Bedroom Suite

    • Fits 6 people
    • 1 King Bed & 2 Double Beds
    • 2100 ft²/195 m².
    Amenities

    Views: mountain or vineyard.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • flat panel television
    • gas fireplace
    • minifridge
    • outdoor shower
    • patio
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • soaking tub
    • sofa sleeper
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wet bar
  • Villa Sol Two Bedroom Suite

    • Fits 6 people
    • 1 King Bed & 2 Double Beds
    • 2100 ft²/195 m².
    Amenities

    Views: mountain or vineyard.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • flat panel television
    • gas fireplace
    • minifridge
    • outdoor shower
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • soaking tub
    • sofa sleeper
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • wet bar
  • Luxury Double Queen ADA

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Queen Beds
    • 500 ft²/46 m².
    Amenities

    Views: mountain or vineyard.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • complimentary minibar
    • flat panel television
    • gas fireplace
    • minifridge
    • outdoor shower
    • patio
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
  • Luxury Double Queen

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Queen Beds
    • 500 ft²/46 m².
    Amenities

    Views: mountain or vineyard.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • complimentary minibar
    • flat panel television
    • gas fireplace
    • minifridge
    • outdoor shower
    • rain shower
    • soaking tub
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
  • Premium Garden Room - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 525 ft²/48 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • flat panel television
    • gas fireplace
    • minifridge
    • patio
    • soaking tub
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
  • Premium Santa Lucia Room- 1 King Bed

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 525 ft²/48 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial mountain.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • flat panel television
    • gas fireplace
    • minifridge
    • safe
    • soaking tub
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • turndown service
  • Premium Croquet Room ADA - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 525 ft²/48 m².
    Amenities

    Views: courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • flat panel television
    • gas fireplace
    • minifridge
    • soaking tub
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
  • Premium Garden Room - 2 Queen Beds

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Queen Beds
    • 525 ft²/48 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial mountain.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • flat panel television
    • gas fireplace
    • minifridge
    • patio
    • safe
    • soaking tub
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
  • Premium Santa Lucia Room- 2 Queen Beds

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Queen Beds
    • 525 ft²/48 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial mountain.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • flat panel television
    • gas fireplace
    • safe
    • soaking tub
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • turndown service
  • Premium Croquet Room

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 525 ft²/48 m².
    Amenities

    Views: courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • flat panel television
    • minifridge
    • patio
    • safe
    • soaking tub
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
  • Luxury Santa Lucia Room Accessible

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 625 ft²/58 m².
    Amenities

    Views: courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • flat panel television
    • gas fireplace
    • minifridge
    • patio
    • safe
    • soaking tub
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
  • Luxury Croquet ADA - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 625 ft²/58 m².
    Amenities

    Views: courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • complimentary minibar
    • flat panel television
    • gas fireplace
    • minifridge
    • patio
    • safe
    • soaking tub
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
  • Luxury Croquet Room - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 625 ft²/58 m².
    Amenities

    Views: courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • flat panel television
    • gas fireplace
    • minifridge
    • patio
    • safe
    • soaking tub
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
  • Luxury Santa Lucia Room- 1 King Bed

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 625 ft²/58 m².
    Amenities

    Views: mountain.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • flat panel television
    • gas fireplace
    • minifridge
    • patio
    • safe
    • soaking tub
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
  • Luxury Spa Room

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 675 ft²/62 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • flat panel television
    • gas fireplace
    • minifridge
    • outdoor hot tub
    • patio
    • soaking tub
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wood burning fireplace

Need to Know

RESORT FEE: The Bernardus Lodge & Spa charges a resort fee of $30 per room per night. This resort fee is taxable at 10.50% and is not in itself a tax. The total resort fee inclusive of tax is $33.15. Children: Children are free of charge when 17 years and younger and accompanied by a parent using existing bedding. Pet Policy: A $150 USD cleaning fee per pet per stay applies. Group Policy: Requests of 5 rooms or more must contact the property sales department directly. Please note that a mandatory $33.15 per night resort fee will be charged at the hotel in addition to your total confirmed rate.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club, Japan Credit Bureau, China UnionPay

Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

12pm

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