Bernardus Lodge & Spa

415 West Carmel Valley Road, 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
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Business center
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Steam rooms
  • Wake-up service

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Valid credit card required. A mandatory resort fee of USD 33.15 per night will be charged directly at the hotel.

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  • Vineyard Villa Suite

    • Fits 6 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 1050 ft²/97 m².
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    Views: mountain.

    This room includes:

    • gas fireplace
    • patio
    • soaking tub
    • sofa sleeper
    • stand up shower
    • wet bar
  • Valley Villa Suite

    • Fits 6 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 1050 ft²/97 m².
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    Views: mountain.

    This room includes:

    • gas fireplace
    • soaking tub
    • sofa sleeper
    • stand up shower
    • wet bar
  • Villa Sol Two Bedroom Suite

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

    This room includes:

    • gas fireplace
    • soaking tub
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • wet bar
  • Premium Garden Room - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed
    • 525 ft²/48 m².
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    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • minibar
    • patio
    • phones
    • wood fireplace
    • working desk
  • Premium Santa Lucia Room- 1 King Bed

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 525 ft²/48 m².
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  • Premium Croquet Room ADA - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 525 ft²/48 m².
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  • Premium Garden Room - 2 Queen Beds

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Queen Beds
    • 525 ft²/48 m².
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  • Premium Santa Lucia Room- 2 Double Beds

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Double Beds
    • 525 ft²/48 m².
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  • Premium Croquet Room

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 525 ft²/48 m².
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    Views: courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • phones
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • working desk
  • Luxury Santa Lucia Room Accessible

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 625 ft²/58 m².
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  • Luxury Croquet ADA - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 625 ft²/58 m².
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    This room includes:

  • Luxury Croquet Room - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed
    • 625 ft²/58 m².
    Amenities

    Views: courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • gas fireplace
    • patio
    • phones
    • stand up shower
  • Luxury Santa Lucia Room- 1 King Bed

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 625 ft²/58 m².
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    Views: mountain.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • minibar
    • patio
    • phones
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Luxury Spa Room

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed
    • 675 ft²/62 m².
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    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • CD player
    • flat panel television
    • indoor hot tub
    • minibar
    • patio
    • phones
    • stand up shower
    • wood fireplace
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Business center
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Steam rooms
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Valid credit card required. A mandatory resort fee of USD 33.15 per night will be charged directly at the hotel.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

12pm

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