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Northbrook, Illinois
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 21 May 2015

This was our first visit to Bernardus and I am definitely going back. From the moment we walked in until we checked out, the entire staff could not have been kinder. The grounds are immaculate. The rooms are spectacular. They did not miss a thing on the remodel. I understand the decor is different from the original french country, but... More 

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

Dear David D, Thank you so much for sharing feedback on your recent stay with us. It was truly a pleasure to welcome you and your family. Carmel Valley wine country has a charm like no other and we do our best to provide amenities, like wine upon check-in to reflect this unique character. Recognizing that our “entire staff could... More 

Milton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 May 2015

On our trip up the California coast, we were so lucky to have stumbled upon the recently renovated Bernardus Lodge. Tucked away in Carmel Valley away from the hustle and bustle of Carmel-by-the-sea and Pebble Beach, we found Bernardus a great place to just slow down and enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Valley. Bernardus has its own Vineyard and... More 

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

Dear Suhayward, Thank you so much for stopping in during your drive up the coast and for posting such a detailed review. We wish that you and the family had more time to spend with us too! Thank you for acknowledging our efforts to be true stewards of the land. Our conservation and on site sustainable garden programs are something... More 

New York City, New York
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Had an amazing time on a recent anniversary trip. Sumptuous redesign, delicious food, friendly & professional staff, just beautiful everything! Completely recommend for a quick getaway, you won't want to leave. Just about 10 minutes drive from Carmel-by-the-Sea and all the restaurants, etc over there. But it can get crowded and touristy over there and we were so, so relieved... More 

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

Dear Nina F, Thank you for choosing Bernardus Lodge & Spa for your anniversary and for sharing your feedback. Bernardus is all about romance, reconnection and creating and celebrating lifelong memories with the one you love. We are fortunate be tucked in the rolling vineyards of Carmel Valley and can create a relaxed, wine country pace. I am delighted to... More 

San Francisco
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Bernardus has been the "go to" getaway for my wife and I for years. Just a day or so there can feel like you've broken off from the stresses of home for a full week! Beautiful rooms, fantastic food and drink and impeccable staff. The place was always beautiful, but the recent remodel has improved on what was already a... More 

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

Dear Titojake, Wonderful review! Thank you so much. We are delighted to be a trusted and reliable “go to” when you and your wife are in need of a relaxing escape from the bustle of life — to calm and revitalize all five senses. Please return - and be rejuvenated again soon. Best Regards, Sean Damery Vice President & General... More 

San Jose, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 May 2015

We really enjoyed our short stay relaxing in Carmel Valley just far enough away from busy Hwy 1. The propery just underwent a comprehensive remodelling and the rooms and facilities are great. In room amenities are excellent featuring hig quality coffee, tea and a bar stocked complimentary when you arrive. A place to enjoy and relax. Currently there is some... More 

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

Dear Mike W, Thank you for staying with us and for your generous compliments of our remodel. San Jose is less than a 2 hour drive from Carmel Valley wine country, but we hope we made you feel worlds away. Our goal is to have each of our guests depart relaxed and rejuvenated – and anxious to return again. Warm... More 

Pacific Grove, California
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56 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2015

If you have never been to Bernardus or been going there for years it doesn't matter. Visit now. The remodel and new menu are fabulous. The decor is stunning, creative and pleasing. Three of us went for a birthday celebration to Lucia, the new restaurant. We had a reservation for 6:00. We were greeted at the podium by a very... More 

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

Dear Jesalee, Thank you for dining with us and posting such a thoughtful review. We are honored to have hosted your birthday celebration! Lucia Restaurant & Bar combines a comfortable atmosphere with handcrafted cuisine and personalized service. I am delighted that Lucia was the perfect match for such an occasion. I'm really proud of our staff here and the service... More 

Washington, DC
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2015

This place was excellent. From arrival when we pulled onto the property in our car until the moment we left and they handed us bottled waters for our drive, we loved it. Our only regret is that we arrived at 7pm and only stayed one night so we didn't get the opportunity to enjoy the grounds more. Everything was beautiful... More 

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

Dear Kashay, Thank you for staying with us and posting such a detailed review. Although your stay was brief, I am glad to hear your enjoyed the in-room amenities, dined at Lucia Restaurant & Bar and lounged fireside in the evening. We're delighted to learn you enjoyed yourself here and we hope it won't be too long before you return... More 

San Luis Obispo, CA
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 7 May 2015

It's been a year since we've been back to Bernardus and I have to say the renovation they did is perfect. I love the new wine country rustic design. They nailed it! The service and Cal's food have always been excellent but I can honestly say they have even stepped it up further along with the remodel. You can really... More 

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

Dear PFrancis, We love this place too! Thank you for staying with us and posting this wonderful review. As a return guest, I am truly delighted that we were able to exceed your expectation. I agree that our remodel has only expanded on the Bernardus experience. Our mission is accomplished when our guests leave anxious to return. We look forward... More 

Orange County, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015

Although I would not necessarily consider this a luxury hotel, at first look it is nice, quiet, and comfortable. I walked into my room and was pleased with the "Restoration Hardware" decor and feel. The hotel has obviously been recently re-modeled. I found it a little cookie-cutter, but comfortable, none the less. That is, until I moved the pocket door... More 

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6 Thank Julie S
SeanDamery, General Manager at Bernardus Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Julie S. I am so sorry with this unfortunate detail of your stay. I want to take this opportunity to both address your concerns as well as the concerns of our future guests. I believe that your first impression of the ambiance and outstanding staff exemplifies the true Bernardus Lodge & Spa experience. Carmel Valley is a far cry... More 

Lake Havasu City, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 April 2015

The beauty of the grounds will greet you only to be topped by the comfort amenities of the room! The beauty products in the room are the same used in the spa. The linens and robes were luxurious! The service also matched with every attention to detail. If you want to feel spoiled, you will!

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

Dear Jennifer S, Thank you for choosing Bernardus Lodge & Spa and for writing such a kind review. Your headline, “luxury and serenity” is exactly what we strive to provide to each of our guests every day. I also noticed that according to TripAdvisor, you've only written one review - and it is about us. This is another wonderful compliment.... More 

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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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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Accessible rooms
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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: $480 - $941 (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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Bernardus Hotel Carmel Valley
Bernardus Carmel Lodge Valley
Bernardus Lodge
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“We stayed in room 69, which had a beautiful view and was fairly private.”
 of 5 bubbles islandfix, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were on the second floor so looking out the windows, it was like being it a tree house, nothing to see but the foliage from the trees.”
 of 5 bubbles warpwr, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Our room overlooked a berm that was bare -- next time I'd request a room overlooking the pool area.”
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“We chose the deluxe room that featured a fireplace and outdoor balcony with a beautiful view.”
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“If there is a wedding on, get a room at the back of the property.”
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