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Bernardus Lodge & Spa

Expedia.comUS$335*
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02/04/2017 03/04/2017
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santa cruz, california
Reviewed 14 June 2015

A quick last minute getaway to my hometown. Our first time back since the re-model. Everything was perfect. Pool is more open, and now with a bar. Rooms are spacious and well equipped. Staff was fantastic. If you are travelling to the Monterey Peninsula, there are only three hotels you should consider...Bernardus, Carmel Valley Ranch and Post Ranch in Big...

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

Dear Cvmike, You are certainly lucky to have Carmel Valley as a hometown! This is such a gorgeous area with spectacular weather, incredible views and charming character. Thank you for returning to Bernardus Lodge & Spa during your recent visit and for posting such a thoughtful review. I am very proud of our remodel, but believe our service and staff...

UK
Reviewed 6 June 2015

From first setting foot in Bernadus and being greeted by the friendly staff to the fantastic room overlooking the pool, this was a wonderful experience. The bathroom with the 2 person bath was stunning, and the lovely sitting room with a comfy sofa and gas fire was a delight. The pool was warm and very clean, with plenty of loungers...

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

Dear dnapp 1, Thank for choosing Bernardus Lodge & Spa and posting such a kind review. As a Top Contributor to TripAdvisor and frequent traveler, your rating and comments are especially meaningful. I am delighted that you found your guest room comfortable, the pool relaxing and the restaurant indulging. Carmel Valley awaits your return! Best Regards, Sean Damery Vice President...

Belvedere Tiburon
Reviewed 6 June 2015

WOW, This is a hidden paradise! My fiancé and I were so impressed by the beauty of the lodge and the surrounding property. The decor, inside and outside, was breathtaking and felt so romantic...the designers did an excellent job!!! We were absolutely awestruck. We ate at the beautiful Lucia restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious and prepared perfectly, (I had...

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

Dear Ciara R, What a great review! Thank you for your time and effort writing such a detailed description of your stay here. We loved your headline "Paradise in Carmel Valley." We couldn't have said it better ourselves. With our near-perfect climate, tranquil setting and rich sense of place, I believe Bernardus Lodge & Spa captures the charms of the...

Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

We had an incredible stay. The staff was friendly, anticipated our every need and paid close attention to detail. Our room was an oasis--had we not been there to see Northern California the only time we would have left would have been to have a glass of wine by the amazing courtyard fire place.

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

Dear Sheldon K, Thank you for choosing Bernardus Lodge & for sharing your feedback. A rating of 5 is such a compliment – thank you so much! Our guest rooms truly seek to provide an “oasis” in the heart of wine country. Thank you for recognizing our staff and the hospitality they provide – I am exceptionally proud of our...

Carmel Valley, California
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Wow the update to Bernardus is incredible! Absolute sophistication and luxury comfort! The rooms are beautiful and relaxing. Also if you are looking for a classy lunch or dinner spot in Carmel Valley, you just found it! Bernardus just went through a complete makeover in their design - it is much more modern than the previous look. Chef Cal's food...

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

Dear Aga K, Thank you for staying with us and for posting such a detailed review. We are so proud of our renovation and believe it truly expands the Bernardus experience. We are so fortunate to be located in the heart of Carmel Valley, where Chef Cal can forage in his backyard as well as our own organic gardens for...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 June 2015

A truly stunning resort. The recent remodel is exceptional, I mean really exceptional. If you like modern, updated decor mixed with old world luxury and service - all in a most beautiful and tranquil setting, then look no further. We were there to celebrate our anniversary and I literally could not imagine a better place to be to do so....

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

Dear Don D, Fantastic headline – I could not have said it better. Thank you so much for choosing Bernardus Lodge & Spa for your anniversary celebration and for sharing your feedback. I hope that Bernardus offered a peaceful escape to connect and cultivate the memories that matter most. There’s no place like Carmel Valley - and I am thrilled...

Santa Cruz, California, Usa
Reviewed 1 June 2015

The recently renovated Bernardus is a lovely facility with superb service and excellent food. The grass courts offer a wonderful opportunity for family or team building games of bocce ball or croquet. Unlike many facilities, the pool is available 24 hours allowing responsible people to enjoy themselves at their leisure. It's a great getaway!

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

Dear GaryAGarcia, Thank you so much for choosing Bernardus Lodge & Spa and for sharing your feedback. Glad to hear that you enjoyed being on Bernardus time; where guests are able to relax, reflect, rejuvenate and breathe deep. We are just a short drive down the coast from Santa Cruz, as you know. I hope you will return for another...

Longwood, FL
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

We just checked out of the Bernardus after a three night stay and can already not wait to go back. This is an incredible resort with immaculate grounds and incredible rooms. The decor reminds me of the decorators Chip and Joanna Gaines on HGTV - not the way I'd necessarily choose to do my own home, but inviting and relaxing....

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

Dear MommaFox Wow – what a gracious headline! Thank you so much for staying with you us and for posting such a detailed review. Considering that you are a Senior Contributor to TripAdvisor, it is such a compliment to have you say that Bernardus Lodge & Spa is your favorite resort – thank you! Our goal is met when our...

Huntingdon Valley PA
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Second opportunity to stay at the Lodge. The recent renovations to the facility are excellent. This is a property with understated refinement and a laid back atmosphere sure to please any savvy traveler. It served as a respite for our group after spending several days at Pebble Beach. The restaurant has changed names but not its spectacular cuisine of chef.

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

Dear Stuart D, Thank you for your continued patronage of Bernardus Lodge & Spa and for writing such a kind review. Your compliments of our recent renovation are very generous. Bernardus Lodge & Spa truly does offer all the comfort of Carmel Valley - and all the quiet of a sophisticated vineyard escape. Thank you for recognizing that Chef Cal...

Powell Butte, Oregon
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Been a frequent Bernardus guest since it first opened many years ago- my favorite on the Monterey Peninsula. However, complete makeover has resulted in Las Vegas-like surroundings, a changing color fire pit, a complete loss of intimacy in the restaurants, and a staff unsure of how to accept cash, and under orders not to allow food by the large outdoor...

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

Dear Barbara N, Thank you for your patronage of Bernardus Lodge & Spa. Your feedback helps keep us focused on what is most important to us – providing exemplary experiences throughout each and every element of the resort. I apologize that your experience this trip was less than perfect. I appreciate your feedback as we were certainly unsuccessful in several...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
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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: $485 - $1,024 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles dfwmaverick, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All are good.”
 of 5 bubbles 40Lucyruth, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“They choose the room for you even if you state a preference.”
 of 5 bubbles Phoebe059, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“try the newly remodeled wing”
 of 5 bubbles Defender09, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Pick the upstairs room as they will not upgrade you even though the hotel is virtually empty”
 of 5 bubbles jhw0101, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
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