Bernardus Lodge Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Carmel Valley, California, United States

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Pros

  • Carmel Valley location with beautiful hill and vineyard views
  • Cozy lobby with vaulted, beamed ceilings and a fireplace
  • Spacious rooms with stone fireplaces, plush white bedding, and patios or decks
  • Big bathrooms with two-person soaking tubs and house-made recycled bath products
  • Renowned Marinus restaurant with opportunity to dine at the Chef's Table
  • On-site vineyard and winery produces the lodge's own wine
  • Lovely outdoor pool with pool bar; spa also offers pool and Jacuzzi
  • Small but updated fitness center
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cons

  • Some complaints about poking feathers in luxurious feather beds
  • Some showers and fixtures are dated

Bottom Line

This 57-room rustic-luxe retreat in Carmel Valley sits in a lovely setting among rolling hills and vineyards. Details such as vaulted beamed ceilings, wood-burning fireplaces, and country-inspired decor help create an atmosphere that is homey and cozy. Rooms are large and comfortable with stone fireplaces, feather beds, and plush white bedding, and big bathrooms feature walk-in showers and two-person soaking tubs. Some rooms feature double French doors that lead to cute private patios with Jacuzzis, while rooms on higher floors have decks instead. There are several restaurants here -- including the famous Marinus restaurant with its chef's table where up to five guests can dine while watching the chef cook. Additional appealing amenities include an outdoor pool, pool bar, and inviting spa where wine-based treatments are available. It's a sophisticated, romantic spot in Carmel Valley.

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 Location

Twenty minutes from the nearest airport, nestled between golf courses and vineyards

Surrounded by parks and an abundance of golf courses, Bernardus Lodge is just over an hour away from Monterey Peninsula Airport. Within half an hour's drive of Monterey Bay and Carmel-by-the Sea, visitors will find plenty of shopping, art galleries, and dining, along with sailing, fishing, and surfing.

Snug against the Santa Lucia Mountains, Carmel Valley is one of California's premier wine destinations. With world-class golf courses and rolling vineyards, this charming resort community invites visitors to experience a more rustic side of sunny California. Nearby Carmel-by-the-Sea and Carmel Valley Village are great shopping destinations, while Monterey Bay is the place to be for surfing, fishing, sailing, and whale watching off the coast.

  • 1- to 7-minute walk to the nearest bus stops
  • 13-minute walk to Mid Valley Shopping Center
  • 3-minute drive to Garland Ranch Regional Park
  • 8-minute drive to shopping at Carmel Valley Village
  • 9-minute drive to Carmel Valley Ranch Golf Center
  • 14-minute drive to Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
  • 15-minute drive to Corral De Tierra Country Club
  • 19-minute drive to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
  • 23-minute drive to Tehama Golf Club
  • 23-minute d rive to galleries and boutiques in Carmel-by-the-Sea
  • 24-minute drive to Toro County Park
  • 27-minute drive to Fisherman's Wharf
  • 29-minute drive to Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • 29-minute drive to American Tin Cannery Outlet Center Shopping Center

 Bottom Line

This 57-room rustic-luxe retreat in Carmel Valley sits in a lovely setting among rolling hills and vineyards. Details such as vaulted beamed ceilings, wood-burning fireplaces, and country-inspired decor help create an atmosphere that is homey and cozy. Rooms are large and comfortable with stone fireplaces, feather beds, and plush white bedding, and big bathrooms feature walk-in showers and two-person soaking tubs. Some rooms feature double French doors that lead to cute private patios with Jacuzzis, while rooms on higher floors have decks instead. There are several restaurants here -- including the famous Marinus restaurant with its chef's table where up to five guests can dine while watching the chef cook. Additional appealing amenities include an outdoor pool, pool bar, and inviting spa where wine-based treatments are available. It's a sophisticated, romantic spot in Carmel Valley.

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 57
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): Some
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Hotel Information

Location: Carmel Valley, California
Address: 415 W Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
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