L'Auberge Carmel Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Carmel, California, United States

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Pros

  • Quaint rooms with warm tones and beautiful modern bathrooms
  • Free Wi-Fi, and iPod docks in rooms
  • European-style courtyard with a fountain and patio furniture
  • Prime location near Carmel's shops, restaurants, and the beach
  • Popular in-house restaurant
  • In-room massage and spa treatments
  • Free glass of sparkling white wine at check-in

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Bottom Line

Coming to a charming place like Carmel usually calls for a quaint inn experience, and the luxurious L'Auberge Carmel -- housed in a white stucco building dating to 1929 -- does not disappoint. Its 20 rooms have warm colors, high-quality bedding, and beautiful modern bathrooms with heated floors (some have deep soaking tubs). They do have some odd quirks, including small flat-screen TVs, and vaulted ceilings that run low in some spots, but for most guests, it just adds to the charm. The inn is built around an adorable brick courtyard, which helps create a homey European vibe, as do the green French shuttered windows with window planters. There aren't as many amenities as at a large chain, but there is free Wi-Fi, and the prime location makes walking to shops or restaurants in downtown Carmel easy.

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 Location

Situated in downtown Carmel, surrounded by shops and restaurants

L'Auberge Carmel is located on a beautiful tree-lined street in downtown Carmel, the immediate area offers a charming, quaint vibe with plenty of restaurants, bars, and cute shopping boutiques within walking distance. With the free off-street parking, it's the perfect place to park the car and walk to explore the area. And the beach is only a nine-minute walk away.

  • 1-hour-25-minute drive to San Jose International Airport
  • 1- to 5-minute walk to various restaurants, boutiques, and bars
  • 4-minute walk to Forest Theater
  • 9-minute walk to Carmel Beach
  • 5-minute drive to Tor House - home of famous poet Robinson Jeffers
  • 6-minute drive to Carmel Mission
  • 8-minute drive to Pebble Beach Golf Course
  • 10-minute drive to Gravity Garden
  • 13-minute drive to Point Lobos

 Bottom Line

Coming to a charming place like Carmel usually calls for a quaint inn experience, and the luxurious L'Auberge Carmel -- housed in a white stucco building dating to 1929 -- does not disappoint. Its 20 rooms have warm colors, high-quality bedding, and beautiful modern bathrooms with heated floors (some have deep soaking tubs). They do have some odd quirks, including small flat-screen TVs, and vaulted ceilings that run low in some spots, but for most guests, it just adds to the charm. The inn is built around an adorable brick courtyard, which helps create a homey European vibe, as do the green French shuttered windows with window planters. There aren't as many amenities as at a large chain, but there is free Wi-Fi, and the prime location makes walking to shops or restaurants in downtown Carmel easy.

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Address

  • Monte Verde St. (Between Ocean & Seventh) Carmel, CA 93921

Room Types

  • Courtyard King Room
  • Courtyard Queen Room
  • Peek View Room
  • Upgraded Courtyard King - Courtyard Level

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 20
Pool: N/A
Spa: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: Carmel, California
Address: Monte Verde St. (Between Ocean & Seventh) Carmel, CA 93921
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