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Bernardus Lodge & Spa

415 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9417
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#1 of 2 hotels in Carmel Valley
Travellers' Choice
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Tennis court
Highchairs available
Electric vehicle charging station
Valet parking
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Steam room
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Outdoor fireplace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Dining area
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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StephenRMorse wrote a review 17 Oct
fort lauderdale68 contributions28 helpful votes
The spa is great. The property beautiful. The casita suites are spectacular. About $1,600 a night - worth it. The food is just ok. The only negative was the staff. Got there a little early and waited, and waited, and there was no attempt to speed up housekeeping or accommodate an early arrival. On the way out, they balked at our request for a one hour late checkout. For these reasons, it gets 4 instead of 5 stars.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Choose a vineyard villa suite on the first floor away from the pool or lobby
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Response from Sean Damery, General Manager at Bernardus Lodge & Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Dear StephenRMorse, Thank you for your kind compliments of Bernardus Lodge & Spa. I am thrilled you enjoyed our spa, property and Villa Suite. I would like to address your feedback regarding check-in and give other travelers insight on this issue as well. I completely understand your intention to call ahead and let us know that you are arriving early, it is of course helpful, but it doesn’t always change things dramatically. We are a small property, with 73 rooms total. Out of those 73 rooms, we have 19 different room categories that are selected when booking. We aren’t a large chain with hundreds of rooms, each interchangeable with the next. Check-out time at Bernardus is 12pm – an option that most, if not all, of our guests like to take advantage of. As guests begin departing, our professional and tenured housekeepers come in. There are no cutting corners with this team, our reviews here are a testament of that. They take an incredible amount of pride in what they do and hold themselves to the highest of standards. Over half of our arrivals request early check in on a daily basis and although this team does their best to prioritize, often early arrivals are not accommodated. I realize that you would like to check-in early, but I know that you also want things done right. You can trust our team to do just that. For future travelers, we guarantee rooms at 4:00pm. Your room will have a chilled bottle of wine and artisan cheese waiting for you. We want your arrival to be perfect. I apologize for the inconvenience this had caused you and I hope for an opportunity to welcome you back. Regards, Sean Damery Regional Vice President and General Manager
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Neil S wrote a review 13 Oct
1 contribution1 helpful vote
As someone who has travelled the world, our stay at the Bernardus Lodge was one of the best we have ever experienced. The location, the facility, and the service were spectacular. We were there for a family wedding and spent a few extra days enjoying the pool, spa, bocce, and walking paths. A special thank you to Colleen Kelly, the Food and Beverage Manager who went out of her way to make all of us feel special, including bringing us snacks while we sat around the firepit. It was something she did on her own. Amazing place!
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: Some rooms have private hot tubs or firepits
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Response from Sean Damery, General Manager at Bernardus Lodge & Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Neil S, Wow! What a gracious headline! Thank you so much for visiting Bernardus Lodge & Spa and for sharing your experience. Considering that you are a first-time contributor to TripAdvisor, it is such a compliment to have you say that our resort is one of the best you have experienced. Thank you for specifically mentioning Colleen Kelly as an outstanding employee. She has been a wonderful addition to our team and is constantly going above and beyond guest expectations. We are lucky to have her. We hope we may have the opportunity of welcoming you back to our piece of paradise here in Carmel Valley. Kind regards, Sean Damery Regional Vice President and General Manager
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twoby28 wrote a review 12 Oct
7 contributions6 helpful votes
This was 4th stay at Bernardus Lodge and once again was perfect. Staff is amazing, food at Lucia was perfect and facility is top notch. The use of the complimentary Mercedes convertible made 17mile drive perfect. Can't imagine we would ever stay anywhere else when in the Carmel area
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Sean Damery, General Manager at Bernardus Lodge & Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Dear twoby28, Thank you for taking the time to post such a thoughtful and kind review. We sincerely value your feedback and repeat business. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Lucia and the use of our Mercedes Benz drive program. I appreciate you choosing our property as your go to spot when in Carmel Valley. We look forward to your return visit! Best regards, Sean Damery Regional Vice President and General Manager
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Stephen wrote a review 11 Oct
Scarsdale, New York1 contribution
Beautiful property and absolutely stunning rooms. Staff is exceptional and could not be more accommodating. Dinner at the hotel restaurant was very good and the service was first rate. Everyone went out of their way to make sure our visit was quite special. Highly recommend Bernardus!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Sean Damery, General Manager at Bernardus Lodge & Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Stephen, Thank you so much for staying at Bernardus Lodge & Spa and for posting your feedback. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your dinner at Lucia Restaurant & Bar and the excellent service you received. I appreciate you taking the time to post a review of your stay and hope it isn’t long until you join us again. Regards, Sean Damery Regional Vice President and General Manager
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Travelafficianado1 wrote a review 9 Oct
New York City, New York8 contributions13 helpful votes
We've been to Bernardus about 5 times over the past few years, most recently in July and again for our last stay in October. The service has gone really downhill. The main issues were around the restaurant and continuous fails with meals arriving at the same time, having to wait 50 mins for breakfast when the restaurant was pretty empty, room service delays with no clear feedback on when the food might arrive and more. Related, the hotel and spa seem to be under separate management. When we had an issue with a spa service and related unknown charge, the person at the front desk said it wasn't his issue. After asking if he could call the spa, he begrudgingly did and eventually the charge was removed but in a very impolite way. When we checked out, the same person on the front desk didn't say one pleasantry (e.g., thanks for staying, come again soon, anything to make your stay better). For $1600+ a night, this is a far cry from what I would expect both of service, etiquette and overall experience. My advice - stay at Carmel Valley Ranch for a lower cost and better service experience.
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Date of stay: October 2021
US$356 - US$843 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bernardus Lodge & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Bernardus Lodge & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Garland Ranch Regional Park (1.8 km), Moto Talbott (3.3 km), and The Quail and Olive (2.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bernardus Lodge & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Bernardus Lodge & Spa?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a dining area, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Bernardus Lodge & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Bernardus Lodge & Spa?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bernardus Lodge & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Rustica, Corkscrew Cafe, and Lucia Restaurant & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bernardus Lodge & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bernardus Lodge & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Bernardus Lodge & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bernardus Lodge & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Bernardus Lodge & Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fire Station (2.9 km).