Bernardus Lodge & Spa

415 W Carmel Valley Rd | Carmel Valley, CA 93924  [SEE MAP]Carmel Valley, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

The rooms, service and restaurant receive high praise
A daily resort fee applies

Unlike many of its Monterey Peninsula competitors, the Bernardus Lodge is situated away from the beach in the rugged hills and vineyards of Carmel Valley, California. With Nespresso coffee makers and a complimentary wine bar stocked with Bernardus wines, the guest rooms at this property aspire to a homey atmosphere that encourages you to indulge. Guests also appreciate the large tubs and the private balconies or terraces overlooking the property's gardens and the nearby mountains. The boutique resort's romantic side can be found at its restaurant and in the spa, which offers couples treatments. And despite the availability of wireless internet, guests find this the perfect place to disconnect from the outside world. Lastly, guests should not neglect exploring the Bernardus Winery, which offers daily tastings. Though this hotel charges a daily resort fee, it includes free parking and a 24-hour concierge service, among other amenities. 

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Location
Carmel Valley, CA
Hotel Class
4.5-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 57 rooms
Style
Traditional, Rustic
Best For
Couples

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  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

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The spacious guest rooms at this luxury spa resort have vaulted ceilings, featherbeds, fireplaces, patios, and bathtubs for two. Before you even check in, the valet hands you a glass of Sauvignon Blanc.

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Tucked among vineyards in the scenic Carmel Valley, Bernardus Lodge & Spa has long been considered one of the finest winemaking estates in California and now, after a multimillion-dollar facelift, the lodge is brimming with earthy-chic charm. The updated aesthetic comes through in details like Italian linens, marble-clad soaking tubs for two and limestone fireplaces in each of the guest rooms.

Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2018

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 485 have reviewed the Bernardus Lodge & Spa, giving it a rating of 5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 485 reviews 5.0 (based on 485 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Inspired by ranch estates, the rooms at the Bernardus Lodge & Spa are fairly traditional in decor, featuring a neutral color palette of beiges and browns with contemporary wooden furnishings. Every room comes equipped with a fireplace and a private balcony or patio area. In-room amenities include 42-inch flat-screen TVs, Nespresso coffee and espresso makers, complimentary wine bars stocked with Bernardus wines, and heated bathroom floors, among other features.
  • Daily $30 resort fee includes parking, internet, croquet and bocce ball lawn use as well as tennis court reservations and rentals

Standard room size525 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located in the Carmel Valley, the Bernardus Lodge & Spa sits among 28 acres of vineyards and overlooks the Santa Lucia Mountains. Situated 11 miles east of Carmel and about 15 miles southeast of downtown Monterey, guests will need a car to get off the property to visit popular attractions such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium. However, the restaurant- and winery-filled downtown Carmel Valley is less than 2 miles south of the property.
  • Hotel allows guests to borrow Mercedes-Benz vehicles
  • Monterey Regional Airport is 12 miles northwest
  • Mineta San José International Airport is about 79 miles north
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

The property's signature restaurant, Lucia Restaurant & Bar, serves dishes California country cuisine paired with one of the many wines in the lodge's wine cellar. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and also has a bar on-site.
  • Herbs from restaurant's on-site garden incorporated in dishes

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The Bernardus Lodge has a large outdoor pool with a pool bar that is open daily.
  • Second pool and Jacuzzi located in the spa
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

The Spa at Bernardus Lodge offers a full range of treatments, with some using ingredients pulled from the surrounding gardens and vineyards. The spa also has a meditation garden, a eucalyptus steam room, dry sauna and pool.

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna

    Fitness

    The Bernardus Lodge has a small, 24-hour fitness center which houses cardio machines, strength-training equipment and free weights.
    • Bocce court and croquet court also available on-site
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
    • Bicycles
    • Tennis (free)
    • Guided runs
    • Paddle boats
    • Motor boats

    Business

    The Bernardus Lodge has five meeting spaces including the 2,160-square-foot Meritage Ballroom, able to hold a seated event for 150 guests. The smaller vintner's suite and magnum room can hold up to 10 to 12 guests.
    • Catering and audiovisual services available
    • Team building activities can be arranged

    Number of meeting rooms5

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

    Pets

    Bernardus Lodge is a dog-friendly property. Upon arrival, pets receive a dog bed, food and water bowls, a doggie treat and bags for cleaning up. There is a nonrefundable $150 fee per stay for guests with a dog.
      • Pets allowed (with fee)
      • Dog walking
      • Pet-sitting

      Wedding

      The Lodge offers a variety of indoor and outdoor venues for couples, including the wedding garden, which can hold 250 guests for a reception. There is also the Meritage Ballroom, which can hold up to 150 guests and offers views of the nearby mountains.

        Maximum wedding guest capacity250

        • Hotel hosts weddings
        • Outdoor space for weddings
        • Wedding planners available

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