L'Auberge Carmel

Monte Verde Street at Seventh Avenue | Carmel, CA 93920  [SEE MAP]Carmel, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Complimentary breakfast is available daily
Few on-site amenities
Perfectly situated in the heart of Carmel, California, and just a 15-minute walk to Carmel Beach, L'Auberge Carmel, charms guests with its intimate luxury. With only 20 rooms, this Relais & Châteaux property appeals to travelers looking for an experience more akin to that provided by a bed-and-breakfast without sacrificing the amenities – like in-room spa services and the gourmet California cuisine served at Aubergine – found at a deluxe hotel. Guest rooms here all feature unique decor, but no matter which accommodation you occupy, you'll be treated to down bedding, soaking tubs and iPod docking stations. Previous visitors raved about the hotel's European influence, though some wished the small property had more on-site amenities.
Carmel, CA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 20 rooms
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  • 4.5Hotel Class


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The whitewashed interiors of this 1929 luxury hotel channel a Greek Island hideaway, despite the hotel's location in California's Carmel-by-the-Sea, a posh, oceanfront town along the Pacific, just 120 miles south of San Francisco.



L'auberge Carmel is a 20-room upscale boutique hotel in downtown Carmel, California, a 10-minute walk from the beach. This intimate property stands out for its charming European feel, lovely courtyard, and thoughtful touches such as an excellent free breakfast and an evening turndown service that includes milk and cookies.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 435 have reviewed the L'Auberge Carmel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 435 reviews 4.5 (based on 435 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The European style of the hotel carries over to its guest rooms. The rooms are decorated with rich dark colors, black and white photos by Helmut Horn, French windows and antique doorknobs. Each room has heated bathroom floors and a walk-in shower. For in-room entertainment, each accommodation offers an iPod docking station and a flat-screen TV.
  • Recessed lighting and heated floors in the bathrooms
Nightly resort fee$30

Standard room size275 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea, L'Auberge is within walking distance of a number of quaint restaurants, bars and shops. The hotel's European-style decor will make guests feel as though they've been transported to the French countryside. The hotel is also less than a mile from Carmel Beach and there are a number of galleries in the area for art lovers to enjoy.
  • Scheid Vineyards and Galante Vineyards are less than a mile from the hotel
  • Free transportation around the area and to the Monterey Airport
  • Monterey Regional Airport is about 7 miles northeast
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

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


Aubergine, L'Auberge's Michelin-starred in-house restaurant, is a fine dining establishment that only serves dinner. The restaurant features a prix fixe menu that changes nightly and the featured items rotate depending on the season. Dishes are paired with wines from the property’s 2,500-bottle wine cellar upon request. Reservations are strongly recommended.
  • Complimentary breakfast is available daily
  • Dinner served Tuesday through Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m.

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


While there is no formal spa on-site, the L’Auberge Carmel offers in-room massage services.

    Services offered:

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


    While this hotel hosts meetings, it does not offer any formal business services. Meetings can be held in the hotel's courtyard, Aubergine dining room, the wine cellar or the salon.

      Number of meeting rooms4

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


      L’Auberge Carmel is a pet-friendly property. Guests are limited to two dogs per room and they cannot weigh more than 20 pounds. There are specific pet-friendly rooms, so guests must call ahead to confirm availability.
      • There is a $250 cleaning charge per stay
      • Pets allowed (with fee)
      • Dog walking
      • Pet-sitting


      Weddings at L'Auberge Carmel are ideal for couples who want an intimate gathering. The property can accommodate a seated reception for up to 60 guests in the hotel's courtyard and 10 guests in the Aubergine salon. Other indoor venues include the Aubergine dining room and wine cellar.

        Maximum wedding guest capacity60

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

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