Why we like it
- Four blocks away from the white sands of Carmel Beach
- European style inspired by its original seafaring owner
- Sleep under the canopy of a four-poster bed
- Eight-course tasting menu at award-winning restaurant
About L’Auberge Carmel
Located a few blocks from the white sands of Carmel Beach and in the hub of this California seaside resort lies L’Auberge Carmel. On the doorstep of this romantically charming, old-world hotel’s doorstep, you can explore forests scented by pine and cypress trees and area renowned for its rich artistic history.
This whitewashed boutique hotel reflects the travels of its original owner whose seafaring took him around the world. Stay in one of the 20 recently renovated luxury rooms that feature antiques. Most have four-poster canopied beds, while others are beautifully tufted in custom fabrics. The elegant rooms have a separate walk-in shower, music system and under-floor heating in the bathrooms. Made-to-measure in-room massages are available. You can choose from Shoppers R&R, 19th Hole or Mums’ Massage.
Sample some Monterey’s finest wine at the hotel’s award-winning restaurant, Aubergine. Under the direction of Justin Cogley, a Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef, you will discover a seasonal eight-course tasting menu with a focus on textures and flavours. This is the perfect way to toast the end of your day exploring the artisan boutiques, galleries and museums of Carmel-by-the-Sea, beloved by its former mayor and resident Clint Eastwood.