L’Auberge Carmel is a full-service Relais & Châteaux property located in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea just blocks from the famed Carmel Beach. Originally built in 1929, the historic hotel is known for its graceful architecture, personalized guest services, European-style and elegance. Individually designed guest rooms feature the finest fabrics and linens and enlarged bath areas with radiant floor heating.
The highlight of the hotel is its award-winning restaurant Aubergine. Executive Chef Justin Cogley, a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef, and Executive Pastry Chef Ron Mendoza prepare skillful, ingredient-driven cuisine that celebrates the bounty of the region.
The ambiance of the hotel and restaurant blends romantic old-world charm with the luxury of modern amenities. The hotel was completely restored in 2004, reconfiguring all 20 guest rooms, the entrance and landscaping. A million dollar remodel in 2012 included extensive upgrades to all guest rooms, lobby, courtyard and Aubergine restaurant. The decor accents the quaintness of original coved plaster walls, French windows and antique doorknobs with modern updates such as Bose® docking stations, flat-panel TVs and wireless internet access. Individually designed enlarged bath areas feature antique travertine tiles with radiant floor heating, hand-hammered copper sinks and custom bath products. Guest rooms feature original black and white photography by Helmut Horn, and offer comfortably furnished seating areas. Luxurious designer beds are topped with romantic linens and down bedding. L’Auberge Carmel is one of the village-by-the-sea’s few full service inns offering valet parking, room service and highly personalized guest services.
The perfect Carmel escape getaway, L’Auberge Carmel is an easy stroll to the village’s numerous art galleries, shops and restaurants. Guests can treat themselves to in-room spa services, the culinary artistry of our Forbes Five Star restaurant Aubergine or a sunset sail on the beautiful Monterey Bay with our curated guest packages.
L’Auberge Carmel consistently receives high rankings from seasoned travelers and travel publications including Conde Nast Traveler’s Top 25 Hotels in Northern California and Travel & Leisure’s Top 500 World’s Best Hotels List.