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Carmel by the Sea, CaliforniaEnter your email address and zip code for pricing and availability
Why Stay At L'Auberge Carmel
This 20-room whitewashed hotel, in tony Carmel-by-the-Sea, is just four blocks from the Pacific and 120 south of San Francisco.
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. All 20 rooms are furnished with French windows, antique doorknobs, and original black-and-white photographs from hotelier (and amateur photographer) Helmut Horn, while the property itself is arranged around a courtyard and stone fountain. Located just 15 minutes from the Carmel Valley wine region, the 12-table on-site restaurant, Aubergine, has a 4,500-bottle wine cellar, curated by the hotel's own wine director. The perfect dish? Braised lamb shoulder with charred scallion, garlic, and spinach, paired with a glass of Pierce Ranch Grenache from Leojami Wines in nearby Monterey County.
All stays include complimentary continental breakfast (including a fruit plate, fresh pastries, and two eggs served any style) at Aubergine. Call ahead to have the meal delivered to your room.
Awards and RecognitionsBack to Top
- Relais & Chateaux
Top 500 World's Best Hotels List
- Travel + Leisure
Top 10 New Restaurants in U.S
Arrive at San Jose International Airport (SJC) which is approximately 80 miles (about 90 minutes depending on traffic) from the hotel.Monteverde St., Carmel by the Sea, California, United States
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- In-Room Spa Services
- 24-Hour Front Desk
- Nearby 18-hole Golf Course
- Nearby Shopping
- Designer Beds
- Down Bedding
- Luxurious Linens
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- LCD TVs
- CD Players
- Seating Areas
- Floor Heating in Bathrooms
- Private-label Bath Toiletries
- Guest Robes
- In-room Safes
- Hair Dryers
- Daily Newspaper
- Room Service
- Breakfast for two
- House-made fruit essence water at check-in
- Turndown service with treats
Why We Love Carmel by the Sea
Old-world charm and quiet distinct luxury abounds in this quaint little town with a beautiful stretch of beach and a world-renowned golf course right next door.
Mission and Seventh, Carmel, CA 93921 1-831-626-3368
Where to Eat: Cantinetta Luca, a modern Italian restaurant, specializes in wood-fired pizzas, antipasti, and handmade pastas and salumi. After ordering cocktails at the hand-hewn bar, grab a seat at the pizza bar to watch the chefs prepare your pie with local artichokes and fontina cheese.
Dolores Street between Ocean and Seventh. 1-831-625-6500
Dinner for two $40.
Where to Drink: At Andre's Bouchée, an understated tavern-style restaurant downtown, the wine bar specializes in labels from north and central California (Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir from Kosta Browne; Chardonnay from Bernardus), but also offers tastings and flights from Oregon, Italy, and France.
Mission between Ocean and Seventh, Carmel, CA 93921. 1-831-626-7880
Drinks for two $14.
Best Day Trip: Even if you don't golf, the famous 17-mile drive around the exclusive Pebble Beach Resort is a must-see. The road winds past windswept vistas and serves as the main access to Pebble Beach Golf Links, one of the most famous golf courses in the world.
Why Go Now
November 23, 2013
42nd Annual Homecrafters Marketplace
This open-air craft show is one of the largest in the region, drawing more than 100 vendors every year. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunset Center (San Carlos between Ninth and Tenth).
December 6, 2013
Carmel Holiday Tree Lighting
Devendorf Park. Ocean Avenue & Junipero.
December 8, 2013
The Inns of Distinction Tour
Carmel-by-the-Sea's finest inns await your visit with wine and food provided by local distinguished restaurants and premium wineries.
Carmel Heritage Society. Sixth & Lincoln.
February 6-9, 2014
AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
Top TOUR professionals team with Hollywood celebrities, world renowned musicians and the captains of industry as they compete for a $6.4 million purse.
MPCC Shore Course and Spyglass Hill. Pebble Beach.