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Bernardus Lodge & Spa

4.5 out of 5.0

Bernardus Lodge & Spa

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Everyone may have a different view of what a luxury hotel experience actually is. But for us, Bernardus defines it exactly. Rustic elegance, quiet, superb accommodations, great service, beautiful grounds, and fine food. The villa rooms are probably the best we have ever stayed in, roomy, great views and on and on. Amazing in every respect.

From the very first warm welcome to the last goodbye our stay at Bernardus was wonderful. The property is beautiful and well designed. The lodge was open with a lovely fireplace and well appointed furnishings. The staff were always ready to help and were accommodating with our young kids. The Lucia restaurant was also a highlight. Highly recommended!

A tried and tested resort that never fails to deliver. You’re always going to be welcomed with a fine vintage; Your room will always be stocked with complimentary drinks, snacks, and fruits; The food and wine service is always top notched, freshly made, healthy (even if you’re ordering pizza 😀)....don’t ever miss their breakfasts!; The valet guys, Tim and Miguel, always recognized us from our previous visits even if it’s a year apart! You have to be nitpicking to find fault. I can do but I don’t want to.

The setting for this hotel is fantastic. Rooms are spacious and comfortably sized. The furniture was a bit uncomfortable in the living room of our suite, but the fireplaces were nice during the cool mornings and evenings. Strangely, this hotel had the worst towels I have ever seen. Anywhere. It was odd that they all had many pulls and long loose threads. We received replacement towels several times, and some were better than others, but none were good. I don't know if something is off in the laundry department, but someone in charge needs to look at the linen.

Beautiful location nestled in the Carmel Valley. Private, quaint, clean, impeccable and friendly staff. Delicious food and drink. Decor and attention to every detail is top-quality. Highly recommend. From rose gardens and wine, to bubble baths and infinity pools, to fire places, put-put, and botchy ball, or borrowing a sports car for the day. They have something for everyone. Family-friendly, but a perfect getaway for a couple. Grounds are beautiful and furnishings have the perfect blend of quirkiness and luxury. Great place for work or play.

This is one of the best places to stay in Carmel Valley. The location is great and sunny. The restaurant and food is excellent. The only issue I noticed the day I visited was that the electric car chargers were not working.

My wife and I came here for a quick getaway and we were blown away... beautiful location, room was excellent (modern, clean, large, and of course a heated floor in the bathroom), bottle of wine, beer and snacks awaiting us in the room after checking in where we had 2 glasses of wine, Lucia restaurant was outstanding, and the service across the board was superb. We are definitely going back.

I absolutely loved our stay here at Bernardus. From the second we pulled in and the bellman unloaded our car to the room, to the bar and restaurant staff. This place is on point. We got a hot tub room and since it was February, it was worth it. The courtyard was very private and it’s so dark on the property that the stars are amazing on a clear night. Its worth every penny to stay here versus some other resorts that are close by. I’ve written a whole review on this trip on my blog.

An excellent location with accommodation spread throughout the grounds. Open fires welcome you inside and out. Rooms are large, well furnished and equipped and maintained to an excellent standard. Beautiful views and grounds. The staff at this lodge are friendly and very helpful - 100% service orientated. Bar service and food quality at a high level. Dinner menu and breakfast quality were very high. Great base to explore the valley, Carmel by the Sea and Big Sur.

From the moment we pulled up and were greeted by the bell staff to checking out, we were treated like royalty. Upon check in, you receive a glass of their house wine. In the room there is more wine and yummy snacks (all complimentary). We had dinner at the bar and it was delicious - greens grown right on the property. The next morning we went on a hike nearby (with help from the front desk) and then relaxed at the pool. Our lunch was yummy and after checking out, we took advantage of the spa to shower and get ready to go. I highly recommend this resort for relaxing in beautiful suroundings!!

415 W Carmel Valley Rd Carmel Valley CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Garland Ranch Regional Park is within a mile (2 km) of Bernardus Lodge & Spa, and other popular attractions like Heller Estate Organic Vineyards are within a few miles (5 km). This 4.5-star resort has 73 guestrooms and offers a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM.


Guests can expect to find 32-inch an LCD TV with cable channels and a DVD player, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters, and the bathroom offers a soaking tub, a hair dryer, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a balcony or patio, an iPod dock, and a dining area.

Property features

Bernardus Lodge & Spa features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. If you drive, take advantage of free valet parking. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with concierge services, securing valuables, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this luxury resort include a spa tub, a sauna, and outdoor tennis courts.

Room options

Suite, 1 King Bed (Vineyard Villa)

King 1 | Sleeps 5

Luxury Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed (Valley Villa)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite, 2 Bedrooms (Villa Carmelo)

King 3 | Sleeps 8

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 506 reviews