L’Auberge Carmel, a member of Relais & Chateaux, is a historic hotel dating back to 1929. The hotel was completely restored in 2004, reconfiguring all of the 20 guest rooms, the entrance and landscaping. Throughout, the ambiance of the hotel and restaurant is luxurious and romantic, combining modern amenities with old-world charm. The decor accents the quaintness of original coved plaster walls, French windows and antique doorknobs, flat-panel TVs and wireless internet access. Individually designed enlarged bath areas feature antique travertine tiles with radiant floor heating, some with soaking tubs, hand-hammered copper sinks and custom bath products. Guest room walls 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 guests valet parking, room service and highly personalized guest services. The highlight of the hotel is its restaurant, Aubergine. The intimate 12-table on-site restaurant features an underground wine cellar constructed beneath the inn’s courtyard to house the restaurant’s 4,500-bottle collection. All accommodations include Aubergine’s Signature Breakfast.
L’Auberge Carmel consistently receives high rankings from seasoned travelers including Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List and most recently Travel & Leisure’s Top 500 World’s Best Hotels List.