Pros: The rooms were great, staff was super courteous and helpful, love the feel and look of the place overall. Hope to be back often. They helped make our wedding incredible.
Cons: Now this is nitpicking, but there was a few Rollie Pollies in our room...I know we are out in rural country so critters and bugs are inevitable.
Additionally, there were some inconsistencies and issues with room rates and reservations prior to arrival.
Winner of the Conde Nast Top 100 List award in 2014, Bernardus Lodge & Spa promises a premium experience and puts you within a 15-minute drive of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. You can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, detox wraps, or aromatherapy, and Lucia Restaurant & Bar serves local cuisine. There's an outdoor pool and a poolside bar, and rooms at this upscale resort include upscale features like fireplaces and soaking tubs.
Country Garden Inns is a great choice for a stay in Carmel Valley. Guests can hang out at the outdoor pool or seasonal outdoor pool, and free perks include WiFi, self parking, and continental breakfast daily between 8 AM and 10 AM.
Cons: Air conditioner was noisy.
Bathroom small and cold
No TV at room, and very poor wifi
Aesthetics of outside shabby and ugly
Parking lot quite muddy, good news now for CA
Outrageous price. I guess it's Big Sur!
Pros: Great place to stay! Quiet, clean, great restaurant and the river is perfect to sit and relax next to.
The only bad things I have to say are the gas price was outrageous at the gas station there, and there are no phones in the rooms. If there was a phone, I would have been able to make reservations to go horseback riding.
Cons: The heater made so much noise. It even woke us up during the night.
Connect with the natural surroundings of Contenta! Located in the heart of Carmel Village. 12 miles inland from Carmel-by-the-sea and fifteen miles from Monterey. Contenta is a great base camp to explore all Carmel Valley has to offer!
Steps away from 20 wine tasting rooms, fine dining and corky shops and art galleries. Contenta offers fresh accommodations, complimentary wi-fi, private patios situated around our citrus courtyard featuring our outdoor pool and spa. Laze around the pool and pick an orange or Meyer lemon right off the tree. Detour to happiness and re-connect to bliss at Contenta in Carmel Valley!
Reception hours are 7am-10pm.
Cons: The establishment was far more dilapidated than we were led to believe based on the advertised photons. It simply is a very mediocre place. The front desk rarely answers the phone calls. It is more fitting as camp ground lodge than moderately expensive resort. Do not recommend it, especially given its price range. We should have paid more attention to negative comments on the website.
Pros: The room was great! The balcony view was very enjoyable.
Cons: The communication with the lodge was difficult at best. There were fires in the area and we tried for 2 days at all hours of the day to call them to see if we were still OK to come only to get no one picking up the phone. We had two one night reservations and so we didn'the check out after the first night only to get a rude call from the front office and then put on hold for 30 minutes and then a hang up. They eventually called back and rudely explained that they were very busy and they had to move around some people in order for us to stay in our same room. Then told us we would not have housekeeping that day so I asked for extra towels which we never got until we asked the night staff for them.
Situated by the ocean, Carmel Valley Lodge and Resort is a great choice for a stay in Carmel Valley. After having fun at the seasonal outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/café. A spa tub and a terrace are offered, and rooms get the details right with fireplaces and premium bedding.
Pros: The staff was extremely accommodating. We loved the old style of the rooms and thought it was great to have our own kitchenette and private patio.
Cons: We know that the valley is known for creepy crawlers and we saw quite a few of them.
The peaceful setting of Blue Sky Lodge is nestled in the charming village of Carmel Valley; just steps away from 20 wine tasting rooms, fine dining, antique shops and art galleries. Our Carmel Valley hotel rooms offer: private patios or sundecks, complimentary Wi-Fi, gardens, an outdoor pool and much more. Make Blue Sky Lodge home while you experience the sunny village of Carmel Valley.
Located only twelve miles inland from Carmel-by-the-sea and fifteen miles from Monterey, Blue Sky Lodge is just minutes from the Central Coast’s top attractions. Explore the premier wineries of Carmel Valley; enjoy the shops of Carmel, or visit the world famous Monterey Aquarium, and Fisherman's Wharf.