L'Auberge in Carmel By The Sea is one of the more exclusive and expensive inns in all of Carmel. Located on Monte Verde street, the L'Auberge is on the eastern edge of the village, or "Carmel by The Sea". The property is just steps away from Ocean Avenue which is the main shopping artery that runs the length of Carmel. The hotel presents itself with French class and sophistication and offers many amenities above and beyond the other inns. These include a full restaurant, spa and different themed type rooms to fit any occasion. The L'Auberge is one of the most expensive hotels in all of Carmel and Monterey Bay (up there with the Spanish Inn and Pebble Beach Hotel along 17 mile drive).
Starting at $459 a night rates easily go up to near $700 depending on the number of beds-although even the smallest rooms in this inn are large and spacious. . To justify the rates the hotel goes out of its way to present a 5 star experience with such amenities as bilingual staffs, bell man to greet you and help you with luggage straight to your room upon arrival, LCD TVs, bathrobes, high speed wireless access, business center and premium bedding. Several of the rooms have a Japanese style soak tub and all the rooms have heated marble bathroom floors. The hotel consistently receives the highest rankings for a hotel in the Monterey area and above all the Inns located in Carmel.
L'Auberge also prides itself on offering a 12 table restaurant on site called the Aubergine restaurant. Led by chef Justin Cogley, the restaurant prepares its dishes with only the freshest foods that are hand delivered by a variety of local farmers daily. Diners have the option of selecting and creating their own 3 and 4 course meals. The menu at the Aubergine includes Dungeness crab, Berkshire Pork and Wagyu Beef to name a few. The restaurant also features a 4500 wine bottle collection. Visitors looking to explore Carmel will find L'Auberge conveniently located to all the main shops and restaurants. The beach is a 10 minute walk down Ocean.
The street the hotel is on, Monte Verde, is lined with multi million dollar residential homes. Getting to Monterey, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Monterey Airport is very easy. Simply take Ocean Ave east from Monte Verde to highway 1 and in 7 minutes or less visitors can be at all the main points of interest. In addition, the 17 mile drive and Pebble Beach is a 5 minute or less drive from this location while Big Sur is about 20 minutes south on highway 1.
L'Auberge hotel is a five star hotel centrally located in Carmel By the Sea. Only one of a handful of five star hotel properties in Monterey Bay.