L’Auberge Carmel, a Relais & Chateaux property, is located in the heart of
Carmel-by-the-Sea, one block from Ocean Avenue on Monte Verde at Seventh Street and four blocks from world famous Carmel Beach. Since its founding in 1903, the quaint village of Carmel, has been recognized as a picturesque pine-forested coastal retreat, and become well known, internationally, as an artists’ colony.
L’Auberge Carmel is a beautiful three-story European-style building designed around a classic brick courtyard. The twenty guest rooms are luxuriously appointed with an elegant décor.
L’Auberge is proud to offer guests valet parking, room service, highly polished and personalized guest services, plus Aubergine, a highly acclaimed on-site restaurant. A complete renovation of the historic inn was completed in August 2004 and updated in 2012 making L’Auberge Carmel one of the village’s few full-service inns. L’Auberge also entices guests to its sister restaurant, Cantinetta Luca, a casual trattoria located within walking distance.
Originally built in 1929, the classic inn was commissioned by Allen Knight, one of early Carmel’s most colorful figures. Knight hired well-known San Francisco architect Albert Farr for the project, whose other work includes Jack London’s first home “Glen Allyn” in Sonoma County. Carmel’s master-builder Michael J. Murphy did the construction himself. The collaboration resulted in a three-story wood frame and stucco building that captures the historic Carmel aesthetic of a small forested hamlet by the sea.
RELAIS & CHÂTEAUX
Relais & Châteaux is an exclusive collection of 475 of the finest charming hotels and gourmet restaurants in 55 countries. Established in France in 1954, the Association’s mission is to spread its unique art de vivre across the globe by selecting outstanding properties with a truly unique character. Furthermore, Relais & Châteaux is also a family of hoteliers and Grands Chefs from all over the world who share a passion for and a personal commitment to ensuring their guests are privy to moments of exceptional harmony, an unforgettable celebration of the senses. From the vineyards in Napa valley to the beaches in Bali, from the olive trees in Provence to the lodges in South Africa, Relais & Châteaux offers all the stops on the finest route for discovering each special place and country.
$295 - $725 per night with a complimentary house-made breakfast
Carmel-by-the-Sea boasts a beautiful, mild climate year round, with average temperatures ranging between 60 to 75 degrees in
summer and 50 to 65 degrees in winter.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS:
Executive Chef Justin Cogley’s and Executive Pastry Chef Ron Mendoza’s cooking philosophy is built first and foremost on spontaneity. With access to an array of outstanding local products as well as ingredients and artisan purveyors from around the world, Cogley and Mendoza focus on incorporating these elements into their ever-changing menus. 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. The wine list features treasured wines from around the world with a particular emphasis on wines from Monterey County as well as France.