Carmel-by-the-Sea is an idillic little town and L’Auberge Carmel is the quintessential romantic European style Inn: it’s charming, small, intimate, super personalized service, a seriously gastronomic restaurant. Don’t miss the 17 mile road drive and the Monterrey Aquarium.

Affiliations: Relais & Châteaux

Rooms: 20 Suites

Best time of the year: Year-Round

Local Airports: MRY - Monterey Regional Airport | SFO - San Francisco International Airport

Airlift to Local Airport: MRY has flight to/from Phoenix (AA), Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco (UA), San Diego (Alaska) and Las Vegas (Allegiant).

From Airport: MRY = 10 minutes drive | SFO = 1h 45 minutes drive

Surf Spots nearby: Best surf is in Santa Cruz (50 mins drive north), but Carmel Beach and Monterrey have several spots, including big wave spot Ghost Trees a rarely surfed and very dangerous wave.

Dining: Fine Dining (Aubergine) + Casual (Continetta Luca)

Meetings & Events: No dedicated meetings and events space.