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Awards

Recognized as not only one of the best hotels in California, Bernardus Lodge & Spa stands out as a top destination nationwide —  year after year.


Certificate of Excellence
TripAdvisor
The Certificate of Excellence can only be earned by receiving
consistently great reviews on the world’s largest travel site.

2017

“Best of Award of Excellence” for Lucia Restaurant & Bar

Wine Spectator – July 2017 

Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence

Best Chef
Best of Monterey County® Reader’s Poll – Monterey County Weekly, March 2017

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Best of Star Award for Chef Cal

Diners’ Choice Award
OpenTable — 2017

Four-Star Restaurant
Forbes Travel Guide—January 2017

Four-Star Spa
Forbes Travel Guide—January 2017

Four-Star Hotel
Forbes Travel Guide—January 2017

Four-Diamond Hotel Award
AAA Travel Services – January 2017

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2016

Top 25 Hotels in Northern California

DUVINE – November 2016

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Top 10 Resorts in Northern California – Reader’s Choice #3

Conde Nast – October 2016

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Top 10 Best Resort Hotels in California

Travel + Leisure – July 2016

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“Best of Award of Excellence” for Lucia Restaurant & Bar
Wine Spectator – July 2016

Best Overall Restaurants, California Central Coast
“Top 10 Diner’s Choice” Winner
OpenTable – July 2016

Four-Diamond Hotel Award
AAA Travel Services – January 2016

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Four-Star Spa
Forbes Travel Guide—January 2016

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Four-Star Hotel
Forbes Travel Guide—January 2016

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Four-Star Restaurant
Forbes Travel Guide—January 2016

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2015 Awards

The Top 50 California Spas of 2014
Spas of America—January 2015

Best Hotels in the USA
U.S. News & World Report—January 2015
Bernardus Lodge & Spa received the Best Hotels in the USA award, which represents the top 10 percent of hotels in the United States.

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Four-Diamond Hotel Award
AAA Travel Services – January 2015

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Four-Star Hotel
Forbes Travel Guide—January 2015

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Four-Star Spa
Forbes Travel Guide—January 2015

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“Best of Award of Excellence” for Lucia Restaurant & Bar
Wine Spectator – July 2015

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2014 Awards

2014 Silver Magellan Award Winner
Travel Weekly—September 2014

2014 Readers’ Choice: Top 20 Food & Wine Resorts
Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report—September 2014

2014 Readers’ Choice: Top 20 Spa Resorts
Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report—September 2014

Best Hotels in the USA
U.S. News & World Report—January 2014
Bernardus Lodge & Spa received the Best Hotels in the USA award, which represents the top 10 percent of hotels in the United States.

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The Top 100 Spas of 2013
Spas of America—January 2014

Top 25 Hotels in Northern California:
Readers Choice #5
Condé Nast Traveler Gold List—January 2014

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The World’s Best Places to Stay: Gold List
Condé Nast Traveler—January 2014

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Four-Star Hotel
Forbes Travel Guide—January 2014

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AAA Four Diamond Award
AAA Travel Services—January 2014

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2013 Awards

Top 75 U.S. Hotel Spas: #34 in the United States
Condé Nast Traveler—February 2013

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World’s Best Awards
Travel & Leisure—August 2013

Bernardus Lodge: #3 Best Hotels on the Monterey Peninsula
Bernardus Lodge: #13 Best Hotels in California
US News—January 2013

Best of Monterey County, California
Best Chef, Cal Stamenov
Best White Wine, Sauvignon Blanc
Monterey County Weekly—March 2013

Four-Star Hotel
Forbes Travel Guide—January 2013
“Long considered one of the finest winemaking estates in California, the Lodge has a scenic Central Valley location and luxurious guest rooms, including feather beds, cozy fireplaces and oversized bathtubs for two. A spa also offers a wide variety of treatments.”

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Four-Star Spa
Forbes Travel Guide—January 2013

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