Awards

Achievements & Accolades

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

2018

  • Four Diamond
    Four Diamond

    Four Diamond Award

    AAA Travel Services – January 2018

2017

  • Trip Advisor Excellence 2017 Logo
    Trip Advisor Excellence 2017 Logo

    Certificate of Excellence

    Trip Advisor – 2017

  • Open Table
    Open Table

    Diners' Choice Award

    OpenTable — 2017

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

    Conde Nast – October 2017

  • Smart Meetings Award
    Smart Meetings Award

    Platinum Choice Awards winner

    Smart Meetings – October 2017 

  • Wine Spectator
    Wine Spectator

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

    Wine Spectator – July 2017 

  • Organic Spa
    Organic Spa

    Best Gourmet Organic Spa

    Top 10 Organic Spa Awards – June 2017 

  • Best Chef
    Best Chef

    Best Chef

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

  • Four Diamond
    Four Diamond

    Four-Diamond Hotel Award

    AAA Travel Services – January 2017

  • Forbes
    Forbes

    Four-Star Hotel

    Forbes Travel Guide—January 2017

  • Forbes
    Forbes

    Four-Star Spa

    Forbes Travel Guide—January 2017

  • Forbes
    Forbes

    Four-Star Restaurant

    Forbes Travel Guide—January 2017

2016

  • Trip Advisor Excellence 2016 Logo
    Trip Advisor Excellence 2016 Logo

    Certificate of Excellence

    Trip Advisor – 2016

  • Duvine Logo
    Duvine Logo

    Top 25 Hotels in Northern California

    Duvine – November 2016

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

    Conde Nast – October 2016

  • Travel Leisure
    Travel Leisure

    Top 10 Best Resort Hotels in California

    Travel + Leisure – July 2016

  • Wine Spectator 2016
    Wine Spectator 2016

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

    Wine Spectator – July 2016

  • Open Table 2016
    Open Table 2016

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

    OpenTable – July 2016

  • Forbes 2016
    Forbes 2016

    Four-Star Restaurant

    Forbes Travel Guide—January 2016

  • Forbes 2016
    Forbes 2016

    Four-Star Hotel

    Forbes Travel Guide—January 2016

  • Forbes 2016
    Forbes 2016

    Four-Star Spa

    Forbes Travel Guide—January 2016

  • Four Diamond
    Four Diamond

    Four-Diamond Hotel Award

    AAA Travel Services – January 2016

2015

  • World Travel | Editor’s choice of Classiest, Most Exclusive New Hotels in the World

    #2 Bernardus Lodge & Spa Carmel Valley

  • “Top 30 Hotels in Northern California: Readers Choice” #13

    Conde Nast Traveler– October 2015

  • 2015 Readers’ Choice “Top 20 Food & Wine Resorts” #11

    Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report – September 2015

  • Wine Spectator 2015
    Wine Spectator 2015

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

    Wine Spectator – July 2015

  • forbes 2015
    forbes 2015

    Four-Star Spa

    Forbes Travel Guide—January 2015

  • forbes 2015
    forbes 2015

    Four-Star Hotel

    Forbes Travel Guide—January 2015

  • Four Diamond
    Four Diamond

    Four-Diamond Hotel Award

    AAA Travel Services – January 2015

  • BestHotels 2015
    BestHotels 2015

    Best Hotels in the USA

    U.S. News & World Report—January 2015

  • The Top 50 California Spas of 2014

    Spas of America—January 2015

2014

  • 2014 Readers’ Choice: Top 20 Spa Resorts

    Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report—September 2014

  • 2014 Readers’ Choice: Top 20 Food & Wine Resorts

    Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report—September 2014

  • 2014 Silver Magellan Award Winner

    Travel Weekly—September 2014

  • Four Diamond
    Four Diamond

    AAA Four Diamond Award

    AAA Travel Services—January 2014

  • forbes 2014
    forbes 2014

    Four-Star Hotel

    Forbes Travel Guide—January 2014

  • The World’s Best Places to Stay: Gold List

    Condé Nast Traveler—January 2014

  • Top 25 Hotels in Northern California – Readers Choice #5

    Condé Nast Traveler Gold List—January 2014

  • The Top 100 Spas of 2013

    Spas of America—January 2014

  • BestHotels 2014
    BestHotels 2014

    Best Hotels in the USA

    U.S. News & World Report—January 2014

2013

  • Travel Leisure
    Travel Leisure

    World’s Best Awards

    Travel & Leisure—August 2013

  • Best of Monterey County, California Best Chef, Cal Stamenov Best White Wine, Sauvignon Blanc

    Monterey County Weekly—March 2013

  • Top 75 U.S. Hotel Spas – #34 in the United States

    Condé Nast Traveler—February 2013

  • forbes 2013
    forbes 2013

    Four-Star Spa

    Forbes Travel Guide—January 2013

  • forbes 2013
    forbes 2013

    Four-Star Hotel

    Four-Star Hotel Forbes Travel Guide—January 2013

  • Bernardus Lodge: #3 Best Hotels on the Monterey Peninsula

    US News—January 2013