My friend brought me to Seascape as a surprise getaway for my birthday. We only stayed one night, but it was most pleasant. We stayed in a one bedroom unit, with a view out over the ocean.
We arrived early in the afternoon, and the room was not quite ready but we left a cell-phone number and were told we would be called when the room was ready. In the event this was not necessary, since we waited in the lobby and a staff member came over to let us know when our room was ready.
The room itself was clean and comfortable, with a nice view over the Pacific ocean. The room was nicely decorated, and having a small kitchen was nice since we decided to cook our own breakfast in the morning, and were able to buy all of the necessary food at the small grocery store across the road. We used the balcony and enjoyed the ocean view, drinks before dinner, and the occasional golf cart driving by.
We also enjoyed sitting out on the terrace by the bar, having drinks and late lunch and looking through the trees at the ocean. The food was very good, and we enjoyed both the lunch and dinner which we had at the resort. Although this is a nice facility the dress code is informal so there is no need to bring your jacket and tie or fancy dress, unless you wish to do so.
We walked on the beach twice, and took advantage of the frequent golf cart service to return back up the hill after our second walk; a very nice touch.
For a fee the hotel will set up a fire and “Smores” (Graham Crackers, marshmallows and chocolate) for you on the beach.
As other reviewers have noted, the hot tubs do close at 10:00, which has both a downside and an upside. The downside is the lack of availability for after-dinner enjoyment, the upside is that it cuts down on late noise and partying.
It should be noted that the units are not air conditioned, which is usually not a problem except if there is a heat wave where the hot air from the California’s Central Valley blows out towards the ocean. This will happen once or twice a year, generally just for a couple of days, but if you are sensitive to heat……
Overall, we enjoyed our stay and found the staff friendly and helpful. I would recommend this for a one or two night stay, and especially as a nice place to visit to enjoy the beach.
If you are visiting the area with a view to seeing Monterey or Carmel, then this hotel is a bit removed from those towns, so you might be better off finding something closer. Look at the maps which are linked from most review sites.
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