I have stayed at the Highlands Inn five times; once when it was a privately owned hotel, three times in their beautiful time-share townhouses that the Hyatt has created, and this most recent time in the traditional hotel room. This review is about the hotel room.
The Pros: The room was contemporary in decor with a lovely view of the beautiful Pacific. It had a nice deck with deck chairs, comfortable bed, preset fireplace, flat screen TV. It was quiet. The hotel has a nice workout room and swimming pool. We particularly enjoyed eating outiside on the deck overlooking the ocean at the cafe restaurant. The food was very good and fresh. The main building/restaurant has a feeling of California elegance and knock out views of the ocean!
The Cons: The bathroom in the hotel room was small and out of date. The furniture in the room (nightstands, desk area) were surprisingly dirty. There was no chair to sit on in the room - only a stool and the bed. If you don't specifically request a "higher" room you won't get much of an ocean view. If you aren't comfortable walking up and down outdoor steps to get to your hotel room then this is not the place for you. The front desk is a bit hit and miss when it comes to service.
Note: I have always stayed here on some kind of a deal. I would not stay here for the full price that they are asking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 448 room luxury resort nestled in Monterey pines overlooking Point Lobos State Reserve. Oceanview rooms include wood burning fireplaces and private balconies and 11 suites also include in-room double spa baths, kitchenettes. Renowned Pacific's Edge Restaurant(dinner only) and California Market Restaurant (breakfast & lunch). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hyatt Carmel Highlands Hotel Carmel
- Highlands Hotel Hyatt Carmel
- Carmel Highland Inn
- Carmel Hyatt