We booked this place from Internet descriptions -- which were mostly accurate. The view is totally amazing. This may be one of the best properties in the area. Another high point is the Pacific Edge -- the 'signature restaurant'. The food is 100% gourmet with a wide selection of salads, appetizers, and entries. The dessert list is small, but the wine list is totally amazing. Expect about 100$/person for dinner with a bottle of one of the least expensive wines. The staff in the hotel and the restaurant were helpful and friendly - mostly. There is free Internet (amazingly).
The negatives are: the need for valet parking always (but this is at no additional cost); 4 pm check in; and, the biggest negative, is the price. The place is overpriced for what it is. Stay away from the aggressive condo sales people in the lobby.
Our room was smoky due to the smoke from fireplace chimneys down the hill. But there was some kind of air freshener machine in the room. It did not seem to do much.
If you can get a reasonable price, it is a worthwhile place to spend a few days in Carmel.
- 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