The Lodge at Pebble Beach is out of this world. The views are like none you will ever see anywhere else and the service is unsurpassed.
What's remarkable about Pebble Beach when compared with other luxury properties, is that they don't nickel-and-dime you. High speed wireless internet is included free-of-charge, parking is included, and the business center is free (including unlimited printing). There are no bottles of water in the room with outrageous price tags on them; instead, housekeeping brings two complimentary bottles in the morning and two more at turn-down. In fact, even the soft drinks and snacks in the mini-bar are complimentary.
You even get 2-hours in a Lexus for free. I chose the LS 460 and took it on the 17-Mile Drive, which boasts incredible views.
There is a $20 service charge per night of you stay, but that includes all tipping for the bell staff, concierge, and housekeeping.
When you check in, the bell staff will find you a parking place and then put your bags on a golf cart and take you right to your door. Ice is brought to your room daily, there is no need to run anywhere with an ice bucket.
The staff is beyond helpful and takes care of any need you may have.
The restaurants are great. Be sure you have a drink in the Lodge at sunset overlooking the 18th hole, eat lunch at the Beach Club, a tucked away gem with incredible views that is missed by many guests. The Bench and Stillwater Grill also overlook the 18th green, with views of the mountains and the ocean.
Go into Carmel if you can - dolphins swim around the beach, and there are neat shops and restaurants.