We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Wonderful Overnight Stay ~ Very Romantic”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
Hyatt Carmel Highlands
Ranked #17 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Level Contributor
27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Wonderful Overnight Stay ~ Very Romantic”
Reviewed May 21, 2011

We stayed one night at Highlands Inn in Carmel. Loved every moment from the drinks in the beautiful lounge overlooking Big Sur to the fireplace in the cozy bed. There is a pool but too cold for us to use but was very nice to look at. Only downside was that it was outside Carmel downtown which meant we had to dive into Carmel to enjoy the shops. We highly recommend.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank tkring
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,080 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    483
    281
    156
    96
    64
See reviews for
210
605
18
23
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (294)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2011

We stayed in November at the Highlands Inn for 3 nights and really loved it. WHOW, what a view. The room (seaview) was greate and we really loved watching the dolphins from our bed. The room was quite big and the bed excellent. The only think one could argue was the wood fire smoke that lingered around. Otherwise both the room and the property was really outstanding. We ate one evening at the restaurant and really enjoyed it. Breakfast was likewise great, with great in- and outdoorseating. If you happen to have good weather this is really a greate place to explore Big Sur and the Monterey Peninsula.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Swisstraveller37
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
WashingtonDC
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 15, 2011

Stayed only two nights at the Hyatt Highlands Carmel in a two story townhouse over looking the ocean. The service was amazing from carrying your bags to your room to offering directions and taking you on a tour of the hotel. Best location even though you have to drive to Carmel, would definitly come back for a longer stay!

Room Tip: Ask for a townhouse overlooking the water
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Mary L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
California
Level Contributor
115 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Highlands Inn in Carmel for four nights during the last week of April. We stayed in a one-bedroom unit (room 405). We traded one of our timeshares through Interval International for this unit. The unit was one level with sliding doors that blocked the bedroom off from the living room. We had a full kitchen (yes, your dishes are even washed for you every day!), living room with a sofabed, a wood burning fireplace that's ready to use upon your arrival (and will be cleaned up and set up each day for you), and a very spacious bathroom with a jacuzzi tub. Daily maid service is provided for all rooms. This is something that isn't common for a timeshare unit. The view from our room was absolutely fantastic! We weren't ocean front but had a completely unobstructed view of the ocean from our entire unit. Check-in was a breeze too! The property has a few outdoor hot tubs and a fitness center. We had dinner one night at the property's restaurant and appetizers and drinks another night at the bar. We would definitely return to the Highlands Inn!

Room Tip: Don't really think there could be a bad room!
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank GinnyAlamo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
california
Level Contributor
29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2011

I celebrated my 60th birthday here with my wife, 3 sons and my daughter in law. A good time was had by all. This place is not cheap, so be warned. You are here for the location, an absolutely beautiful area of the California coast. There are two great parks within a 10 minute drive, one is less than 5 minutes, and we enjoyed them both. I knocked down there service to 3 stars because once I called for assistance with a tv problem and no one showed up. As I had two tvs in the room I just let it go. The other issue I had to call twice to get a fan for the room. And check in took way too long. Outside of that the service was really good, the people were friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and quiet, some units have kitchens. If you want a room with an ocean view be sure and double check, not all units have them, and some of those have limited views. To conclude I would recommend this place to people. The location is special, and worth seeing.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank davidcalifornia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
182 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2011

We stayed with our two girls in a
April 2011 in a One Bedroom Ocean View room which was well described on the website. Views of ocean were superb. Breakfast in Market was good and reasonably priced

  • Stayed April 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank travelaussiefamily
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Laguna Niguel, California
Level Contributor
270 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2011

This trip was a family one & special because we wanted to take my dad to a place he has raved about for years, for his 85th birthday gift!

Check in: staff on hand was courteous and professional as were the valets every time we encountered them, which was often as Carmel is about driving and looking at the beautiful coastline.

Dinning: breakfast in their dinning room: the view is amazing and the fritata was likewise. The staff here was also kind and helpful & we loved it both times. We also had drinks in the bar which were very good but of course very pricey. We ordered clam chowder, which I recommend and crab cakes which I don't as the flavors were just not quite right for me. The chocolate cake however was & is to die for. The baker on site is amazing & I recommend anything she has made! We never had dinner here since by the second day we were worn out & ordered room service, which was also great!

Rooms: our rooms were clean and comfortable although the showers tiny for this level of hotel. As most who travel to these premier hotels, I expect large bathrooms with marble everywhere, but you won't find it here. I also would prefer a large tub to sink into at the end of a rainy day, but found out that bath tubs at least in hotels, have been outlawed in Carmel as they consume too much water. Perhaps a consolation is the wood burning fireplaces in our rooms & in all the rooms from what I could tell. Smoke was everywhere & it smelled great after the rain, but if you have asthma beware!

General Info: stairs are everywhere on this property & although there are some wheelchair ramps, someone with limited mobility may want to chose to stay elsewhere although they would miss out on the great views! We got along fine with a few stairs here and there, but it's it's an individual thing of course. If you chose not to stay, at least do Sunday Brunch here. They have specialty drinks & lots of the older crowd were loving the whole atmosphere!

Enjoy & know I'm jealous if your going:)

Room Tip: Stay or eat during the week if you like it quiet!
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank married&inlove
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Carmel
3.6 mi away
La Playa Carmel
La Playa Carmel
#5 of 25 in Carmel
4.5 of 5 bubbles 831 reviews
3.7 mi away
L'Auberge Carmel
L'Auberge Carmel
#20 of 25 in Carmel
4.5 of 5 bubbles 337 reviews
5.2 mi away
Quail Lodge & Golf Club
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
8.3 mi away
InterContinental The Clement Monterey
10.2 mi away
Bernardus Lodge & Spa
Bernardus Lodge & Spa
#1 of 2 in Carmel Valley
4.5 of 5 bubbles 312 reviews
3.1 mi away
Carmel Mission Inn
Carmel Mission Inn
#9 of 25 in Carmel
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,624 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hyatt Carmel Highlands? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hyatt Carmel Highlands

Property: Hyatt Carmel Highlands
Address: 120 Highland Dr, Carmel, CA 93923-9607
Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Carmel
#17 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hyatt Carmel Highlands 4*
Number of rooms: 448
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Indulge yourself. Hyatt Carmel Highlands is a picturesque retreat overlooking the Big Sur coast with epic views of the Pacific Ocean, and a stunning natural environment made even more special by our impeccable staff. Our Carmel by-the-Sea hotel is an oceanfront retreat that seamlessly blends the amenities of a large hotel with the refined charm of a boutique hideaway. Dine at the award-winning California Market at Pacific's Edge restaurant. After a morning of yoga, take a dip in our heated outdoor pool or unwind with a relaxing spa experience. If it's outdoor activity you crave, we offer mountain bike rentals and maps for hikes, jogs and bike rides around the stunning Carmel area. Let the Les Clefs d'Or Concierge arrange a day trip to explore Big Sur or a round at legendary Pebble Beach. Host an intimate sunset wedding ceremony or intimate reception on our redwood deck. Feel inspired by the breathtaking vistas that surround our Carmel hotel. Your experience is limited only by your imagination. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Hotwire, Ctrip TA, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Cancelon, Cheap Tickets, HotelsClick, TripOnline SA and HotelQuickly so you can book your Hyatt Carmel Highlands reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hyatt Carmel Highlands Hotel Carmel
Highlands Hotel Hyatt Carmel
Carmel Highland Inn
Carmel Hyatt

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing