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Hyatt Carmel Highlands
Ranked #16 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Bonita, California
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37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Tripadvisor was right on!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Our stay was through Interval Timeshare group. Tripadvisor reviews were right on target....beautiful property, perfect location, nice spacious rooms with fireplace BUT property is on the older side. I requested an upper floor because I was aware of noise issues, unfortunately the front desk didn't honor my request. We didn't have an ocean view because I think we were pegged as timeshare owners and not probably future Hyatt Timeshare owners. We were given some credit for breakfast and the restaurant was beautiful, spectacular view. Unfortunately the poached eggs were over done. There's a good possibility that we will return to this property (we hope they work on the noise issues), we especially liked the king bed.P.S. Cleaning lady was very sweet!

Room Tip: Rooms on highest level with ocean views would be best!
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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CarmelHighlands, Manager at Hyatt Carmel Highlands, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
We are happy you visited us and so sorry we were unable to accommodate your room request. We are glad you enjoyed the King Bed and sincerely hope you stay with us again. Thank you for taking the time to review our property.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Enjoyed a one week stay at the Hyatt Carmel. The exterior of the 3 story buildings appeared a bit antiquated but the interior was up to Hyatt standards. We were assigned an ADA one bedroom that turned out to be quite comfortable and luxurious. We were on the second floor and had a distant view of the ocean as trees blocked the immediate view. Beware of lower floors as those may have limited views. Some of the buildings overlooked the driveway. Location is ideal in terms of accessing Carmel, Monterey and Big Sur. Beautiful beaches, spectacular vistas. Don' miss Point Lobos State Reserve- just gorgeous. The drive around Pebble Beach was lovely as well. Only disappointment was the pool - small, dirty with no place to change. Regardless, we would return to this resort!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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CarmelHighlands, Manager at Hyatt Carmel Highlands, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
Thank you for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed the great location and visiting the area. We look forward to your next visit!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Fantastic location, quiet, enchanting! Great get away for a week... View of ocean is awesome. Staff are very professional/accommodating, helpful yet down to earth. All food is delicious, pricy at Pacific edge but you gotta give it a try. Lounge at sunset is a must as is breakfast at California Market. (Sit outside regardless of temperature).

Room are rustic, could us an update but satisfied. Would go back in a flash!

Room Tip: Just make sure you request ocean view, #200 building is great with a close hot tube.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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CarmelHighlands, Manager at Hyatt Carmel Highlands, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Thank you for the great review! We are happy you enjoyed the wonderful location and fabulous sunsets. We hope you visit us again soon!
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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Stayed here for or second honeymoon. Had a room overlooking the ocean with a huge deck and fireplace. Most romantic place ever! Close to the great shopping in Carmel and great restaurants . Would stay here again in a minute!

Room Tip: Get ocean view with fireplace
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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CarmelHighlands, Manager at Hyatt Carmel Highlands, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
We are so happy you decided to spend your honeymoon with us! We are glad you enjoyed a wonderful stay and we hope you visit us again.
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 402 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We spent a couple of days in this hotel. The view was very nice and we enjoyed very much the fire place which was always ready to use. Our room was a sort of cabin with two floors, which was pleasant. Everything in the room is old and need refurbishing, but overall we liked the room and got used to it very fast.
We had a nice stay. This hotel was our second choice in the area.

Room Tip: Try to get a front room over the ocean as we were on the back of others and this was noisy as people...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank jmLondon845
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CarmelHighlands, Manager at Hyatt Carmel Highlands, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
We are happy you enjoyed the location and beautiful views and we are sorry the appliances were disappointing. We will look into your comments and sincerely thank you for taking the time to review our property.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

The photos on the web site of a balcony with two chairs overlooking the ocean was nothing I experienced. I tried to upgrade and was willing to pay whatever necessary. However, I was placed in a room next to the driveway, where every headlight of incoming traffic lit up my room. Of course, the sound of traffic made the ocean sounds muted. I could not see the ocean from my room. There was a discernible slant to half of my room that gave the impression of a stay at a fun house. Management was unable or unwilling to give me a room that matched anything like what was advertised on the web site.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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CarmelHighlands, Manager at Hyatt Carmel Highlands, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
We are sorry about your recent visit with us and we would love to discuss your experience with you. We hope you will call and speak with our management as we sincerely want you to leave our property happy and we are sorry that your stay was disappointing. Thank you for taking the time to review our property and we hope to hear from you soon.
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Palm City, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The Hyatt Carmel at Highlands,CA is a unique hotel on the cliffs overlooking Hwy 1 and the ocean. Depending on the height of your room you may have a great ocean view. Do elect for the top level of the 3 levels if you opt for a king ocean view. The view will be better and the noise less I suspect. There are loud clunky stairs outside the rooms that each unit shares with 5 others, so every trip up or down is heard by all. The floor boards between units are very squeaky and very thin. You will hear your neighbor arrive at midnight and awaken at 5 am. Route 1 is right below the hotel road and you will hear cars passing. If you concentrate you can hear the ocean in the distance.

The property is rustic, but in a good way. In November, the pool is nicely heated and the ocean viewing spa is hot and ready to go.

Flanigans Pub is about 7 minutes north. If you like beer battered cod and a good pint this spot is great.

$400 AAA rate seems steep for the room and noise level, but all in all it was an okay stay.

Room Tip: I would elect for a king ocean view room on the top floor, like 546, 541, or 536.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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CarmelHighlands, Manager at Hyatt Carmel Highlands, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us more. We will look into your comments and we sincerely hope you will stay with us again.
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Property: Hyatt Carmel Highlands
Address: 120 Highland Dr, Carmel, CA 93923-9607
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > 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:
#3 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):
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). Rumors have been circulating that California Market is closed for renovation. These rumors are not true. We are open and enjoying the Fall weather and delicious seasonal menu items. In 2016, we will be going through several renovations at the hotel and will update guests once we have a firm schedule. ... more   less 
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Hyatt Carmel Highlands Hotel Carmel
Highlands Hotel Hyatt Carmel
Carmel Highland Inn
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