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Very Good 1351 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Breathtaking views at every turn, including guestrooms and suites
  • Fireplaces in Oceanview Rooms warm up chilly nights
  • California cooking and panoramic ocean vistas at the award-winning Pacific’s Edge restaurant
  • Binoculars for whale watching provided
  • Free mountain bike rentals
  • Beautiful clifftop grounds amid Monterey cypress and pine forests
  • READ MORE: 72 hours on Highway 1

What To Know

  • A $20 per night resort fee will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout.
  • Guestrooms were renovated in 2009.
  • The lobby timeshare sales pitch can be annoying; tell them straight away that you’re not interested
  • Four miles on Highway 1 from Carmel-by-the-Sea
  • Sunset weddings are popular here


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

With a stay at Hyatt Carmel Highlands in Carmel (Carmel Highlands), you’ll be minutes from Gravity Garden and close to Point Lobos State Reserve. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of China Cove and Gibson Beach.

Treat yourself to a stay in one of the 142 guestrooms, featuring fireplaces and flat-screen televisions. Cable programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include safes and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones with free local calls.

Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and a fireplace in the lobby.

Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the resort’s room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free valet parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Hyatt Carmel Highlands
120 Highland Dr
Carmel, CA 93923 United States


4.0 Very Good 1351 Reviews
Outstanding locaction, beautiful resort, fantastic views!
Reviewed 21 hours ago

Outstanding locaction, beautiful resort, fantastic views! Staff was friendly, rooms were amazing. Views were incredible. Hope to be able to stay longer during our next trip. Great location relative to other area attractions.

Garbage room
Reviewed 1 day ago

Booked a room for 30k points, and we got a basement room with broken fixtures (barely functional and very weak AC, bathroom exhaust fan stopped working after 5 minutes, no handle on bathroom door). Terrible value, mediocre service. At least the restaurant was nice.

Pacific Coast Highway trip
Reviewed 2 days ago

We only stayed here one night but what a wonderful stop. The suite is private, well maintained with a fabulous view. Close to all attractions in Carmel including hiking, shopping and great restaurants.

Always look forward to returning
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I look forward to our twice-yearly trips to the Carmel Highlands Inn to celebrate our anniversary and her birthday. Views from all the units are stunning, and the Sunset Lounge and restaurant are best of all. Scenic drives and hikes are plentiful and nearby. Rooms and amenities are top-notch and service is superb.

Interesting Place
Reviewed 6 days ago

I’ve been here now on two different occasions. If it weren’t for the view, I’d probably never come back. Is it a Hyatt or is it some fast talking timeshare? We stayed in one of eight large two story suites. The stairs remind me of Amsterdam and are rather steep. No problem going up, but coming down...don’t have any socks on after a few cocktails. By-the-way, I climb mountains that are less treacherous. The view is unparalleled anywhere. I love Hyatt for their style and they are always fresh and new, but these rooms are dated,stale, and unwelcoming. Half the wood is stained well and beautiful and half looks scrubbed and worn out. The closet looks terrifying and is under the stairs. This place should be and has the potential to be a 5 star facility. The location is great, just south of Carmel and just 25 beautiful minutes to Pfeiffer Big Sur state park. The staff is very pleasant and willing to help. The grounds are beautiful. Had lunch yesterday at Ventana down the street in Big Sur. I was told that Hyatt just bought it. That place is fantastic, but very isolated. I can’t figure this place out. Too many contradictions.