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Very Good 1413 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 1413 Reviews
Reviewed 2 hours ago

We stayed here on a road trip down Hwy 1 on our "splurge night", as this was more expensive than the other 8 hotels we stayed at. The staff upgraded our room to an incredible suite with majestic views and 3 woodburning fireplaces. (You read that correctly.) . Despite having stayed in hundreds of hotels all over the world, I think this is our favourite anywhere.

Carmel Highlands
Reviewed 3 days ago

Spring and fall are the best times for views but winter and summers while cold and inclement can be beautiful in their own right. The hotel is located high atop the hills along highway 1 with stunning views of the coast. The design and accommodations are modern but have kept the rustic charm of the original hotel. Not a place for kids!

Location, location, location.
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely resort with a spectacular view of the North California Pacific coastline. Well worth the 2 hr drive
south of San Francisco. Be sure to get a room with an unobstructed view of the ocean. The restaurant had excellent food; there's a great bar and beautiful lounge; all with breath-taking views. Los Lobos State Park is a must.

Fantastic vacation
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a charming property with an amazing view and a terrific staff. We will return. The website doesn't show how pretty it is. We stayed in the town houses which have a nicely updated Cali 80s vibe which suited its lodge location perfectly.

Fabulous stay in Carmel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Carmel Hyatt Hillside Inn and we would highly recommend this property. Not only are the rooms beautful, clean and comfortable but the view was magnificent! We ate dinner in the dining room at The Pacific Edge. The service was impeccable and so friendly and the food was incredible! The staff was helpful & friendly. We will definitely return.