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4.8 out of 5

"we had a great view from our balcony and watched the sunset. Everything from front desk, to room and restaurant were outstanding. " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 01 Feb 2019

Hotel Description

4-star resort near Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

In state park

You'll find Point Lobos State Natural Reserve and Gravity Garden within a 15-minute walk of this Carmel resort. Hidden Beach and Gibson Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Business services

This resort features an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a restaurant. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and free valet parking. Enjoy the fitness center and perks like free self parking.

Free WiFi, iPod docks

The 142 individually furnished guestrooms offer free WiFi and iPod docks. Other amenities include DVD players, refrigerators, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels.

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Townhome, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite (HIGHLANDS)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite (POINTLOBOS)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Suite (Big Sur)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast

Everyone (4) Couples (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on May 18, 2019

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5 out of 5
we had a great view from our balcony and watched the sunset. Everything from front desk, to room and restaurant were outstanding.

Posted by on Feb 1, 2019

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4 out of 5
The setting of the hotel in Carmel Highlands is spectacular and an easy 10 minute drive into downtown Carmel. The scenery is gorgeous and the views from the restaurant and bar breathtaking. So that's why I gave it a 4. The hotel needs badly remodeled and I would not say represents the upscale brand name of Hyatt. The hotel is quite old and not updated much. Even things as simple as exterior pant. It looks a little tired. Staff really didn't know much, concierge wasn't even around at 5:00pm on a Sunday and wait staff, especially in the bar, is not enough. Food in the restaurant is good but expensive and given the location, it's a drive to go get something quick. Better value is to get a package includes breakfast.

Posted by , from Houston on Jun 27, 2018

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5 out of 5
I’m so happy that my children and I stayed here. It’s a beautiful place, the staff is very nice and the food here is wonderful.

Posted by , from Fresno, CA on Jun 27, 2018

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4 out of 5

Great view, but hotel interior is outdated.

It is not the greatest hotel compared with the 700+/night we paid.

Posted by on May 1, 2017

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5 out of 5

The Most Romantic Place on Earth!

Perched atop the Pacific Coast Highway right outside of Carmel, this place is spectacularly beautiful even when the weather is cold and rainy. In fact, it's almost better that way, because you can take advantage of the in-room wood burning fireplaces to make your stay as snuggly as can be. It's the perfect place for a romantic getaway - you might not want to leave the room!

Posted by on Sep 20, 2007

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5 out of 5

Spectacular location

We selected this hotel for our 25th wedding anniversary--it was well worth the cost. The service is outstanding, the view really beautiful, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We were disappointed with the service at the restaurant. Made a reservation and mentioned it was to celebrate our 25th anniversary--no acknowledgement, no congratulations--we were disappointed.

Posted by on Feb 8, 2007

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5 out of 5

Loved it!!

Loved it, finally a hotel up to my standards!!! It is for rich people only.

Posted by on Dec 4, 2006

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About the Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast

Location 120 Highland Dr, Carmel, CA 93923

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from January 8 2021 to January 15 2021 (dates subject to change).

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from June 19 2020 to February 28 2021 (dates subject to change):

  • Bar/Lounge(s)
  • Breakfast
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub

The following facilities are closed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday:

  • Bar/lounge
  • Fitness facility
  • Restaurant
  • Spa tub

The following facilities are closed on Friday and Saturday:

  • Fitness facility
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Spa tub

Property Features

As a guest of Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast, you'll find an outdoor pool, a spa tub, a fitness center, and complimentary bicycles. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at the business-friendly Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast. Self parking and valet parking are free. This 4-star Carmel resort is smoke free.

  • 142 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free valet parking

Transport

  • Airport: Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) (16.6 km / 10.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast offers 142 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature iPod docking stations and DVD players. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Beds feature premium bedding. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels and pay movies. Full-sized refrigerators/freezers and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Carmel resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards.

  • IPod dock
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy breakfast daily.

Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast has a restaurant serving breakfast only.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Free bicycles on site

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 3 AM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. It is Hyatt's practice to enter any occupied guestroom at a minimum of once within a 24-hour period, even if a guest has requested privacy. Appropriate efforts are made to provide advance notice to the registered guest before entering an occupied guestroom.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. It is Hyatt's practice to enter any occupied guestroom at a minimum of once within a 24-hour period, even if a guest has requested privacy. Appropriate efforts are made to provide advance notice to the registered guest before entering an occupied guestroom.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and window guards

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

It is Hyatt’s practice to enter any occupied guestroom at a minimum of once within a 24-hour period, even if a guest has requested privacy. Appropriate efforts are made to provide advance notice to the registered guest before entering an occupied guestroom.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are not washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property does not follow a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: USD 2.50 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee: USD 22.10 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • Faxes
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Concierge service
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15 and USD 35 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Carmel Highlands
  • Carmel Highlands Hyatt
  • Carmel Hyatt
  • Carmel Hyatt Highlands
  • Hyatt Carmel
  • Hyatt Carmel Highlands Overlooking Big Sur Coast Hotel
  • Hyatt Highlands
  • Hyatt Highlands Carmel
  • Hyatt Highlands Hotel
  • Hyatt Highlands Hotel Carmel
  • Carmel Highland Inn
  • Highlands Hotel Hyatt Carmel
  • Hyatt Carmel Highlands Hotel Carmel
  • Hyatt Carmel Highlands Hotel
  • Hyatt Highlands Overlooking Big Sur Coast Hotel
  • Hyatt Carmel Highlands Overlooking Big Sur Coast Resort
  • Hyatt Highlands Overlooking Big Sur Coast
  • Hyatt Highlands Overlooking Big Sur Coast Resort
  • Hyatt Carmel Highlands
  • Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast Resort
  • Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast Carmel
  • Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast Resort Carmel
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.