I’m just back from a relaxing long weekend at the Hyatt Carmel Highlands, my favorite Hyatt in the state of California.
To be fair, I have not stayed at every Hyatt property (yet) in CA, but I’ve been to all of the finer ones so let me explain why I like this one best.
First, the views are breathtaking. Rather than a standard ocean view with sand and water, this hotel has an amazing combination of natural beauty, with steep rock cliffs, beautiful blue waters, and green trees.
The view from California Market at Pacific’s Edge, the hotel restaurant, is even more amazing. It’s a beautiful way to start your day and the breakfast is excellent too.
Brunch is served on weekends and my wife claimed the Cioppino was the best she has ever had. Plus, the Globalist amenities generous. My breakfast bill ran $120 each day and the whole amount, including 20% gratuity, was removed from my folio. The resort fee was also waived. This is on example of why I am determined to re-qualify for Globalist (I have about a month for seven more nights…).
The hotel is also a Hyatt Residence Club (time share property) and so the ratio of suites to guest rooms is great: 11 suites out of 48 guest rooms. After missing out on an upgrade last time, I took no chances and applied a Globalist confirmed suite upgrade this time.
The “townhouse” suite is two-story and includes a full-kitchen, two full bathrooms, a fireplace, and whirlpool bathtub downstairs.
This is a hotel worth checking out. Keep an eye out for email offers from Hyatt as well. Sometimes, if you are willing to endure a timeshare talk you can score a very cheap room rate. I’ve already booked my next stay!