Hyatt Carmel Highlands
Incredible views and posh accommodations at a Carmel classic.
From its eleven-acre perch on the cliffs overlooking the crashing waves of Big Sur, this circa-1917 resort commands one of the most awe-inspiring views on the central California coastline. Guest rooms make visitors feel as if they've acquired their own private cottages, and 32 of the 48 feature dramatic ocean vistas. Most also include wood-burning fireplaces, full kitchens, double spa baths, 37-inch HD televisions and iHome stereos with iPod docking stations. Elsewhere on property, guests will find a swimming pool and several secluded outdoor spas that offer relaxing ways to soak up the surroundings. Complimentary mountain bikes are available, and kayaking, deep sea-fishing and horseback riding can be arranged. There are also championship golf courses minutes away. While area dining is a highlight, you don't have to go far for a great meal; the on-site Pacific's Edge restaurant is one of the best in the region.