Old Sep 20, 17, 12:55 pm
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 289
Hyatt Highlands Inn + Big Sur

We checked out of the RC HMB and packed up the ride for a two hour + drive down to the Hyatt Highlands Inn in Carmel. It was a gorgeous drive down Highway 1 with no traffic, clear skies, and great scenery. We arrived at the Highlands Inn at around 4pm and were offered a choice of rooms. Check in was smooth and champagne was offered. We decided on the one closest to the pool and closer to the main lodge. The hotel is also a residence property and is fairly spread out and quite hilly. They do have golf carts for luggage transportation and the valet and bell staff were wonderful and very helpful. The resort is a bit more rustic than the last two, but it was refreshing, with a very relaxed vibe.

Front Desk

Great views from the bar/lounge area

Enjoyed a lovely 22 oz. Big Sur Golden

More great views from the above the pool area

We were assigned room 523, which is an ocean facing king room on the lower level of the sort of townhouse buildings that the rooms occupy.

Bathroom leaves a little to be desired, but it was functional, so thats always a plus.

View from the room

The next morning we had breakfast at Pacifics Edge restaurant. Great food with amazing scenery

The french toast was tasty

We rested for a bit and then stopped by the Carmel Mission which was beautiful. It's a late 1700s church with fully restored mission buildings.

We continued down Highway 1 and ended up at Rocky Point Restaurant for lunch. Again, great food and service with great views.

Halibut sandwich and half rack of ribs and of course a sippy cup

Continued down to the Bixby Bridge and into Big Sur park, which was absolutely gorgeous.

Great place for a vertical pano

Back to the hotel for a memorable birthday dinner for my wife at Pacifics Edge. The food was AMAZING.

Cheers to a great stay at a lovely little hotel tucked into the coastline. We will definitely be back.

Next step: Monterey Pier for breakfast and jetBlue Mint to JFK
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