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Carmel

Hyatt Vacation Club at Highlands Inn
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Updated May 1, 2024 at 10 a.m.

We look forward to welcoming you for your upcoming visit. Please note the pool is expected to be closed through the summer. However, all three hot tubs are open. In addition, there may be minor construction noise between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily due to renovations. Please continue to monitor this page for updates.

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An elegant Big Sur escape.
Welcoming guests for over a century, this stunning retreat offers Owners and guests the ultimate in amenities, location, and nearby activities. With its relaxing whirlpool spas, fire pit with Adirondack chairs, dramatic Pacific views, and access to the adjacent Hyatt Carmel Highlands hotel’s premier dining, this is a perfect place for meaningful time together. Off-site, enjoy everything Big Sur has to offer, like scenic drives, hiking, biking, fishing, beaches, coveted golf at Pebble Beach, and plenty of wine-tasting opportunities.
AT A GLANCE
  • Parking
  • Fitness center
  • Accessible
  • Swimming pool
  • Kid friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi

Resort Amenities1

Steam rising from a stone whirlpool spa with chairs and a view of the ocean
Whirlpool Spas
Aerial view of a freeform pool, palm trees, and resort overlooking the ocean
Swimming Pool2
A person on a table getting a massage at a spa
Spa Services
A restaurant with tables, and a wall of windows overlooking the ocean
Dining2

Accommodations3

Choose from suites and 1- and 2-bedroom residential-style villas with fully equipped kitchens, private patios or balconies, washers and dryers, and other convenient appointments.
Bedroom with sliding privacy doors in front of a whirlpool tub, vanity, and mirror
1-Bedroom Villa
Sleeps up to 4 guests
Bedroom with bed and wall of windows overlooking pine trees and ocean
2-Bedroom Villa
Sleeps up to 6 guests

Inspired Activities & Experiences4

Explore rewarding things to do on your vacation at our Carmel resort. Our program helps you connect with the area — and each other. From adventurous activities to mellow moments, it’s vacation time well spent.
A person playing a piano with ambient light in the background
Live Piano in the Lobby
Enjoy beautiful ocean views and the soothing sounds of Dino, the piano man , in the Sunset Lounge, which is part of the adjacent Hyatt Carmel Highlands hotel.
Array of vibrant purple flowers
Botanical Walk (On-Site)
Pick up a map at the front desk to guide you through this gorgeous botanical walk around our property, as well as the property of the adjacent Hyatt Carmel Highlands hotel.
Woman looking at various framed art hangings at a museum
Art Walk
Stop by the Main Lodge Lobby of the adjacent Hyatt Carmel Highlands hotel to pick up a flyer about 18 of Carmel's artist-owned galleries. If you visit them on the second Saturday of the month from 4 to 7 PM, you can meet the artists.
A person playing a piano with ambient light in the background
Live Piano in the Lobby
Enjoy beautiful ocean views and the soothing sounds of Dino, the piano man , in the Sunset Lounge, which is part of the adjacent Hyatt Carmel Highlands hotel.
Array of vibrant purple flowers
Botanical Walk (On-Site)
Pick up a map at the front desk to guide you through this gorgeous botanical walk around our property, as well as the property of the adjacent Hyatt Carmel Highlands hotel.
Woman looking at various framed art hangings at a museum
Art Walk
Stop by the Main Lodge Lobby of the adjacent Hyatt Carmel Highlands hotel to pick up a flyer about 18 of Carmel's artist-owned galleries. If you visit them on the second Saturday of the month from 4 to 7 PM, you can meet the artists.
Carmel

Things to Do in Carmel, CA5

Need inspiration for exploring the area on your vacation in Monterey County? Check out these popular things to do in Carmel, California in range of the resort and make some lifelong memories together.
Aerial view of Big Sur Coast
Big Sur Coast
This dramatic, rugged scenery along Central California’s coast is some of the most stunning anywhere.
A Cypress tree at Carmel-by-the-Sea with a view of the ocean
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Don’t miss the dining, boutiques, galleries, beach, and breathtaking setting of this charming village.
Carmel Mission Basilica with palm trees
Carmel Mission Basilica
Built in 1770, the “Father of the California missions” is a must for anyone interested in the state’s history.
A building on the rocky coast near Cannery Row
Cannery Row
Explore the shops, dining, history, culture, and charm of this fabled street beside Monterey Bay.
People walking on the sand at Carmel Beach
Carmel Beach
An iconic Central California beach, this is a great place to relax in the sun — or to do some surfing.
Brightly colored fish at Monterrey Bay Aquarium
Monterrey Bay Aquarium
Pay a visit to this fun, educational attraction on Cannery Row that features more than 200 exhibits.
Other must‑see attractions
  • Old Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
A Cypress tree at Carmel-by-the-Sea with a view of the ocean
Attractions
Things to do in Carmel-by-the-Sea
The sun sets next to the Highlands Inn resort pool deck
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 California
Poolside view with palm trees, chairs, and the resort at twilight
Platinum Program
Landscaping and resort entrance at twilight
Platinum Program
A flat screen TV and seating adorn a resort living area
Platinum Program
Aerial view of the resort's pool with lounge chairs, umbrellas, and palm trees
Platinum Program
Platinum Program
Palm Springs Area
Hyatt Vacation Club at Desert Oasis
The fitness center with gym equipment and large windows
Platinum Program
Patio with fire pit, chairs, tables, and a grill
Platinum Program
Platinum Program
Living room with a fireplace, couch, and balcony
Platinum Program
The sun shines on the pool deck at the Hyatt Vacation Club at The Welk
Platinum Program
San Diego Area
Hyatt Vacation Club at The Welk
Gondola lift taking skiers up the hill with The Village at Northstar in the background
Platinum Program
An outdoor patio overlooks the rest of the snow-covered resort
Platinum Program
The living area of a villa features a flat screen and fireplace
Platinum Program
A high-end kitchenette with appliances, a counter, and barstools
Platinum Program
A resort with windows emitting golden light and evergreens in the background
Platinum Program
Lake Tahoe
One Village Place Residences
Gondola taking skiers up the hill with the resort and evergreens in the background
Platinum Program
The wood and stone façade of a ski resort with ambient light after sundown
Platinum Program
A glowing Northstar Lodge pool rests in front of the snow-capped resort
Platinum Program
The living area of a villa features a flat-screen TV and fireplace
Platinum Program
Sprawling ski resort with a ski slope, gondola, and evergreens in the background
Platinum Program
Lake Tahoe
Hyatt Vacation Club at Northstar Lodge
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Also part of Hyatt Vacation Club Portfolio Program, available through Club-to-Club Exchange.

1 Amenities subject to change from time to time without notice. (back)

2 Operated by a third party. Special hours of operation at Pacific's Edge are 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. for breakfast, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch, and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for dinner. Sunset Bar offers beverage service only from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunset Lounge offers food and beverage service from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. (back)

3 Features, furnishings, and amenities are subject to change. Pictures are intended to give a general indication of the layout only and may not represent all various configurations available at the property. Please note that the use of stairs is required to access many of the villas at the resort. Bell attendants are ready to assist with your luggage during your stay. Please contact the front desk prior to arrival with any questions or to discuss additional assistance we can provide. (back)

4 Additional charges may apply for any activity, event, or program. (back)

5 Availability of activities and amenities may vary and is subject to change without notice. A reservation, fee, and/or waiver may be required for some activities and amenities. No inquiry has been made into the off-site locations, activities, services, or events, or the qualifications, safety, or quality of the off-site locations, activities, services, or events, and WHV Resort Group, Inc. and HV Global Group, Inc. (collectively, “HVC”) make no warranty, express or implied, as to the condition, capacity, performance, or any other aspect of such off-site locations, activities, events, or service providers listed herein. Do not consider this an endorsement of or recommendation for any of the off-site locations, activities, services, events, or providers. Neither WHV Resort Group, Inc. nor HV Global Group, Inc. assumes liability for attendance at, or visits to, any off-site locations, or the products, activities, or services furnished by independent service providers. Additional fees and costs may apply. Activities and events are subject to change. Some activities or events may require the participant to be in good health and have a certain level of skill. (back)