The upscale Hyatt hotel has a spectacular location on a hill in the Carmel Highlands district, 4 miles south of the city center, just off Hwy 1 within walking distance of Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
; at the north end of the Big Sur
coastline. Most rooms have views above the trees of the light developed, residential neighborhood, across to the ocean. The boutique property has been welcoming guests since 1917, and is now part of the Hyatt Residence Club collection of timeshare properties, though also caters for short stays. Highlights are an ocean-view restaurant, a lounge/bar, an outdoor pool, three hot tubs, a 24 hour fitness center, a gift shop and indoor/outdoor function space.