I had to burn a Hyatt Free Night Award which was just about to expire at the end of the week. Business brought me to the vicinity anyway and so I decided to stay at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Spa in Monterey.
Monterey is situated along the famous Highway 1, also called Pacific Coast Highway. The highway itself is already worth a drive and Monterey is worth to put an overnight stay in. There are other hotels in town, some also directly at the waterfront, but as I said I had to burn the free night award before it expired.
I arrived late and it was already dark outside which stopped me from even enjoying the beautiful drive along Highway 1. There is a big Hyatt sign at the bottom of the driveway before you pull up. Because it was dark I had to drive up slowly to see where the actual Hotel Lobby and Registration is. This hotel has multiple buildings, some of them are connected and some are on either side of the driveway. I followed the signs for registration and pulled straight up to the lobby. They have complimentary valet parking here. It’s not really complimentary because it is included in the resort fee which also includes regular parking.