Regency Monterey: Serendipity For All
literally minutes from the Monterey Airport and tucked away
in a beautiful secluded area of one of America's most desirable
vacation destinations is the picturesque Hyatt Regency Monterey
Hotel & Spa, a property surrounded by the Del Monte golf
course proving to be an ideal venue for corporate retreats or
family escapes. Their impressive conference center is also a
popular venue where corporate groups hold meetings throughout
their stay on the property.
Hyatt Regency Monterey Entrance View
Hyatt is a place where families are welcome and can experience
a multitude of fun facilities within the natural surroundings
of the property as a group or individually. During my visit
I enjoyed watching a junior golf tournament in progress and
the amazing young golfers on the course playing for awards,
some as young as six years old. Del Monte Golf Course offers
bag storage and a golf pro shop to guests Additional fun resort
games including ping pong, chess, oversized checkers, and family
board games are also available for family enjoyment.
venues at the hotel include the Fireplace Lounge where lunch
and dinner, either inside by the fireplace or out on the terrace
overlooking Del Monte golf course is so comfortable with a staff
that are friendly and accommodating. This is also a favorite
place on Friday and Saturday night to savor small plates while
listening to great jazz. The hotel brings some of Monterey's
best jazz musicians to entertain their guests.
& beverage is an ongoing experience here and the TusCA Ristorante
has a menu inspired by Tuscan regional dishes created by Executive
Chef Steve Johnson and Chef Logan Sandoval who boast the use
of all locally sourced seasonal produce, meats and fish. The
Niman Ranch lamb chop and scallop dinner with parsnip puree
the Chefs' prepared was so outstanding, and was perfectly paired
with Twisted Roots Cabernet. Additional menu items include exciting
appetizers, salads with beautiful anti-pasta plates.
day this is a relaxed and sunny dining room filled with guests
for breakfast where a wonderful buffet is featured daily or
guests may select items like toast and tea or eggs Benedict
from their full menu. The lunch is busy and offers everything
from healthy salads to your favorite hamburger. At night it
becomes a shimmering dining destination where guests savor entrees
that include seafood favorites, exceptional pasta specialties,
and outstanding meat dishes. The hotel also offers a well-rounded
wine list featuring local and imported wines for pairing with
dinner, and wonderful signature cocktails at the bar or fireplace
lounge. For guests who want to just relax in their room after
a day of golf or sight seeing they offer a full room service
is also a small Hyatt Market that always seems busy and offers
fast food items of pastries, breakfast sandwiches, hot coffee
and beverages as well as snacks throughout the day for people
on the go. Knuckles Sports Bar is a favorite family venue and
has ongoing games of all sporting events on televisions throughout
the large room. They have a full bar and offer snacks and a
Marilyn Monroe Spa, located between building 15 and the Garden
Terrace Pool and Hot tub offers a full menu of massages, facials
and body treatments as well as a full service salon to enjoy
after a day of tennis, golf, swimming or shopping. A few steps
from the spa you will find the StayFit at the Hyatt, an area
devoted to keeping fit with countless machines, workout equipment,
free weights and chilled towels that is opens twenty-four hours.
Two heated pools and hot tubs are nearby for ongoing exercise
or relaxation. They have a Racquet Club for tennis lovers with
complimentary court time, where guests can also rent bicycles
to ride around the property during their stay.
Monterey Bay Acquarium
you like to take your puppy along you will be happy to know
that pets are welcome at the Hyatt, and guest are encouraged
to walk their pets throughout the hotel grounds, with the exception
of the of the restaurants, and pets must be leashed at all times
on the property. I noticed guests seemed to be enjoying walking
with their pets through the beautiful tree filled grounds.
things to do in the surrounding area include a ten-minute ride
by car or a $12 taxi ride to the Monterey Aquarium, shopping
on Cannery Row or enjoying a cocktail at one of the renowned
restaurants overlooking the ocean. The Aquarium turns all of
us into children for a morning or afternoon and is considered
to be one of the best in the country. For many years now Monterey
Aquarium has been a major supporter of the Seafood Watch Program.
They have a restaurant filled with kids favorite foods and some
delicious seafood items for the big kids.
Row - Cannary Row
parking is self park or valet and is included with no charge
and your car will be parked in front of the building where your
room or suite is located until you leave: ADA parking is also
available. Express check-in and check-out at the Hyatt makes
everything so easy and can be done on the web or from your phone.
For additional information visit: www.hyattregencymonterey.com.
1 Old Golf Course Road
Monterey, California 93940
By Bonnie Carroll
About Bonnie Carroll
Bonnie Carroll has been a food/travel/lifestyle writer since
1983. She is the founder & publisher of Bonnie Carroll's
Life Bites News - www.lifebitesnews.com,
does travel and food reporting on KZSB1290 radio, and contributes
to a variety of national and international travel/lifestyle
publications. Her first children's book C.C. Charles was published
in 2002 and she is currently working on a second book. Contact
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