Which hotels in Monterey, Carmel & Big Sur have the best views?

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From Carmel to Santa Cruz, the central coast of California offers sandy beaches, charming towns and one of the best marine environments — Monterey Bay. This means, of course, beach hotels with stunning views are the norm. Bernardus Lodge, The Lodge at Pebble Beach, Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, and Post Ranch Inn offer especially wonderful ocean-side views.

1. Bernardus Lodge. Part of a winemaking estate, Bernardus Lodge is tucked in Carmel Valley and provides fabulous views of the mountains, countryside and vineyards.

2. The Lodge at Pebble Beach. Sitting on the 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links, The Lodge at Pebble Beach offers views of the course. But you’ll also see the ocean and Del Monte Forest from your room.

3. Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. Guest rooms at this luxuriously appointed, European-style hotel give guests the impression of being on a ship with an ocean-view balcony.

4. Post Ranch Inn. The rooms at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Post Ranch Inn are like tricked-out tree houses overlooking Big Sur’s striking coast. Revel in vistas of the Pacific Ocean from your floor-to-ceiling windows or out on the deck.

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