Feb092014

Three California Pebble Beach Resorts make 2014 Conde Nast Gold List

Pebble Beach, California is known as one of the premier golf venues worldwide. Pebble Beach Golf Links opened in 1919 and will host the 2019 US Open tournament. There are three other world class golf courses owned by Pebble Beach Company including Spyglass Hill Golf Course, The Links at Spanish Bay and Del Monte Golf Course. Golf.com lists Pebble Beach Golf Links as #2 and Spyglass Hill as #10 in the top golf courses the public can play in the USA.

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Today is the final day of the 2014 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Rates are fixed for Pebble Beach golf courses. There are some hotel-golf package rate discounts available at times if you subscribe to the Pebble Beach Company emails.

Pebble Beach golf rates

Pebble Beach Rates (February 2014)

 

Accommodations at Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach is also the location for three of the six hotels in Monterey County, California making the 2014 Conde Nast Traveler Gold List of Top 200 hotels in the USA.

One of the major advantages of staying at one of the three Pebble Beach hotels is the ability to confirm a golf tee time with your hotel booking.

There are plenty of people dropping big change to play golf on Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Pebble Beach is a private, gated community charging $9.75 to enter the southwestern 5,300 acres of the Monterey Peninsula. The 17-Mile Drive is a famous tourist attraction. The beauty is superb around Pebble Beach.

As a local, I rarely drive into Pebble Beach. Cycling is free and walking to the Inn at Spanish Bay from Asilomar Beach in Pacific Grove is my most frequent access point for Pebble Beach.

For similar beauty to Pebble Beach with better trails infrastructure is a hike along the peninsula at Point Lobos State Park beside Highway 1, south of Carmel.

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View from Pebble Beach across Carmel Bay to Point Lobos.

 

Pebble Beach Lodge

Conde Nast Traveler 2014 Gold List The Lodge at Pebble Beach 93.0 rating.

The Lodge at Pebble Beach hotel website.

The Lodge at Pebble Beach was built in 1919 to coincide with the opening of the Pebble Beach Golf Links. Samuel F. B. Morse (a distant relative of the Samuel F. B. Morse in telegraph and code fame), with financial backing of Herbert Fleishacker, a prominent San Francisco banker, purchased 18,000 acres of the Monterey Peninsula land holdings of the Southern Pacific Railroad including the historic Hotel Del Monte in Monterey (now the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School). Morse is credited with preserving the Monterey pine forest features of the Monterey Peninsula and protecting the coastline of Pebble Beach by building golf courses.  Oceanfront fairways and greens kept home construction away from the immediate coastline around portions of Pebble Beach.

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The Lodge at Pebble Beach

  • 155 guest rooms
  • The Lodge is built around the 18th hole of Pebble Beach Golf Links overlooking Carmel Bay

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Pebble Beach Golf Links 18th hole

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The Lodge at Pebble Beach.

Pebble Beach Lodge 2014 rates

Pebble Beach Accommodations Hotel Rates through March 31, 2014.

There will be room rate increases effective April 1, 2014.

The Lodge at Pebble Beach (April 1, 2014 room rates)

  • Garden View $765
  • Scenic View $870
  • Garden Spa Room $980
  • Ocean View $1,030
  • Ocean Studio $1,315 or 2-bedroom $2,345

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Pebble Beach Lodge Ocean View rooms looking over 18th hole.

Room and golf rates are valid from April 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014. Rates are subject to change and exclude tax and service charge.

Guests of The Lodge at Pebble Beach and The Inn at Spanish Bay may book up to 18 months in advance. Guests of Casa Palmero may book up to 12 months in advance, subject to availability. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

The following Golf Booking Guidelines are subject to availability:
Hotel guests are encouraged to request golf tee times at time of room booking. A minimum 2-night stay is required to play Pebble Beach Golf Links. During our peak season (September – November) a 3-night stay is required to play Pebble Beach Golf Links. Additional dates throughout the year may require a 3-night stay at the Resort’s discretion. Please inquire about minimum stay requirements for playing multiple rounds. On all other courses, 1 round may be booked per night of stay. Up to 2 players may be booked per room, based on room occupancy. Non-Resort guests may book The Links at Spanish Bay or Del Monte Golf Course up to 6 months in advance, Spyglass Hill Golf Course up to 1 month in advance, and Pebble Beach Golf Links 1 day in advance.

Pebble Beach accommodations

 

Casa Palmero

Conde Nast Traveler 2014 Gold List Casa Palmero Pebble Beach 94.2 rating.

Casa Palmero Pebble Beach website.

Casa Palmero is a 24-room exclusive hotel adjacent to the Pebble Beach Spa. The property is a Mediterranean-style hotel with a large hotel living room, library, billiard room and swimming pool. The location is between The Lodge and the first fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Casa Palmero rates

Rates until March 31, 2014.

April 1, 2014 rates increase.

  • Estate Room $910
  • Estate Studio $975
  • Spa Room $1,055
  • Courtyard Suite $1,430
  • Palmero Suite $2,895

My wife has rave reviews of The Spa at Pebble Beach. I was raving when I saw the price tag for her girl’s day outing, but high prices come with this territory.

 

The Inn at Spanish Bay

Conde Nast Traveler 2014 Gold List The Inn at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach 93.4 rating.

The Inn at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach hotel website.

  • 269 guest rooms in a 3 and 4 floor structure.
  • The Inn is adjacent to The Links at Spanish Bay golf course at the northwestern portion of Pebble Beach. A wooden boardwalk through the sand dunes and along Asilomar State Beach in Pacific Grove gives public access for walkers to the hotel on the edge of Pebble Beach.

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Pebble Beach-Pacific Grove Asilomar State Beach boardwalk access to The Inn at Spanish Bay.

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The Links at Spanish Bay with The Inn in background.

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Spanish Bay has Roy’s restaurant and a great ocean view outdoor patio.

The Inn at Spanish Bay bagpiper helps establish the Scotland vibe for its golf course setting in coastal California.

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Cypress Point view from westernmost point along the Monterey Peninsula.

Three Pebble Beach Company hotels are included in the six Monterey County Conde Nast Traveler 2014 Gold List for Top 200 hotels in the USA.

Prices are high for these six Gold List hotels in Pebble Beach, Carmel Valley and Big Sur with typical rates topping $500 for nearly all rooms and over $1,000 per night as the low category room rates for three of the six hotels in Monterey County.

Fortunately, there are many hotel options on the Monterey Peninsula for loyalty travelers with Marriott in downtown Monterey, Hilton Garden Inn near downtown Monterey and Embassy Suites in Seaside. Hyatt Regency Monterey is on a golf course and Hyatt Highlands Inn on the coast south of Pebble Beach offers spectacular ocean views. InterContinental The Clement is directly on Cannery Row by the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Best Western has good locations with hotels on the beach, in the forest of Pacific Grove and near Cannery Row in Monterey.

Pacific Grove has some high-end B&Bs in historic Victorians. There are 50 or so independent, small hotels in Carmel and Pacific Grove and dozens of midscale and economy chain and independent hotels in Monterey within six miles of Pebble Beach.

Related Post:

Six local 2014 Conde Nast Gold List hotels in Monterey County, California (Feb 8, 2014).

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California is writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler.

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