Pebble Beach sunset twilight

Monterey Musings and Hotel Inspirations

I spent last week at an anti-fraud conference in Monterey, and the location couldn’t have been nicer. I stayed at the Hyatt Regency Monterey, which is a lovely resort-style hotel, with plenty of wood tones in its exterior and spread across a few buildings restricted to a couple of floors. In the crazy schedule of the conference, I wasn’t able to get good photos of the exterior, but I did capture a few things I liked about my room. I’ve stayed in many hotels before but I especially liked how things were laid out in this one, particularly in the bathroom.

Monterey Hyatt vanity

To the right of the sink is counter space for soaps, etc., but as you can tell by the orange and wood ottoman, the space also doubles as a vanity. The large mirror spans that entire wall, and the light is built in behind the frosted glass frame. I love that touch, and it’s something I’m filing away for when we get our own place.

Frosted glass light frame mirror

That hotel was so nice, they even provided toothpaste! That never happens anymore.

The room, like the bathroom, was a soothing palette of neutrals with the warm wood tones grounding everything together.


The wood paneling and shelves are also in my inspiration pile, though a mounted TV would be better. There was another “pop” of color (like the orange ottoman in the bathroom) in the form of a random teal pillow.


As much as I love orange and teal, they did feel a little random in this space so I wasn’t really a fan. Rather, I liked how color was incorporated without it being random and stark, in the paintings above the headboard.


There was also lighting built in behind the headboard, but I wasn’t able to get a good picture of it. Overall the space was soothing and it flowed between the room and the bathroom without any wasted space or unnecessary embellishments, but it also avoided being too minimalistic.

I was able to take my camera along on one of the evenings to a dinner event, which happened to be right on Pebble Beach. The weather was beautiful that day, and the location was gorgeous, so I’m really glad I did!

Pebble Beach field flowers   pebble beach surfing surf

Pebble Beach sunset twilight

My vacation time started after the end of this conference, so I’m actually writing this from India where I’m visiting family. When Matt gets here I hope to go out to some of the beautiful old buildings here that are being restored, and I’ll be posting about them soon enough.

xo Rucha