The Old Drive Villa

1031 The Old Dr, Pebble Beach, California, 93953, United States
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Hotel in Pebble Beach for US Open 2010

by v6dude

I am looking for some hotels not too far from Pebble Beach during the US Open in June but hoping not to pay too much since it is a gift for my father for his 60th birthday. We will be flying him in to Pebble Beach plus tickets and looking for something reasonable in pricing even though I'm sure hotels will jack up the price because of the event. I'm sure he will be willing to drive 30 min to an hour. Just seems ridiculous to pay over $350 for a 2 star motel. I'm not familiar with Pebble Beach and the surrounding area so any help and info is much appreciated. I would like to book asap since prices of motel and hotels look like they've already hit the roof.

Re: Hotel in Pebble Beach for US Open 2010

by Odinnthor

Pebble Beach is on the ocean between Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea, once presided over by Clint Eastwood as Carmel's major. Pebble Beach is as close to Carmel as the length of the golfcourse. Monterey is just a couple of miles up the road on the north side. There are of course several hotels in Carmel proper, and a number of hotels in Monterey. The first link is to google maps, so you can see the lay of the land and hotel locations, and the second one is for the actual hotels:
Carmel:
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=carmel%20hotels&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl
and
http://www.carmelcalifornia.com/index.cfm/carmel_hotels_inns.htm
Monterey:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Monterey+hotels&aq=f&oq=&aqi=g5g-s1g4
and
http://www.hotels.com/processIndexSearch.do?destination=&acDestinationId=DA94A734-CA87-457C-9CE1-FCD78926818D&displayAd=false&PSRC=G21&mcid=G21.G333000016.hotels%20monterey.broad&gclid=CJ7emduguZ0CFRkpawod83c8iA

About 30 miles east of Pebble Beach is the good size farming town of Salinas
Number of hotels there:
Salinas:
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Monterey%20hotels&hl=en&ned=us&tab=nl
and
http://www.ci.salinas.ca.us/

There are many sights to be seen in the area, if you are so inclined. Check out places like Monterey and Carmel of course, and then, Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium (a must see), 17 Mile Drive, and of course if you have time, take a drive down south on Hwy 1, through Big Sur, - and if you have a little more time, a t the southern end of Big Sur, is San Simeon with the Hearst Castle. If you cannot go that far, check out the virtual tour on the website asn see what you are missing.....d;o)

There are a number of other things to see and do, but this will give yopu a good start.

http://www.canneryrow.com/
http://www.monterey.org/
http://www.carmelcalifornia.com/
http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/
http://www.pebblebeach.com/page.asp?pageName=_17_Mile_Home
http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org/
http://www.hearstcastle.org/

This should give you plenty to start with. Review and research the sites above, figure out the time frame, and when you have a better idea of the structure of your trip, - come on back and we will help iron out the details. I used to do five star tours through this area, so I am fairly familiar with it.
Good luck...d;o)

Re: Hotel in Pebble Beach for US Open 2010

by Odinnthor

...sorry the 17 Mile Drive website link is corrupted. Here it is again
http://www.pebblebeach.com/page.asp?pageName=_17_Mile_Home

Travel Tips for Pebble Beach

Fauna - Deer

by ATXtraveler

During your drive throughout the Pebble Beach community, you will see an abundance of flora and fauna. One particular animal however should be looked after extremely carefully. There is a large number of deer that stay primarilly in the wooded areas in close proximity to the road. For the safety of these animals and your car, please drive slowly here!

Cypress Point Golf Club

by Ewingjr98

Cypress Point, the "Sistine Chapel of Golf," is the most exclusive golf course in Pebble Beach. Designed by noted golf course architect Alister MacKenzie in 1928, it features a stunning array of holes along--and even over--the Pacific Ocean. Cypress Point is believed to have been inspired by MacKenzie's favorite course, St. Andrews in Scotland. MacKenzie also crafted Augusta National in Georgia, which is certainly among the greatest of his numerous accomplishments.

Until 1991, Cypress Point was part of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am along with Spyglass and The Links at Pebble Beach. the PGA Tour dropped Cypress Point from the tournament because it did not have any black members, and Poppy Hills became the third course. That's funny since Augusta still doesn't have any women members (though it officially allows them), and the PGA Tour has never punished that course. At the same time of all this controversy, Dan Quayle continued to play at Cypress Point, obviously not reading the news or listening to his staffers. In fairness to Cypress Point, they do not have rules against black members, just a seven year waiting list to become a member, and they felt it unfair to allow people to jump up in the list, for any reason, especially just to be politically correct. Kudos for at least sticking to their guns and not caving to the waves of PC activism. They suffered the consequences of losing the Pro-Am, but at least they maintained control of their club.

Just south of the clubhouse along 17-Mile Drive check out the area called Cypress Point Lookout. It offers some great views along the coast towards the Links at Pebble Beach and Carmel. There are also a fews seals and sea lions in the small cove there.

A short scene from the 1958 Alfred Hitchcock movie Vertigo was filmed here. Other scenes from the movie include Fort Point and the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, and Mission San Juan Bautista.

Fauna - Sea Otter

by ATXtraveler

Nature may have its perfect weight loss specimen in this cute yet ferocious hunter, the Sea Otter. Upwards of one million of these animals existed at one time, although the numbers are closer to 1000 now, as many people hunted these animals for their fur. This fur was very valuable because of its density, known to be 8-9 times more dense than others. This is what keeps the otter in such tremendous shape, since the dense fur allows for less body fat on the otter. This does come at a price though, because with the lack of fat, the otters metabolism is so high that it has to hunt as much as 5 hours a day to keep satiated. The Sea otter is officially on the endangered species list, so please only take photographs!

Monterey Peninsula Country Club

by Ewingjr98

Monterey Peninsula Country Club has two private courses called the Dunes Course and the Shore Course. The Dunes Course opened in 1925 and has a lot of history over the Shores Course which opened in 1961. The Shores Course was successfully reconstructed from 2002 to 2004 by Michael Strantz, having been lengthened and with much improved drainage.

go on the scenic 17-Mile...

by Krystynn

go on the scenic 17-Mile Drive.

Don't ever let the admission fee of US$7 dissuade you from entering. You'll be missing out on one of the most SPECTACULAR drives in the entire world. I'm really not kidding.

Shall we begin our drive??

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