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BEST WESTERN PLUS Carmel Bay View Inn

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Junipero Street between Fifth and Sixth Street, PO Box 3715, Carmel, CA 93921
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Villa Park, California
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For the price and comfort, you can't beat this hotel. As for room 46, it has a full patio attached with views of Carmel and the ocean. Close to restaurants, shopping and the Carmel Mall. Art galleries, antique shops and even groceries are within 2 to 3 blocks of walking distance.

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Seminole, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hotel was a good value.We had a hear wave which was unusual. The room does not have air conditioning. However a stand up fan was provided and this helped greatly. I would recommend the hotel as a good value.

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Lompoc,Ca
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here while in the area. It was a little hard to find as there was no nomal large Best Western Sign to spot. It was small about 6 x 24 inches. The streets in Carmel are also hard to spot as they are written on small posts. The hotel was charming, up to date decor, but the chairs... More 

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Lympstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here in a queen room for 1 night in August 2015. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. We were initially a little worried about the lack of AC or fan, but it wasn't a problem as the room was a very pleasant temperature at night. The windows of our room looked out on to the walkway, which... More 

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Gansevoort, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Carmel by the Sea is such a beautiful town. The Best Western is at the top of the hill when you first come into town. Everything is close by and is an easy walk. So the location was perfect. The breakfast was excellent. The hotel was clean. We didn't use the pool, but it looked like a nice pool. We... More 

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cleveland, ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first glimmer that we were going to be spoiled was when the front desk manager wrote down my cell # to call if the room was ready early. It was - 2 hours early! Our 2-large-room suite had a freshly remodeled, huge bathroom with double sinks, piles of towels and amenities. There was a sleeper sofa and gas fireplace... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a fantastic location for walking to all of Carmel by the Sea. Breakfast is complementary and is plenty sufficient with eggs, bacon/sausage, assorted muffins/bagels, cereals, fruit, juices and coffee. If those are important, this is a great choice. The motel is older, parking in the small parking areas is challenging and the bathrooms are on the smaller side so... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This older motel type of hotel is well cared for and sits literally in the middle of the quaint part of Carmel. The location is high up on the hill so many rooms have ocean views. A few minutes walk will take you to countless great restaurants, upscale shopping and the beach. Small pool area is nice -- but not... More 

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Carmel, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is very expensive considering that it does not have A/C and can provide only a fan (a noisy one) to combat the heat. The room is small and the bed is uncomfortable. Since we had to keep the windows open, we heard every noise of guests and staff passing right in front of the room. The breakfast eggs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is so charming! Beautiful room, nice pool, clean and oozes with charm. Fantastic location! Nice market next door that also serves burgers, chicken, BBQ sandwiches.... Great price for the night. We stopped and asked a local where to go and he directed us here. We thank him for that!

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