Before the kids came along, we have stayed at the Carmel Bay View Inn numerous times. We had always requested rooms on the top floor (with views, room 58, 57 or 55), and have enjoyed the beautiful water view. Nine years later, we had decided to travel with our two kids to Carmel.
We booked the two bedroom suites and got a great price (for Carmel), and I did some research and read some of the reviews. I started to wonder, has our favorite place gone down hill? Well, the answer is - we have always stayed on the top floor, so it was us making the noise (to the people below). The walls are really thin. They should consider installing Quite Rock, or some kind of soundproofing. For the money and location, you can't beat it.
The two bedroom suites - it's weird! It was spacious (for Carmel standard), but the carpet was stained. The whole suite feels dirty. The living room was uninviting. There's a loveseat (hard, and uncomfortable to sit for more than a couple of minutes), and there's no TV in the living room. It looks like they had decided to turn this into a suite and threw furniture in there. You don't get that country feel at all. One of the bedroom has a king size bed, but since the room is below grade, it was dark and damp. If you do sleep in this room, be beware - you will hear the people upstair opening their patio door. That's how thin the walls are.
The bathroom didn't feel clean. The toilet was not flushing right. And finally, breakfast - well, read some of the rest of the reviews, and you'll get the picture.
All and all, great value for location, terrible for everything else. Will not stay here again!
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