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Carmel Bay View Inn
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

The only good thing about our suite (#70) was that the bathroom and bedrooms were very clean.This Best Western Plus was expensive and not as advertised. There was no wifi in room, the "hot" breakfast was inadequate,the front desk staff was surly and unhelpful, and we were kept waiting while they were on personal cell phones or talking to each other. The room had mismatched and old furniture and the rug was old and frayed. The only way out to the street from the room was through a narrow passageway with bags of mulch piled up, landscaping plants and a trash can partly blocking it, some stairs led to eroded and rocky hill side (dangerous) and should have been blocked off. The lobby was being cleaned at 8am when guests were trying to use wifi (since it only worked in the lobby). This complaint is my first in 23 years of travel and hotel stays. If we had a choice we would not have stayed, but with our arrival time on a Sat. that was booked full everywhere we stayed, we did not use the front room of our suite, preferring to sit outside, even with our view obstructed by the roof of the rooms below.

Room Tip: Do not choose #70 - it has an obstructed view, awlful common room and is too expensive.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Joann d
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

We stayed on a Saturday night and were pleasantly surprised at how quiet the room was. Conveniently located and reasonably priced, considering it's Carmel! Not the place you'd chose for a splurge, but fine if you're just passing through.

Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
Thank EvenStev
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

This hotel is very well located. This is a old establishment but the rooms are good, with adequate bathrooms. The breakfast was above average for this price hotel. I must mention the staff who were really fantastic with helping us locate our next hotel and any query we had.

Room Tip: Our room was 55 which is in the corner with all day sun really enjoyed this room.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Whangarei
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

The accommodation is about 3 stars nothing to rave about but reasonably good, you can pay more and get better if you like. This is an expensive but beautiful little town, the accommodation served our purpose of visiting the surrounds and our stay for 3 days. No complaints, the staff were extremely friendly and bonus is parking is on site which is precious in a tight Carmel.

Breakfast is not worth waking up early for.

Room Tip: Very handy and walking distance to all downtown Carmel activities.
  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Punit M
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Our room had a lovely view of Carmel Bay and was in a good location close to shops and restaurants.
Comfortable room and good value for this expensive town.
I could not fault the hotel and would stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank barbie1977
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