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“Incredibly Clean Hotel with Good Wifi and Lots of Electrical Outlets” 5 of 5 stars
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Carmel Bay View Inn

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Carmel Bay View Inn
Ranked #10 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
California
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110 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Incredibly Clean Hotel with Good Wifi and Lots of Electrical Outlets”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

We're currently staying here for the second time. The first thing you notice about the hotel is how clean and crisp everything is. The room is attractive, fresh, and airy. The wifi is strong because the router is in the room. There are also a lot of outlets, so if you bring electronics with you (as we do!), you're set! For a romantic touch, there is a little gas fireplace in the room. It's also a great value. We checked out three or four comparable hotels nearby before we decided on this one. We had stayed here before and we were happy with it, but we're also bargain hunters. We got a great price with a AAA discount. The staff here is very helpful, with suggestions for restaurants and discount coupons. Another plus is the deli/market next door, which is handy for snacks, drinks, etc. The only downside is that Carmel is built on a hill and if you want to walk down to the beach you have a long uphill walk back up since the hotel is near the top (that's why there are views here). I can't speak to the breakfast because we haven't tried it yet.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Positive: Great location for a day of walking around Carmel.

Negative: Room was musty and very noisy, especially loud was the rushing sounds of water in plumbing.
Also, our room faced the lower parking area and, as guests checked out starting at 6a, we could hear people rolling their bags and starting their cars.

We would definitely try another hotel next time we visit Carmel.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Pleasanton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Having stayed in Carmel many times with the family, you expect that most of the hotels there are going to be old, small, and dark. You stay with the understanding that you'll not be in the room much - it's just a place to lay your head and sleep.

The BW Carmel Bay View Inn was a pleasant surprise. We booked one of the 1 Bedroom Suites at a very reasonable rate for Carmel. The room was great. It had a fireplace, a balcony from which you did actually have a "Bay View". The beds were comfortable.

Breakfast was a simple continental. Nothing fancy but did the trick.

Will definitely come back.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Wow -I have stayed at The Post Ranch Inn many times and once at Ventana and We decided to take a quick cheap overnight trip to the coast this time. The Staff were beyond nice and the room was recently renovated and had a lovely view of the ocean, a fireplace, free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free in room coffee+tea and a terrace with a table and chairs-How they do this at such a low price is beyond Me. Also the room was spotlessly clean. It was literally a quarter of the price for a basic room at Ventana and Our room here had a better view-lol. Carmel itself is less glitzy and more charming than it used to be and less pretentious-the beach is as gorgeous as ever. This Hotel is an amazing deal-We loved Our stay and highly recommend it.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

If you are traveling with children they have rooms which are split up , you can put the kids in one room and the parents can have some quiet time to chill out .The pool is great fun for the kids and the Carmel area is great to explore . And if your lucky you may run into Clint Eastwood as he lives in the area.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Galt, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We had a room with 3 outside walls and a sliding glass door. We used the heater 24/7 and it NEVER got warm.. If we were in the room, we had to be in bed to be warm. Ridiculous for $188 a nt.
We will not return.

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Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Carmel Bay View Inn
Address: Junipero Street between Fifth and Sixth Street, PO Box 3715, Carmel, CA 93921
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Carmel
#13 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
#14 Family Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Carmel Bay View Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 59
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