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Best Western Plus Carmel Bay View Inn
Ranked #11 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
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“BEST WESTERN CARMEL BAY INN”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Hotel exterior needs maintenance. Very unpleasant continuous screeching from seagulls that apparently are nesting on or near the site and raise a racket 24 hours a day. Difficult to sleep uninterrupted by the birds' noise, and the hotel has only single-pane glass for windows and sliders. Location is good for walking in Carmel, and off-street parking is adequate. Full breakfast is fine, but the breakfast room can only accommodate about 20 people and there are 60 rooms in the notel.

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Breese, United States
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Property needs some updating. Nice fireplace in the room and the bathroom is in good shape. Rest is pretty poor. Breakfast is a glorified continental served in a small room. It's processed food that is reheated. Felt like a "number" there, just another tourist.

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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

The room was nice, no AC but didn't need as it was cool during our stay. Parking was tight but once we parked we stayed parked and walked to the shops (just a short way away) and also walked to the beach front. Pool was heated and our room was right next to it. Nice market next door that had anything you needed.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

I have stayed there twice, for a total of 5 nights. Hotel is OK, not great. Location is fabulous, you can walk to the shops, restaurants and to the beach (about 3/4 mile away, beautiful walk). Our room was nice and so was the bathroom, but the hotel itself is not great.
Breakfast buffet very poor and servers were quite rude, yelling "Closing in 5 min" to let us know we should hurry up to get our coffee. We got a room on the 1st floor but we were lucky to be slightly elevated from the parking lot. Some rooms are right there a few feet away from cars parket on the lot. Parking is free which was a great change from San Francisco.
One of the best values in Carmel since it is one expensive beach town, but don't expect a great hotel. Clean room and good location was all that mattered to us and we got it, so not disappointed.

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Joanna N, General Manager at Best Western Plus Carmel Bay View Inn, responded to this review, May 25, 2017
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future.

I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience.

If I can provide any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at 831-624-1831.


Sincerely,

Joanna Napoli
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Best Western Plus Carmel Bay View Inn
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Carmichael, California
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Not all the rooms have Bay Views, but if you spend the extra it's totally worth it. It was a little foggy when we were there (July) but still had an excellent view. The room is very nice. The bathroom a little small but otherwise good. Nice balcony & fireplace (alth we didn't need it in July). And best....just one block off Ocean Ave (the main street) so you can walk everywhere. Excellent restaurants within 1-4 blocks. Since parking in Carmel is difficult, it was great to leave car at hotel and walk to everything. Breakfast was good, lots of options considering the usual Best Western.

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Carmel, United States
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We were very happy with the size, decor, furnishings, location of this hotel. Very charming. We enjoyed the nearby restaurants, shopping, beach, all within walking distance. The pool was also enjoyable. The room was tastefully decorated and comfortable, with a cozy fireplace and a very nice bathroom. The staff was very helpful and friendly. We would not hesitate to stay there again!

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Bay Area, CA
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Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

Definitely a nice hotel at a reasonable price in the Carmel area. Location allows you to walk anywhere. Beach, restaurants, etc all are easily accessible from here.

Grounds were clean. Pool area seemed nice, we didn't use it however. Alwo didnt take advantage of the free breakfast so no opinion on that.

Room was cozy and clean. The decor could use a little updating but its not stuck in the 60's or anything.

Would stay here again.

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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 County > 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:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Carmel Bay View Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 59
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