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“Great value and good location” 4 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
Lillian, Alabama
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71 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great value and good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We just had one night in Carmel and limited time. Knowing we would not spend much time in a hotel room, we wanted to find a place with reasonable rates that was clean, comfortable and within walking distance to some good restaurants. This was a good find if these are your requirements. The check-in staff was very personable, the room clean, and the bed comfy. They even had a decent a la carte breakfast spread included in the rate. We opted for the cheaper room, but I think there are some that even have a view of the bay.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Carlsbad, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. Check in and service was fine but the room is very outdated. We were in room 248 I believe so not sure if other rooms have been updated or not. Bed was a little too firm and sheets so so. View was fantastic (got the ocean view king suite) and it was clean but looks like original carpet and furnishings. Shower water pressure was very weak as well. Carmel is pricey so this was the only place that looked like a good walking location with a view that was in our budget ($245/night).

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Napa, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Have stayed at several Best Western Hotels and had good experiences in clean, well-appointed rooms. This was by far the worst - but cost the most. Good location, good staff, poorly appointed room. No mini-fridge ($200 per night!); poorly furnished room, huge bathroom with no counter space, non-functioning window (we like fresh air). It was expensive and really not worth it. We will stay elsewhere on our next visit to the Monterey Peninsula.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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London
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We have just enjoyed a very comfortable stay at this hotel. We had a 2 room suite (room 72) & a standard (room 10) for our party of 5 adults. Both bathrooms had obviously been recently replaced and were spotless. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. Both teams of front desk personnel we encountered were polite and professional. We do not understand the recent poor reviews condemning this hotel. Our only criticisms would be the small size of the breakfast room, the paper plates & the plastic cutlery. Breakfast itself was plentiful and adequate. We have stayed here before, and we will definitely stay again should we be visiting the area.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We were only in Carmel briefly as an overnight stop on our drive down the coast. We turned up quite late but check in was quick and easy. The room was really comfortable and well presented - the bed was so cosy! It was a shame that we didn't stay here longer. The breakfast was good. The hotel was located near to restaurants and the shops and wasn't too far from the beach.

My one moan would be that we weren't able to park in the hotel when we arrived but the member of staff on reception was helpful in saying that it would be ok to park until 10 am the next day on the road and since we were leaving the next day it didn't really matter. Other than that I would highly recommend here as a place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cerritos, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Beautiful hotel in excellent location. Within easy walking distance of all the stores and eateries. Great service. Breakfast needs an upgrade. Sausage and eggs were not tasty. Not enough food available for the large crowd of guests.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

good location. soom rooms very noisy by street. Try to reserve a room in the back. Reserved very late and was happy with location, but too bad about room too close to street. This is all I have to say, but can't post with less than 200 characters. Is this good enough?

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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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