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“Great price, not luxe.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Carmel Bay View Inn

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Carmel Bay View Inn
Ranked #11 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Fresno, United States
2 reviews
“Great price, not luxe.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

This is a clean hotel with a friendly and helpful staff. It is well located, just a short walk down the main street to the ocean and surrounded by places to eat and shop. The structure itself is dated; our room was freezing--the room was too large to be effectively heated by either the small wall fan or the gas fireplace.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

We have stayed at the property many times over the past 15-years; consistantly good, this was a welcome retreat. We had Room #59 on the top floor. Fireplace with excellent ocean views over Carmel. The location is ideal. The staff extremely helpful (we had packages mailed in prior to our arrival) providing recommendations, directions and useful advise.

Clean and comfortable; the bathrooms have been updated but are still small and on the cool side in the morning. Breakfast is included and works nicely if you augment with some local shopping (we brought in our own sour dough bread and toasted there. Their yogurt over fresh fruit we brought in).

As area hotels can get rather pricy I suggest this remains a consistant value.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Carmel, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014

Cleanest hotel I have ever stayed in. Great location. I love Carmel and this is a good choice. Perfect for families with kids with the pool. Everything is within walking distance. The staff is very helpful with suggestions on dining and things to do in Carmel. We even had an ocean peek-a-boo view with a spectacular sunset that night.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

This is an excellent place to stay for business or leisure. We had the King Bed Suite with ocean view, balcony and fireplace. What an amazing experience. This had living room with sofa bed and bedroom. This also had two full bathrooms.Breakfast is ok but included in price. I am looking forward to going back to Carmel and staying at this place again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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napa, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

This is our second visit and we will return. We like Room 48 especially. A "suite" with two bedrooms, one a pull-out sofa, fireplace, balcony, convenient wet-bar, drive in to front door for excellent wheelchair access, walk in shower plus extra regular shower, great room service,a quiet oasis right at the approach to busy Ocean Avenue. Walking to innumerable restaurants and very reasonable rates. What more can you want ?

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

Very nice and spacious room with a gas fireplace, balcony with ocean view. Room is nicely decorated & up tp date. Very clean and everything worked well. I especially liked the clean remote. The TV could be a bit larger though, since the room was so large.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Woodbridge, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

The Best Western Plus Carmel Bay View Inn is a great place to stay. It's a great location- with views of the Bay and Pt. Lobos. Staff is VERY friendly, rooms are updated and clean. Best thing about Best Westerns: Free Breakfast and Wifi! You really can't beat the price and amenities. Bay view rooms have a great balcony!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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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:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Carmel Bay View Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 59
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