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“Great value for downtown Carmel” 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 #11 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Sunnyvale, California
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119 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Great value for downtown Carmel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a nice hotel in downtown Carmel. We loved the location, you can park your car and walk everywhere.

Pros:
Hotel is clean, comfortable with nice updated rooms
Great location
Pool
Good Value: Breakfast and parking included! Nice little breakfast in the cute room
Good rates if you book in advance
Ocean views on higher floors
They have a couple of lovely suites/ family rooms if you have a family or more people in your party
Free coffee/tea in the lobby (a nice feature when Carmel cafes charge you $4 for a cup)

Cons:
The hotel is a little strangely laid out, and the staircase does not connect you to all floors (you need to an elevator) -- the layout is odd.
Does not have too many rooms with 2 Q beds (if you are a family). Some rooms are small.

Rooms close to the pool seem very airy and bright. Rooms on higher floors are quieter.

The lack of A/C did not bother me as there are always cool breezes in Carmel

Room Tip: A few family suites available. Rooms by the pool are bright. Some rooms on higher floors (4 and 5...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Indianapolis, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We have stayed here several times, all during the summer. Each time we have asked the front desk for a fan because the room gets very hot, & the rooms do not have a.c. We were so uncomfortable this time during the heat wave in Carmel, I doubt that we will stay here again. Other than that, it's a great motel (if your stay is during cold weather).

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Zachary D
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Lexington, NC
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This hotel is in a great location in Carmel. You can park your car there and walk all over town. There are several wonderful restaurants right across the street and many great shops. The walking wine tour starts just down the street. The rooms are very nice and nicely priced. Each has a gas fireplace and a view of the ocean and beautiful flowers on the grounds. The hotel staff is kind, courteous and helpful. There is a full complimentary breakfast offered which is better than most we encountered. I recommend this hotel to couples or families.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Cathy C
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Tulsa
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Excellent value for downtown Carmel location, nice room w/fireplace and ocean view from balcony. Staff was very patient with all my questions! Walked everywhere including beach and to eat. good breakfast, too.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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alamo, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Excellent place to stay. Walking to all Carmel by the sea shopping, dining and the ocean, Best free breakfast and covered parking, swimming pool and sparkling clean rooms and grounds. Immediate response to any requests you may have. Helpful kind staff. Best ever!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Joan H
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oslo
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Very good rooms-king size bed, balcony and fireplace Good service Good cleaning Goodlocation Bad pool Good parking All in all this was a pleasant stay - very good restaurant close to inn next the italian one on the side street to the main street

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank freja
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I spent a night at this hotel and it was a lovely experience. They did a wonderful job with the remodel. It's an old place but it's in beautiful shape and the service was spectacular. The free breakfast was a nice plus.

Stayed July 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 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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