In my research of places to stay in Carmel, I had actually wanted to stay in one of the inns but the 2 that I called told me that they had a 2-night minimum over the weekend so I decided to switch to Best Western instead. Booked a suite (room 326) which was on the same level as the swimming pool (down the stairs from the ground level rooms). Room was spacious with a sitting room and a bedroom with a king bed. The sofa in the sitting room opens up to a queen bed. The room was alright but what was a little strange was that the windows in the sitting room and the bedroom facing out had sheer curtains which covered the windows but the draperies were just for show and didn't pull close. This meant that anyone walking past the windows could see in past the sheer curtains - and in the morning, the hotel staff were walking past the windows. Granted none of them stopped to look in but the fact that they could was a little unnerving.
Given that we were quite used to having wireless internet access in our previous hotels, this one only provided wireless access in the common areas but in the rooms, the access was wired. A little limiting since we had iPads and iPhones which we didn't bring any cables to use the data ports!
Previous reviews complain about the breakfast area at the check-in office but really, the breakfast choices provided were pretty extensive for the breakfast space - cereals, oatmeal, toast, pastries, jams and spreads and coffee/tea. The manager suggested that if the breakfast table (yes, only 1 table) was occupied, that we could take a tray of our breakfast back to the room if we wished.
All in all, I'd still recommend this place if your stay is pretty short. Otherwise, I would've still loved to try one of the more quaint inns/hotels available in Carmel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Two-story Motel located in the heart of village, 2 blocks from shops, galleries & Ocean Avenue. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Carmel`s Town House Hotel Carmel
- Carmel Best Western