Let's start with the positive things. The hotel is very nicely located in carmel within literally blocks from the main quaint downtown. There are tons of nice quaint shops, cafes, and restaurants within walking distance.
The rooms are clean, simply appointed. There is a deskspace for computer, TV, closet, and average bathroom. Parking is on-site and free, it's a bit tight but given its location that's fine.
We came on a weeknight so the room rate was attractive, it jumps up on weekends or holidays making it probably no better or worst than other places. I would think of this place more along the lines of a motel. There is a swimming pool, small but the rooms look like converted apt units into a motel.
Breakfast is complimentary - but the area it is served is extremely cramped, there is barely 1-2 tables fitted into it. There is an assortment of muffins, cereal, bread, and english muffins. Quality is average , looks like bought from costco. Some juice/coffee is also provided. Oatmeal as well. With such a cramped space, you really can't grab much breakfast or enjoy it.
As in most hotels, internet is advertised as free - and it is but the pace of it is slow. Unlike other chains, this hotel is wired - they do provide you with a cable to connect - but the connection is probably slower than my 3g iphone so if you really need to access the internet or have business needs, this is not the place for you.
overall, the location is ideal - close to carmel, walking distance, etc. breakfast is worth skipping, parking is cramped, rooms are average = motel quality but clean, internet is sluggish to slow and would be less than ideal for those with business uses. i would probably NOT come back and prefer staying farther out of the city at a cheaper cost or paying a little more.
- 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