8.9

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Highly rated by guests – 96% would recommend
Highly rated by guests – 96% would recommend
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Breakfast24
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9.4

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Philips Gallery of Fine Art 60 m
Weston Gallery 60 m
The House of Hansel & Gretel 80 m
The Pilgrims Way Books and Secret Garden 90 m
Gallerie Amsterdam 90 m
Highlands Sculpture Gallery 90 m
Pitzer's of Carmel 90 m
Richard Thomas Galleries 90 m
Knitting by the Sea 100 m
The Cheese Shop 120 m
Carmel Bay View Inn

"I highly recommend the Inn and hope to get back soon!"

TERRY - September 26, 2020
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Carmel Bay View Inn

Junipero Between 5th & 6th, Northeast Carmel, Carmel By The Sea (CA), United States, 93921 - See map
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Fireplace

  • Vending machine

Value for money8.6
Location rating9.4

Rooms available at Carmel Bay View Inn

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
9.0
Deluxe Ocean View King Room with Fireplace
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Queen Room with Fireplace
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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King Room with Fireplace
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed
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    Two Queen Beds
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    • Non-smoking
    • Separate shower/bathtub
    • 2 queen beds
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    Accessible Queen Room
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    • Shower
    • 1 queen bed
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    Queen Room with Fireplace
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      Deluxe King Room with Ocean View and Fireplace
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            Frequently asked questions

            What time is check-in and check-out at Carmel Bay View Inn?

            Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The front desk is always open, day or night.

            How do I get to Carmel Bay View Inn?

            For those who wish to drive their own cars, Carmel Bay View Inn has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Carmel By The Sea (CA) with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

            Is breakfast offered at Carmel Bay View Inn?

            Full american breakfast is available for guests. Both adults and children can enjoy breakfast at no additional charge. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

            What is the smoking policy at Carmel Bay View Inn?

            Carmel Bay View Inn does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

            What restaurants are nearby Carmel Bay View Inn?

            Carmel Bay View Inn is located in Northeast Carmel, famous for good restaurants such as Bruno's Market and Deli, Vesuvio and The Carmel Coffee House & Roasting Company.

            What popular shopping places are close to Carmel Bay View Inn?

            Shopping options in Carmel Bay View Inn’s Northeast Carmel neighborhood include Philips Gallery of Fine Art, Weston Gallery and The House of Hansel & Gretel.

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            What people love about Carmel Bay View Inn

            • 10.0

              Exceptional
              Location

              "Great location and plenty of parking."

              Mariana

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              January 3, 2021

            • 10.0

              Exceptional

              "We had a king suite and it was great."

              Jennifer

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              October 10, 2019

            • 10.0

              Exceptional

              "Would definitely stay here again!"

              Mariana

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              January 3, 2021

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            Overall rating:

            8.9

            Excellent
            398 reviews
            Cleanliness
            9.1
            Facilities
            8.3
            Location
            9.4
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            What travelers say they love:
            Reasonable price, great location and has parking.
            Vanessa from United States
            Family with older children
            More about Carmel Bay View Inn

            More about Carmel Bay View Inn

            For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Carmel By The Sea (CA), Best Western PLUS Carmel Bay View Inn is the perfect choice. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

            Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Best Western PLUS Carmel Bay View Inn is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers shuttle service.

            All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including outdoor pool. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Carmel By The Sea (CA), make Best Western PLUS Carmel Bay View Inn your home away from home.

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            Most talked about facilities

            Breakfast

            29 mentions

            Housekeeping

            20 mentions

            Beach

            5 mentions

            Car Park

            3 mentions

            What they offer

            10.0

            Exceptional

            "The landscaping and flowers were gorgeous."

            LISBETH

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            July 31, 2019

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            10
            Cleanliness9.1
            Facilities8.3
            Location9.4
            Room comfort and quality9.0
            Service9.1
            Value for money8.6
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            6-7 Good (6)
            <6 Below Expectation (12)
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            10.0
            Exceptional
            TERRY from United States
            Solo traveler
            Queen Room with Fireplace
            Stayed 1 night in September 2020

            Carmel vacay stay”

            Had a very fast trip to Carmel that was way too short! I will totally return to The Carmel Bay View Inn for a longer visit. The room was perfect... nice size, incredibly comfy bed, delightful fireplace!!! Quiet, yet close enough to the activity on Ocean St. ...within easy walking distance to everything that Carmel offers. The staff was very friendly and extremely helpful and understanding. thye were very conscientious about Covid protocols and made us feel very safe and comfortable. I highly recommend the Inn and hope to get back soon!

            Reviewed September 26, 2020

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Peter from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

            Excellent location, spacious, clean, charming, no hesitation at all.”

            Carmel is a 'go to' destination with accordingly horribly high accommodation prices, but the Best Western Plus is sensibly priced but not lacking in anything. The location is just perfect (other than not being on the beach, but I'm not sure that anywhere is right on the beach?) being right at the top of the main drag around which all the restaurants, shops, bars, etc. are clustered, you won't touch your car whilst you see town because once you run out of the shops and bars you hit the beach and you can walk all around to the scenic drive etc. very pleasantly. First impressions when you arrive are good, it's quite a charming 'clapboard' type exterior with great climbing and trailing plants all over the place, someone goes to great lengths to keep the garden flourishing (and it looks better in reality than in the photos). The front desk staff were all really helpful, there's plenty of parking, and once you've checked in the impressions remain good, the rooms are modern, clean, large, comfortable with a good shower room too. Several reviews mentioned the rooms weren't warm enough in fall or winter but we're English so thought we'd brave it, and there are 'gas log fires' in the rooms (you just flick a switch like a light switch and they're on) and contrary to what we found on the reviews they are effective, not 'instant' but after 30 mins or so they are warming the rooms up nicely. There's a swimming pool, but we're not English enough to use that in late fall, we just observed that it looked nice. If we were re-visiting Carmel we wouldn't look at any other hotel or motel, Sure you can stay in a swanky starred up place with a restaurant in-house etc., but you'll pay more than double and will walk out for dinner anyway.

            Reviewed November 27, 2016

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Brad from United States
            Couple
            King Room with Fireplace
            Stayed 1 night in September 2019

            Great value for simple accommodations”

            We have stayed in various different Inns in Carmel and while they were higher end Carmel Bay View Inn exceeded our expectations. Room and bathroom were clean, breakfast buffet was good, check in and checkout was a breeze. If you aren’t looking for 5 star accommodations you can’t beat this place, and its very close to the main drag.

            Reviewed September 17, 2019

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            8.8
            Excellent
            Laurie from United States
            Solo traveler
            Queen Room with Fireplace
            Stayed 4 nights in October 2019

            2nd Vacation Here”

            Second time around in this Inn. They offer a quick breakfast bar in the morning: cereals, juices, coffees, muffins, donuts, fruit, waffle grill with toppings, scrambled eggs and sausage links, English muffins you can toast. Above average but not restaurant style. There are refrigerators and small cup hot water dispensers in room for coffees and tea bags provided. Bruno's Market is next door for any needs. Organic soaps, shampoo, conditioner provided. Beds are comfortable. Location suburb. Ceiling fan and fireplace for cozy and comfortable feel. Parking is ok. Nice Lobby. I brought some personal dishes to toss salads for dinners and picked-up some extras--like pastries, fruit, chicken, etc. It worked well. You can also get soup/sandwiches at the Meat counter inside Bruno's. There is an outdoor pool from 9a-7p. The slam-dunk is being on the edge of Carmel-by-the-Sea away from traffic, but walkable to downtown and Ocean Beach. I recommend a walk along Scenic Drive.

            Reviewed November 03, 2019

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Mariana from United States
            Couple
            King Room with Fireplace
            Stayed 3 nights in December 2020

            Great Inn!”

            We loved our stay at Carmel Bay View Inn. No breakfast due to COVID-19 which is understandable. Check-in was a breeze and we were allowed to stay until 12pm on the day of check out. The room smelled a bit musty but we left the window open to air out during the day. The room was very clean and the bathroom appeared newly remodeled. The staff were friendly as well. Great location and plenty of parking. Would definitely stay here again!

            Reviewed January 04, 2021

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Nelson from Puerto Rico
            Family with young children
            Stayed 1 night in July 2019

            Great Hotel on Carmel”

            Hotel room was very clean. Very close to Monterey and 17 mile. Breakfast was excellent and included within the room rate. Walking distance to the Carmel Beach. A lot of Restaurants in the area. Parking available for free. I will recommend this hotel to anybody that is looking for a place to stay while visiting the Monterey/Carmel Area. Price is somewhat expensive but everything else is more expensive on Carmel.

            Reviewed July 29, 2019

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            myron from United States
            Couple
            King Room with Fireplace
            Stayed 1 night in August 2019

            As good as you can get in Carmel, but,......”

            Unfortunately, lodging in the Carmel village comes with a regular problem TOO NOISY! No sleeping in, since traffic starts early, along with gardeners, street sweepers and garbage trucks. If you want to be close to shops or beach walk, you'll just have to put up with it. But Carmel Bay View is about as comfortable as you can get, for easy access to Ocean Avenue.

            Reviewed August 26, 2019

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Peter from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Stayed 7 nights in March 2019

            Exceptional”

            Room clean and tidy, wonderfully comfy bed and great views from the balcony which seemed to be the best in Carmel. Location brilliant as we were at the top of the town and within yards of great restaurants. Every one of the staff was helpful. Breakfast was plentiful and the breakfast room functional. Bathrooms though were fabulous and really roomy. In Carmel this was fantastic value for money.

            Reviewed April 08, 2019

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Joseph from United States
            Couple
            Deluxe Ocean View King Room with Fireplace
            Stayed 1 night in September 2018

            Exceptional”

            We were looking for a nice, quite place for just one night while visit some friends that live in Carmel. We were very pleasantly surprised to find this place. It was one of the cleanest places we have ever stayed and the room had a wonderful view and a fireplace. And the breakfast that was included was way more than the usually "breakfast included"! I would highly recommend this inn.

            Reviewed September 18, 2018

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Viktor from United States
            Couple
            Queen Room with Fireplace
            Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

            Excellent affordable accommodation in the heart of Carmel”

            The room was very clean and nicely decorated, it had everything that’s needed, nothing was lacking. The sound insulation could’ve been better - when next-door neighbors would come in or out of their room, the sound of their door opening or closing and people walking outside the room comes across loud and clear. But there was no problem at night, could sleep well, didn’t really hear people when they were in their rooms. In the morning, there was quite a decent breakfast, including scrambled eggs, sausage, waffles, yogurt, cereal, muffins etc, as well as tea and coffee. Parking was available on-site, very convenient. Location is great, in the heart of Carmel. Very much liked the stay at this hotel, would definitely be willing to stay there again. The staff were helpful and accommodating.

            Reviewed May 10, 2019

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Brett from United States
            Couple
            Deluxe Ocean View King Room with Fireplace
            Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

            Good value!”

            Stayed the weekend in Carmel. This hotel was perfect for us. It is walking distance to the shops on Ocean Ave and to the beach. We didn't spend a lot of time in the room, however, when we were there, the fireplace in the room was a nice feature. We were in the top building so we had a very nice view from the balcony. This is just a basic hotel at a good price, unlike the resort style hotels that offer shops and restaurants. If you need a clean place to stay with easy access to downtown, this is the place.

            Reviewed July 26, 2018

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Veronica
            Solo traveler
            Deluxe Ocean View King Room with Fireplace
            Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

            Exceptional”

            Perfect location from the beach, walking distance about 1 mile, passing many stores, cafes, bakeries, The Carmel by the Sea beach is awesome, clean, peaceful. I walked there everyday 3-4 miles during my stay. For dogs lovers this is the place to see and play with dogs. The dogs are all friendly, love to play with other dogs and human. Would come back.

            Reviewed September 06, 2019

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Paddy from United States
            Family with young children
            Deluxe Ocean View King Room with Fireplace
            Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

            Clean,comfortable ”

            This place is centrally located in Carmel-by-the-sea. As most places here in this price range, it’s slightly dated. But it’s clean, very comfortable beds/bedding, nice fireplace. Will stay here from now on. Kids even swam in the 80 degree pool on cold day!

            Reviewed June 17, 2018

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Alyssa from United States
            Solo traveler
            Queen Room with Fireplace
            Stayed 1 night in February 2019

            Everything you need”

            The location is fantastic, just steps from shops, eateries, and a short walk to the gorgeous carmel beach. it's a block away from the main shopping center, and around the corner from a cute park. The rooms are impeccably tidy, comfortable, and quiet. On-site, free parking is a huge perk. The continental breakfast was pretty standard but did the job and the food was tasty. Would definitely come back here. Excellent quality for a great price!

            Reviewed February 19, 2019

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Liz from United States
            Couple
            Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

            Exceptional”

            We had a lovely, huge updated room. The location was great. Staff was wonderful. I highly recommend the Carmel Bay View Inn!

            Reviewed March 26, 2019

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            8.4
            Excellent
            Ee from Singapore
            Couple
            Queen Room with Fireplace
            Stayed 1 night in November 2019

            Recommended!”

            Location is a 5mins walk from Carmel plaza and other boutique stores. Room is spacious and clean, with a fireplace too! Note that they have carpark on multiple levels so do go to the front entrance to get your room key prior to finding a parking spot to stay for the night. Another tip is Carmel gets really dark at 6pm so get there early if you can! Disappointed with the price as Agoda cancelled my booking and I have to pay premium for a night's stay. Still, I'll recommend this hotel!

            Reviewed November 17, 2019

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            8.8
            Excellent
            Ernő
            Group
            Queen Room with Fireplace
            Stayed 1 night in May 2019

            Great, centrally located hotel in Carmel”

            Location is excellent, it's only a few steps from downtown Carmel. The rooms were spacious and clean. Breakfast has good variety with cold and hot options. Parking is free and there are plenty of spots around the building. It's not a new place but well maintained.

            Reviewed June 27, 2019

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Marcus
            Family with young children
            King Room with Fireplace
            Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

            Great Value”

            The rooms were nice and better than expected for the price range. They were clean and the staff was friendly. Located near shopping and restaurants. There was a small market and deil next door. We were able to walk to Carmel Beach in about 15 minutes.

            Reviewed May 24, 2019

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            8.4
            Excellent
            Peter from United States
            Couple
            Deluxe Ocean View King Room with Fireplace
            Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

            Great location clean room friendly staff”

            Great location within walking distance from all downtown Carmel shops restaurants and stores. Super market and liquor store right next door. Two restaurants right across the street. Luis was very helpful and friendly at the front desk. Decent hot breakfast. Only complaint was that there was no A/C in the room and no fan! I would stay here again if they provided a fan at least.

            Reviewed July 22, 2019

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Joanne
            Couple
            Deluxe Ocean View King Room with Fireplace
            Stayed 1 night in March 2019

            Great find in Carmel”

            Cute little hotel in the heart of Carmel. Although the hotel is not new, it has been kept up, freshly painted, with all the amenities one would expect in a nice hotel. They also had a nice breakfast. I would recommend this hotel for anyone.

            Reviewed March 08, 2019

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