The Best Western Carmel Bay View Inn is located in the heart of Carmel, California. This Best Western is one of two Best Western's in Carmel. The other being the Best Western Town House Lodge. The Best Western Carmel Bay View is located just less than a five minute walk from Ocean Ave which is Carmel's main street that is lined with boutique shops, antique stores, bakeries, apparel stores and fine restaurants. This hotel is painted all white and its overall décor fits in nicely with the surround dense forest that Carmel famously is centrally located.
The Best Western Carmel Bay View Inn offers many rooms that are in a full suite layout that include two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The rates to this hotel are consistently $100-$200. Like its other Best Western sister property in Carmel, frequent visitors to Carmel enjoying staying at this location and find it as convenient, quaint and as clean as the more expensive Inns that dot the Carmel hotel landscape. Some visitors have observed the only difference between the Best Western and other inns is the lack of fireplaces and Jacuzzis.
This Best Western offers a complimentary continental breakfast, however this particular location comes up a little short when offering parking. There is still parking to be found on side streets, however the streets where this hotel is located tend to be more like tiny drives that are narrow and bumpy. One of the other cons guests of this hotel have pointed out is that the walls tend to be very thin-allowing for some outside noise in the rooms. However this issue of "paper thin walls" afflicts many of the more boutique expensive Inns of Carmel as well.
Visitors staying at the hotel looking to visit the beach will find it to be about a 15 minute walk. Travelers looking to get out of Carmel and head to Monterey will find it to be a 7 minute drive to Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium while the drive to Pebble Beach and the Seventeen Mile Drive is about 20 minutes from this location.
The Best Western Carmel Bay View Inn is one of the first Inns off of Ocean Drive that visitors encounter. Walking distance to the main sights, restaurants and shops of Carmel By the Sea.