Romantic fireplaces scenic vistas and a location that's walking distance to attractions in town make the Best Western Plus Carmel Bay View Inn a tremendous value. All 59 non-smoking rooms in this low-rise hotel feature refrigerators coffeemakers expanded cable channels and free local calls; select accommodations offer cozy fireplaces or ocean views from private balconies. A dip in the heated outdoor pool starts the day off right. Staying in touch is easy with high-speed internet and guests can wind down the day with cocktails in the lounge. Parking is complimentary. Located one block from Carmel Plaza Shopping Center downtown the Best Western is walking distance to shops and restaurants and a half-mile from the ocean. It's one-and-a-half miles from the Carmel River Lagoon and Wetlands Natural Reserve the scenic 17-Mile Drive and Pebble Beach Golf Course. It's a 20-minute drive north to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium or the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History and a 40-minute drive to check out the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas. Point Lobos State Reserve is 10 minutes south. Monterey Regional Airport is eight miles away and San Jose International Airport is 80 miles north. For "great ocean views" and a location "right in downtown Carmel" our guests recommend the "quaint" Best Western Plus Carmel Bay View Inn.