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Sea View Inn

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El Camino Real btwn 11th & 12th, Carmel, CA 93921
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Preston, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a 1 night stay in early March and had a lovely time. It's located a short walk from the centre of town meaning the setting is really peaceful and you're just a 5 minute walk from the stunning beach. It's worth wandering the streets just to see the homes as they're all so different. The home is beautiful... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed just one night, excellent location. Beautiful house, living with fireplace, glass of wine in the evening, excellent breakfast.Staff: EXCELLENT. I wanto to go back soon!! Full of restaurants nearby.

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130 reviews 130 reviews
47 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We enjoyed our two night stay here. The location is great for the beach (5mins downhill) but less so for the Carmel shops and restaurants (20mins uphill). The service from all staff was brilliant. Wine hour was enjoyable. I would have liked to see more choice at breakfast but what they had was delicious. We had the King Room which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This was part of our honeymoon trip, what a beautiful way to spend a few days. Excellent staff, very helpful, beautiful views and highly reccommend this as a romantic get-a-away! Walking distance to the small shops in Carmel.

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Pasadena, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My wife happened on this charming spot through Booking.com which we understand is quite popular these days with travelers across the globe. The inn proved a delightful haven close to the beach and just far enough removed from the popular Ocean Ave with its wonderful shops, galleries and restaurants to provide seclusion and privacy. We stayed in room 8 on... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We happened on it by seeing it online on our way in to Carmel. They have a well deserved 5 stars. We stayed on the top floor one night and another floor the next night. Both rooms were great and the baths amazing. Tracy does an amazing job with her families former home and the food and service was impeccable.... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I agree with other reviews, the inn is lovely, the staff friendly, but when I got "stuck" staying on the 3rd floor or the attic, in Room 4, for $200. a night, that did it for me. The stairs from the 2cnd floor to the 3rd are treacherous. I realize it is Carmel and of course California but this room... More 

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tpartay, Owner at Sea View Inn, responded to this review

Thanks very much for noting that our Inn is lovely and staff friendly - much appreciated. I'm truly sorry that you were unhappy in room 4. We have many guests that love that room, but it's always a personal response, and we wish you would have been happier. I'm not sure why you thought there was false advertising Here is... More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
25 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We decided to stay in a B and B as an alternative to the large hotels on our trip and this was a good choice. We were surprised that it is quite common apparently in the USA for there to be nobody living in so at 10pm the lounge area is locked for fire regulations and the staff member goes... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

As others have mentioned, the innkeepers are really friendly and accommodating. I somehow missed on our booking that not only was it not an attached bathroom, it was shared. Once over the shock, it was not much of an inconvenience except there was no shampoo, conditioner or soap in the bathroom. I requested some and the staff was great about... More 

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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We stayed 2 nights and were very happy with the service and the room. The room was large and the bathroom was newly renovated and beautifully done. The house is just 2 blocks from the ocean and there is a walking path that goes for miles.This is very close to restaurants and the shops on Ocean Blvd. Be aware that... More 

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