This property sticks out as one of my favorite places I have ever stayed for the combination of reasons that all who have commented before have stated. The positioning of the building is dramatically set into the cliff side, the inn is as cozy as it looks, and the rooms are really, really nice. As are the people who work there. So nice in fact, that at my request of the nearest place to get some batteries, the innkeeper dug in a drawer and gave me four for the road. Clearly, not an expectation whatsoever but yet another detail that defines the experience. It is also within excellent proximity to getting your day going into Big Sur.
A few notes: 1) The road up to the inn is a little twisty and close, so just be prepared to pay attention once you turn off the main road. 2) For those who like a later dinner just be aware that you should plan your night accordingly as restaurants are not open real late in Carmel and you will have to get in the car. During the week, seems like most places close around 9ish so just keep it in mind.
Otherwise, enjoy the stay, the view, and this awesome Inn. Would recommend highly.