My family (2 adults/2children) stayed at the Comfort Inn Carmel by the Sea in Feb 2013. The property is close to the Carmel Shopping area, just on the east end. Quick and easy walk to the shops and restaurants. The beach is close although the walk from the beach is steep and uphill and would not recommend with children. The hotel is older however all in this area are. We didn't have any problems with noise or parking, although it could be we were there at a slower season. I would recommend if you are looking for value/location.