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“Excellent B&B Near The Beach!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Sea View Inn
El Camino Real btwn 11th & 12th, Carmel, CA 93921   |  
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Ranked #9 of 29 Carmel B&B and Inns
Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Excellent B&B Near The Beach!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We stayed in Room 9 on the 1st floor (or 2nd as americans call it!).
The room was clean, good size double bed, with en suite bathroom. At night you can hear the waves from the nearby seafront.
Wifi is available and works well. Breakfast is plentful including various teas, coffee, granola, fresh fruit, cakes/muffins etc... The staff are all friendly and welcoming. In the aftrenoon they lay on biscuits and tea and then from about 17.00 there is a good selection of cheese and wine available.

It's a 10/15 min walk into Carmel centre but it's a lovely walk going past all the amazing houses in the neighbourhood. Makesure you take a torch if heading out for the evening as there are no street lights and it does get very dark, all part of the charm of Carmel.

Carmel is a beautiful place to stay to enjoy the seaside and the town and you won't go far wrong if you stay at The Sea View Inn!!

Special thanks to Mary for the soft boiled eggs cooked to order for breakfast!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Clean, spacious, large bathroom. We spend one night here. Just a few blocks from the beach, gorgeous sunset. A bit of a hike to the town when walking, and it gets very very dark at night.
When we arrived at check in, we rcvd a glad of wine, and a cheese platter, Brenda is a doll.
Make sure you wake up in time for the awesome breaskfast, my boyfriend ate just about everything there was. Fresh fruit, bagels, toast, eggs how you like, tea, coffee, fresh juice.
Can't wait to stay again!

Free Wifi!!

Room Tip: try to avoid the rooms on the 3rd floor, ceiling is slanted
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chatham, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

This is a friendly and well appointed B&B in Carmel. While not loacted on the water, it is only 2 blocks away from the beach/shore and a short walk away from the main streets of Carmel. Nice and quiet - can hear the waves from your room (our room was at the front of the house - in the direction on the beach). The room was sufficient size (we had #9) and nicely decorated. The only quirk was the plastic shower curtains encasing the old-fashioned tub - a little like showering in a plastic bubble. Breakfast was fine - continental style. But the service was by far the best thing about this place. Mary greeted us with a smile and so much good information of sites, scenic views, directions and restaurants. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

You arrive to some of the nicest Inn keepers and sweetest ladies to welcome you. I was staying in Carmel for a very special occasion (proposal) and a perfect B&B was what we were hoping for and what we got! I made our reservations a hair late so I was limited on my options. The only room they had was #2 on the first night which was a shared room on the top floor overlooking the garden area in the back yard. The second night we would have to move across the hall to #5 where we would have a private bath and be on the front of the house.

#2 - This room was small but perfect! There is a private vanity/sink area in the room so you dont have to use the shared bathroom to clean up and brush your teeth. We cracked the windows and the fresh air kept the room at a perfect temperature. The shared bathroom is right outside the bedroom and includes a very nice shower. After the first night, they asked that we pack up our stuff and leave in the room and they would move everything for us. It was a very simple transition while we were out and about for the day!

#5 - Little bigger than #2 and included a beautiful decorated private bath. It faces the ocean but the b&b is several blocks from the ocean and all the trees cover up the views. Although you cant see the ocean, you can definitely hear it and it was very peaceful when going to sleep. When we came back from dinner and drinks the second night, they offered and arranged to have a complimentary bottle of champagne which was such a nice treat.

Breakfast in the morning was excellent. Fresh fruit, coffee, tea, and the service was superb.

Highly recommended and great value for the price!

Room Tip: We had to share a bathroom upstairs one night but didnt realize that our room can with a vanity/smal...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

The only reason why I'm not giving this 5 stars is cause we choose the bedrooms that shared a bathroom. But the people there are so warm and inviting. 2 mins away from the beach and a 10-15min walk to the shops and restaurants. Over all great place and great value. Loved loved loved it!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Geneva, Switzerland
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

+ The warmest people to welcome you

+ Romantic room, nice bath

+ Good location, 2 min walk away from the beach and 5 from the center.

+ Yummy food. Complimentary tea and biscuits, complimentary cheese and wine, comp. breakfast.

Overall great value for all it has to offer, need I say more ?

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fresno, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

We totally enjoyed our stay here, in fact next summer we are planning to return for a longer stay, we stayed on the 3rd floor but are planning on staying on the second floor next year. Nice people, good food, beautiful area, what more could you want. It seems that so many people have good things to say about the Sea View Inn that I don't need to repeat them. I will say that if you have never been to Carmel, even if you don't spend the night, at least spend an afternoon here in this lovely town. We brought friends with us from Taiwan and they just loved it. The California coast, cool weather and beautiful scenery, that describes Carmel and the Sea View Inn.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: El Camino Real btwn 11th & 12th, Carmel, CA 93921
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #9 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
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