We spent a night at the Sea View Inn and loved it. Our room (number 9) was really cute and comfy - shuttered windows, raised bed, roomy, en suite. On arrival, we were given a warm welcome and perfectly fine glass of wine (I read elsewhere that people thought it was poor - I like my wine). The inn is about a 10-15 min walk from the downtown and about 2 mins from the beach. It's super quiet and pitch black at night. Everyone in Carmel says hello and smiles but then I would do too if I was a gazillionaire living in an exclusive and secluded retreat (and if I was 60+). Don't hesitate in booking this inn!