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“Peaceful Retreat” 5 of 5 stars
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Sea View Inn
Ranked #9 of 26 Carmel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Davis, California
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290 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Peaceful Retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We love Carmel and come every year to see in the New Year. Our favorite place to stay is the Sea View Inn. Carmel can be busy that time of year, but the Sea View is our little retreat away from the hustle and bustle of Ocean Avenue. It is a bit of a walk to town, but that's what we like about it. Take a flashlight if you are walking at night, as the street is dark and there is no sidewalk. The rooms are beautifully decorated and immaculately clean. We prefer room 6 because it has such a nice bathroom, but all the rooms are delightful. The beds are super-comfortable, with high quality linens and wonderful pillows. We always take advantage of the living room with the fireplace - such a cozy place to sit and read. Wine and hors d'oeuvres are served every afternoon at 5:00 p.m. and it is a great way to meet the other guests. Breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m. and although it is not a hot breakfast, the food is beautifully prepared and very, very fresh. There is an assortment of cereals, along with boiled eggs, fresh fruit, and several kinds of pastries. We did not go hungry! In addition to all of this, there is Traci. She is amazing. She is the quintessential inn keeper - warm and friendly, but not intrusive. She makes you feel like family in all the good ways. We will keep coming back to the Sea View Inn, every New Year's, for as long as we can.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

The Sea View Inn is amazing. We did a road trip from San Francisco- Los Angeles in September 2012 and Carmel (and the Sea View Inn) were the highlight of the trip.

The owners are so welcoming and showed us up to our room. Delightful, clean and cosy room.
The lounge with the fireplace was lovely too, and I especially enjoyed the afternoon tea and reading magazines by the fireplace in the afternoon.

Carmel is so peaceful, I would definitely recommend staying at the Sea View Inn.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Stayed with friends from St. Louis for two nights in October. From the minute you arrive Tracy makes feel so special and nothing is too much trouble for her. We are from Ireland and wanted to watch the sunset from the beach. Tracy gave us to go cups with wine and cheese and the four of us watched the sunset sipping wine- what a great start to a fantastic trip. The rooms are very well appointed and we shared a bathroom which was spotless. The breakfast was delicious and all the staff were great. When we came back from dinner on the first night tracy had the Irish Flag flying for us- now that is what great service is all about, and Tracy certainly knows how to take care of her guests. I would highly reccommend staying at the Sea View Inn you will not be dissapointed.

Room Tip: Third floor rooms are cosy if you do not mind the stairs.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

A great time. Very well prepared "cold" breakfast. (Some complain because they want a "hot" breakfast but we found it to be well thought out selection). It was very high quality, fresh and tasty. We were in room 5 on the third floor! A one suitcase at a time climb from second to 3rd...but the room and en suite bath were very quaint, comfortable and clean. Despite, or because, it was in the eves the room had a character of its own. The shower was quite adequate but the most efficient use of space we have seen in a while. But considering the location and age of the property it was a very interesting place to stay. A quick walk to the beach and a short walk to the main shopping district.

Room Tip: If you cannot climb steps or have a balance issue you do not want a room on the third floor.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

It was a feast for the senses to stay at this very special place in Carmel. Very traditional and the hospitality from the team was so appreciated. Cheese and wine in the evenings, breakfast cooked in the morning for you and meeting interesting people from all over. The beach is a block way and the peace and quiet is special. It's the sort of place you could stay weeks at and write a book.
We came from Australia and were travelling as a couple with a 13 year old son. Our room was cosy and our son had a separate little section in a bay window he slept in.
Bathroom was spotless and comfortable.
Highly recommended!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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67 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

You can't actually view the sea but it's a five minute walk away. The main shopping area and Mission Ranch are a 15min walk on opposite sides of the inn. This is a bit of a challenge after sunset as streets are unlit but that makes the stars more beautiful.
We prefer this intimate atmosphere with shared breakfast tables to the impersonal hotels.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This review is late, I know, but we were going through our pictures and I was reminded of what a great experience this B&B was. And I didn't even get to have breakfast, due to a super early departure.
What you need to know:
Worth it. Especially the room with attached bathroom. Love the no t.v in the room,rule, along with heated bathroom floors and nook to curl up and read
Hospitable: Tracy was amazing. And I can say that- my credit card was compromised and she didn't bat a lash. We were on route to Vegas, she took cash and called me to make sure we were all sorted out after we left- which was completely unnecessary as e had paid our due. Best phone call I have ever received in Fresno.
Clean: No worries. I am A-type and I couldn't find a speck of anything.
Comfort: beds - super comfy. Quiet. Free wine and cheese- do you need more? I am sure the breakfast would have blown my mind if I actually had the time to try it.

All the romance, excitement and mystique of Carmel is right here. Can't imagine staying anywhere else. Book it...promise- it is beyond what you think. And the short walk down to the beach or into charming downtown, is perfect.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Sea View Inn
Address: Camino Real Btwn 11th & 12th, Carmel, CA 93921
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #9 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 8
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