our reviews

Such a charming and welcoming place that it feels like you are living in your own home! Great location, but also quiet and private. We rented one room, but would definitely love to rent this entire inn for a large group in the future. Innkeeper Margo is a gem!

Lynn S/San Mateo CA

Definitely my favorite type of place to stay when away - loaded with character and charm and a very homey feeling. I love it!!!

- Rita P/Edina MN

 Dear Owners & Manager of the Sea View Inn,

I wanted to write to THANK YOU!!!!!! for maintaining such a wonderful place of refuge. My husband and were planning a trip to Carmel and saw a description of your inn in a B & B guide book. Everything was perfect, from the wonderful casual, doily-free environment to the room with the canopy bed. The breakfast was wonderful and it was the perfect place to be romantic. We became engaged at the inn this weekend and wanted you to know we’ll definitely be seeing you in the future.

- Mark & Jennifer J/San Jose CA

Dear Sea View Inn,

It is the service that brings my wife and I back to the Sea View Inn year after year. Of course, we cannot forget the ever helpful and ebullient Joy & Margo. You have created such a comfortable and quiet retreat at the Sea View, made even more lovely by the garden, flowers, and wine by the fireplace. We look forward to another respite in the spring.

- Ted & Margaret R/San Mateo CA

I couldn't say enough good things about the Sea View Inn. We had a late arrival and when I emailed to let them know as we were flying to Monterey, Margo wrote me back right away to let me know how to handle our late arrival. We were so pleased with how the house looked, warm, cozy, charming, and most importantly, clean! We slept well each night of our three night stay and even had the window open to hear the ocean one of the nights. We stayed in room 4 on the third level, and had a private restroom in our room. We were so happy that we chose to stay here. We enjoyed the breakfast provided after our first night, and had a nice conversation with Margo, who was so wonderful and friendly. She even helped me with my dress as I needed to get ready for a wedding we were attending. Parking was never an issue, and the perhaps the best part of the SVI is that you really do feel like you live in the neighborhood. I went for a run in the mornings as my BF read on the porch. Perfect stay. We agreed that the next time we visit Carmel, we will be back. Thank you Margo and Minerva!

- Shirinf/Houston, TX

Dear Margo,

This is to let you know how much I enjoyed my trip to the SeaView and I also appreciate its wonderful hospitality.

- Esther B/Orinda CA

Dear Sea View Inn,

My sister & I stayed at the Inn last fall and we enjoyed our experience. We loved the room and felt very pampered and special. Thank you for a beautiful memory.

- Betsy/Evanston IL

Dear Sea View Inn,

I wanted to write to let you know how much I enjoyed my stay with you. I especially liked having one of the top floor rooms at the front, where you can hear and see a peek of the ocean. I will recommend your inn to my friends and will definitely reserve again.


Dear Sea View,

We stayed at your inn this last summer and we wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed ourselves. We were cordially greeted by Everett and our room was beautiful and very comfortable. Later in the evening, he graciously offered to sit down with us and recommend some of the best restaurants in the village. We enjoyed the breakfast the next morning and Margo took very good care of us throughout our stay.

The time spent in Carmel was delightful, and we hope to make it a regular occurrence.

David & Holly/St Paul MN

Dear Sea View Inn,

As always, I left the Sea View relaxed & refreshed. You have a wonderful Inn – it is a special place.

Karen/Olema CA

Dear Sea View Inn,

We had a wonderful stay in Carmel and at the Sea View Inn. From the moment we arrived and Joy so warmly greeted us, there was nothing but relaxation and comfort to enjoy. Room #5 was delightful, the "tiny" ocean view was fun and we loved the sunlight. We hope to return to Carmel and take part in the Sea View’s charm.

David & Kim/Rochester NY

Thank you so much for such a lovely stay at your beautiful Inn. I enjoyed a wonderful trip with my daughter and had a memorable stay. We both felt so pampered.


This was a wonderful place to stay for a number of reasons! We stayed for two nights at the end of June and I have to say it is more of a total experience than just accommodation! It is a quaint lovely attractive place. It is about five blocks over from the main Street in Carmel – which is much much better than staying actually on the main street – the reason is that it is very quiet and you are in the middle of the most wonderful residential area, surrounded by wonderful homes. We spent hours just wandering around looking at the houses in the neighborhood! If you are not fit enough to walk the lovely 10/15 minutes over to the main street from here, then you have serious health problems! The sea is literally a few minutes walk away and so to comment "it does not have a sea view" is just damn picky – do your research! Don’t even consider staying anywhere else. It’s wonderful and very good value for money.

Denstern Cardiff/United Kingdom