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Corner of Ocean Ave & Junipero, Carmel, CA 93921
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Bonita, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We eagerly awaited our return trip to the Forest lodge/Lamplighter Inn, Carmel for my wife's birthday celebration in August. We had found this B&B last year and had a wonderful overnight stay. The second time around was just as wonderful! We thoroughly enjoyed the friendly staff, their suggestions on what to do and where to eat. The Inn is literally... More

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backincarmel, Guest Relations at Forest Lodge, responded to this review

We're so glad your second stay was as nice as your first. We love seeing guests return over and over again. The staff is always delighted to hear a positive review so I'll be sure to pass on the kind words. Thanks so much for writing about your stay and we look forward to having you back. -Maddy and Staff More

Penzberg, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed a couple days in that really nice and charming hotel. It's a romantic hotel with beautiful rooms and a nice little garden. Very clean and very friendly staff. It's great for relaxing for everyone. Though, go there with your kids or family, with your friend or just with your dog, you'll be enjoying it. The Forest Lodge is... More

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backincarmel, Guest Relations at Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and your time in Carmel. -Maddy and Staff More

Silicon Valley
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

What can I say about a lodge in Carmel that has people like Peggy taking care of you. I reserved a room and we got there a little early but everything was ok and Peggy was there to get us taken care of. I made the reservation since my sister was visiting and it was her birthday so I thought... More

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backincarmel, Guest Relations at Forest Lodge, responded to this review

We're so happy you enjoyed your stay. I'll pass on your thanks and thoughtful complements to Peggy, I'm sure she'll be absolutely delighted. We're happy you two had an exceptional birthday getaway. Thank you for the thoughtful review and we'll be looking forward to a return visit. -Maddy and Staff More

Atascadero, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We recently celebrated our son's 5th birthday with a trip to Carmel and were fortunate enough to stay at the Forest Lodge. We just loved it! The beautiful, sunny room with high beamed ceilings and wooden floors, the fireplace, the tasteful décor, the lovingly landscaped property, and the proximity to all the shops and restaurants on Ocean Avenue made this... More

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backincarmel, Guest Relations at Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. One of the highlights of the Forest Lodge is it's proximity to downtown. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again soon. -Maddy and Staff More

Houston, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was our second stay in Einstein Cottage at Forest Lodge, and it was every bit as good as our first. Because this was our second stay and we stayed 4 nights, the manager gave us an outstanding bargain. The cottage itself is cozy, romantic, and inviting, and the location just at the end of town is ideal. A breakfast... More

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backincarmel, Guest Relations at Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the thoughtful review. One of the best qualities about the Forest Lodge is its proximity to shops and restaurants without the hustle and bustle. While relaxing in the beautiful courtyard, you'd never guess your a stones-throw away from downtown. We appreciate your understanding in terms of the reservation glitch and are happy to hear you're planning... More

Fresno, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

We have stayed here before with our dogs in the Porpoise Room at the Lamplighter Inn & had a great time. We had plans to drive to Las Vegas this week but when we found out it was going to be 108 degrees, we changed our destination to Carmel! We looked online 3 nights before we wanted to go and... More

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backincarmel, Guest Relations at Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the detailed review. We're always striving to improve and hearing what works and doesn't work for guests allows us to do so. We will look into getting more shelving in the bathroom. Thanks for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to share your experience. -Maddy and Staff More

Lake Forest, Illinois
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the Weston room on our honeymoon. While the room looked exactly like the photos, we quickly realized we could hear every little pin drop in the next room over. Not that our neighbors seemed excessively noisy, but they might as well have been in the same room with us. We felt like we had ZERO privacy and... More

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backincarmel, Owner at Forest Lodge, responded to this review

I am so sorry your stay was not what you were hoping for. I can understand your frustration especially on such a special vacation. I cannot turn back time but if we had known of your frustration we could and would have made every possible attempt to move you into a freestanding cottage. I sincerely hope the town, restaurants and... More

San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Excellent Special attention to Guest Satisfaction. Nice Breakfast with interesting people from all over. Close to beach with Dog Friendly service and a Nice House Cat (shadow ). Super people and great Staff Would definitely stay again and again.

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backincarmel, Owner at Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We will let shadow know you mentioned her. hope to see you back, Bobby More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This is a great place to stay in Carmel. The staff are friendly and very helpful, and the rooms are wonderful and quaint. It is nice to have a fireplace to use. They will bring breakfast to your door in the morning, and even gave us a bottle of wine on our first night. We loved Carmel and would highly... More

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backincarmel, Owner at Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Glad you had a great time in Carmel. Thanks for the review, Bobby More

Los Angeles, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We've traveled to Carmel and Monterey Bay many times but have always stayed in a larger hotel in Monterey. Because my husband's bike race (Sea Otter Classic) was the same weeks as a food and wine event the hotel we usually stay in was booked solid, and what a blessing in disguise! I put my faith in the wonderful reviews... More

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backincarmel, Guest Relations at Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the thorough review. The beautifully landscaped grounds and the woodsy feel are two things I love about this property. I suggest you try the Ocean Ave. room next time you stay. The ample amount of natural light and the plush arm chair make it perfect for curling up with a good book. Thanks for staying with us... More

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Address: Corner of Ocean Ave & Junipero, Carmel, CA 93921
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Forest Hotel Carmel

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An old lodge with a new begining. The lodge is located downtown Carmel on Ocean Ave. A unique Inn recently remodeled using local materials and as much reclaimed product as we could. ... more   less 
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