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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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Toronto, ON
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98 reviews 98 reviews
51 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2010

We stayed in Carmel for one night in the Garret Loft at the Forest Lodge. Pros: - great room on top floor with lots of character - beautiful & modern bathroom - very comfortable and quiet for sleeping - right in the heart of Carmel and only a 10 min walk to the ocean - free wireless in the room... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2010

Arrived really late and found ourselves at the Lamplighter at Carmel. They had no more rooms but were able to offer us a loft at the Forest Lodge. And it was the best thing that happened to our trip. Thanks too to the wonderful staff for their great service and recommendations!

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Sonoma, California
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2010

Having visited Carmel for 20 years, Forest Lodge/Lamplighter Inn is my new favorite. Bobby, Inge and the entire staff were so accommodating, attentive, personable and professional. We stayed in the Einstein Cottage and Garrett Loft which were completely enchanting. Both units were well appointed, warm and very comfortable. The street noise in the morning didn't bother me as the comfort... More

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

Jack, First, thank you for returning to Carmel so often, as it is our outside visitors that make this unique little town thrive. Secondly, THANK YOU for staying with us! We thourghly enjoyed your stay as much as you did,and look forward to your return visit to Carmel. More

Los Angeles, California
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34 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2010

I wish Forest Lodge was listed under "B&Bs" in Carmel, maybe it would get more attention. Oh well, at least there will be room for me when I come back to Carmel (hopefully very, very soon). I called on a whim, trying to check into their sister property (and, admittedly, much closer to the ocean), Lamp Lighter Inn. The very... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2010

It is hard to rate anything excellent but this place comes close. We had a family reunion, four families with kids ranging from 4 to 19 yrs old. We didn't know what to expect, but from the moment we saw the place and openned the doors to our rooms, we all had the feeling that our stay was going to... More

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

Thank you so much for the kind words. We were happy you spent your special time with us and we hope you all come back soon. Bobby More

Santa Barbara, California
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27 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2010

We reserved the Dalia and the Garret Loft, and both were quaint and comfortable. The fireplace in the Dalia was really nice. There was a refrigerator, an ice maker, a coffee maker, coffee and creamers. On the one hand, the ice maker was a nice touch but it dropped ice loudly all night long; that is why ice makers are... More

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Northeast Ohio
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2010

We spent two nights in the Dali Suite, which we loved! We felt like we were staying in a small cottage in France! It was completely captivating. The main room is quite large with a beamed ceiling, beautiful wood floors and a gas fireplace with stone surround, hearth and mantle as well as a flat-screen TV. Also in the room... More

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2010

Check in: Most friendliest check-in I have ever experienced. Bobby was helpful and to our surprise asked us to come down fafter we were settled in our room for a tour of 17 mile dr. over to Monterey. He's an awesome tour guide! Room: Clean, no odors, bright, accessible to all stores and restaurant. Loved the patio outside, the trees,... More

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San Luis Obispo, CA
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2010

My boyfriend and I stayed at this Inn after staying in Monterey for a few days. Carmel is a such a charming and beautiful place and this inn was as well. We came in the off season, so we were able to book the room at half price, which was awesome, AND it came with complimentary champagne. It also offers... More

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San Francisco
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2010

My fiance and I stayed at the Forest Lodge Inn. It sits on top Ocean Ave. over looking downtown and the beach. Although there isn't room service at the Forest Lodge (after staying in Carmel MANY times, non of the Inn's and B&B's provide room service or breakfast. What little continental breakfast there is sometimes provided, they are muffins from... 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
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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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