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Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites

S.E. Corner of Ocean Avenue & Camino Real, Carmel, CA 93921
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Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites
Ranked #1 of 31 Carmel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
28 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here 3 nights in April and loved it. I was in the room right over the breakfast room - the Treetop Room. I was traveling solo so the room was a perfect size. Small bathroom but really comfortable big bed, a little seating area, closet and little heater that looked like a fireplace. Complimentary sherry, treats and a... More

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milford, ct
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this gem of a bed breakfast through Trip Advisor. Wonderful!! Attentive helpful staff, nightly wine around the fire Pitt, close to lots of restaurants, shopping, beach and especially the comfortable suite with private patio. What's not to love?

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Gilroy, California, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We live about an hour from Carmel and we take our dog to the dog beach all the time. I always walk past the Lamp Light Inn and it is so charming that I knew I wanted to stay here with my husband and dog. We stayed for 2 nights. The check in was easy and laid back. They put... More

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backincarmel, Owner at Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review. I want to apologize for the noise situation. We are a small place and there is quite a bit of activity in our little courtyard. I completely understand your frustration. Unfortunately, there isn't much I can do to remedy this. The windows would certainly be a great start, make perfect sense as well as... More

California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff was great and very welcoming ! They even asked if my dog had a blanket with him since it was raining that day. I would defintely stay here again! Location was righ at the center of everything and walking distance to the beach!

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backincarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites, responded to this review

We are glad you had a wonderful stay! Thank you for staying with us, and we hope for a return visit in the near future!! Lamp Lighter Staff More

San Ramon, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at the Lamplighter several times. It's located just a short walk to the beach. It is also dog friendly, so this is my go-to place when I visit Carmel. The staff is very friendly, breakfast is adequate. I've stayed in the Bluebird room many times when I've needed the extra beds. The Bluebird is located right on... More

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backincarmel, Owner at Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Their is no greater compliment than a guest wanting to stay with us again and again. Thanks for your loyalty, Bobby More

La Grange, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located perfectly on the main street in Carmel two blocks from the town above and also the beach below, the inn's setting featuring rooms, cottages, and suites and also a garden area containing flowers, trees, other plants, a gazebo, and two fire pits caught the eye of many of the passers-by who would stop to look or take a picture.... More

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backincarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us and sharing your experience! Our top priority here at the Lamp Lighter Inn is to make sure all of our guests feel at home. Glad you were able to experience all that we have to offer. Staff More

San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
21 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Sea Otter room at the Lamplighter while enjoying an anniversary weekend. The good: What a lovely place! The room was clean, roomy, and we really enjoyed the woodburning fireplace. The B&B is also located very conveniently within walking distance to most of the downtown Carmel shops and restaurants. The mildly disappointing: The food, not bad, just... More

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NC
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we arrived the very first thing the check in person said was Oh you are tall. I'm not sure you can fit in the shower. It's not good for tall or wide people!! Oh Boy. Yes I'm 6 feet tall and my husband is 6' 2". We rented the Tree Top Room because it shows a small deck that... More

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Lake Villa
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59 reviews 59 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We spent Valentine's week in Carmel. We stayed with the Lamp Lighter complex. Out unit was up the hill at Forest Lodge in the Loft. It was a great space. It could sleep 3 but for two, it was great. The main space was extremely roomy. The bathroom was huge. The space for the third was in a cute little... More

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backincarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites, responded to this review

Linda, Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your experience! Yes, the Garrett Loft is quite a cozy room and the bathroom is over- sized in a good way! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope for a return visit in the near future!! More

Madison, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We have stayed at the Lamplighter a few times now and continue to be pleased. Always clean, comfortable, friendly and professional! From the initial checkin, to the substantial breakfasts,to the wine in the afternoon by the fire pits and the great location, it never disappoints. We have 2 dogs and they have always been accommodating and loving to them as... More

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backincarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us again! Our number one goal here at the Lamp Lighter Inn is to make everyone feel at home! Thank you for sharing your experience and we look forward to another return visit! Lamp Lighter Inn Staff More

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Additional Information about Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites

Also Known As:
Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Hotel Carmel
Lamp Lighter Inn And Sunset House Suites
Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Hotel
Address: S.E. Corner of Ocean Avenue & Camino Real, Carmel, CA 93921
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small seaside Inn centrally located in downtown Carmel. We offer free parking, beach chairs and breakfast. On weekends we have wine and some other small dishes for our guests. ... more   less 

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