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S.E. Corner of Ocean Avenue & Camino Real, Carmel, CA 93921
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Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites
Ranked #1 of 30 Carmel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location, friendliness of staff, delicious wine/cheese evening & breakfast! The room is nice and the entire experience was over the top fabulous! There are 2 fire pits (very modern ones) and the guests are all happy and friendly. It was a pleasant time for all. We will come here again!!

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

We're so happy you had an awesome experience here at the Lamplighter. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to a return visit soon. -Maddy and Staff More

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful way to kick off our trip along the California coast! Upon arrival, we were pleasantly surprised with an upgrade to the Sea Star room, which had a beautiful in-room fireplace and comfortable beach decor. The Inn could not be more conveniently located with a short walk both to the beach and into town. Complimentary wine in the... More

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

Thank you for the kinds words. We're glad you had a relaxing and pleasant stay. Enjoy the California coast and we look forward to seeing you again soon. -Maddy and Staff More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted something special to start our 50th wedding anniversary holiday and the Lamp Lighter Inn was an excellent choice. Situated at the end of Carmel's main high street the Inn is in a perfect spot to enjoy a remarkable white sanded beach as well as the excellent shops and restaurants. A 5 minute walk to the beach before breakfast... More

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

Congratulations! Thanks for choosing to stay with us on such a special occasion. We're happy you enjoyed your time in Carmel and your stay here at the Lamplighter. Many of our guests leave wishing they could stay longer. We look forward to a return visit soon. -Maddy and Staff More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed in the Porpoise room for 7 nights at the end of July and it was PERFECT!! We were here last year at the same time and stayed in the tree top room and it was also great! I brought a huge kayak and everyone at the Lamplighter was very accommodating in letting me store it... More

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

We're glad to hear that your second stay was as good as your first. The courtyard area definitely has a special charm. People are constantly stopping to admire it as they head to and from the beach. We appreciate the thoughtful review and we look forward to a return visit. -Maddy and Staff More

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this Inn! This was our second stay. Loved the Bluebird Cottage for ourselves (couple) and our two sons (12 & 9). Good, simple breakfast each morning by the outdoor fireplace. Great location - we all love the beach, so we really appreciate how close it is (closest Inn to the beach, I believe) - yet just one block... More

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

We're glad you enjoyed your second stay. Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we hope to see you back again soon. -Maddy and Staff More

Amsterdam
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose the Lamp Lighter Inn based on other Tripadvisor reviews and they were all right in what they said. The location could not be better. You turn right and just walk into downtown Carmel but you are just outside the "hassle", of which there is not much anyway. You turn left and in three minutes you are at the... More

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

Thanks for choosing to stay with us. We're happy that your fellow travelers didn't fail you when describing our place and we appreciate you taking the time to share with future guests what they can expect when staying with us. When on a long trip, finding a place where you feel comfortable and welcomed makes a world difference and we're... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We toured down the California coast and stopped for one night (unfortunately). A lovely place with very kind people. We enjoyed the stay, the 5 min walk to the beautiful beach - seeing dolphins and pelicans. Be aware that the houses are directly at the "main" road so you hear cars leaving early for work in the morning. Our room... More

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

We appreciate the kind words. Many of our guests leave wishing they could stay an extra night. Our location has it's tradeoffs. Being in the heart of town is convenient and being close to the beach is always a plus but the traffic can be bothersome at times. Thank you for your understanding and we're looking forward to a return... More

Norwalk, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We brought our two large dogs with us on our anniversary trip, and they were welcomed with dog bowls, new toys, and blankets. We stayed in the Concourse Suite with a door to a courtyard which worked perfectly for the dogs to take care of business as needed. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The location is perfect for... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and sharing your experience. We're looking forward to seeing you again soon. -Maddy and Staff More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent one night here whilst driving from San Francisco to Santa Monica. After four days in a Hilton hotel this was a refreshing change! Highly personal service, unusual but delightful room and spotlessly clean. We arrived at 3pm to be told wine and cheese would be served by the fire pit at 5pm - heaven! We stayed in the... More

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

We appreciate the kind words and thoughtful review. After a long day of travel, what better way to wind down but wine and cheese by the fire pit. Thanks for choosing us to stay with and we hope for a return visit soon. -Maddy and Staff More

Swansea, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay here as part of our recent honeymoon. The katydid room was lovely and plenty big enough for the two of us. The wine and cheese just after arrival was a welcome addition. It's in a great location, just a short walk to the beach one way (the morning swim was great despite the freezing water)... More

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

Congratulations! We're happy we could be part of such a special celebration. Many of our guests leave saying they wish they could have stayed longer too. Thanks for choosing us and taking the time to write a review. -Maddy and Staff More

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Address: S.E. Corner of Ocean Avenue & Camino Real, Carmel, CA 93921
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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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