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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 29 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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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notl, ontario
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our stay was short and sweet - 3 days and nights of quintessential Carmel. We have been to Carmel a few times and always stayed at the same place but this time we decided to change location and we were very happy we did! The outdoor fires simulated a modern version of sitting around a camp fire in the north.... 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 this time around. The fire pits definitely add to the ambiance of the place. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back again soon. -Maddy and Staff More

Sacramento, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice people, great location steps to the beach. Peggy the manager was fantastic. Hang around in the patio and visit with nice folks from everywhere. Charming shabby chic room. We had a peek view of the ocean. Shadow the resident cat slept outside our room. We will definitely go back.

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

Thanks for taking a second to write a review. I'll pass on the kind words to Peggy. She loves hearing from folks on TripAdvisor. We're glad you had an enjoyable stay and we look forward to a return visit soon. -Maddy and Staff More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a wonderful place to stay. We sat out around a fire at night and in the mornings. Great location and all in all just a wonderful place to stay. Food was great. Innkeeper was very friendly and very helpful.

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

We're so happy you had a great stay. Thanks for writing a review. We hope to see you back again soon. -Maddy More

Silicon Valley
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The real deal in Carmel. Very relaxed and warm. Peggy is a pleasure and was extremely helpful. Will be back for sure. It was very charming and quintessential Carmel. Close to everything yet quiet. Great continental breakfast.

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. I'll pass on the kind words to Peggy. It always puts a smile on her face when she's mentioned in reviews. We're happy you had a nice stay and we look forward to having you back. -Maddy and Staff More

Atlanta, Ga
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have spent a good bit of time in Carmel with our family (2 children age 10 and 12). This was our first stay at this Inn and we LOVEd it! I can't say enough good things about it. The location is hard to beat. Right on Ocean Ave with easy access to all the shops and restaurants in town... More

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

Thank you for the kind words. The fire kits are an awesome way to enjoy the beach even if it's a little chilly out. We're happy you had a great time. Thank you for the recommendation and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. -Maddy and Staff More

Portland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been looking forward to this trip for quite awhile . Every time we visited Carmel , we would stop and look at this charming place . I've read it's one of the most photographed inns in Carmel . The room and grounds are kept to perfection . The lighting , furniture , and decor are tasteful and fun... More

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

Thank you so much for the kind words. We constantly have people stopping by on their way to and from the beach to take pictures. We're glad you chose to stay with us this time around and we look forward to a return visit in the near future. -Maddy and Staff More

Bracknell, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A charming place to stay where all are welcome. The room was big and very clean. There was a happy hour to meet fellow guests. The breakfast was tasty and the coffee good. It's location is ideal especially for the sunset. A friendly face at Reception was also appreciated and nothing was too much trouble for her. A great stay... More

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

Thanks so much for writing a review. We're glad you had a great stay and had the opportunity to enjoy the sunset during your time here. Thank you for staying with us and next time you'll have to stay longer. -Maddy and Staff More

California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of this inn doesn’t get much better if you are visiting Carmel — on the corner of Ocean Avenue (the main street of historic Carmel), three blocks from the beach and one block from the shops and restaurants. We had the Sea Otter room, a spacious and comfortable corner room on the second floor. The inn complex is... More

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

Many of the improvements that we make here at the Lamplighter are based on feedback, both positive and negative, from guests. Without helpful reviews such as yours, we are left guessing on how to improve the inn. The thin towels, the carpeting on the stairs and the furniture on the landing are issues that have not been brought to our... More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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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): $$
Also Known As:
Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Hotel Carmel
Lamp Lighter Inn And Sunset House Suites

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