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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 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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Kent
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22 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved this hotel! Our room was beautifully decorated and furnished with a welcoming glass of sherry waiting for us! The beds and pillows were really comfortable. The shower room is quite small but this is because of the design of the hotel and adds to the charm of the place. There is a lovely outside seating area with plenty of... More

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Penzberg, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Lamp Lighter is a very nice and lovely hotel in the heart of Carmel and a great place to stay. Really nice rooms, great breakfast, very clean and very friendly staff. The Lamp Lighter is located close to the main street of Carmel, so It's just a 3 minutes walk down to the beautyful beach, and a 2 minutes... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is adorable! We stayed in the Porpoise Room - a comfy, clean, quiet room in the back of the property. Has a small fridge, fireplace, and private patio. TINY bathroom, if that matters to you. Free sherry wine in the room. :) Nice, basic breakfast each morning in the courtyard area (boiled eggs, bread and pastries, cereal, fruit,... More

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

Thank you for the kind words. The sound proofing of these old buildings can be challenging but we're happy that overall you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. -Maddy and Staff More

London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This absolutely should be a 5 star place. I'm not going to waste time going on about the room and coffee facilities and the good breakfast or the fire put outside which is really quaint. The reason is the coldness and rudeness of the staff here. At check in I said I thought I had a reservation with them, the... More

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San Francisco, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I checked reviews of all the inns in Carmel and chose the Lamplighter Inn based on the reviews. We stayed in the Sea Star room. My husband and I loved it. It was close to the breakfast area and you could hear some noise in the morning but it did not bother us. The room was very comfy and very... 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 and sharing your experience! Glad you loved the sea star room, it's actually one of my favorites despite the fact that it can be a little noisy in the morning. Our property is hundred years old so we do our best to keep the rooms updated as well as paying attention to those little... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the Lamp Lighter and will continue to come back! We stayed in the Hansel and Gretel cottage which was very roomy for 2 people and 3 dogs. The location is wonderful. Right in the middle of town and so close to the beach. There are few places you can take your dogs on vacation with you where they... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. We're happy we could make you and your pet feel so welcome. The outside shower is definitely appropriate for a pet-friendly inn next to the beach and we're glad you found it to be helpful. The cream sherry we use is called Fairbanks Cream Sherry. We look forward... More

Shreveport, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love quaint and authentic and that is exactly what we found at the Lamplighter Inn. It was so charming. We stayed in the Dolphin room located on the backside of the property that had a private garden area that we enjoyed. Our plane was delayed coming into San Francisco which made us late to the Inn. The office manager... More

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Roskilde, Denmark
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very cozy little inn. We stayed in the Sea otter room. The room was big, light and clean. Every staff member we encountered was very friendly and helpful. We got great restaurants recommendations. The only thing that we did not love was the breafast. We chose to skip it the second day and went to Starbucks instead.... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice hotel but unfriendly manager of the front office! never smile,answered not even see our face..ohhh ssoooo rude!!! will come back if the owner change the staff.i also saw the dog poop in the other room so that's gross

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

We receive many reviews. Some are wonderful and glowing, they make us feel proud of what we do. We are grateful to run the sort of business that can have a positive affect on a persons vacation. Some reviews are helpful and we learn from them. Always striving to be the best little Inn in the world, we do learn... 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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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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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