My husband and I celebrated our 30th Anniversary in Carmel, CA and stayed at the Lamp Lighter Inn. We rented the Hansel & Gretel cottage and loved the generous space of the living room with fireplace, gorgeous marble bathroom and lovely bedroom with comfy King bed and a gorgeous wall of windows that let the light in during the day and still gave us privacy at night! We highly recommend this establishment - the staff is friendly, accommodating and makes every guest feel like family. From the moment we checked in, Peggy called us by name every morning and evening when she saw us. Guests from the Inn gather around the lovely firepit area in the morning at breakfast and at night before and after dinner sharing their travel stories, restaurant recommendations and other details about their lives. We felt like we met so many lovely people and much of this was possible due to the availability of such a space for the guests to comfortable congregate. The rooms are beyond clean, appointed very nicely and offer mini-fridges with $1 sodas, water and snacks. They even have a lovely decanter of sherry available in the cottage for a nightcap if you like. We were surprised with a lovely bottle of iced champagne the afternoon that we arrived to celebrate our anniversary and that was just the beginning of a very enjoyable stay in Carmel. Didn't hurt that the weather was perfect and the LL is located about a block and a half from the beach and ocean too! Stay here, you won't regret it!