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Lamp Liter Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3300 W. Mineral King Ave, Off Highway 198, Visalia, CA 93291   |  
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Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Visalia
Scotland, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Nice Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We stayed for 1 night at this hotel, and found it to be of great value.
Yes, it is an old motel type building, but, the rooms are a reasonable size, with 2 queen beds. The grounds are lovely, and very we'll maintained.
The rooms could do with a makeover, as they are a bit on the dark side, and a fridge would be good.
The staff were great, even, opening my bottle of wine, and supplying wine glasses!
Well worth considering

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

I would guess this place was built in the 60's. But when you see the grounds it really makes you want to give it a chance. We have spent several nights at the Super 8 in town and it is nothing special. $77 (with tax) and it goes up on the weekend! The service at the Lamp Lighter is amazing! The front desk, maids, all personnel..very helpful and courteous. The room isn't overly wonderful but its better than some. I also like that the bathroom doesn't open right into the bedroom (its kindof around a corner) so there's more privacy. There is central air so no window unit. Very spacious room. Extra bedding. No breakfast tho. $75 (with tax) and it doesn't go up on the wknd. All things considered this will DEFINATELY be the place we stay when in Visalia.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Blythe, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Our Golf Group from Blythe, CA. has been staying in the Lamp Liter Inn for the past two years, and we plan to stay there on our third trip this August. We have found it to be excellent for our stay, close to the courses we play, a great restaurant, within shopping distance for all our needs, and managed by an efficient, friendly staff. What more could you ask for. Thank you again for the comfort you provide.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mesa, Arizona
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We were traveling thru California on two Harleys and arrived at this pl;ace a few hours early. No problem with early check-in into a "Garden View" room. The room was comfy with a great view including the pool area. The A/C was great, parking right outside the door and a restaurant is right on the property. Helpful staff, beautifully decorated grounds, reasonably good food at the grille and easy access back on the highway. Great little place.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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South Pasadena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Here's a modestly priced, well kept, family run, non-formula spot that has a comfortable ambiance, with lovely gardens, flowers, and shade trees. This is one the all-time best hotel/motel pools I've ever found: it's long and wide and very clean with comfortable lounges and chairs. The rooms are clean and fresh, and the mattresses offer a comfortable sleep. The gardens and landscaping surround each wing and make the place have a special feel. The room size is amble as is the bathroom. The linens and towels are of surprisingly high quality. I didn't use the adjoining restaurant but people I spoke with indicated it was quite good. I think it also has a bar and meeting rooms available. I'm hoping to do some business this summer in the Central Valley and plan to use this motel as my base.

Room Tip: I like a top floor room no matter where I am. The wings are all nicely situated with the garden feel...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Had to be traveling on Mother's Day weekend...woke up Sunday morning at 7am by gardener's using a leaf blower right outside our door??? Also, when we booked the room we weren't told that the attached diner would be closed in the morning for breakfast because of Mother's Day and the coffee provided in the room didn't have enough for two cups? I called the front desk and they said they would have the gardener stop and bring more coffee but sleeping in was shot.......and all they had the gardener do was move to another part of the hotel because we can still hear them working.. That was very inconsiderate by the hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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gnetta, Manager at Lamp Liter Inn, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
I am so sorry you were disturbed. We were preparing for our Sunday Brunch which was to begin at 9:00 a.m. and it appears we became a bit overzealous in our efforts.
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Ottawa, Canada
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

First bad: Lamp Liter Inn is typical family motel, two floors, elder rooms, furniture and old air condition, which I don't like that much. I prefer more rooms in new decorated hotels. Good thing: If you don't mind motel style, it's quite a nice one, you will be happy. Room was big, motel has nice garden, pool (we didn't try it), staff takes care. People at reception were very nice. Our room didn't have fridge and microvawe, we asked for it and we got it first thing in the morning. I would give 3 stars of 5 for hotel level, but 3,5 stars for good feeling there and service.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3300 W. Mineral King Ave, Off Highway 198, Visalia, CA 93291
Location: United States > California > Visalia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Visalia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lamp Liter Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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