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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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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Street parking
Free internet
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
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Non-smoking rooms
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
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Historic Hotel
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English, Spanish
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Well watch the website because it is a bit misleading. Don’t book Forest Lodge - it’s nothing like the accommodation at Lamp lighter. If you do book Forest do not book the Ocean View for three people. The sofa bed is small and very noisy and did t accommodate a six foot 17 year old!! But we moved for our second night to The Dolphin in the Lamp Lighter - absolutely charming. We enjoyed wine and ‘cheese’ - it’s not Cheese as we Brits know it - but the wine was great and we had some good conversations with staff and guests around the very attractive fire pits. Perfectly adequate continental breakfast also by the fire pits. Sublime. If we are ever in Carmel again we will be back. Wanted to light a fire just because you can in the rooms but wasn’t cold enough! Thanks to Allison and Cindy for putting up with a very arsy Brit!
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Love the lamp lighter! Cute clean rooms, wonderful patio, friendly hosts and best of all, a few short blocks from the best beach in California. Pet friendly, staff always accommodating, nice continental breakfast and wine and cheese afternoon included. It’s the only place we stay in Carmel, highly recommend
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My husband and I spent 2 nights here on our trip of California. Loved it. The atmosphere is very friendly especially with the outdoor seating area. Our room was up graded to a King size, The Sea Star room. It was gorgeous, bed big and comfortable, log fire and a jacuzzi bath! Breakfast was a little disappointing but adequate. Staff all friendly and helpful. I would love to go back. There is even a cat to compensate for all the dogs in Carmel
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My sister and I gave each other a weekend in Carmel-by-the-Sea, for a Christmas present. Lamp Lighter Inn had everything we wanted and more; namely Melissa, the Innkeeper. She is the best! Melissa has great recommendations, in-depth knowledge of the area, is charismatic, and made us feel like family. Our room, the Early Bird Room was perfect for us. We especially loved the Dutch door and breakfast offerings in the garden courtyard with fireplace and cozy couches. The perfect common area for the guests. The location is perfect, as well. It's the closest lodging to the ocean and near downtown.
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Just wonderful. We pitched up to Carmel with no reservation for the night, tried out a few spots which left us cold and very luckily stumbled upon this place. The greeting was so warming, the hotel we checked out beforehand had told us to check their website when we asked what the rooms were like, but instead these guys took us to a room in response. And the room was delightful, cape cod style, with a full working fireplace, which we utilized immediately. A caraf of sherry in our room, happy hour of wine and cheese in the courtyard between 5-6pm and the loveliest hostess (I think Olivia was her name) who engaged us in conversation and introduced us without commitment to other hotel guests. Our night was perfect, there was a storm so we were supplied with flashlights and gas lamps in case of an outage but the fire was enough. So romantic. Oh and breakfast in the same courtyard, a lovely spread. I would go back a million times over and it would never get old. I forgot to mention the resident cat who added a wonderful touch to our night, he hung out with us when we requested which was often. Top marks, with all my travels to several continents, this stay will forever stand out ❤️
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$357 - $363 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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