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“Good B&B with a few drawbacks” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Carmel Green Lantern Inn

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Carmel Green Lantern Inn
Ranked #15 of 26 Carmel B&B and Inns
Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good B&B with a few drawbacks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

My fiance and I stayed at the green lantern inn for a 2 day 2 night stay. Having gone to school in the area, I am quite familiar with what is around. For the price, you get a quaint room with nothing super fancy. The bed was comfortable, and the room was clean.

The only downside was the carpets were a bit dated, and even through they were cleaned the carpets could be replaced sooner than later. Also just like most places in Monterey, and Carmel, the water pressure was a bit on the lower side, but that is not uncommon for the area.

The green lantern inn is in a great location within Carmel itself. A few blocks from the beach, and easy walking distance to many shops and restaurants. I am glad that it's a block off the main road, so its a bit quiet.

A big positive was that we were able to have a reserved parking spot, which in Carmel can be a big plus, so we knew whenever we came back, we had a parking spot and didn't have to worry about street parking. Another positive is that the staff seemed very helpful, and their breakfast is more than your standard breakfast. They offered homemade eggs and sausage, and not the pre-made eggs.

Overall a good place to stay if your not after something extremely fancy.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cornelius, Nc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014

Room was quaint and breakfast and snacks very nice every day. Also tourist/restaurant information in the breakfast room. Good location in Carmel close to beach and/or downtown shops. We stayed in the Redwood room, which although it was near the street, we did not have any noise as the neighborhood was quiet. It was nice to have convenient free parking as well as a frig in the room. Rooms are "quaint" aka, spruced up, but not modernized. Everything was clean though. The room fireplace worked very well as a heater. We did not use the upstairs loft, which could get quite hot, so we kept the window open as it was when we arrived.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014

What a charming place! Our room was very cozy yet spacious. The grounds were beautiful and well kept. As an added bonus, a delicious breakfast was served daily. Jen was very helpful offering advice and travel tips. I can't wait for my next visit!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tbenton24
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County Meath, Ireland
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123 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

When we walked in to The Green Lantern Inn in Carmel it immediately reminded me of childhood summers in the 1960's and 70's in southeast Ireland. This b&b Inn has an old world magical feel to it. We stayed in The Birch room which was comfortable, clean and cosy. A fridge in the bathroom, while odd in another location, somehow wasn't at all odd here! A short walk from The Green Lantern was the absolutely magnificent beach. There are also many top class restaurants and shops to browse very close by. Breakfast is excellent and we also had some wine and cheese in the late afternoon in the reception area. All in all this is a lovely place to stay and we were sorry to leave in the end.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Webster, NH
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

The grounds of the Green Lantern are beautifully tended; they're lovely to walk through and look at the flowers and foliage. The rooms need a bit of care. They are older, kind of small with bathrooms that are also small. The bed was comfortable. Homes in this area are very close together, but the walk to the beautiful beach is short and pretty.

Breakfast was okay; not really much out of the ordinary. The staff was very nice and helpful.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Claudia H
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Dublin, Ireland
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109 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2014

I've fallen in love! With Carmel! And where better to stay than the beautifully old fashioned, gentile, cosy and welcoming Green Lantern. Both Carmel and the Green Lantern are a blast from the past, in the very nicest way possible. From the warm welcome to the cosy accommodation to the scrumptious breakfast, and not forgetting the lovey surprise of nibbles of cheese, crackers and fruit, these made our sadly brief stay in Carmel one that I will long to repeat again sometime in the future. If you're looking for a stop off on a US west coast road trip as we were, look no further than Carmel and the Green Lantern as an oasis of calm. If it's a longer trip to Carmel that you're planning, close the Green Lantern and relax in the beautiful, comfortable surroundings knowing that at least one person on this earth, me, is green with envy!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rollonemptynest
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Mexico
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely stay at the Green Lantern Inn. Very attentive innkeeper, cosy and clean rooms, a full breakfast spread, a collection of DVDs and books to borrow from the reception area ... And location was great.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Carmel Green Lantern Inn

Property: Carmel Green Lantern Inn
Address: Casanova and Seventh Avenue, PO Box 1114, Carmel, CA 93921 (Formerly Green Lantern Inn Bed and Breakfast)
Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Carmel Green Lantern Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in a garden setting, Carmel Green Lantern Inn offers a convenient central location: 177 steps from famous Carmel beach, 1 block to historic Carmel by the Sea downtown featuring boutique shops, a variety of restaurants and one-of-a-kind art galleries and less than 1 mile to Pebble Beach and 17-Mile drive. Nearby attractions include Monterey Bay Aquarium, historic Carmel Mission, Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf and Big Sur. Stay at this Inn includes complimentary expanded breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free guest parking and freshly baked cookies daily. The daily breakfast includes waffles, casseroles, yogurt parfait, fresh fruits and gourmet coffee. Guests can enjoy breakfast in the fireside dining room or outdoors with a view of the lush gardens surrounding the property. Individually decorated rooms include cable TV, refrigerator, private bathrooms, complimentary internet access and free local calls. Select rooms feature fireplaces and small private decks where you can relax, listen to sound of the waves and views of the ocean. ... more   less 
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