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Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites
Ranked #2 of 25 Carmel B&B and Inns
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Our family of four from New Zealand spent a night here in beautiful Carmel and just loved this inn - it was quiet, clean and comfy beds and we enjoyed sitting around the outside fire chatting to people from all over. Friendly helpful staff and a truly gorgeous spot to spend some time. Thanks:)

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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backincarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2013

Thank you for the kind words! We are glad you were able to experience not only our charming little place but also Carmel. Yes wine and cheese hour is an added treat that we are happy to offer to our guests! Thank you for staying with us and we sincerely hope for a return visit in the near future!

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Reviewed May 11, 2013

Anyone travelling from SF should stop at beautiful Carmel, and stay at Lamp Lighter Inn. Wonderful staff, beautiful rooms and surroundings. Very close to both beach and Carmel village centre. One night was not enough.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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backincarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2013

Thank you for the kind words and Thank you for offering the great advice. Carmel is definately a must if you are headed south from San Francisco! We do recommend at least two nights in Carmel, but we are happy that you were able to experience Carmel even if it was for just one night! Thank you for staying with us and we sincerely hope for a return visit in the near future!

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

My friend with her two bulldogs and me with my rescued mutt stayed in the Dolphin Cottage. Everything was just outside the door: parking( off to the side), water bowl, hose, fire pit, table & chairs. There's even a dog shower ! The room was bright and airy and had a real wood burning fireplace. There was a king bed and a daybed along with two stuffed chairs, a table, a desk and a large armoire. In the room were doggie blankets, food bowls and toys waiting upon our arrival. We could easily walk to the beach and, in the other direction, a little longer walk to the heart of town. This was a thoroughly enjoyable place to stay. Each time we returned to the property there was someone who welcomed us and the dogs back. I would recommend Lamp Lighter to all travelers, with or without pets!

Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

The Lamp Lighter Inn totally exceeded my expectation. My husband and I stayed at this super clean and quaint little inn. We absolutely loved the concourse suite. It was a great set up with the fenced in area and private patio, since we took our King Charles Cavaliers. Great location to beach and downtown shopping and restaurants. The staff is super welcoming. We will definetly return and stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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backincarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2013

Thank you for sharing your experience! We are glad you enjoyed our lovely little property and the quaintness of Carmel. The Concourse suite is a great cottage and often a favorite of guests traveling with pets! Thank you for staying with us and we sincerely hope for a return visit in the near future!


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Reviewed May 7, 2013

The inn itself is a lovely little place in the heart of Carmel, but their breakfast and coffee should have been more in keeping with their rates. They need to add some type of coffee/ expresso machine with much nicer offerings for breakfast.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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backincarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2013

Thank you for staying with us. Breakfast is always a challenge for us as we don't have a full kitchen to work with. However, we are always open to receiving helpful suggestions on how to improve breakfast. Thank you for sharing yours. I agree, it would be nice to have an expresso machine, and that may be something we will consider in the future. Thank you for sharing your experience, and we sincerely hope for a return visit.

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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Stayed in Forest Lodge's Garrett Loft - lots of space, well lighted, and comfortable. Location within easy walking distance to everything. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. We felt that the value was very good and highly recommend the Lamp Lighter Inn/Forest Lodge property.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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backincarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2013

Thank you for sharing your experience. Both the Forest Lodge and Lamp Lighter Inn are great properties centrally located in the heart of Carmel. We are glad you were able to experience both of the properties!! Thank you for staying with us and we hope for a return visit in the near future!!!


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Reviewed May 4, 2013

What a great spot for enjoying quaint Carmel. The rooms are charming, the staff very helpful, and the extras -- wine & cheese gathering, continental breakfast -- make you feel like you are visiting friends. Our dog enjoyed the place as well, he gives two paws up. This will always be our "go to" place in Carmel when we have our four legged family member with us. So easy to walk to the beach or take in downtown Carmel from this gem. Love it!

Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 County > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range: $221 - $388 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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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