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“Valentine's Week by the Sea”

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Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites
Ranked #2 of 25 Carmel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 2, 2014

We spent Valentine's week in Carmel. We stayed with the Lamp Lighter complex. Out unit was up the hill at Forest Lodge in the Loft. It was a great space. It could sleep 3 but for two, it was great. The main space was extremely roomy. The bathroom was huge. The space for the third was in a cute little lower space. The pictures online show it well. The space was light and bright. I loved it for that. From our deck we even had an ocean view.

We walked every morning. Whether it was a long walk, fast walk or a shorter, slower walk, we ended up at the Lamp Lighter for a more than Continental breakfast. We especially loved the warm hard cooked eggs. The breakfast atmosphere was great, too. The gas fires were always on through the glass to warm us up. There were always other guests to talk with. We had some great conversations.

We loved our unit. We enjoyed our breakfast stops. We highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: If you can't do hills, stay down at the Lamp Lighter.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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backincarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2014

Linda,
Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your experience! Yes, the Garrett Loft is quite a cozy room and the bathroom is over- sized in a good way! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope for a return visit in the near future!!

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Reviewed February 27, 2014

We have stayed at the Lamplighter a few times now and continue to be pleased. Always clean, comfortable, friendly and professional! From the initial checkin, to the substantial breakfasts,to the wine in the afternoon by the fire pits and the great location, it never disappoints. We have 2 dogs and they have always been accommodating and loving to them as well! You always feel like family!

Room Tip: All cottages are great depending on the size you want...even the small ones are quite comfortable!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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backincarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2014

Thank you for staying with us again! Our number one goal here at the Lamp Lighter Inn is to make everyone feel at home! Thank you for sharing your experience and we look forward to another return visit!


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Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stayed 5 nights here and had a wonderful experience. The inn is conveniently located and our room was
extremely clean & comfy. Upon arrival, Shadow, the resident cat came over to welcome us. All of the staff and owner were awesome and worked very hard to make sure everything was perfect. Breakfast was served each morning which was nice, and we looked forward each evening to the wine and cheese where we sat near the fire pits and visited with other guests staying there, really fun. We are looking forward to our next trip to Carmel & we will definitely be staying at the Lamp Lighter Inn.

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backincarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2014

Thank you for staying with us! The real owner of the Lamp Lighter Inn is Shadow! We are Glad you had wonderful stay! Thank you for sharing your experience and we sincerely hope for a return visit!

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Reviewed February 25, 2014

My husband and I just returned from a weekend getaway in Carmel and we loved the Lamp Lighter. We stayed in the Concourse suite and it was perfect. All of the details were taken care of and I would be thrilled to stay there again. Thank you to all of the friendly and accommodating staff! And we loved the resident cat, Shadow.

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backincarmel, Guest Relations at Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2014

We're happy you had an enjoyable weekend getaway. I'll share the kind words with the staff and, of course, Shadow :) The Concourse suite is one of my favorite rooms. I love the private patio and cozy living room area. Thanks for choosing to stay with us and we hope to have you back again soon.

-Maddy and Staff

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Reviewed February 21, 2014

The charming hotel-cottage "complex" is EXTREMELY well located in downtown Carmel. The rooms are very comfortable and roomy and the staff is welcoming and efficient. A lovely continental breakfast and late afternoon complimentary wine and cheese are served. A charming setting and small and friendly enough to meet many fellow visitors.

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backincarmel, Guest Relations at Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2014

Thank you for taking a minute to share some details about your stay. We're happy you had an enjoyable stay and we appreciate the review.

-Maddy and Staff

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Reviewed February 20, 2014

We stayed overnight in carmel and found this little inn to be very charming. From 5-7 they have a small wine and cheese sampler and gas fires to sit around. Our room was spacious, with a working fireplace and wood floors with a small area rug. I prefer wood or tile floors in a hotel because I know they're clean. Wi fi which is included in the price, worked very well. Bathroom was a little dated but clean, with a jacuzzi tub. The place has a series of little cottages. Owners were very friendly, checked us in and made sure everything in the room worked. Breakfast is included in the price. There's also a parking lot in the back of the inn, very convenient for carmel. It's a little difficult to find, but the owner guided us in via phone. I would definately stay here again.

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Thank Beth C
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backincarmel, Guest Relations at Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2014

Thank you for the thorough review. We appreciate you helping out future guests by sharing some details about the inn. We're glad you had a nice stay and we look forward to a return visit.

-Maddy and Staff

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Reviewed February 16, 2014

Fantastic all round from start to finish, the staff very welcoming indeed! Beautiful exterior and interior surroundings, I would return again at this paradisiac place. Thank you for offering us your warm hospitality.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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backincarmel, Guest Relations at Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2014

You're welcome. Thank you for the kind words. I'll pass on the complements to the other staff. We hope you are able to come back for a return visit soon.

-Maddy and Staff

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Additional Information about Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites

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: $220 - $278 (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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