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Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites
Ranked #1 of 26 Carmel B&B and Inns
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“charming,comfortable,relaxing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2009

Charming,relaxing,very clean and comfortable. Friendly staff, especially Bobby Richards who was very accommodating. A basket of goodies brought to your door in the morning and just a short walk to the beach...what more could you ask for?!!!!!

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2009

The Lamplighter Inn was a delightful place to stay! I loved it! The cottage was clean, adorable, spacious and very comfortable..I would highly recommend staying there. The people who run the Inn are very cheerful, helpful and accomodating. They pay attention to small details and it shows! It is an awesome place and only a short walk to the beach! The courtyard has a fairytale feel to it with sparkling lights on the trees. A light breakfast was delivered to the cottage at a prearranged time. It consisted of a muffin, yogurt, and orange juice, along with coffee in the room, it was enough to get you started for the day.Very well thought out and more than the typical run of the mill continental breakfast! There was a fireplace to enjoy (with real wood), as well as a small backyard. Dog friendly too! I have highly recommended The Lamplighter to family and friends. I only wish my visit there had been longer. Very enchanting!

  • Liked — It was clean and comfortable.
  • Disliked — That we had to leave.
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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backincarmel, Owner at Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites, responded to this review, March 22, 2011
Sorry it has taken so long for me to respond. Thank you so much for the nice review. WE hope you can male it back up here.
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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2009

My husband and I just returned from a romantic stay at the Lamp Lighter Inn. I can't say enough wonderful things about this lovely and beachy spot. Our room was so spacious and well appointed, with a huge comfy bed, soft linens and a wood burning fireplace. The extra touches like the luxurious bathrobes and sherry in our room made our stay so special. This inn is so close to the beach and although right on the famous "Ocean Avenue", it was so quiet and felt so private. We highly recommend the Lamp Lighter and can't wait to return!

Stayed January 2009
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california
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2009

We spent a fabulous 3 nights at the lamplighter Inn with our two children and dog. It was just 3 blocks up from the beach so some of us could either spend time on the beach or walk up the street for coffee or a little shopping. The Bluebird cottage was perfect for us. The kids and dog were upstairs which allowed up a little privacy downstairs but at the same time all being together. My husband was particularly happy that he never had to move the car. House keeping was very patient with my late sleepers and did an excellent job keeping our room tidy. The management even emailed us regarding an item that was left behind and then mailed it back to us. I was very impressed with the staff and the comfortable room. Being able to spend the holiday with our dog was an extra bonus. We have already booked for next year.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2009

Wow... My wife and I loved the Lamp Lighter Inn. We had the pleasure of staying in the Treetop House... and the room is as advertised with a peek-a-boo look at the beach (see the pic)... and it was awesome... we spent more time in our room than expected as it just felt warm and inviting.

We loved the way the windows wrapped around and you could open the shutters and still feel private... The fireplace kept the room warm all night and it was so quiet you could hear the waves from the near by beach crashing at night.

The breakfast basket was a tasty treat... just enough to get you going for a busy day for all the things that are so close by... 17 Mile Drive, the beach, shopping...

We had a private balcony and while we never really used it... it was kinda cool knowing that if we wanted to sit out there it was there... And the garden was so pretty what a great place to just chill and enjoy the day!!

And while we did not bring our dog; Albert... many people staying had their dogs... we wished we could had Albert with us. Carmel is so pet friendly!!

We will be coming back to Carmel... it was a perfect getaway and we will be staying at the Lamp Lighter Inn again... we loved it!!

  • Liked — We really loved the room and the location
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2009

My husband and I live down in SLO and we wanted to travel up the coast for a nice little mini vacation. We called that morning and the man at the front desk.... (Bobby) was great. He made sure we had directions and even gave a few tips on what to pack. So we arrived at the hotel ( we were super excited to see they have off road parking. Those of you that have been to Carmel know this is a PLUS) and the staff was very polite... they took our breakfast order (cause we even got a neat little breakfast basket delivered to our door) We were escorted to our room and invited to a complimentary wine and cheese gathering in the courtyard!!!! We went to the room we noticed that we had a REAL wood burning fireplace and bathtub!!!! The room was so beautiful and clean. We just loved that we were only 2 blocks from the beach and 2 blocks from all the wonderful shopping district. I could really go on and on but... I know that if you are reading this you more than likely just want to know the basics... so yes it was clean, the rooms were great, the location is the best. I can not picture myself ever staying anywhere else.

  • Liked — The wonderful location and beatuful rooms
  • Disliked — Having to check out and go back to work.
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Pacific Grove
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2009

Last Sunday I spent the night at the Lamp Lighter Inn on Ocean Ave. in Carmel. It is a delightful little place with charming, well-decorated rooms. It's not a huge chain hotel, but a small, intimate home away from home. The rooms are very comfortable and each has its own special character. The room I was in had a cozy little fireplace, comfortable robes to lounge in, and a decanter of sherry on the desk. The room was upstairs so there was a peek at the ocean and the trees outside decorated with lights made for a very romantic view. I highly recommend the Lamp Lighter for anyone who wants a comfortable place to stay in Carmel. It's a stone's throw from the beach and it's pet friendly, so bring the whole family and the dog. Find it at carmellamplighter.com.

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Property: 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 #1 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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