I happened upon the Lamp Liter Inn totally by accident on a drive to LA from Fresno -it was a rainy night and I needed to break for the night rather than drive another 2+ hours. The fact is that my experience was so perfect that I returned with my wife this time. We actually drove 40 miles out of our way TWICE, just to stay there! Here's the story. Everything is beautifully decorated and maintained, the rooms are not at all like what you'd find at a typical hotel or motel -beautiful colors, spotless and the furniture is more home-like than the institutionalized style you're used to expecting. It's all in the details -beautiful colors, very clean, great towels, spectacular garden-like grounds (beautiful flowers everywhere) and very pleasant & accommodating staff. What's unusual is that you can tell that the staff are naturally smiling, and helpful, -not at all like the scripted drones at typical hotels. The on-grounds restaurant was a little retro feeling, the food was much better than expected (we had a rib eye on Saturday night & it was broiled perfectly & seasoned spectacularly). The house Cabernet choice could use a little tweak. The rates are very reasonable: we paid $67 for a garden double. All things considered -the quality of the Lamp Liter is far above the Holiday Inn & Marriott which are both a short distance away. I would call the Lamp Liter a modern day anachronism and a true joy in every respect. To give you perspective, we have only been motivated to review one other facility in the past 2 years- Le Manoir Saint Thomas in Ambroise, France. Very highly recommended -a former private manor, converted to a beautiful and wonderfully staffed 8 suite B&B -only 6 hours South of Paris. On the expensive side at $500 the night. We unquestionably recommend the Lamp Liter in every respect.
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- Also Known As:
- Lamp Liter Hotel Visalia
- Lamp Liter Visalia