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“Great Motel--Beautiful Grounds”
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Lamp Liter Inn
Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Visalia
Nashville, Tennessee
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39 reviews
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“Great Motel--Beautiful Grounds”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

I have just returned from Sequoia NP and I stayed at the Lamp Liter Inn in Visalia for 2 nights. It is an old, but VERY clean inn with beautiful garden grounds. I took my 92 year old Mom and the handicap rooms were GREAT. Also Justin at the front desk was SO helpful and nice. I would stay there again---with out a doubt !! The restaurant was delicious and a good value.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

First, we got in late (9pm) and our room was not prepared - both beds not made-gave us another room. There was no exhaust fan in the bathroom just a window at ground level, the shower head was extremely low and they caulked over old mildew on the tub. Clearly a case of you get what you pay for, but went off previous reviews. Nice small diner on the grounds for quick meals (good breakfast). Hotel seemed quiet but we checked in late Wednesday and checked out early Friday spent our time at Sequoia & Kings Canyon.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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gnetta, Manager at Lamp Liter Inn, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
I am sorry you wern't happy. We strive to make our rooms very comfortable and are in the process of doing a "soft" renovation i.e., new paint,fixtures and more upscale bedding. The Inn is independently owned and we are a older property I hope you enjoyed our beautiful gardens and wonderful swimming pool.
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

We stayed for 1 night at this hotel, and found it to be of great value.
Yes, it is an old motel type building, but, the rooms are a reasonable size, with 2 queen beds. The grounds are lovely, and very we'll maintained.
The rooms could do with a makeover, as they are a bit on the dark side, and a fridge would be good.
The staff were great, even, opening my bottle of wine, and supplying wine glasses!
Well worth considering

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

I would guess this place was built in the 60's. But when you see the grounds it really makes you want to give it a chance. We have spent several nights at the Super 8 in town and it is nothing special. $77 (with tax) and it goes up on the weekend! The service at the Lamp Lighter is amazing! The front desk, maids, all personnel..very helpful and courteous. The room isn't overly wonderful but its better than some. I also like that the bathroom doesn't open right into the bedroom (its kindof around a corner) so there's more privacy. There is central air so no window unit. Very spacious room. Extra bedding. No breakfast tho. $75 (with tax) and it doesn't go up on the wknd. All things considered this will DEFINATELY be the place we stay when in Visalia.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Blythe, California
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Our Golf Group from Blythe, CA. has been staying in the Lamp Liter Inn for the past two years, and we plan to stay there on our third trip this August. We have found it to be excellent for our stay, close to the courses we play, a great restaurant, within shopping distance for all our needs, and managed by an efficient, friendly staff. What more could you ask for. Thank you again for the comfort you provide.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Florence, Arizona
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

We were traveling thru California on two Harleys and arrived at this pl;ace a few hours early. No problem with early check-in into a "Garden View" room. The room was comfy with a great view including the pool area. The A/C was great, parking right outside the door and a restaurant is right on the property. Helpful staff, beautifully decorated grounds, reasonably good food at the grille and easy access back on the highway. Great little place.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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South Pasadena
2 reviews
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

Here's a modestly priced, well kept, family run, non-formula spot that has a comfortable ambiance, with lovely gardens, flowers, and shade trees. This is one the all-time best hotel/motel pools I've ever found: it's long and wide and very clean with comfortable lounges and chairs. The rooms are clean and fresh, and the mattresses offer a comfortable sleep. The gardens and landscaping surround each wing and make the place have a special feel. The room size is amble as is the bathroom. The linens and towels are of surprisingly high quality. I didn't use the adjoining restaurant but people I spoke with indicated it was quite good. I think it also has a bar and meeting rooms available. I'm hoping to do some business this summer in the Central Valley and plan to use this motel as my base.

Room Tip: I like a top floor room no matter where I am. The wings are all nicely situated with the garden feel...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Lamp Liter Inn
Address: 3300 W Mineral King Ave, Off Highway 198, Visalia, CA 93291-5711
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Location: United States > California > Visalia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Visalia
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lamp Liter Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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