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“Clean and comfortable but a little better than average” 3 of 5 stars
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Lamp Liter Inn
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Visalia
Fresno, California
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106 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Clean and comfortable but a little better than average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Stayed here with a large group and most everyone was fairly happy. The place is a little dated, but was about as clean you could get. There is a place to eat on the property since there is no free breakfast, and they did a good job with breakfast. Staff was very good and took good care of everyone.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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jan l, Manager at Lamp Liter Inn, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased to let you know that we are in the process of a "soft" renovation and the rooms will have new paint,new fixtures and bedding. The Lamp Liter has been in Visalia since 1963 so in comparison to the newer properties I suppose one could say we are dated but we like to consider ourselves an "oldie but goodie". I do hope you enjoyed our beautiful garden area which we are well known for and once again thank you for your review.
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We stayed here for one night and as some other reviewers have said, the furnishings are rather tired. But everything was clean, the bed was large and comfortable, and what the room lacked in style was more than made up for by the pretty gardens and pool area, unusual in a roadside motel. It really made all the difference to our stay. The on-site diner is worth a visit for the friendly staff alone. All in all good value for money, you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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jan l, Manager at Lamp Liter Inn, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
We appreciate your review and want to let you know that we are in the process of completing a "soft" renovation of our rooms i.e.; new paint,new fixtures,new bedding. Here at the Lamp Liter we do not consider our property to be a "roadside motel" as we do have a full service Grill and Bar on premises, we have room service available, and the largest garden setting pool in our tri-county area. Furthermore the Lamp Liter has a large banquet facility that hosts many social events throughout the year. We take great pride in our lovely gardens and are pleased that you enjoyed them.
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Kirkland, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

On the plus side, the beds were comfortable and room seemed clean. The staff was very friendly.
However, the room smelled awful. It smelled of urine. It affected my overall stay there. I would not recommend.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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jan l, Owner at Lamp Liter Inn, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
I am deeply sorry to hear of your situation. Your review does not state weather you advised managment of your concerns. Had you made us aware, we would have gladly moved you to a room that would have met your needs. Please know that tthe Lamp Liter is very pro-active in making sure all rooms are clean to perfection. I would appreciate your letting me know if you did make Managment aware of your unhappiness. You may contact me at JLEE@LAMPLITER.NET
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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

I was in Visalia on business & selected this property based primarily on price & location. It turned out to be much more. The room was basic, but clean and comfortable. But the real attraction is the grounds. At the center of the property is an open & inviting, crystal clear pool. It is surrounded by beautiful, garden - like grounds, very cool and attractive. There is an excellent coffee shop on site, and a bar, both with extended hours. Staff is friendly and helpful. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat

  • Stayed July 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Beautiful grounds, great pool! I got to enjoy it this time. Relaxing rooms. The restaurant has great menu and friendly staff. My brother-in-law always uses room service from there and said it is excellant! Can't wait to stay there again.

Room Tip: We like to stay near the garden; It has nice fountain and is still close to the pool.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank KARAN M
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Visalia, California, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I love Lamp Liter Inn. I have stayed here 3 times this year alone. My first time I had stayed in an upstairs king room overlooking the beautiful gardens. It was in February but the landscape was still wonderful and beautiful. There was no noise from the street or parking area(this is my biggest concern, since I need total silence to sleep.) I work nights so I was also able to check in early I found this to be nice the heater worked great and since I was upstairs I had a ceiling fan so this also helped to circulate the heat. the shower and bathroom were nice and the shower got nice and hot very quickly. I highly recommend this hotel to everyone. It is a nice quaint hotel perfect for families and they also have a huge pool. I was not able to make use of the pool since it is not heated and I was here in February.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Courtney D
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Carlsbad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I had stayed there before and loved it. It is older but well kept and the staff is excellent. The rooms are really nice and they offer a cushioned bench outside the door to sit outside if you want. A big pool and restaurant on premises was great. The only draw back was the air conditioner was a little noisy but that won't stop me from booking again because the place, the grounds are lovely and very relaxing.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Visalia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lamp Liter Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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