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Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites

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Saratoga, California
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this place over a year ago. We have stayed in several dog friendly places in Carmel but this is the best and the closest to the beach you can get. The staff is Fabolous and will try to meet whatever needs you have. The cottages are a touch dated but very clean and spacious. Nice simple daily breakfast and... More 

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Thank Braderhart
backincarmel, General Manager at Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites, responded to this review

Hello Braderhart, Thank you for the review. I am so happy you feel that way about our staff. They really are a wonderful group. It is always our best compliment when we have guests returning to our little Inn. See you soon we hope, Bobby More 

London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We loved our two nights here. The location is amazing right on the main road in Carmel and just a few minutes walk from the beach too. We stayed in the Sea Otter room which was really lovely. Nicely decorated, very spacious and comfy bed. It had a fire place too but we didn't use it. There is free cheese... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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37 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small homey feel. Our room was very nice and we could see the ocean from our room. There was a wood-burning fireplace stocked with firewood which was a nice touch. It's on a great location on Ocean Drive. You can walk to the beach and walk to local restaurants. There were gas fire pits in the courtyard area which made... More 

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Thank Jamie35226
backincarmel, General Manager at Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites, responded to this review

Hi Jamie35226, We appreciate you taking the time to give us a review. The fire-pits really are a lot of fun, but, we have to turn them off at 8:30 just in case someone wants the courtyard quiet. They really are part of the magic of our little Inn. Thank you for saying you would stay with us again. We... More 

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11 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Very good location, near the beach on one side and very close to the shops and restaurants on the other, all within a short walking distance. We stayed in the porpoise room which was very nice and quiet as it was around the back, away from the central breakfast and later wine and cheese area. It is quite a large... More 

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Thank Kathrine2100
backincarmel, General Manager at Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites, responded to this review

Hi Kathrine2100, Thanks for the kind words. We are fortunate to have this location. I am always trying to explain the feeling you get hanging out by the pits, I think it something you just have to experience for yourself. Thanks and please come back soon, Bobby More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

So happy that we found this place! It is comprised of a couple of small buildings each containing a couple of rooms. We stayed in the Katydid Cottage, which is one of the smaller rooms. It was adorable, very quaint! The only complaint with this room is that there is no comfortable furniture in the room to relax. There is... More 

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London, UK
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90 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I've stayed at the Lamplighter twice now, most recently in January, and have loved it both times. They are a down-to-earth, family-run B&B who are so welcoming. They have wine and cheese every evening on an outdoor patio where you can meet other guests (or not, whatever you prefer) and each of the cottages is absolutely perfectly presented and like... More 

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Thank MapleLeafGirl02
backincarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites, responded to this review

Thank you MapleLeafGirl02 for sharing your experience and we are so grateful that you returned for a second visit. We do our very best to make everyone feel right at home and wine and cheese hour is one of the ways we have been able to do that. Again thank you for sharing your experience and we sincerely hope for... More 

Token Creek
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Hard to even describe this place, but here's a recap of just some of the great assets of Lamplighter. Location: Where you want to be in Carmel. Ocean Avenue. Very short walk one way to Carmel's spectacular beach, and very short walk to all the terrific shops the other way. Amazing restaurants within easy walking distance. Rooms: Themed rooms with... More 

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Thank Tom S
backincarmel, General Manager at Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites, responded to this review

Hi Tom S Wow!! Thank you so much for staying with us and trusting the Lamp Lighter would be the right place for such a long stay. In a day when so often people are booking on line and with travel companies it is great that you explained our Inn that way. How could I get expedia, booking . com... More 

Suffolk
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We had a lovely 3 night stay at the end of our trip down the coast from Cannon Beach Oregon. Lovely place to stop and chill. Sociable happy hour with free wine, very comfortable rooms - the one we had included a real wood fireplace and a fridge. great location (about as close to the beach as any of the... More 

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backincarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites, responded to this review

Hi SuffolkPrimrose, Thank you for sharing your experience! We have a variety of rooms and many of them have fireplaces which is a nice touch on a cool day. Glad you enjoyed happy hour. It's one of our favorite times of the day as we get to meet and get to know so many people. So THANK YOU! And we... More 

La Quinta, California
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35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We spend three nights at the Lamp Lighter Inn and did not want to leave. Amy's welcome made us feel at home immediately. We loved our room and the location of the Inn; within walking distance of the entire town. Breakfast in the morning was fresh and tasty and the wine and cheese in the evening was a treat. We... More 

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Thank CarolOD
backincarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites, responded to this review

Hi CarolOD, Thank you for sharing your experience. I will pass along the kind words to Amy. We do our best here at the Lamp Lighter to make everyone feel like family. We sincerely hope that you will return for a second visit in the near future. Best, Melyssa More 

Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Just returned home from a quick trip out to Carmel, CA. Went there to meet some friends for the weekend and to see the area. Aside from the beautiful beaches, Pebble Beach golf community, and our drive down to Big Sur; without question one of our highlights was our stay at the Lamplighter Inn! I wan't really sure at first... More 

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backincarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites, responded to this review

Hi Lost_in_Paradise361!! WOw! Thank you for sharing your experience. Here at the Lamp Lighter Inn we do our very best to make everyone feel very welcome and at home and we are glad you felt that. I will pass along the kind words to the girls. Wine and cheese hour is our favorite time of the day and at any... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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 

Additional Information about Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites

Address: S.E. Corner of Ocean Avenue & Camino Real, Carmel, CA 93921
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Price Range: £170 - £261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“The upstairs rooms have a nice peek of the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles Braderhart, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Can't miss with any!”
 of 5 bubbles I9979KCtoms, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“definitely don't miss 5 o'clock by the fire pits”
 of 5 bubbles Lost_in_Paradise361, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in The porpoise room. It had a nice fenced in patio”
 of 5 bubbles Emily94965, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“the rooms near Ocean Ave. may have traffic noise”
 of 5 bubbles 818larainej, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
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