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Carmel Green Lantern Inn
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

We were at the Green Lantern for 4 nights in May. We just loved it! The rooms are all different and ours was just the right size with a big bathroom and a little patio outside our door. We were there for a family wedding and found it to be really well located to town and all of the weekend festivities. The staff was so nice!! Really helpful with directions and maps. I'm also Gluten Free and they were very happy to offer me hard boiled eggs for breakfast. I have to say this is one of my favorite places I've ever stayed. Reasonably priced, great location near beach and town, quiet, cozy, clean, friendly. What more could you ask for? We will definitely stay at Green Lantern again!

Room Tip: They're all different - the photos and descriptions on the website are really helpful.
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Thank TravellingYoginiME
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Reviewed 16 May 2013

This place could possibly be a 4, I was marginal on the 3.

Fact is, this place is quaint. it's nice, it's just nothing special. It has the Carmel quirky layout, which is a nice touch.

Here are some things to consider:
- when we got to the room (Knotty Pine) it was REALLY hot. The room has limited opening windows, and on the other hand, has a pretty big window pointing west so am assuming that warmed up the room real nice. It slowly got cooler as we opened all the windows, turned on the fan that was in the closet, and evening came... For starters, the windows/ door could have been kept open before we arrived, or the fan turned on.
- if you're interested in TV (we weren't) - it's one of those big old tube tvs, and the room is built in a way that you'd have to turn the tv to face the bed every time you wanted to watch.
- the room does have a mini refrigerator, which is nice if you needed one.
- the mattress is so-so. the pillows a bit under so-so.
- The breakfast is ok. a few options, including some home cooked casserole and that motel/ hotel make-it-yourself waffle maker you now see everywhere.
- the gardens are nice.
- staff is very cheerful and nice.
- good location, short walk to Ocean Ave. and the beach.

A major point to consider is price - there are B&Bs in Carmel you need to pay a fortune for a night in. This one does NOT break the bank. And, overall, even though I guess it sounds like we didn't like the place, we did have a really nice time, just nothing too fancy.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Yotam S
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Reviewed 11 May 2013

I stayed the night on May 9th and 10th in the Birch and Laurel rooms. All I can say is WOW it was definately worth the price!! The rooms were well kept and had a nice unique rustic feel. Breafast was great and staff was very friendly. Great location and overall very cool. Defiantely worth it.

Room Tip: All the rooms looked pretty similar
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank chuck1211
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Reviewed 9 May 2013

6th year staying at the green lantern. 4 blocks from beach, quiet, lovely breakfast which is very ample, snacks 4-5pm. Willow, spruce and magnolia great for more space also maple has two queens. Redwood has lofted top and queen down plus tub shower. Birch and knotty pine can accommodate 2 but on the smallish side.....there are other rooms too, only know of these. So for comfort/quiet/location to shops and beach and great bkfast at good price point, this is your place.
My only complaint is I wish they would sweep private patios more and power wash from time to time. Think of an old English garden cottages. People are lovely too.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank sparky011
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

friendly and helpful staff and great location to beach and town... it badly needs some tender love and care.... a coat of paint would go a long way... patios need to be cleaned and pathways brushed and debris removed ....its time to purchase new towels....
may 2013.....
Bernadette.....

Room Tip: ask for a larger room as some rooms are very small for 2 adults ..
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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