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Carmel Green Lantern Inn
Ranked #5 of 26 Carmel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 August 2014

The Green Lantern is a well situated B&B just off Main St and blocks from the beach.
The staff is super and will do their best to meet any need. Breakfasts are not cuisine but as good as any diner around. Wake up , grab a coffee and hit the beach walk .

The rooms are cozy but in need of some TLC. As an older place established I think in the thirties, it has wear . It always bothers me when a place has so much potential is cheated because the owners wont throw a hundred dollars into a room to replace a torn curtain. It may be called charming in some places but I think it is just cheap.
For the price and the fact you don't really hang out at the B&B it is a good choice.
Be careful of the upper floor rooms as the ceilings are low and if you are 6' tall you are in trouble.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

Our party of three stayed in The Willow Room and it was very quiet, and the bed was very comfortable with a fridge in the room. We enjoyed having a parking space, where we could park the car and walk everywhere. This room has a separate room with a fireplace and pull out sofa. It was very clean and they had an ice maker on site and complimentary tea and coffee through out the day. There is a table and chairs outside the french doors to this room where we had wine and snacks, and watched the hummingbirds and blue jays drink from the fountain. You could hear the ocean, and we took walks through the neighborhoods down to the Carmel River State Beach and Scenic Drive. We enjoyed the breakfast options, egg casseroles and waffle station. Jen was so friendly at check in and let us borrow some wine glasses and helped with information around the area. We can't wait to return, and thank you to Jen!!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Spent 2 nights in the lovely Cyprus room that came with a cute loft. Three of us found this place to be suitably spacious even with our huge luggage. Came with 2 double beds and they were so comfortable. Left the windows open at night to hear the waves. Very nice.
Breakfast was delicious and the midday treats were very well thought of. Had a nice chat with Jen the manager and would like to thank her for the nice recommendations around the area! Very hospitable and sweet.
It's a cozy, quiet development with an almost unbeatable location. The beach was about 5min walk and the main shopping street just around the corner. Price is reasonable too!

Room Tip: Choose a loft unit if you need some privacy. Cyprus was great.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Diana N
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Spent two nights here on our road trip and loved it. We had two rooms in the Redwood suite and really appreciated the extra space. The location was great for the beach and restaurants at Carmel. The receptionist was fantastic, so helpful and friendly...thank you

Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

This place was the best we stayed in during our roadtrip in the USA. Lovely home feeling, fabulous cooked brekkie (not the British kind thankfully!) and afternoon treats. Room size excellent and perfect location for beach and downtown. Highly recommended :)

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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Stayed 3 nights in Spruce, very enjoyable. Could hear the ocean from the room. Centrally located a few blocks to beach in one direction, a few blocks to walk through town, shops, restaurants, etc., in other direction. Nice little breakfast, hot and cold, freshly prepared egg casseroles. Coffee available throughout the day, snack time at 4pm. Greta is a wonderful asset, friendly, knowledgeable and a pleasure to talk to. I would definitely stay again and would recommend.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

We enjoyed 3 wonderful days at the Green Lanterne, in a big room (Evergreen), with a nice porch, from which you see (a bit of) the ocean. The staff is charming and very helpful, the breakfast is delicious, the beach is just 2 blocks away, and Ocean Ave (i.e. Downtown) is near. Unless you want to go to Big Sur or Monterey, or drive the 17 Mile Drive, you don't have to move your car. Parking is in front of the premises, and free of charge. In other words: What ever the innkeepers promise on their website is true. Excellent!

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Carmel Green Lantern Inn

Address: Casanova and Seventh Avenue, PO Box 1114, Carmel, CA 93921 (Formerly Green Lantern Inn Bed and Breakfast)
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range: £116 - £310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Carmel Green Lantern Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in a garden setting, Carmel Green Lantern Inn offers a convenient central location: 177 steps from famous Carmel beach, 1 block to historic Carmel by the Sea downtown featuring boutique shops, a variety of restaurants and one-of-a-kind art galleries and less than 1 mile to Pebble Beach and 17-Mile drive. Nearby attractions include Monterey Bay Aquarium, historic Carmel Mission, Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf and Big Sur. Stay at this Inn includes complimentary expanded breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free guest parking and freshly baked cookies daily. The daily breakfast includes waffles, casseroles, yogurt parfait, fresh fruits and gourmet coffee. Guests can enjoy breakfast in the fireside dining room or outdoors with a view of the lush gardens surrounding the property. Individually decorated rooms include cable TV, refrigerator, private bathrooms, complimentary internet access and free local calls. Select rooms feature fireplaces and small private decks where you can relax, listen to sound of the waves and views of the ocean. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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