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Carmel Green Lantern Inn
Ranked #7 of 26 Carmel B&B and Inns
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London, United Kingdom
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“Old fashioned charm”
Reviewed 15 October 2010

We stayed in a 2 storey room with 2 double beds, one bed is upstairs in the attic part which was perfect for our 9 year old but might be tricky for very little kids with the stairs. Nice bathroom. Breakfast was really nice, plenty to choose from and very tasty. Easy parking. Very close to the centre of Carmel easy walking distance everywhere including the amazing beach. Not cheap but then it was August in the middle of Carmel! Very clean and very comfy beds. Some other guests said their room/chalet was very small so might be as well to choose your room carefully from their website, ours was enormous! Shabby chic style but it's not shabby.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 September 2010

This looked great on the website! The property is very crowded together - not the spacious place the website made it look. The room was small with not much room for suitcases. The bathtub/shower was so disgusting that we didn't use it. You couldn't see to read. There was neither AC nor screens so you couldn't get any air circulating. The owner was very unfriendly - he served breakfast, which was good. You could hear people in another room. The location was within walking distance of everything.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Sunnyvale, CA
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Reviewed 7 September 2010

My wife and I stayed in the Palm room of the Green Lantern over the Labor Day Weekend. Contrary to earlier reviews, we did not notice any unpleasant smell in the room, nor did we find used bed linen, nor was the room too small -in fact the bathroom was huge, with a refrigerator and a full length bathtub!
The room is located on the second floor of the main building, with the door facing the back. The place is like a converted attic, with a low ceiling, and requires opening all the windows and the front door to let out the afternoon heat. It helps to be short, as one has to bend down to go around the roof rafters to the other side of the room.

Parking is tight, with only 12 spots for 18 rooms, although one can park around the block on the 7th avenue side.
The breakfast was very satisfactory, with at least one hot cooked dish, such as french cinnamon toast, or egg souffle, in addition to the usual cereal, oatmeal, sliced fruits, bagels,toast, raisin bread, muffins, and fruit juice.
The daily afternoon appetizers include lemonade and iced tea, sliced fruit, salsa, tortilla chips, crackers, cheese, sliced salami, chocolate fudge, and vanilla wafers.
Each room has its own outside patio with patio tables and chairs, under a garden umbrella, facing the sun.

The series of cottages are located within walking distance of the beach and multiple restaurants in downtown Carmel. Lighting at night on the side streets can be a problem, so bring flashlights.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 August 2010

we stayed in the Palm room for one night. Nice and clean room even if the furnishing is a bit old, above all in the bathroom. Great breakfast. Free parking and free wireless internet access. Good position near ocean avenue.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 June 2010

This quaint B&B is great for your stay in Carmel. It's located just off Ocean Ave so you're within walking distance to everywhere but not RIGHT IN the busiest areas. The room had all the basics and a few nice touches as well. The complementary breakfast if VERY basic, but with so many great breakfast spots in Carmel, it's no great loss.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Fort Worth, TX
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Reviewed 10 December 2009

A girlfriend and I went on a CA trip and worked our way from LA to Sacramento with a stop in Carmel in between. In an effort to save money we booked the smallest, cheapest room at the Green Lantern Inn. When we arrived we were pleasantly surpised when we got a free upgrade to a gorgeous room with two extra comfortable beds. We were given a map of the area and given recommendations for where to eat and visit, it was excellent service.
Be warned, the ocean is very, very close and it's a beautiful spot, but if you aren't used to walking, or walking up hills, than you might want to drive. I was fine with it but I could see some people having troubles. But any hotel you stay at in the area you'll have to deal with the hills. I thought it was part of the charm.
We choose not to eat the provided breakfast but it looked lovely. I did take a coffee to-go, though! I am anticipating coming back to Carmel and staying at the Green Lantern Inn again, hopefully sooner than later.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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tlc51669
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Reviewed 12 October 2009

Three of my friends stayed at The Green Lantern Inn for our 40th birthday celebrations. The location was perfect, just 1 1/2 blocks from Ocean Avenue (the main drag) and 4 blocks from the ocean itself. The free breakfast was a great way to start the day. The inn is a garden setting; flowers are abundant as are secluded seating areas. Our first day was sunny and warm, so we took our bottle of wine out to the deck and enjoyed the quiet peacefulness of the garden...and our feathered friendly visitors. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with friends
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Property: 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 #7 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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