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Ocean Ave & Camino Real, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921



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Tucked into an ancient grove of trees on our main street, Ocean Avenue, Carmel Lamp Lighter Inn is located at the very center of everywhere you’ll want to visit. It’s just steps to stunning Carmel Beach, dozens of art galleries, world class shopping and many fine dining restaurants and casual cafes.

The Lamp Lighter Inn is one of the oldest Inns in California. Built around the the turn of the century when Carmel was thriving with artists, poets and dairy farms. Its great location and the cuteness of the two little cottages that front Ocean Ave Lamp Lighter has long been a landmark of Carmel. I have a feeling our little courtyard is the most photographed spot in Carmel. All day long I sit at the front desk and watch folks point, photograph and try to capture the charm. It is really a cool thing to see from a hospitality stand point. We are pretty proud of this little Inn.

In February of 2008 Mr. Dennis LeVett and I purchased the Sunset House which is a large house built as a weekly boarding home in 1960.
We then combined the two properties giving us a parking lot and since we now had two laundry rooms we converted one of the into a community area for our complimentary wine and cheese gathering in the evening. Even if you are staying at one of the other Inns please stop by.

  • Evening WIne & Cheese Reception
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Flat Screen Televisions
  • Wood-burning Fireplaces
  • Coffee Maker
  • Mini-Refrigerator
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Children and Pet Friendly ROoms
  • Pet Blankets and Pet Bowls

Meet the Business Owner Bobby R.

After years of traveling I found myself wanting to be in the Inn industry. I made it. Now I am a partial owner of one of the coolest little Inns in Carmel. The first thing I did was take out those funky old floral bed spreads and use fresh crisp duvet covers that get washed after every check-out. Then built a fire pit for people to hang out and chat. An out door shower came next for an after surf or work out rinse and it is also used as a place to rinse off your dog. Call direct and I will tell you how my newest idea is working; the Honor bar buisness that belongs to my housekeepers.