Welcome to Carmel-by-the-Sea & Lamp Lighter Inn

Carmel Lamp Lighter Inn is tucked into an ancient grove of trees and just steps to the famous Carmel Beach. The lush garden setting of this Carmel, Coastal Inn is enchanting. Hand-built birdhouses, vibrantly lighted fire pit and secluded gazebos are inspired sitting areas which delight visitors from all corners of the globe.

This Carmel bed and breakfast is comprised of two charming cottages, four delightful guest rooms and the expansive Sunset House Suites. Carmel’s Lamp Lighter Inn has been serving as Carmel, California lodging for the traveling public since 1912 – attracting couples looking for romance, soul searchers and business travelers. This Carmel hotel is also pet and family friendly.

The village of Carmel-By-The-Sea further intrigues travelers with the most spectacular beach in the world … Carmel Beach. The majestic Big Sur is just a short drive south and the opulent Pebble Beach is adjacent to the north of this Carmel boutique inn. Carmel’s Lamp Lighter Inn and Sunset House Suites is an easy drive from the Monterey Peninsula.

Livin’ the Carmel Lifestyle!

carmel hotel guest room with bed, chairs and table

Surround yourself with the beach vibe.

carmel hotel bathroom with spa tub

Relax in your own spa tub.

carmel boutique inn courtyard with glass fireplace, sitting chairs and surfboard

Enjoy quiet time with a book or loved one.

carmel boutique inn steps to shopping

Walk to shop and restaurants.

lunch at carmel terrys with outdoor dining

Lunch with friends.

carmel beach with ocean view

Stroll to the famed Carmel Beach.

carmel boutique inn dog friendly with drinks

Get reacquainted with family members.

carmel by the sea night life

Indulge in Carmel’s nightlife.

Guest Review

“Love the Lamp Lighter! Cute clean rooms, wonderful patio, friendly hosts and best of all, a few short blocks from the best beach in California. Pet friendly, staff always accommodating, nice continental breakfast plus wine reception in the evening included. It’s the only place we stay in Carmel. Highly recommend.”

– JN, TripAdvisor