Policies for Lamp Lighter Inn, Carmel-by-the-Sea 

Helpful Information

  • Check In between 4pm & 9pm (Please contact us in advance if you plan on arriving after 9pm so arrangements can be made for check in.)
  • Check Out at 12pm / noon.
  • We welcome families and groups.
  • All rooms are pet friendly.
  • Room rate includes a wine reception from 4-5 pm in the winter and 5-6pm in the summer.
  • Continental Breakfast is served in the Inn’s Den from 8.00 – 10.00: coffee, tea, bagel, muffins, granola, cereal, milk, orange juice, yogurt, hard-boiled eggs and fruits. 
  • Non Smoking Property: All the rooms are non-smoking rooms. Guests who smoke in rooms are subject to a $250 smoking fee.

Reservation Policy

  • Our weekend policy is either a Thursday and Friday, or a Saturday and Sunday, or Friday, Saturday and Sunday combination.
  • Reservations booked for June 19th thru September 1st require a minimum two night stay all days of the week.
  • We request that all reservations be accompanied by a one night’s deposit.
  • We guarantee space and rate requirements only.
  • Room types are guaranteed, not specific rooms, although every attempt will be made to accommodate your requests.

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel all or part of your reservation or require other changes in your schedule, we must receive advance notice.
  • If you cancel up to 7 days prior to check-in, you will receive your deposit back.
  • If you must cancel within the 7 days prior to check-in, your deposit may be kept.
  • There may be exceptions to the cancellation period in which case we must have 100% occupancy on the days reserved before we could return your deposit.
  • This policy pertains to early check-outs as well as cancellations.
  • Special events and holidays may have greater cancellation periods. Please call ahead.

Thank you for respecting these policies. They are necessary for the successful management of a small country inn. 

Guest Review

“Delightful 30s,40s style Inn. Very well maintained and very clean. Each cabin/room is unique. Some have a fireplace and each has a widescreen TV. I especially enjoyed the patio with gas lighters for comfort, and the outside breakfast arangement. Very comfortable and a fun Carmel By the Sea experience.”

-Joe Lansden II, Google