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When we showed up there was police in the parking lot, and our room was outdated and old with hair on the bed sheets and towels, the arm chair was disgusting and old my suggestion is to throw the chair away it is not serving any purpose no one would sit in it. The room is outdated and needs cleaning and repainting all items. AC unit made noises all night we thought it was leaking therefore didn’t sleep much. The staff was nice upon check in that was the only good part of our stay.

The property was located in a very nice and quiet neighborhood and was also very walkable to the center of town and all the town services. Staff was very courteous. The rooms were large and well appointed. Cleaning was very good in the bathroom, and common floor area. Clean linen was provided on request. However, upholstered chair next to the bed was filthy and grimy, with armrests black and sticky with unknown substances that I choose not to even think about. The arm chair was faced in a corner that has never been cleaned for what appears to be more than months. No continental meal was provided in the morning except for cheap (less than fresh) packaged rolls and substandard coffee. The safe did not work, nor was it fixed when brought to the attention of the manager. Cleaning was not provided on a daily basis nor over the three days that we stayed on the site. Signs on premises required masks indoors, as expected. However, staff did not wear masks behind the counter.

At check-in I was greeted by the only apparent associate at the property. She was pleasant, but clearly overwhelmed. She seemed flustered, but took a deep breath and offered a friendly greeting when I approached the counter. My biggest concern with this property however was its lack of cleanliness of the room. This is only a shortlist: The in-room refrigerator was unplugged and when I opened it, it reeked of mildew. The coffee maker and microwave were also filthy, covered in dust and grim. Worst of all, the bathroom floor had not been cleaned... there was a fair amount of hair on the floor, and flakes of toilet paper on the floor between the base of the toilet and the wall. The bed was king size, but there were no appropriately sized fitted sheets. Rather, a full size flat sheet was used which did not fully cover the mattress, leaving the edges and sides of the mattress completely exposed. Generally, the furnishings in the room were very old and worn, and the paint was chipping in the corners from floor to ceiling. Unfortunately this was a no refund booking through Orbitz. Because I checked in late, was only staying one night, and had dinner plans, I didn't bother to bring any of this up to the already overwhelmed associate. My disappointment and blame lies with Orbitz. This property was listed as a 2.5 star with a list of amenities and photos. Unfortunately, none of descriptions on the Orbitz site were remotely accurate. Beware of outdated specs on Orbitz.

Quiet neighborhood. Restaurants close by. Convenient to downtown.

The pool area Close to town lots of places to eat right by the highway to get off and on

We had a problem with air but that put us in another room so that was real nice

Hotel is centralized to everything freeways downtown

When I checked in they gave me a room very far away from the door / elevator in a hidden corner of the building with an outside entrance. After I picked up my son, I asked to be moved - I was not comfortable with entering alone later in the evening. The new person at the desk was kind enough to move me - but I should never have been assigned that room in the first place.

This place is old. The layout of the suite was good for us, but that was the only redeeming factor. The breakfast was okay, but on the second day it was a disaster. They were out of everything and it was a mess. Our TV wasn't working, the guy basically shrugged and said he would discount the room (bit didn't). I wouldn't stay here again.

Close to Cal Poly. Lots of things in the room were broken and paint on the walls were a mess.

The front desk people went above and beyond helpful.

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We were visiting for my daughter's soccer tournament. They had an early game and the hotel allowed me to do an early check in without fees.

We stayed in the building adjacent to the main office and this building looked older and more rundown; however, the space was big enough for our family of 6.

Reasonable price and sufficient service, close to restaurants

Walking distance to downtown. Love it when hotels have the make-your-own waffle maker. I was pleased with that plus the free breakfast, which also had eggs and sausage. Price is a little much, but that’s probably more a product of just general SLO hotel prices rather than just this hotel. I would stay there again.

The staff was friendly the room was good except 2 pillows looked like they had womans makeup on them

Monterey St San Luis Obispo CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Lamplighter Inn & Suites is a short stroll from Fremont Theater and Dallidet Adobe and Gardens. This 76-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Rooms

All 76 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 42-inch LED TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free newspapers, free local calls, and safes.


Property features

Lamplighter Inn & Suites offers an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. A stay here includes free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services. Additional amenities include a business center, free newspapers, and a picnic area.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Balcony

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Lamplighter Inn & Suites

Everyone (16) Couples (3) Family (11)
2
Partner Couples

When we showed up there was police in the parking lot, and our room was outdated and old with hair on the bed sheets and towels, the arm chair was disgusting and old my suggestion is to throw the chair away it is not serving any purpose no one would sit in it. The room is outdated and needs cleaning and repainting all items. AC unit made noises all night we thought it was leaking therefore didn’t sleep much. The staff was nice upon check in that was the only good part of our stay.

By on Oct 9, 2021

4
Partner Couples

The property was located in a very nice and quiet neighborhood and was also very walkable to the center of town and all the town services. Staff was very courteous. The rooms were large and well appointed. Cleaning was very good in the bathroom, and common floor area. Clean linen was provided on request. However, upholstered chair next to the bed was filthy and grimy, with armrests black and sticky with unknown substances that I choose not to even think about. The arm chair was faced in a corner that has never been cleaned for what appears to be more than months. No continental meal was provided in the morning except for cheap (less than fresh) packaged rolls and substandard coffee. The safe did not work, nor was it fixed when brought to the attention of the manager. Cleaning was not provided on a daily basis nor over the three days that we stayed on the site. Signs on premises required masks indoors, as expected. However, staff did not wear masks behind the counter.

By on Aug 12, 2021

2
Business Business

At check-in I was greeted by the only apparent associate at the property. She was pleasant, but clearly overwhelmed. She seemed flustered, but took a deep breath and offered a friendly greeting when I approached the counter. My biggest concern with this property however was its lack of cleanliness of the room. This is only a shortlist: The in-room refrigerator was unplugged and when I opened it, it reeked of mildew. The coffee maker and microwave were also filthy, covered in dust and grim. Worst of all, the bathroom floor had not been cleaned... there was a fair amount of hair on the floor, and flakes of toilet paper on the floor between the base of the toilet and the wall. The bed was king size, but there were no appropriately sized fitted sheets. Rather, a full size flat sheet was used which did not fully cover the mattress, leaving the edges and sides of the mattress completely exposed. Generally, the furnishings in the room were very old and worn, and the paint was chipping in the corners from floor to ceiling. Unfortunately this was a no refund booking through Orbitz. Because I checked in late, was only staying one night, and had dinner plans, I didn't bother to bring any of this up to the already overwhelmed associate. My disappointment and blame lies with Orbitz. This property was listed as a 2.5 star with a list of amenities and photos. Unfortunately, none of descriptions on the Orbitz site were remotely accurate. Beware of outdated specs on Orbitz.

By on Jul 12, 2021

5
Everyone

Quiet neighborhood. Restaurants close by. Convenient to downtown.

By on Jun 29, 2021

1
Everyone

The pool area Close to town lots of places to eat right by the highway to get off and on

By , from Khvisalia calif on Sep 21, 2020

4
Friends Business Business

We had a problem with air but that put us in another room so that was real nice

By , from Khvisalia calif on May 27, 2020

4
Friends

Hotel is centralized to everything freeways downtown

By , from California on Feb 17, 2020

3
Family

When I checked in they gave me a room very far away from the door / elevator in a hidden corner of the building with an outside entrance. After I picked up my son, I asked to be moved - I was not comfortable with entering alone later in the evening. The new person at the desk was kind enough to move me - but I should never have been assigned that room in the first place.

By on Jan 26, 2020

3
Family Family with small children Family

This place is old. The layout of the suite was good for us, but that was the only redeeming factor. The breakfast was okay, but on the second day it was a disaster. They were out of everything and it was a mess. Our TV wasn't working, the guy basically shrugged and said he would discount the room (bit didn't). I wouldn't stay here again.

By on Nov 30, 2019

3
Family with small children Family

Close to Cal Poly. Lots of things in the room were broken and paint on the walls were a mess.

By on Oct 28, 2019

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