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Lamplighter Inn & Suites

2 stars
San Luis Obispo, CA
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685 reviews
Sat 13/4
Wed 17/4

About Lamplighter Inn & Suites

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free
Located less than 0.6 mi from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Lamplighter Inn & Suites features a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and hot tub. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. Air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a refrigerator, a coffee machine, and a microwave are provided in all guest rooms. Free toiletries are included in the private bathrooms. Guests can enjoy cycling and hiking opportunities in the area around this hotel. A fitness center is also available at San Luis Obispo Lamplighter Inn & Suites, as well as laundry facilities. Coffee and tea are available in the lobby. Morro Bay Aquarium is 20 minutes’ drive away. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is 0.9 mi away. Cafe Roma Italian Restaurant is 1 mi away.

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Sat 13/4
Wed 17/4
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King room
2 king beds
2 king beds
2 king beds
Queen room
bed type unknown
bed type unknown
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Deluxe room
1 queen bed
1 king bed
1 king bed
Standard Room
1 queen bed
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1 queen bed

*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Lamplighter Inn & Suites

  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Coffee shop
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Dustbins

Services and conveniences

  • Business centre
  • Car hire
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk


  • Microwave
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machine (snacks)


  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Sofa
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Mountain view
  • Pool view


  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom

Accessibility and suitability

  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area

Pool and spa

  • Hot tub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool towels

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV


  • Balcony
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board

Things to do

  • Hiking
  • Bicycle hire
  • Cycling


  • Alarm clock
  • Cleaning products


  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe

Parking and transportation

  • Parking

Reviews of Lamplighter Inn & Suites

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4.0 Mediocre
Pros:Location ok
Cons:Filthy room in old, run down, poorly maintained condition. Stains on walls, bedding, toilet seat. Moldly and deteriorated. Breakfast was a few bagged junk-food pastries and rotting fruit.
8.0 Very Good
Pros:The location is nice for walking downtown.
Cons:Updated rooms. Felt old, and needed work done.
4.0 Mediocre
Pros:Bed and AC both adequate.
Cons:Front desk person very rude. Upon entering the room, we noticed the bathroom was minimally cleaned- the shower had a sliver of bar soap remaining, and a half used bottle of shampoo. Urine stains on the wall behind toilet. Thin towels with yellow marks on them. Mold/mildew in shower. Will not be staying here again- especially at $157.
6.2 Okay
Pros:The people are super nice and the bed was really comfortable
Cons:Walls are PAPER thin. A/C unit in room was really noisy
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Checked in at 2:00 am, and were greeted by very friendly, helpful staff. The beds were comfortable, and the room was clean. Spacious bathroom. We stayed three nights, and it was a great trip.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Nice rooms, great service, and great complimentary breakfast! The pool and spa were very relaxing!
4.5 Mediocre
Pros:Clean, nice staff, good area
Cons:Way overpriced
2.0 Poor
Pros:Nothing - didn't stay!
9.0 Wonderful
Pros:For this price, it was great! It was relatively quiet and clean. We enjoyed spending time in the hot tub one night. The sheets were incredibly comfortable the first two nights (they put on less-comfortable ones the third night, but they were still fine). The breakfast was good - the usual pastries, toast, cereal, juice, yogurt, but they also had eggs, sausage, bacon, and make-your-own blueberry or regular waffles. It's close enough to downtown that you can walk, which is especially nice for Farmers' on Thursday nights when you don't want to deal with parking.
Cons:Our door was really hard to open, like it was slightly too big for the frame. But it was more a funny thing than something bad.


1604 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

What's nearby

  • Steynberg Gallery140 m
  • Monterey Street Wines0.5 km
  • Dallidet Adobe and Gardens0.7 km
  • Fremont Theater0.9 km
  • San Luis Obispo Little Theatre1 km
  • Ah Louis Store1.2 km
  • Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa1.3 km
  • San Luis Obispo Museum of Art1.4 km
  • Mott Gym1.4 km
  • San Luis Obispo Children's Museum1.5 km
  • Alex G. Spanos Stadium1.6 km
  • California Polytechnic State University1.7 km



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FAQs when booking at Lamplighter Inn & Suites

  • Where is Lamplighter Inn & Suites located?

    Lamplighter Inn & Suites is located at 1604 Monterey Street, 0.8 km from the centre of San Luis Obispo. Steynberg Gallery is the closest landmark to Lamplighter Inn & Suites.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Lamplighter Inn & Suites?

    Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Lamplighter Inn & Suites.

  • Does Lamplighter Inn & Suites offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Lamplighter Inn & Suites offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Lamplighter Inn & Suites from the airport?

    Lamplighter Inn & Suites is 5.8 km from San Luis Obispo County. Lamplighter Inn & Suites is 46.8 km from Santa Maria Public.

  • Does Lamplighter Inn & Suites have a pool?

    Yes, Lamplighter Inn & Suites has a pool on-site.

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Good to know

Value for money


Distance to city centre

0.8 km

Nearest airport

San Luis Obispo County

Distance to airport

5.6 km