"An Excellent Place for a Visit"
About every three or four months, I make my trip from Pollock Pines to Visalia to visit my deceased wife's grave. My stay at the Lamp Liter Inn is a special part of my trip. They always give me a non-smoking room even without my having to ask for it. The staff is courteous and helpful. I am content to use their coffee shop, because the food is excellent, […] especially their shrimp fajitas, which comes sizzling on an iron skillet. I will continue to use the Lamp Liter Inn for my future visits. Also, the room price is very affordable. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Came for one night stay. The grounds are beautiful, lots of grass and plants and places to walk around. BUT the rooms are older and the beds sag. The staff was friendly. I rated this low because there was a wedding onsite and people coming and going all night long. The 2nd floor shook like an earthquake any time someone walked by. The mirror in the […] room actually vibrated! Then the maids started rolling their carts and talking and laughing out loud at 7am on SUNDAY! All I got from staff when I complained was "I heard it was noisy last night" and that was it! I WON'T RETURN. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very happy with service. Room was clean. Quiet. Comfortable. Will definitely use in the futureGenuine Hotels.com guest review
for my purpose it was fine. Very basic room. very small and old TV. Bed was comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"CLOSE TO MANY RESTAURANTS"
Jason was extremely helpful. The grounds were beautiful and well kept. Was a couple of miles from many good restaurants. Provided a nice place to smoke,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"OTW to Sequio NP"
Stayed overnight heading to Sequoia. NP..Just off highway.. clean n good value for the bufget minded.. didnt see much of surrounding area arrived late left early..no complaintsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"I will Stay Here Again"
The staff if friendly and courteous. Overall not the best place to stay but then again it's not that bad either. I will be staying there again on my next trip to Visalia.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for trip to Sequoia"
The room was dated,but clean and comfortable. Staff was very friendly. Only 30mins or so to Sequoia Forest,and unlike Three Rivers has the conveniences of a city.(especially at night) Will definitely stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Overpriced and not great"
I book a room for my parents for one night. We checked them in checked out the room. We were curious what the rooms were like. We live not too far and notice the grounds are very nice. So we figured the rooms must be decent. Long story short, they were very outdated and poorly furnished. They need a decor upgrade badly! They also need to invest in much […] better quality beds and mattresses. The room seemed clean but very underwhelming for the $90/night. Overall we would not recommend staying here. Walking into the room was like walking into an 80's motel literally. The only nice feature was the bathroom area that seemed somewhat decent. The shower was a little small but functional. For the price, it would better paying an extra $10-$20 and stay at a much newer and updated place. Honestly I can't imagine Lamp Liter Inn being in business much longer if they don't upgrade the room decor and invest in quality furniture. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Desaster of a stay"
My wife and I have stayed at the Lamp Liter Inn over the past 3 years and have seen a slow decline in the overall quality of this facility. Upon arrival we overheard a conversation with another guest that the heater cannot be turned on until the outside temp reaches 57deg. Due to this fact, our room 200 was VERY cold! Even with my sweatshirt still on, […] we were very cold. The room plugs were so worn out they wouldn't keep our charger plugged in. The Wi-fi didn't work! Upon complaint we were finally moved to a cottage #286. The fireplace screen was in with hot water heater Room. There was no fireplace key, and no way to light the fire even if we were able to turn on the gas. The front desk agent said he could not speak good English and was new to this job. To leave an employee alone, in the afternoon/evening shift and is new and unfamiliar with the language is not a way to run a hospitality business. We will find another place to stay when we return to Visalia. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The staff are excellent, the courtyard is so pretty, even the doors are hand painted with flowers. It's in a great location. They have rooms to fit every need... Kings, 2 queens, suites with kitchenettesGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel is centrally located in Visalia. Easy to get to, and conveniently next to a supermarket, Starbucks, and the freeway. Beautiful country charm, even though the bathrooms are a little outdated. VERY clean, and the staff was very helpful. Would definitely stay again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Clean but Old"
Have stayed here a few times. First the good points: Although the building is somewhat old, the room was clean, the staff very friendly. Now the bad point: there were alot of College kids staying, or were around, at the Inn that weekend, so it was EXTREMELY loud and noisy duer to room parties, throughout the night. We complained to the front desk staff […] a few times about the partying and noise going on after 11pm, but all the staff did was appoligize and nothing more. As far as we could tell, nothing was ever said to anyone about possibly keeping it down. I felt this was bad for customer service and to the other patrons at the Inn. The next day we heard alot of complaints from other patrons of the Inn, about the noise and that even though they informed the front desk, their complaints were ignored and nothing was done. My company does alot of business down here and, due to these problems, I seriously doubt that I will be recommending the Lamp Lighter Inn, nor be coming back to stay here and just choose another Hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not worth it"
I stayed here on a cold December night. The ancient climate control in the rooms has no thermostat. The powerful heater is either on (baking) or off (freezing). The front desk recommended leaving the heater on and cracking a door to compensate (yeah, right.) Lamest climate control I have experienced in many years. The bathroom had a full-sized space […] for a bathtub, about 3 by 6 feet, but it was just one giant tiled shower stall. I was ready for a hot bath but couldn't have one. That's lame. The free wi-fi was down more than it was up,. All this at a price that was lower than other nearby nice hotels, but higher than other cheap hotels that probably had bathtubs and working wi-fi and climate control. The building materials and equipment are old and shabby and it's clear the owners haven't invested in any significant upgrades. Ironically, the staff is very nice and the grounds are maintained very well. It's like putting a dress on a pig, though. This place is unacceptable. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Outdated but Quaint"
The room was clean, Old TV, bedding, and rug outdated. Staff friendly and accommodating. Location was good, okay for a fast 1-2 day stayGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Charming little motel. We were visiting relatives for Thanksgiving. It was nearby, clean, and had lovely gardens. Not a luxury hotel by any means, but it served its purpose. Staff was very helpful and brought us a fridge when our room didn't have one. The cafe was very handy for breakfast. Everyone was very friendly and helpful, making our stay pleasant. […] The beds were comfortable, as well. Quiet room, considering it was in a city. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
When in town, will always stay at the Lamp LiterGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"beautiful gardens and pool"
ok 60s type motel, with beautiful grounds, and a very good cafe. old style furniture and TV but adequate. near the freeway if you are a light sleeper ask for room to the back of this large property.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Always wanted to stay there"
Grew up in Visalia, always wished to stay at LampLiter. Loved everything about it & would return again. Grounds are beautiful, people so friendly, food great & made w/ local ingredients I think. Only problems...could not remove closed caption from TV & pillows were way too big for comfortable sleepGenuine Expedia guest review
"Best hotel around"
Can't find anything to complain about. And this is rare. Excellent customer service. Great restaurant, super nice people. Close to everywhere. Nice clean smell. Definitely will come back and definitely best place to stay around. Restaurant coffee beats sturbacks 100%!!!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Lamp Liter Inn"
For the money this is a great place. The garden was wonderful and we would go back. This is not a 5 star hotel so if you are looking for cheap but want a wine experience this is not for you. We found it to be clean and charming property. The room was clean and had all the basics. You can hear the freeway from the rooms but they have tried to off set […] that with water fountains. We would go back based upon the price and experience. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The cups provided for coffee/hot chocolate tasted terrible!! Could only taste the cups not the coffee. Would have liked a guide to what # gave you what TV channel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very comfortable room, food at the restaurant excellent. Very convenient location. Couldn't get bottled water out of the one of 3 vending machines that had water - did not refund money lost in machine. Very nice stay. Only complaint is they tack on an additional $25 to my debit card without notification that will go back into my account but it takes […] a few days. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place to stay"
I stayed at Lamp Liter Inn for one night. I had an interview the next morning in the city and this inn was a great place to stay. Check in was very easy, the staff was very nice and helpful, parking was good, and it was a quiet place to get a good nights sleep. The beds were comfortable and the room was clean. My room had two doors which was nice because […] we could bring our luggage in through the back door, which was closer to the parking lot, and at the same time we had a front door facing the pool and garden area. I did not get a chance to try the food and the nearby Grill because I did not have time to but I was given information about it just in case I may want to go (which was helpful). Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
45 minutes from visitor center of Sequoia National Park. Right next to highway 198. This motel was in little city of Visalia. Price was right and seemed like it would be less rustic than lodges closer to the Park (my destination). That said, floors (especially carpet) were not very clean. Staff not very friendly. And most importantly, air conditioning […] was not working. It was a warm couple of days in October, so it got stuffy in there, especially after a day of hiking. Hot air was coming out even though I had it set on 'cool'. The staff person I asked about this upon my departure said it was not really an individually-controlled system, though it could be turned on and off in the rooms. In other words, when the hotel decides its cool enough outside, your only choice is heat. Difficult to sleep. Too noisy from the highway for opening windows. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Only issue we had was trying to find the thermostat control for the hearter. Otherwise a very nice, clean and affordable hotel room.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Back to the Past"
This property is positively charming. The Lamp Lighter was obviously the jewel of the 1960's. The garden rooms must be experienced to fully appreciate. I loved this place. Rooms are CLEAN and have been updated with tile, carpet, furnishings and paint. My shower head was the best! Like standing under a waterfall. Room service was prompt with a menu for […] all tastes. Sitting on the bench outside my room with the gardens spread out before me was heaven. A total flash back to a slower period of life without giving up any of 2013's gadgets. Safe and secure and VERY private, QUIET. I will admit the beds could use upgrading. I plan on staying four time a year when I visit Visalia. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable and convenient"
I conduct fieldwork in Sequoia National Forest, and every time I've come down during field season I have stayed at the Lamp Liter Inn. The location is convenient and the rooms are comfortable and spacious. I will admit that the cooling/fan is a little odd, but nothing to concern yourself with. There's a nice pool too. Hopefully I'll remember my swimsuit […] on a future trip! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"No freeway noise"
Lobby and grounds excellent. Clean, neat, pretty flowers, nicely landscaped. Pool area well kept. Property appears to be well kept up.Genuine Expedia guest review
Enjoyed the pool but it was coooooled! Nice grounds and quiet rooms. A bit older, but well kept.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"tried & true in Visalia"
I have stayed at the Lamplighter many times, some for extended days. The Lamplighter is still a great value, convenient and well maintained even with its age. I especially appreciate the on site restaurant, and the mature landscaping that provides a gracious garden feel. The staff are always responsive and helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We enjoyed the grounds very much, lovely setting. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was clean, we wished they had real heaters though. Hotel is on a chiller system, meaning you turn on the fan, and the air, whether cold or warm (cold in our case) filters through the whole wing of building. To warm room up, you turn the fan off and wait for […] the coolness to fad away. Bring an extra blanket and you'll be fine though. :-) We would stay here again, if we are over that way. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
quaint, clean and helpful. Got a good night's sleepGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Old shabby hotel"
Very old and primitive types of room, furniture and toilet. Priced much higher than what should be for the kind of facilities the hotel provides.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The room was very clean and the staff friendly. Its 1,5 hour drive to Sequoia and Kings CanyonGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great place to stay near Sequoia National Forest"
I decided to make a last minute trip to see the Giant Sequoias and found this little gem on hotels.com. The location puts you about 45 mins away from the park and that 45 min drive is beautiful and relaxing. The hotel is right off the freeway but you can't hear the noise. The grounds are almost like a park and the pool is refreshing and super clean. […] Yes, the rooms are old but they are VERY clean and comfortable and the staff is as good or better than staffs at 5 star hotels. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
it's o.k.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very close to Sequoia National Park"
Quiet, clean, nice staff, overall it was a very pleasant experienceGenuine Expedia guest review
"Near downtown area"
Inn is much older than expected. But overall is okay for the price and proximity to restaurants and Sequoia.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Friendly Family based hotel"
Rooms very clean, lots of grounds to walk and pool to swim. Great on site restaurant and meals are fair priced.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Hotel - Sequoia Shuttle stops here"
I only booked for 1 night because we were just spending a day touring Sequoia Giant Forest. Our room is not as big as I expected but 2 queen beds in it was very welcome. The room has coffee maker and bath accessories including lotion. Wow. We just came from a cruise which did not provide lotion for our cabin even if we were at PH2.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice property with a great pool."
The room was dated but clean. We had a good time. Good proximity to the sequoia national park.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A nice place to stay"
Pretty Good. We had a good time. The room is nice. I like the cleanness in general If a kitchen is also included, I would love the placeGenuine Expedia guest review
"Needs Updating-Nice Pool"
this property needs to be completely renovated. Surprised that I had a real Key to get into the room. The room was clean. The Pool was very nice. No Breakfast. Not worth the price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel with charm near Sequoias"
The breakfast (not included in room price) at the Grill was excellent. The friendly staff at the Grill made my child very happy.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Cute, Close to Sequoia Nat Park"
Pretty average accommodations. Nice landscaping. Rooms were clean and price was affordable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"nice pool and landscaping"
Great place to stay after visiting Sequoia NP, the pool is relaxing and there is a shopping center nearbyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice swimming pool. Great value!"
We enjoyed swimming in the outdoor swimming pool and make the most of the stay. The lady at the front was not so friendly but except for the everything was excellent!! The room was clean and bed was comfortable. Recommended for visitors who are going to Sequoia National park. It is only 80-90 mins away!Genuine Expedia guest review
Really nice grounds and pool. The breakfast was nice at the Grill.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Almost a great choice"
Overall, good value for money. Rooms were clean and carpet looked clean. Room had 2 queen beds - one had a good mattress, the other had an old mattress that sank very badly in the middle. Our friends' room had a bit of an odor. Nothing oppressive, but still there. A/C worked well. Bottom line - not a bad place to stay if you are spending one or two […] nights in the King's Canyon/Sequoia National Parks area Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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