Centrally located, charming, classic hotel/motel built in 1938. Comfy beds, quaint and clean rooms. Walk to Old Town. A short drive to dunes, beach, golfing.
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Great lobby and history; very nice owners; OK place to stay
Really enjoyed time in the lobby and visiting with owner's daughter at check in the night before. Great history in this place, and it feels cozy and quaint. Good location on Hwy 101 right next to The Hukilau - a fantastic restaurant. The rooms and beds could definitely be updated.
Decent, far from fancy or awesome
Not terrible, working wifi and TV so that was nice. Definitely no frills, tiny bathroom, fridge seemed broken or not working and possibly had mold but we didn't use it. Anyway, I would probably stay again since the bed seemed clean... Oh and a wall heater -- like from the 70's. It worked, but not efficient.
Very old and Dirty
Would not stay here again and would not recommend anyone to stay, very outdated and our room was dirty and even felt dirty. Rooms need to be updated and cleaned better, staff was friendly but overall was not happy once we opened the room door.
Quaint, with Lots of Potential
Stayed here two nights while in town for the Florence Festival of Books. We stayed in the King Suite upstairs, and it is a lovely quaint room. Clean, large, and private. It has it's own entry with a private balcony. While the Inn is right on Hwy 101, I was not bothered by traffic noise at all. It has a nice flat panel TV, but I don't think there were any movie channels - it does have a VCR/DVD combo player, so you can watch movies. (I forgot to check and see if they have movies downstairs...) This room, and all the rooms I peeked inside, have not been updated, so if you are looking for modern amenities and flashy fixtures, you won't find them here. Things are a tad worn around the edges, in fact, but I loved it. Well, the second night. The first night we slept on the bed in front of the TV, and that one was not comfortable, so the second night we slept on the other bed, and it was very comfortable. I mentioned this to management, and she seemed to think they would at least swap beds, though I'd hope they just get a new mattress. I got a good night's rest on the second night, and chatting up the manager in the morning, we learned about the history of the Inn, and that the owners have plans to bring it back to its former glory. I can't wait. Hubby and I already booked a room for Rhody Days 2019. In short, don't expect a posh modern hotel here, but if you like an historic inn with a lot of character, then you should enjoy the Lighthouse Inn.
Decent hotel in great location
This was a mixed experience. On the positive side, the rooms are spacious, the lobby very inviting, and the location was great. Close to Old town, close to Honeyman State Park. It was quiet, especially if you ask for a room on the "back side" away from the highway. Convenient parking. However, it was old and tired, needed some basic maintenance. The manager had quit the day before our arrival, so the staff was scrambling to keep up. The mattresses are soft. I would have given it two stars, but the location and my general sense of them trying really hard to please, and to make this work, earned them a third star.