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Candle Light Inn

2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   San Carlos Street, Between 4th and 5th Avenues, Carmel, CA 93921
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Ranked #11 of 30 Carmel B&B and Inns
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When the mercury hits 99 on the drive in from SoCal you know you are going need some strong aircon for the night ahead. Unfortunately there wasn't but that was the only thing that let this place down. Rooms are cute, location is great, parking on site, friendly really quick and efficient check in. Loads of bars and restaurants within... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a lovely little place, perfect for a few nights in Carmel recently. Very close to the main town so ideal for us strolling home after dinner and drinks out. The room was spotlessly clean, nice bathroom, super comfy beds and good powerful shower. The reception staff are friendly, the breakfast was left in a cool bag on our... More

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Barrie, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very comfortable and large rooms. Perfect location - only two blocks from the main business area of Carmel By The Sea. Walking distance to all shops and the beach. The room, while dated, was more than comfortable and very large and included a kitchenette. Fabulous restaurants and shops all extremely close by. An excellent choice.

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel had a great location and was very cute in a lovely town. I liked how they did breakfast by ordering the night before and having it delivered to your room. The one complaint on this is that if your in the smaller rooms in the front building there is no small breakfast table or anywhere you can easily... More

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Plano, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delightful little inn, the staff was very friendly and accommodating. The chairs and table on the balcony was a great place for breakfast and coffee. The location was ideal for anywhere in town.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Candle Light Inn is perfectly located for the events during Pebble Beach Week. The staff is extremely helpful and energetic. I have stayed in another property owned by the parent company and was also very pleased. I plan to make a reservation for Pebble Beach Week, 2015, in the next few days

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location, and parking were wonderful, quaint room with beautiful roses. The breakfast was delivered to our room in a thoughtful picnic cooler. The fire pit area was relaxing and welcoming. I will absolutely be back, Carmel is one of my favorite places and I love that it has not changed. Candle Light Inn will be where I come back... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed 4 nights at this hotel and would recommend it highly. The only downside is the bathrooms are quite small but the rooms are pretty large. It is a very short walk to Ocean Drive and many of the better shops and restaurants. The staff is very quick to respond and very friendly.

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Thanks so much for your kind words! I hope we can welcome you back to the Candle Light Inn on your next trip to California. Felina Smith Operations Manager More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely motel to stay in, receptionists were friendly and very helpful. Nice touch was tea, coffee and cookies in reception - much needed after a 4 hour drive! Small touches like that mean a lot. The room (1) was great, comfy beds and inviting and had good free wifi. Top marks to a lovely little motel. Next time I visit... More

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Stockton, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We found the Candlelight Inn the perfect place for a short anniversary getaway. We went to the Farmer's Market at the Monterey Peninsula College and got fresh fruit and flowers. Then to a grocery to finish our shopping. Once we got to our room we were quite pleased to find that everything we needed was already there. I called the... More

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Address: San Carlos Street, Between 4th and 5th Avenues, Carmel, CA 93921
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Candle Light Inn 2.5*
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This romantic Tudor-style inn located in the heart of Carmel offers charm and warmth with a friendly staff providing gracious and personalized service. Candle Light Inn features 20 large guest rooms and suites and a variety of amenities including continental breakfast, daily newspaper delivery, off-street parking, and in-room gourmet coffee service. All guests will also enjoy staying connected with free local phone calls and in-room wireless internet access. ... more   less 
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