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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 #13 of 31 Carmel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location and pleasant service! Our room was very spacious and functional. The Feb weather limited the use of the fire pit and sitting outdoors. The grounds were well kept. We plan on staying at this location for our annual trip to Carmel.

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Grass Valley, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have visited Carmel every year for more than 20 years. Of the many motels in which we have stayed, this one has been the best. Last month we stayed in an upstairs room in the front building. The room has been renovated and is lovely. Breakfast was delivered to our door each morning and was very... More

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Austin, Texas
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224 reviews 224 reviews
39 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely enjoyed our stay at Candle Light Inn. Within walking distance of shops and restaurants, a bit further to the ocean (downhill). Rooms were clean and comfortable. Fire pit outside for sitting. Office staff very nice - in fact they had packages of cookies for us when we left!

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San Diego, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Fireplace in the room. Walking distance to shops and restaurants. Nice continental breakfast left at front door in the morning. Good coffee. We stayed in the room with three beds. Very nice for three adults. The main room stayed warm due to the fireplace. The separate room with third bed was cooler. An extra blanket was in the closet. Just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

We were passing through Carmel without a reservation and found the Candle Light Inn. A quick search for reviews and we gave it a try. The front desk clerk was pleasant and helpful, the room was clean and comfortable. We only stayed the one night, but want to return for a longer stay!

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Santa Cruz, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
44 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We are fortunate to live just 40 minutes from Carmel and love to pop down there for an overnight stay every 6 months or so. And we like to try new properties each time. In the past have enjoyed stays at the Cobblestone Inn, Lamplighter Inn, The Pine Inn. The Candle Light Inn is perfectly located. Park the car and... More

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Most hotels double their rates at this time, so finding the Candle Light enabled us to stay longer. Room #19 was like a little cabin with a kitchen, stove, micro, refer and table. There was also a fire place and small couch. Candle Light didn't have room to serve continental breakfasts but I rather enjoyed selecting from a menu each... More

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

The Candle Light is located very conveniently within Carmel's shopping area (couple of blocks from Ocean Street), however we did not find the Candle Light particularly distinct from the next door Best Western. Our bed was very comfortable but nothing else about the Candle Light distinguished it from staying at a chain establishment. The continental breakfast incl small boxes of... More

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Kempten, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

nice and romantic hotel with quiet and clean rooms and bath, only breakfast could be better. Overall value is good. Location is good too, Ocean Ave ist close, many good restaurants in walking distance.

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Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

This hotel was on our way from San Francisco back down to Los Angeles. Friends from church had stayed at the Candle Light Inn and highly recommended it to us. We were very please with the accommodations and found everything to be just as described. We sat by the fire pit in the evening. It was very nice and just... More

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Also Known As:
Candle Light Hotel Carmel
Candle Light Hotel
Address: San Carlos Street, Between 4th and 5th Avenues, Carmel, CA 93921
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #13 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Candle Light Inn 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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