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Candle Bay Inn

1.5 of 5 Motel   |   2118 North Fremont Street, Monterey, CA 93940 (Formerly Paris Motel)
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Ranked #53 of 53 hotels in Monterey
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

The Candle Bay Inn is very basic and average. It was a little expensive for what it was, especially since it is located directly next to an adult store. I would probably spend an extra $10 and stay somewhere nicer next time.

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Talk about old school basics. The room was super tiny, old box TV set, old school thin covers, closet door didn't open. Over priced for the room size. Bathroom had a musty smell to it even with the window open. Last minute booking. Would not recommend.

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San Francisco, California, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This place is disgusting. Very dingy and dirty room. Dark and dreary and the bathroom had a smell and the sink was half off of the wall. The bedding was very cheap with thin, sheets and a disgusting blanket. The area is also not that nice. There was noise late into the night and if any other guest came and... More

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Sun City, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

My husband found this hotel on Google Maps. We were looking for a basic hotel in Monterey for one night. First of all, it is located next to an adult book store. The room's window was open when we pulled up. Apparently it was "airing" out. The room smelled, the carpet felt sticky, the mattress was hard; it was like... More

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San Jose
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

This place was really good for the price. Rooms were nice and clean. They were little smaller but it was good enough for us. They have high speed internet, which actually provides high speed. The location was PERFECT. It was close to many of the good restaurants, beaches and major attractions in Monterey.

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Livermore, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

Over priced,dirty(old drink cup and dust under bed), door locks are cheap residential exterior door locks, which can easily be left unlocked when exiting the room. There is no dead bolt, the door chain is not substantial protection. The usual amenities are missing no ice machine, no ice bucket or cups, no coffee maker, no refrigerator, no microwave, no alarm... More

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Madera, Caiifornia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

We got a 2 double bed room. It has too much furniture for how little it is. To get on the bed in the second room you have to crawl on it because theres no room to walk around the bed. we had to piece together one bed because the linen was full of hair and what looked to be... More

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Zaandam, The Netherlands
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

We got a room with double queens for the price of a single-queen room. It was still rather small, but decent and clean. It has seen ibetter days though: the sheets and towels are a little worn down. There was no hair dryer/coffee maker/fridge.

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Huntington, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

Small room, dirty place, unfriendly people. Not worth the money, don't stay there.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2010

We stayed here 6/6 & 6/7. When looking for a hotel on the coast not far from Big Sur. I looked for a hotel that had was the most affordable and had decent reviews. This place wasn't all too bad. It is next to an all night adult movie theater, which was kind of sketchy, but we had no problems.... More

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Address: 2118 North Fremont Street, Monterey, CA 93940 (Formerly Paris Motel)
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Candle Bay Inn 1.5*
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The Candle Bay Inn features 14 recently renovated guest rooms. The business-friendly rooms are equipped with wireless Internet access, free local calls, housekeeping and wake-up calls. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, marble tiles and granite counter tops. Monterey offers many year round activities, so any time is the best time to visit Monterey, whether it's the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Monterey Museum of Art or one of our other museums, or a Monterey whale watching excursion. Monterey's activities can keep you busy from the moment you get up in the morning until you rest your head at night. History buffs can walk the Path of History to see the old buildings that remain from Monterey's period as California's capital, while wine fans can stroll among the city's tasting rooms. ... more   less 
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