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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 29 Carmel B&B and Inns
Hayward, California
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30 hotel reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

lots of room ( we had a sitting area, fireplace, and kitchen) and easy walking to the heart of town or any restaurant. Staff was friendly and attentive. On the plus side: off street parking, an outdoor fireplace, cookies in the afternoon, beautiful flowers outside, quiet, a cute little (cold) breakfast delivered to your door. Only down sides were no good lighting for reading in the sitting area and the breakfast is limited in options.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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London, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We have stayed here before and were thrilled to find the rooms had been upgraded. The bathrooms are particularly elegant now with gorgeous shower cubicles. It has a lovely central location, and a great spot to stay if visiting Carmel. We'll be back.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

I loved this hotel! It is in a great location, walking distance to all of Carmel-by-the-Sea. The room was very clean, updated, nice. The fireplace in the front of the hotel is awesome! Only complaint was that the people walking in the room above us was very loud. I would definately reccomend this hotel!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We loved staying at The Candle Light Inn! Front desk staff is friendly and helpful. The cozy room is clean and comfortable. Loved the little kitchen and the small fireplace which added to the cottage feel. Location was ideal to shopping and restaurants downtown Carmel. We will stay here the next time we visit.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

This was a perfect stay. The location is great for walking around town, leaving the car in the parking lot. Plenty of off street parking as well. The lobby has delicious cookies and coffee, they even supplied wine glasses at request. Every day you get a cooler packed with breakfast choices and the daily paper.

The rooms are well appointed including a fireplace. As other reviews stated, it's not sound proof however it isn't distracting or annoying. Put this his quint and welcoming hotel on your consideration list, you can't go wrong!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Mateo CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

The Candlelight Inn is located about two and a half blocks from Ocean Avenue. We were greeted by T.J. a very accommodating young man. It was very quiet the day we arrived. When we entered room #4 we were pleasantly surprised by the large king- sized bed. It was very clean. The only negative we could find was that there was no shelving in the bathroom where we could place my make-up bag and toiletries. We did not reserve a room with a fireplace, but we did enjoy the outdoor fireplace. The evening was balmy as we sat outside, enjoyed our champagne and played Yahtzee and cards. I didn't even need a jacket. When we returned to the room T.J. brought us two robes. He made sure we had everything we needed. I thought that he was very thoughtful. The Inn's prices were quite reasonable considering a place to stay in Carmel can be very costly. Make sure when you make a reservation with the inn, that you ask for T.J.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Nice hotel, I just expected it to be a little bit more up to date. There was a kitchen, which was nice, but we really only needed the refrigerator. The bathroom just felt very old.
The breakfast delivered to your door was a nice touch. The firepit in the courtyard was fun to have a glass of wine next to, but it was turned off at 10pm. We understood because it was right next to some of the rooms.
We would stay here again because it was in a great location and was very clean.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Candle Light Inn

Address: San Carlos Street, Between 4th and 5th Avenues, Carmel, CA 93921
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 29 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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Candle Light Hotel Carmel

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