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“Comfy, nice place to stay!” 4 of 5 stars
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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
Phoenix, Arizona
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7 hotel reviews
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“Comfy, nice place to stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

My family of three (includes 14 yr. old) arranged to stay in the suite with 3 full sized beds, as there were no other rooms to accommodate all of us available. Unfortunately we were unable to stay longer than one night in Carmel. The location does not get much better than this...walking distance to shops and restaurants and the beach if you are in fairly good shape. We arrived around 5 pm and were warmly greeted by M.J., who had our room key waiting for us. Quick, friendly check in process. The flowers and plants surrounding the property were beautiful and inviting. Our room was in the back building, with free parking right in front of the door. The room was equipped with a great brick fireplace, sitting area with coffee table, writing desk and a separate sleeping area with one full size bed. The bathroom has not been updated for sometime, but was clean and well- equipped and more than met our needs. (The only issue with the bathroom was that when I opened the window to vent the room, it looks onto a small narrow alleyway that held ladders and a toilet wrapped in green plastic! I believe I would ask my neighbor to move it or arrange some type of hedge to maintain a feeling of privacy and charm for Inn guests.)

The beds were comfy, with plenty of pillows and blankets. We loved the Keurig coffee maker and the room has a small microwave and fridge. We slept with the windows open and were comfy without an air conditioner. Not quite cold enough for us to use the fireplace, but the room was equipped with 3 logs just in case. Nice touch we would definitely use in cold weather.

Breakfast is complimentary and brought to your room between 7:30-8:00. We were given an order form at check-in and it was left at the door in a cooler bag with newspaper attached...nice touch!

We recommend this Inn to couples, families and anyone wanting a quiet stay within walking distance to Carmel shops and restaurants.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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    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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Stayed only one wet and foggy night in this hotel but was not disappointed with the room, the service or the location. Our room had a kingsize bed with plenty of white towels and toiletries provided in the good bathroom with excellent shower. Check in was quick and efficient and parking was just to the front of the hotel. Coffee and biscuits or fruit was provided by the fire in the reception so this was a welcoming area and there were plenty of information leaflets available for the guests to take away or sit and read in comfort.
Breakfast was delivered to our door by 8a.m. in a cool bag and was more than sufficient. We ate out at night at one of the many excellent restaurants just two blocks from the hotel and walked to the beach which was a little further away in the morning (there is adequate parking if you need to drive) Just a pity we could not have arranged better weather in addition to the excellent accommodation!

  • Stayed June 2013, 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 June 23, 2013

We stayed at Candle Light Inn a few weeks ago for one night. Check in was easy and quick. Our room was very clean and updated with a large with a king size bed, flat screen TV, Keurig coffee maker and updated bathroom with shower. This hotel is walking distance to many restaurants. Before 8 p.m we turned a sheet in to the front desk with our selections for breakfast. It was very basic, but loved the way it was delivered in an insulated cooler to just outside our door by 8 a.m. Our selections included juice, fruit, yogurt and pastry, This was enough for us to get started on our adventure for the day. We will stay here again when in the area.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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 June 17, 2013

My wife and I spent a very pleasant six nights at Candle Light Inn in April 2013. Carmel is a delight and the Inn compliments this perfectly. Located a short walk from Ocean Ave the Inn offers peace and quiet which we value. The reception staff were most accommodating and friendly which makes for a great first impression. We found the room to be large, bed very comfortable and bathroom fitted with modern amenities. Housekeeping was also to a high standard with everything spick and span. Continental style breakfast and newspaper are delivered to your door each morning. Would have no hesitation in recommending the Inn and will stay here on our next visit to Carmel.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Very nice hotel, great location, very clean rooms, and helpful staff. The breakfast delivered in the morning is very convenient. The bathroom was clean and modern, which i appreciated. I only wish the mini fridge in our room had been working, since we had gone grocery shopping that day. Pretty uncomfortable having to keep the little food we bought next to a bag of ice. But all in all, it was a wonderful stay and I would come back. I suggest taking the 17 mile scenic drive which is very closeby.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Appealing and clean rooms, most with fireplaces, and some with kitchens and Jacuzzi tubs (I chose one without fireplace, etc., for a lesser rate). A friendly and helpful staff. Fresh-baked cookies, fruit, coffee/tea available morning-to-evening in office. Pleasant continental breakfast and a newspaper left at door each morning. Very comfortable beds with nice fresh linens and a stylish bathroom with bathrobes. Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV and other amenities. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at Candle Light Inn. I loved that it's not located in the main street (Ocean Ave.) so it is a bit more private and quiet but at the same time it's not that far from Ocean Ave. It is near restos, delis and shops as well. Although not that near to the beach, I was able to walk to the beach at the end of Ocean Ave. from the Inn. It was a comfortable walk. I love Carmel-by-the-Sea! And Candle Light Inn was our home away from home.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
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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