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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 28 Carmel B&B and Inns
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“Thanks for not doubling the rates during the AT&T golf tourni”
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 evening and having breakfast and a paper delivered to our door each a.m. The staff was friendly and helpful and the location was very close to restaurants and shops. Dametra was our favorite restaurant. The Grill on Ocean was good as well.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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  • 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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Portland, Oregon
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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 cereal, containers of yogurt, canned OJ, and stale pastries. If you are looking for an interesting, special place to stay in Carmel, try someplace else. If you are looking for straightforward, clean, comfortable, this is a good choice.

Stayed February 2014
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Kempten, Germany
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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.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Louisville, Kentucky
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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 the right touch! The continental breakfast which arrived at our door in the morning was delightful. I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Really, really nice hotel in a good location in the lovely town of Carmel. Walking distance of anywhere in the town. Rooms were charming with all the facilities you would need and a lovely bathroom. Fire-pit outside was a nice touch and a good place to read a book in the early evening. Would definitely stay here again!

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sylvania, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This was our first stop on a 2 week trip to Northern California. We absolutely loved everything about this place - the beautiful romantic room equipped with a brick fireplace and jaccuzzi. The continental breakfast was uniquely done - just put your order in the night before and it magically arrives the next morning in a little cooler right outside your door. It is within walking distance of downtown and the beach. The fire pit area was fabulous - even took pictures for ideas for our own patio. The employees were pleasant and accommodating. Nice private parking area close to our room. Will definitely stay here again whenever we travel back to Carmel-by-the-Sea.

  • Stayed September 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 November 16, 2013

This inn is located beside several other similar style inns. The room was much nicer than we expected, it was very clean very high quality. The continental breakfast is a highlight of this inn, you lace your order the night before and it gets delivered to your room in a cooler pack. Within walking distance to the beach area. I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 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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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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Candle Light Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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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