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“Carmel - Great Place”
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Candle Light Inn
Ranked #10 of 26 Carmel B&B and Inns
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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240 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Carmel - Great Place”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Second time at the Candlelight Inn. Carmel is a beautiful little town with lovely shops , very good restaurants and a lovely position on the Pacific coast. The rooms are very clean, breakfast is simple but delivered to your door by 07:30. The staff are excellent very friendly and with the log burning fires (Gas) in the garden its great to sit out in the evening with a few beers and nibbles. would certainly stay again and recommend.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are pretty much the same with no problems with noise in any of them.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2013

This is a property I wanted to book last year, but it was being renovated. So I was very glad to get a room/suite for us this year. The accommodation was perfect for us. A little kitchen, had everything one would need for a few days. The Inn is quiet and the guests like to keep to themselves so no partying, at least not when we visited. The office staff are very polite and helpful!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Inns by the Sea C, Operations Manager at Candle Light Inn, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and I hope we will see you again!

Felina Smith
Operations Manager
Candle Light Inn
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Hong Kong
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Stayed at Candlelight Inn at start of April.....loved it. Carmel is a beautiful little town with quaint shops and friendly locals. The staff are very helpful, the breakfast is simple but perfect and the fire pit is lovely to have a cold beer or wine in the evening. The rooms are spacious and clean with all the mod-cons needed for a happy traveler.

Room Tip: Lower floor near fire pit.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Inns by the Sea C, Operations Manager at Candle Light Inn, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thank you for your kind words! I'm so pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay at the Candle Light Inn. I hope we can welcome you back to Carmel in the future, happy travels!

Felina Smith
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Victoria, BC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2013

The location was ideal, the rooms very clean and the building quaint and safe. I would definitely book here again, great value and offers everything you need. Rooms were quite large and the Inn was quiet. Staff at the front desk were very accommodating and helpful.
We plan on staying here again next time we visit.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Inns by the Sea C, Operations Manager at Candle Light Inn, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thank you for posting such a lovely review, I'm thrilled that you had a wonderful time. We're looking forward to welcoming you back in the future!

Felina Smith
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Candle Light Inn
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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Hubby booked this spot for our Anniversary weekend. Great location, a few doors down from Hog's Breath Inn (Clint's restaurant) and The Art of Dr. Seuss gallery. When we walked into our room, there was classical music playing in our room. Nice touch! We had a fireplace, kitchenette with Keurig cup coffee maker, and a small tub with jets. Flat screen TV, wifi, and continental breakfast included. Everything was walking distance, so we never had to worry about parking.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manhattan Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2013

This is a very comfortable medium size property in a great location in Carmel. The room was clean, nicely appointed and roomy for two people. Parking was readily available. All of Carmel is within easy walking distance, including going down to the beach for sunset. The outdoor fireplace set up is spacious and thoroughly enjoyable. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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North Vancouver, BC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Spent two nights in Carmel and enjoyed our stay at the Candle Light Inn. The Inn is centrally located in Carmel, parking, wireless internet and continental breakfast included. Some of the rooms have been upgraded so it is worth checking out which rooms you are getting. We had one of the upgraded rooms, very nicely appointed, clean and with lots of room. The rooms can be a little noisy with footsteps upstairs coming through. We would recommend this location to other travellers. The breakfast delivered to your room in a little cooler bag is healthy and more than adequate. For a fun day we had a drink at Mission Ranch (Clint Eastwood) and hors d'ouvres at Cypress Inn (Doris Day.) Mingling with the stars.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Candle Light Inn
Address: San Carlos Street, Between 4th and 5th Avenues, Carmel, CA 93921
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 26 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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