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“Carmel escape”
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Candle Light Inn
Ranked #10 of 26 Carmel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Calgary
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10 reviews
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“Carmel escape”
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
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed May 31, 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
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New York City, New York
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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
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Manila, Philippines
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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
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Loved staying at this inn. Beds super comfortable. Location was perfect. Staff was awesome. Plenty of parking. We made use of the fire pit each night and loved it! Couldn't have had a better experience!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

The hotel is right downtown. Very clean, well sized rooms. They only have double beds, not queens, so if you're very tall, it might be tight. The outdoor fireplace is well setup with little alcoves so you can have private conversations.

The breakfast provided each morning was perfect for someone who just wants yogurt, cereal, milk and some fruit.

I think JT was the front desk guy, who was very helpful in recommending restaurants and places to go.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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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.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Candle Light Inn

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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