I stayed here for two nights in September 2013 and was given a warm welcome by Jeremy upon my arrival. He asked if it was my first time in Carmel, which it was, so he handed me a map, marking the inn and directing me to the main stretch of local restaurants, advising it was a short walk, which it was. Jeremy also provided a list of restaurants which offer discounts if you show your room key card, which was great. I was staying in room 1, behind the fire pit, which I was slightly concerned about as there were a large group of guests sitting around the (unlit) fire and could hear them from inside my room. The room was large, with a modern bathroom and comfortable bed, plus a seating area. Each night you mark your continental breakfast choices on a menu and leave it under your doormat, and this is delivered the next morning in a cooler bag to your doorstep with the local paper. Don't expect gourmet, but it's a nice touch, especially as many smaller places such as this don't offer breakfast and few places include it in the price of the room. After dinner at one of the restaurants suggested, I returned to the inn, making use of the hot drink facilities in the reception - as well as a quick chat to Jeremy, the same the next day as well, with him calling me by name and knowing which room I was staying in, a really nice aspect of staying somewhere like Candle Light Inn. At night, the fire pit is lit, which was nice to sit by with a drink - I was also not bothered by people sitting talking by the pit at night, when the Inn put the fire out, they ask guests to respect that people may be sleeping, so no issues. I really had a great stay and would recommend that people choose Candle Light Inn for their stay in Carmel, they offer personal service, comfortable and clean rooms in a beautiful building and their rates are reasonable. I'd also suggest that everyone makes sure they head to the beach to watch the sunset, which was stunning.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Candle Light Hotel Carmel