We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

“Tired old run down hotel” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Candle Bay Inn

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Candle Bay Inn
Ranked #53 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
Livermore, California
Level Contributor
45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Tired old run down hotel”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

Over priced,dirty(old drink cup and dust under bed), door locks are cheap residential exterior door locks, which can easily be left unlocked when exiting the room. There is no dead bolt, the door chain is not substantial protection. The usual amenities are missing no ice machine, no ice bucket or cups, no coffee maker, no refrigerator, no microwave, no alarm clock. closet is closed in very narrow access hard to get in especially with mobility challenges. no rack for suitcase, Bathroom lit by one three light vanity light in the far corner over the toilet with dim light for the bath tub, and no sink in the bathroom. The sink is in the corner of the bedroom in that room there are two lights a desk lamp and a sconce in the middle of the wall over the television, This gives very little light especially for the sink. Overall the room is tiny, ill designed and ill equipped, avoid if possible. There was no pool or fitness room, there was a night club two doors down, partying young people came in and created a disturbance til very late at night.

Room Tip: there are no good rooms, the motel is run down and ill equiped, needs major remodeling and upgrade...
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank John W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

30 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    0
    6
    11
    4
    9
See reviews for
6
16
2
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (5)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Madera, Caiifornia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

We got a 2 double bed room. It has too much furniture for how little it is. To get on the bed in the second room you have to crawl on it because theres no room to walk around the bed. we had to piece together one bed because the linen was full of hair and what looked to be like deoderant was stuck on the blanket. Two used wet washclothes were hanging from the shower rod. The sink faucet had mildew and algae under the cap. The towel rack was broke. The toilet seat was broke and the toilet needed the pemistone and scrubbed badly. The linen was a little worse for wear. There was no coffee maker, blow dryer or refridgerator But the room did look like it had fresh paint. I really only have one requirement for a motel room and that is it must be clean and this place was disgusting. For $150 it was not worth it.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank redone77
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers are raving about these Monterey hotels

Zaandam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

We got a room with double queens for the price of a single-queen room. It was still rather small, but decent and clean. It has seen ibetter days though: the sheets and towels are a little worn down. There was no hair dryer/coffee maker/fridge.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank AimeeVanD
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Huntington, New York
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

Small room, dirty place, unfriendly people. Not worth the money, don't stay there.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Kitty636
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Worcester, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2010

We stayed here 6/6 & 6/7. When looking for a hotel on the coast not far from Big Sur. I looked for a hotel that had was the most affordable and had decent reviews. This place wasn't all too bad. It is next to an all night adult movie theater, which was kind of sketchy, but we had no problems. It is a motel so you do drive up to your room. The first night we were there, the sheets were coming up from the bed. I hate touching bare mattress, but when they cleaned the room I think they noticed because the sheets they replaced, they did a good job with securing them. The walls were pretty thin. We did hear the people in the next room partying pretty late, but it wasn't too big a deal. It was chilly outside so it was nice to be next to the laundry room which added warmth. Free wireless internet, just ask for the code. The motel is near plenty of stores and grocery markets. Not far from Fisherman's Wharf and not too bad of a drive to Big Sur.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank linag
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fresno, CA
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2008

This room was clean. The bathroom simple with soap, shampoo and towels. There was a fridge and TV with all the major cable channels. The free wireless worked very well in my room. There was no desk, chair, or fancy furniture. For the price, I would stay again. Besides Denny's, there is an Italian place a block away and a Chinese buffet about two blocks away. I was pleasantly surprised after reading horrible reviews of this place.

  • Liked — Convenient location
  • Disliked — Limited parking
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank olegna
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2008

OK to stay but fairly basic and not spotless. Cheap and no problems. Under flight path for local airport but not a problem with noise. Dennys (24 hours) oposite.

  • Stayed May 2008
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank AJL8
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Monterey hotels
0.1 mi away
Quality Inn Monterey - Fremont Street
2.2 mi away
Padre Oaks
Padre Oaks
#51 of 55 in Monterey
3.0 of 5 stars 27 reviews
2.0 mi away
The Arbor Inn - Monterey
The Arbor Inn - Monterey
#37 of 55 in Monterey
4.0 of 5 stars 81 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Red Roof Inn & Suites Monterey
0.0 mi away
Motel 6 Monterey
Motel 6 Monterey
#49 of 55 in Monterey
3.0 of 5 stars 86 reviews
0.0 mi away
Super 8 Monterey
Super 8 Monterey
#31 of 55 in Monterey
4.0 of 5 stars 617 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Candle Bay Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Candle Bay Inn

Property: Candle Bay Inn
Address: 2118 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5213 (Formerly Paris Motel)
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #53 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Candle Bay Inn 1.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Candle Bay Inn features 14 recently renovated guest rooms. The business-friendly rooms are equipped with wireless Internet access, free local calls, housekeeping and wake-up calls. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, marble tiles and granite counter tops. Monterey offers many year round activities, so any time is the best time to visit Monterey, whether it's the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Monterey Museum of Art or one of our other museums, or a Monterey whale watching excursion. Monterey's activities can keep you busy from the moment you get up in the morning until you rest your head at night. History buffs can walk the Path of History to see the old buildings that remain from Monterey's period as California's capital, while wine fans can stroll among the city's tasting rooms. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Hotwire, Booking.com, Priceline, Odigeo and Travelocity so you can book your Candle Bay Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Candle Bay Hotel

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing