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Situated near the beach in the heart of Carmel, Candle Light Inn is close to Carmel Plaza, Carmel Beach, and Pebble Beach Golf Links. Also nearby are Galante Vineyards and Sunset Center.
A complimentary breakfast is available. In addition to tour/ticket assistance and a fireplace in the lobby, Candle Light Inn features coffee/tea in the lobby. Wireless Internet access is complimentary in public areas. Additional amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, concierge services, and self parking. Guest parking is complimentary. This is a smoke-free property.
The 20 guestrooms at Candle Light Inn include complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Guests can use the in-room complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Televisions are equipped with satellite channels. All accommodations provide phones with voice mail; free local calls are offered (restrictions may apply). Bathrooms offer hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. All units feature refrigerators and complimentary bottled water. Additional amenities include irons/ironing boards and clock radios. In addition, amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding and wake-up calls.
This property does not have elevators.
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This property does not have elevators.
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Carmel-by-the-Sea attracts upscale vacationers to its inns and sandy beaches. The one-square-mile downtown resembles a small village and features antique stores, galleries, restaurants, spas, and boutiques. Carmel’s summer Bach Festival draws music lovers to its various venues, including Carmel Mission, founded in 1771 on the El Camino Real. Nearby, Pebble Beach hosts world-class golf tournaments.see all hotels in Carmel
"Great Hotel, a Gem!"
Wonderful hotel experience. GREAT location, GREAT Room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I loved the little place, very sweet and charming. Neighborhood was not the greatest with lots of young adults running up and down the hallways and screaming around 3 am. they ended up next door in the swimming pool. I recommend a night watchman; there was no one around.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very poor in room breakfast includedGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This is the second time in two years that we've stayed at this hotel. Will stay again. Gladly recommend to anyone.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location - Quiet neighborhood"
It was really great. Easy walking distance to all of Ocean Avenue shopping and restaurants. The room was very clean and quiet. I would stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We enjoyed our stay very much, Walking distance to shops and restaurants. Quaint, welcoming town. Hotel was old, but well kept.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Facilities need an update."
The staff was friendly, and the hotel was overpriced. The room was unimpressive and looks like an old motel room (which I guess is what it is!) and is nothing fancy. We paid approx $300 per night and you'd think that for those rates they could afford to update the rooms, make nice showers, fix tile, etc. Instead the shower is an appropriate height for […] a child and is like you'd see in an older apartment building (a shower head at about 5'8" over a little fiberglass tub). Linoleum on floor of bathroom also has that old apartment feeling. Price is what the market will bear I guess, being that it's Carmel. If you can get comparable or better rates at other places in town, give them a try. It feels like this hotel isn't really trying. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Our stay at the Candle Light Inn was very nice. The room was clean, the bed comfortable, and the in-room fireplace was a great touch! We loved having a kitchen (fridge, microwave, stove/oven, etc.). The continental breakfast delivered to your room each morning with the paper was also convenient. Overall, we were pleased with our stay and would recommend […] it to others. The only negative to our stay was the hot water went out and it took an hour to get fixed. Other than that, all was fine. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient Inn with large Rooms and Congenial Staf"
The best thing about the Candlelight Inn is the staff. From the Front Desk to Housekeeping, all go out of their way to greet you and do as much as they can for you. The rooms here are large and comfortable. The bathroom has been updated and while there is not a tub the shower is larger than most. Everything here is very basic. We skipped breakfast as […] it was just a continental one with yogurt, juice and coffee delivered to the room We decided to walk to the beach and stop at Il Fornaio which has great espresso drinks and pastries. Other inns in the Inns by the Sea collection have better breakfast selections and amenities, in our opinion. We have stayed at the Candlestick Inn and the Wayside Inn which are also in the collection. If you are only staying for one night this is a fine choice. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Lovely hotel in a wonderful location"
I do not recommend the Candlelight Inn. I would love to write an excellent review of this hotel, but I can't. Despite the friendly staff, cleanliness and great location, I did not have a great stay. We left our room early one morning and stayed out until late afternoon. When we returned to our room we found the door slightly ajar. I was afraid of a […] break-in and was initially afraid to enter the room. I spent half an hour checking that my jewelry and laptops and other valuables were all accounted for. Fortunately it was not a break in, the cleaning staff had left the door ajar. We consider ourselves very lucky that we were not robbed. Imagine how that would have ruined our "relaxing" weekend getaway! The front desk was appalled and sorry for the incident. We asked to be contacted by a manager and never were. I spent the rest of my stay nervous and annoyed that we had not been contacted. This is simply unacceptable behavior on their part. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very comfortable stay"
Took my wife to Carmel for her birthday. it happened to also be the birthday of the very nice person checking us in. They surprised us with chocolates and a bottle of wine. Very nice touch. Clean, quiet and within walking distance of shopping and restaurants. Staff was extremely helpful and pleasent. Room was large and clean, bedding comfortable. Continental […] breakfast was below average compared to other hotels in the Monterey area. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good location and well maintained"
Checked in early and only three of our reserved five rooms were ready....no problem as we were early except it was almost 40 minutes "after" the 3:00 p.m. check in time before the last room was ready.Genuine Expedia guest review
"So relaxing!!! Fireplace AND spa tub in room..."
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Though the place is aged and creaks can be heard from the floor above (I was on the ground floor), I still really enjoyed my stay. Quiet hours are 10pm to 8am, and people adhered to that. The tub was delightful! I LOVED the fireplace, but bring your own short bundle of wood if you want something other than a duralog (still […] lovely). To make matters better, Brophy's pub is across the way and their pub fare is a step above your average pub. I love Carmel and highly recommend it!!! (This would be a GREAT place for a romantic get-a-way!) I rated the cleanliness a little low because the sink was in need of new silicone (or whatever you use) around the sink stopper; it was rusted and dark. The bed spread/coverlet, which was white, had some dark stains on it. The great news was I arrived at the same time a large party did. The large party was confused about something and I had little patience having just been in my car in traffic for almost 3 hours (should have taken an hour). Without me saying a word, the desk clerk asked if she could check me in and did so in under 5 minutes. Terrific! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
An excellent choice for a property near the village.Genuine Expedia guest review
Location was perfect, room was huge and spotless, amenities were excellent, windows opened to let fresh air in and P.J. At the front desk was outstanding! He made us feel welcome from the moment we stepped into the office. He offered to make dinner reservations for us, map quested our route for the next day and brought up our continental breakfast in […] the evening because he knew we were leaving early the next day! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very pretty inn"
We really enjoyed cuddling by the fire pit in the evenings. The staff were all excellent and very friendly. The hotel is very close to downtown and walking distance to the beach. I would recommend it to a friend.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great staff and location!"
This was one of the friendliest hotels I have ever checked into. Though we were a late arrival, the check-in clerk was extremely welcoming and helpful. The room was spacious, comfortable, clean and within walking distance of all the Carmel shops and restaurants. The firepit also created a nice ambience. My only suggestion to this hotel would be to skip […] offering breakfast. Though it was nice to have it delivered to our room, the items included were just average. Probably nicer to get breakfast in town. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Candlelight Inn - Carmel"
Quaint hotel in wonderful location. Nice patio with gas fireplace outside. Good for sitting in the sun in day and sipping wine at night. Close to beaches. Staff was very friendly and helpful with airline boarding pass printing. Would definitely stay again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great proximity to downtown, which was a main consideration. The room was fine, nothing special, but clean and it did have a refrigerator which was a nice convenience. Good value.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"comfortable and convenient"
Stay was perfect. Clean and quiet and close to activities on Ocean St. Room was large and comfortable and reasonably priced.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This is charming little hotel and we couldn't have been happier. The service was warm and friendly, both on check in and check out. The only reason I didn't give the comfort a 5 is because I did find the bathroom to be a bit chilly in the morning compared with the temp of the room (I know, picky little comment!). They offer a nice little continental […] breakfast that you order the night before and then have a little cooler in front of your door in the morning. Will definitely go back! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel for family"
It is a very simple and nice place with local colouringGenuine Expedia guest review
"Clean newly remodeled hotel at a great location"
Nicely decorated small hotel two small blocks from the main street of Carmel. Our room (Room 2) was on the first floor but there's no problem of noise, even though we are just off the street. The outdoor gas fire pit was nicely done so 4 sets of people can enjoy a fireside chat without interfering with one another. Continental breakfast has to be ordered […] by 7 pm (?) the night before so remember to do it before you go out for dinner. The only complaint we have is pretty trivial: For the 4 small boxes of cereal the 4 of us ordered, they only gave us two small cartons of milk, half what one would expect. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for a family"
We arrived the hotel about 8pm. We asked the lady of front desk to recommend a good seafood restaurant. She's very nice. She called the restaurant to reserve seat for us and gave us a coupon. The room is very comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
This hotel was a surprise to us because we heard a lot about many of the rooms in Carmel needing updating. Our room looked like it had been completely renovated with beautiful crown molding, new carpeting, beautiful bathroom with a fancy Kohler sink and tiled shower. The staff was very accomodating. The hotel is situated perfectly only being a 2 minute […] walk to Ocean Ave. We would definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good value for a vacation stay"
Talk about friendly, considerate staff!!!. We had a bathroom sink that was plugged. This was the day before thanksgiving. Went out for a walk and when we returned the sink was fixed! Comfortable beds....bring your own pillows though. Theirs are way to big and heavy. Better for show rather than comfort. Loads of information from TJ the front desk clerk. We'd […] stay here next time for sure. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A safe bet in Carmel"
A decent, clean, quiet base for a stay in Carmel. On offer is basically a well kept room and a basic continental breakfast for those who don't want to indulge in the culinary delights of Carmel. Centrally located and in walking distance of everything, the Inn has the vibe of a luxury motel, because that's basically what it is. No bad thing in the context […] of its location. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I was in town for the jazz festival.Iwill stay again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Candle Light Inn is a charming inn on a quiet street. It is a very short walk to Ocean Ave. There are many restaurants within walking distance. The bathroom in our room had recently been renovated and was nice with a good shower. We had a very nice stay and would definitely stay there again. Definitely go to Point Lobos State Park. Beautiful with great […] views and only 10 minutes away from Candle Light Inn. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Carmel by day, Candle Light by night"
The room was spacious and well kept. It's an easy walk (2-3 short blocks) to the restaurants and shops in Carmel. There is a "fire pit" (gas flame) surrounded by chairs and small tables that is a pleasant spot for conversation or reading as the day turns into a cool evening. The Candle Light is a relaxing way to spend your night(s) in Carmel -- highly […] recommend it. (Only non-Superb aspect was lack of counter space surrounding the bathroom sink.) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Definitely old school"
This place doesn't hide the fact that it has been around ... a while. The room was not explicitly dirty, but you could tell it was "lived in." The kitchen was cute, but could use some updates. The shower head in our room was a mess (water shot out in every direction) and the bed was hard. I will say the fireplace was adorable and charming, without that […] we probably would have found somewhere else to stay. This wasn't a terrible place to stay, but for what we paid I definitely expected more. Oh and the outdoor fire pit was cool as well. Overall I probably will not be staying here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice quiet relaxing"
Nice size room, fairly comfortable, would've liked an ottoman to put our feet up to relax better. Newly decorated - Very Nicely done. However the newer more modern bathroom (very pleasing mind you) provided little if not almost nonexistant counterspace for toiletries. However we loved the room & Hotel & would gladly stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A nice hotel for severa nights."
The hotel is very nice.Rooms are rather big and comfortable, but the breakfast could be better.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Wonderful place to stay!"
The Candle Light Inn was a wonderful stop for us on our vacation! The front desk clerk was extremely helpful in getting us settled and finding a great restaurant for dinner. Our room was beautiful and well appointed. The grounds were beautifully manicured and the fire pit outside just charming! We placed our order for complimentary breakfast and it […] was on our doormat the following morning in a cooler! This place is charming and a place not to miss in Carmel, CA!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Excellent, centrally located hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Good value for a prime location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was a very pleasant setting with very courteous and helpful staff. The room was quiet and well appointed with the exception of lighting. There were only two lamps, so it was difficult to see well at night for reading.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Had a wonderful stay at the Candle Light Inn. TJ was wonderful in helping us plan our evening in Carmel. Rooms are nice enough and great location. Would definitely stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place to stay"
We really enjoyed our stay at the Candle Light Inn. The staff are very helpful and the Inn is very clean. It is located right off the main streets in Carmel and is walking distance from shopping and the beach. We had a great time.Genuine Expedia guest review
Overall not bad. The convenience to Carmel was good. Cleanliness was just OK, but acceptable. Decent rate for Carmel. Our bed was broke, or worn out- it had a lean to it... Would probably go back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel in Carmel"
We really enjoyed our stay at candlelight inn. Friendly staff, comfortable clean room, nice bathroom. Good breakfast delivered in the morning and fab location. Do not eat at the forge in the forest though. Bad food, service and high prices. Lots of dirty looks eating with our 2 children there. But the hotel was great. Wish we had another night to enjoy […] there. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great place l"
Our usual spot seems to have raised their rates considerably. I chose Candel Light Inn because it was much more reasonable and still in a good location. On arrival, we were very pleased to find the accommodations much nicer than our old more expensive hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Candlelight Inn - Carmel"
Enjoyed my stay in Carmel. Loved the location of the Candlelight Inn - close to everything but not right in the middle of everything. Was able to walk everywhere. The neighborhood was quiet but the hotel itself was a little noisy for my taste. Room was small and did not have a bathtub.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"amazing staying experience"
very nice hotel. very confy and cozy. the jacuzzi is very clean and big. love the fireplace outside. decent walking distance to the beach.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Even tho they were under constrution to update the rooms our stay was great and the staff was sooo accomadting. Its a must stay in that great little town!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Candle Light Inn"
My husband and I were looking for a 2 day getaway, something resonable in cost and in the downtown vacinity. We found the Candle Light Inn to fit our needs. The rooms were clean and spacious enough for the two of us. The bed was comfortable and the breakfast that was served to us each morning was healthy and had a little bit of everything. We WILL be […] returning Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Constant drip, drip, drip noises all night. Large motor sounds. Room just okay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"pleasant stay at Candle Light Inn"
We stayed one night at the Candle Light Inn, Carmel. My wife did her "white glove" test and the room passed; earlier in the week we stayed at an LA hotel that cost 2x but did not pass her test. The room was a good size. There was no air con but since it was winter, air con wasn't needed. The refrigerator was kind of noisy so we unplugged it for a quiet […] night's sleep. The TV wasn't a large flat screen but that was OK. In the morning we could easily hear the next room so I imagine that it could get noisy if full. Parking was very easy and convenient. The hotel is located within walking distance of the beach and Carmel-By-The-Sea shopping and restaurants. The continental breakfast was left at the door and was good stuff. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location & view"
Good value for Carmel. Had 2 beds, sofa, fridge & ocean view. Bathroom was old but clean. Always had tea, coffee &cookies in office. Heat didn't work too well; glad we brought snuggies. Skip the breakfast & walk 2 blocks to Katys instead.Genuine Expedia guest review
"candle. the most beautiful lodge in carmel"
Room is romantic. Breakfast is just like a gift for me If I could have stayed one day more, I would have expected what would be a next gift.Genuine Expedia guest review
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