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“Comfortable and quiet”
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Candle Light Inn
Ranked #10 of 26 Carmel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable and quiet”
Reviewed 16 November 2013

After driving round much of Carmel trying to find this place (the street signs are vertical posts and not very visible at night), we settled into our room after a long drive. We were initially concerned that the other guests sat around the fire pit directly outside our room would be a problem with their loud chatter, but we were told that the pit was shut down at ten. It obviously wasn't a problem as we both slept incredibly well for 10 hours straight. The rooms are clean and comfortable with nice bathrooms and Hollywood-style gowns. Breakfast is ordered before bed and delivered in a cool bag next morning and left outside the room - a nice idea, but the contents are very much sugary American standards, which seemed a shame in a town heaving with organic this and free-range the other. It's a nice hotel and a great location to wander into town and see all the rich folk!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Danville, California
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

This is an UPDATE to a negative review that I had experienced back in July trying to reserve a few rooms for a surprise 50th birthday weekend.

After speaking with the Operations Manager--Felina Smith--back in the summer, she assured me that our stay would be a pleasurable one. In total, our group utilized 5 rooms and the staff was extremely courteous and the housecleaning staff was very friendly. This inn is in a PRIME location…walking distance to everything in Carmel. The best part of our stay was fire pit that is lit nightly from 5pm-10pm and yes, it will keep you warm.

We had a fabulous weekend!

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

The Candlelight Inn is really a nice place to stay in Carmel. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The location within the city is great because you are of walking distance to all the restaurants and the beach. There was a fire pit right in front of our room which was nice for the chilly evening, even in July ... We were 2 adults and 2 kids and the room was sized appropriately for our party. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

Candle Light Inn was a true gem in a fabulous location in the heart of Carmel! Although we only spent one night there, we would definitely come back again. The curb appeal was charming, an outdoor fire pit gave it nice ambiance on a brisk evening, the bed was great and the rooms were clean, fresh and updated.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Milton keynes
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

We stayed here for two nights during September on our trip South down the PCH to San Diego. We had no complaints about our room, which was very spacious and the bed was huge and so lovely and comfortable. Nice modern bathroom with good shower. We liked the coffee machine in the room and the breakfast was ok but not very substantial but then it was free. Loved the fire pit outside although we did not get a chance to sit there. Love Carmel so pretty and picturesque. Had a little problem finding the streets names in the dark from a car as there are no street lights, but would still go back and hope we can.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sonoma, California, United States
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

My husband and I stayed here recently for two nights and had problems both nights with the use of the bathroom. On Saturday morning, the water was not draining in the shower stall, so it was an extremely quick shower for both of us. We contacted the office staff and brought them to the room to show them the problem. We were told it would be fixed. When we returned to the room that afternoon, we checked the shower and everything seemed to be working properly. However, at 7AM the next morning, we were awakened to a bathroom filled with sewer water that was overflowing onto the bedroom carpet. We quickly packed our belongings and notified the office. They came to our unit, inspected the problem, and offered another room for us to use until check out. That was appreciated because our room was uninhabitable. I know that they don't have to compensate us for our inconvenience, however, one expects a completely functioning bathroom when checking in and we didn't get that. I sent them an email regarding this and never received a response. We were very disappointed that we were not compensated in some way for a less than satisfying experience at the Candelight Inn.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kettering, Ohio
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

This was our first time in Carmel and we had a terrific time. This is not our typical type of vacation place but we were there for a family wedding. But found it to be quite impressive. Such a cute town, great people, history and architectural buildings were amazing! The weather was just like San Francisco, not much sun and not at all like we expected. We were there in July and found that their summer type weather is usually October through January. The Candle Light Inn was an awesome place to stay; centrally located, great staff, the grounds was beautiful and loved the fire pit outside in the courtyard!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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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
Region: 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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