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Candle Bay Inn
Ranked #51 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
Madera, Caiifornia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Don't stay here”
Reviewed 16 October 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, travelled with family
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Zaandam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 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, travelled as a couple
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Huntington, New York
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2011

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

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 20 June 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, travelled as a couple
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Fresno, CA
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 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, travelled solo
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London
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 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
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Sacramento
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Reviewed 13 November 2007

I paid $150 for a room with two beds. The room was dingy, but reasonably clean. (No obvious stains, mold, hairs or bugs.)

There was no shampoo, closet, or hairdryer.

The room smelled very strongly of pinesol. The music from the adult theater next door was audible past midnight, but didn't keep me awake.

The heater and the tv worked.

  • Liked — It was easy to find
  • Disliked — overpowering Pinesol smell
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled with family
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Property: Candle Bay Inn
Address: 2118 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5213 (Formerly Paris Motel)
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #51 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 
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