I stayed at the Candlelite Inn on a discounted deal and thus I must admit my expectations weren't high due to the low price point. The Inn is clean and comfortable, it feels as though you might be at a friends home. Do not expect any service throughout your stay as there is no visible Inn keeper. I personally enjoyed not feeling like I was tip toeing around in someones private home however I did find a few flaws in the system. For one, if we needed something, there was no one to ask... Secondly for the breakfast, many items ran out quickly and there was no one to refresh them in the morning.
My biggest complaint was that when the Inn keeper was there at some point, he/ she threw away a just opened bottle of very nice wine. I was told we could leave things in the kitchen so this was an unpleasant surprise... the same happend with our Manchego cheese that was also tossed from the fridge.
It was a comfortable stay however if I was paying over $200 to be there, I would probably be disappointed at the lack of service.
As a note to the owner, there was no one at the Inn to replensih the fresh fruit/ yogurt on Sunday morning. The same limited items that you had out on Sat. were there on Sunday am. As this is a cozy Inn and generally speaking, people aren't rushing on the weekends you should seriously consider changing your breakfast hours until 11am.
- Also Known As:
- Candlelite Inn Shelter Island, Hamptons