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San Carlos Street Between 4th and 5th Avenues, Carmel, CA 93921
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#2 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
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Located in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea, the Candle Light Inn is warm and inviting, just steps away from fine dining, art galleries and boutique shopping, and a short walk to renowned Carmel Beach. Designed with modern elegance, our guest rooms and suites are generously sized and appointed with luxurious French linens. Accommodations feature king or double beds, some with fireplaces, and 2-person jetted tubs. Off-street parking and wireless Internet are complimentary. Candle Light Inn is the perfect place to stay while exploring the romance and charm of the village of Carmel.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Outdoor fireplace
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Alisa H wrote a review Sep 2022
Raleigh, North Carolina2 contributions
Rooms were clean and spacious. Great location-Near shops and restaurants and a few blocks down from the ocean. Kids liked that they had cookies everyday. Great location and perfect for families……………..
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highway12022 wrote a review Sep 2022
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We’ve been staying here since the 80s and this Carmel Inn has always been charming. The innkeepers are friendly, the rooms are spacious and the cozy bedding is amazing! The outdoor fireplace is a wonderful way to wine down your day. Candle Light Inn is centrally located in the heart of Carmel just blocks from Ocean Blvd and less than a mile from the beach.
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debraaford1 wrote a review Sep 2022
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The perfect place to stay , within walking distance of the square and the beach. The staff is super friendly and accommodating to the guests. I Highly recommend staying here, they serve warm cookies after 4pm😊
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BlueSkyMom wrote a review Sep 2022
Los Angeles, California48 contributions26 helpful votes
This is our third time staying at the candlelight inn for a romantic weekend. As usual the hotel was wonderful, great location and fire pit was nice. The hotel has no AC so with windows opened we heard lots of noise and conversation. Everything else was great. We will be back.
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marcint422022 wrote a review Aug 2022
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Very disappointed that the iron did not heat up. Very low heat that did not work on any settings. Need more hooks to hang up wet towels. The bathroom floor could be cleaner. Workers were very nice. Fire pit was a plus.
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michelle b wrote a review Aug 2022
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Cute little Inn. Great location. Nice employees. Loved the outdoor fireplace. Walkable to everything in Carmel. Some discount given for great local restaurants. Plenty of parking and never used our car..we walked. Will go back !
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markmcdevitt1 wrote a review Aug 2022
Long Beach, California1 contribution
Small and quaint nice accommodations and a pleasant staff. The grounds were kept up but don't go for a pool as there is not one there. Our room did have a nice 2-person jacuzzi tub in it. The room also had a small living room in it,
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CoralSapphire wrote a review Aug 2022
Gateshead, United Kingdom21 contributions19 helpful votes
We absolutely loved our stay at the Candle Light Inn. The location is perfect and the within walking distance to many shops and restaurants. The room was large, well appointed and very clean. We enjoyed the fire pit and the complimentary tea/coffee and cookies!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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kufolla wrote a review Aug 2022
Dallas, Texas3 contributions9 helpful votes
We loved the cookies in the afternoon and the fire pit at night. We will be back! Beautiful property and perfect location. The rooms were beautiful and comfortable. It was warm in the room without air conditioning, but at night it cooled down with windows open.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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adap wrote a review Aug 2022
California12 contributions8 helpful votes
We couldn’t have been happier with our stay here. The room was beautiful, very clean, well appointed. We arrived a few hours before check in and the manager let us park early and gave us a room card with a list of restaurants and stores that we could get discounts at by being a guest. Grabbed lunch, did some shopping and came back to a pristine room with lovely music playing. We splurged and got the room with the jacuzzi tub. And so glad that we did! The hotel is close to lots of shops/restaurants to walk to, but far enough away to be quiet. Every evening there was a nice fire on there patio. The bed was comfy. We went on a Tuesday through Friday to avoid the crowds. I highly suggest checking out Point Lobos. They only allow a certain amount of cars to keep it from being overrun. Tip - Just because the lot full sign is up, doesn’t mean it is unless the orange cones are blocking the entrance. We ate at Brophy’s Tavern, The Cottage, Dametra Cafe, Flaherty’s, & Cultura. I suggest getting reservations. Overall the room and service exceeded our expectations and we’ll be back!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$313 - US$417 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
candle light hotel carmel
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United StatesCaliforniaMonterey CountyCarmel
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Candle Light Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Candle Light Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Cheese Shop (0.4 km), Ocean Avenue (0.3 km), and A.W. Shucks Cocktail & Oyster Bar (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Candle Light Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and an outdoor fireplace.
Is parking available at Candle Light Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Candle Light Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Flying Fish Grill, Treehouse Cafe, and Dametra Cafe.
Is Candle Light Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Carmel.
Are there any historical sites close to Candle Light Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tor House (1.9 km), San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission (1.6 km), and Cannery Row (6.8 km).