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Candle Light Inn

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Really enjoyed staying at this hotel...very peaceful and quaint. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Some of the cons are that the place is a little outdated, and they don't serve hot breakfast. Besides that, really good location and I would definitely stay here again.

No amenities on site but tons close by within a few hundred yards. Close to the action but quiet in the evenings nights and mornings. Perfect. Bed supper comfortable rooms bigger than average. Friendly all around.

My wife and I had such a great weekend in Carmel. The staff at Candle Light Inn was wonderful and helped make our stay even more enjoyable. I can't say enough about the location, just perfect! We will be back soon.

My wife and I booked a room at the Candle Light Inn for her birthday. We were impressed with the customer service of the Inn and the accommodations of our room. The Inn is walking distance to shopping plazas, restaurants, and the beach. I would highly recommend this place!

The service was awesome! They provided great advice on where to eat locally. When we came back to the Inn from dinner they provided complimentary coffee, cookies, fruit. We sat at the large outside fireplace to enjoy our refreshments. Very nice setting.

Very charming. Breakfast served in your room in a cooler. Very nice people and very accommodating.

The Candle Light Inn is a nice, small inn located downtown Carmel and close to Ocean Ave. It is clean and neat. Provides a breakfast delivered to room. Discounts are offered for participating restaurants. No A/C. Basic bath. I would recommend the inn.

My husband and I stayed at the Candlelight Inn for two nights in July. It was our first time to visit Carmel. The Inn was very charming and clean. The room was spacious and comfortable. We had the room with a shower only and the bathroom was very nice. It was a great location to walk in to town. There was a really nice fire pit that we enjoyed each evening.We had a refrigerator in our room which was nice and the tv had a ton of channels. The breakfast was delivered to our door in the morning and it was acceptable but not fabulous. We had a keurig coffee maker in the room that was great. I would definitely recommend this charming little Inn.

great location, the room is very sweet. staffs are friendly

Good place. Recommended. Would stay there again.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

hotel staff was great! Room was clean and comfortable. Location couldn't be better. I highly recommend the candle light!

The hotel was a few blocks away from the main street. The staff was friendly. The hotel could use a little updating, but overall enjoyed my stay.

I was looking for a relaxing and peaceful couple of days. The Candle Light Inn provided just that. The rooms are clean and quaint. Mine had a little fireplace and a whirlpool tub that added just the right touches. A fire on the cold mornings with a hot cup of Carmel Valley Brewing Co. coffee was the perfect way to start each morning. The Inn is located a couple of blocks from the main street (Ocean) so that there was hardly any traffic. At night, I could hear the waves crashing into the beach. As the sun set each night, the sky lit up. And, the Inn also has beautiful rose bushes on the property. It is a spectacular place for a relaxing getaway!

Perfect location. Right in the heart of downtown Carmel. Walking distance to everything. Easy 20/30 minute drive to Big Sur and Point Lobos for hiking. Really enjoyed my stay!

Candlelight Inn is a quaint place to stay for a few nights while you experience downtown Carmel and walk to the ocean. Everything is within easy reach and the Inn itself is nicely done. We stayed in a room with fireplace and jacuzzi tub which we thoroughly enjoyed. Bathroom is really tiny but extra counter outside in hallway served well for my make-up station! No coffee in our room but I found some on the maid's cart! Bed was comfortable but could use some new fluffy pillows! Morning delivery of box breakfast was nice to tie us over until we could get out for coffee. Would definitely stay here again.

We stayed at the Candlelight Inn for a long three-weekend to celebrate our anniversary and could not have been more pleased with the experience. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Check in and check out were a breeze. The inn itself is very quaint and typical of the inns located in Carmel. The location was just a few blocks from every restaurant and shop that we wanted to go to. The beach is definitely within walking distance (I would guess 15 blocks or so). The outdoor fireplace that they light each night was really unique and a great way to unwind at the end of the night. Even though our room was right next to the fireplace, the staff turns it off around 10 p.m., so it wasn't too noisy. The rooms are aging somewhat, but are kept very clean and are tastefully decorated.

I wish they let the fire place to lit up a little bit longer. The portion of the breakfast in basket was quite large. What I dont like about this inn is just it is a bit too noisy in the morning. other than that, everything's good.

The hotel was perfect for getting out and walking around Carmel. There were several good restaurants nearby. The room was all you want for a place to stay and the breakfast basket was nice.

Short walk to Ocean avenue. Friendly staff and cozy rooms. The breakfast basket was a pleasant surprise, they drop it outside your door around 7:30am.

Came to Carmel for Thanksgiving Weekend and Anniversary. Quick drive to Monterey for beautiful runs along the coast and an enjoyable afternoon at the Aquarium. Continental breakfast delivered to door was nice and the outdoor fireplace would have been enjoyable if the weather cooperated. We have stayed at many hotels with free Wi-Fi access and have never had any trouble connecting. After several hours, we never had success making the connection this trip.

San Carlos Street Carmel CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Carmel Beach
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Carmel Beach is a short stroll from Candle Light Inn, and other popular attractions like Pebble Beach Golf Links are within a few miles (5 km). This hotel has 20 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central Carmel and also close to Lone Cypress Pine and Point Lobos State Reserve.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast.


Candle Light Inn's 20 rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and satellite TV. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include free local calls, free bottled water, and ironing boards.

Property features

At Candle Light Inn, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and free newspapers. Free parking is included with your stay. Front-desk staff can help with concierge services, and provide local restaurant recommendations. This smoke-free hotel also has a fireplace in the lobby.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2