Candle Light Inn

San Carlos between 4th & 5th AvenueCarmel-by-the-Sea93921USA
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About Candle Light Inn

Candle Light Inn offers English countryside-inspired accommodations in downtown Carmel. Guests receive a complimentary breakfast and newspaper delivered to their room every morning. Parking and Wi-Fi access is also free.

All rooms are equipped with a refrigerator, coffee and tea maker, flat screen cable TV and a work desk. The bathrooms feature plush robes and a hairdryer. Some rooms also have private fireplaces, kitchens, or jetted bathtubs.

The limited-hours front desk offers concierge services, and complimentary coffee and tea in the lobby, where there is also a fireplace lounge area.

Nearby dining includes Italian restaurant Casanova, middle-eastern restaurant Yafa, and an American café called Katy’s Place.

Candle Light Inn is located half a mile from Carmel Plaza and Galante Vineyards, and a 15-minute walk to Carmel Beach. Pebble Beach Golf Course and Point Lobos State Reserve are a ten-minute drive away.


San Carlos between 4th & 5th Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, 93921, USA
Telephone: +1(831)6246451 | Fax: +1(831)6246732 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Bell service
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hypoallergenic rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00

Positive Reviews

Perfect Location

Candle Light Inn boasts an ideal location in the city center of Carmel, and only a short stroll from the beach. Guests said they were able to walk everywhere in town and did not need to use their car at all. Most restaurants, bars and shopping can be reached on foot.

Amazing Accommodations

Overall, guests were very pleased with their accommodations at the Candle Light Inn. The rooms are clean and spacious, well-equipped, and have comfortable beds. Guests who upgraded especially loved the Jacuzzi suites and having a personal fireplace. However, the hotel's outdoor fire pit is just as relaxing, especially in the evening. The staff also received many good comments. Guests say the hotel personnel are always helpful and give good recommendations.

Breakfast in Bed

Guests said they loved the complimentary delivered-to-room breakfast. They said it was very convenient and stress free. The food is delicious, nutritious, and energizing before an exciting day out.

Negative Reviews

No Elevator

The hotel does not have an elevator but only has two stories. However, if you find that stairs may be a problem for you, make sure to request a ground-floor room ahead of time.

Some Noise

Though most guests did not have any complaints, some said their rooms were noisy. Guests said they could hear their neighbors and exterior street noise quite well. If you're an early or sensitive sleeper, you may want to pack some earplugs just in case.

Minor Renovations

Some of the rooms appear a bit worn and in need of updating. Guests particularly noticed the aging furniture and older bathrooms.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1677 reviews across the web
8.7 /10
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8.7 out of 10 based on 1677 reviews