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4.6 out of 5

"The room was comfortable, near and a pleasant space to be. Michel’le was accommodating, well informed on places to go and eat. Her customer service w ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 21 Sep 2019

Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Carmel Beach

Heart of Carmel

A stay at this Northwest Carmel hotel places you within half a mile (1 km) of Carmel Beach and 2 miles (3 km) of 17-Mile Drive. Carmel Mission Basilica and Pebble Beach Golf Links are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Property Amenities

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. A lobby fireplace, concierge services, and free newspapers are also on offer.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 20 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Free local calls, free bottled water, and portable fans are also available.

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$240* Per night/room May 11 - May 12

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Candle Light Inn ratings based on 20 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Candle Light Inn

Everyone (5) Couples (3) Family (3)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 25, 2019

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5 out of 5
The room was comfortable, near and a pleasant space to be. Michel’le was accommodating, well informed on places to go and eat. Her customer service was excellent.

Posted by on Sep 21, 2019

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5 out of 5
Walkable to Town, Outdoor Fire Pit, Very nice, newly decorated, Staff wonderful.

Posted by on Aug 13, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on May 20, 2019

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4 out of 5
I liked the outdoor fireplace and the breakfast brought to your door

Posted by on Apr 28, 2019

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5 out of 5
Nice decor and very clean Also room was very comfy

Posted by on Jul 13, 2018

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3 out of 5

Location is Good But

Pros: Comfortable bed. Good location.
Cons: Need counter space in bathroom. Need storage space for clothes. Need better pillows.
This hotel is basic but very clean. I've stayed at other hotels owned by this group and this is my least favorite because it lacked what I consider a necessity for a hotel room, i.e, counter space in bathroom and drawer space for clothes. If you normally keep your clothes in the suitcase than this place would be fine for you but not for me. Their other properties (Svendgaards and Carriage House) have much better rooms. I won't stay here again.

Posted by , from California on Apr 26, 2018

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel, easy walk to All downtown shopping

Took a weekend trip to Carmel and read about this hotel on travelocity and yelp. Positives: Minutes walk to all downrown shops, restaurants. Very quiet at night. Comfortable room. Very clean Kuerig coffee maker with good quality coffee. Nice patio outside with firepit. Friendly staff. Negative: Pedestal sink in bathroom with no counter space. No writing desk. We could not get just standard tv channels.. not sure what was wrong. Didn't ask the front desk, because we were there just overnight. We'd cosider again.

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017

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5 out of 5

Classic Carmel Charm

Pros: Everything. Kitschy, comfortable, charming.
Cons: You had to SLAM the door to close it. And it wasn't just my room. You could hear slamming doors all morning.
Location: Food, shopping, wine tasting, beach combing, site seeing and golf. Some of the best California has to offer.
I stayed in room #20 this last visit, and I highly recommend it. Bigger than my first apartment (not saying much) the room had a small, separate kitchen, bath with jacuzzi tub and a "great" room with bed, sitting area and tiny, corner brick fireplace. The bedding, upholstery, cabinetry, etc. were a little worn and very out of date. But this is Carmel. Everything is well-loved, gently used, but carefully cared for in this beautiful town, from the hotel rooms to the sidewalks. In the morning, a cooler filled with breakfast items is placed outside your door - milk, cereal, fresh fruit, yoghurt, juice, croissant and newspaper. I wish I'd stayed a week!

Posted by , from Los Angeles on Jul 18, 2016

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4 out of 5

The staff was really nice and so helpful . . . . the hotel is very close to all the shops and lots of restaurants. You can walk to the beach!

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, firepit lit in evenings, walk to beach
The staff was great - very helpful in making our 5 day stay enjoyable! The bed was a bit soft for us and there was no counter space in the bathroom at all. They only gave us six hangers and almost no drawer space - so for an extended stay it was a bit difficult - we had to leave most of our clothes in the suitcases. Otherwise, the location is great - Friar Tucks for breakfast is right around the corner and the shops are all close by. No need to drive anywhere! Just park and enjoy Carmel. The location is super quiet at night and they have a lovely firepit for evening relaxation.

Posted by , from S.F. Bay Area on Aug 16, 2012

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Property Features

Candle Light Inn offers its guests tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area. WiFi is free in public spaces. Candle Light Inn also features concierge services, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a fireplace in the lobby. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-star Carmel hotel is smoke free.

  • 20 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • No smoking on site
  • Water dispenser

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces) , Free parking nearby


  • Airport: Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) (9.1 km / 5.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Candle Light Inn offers 20 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and complimentary bottled water. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and portable fans. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Portable fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Hotel Names

  • Candle Inn
  • Candle Light Carmel
  • Candle Light Inn
  • Candle Light Inn Carmel
  • Candle Light Hotel Carmel
  • Candle Light Inn Hotel
  • Candle Light Inn Carmel
  • Candle Light Inn Hotel Carmel
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.