Candlelight Inn B&B

2310 Central Avenue , North Wildwood, NJ 08260 USA (Show map)

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The Candlelight Inn is a beautifully restored Queen Anne, Victorian Bed & Breakfast that concentrates on making its guests feel relaxed. Your innkeepers, Wanda and Michael O'Brien live on premises. A private home for 80 years, today the Candlelight Inn can be enjoyed by couples seeking a romantic getaway. All guests rooms in the main house have private baths, two with a whirlpool tub, and all have romantic electric fireplaces. Both rooms in the Carriage House have their own gas fireplaces and private, double whirlpool tubs. Most rooms have ceiling fans, and all are air-conditioned. Central Avenue offers the perfect setting for the Candlelight Inn. With its wide borders and beautifully landscaped islands, it lends itself well to our quiet residential section of North Wildwood. Our spacious porch provides just the right spot for you to take in the view and be surrounded by cool seashore breezes. Come and relax in our outdoor hot tub anytime of the year. In addition to the beach and boardwalk that are three blocks from the inn, there are plenty of other attractions and restaurants within walking distance and Cape May is a fifteen minute drive away. Time spent at the Candlelight Inn is always remembered as special. It is your home away from home at the Jersey Shore. We have a Tesla and a universal charging station for electric vehicles.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

One Word - EXCEPTIONAL!

5 on May 20, 2016

This was a return visit for us - there's nothing not to like. The friendly, professional hospitality, the elegant multi-course delicious breakfast, the attention to detail 'period' accommodations; and it's all a short few blocks from the beautiful ocean beach of the "Jersey" shore! Wanda and Michael are attentive and most friendly. You'll love it.


A Great B&B Choice

4.6 on April 26, 2016

Highly attentive host & hostess. We stayed in a 1st floor room, which means ground floor below the main level - if I had known this, I might have chosen another room, but I am glad I did not. The 2 room shared sitting room for the ground floor is a nice touch. Hot tub is very nice. Location is quiet. Amenities are 1st class.


Great Weekend

5 on April 11, 2016

Great place, friendly and easy going Inn Keepers, very attentive to the guest, very involved with all the guest during Breakfast


Inn Keepers made this a relaxing weekend

5 on April 04, 2016

The Candlelight Inn is simply fabulous with its doating inn keepers, warm and cozy décor, convenient location and tasty breakfast. This inn was just perfect for my wife and me to get away and relax from it all. We prefer inns to hotels because we enjoy taking with the inn keepers. I have to say that Michael and Wanda were very gracious and just bent over backwards making our stay very pleasurable. Michael is a character and after talking with him for about a half an hour you feel as though you have become best friends. One couple from Pennsylvania said this was their third time within the last year. The décor was very cute as they have lots of nooks. The amenities included everything you would need if you stayed for a week. They had lots of common space where you could just sit and read, watch TV or movies with other guests or just hang and play some games. There is a hot tub but we elected to enjoy the large covered porch. The location was much better than we expected. It was a short few walking blocks from the north end of the boardwalk. My wife and I enjoy walking the beach any time of the year but having the boardwalk there in inclement weather would have been plus. Decent restaurants and a sports bar were also within walking distance making our stay carless as we walked everywhere. At night it was quiet and peaceful. Breakfast was amazing. They served unique dishes every morning that were tasty. I heard from one of the couples that during their Murder Mystery Games Michael served a fantastic dinner, which is enough of an incentive to return. Thanks for a relaxing weekend Michael and Wanda. We’ll see you again this summer. Bill & Holly


Beautiful, romantic shore getaway

4.8 on December 29, 2015

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay in the “Drawing Room” downstairs in this lovely inn. We had all the comforts of home in a completely relaxed atmosphere. Michael and Wanda were warm and gracious hosts, and they served us a delicious hot breakfast in the morning. We were sorry to have to leave when we did - we can’t wait to visit again!


Romantic Weekend Getaway

3.8 on November 18, 2015

Stayed in the Carriage House Room at The Candleight Inn recently. The room was charming and our Inn Keepers, Mike and Wanda were very friendly and helpful. They offered us several recommendations for dining and things to do during our stay. Each evening at 5PM Mike presented the guests with homemade cookies and wine and the breakfasts were outstanding. It was a perfect weekend getaway at the The Candleight Inn.


Perfect Getaway!!

5 on October 06, 2015

I'd like to open this review by stating that my husband and I are Innkeepers at a bed and breakfast in Baltimore, which means that our standards are very, very high. The Candlelight Inn far exceeded any and all of our expectations and we cannot wait to visit again soon! I literally cannot say enough wonderful things about the Candlelight Inn, but I'm going to try anyway! Upon our arrival, Wanda and Mike - the Candlelight Inn's fabulous Innkeepers/Owners, greeted our party and helped us grab our luggage. The house, a beautiful Victorian style mansion, is highlighted by detailed woodwork and intricate stained glass accents. The breakfast was delicious and made with fresh, local ingredients. Everything we ate was made to perfection. The only problem was that we needed more room in our stomachs to finish it all. There is a coffee/tea station available to guests at all hours. Fresh baked cookies, water, and wine were served daily at 5 pm. There is a 6 person hot tub on the premises and not even hurricane type storms could deter us from getting in! Mike and Wanda let us explore the vacant rooms in the Inn and Mike took us on a tour of the Carriage House Rooms. Our group stayed in the 2 rooms on the 3rd floor. My husband especially enjoyed the large jacuzzi tub off of our Blue Meadow room. Wanda and Mike were amazing! They went above and beyond to make us feel at home - we felt as though we were spending time with family. They helped us figure out which restaurants were open (some closed because of the storms), and even offered to go out and pick us up some food. Wanda and Mike were engaging, funny and they truly care about their guests and making the trip as perfect as possible. We cannot wait to return to the Candlelight Inn!!


OMG This place is Amazing

5 on September 29, 2015

I found the Candlelight in by pure accident, and am absolutely thrilled that I did! Everything about it says "Home away from home", from the comfortable rooms to the wonderful home cooked breakfasts. A true gem!


Superior Gem In North Wildwood

5 on July 27, 2015

I've been going to the Wildwoods for decades and I've stayed at many places. For the most part, I've been disappointed in the low quality of places to stay and have come to expect something less than superb, but that has certainly changed with my "all too short of a stay" at the Candelight Inn B&B. Wow, how I've missed this place in the past is beyond me. I came across it by chance as I was trying to line up a last minute weekend night. The house is historic, beautiful in side, the room was intricately decorated, extremely comfortable and the Inn Keepers were simply the most friendly and service oriented folks I'd met at any B&B I've ever stayed. Wildwood has never been known for the kind of B&Bs that exist in Cape May, but the Candlelight Inn gives any top end B&B in Cape May, not only a run for the money, but puts them to shame. I highly recommend the Candlelight Inn and can't wait for my next excuse to stay in the Wildwoods. It will definitely be there as long as they have a vacancy. Wanda and Michael, THANK YOU and hope to be back soon. EJH

Innkeeper Response
You are most welcome. We enjoyed hosting you and sharing our Victorian home with you. We hope next time you can spend a little more time with us and enjoy the ocean breezes on the verandah.


A Beautiful Romantic alternative to Cape May Bed and Breakfasts

5 on February 08, 2015

The Candlelight Inn is a charming and romantic find on the Jersey Cape located in North Wildwood just minutes away from Cape May. My wife Sally and I found it a wonderful alternative to staying in Cape May. We love staying in the B&Bs in Cape May but they have become a bit inaccessible due to the high traffic and serious lack of parking availability. The Candlelight Inn has its own parking lot, which would be such a plus on a busy weekend on the Jersey Shore. The house is well over 100 years old with all the charm of a beautiful Victorian home with one of the finest wrap around porches I have ever seen. I can imagine sitting on the porch in one of their rocking chairs or laying in the hammock taking in the gentile sea breezes. The house is adorned with antique furniture that brings you back in time to a relaxing time and place. We came for a weekend getaway in a snowy February. The gas-fired fireplaces looked like the real thing and provided a dreamy backdrop to catching up on teaching my online courses. I teach totally online for a number of colleges and universities so a high speed Internet connection is a must for wherever we go. There are so many special touches that will build special memories. Each room has a fireplace and a bottle of sherry. I loved the hot tub in our bathroom! What a romantic treat complete with bathrobes and plush towels. We stayed in the Drawing room on the ground floor, which opens to a sitting area with the working fireplace.


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Rooms & Rates

Queen Room

A room with a queen size bed, flat-screen TV, DVD player, personal air conditioning, electric fireplace, a private bath with a shower, and many other amenities.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

King Room

A room with a king size bed, a private bath with a shower, electric fireplace, flat-screen TV, DVD player, personal air conditioning, and many other amenities.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Premium Queen Room

A room with queen size bed and a private bath with a huge, double whirlpool tub and shower, flat-screen TV, DVD player, personal air conditioning, and many other amenities.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Carriage House Quarter Deck

A room with a king size bed, whirlpool tub for two, private bath with a shower, fireplace, wet bar, refrigerator, and a private porch with a powered awning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Bride's Room

A room with a king size bed, a private bath with a shower, electric fireplace, flat-screen TV, DVD player, personal air conditioning, and many other amenities.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Yesterday's View Room

A room with a king size bed, a private bath with a shower, gas fireplace, flat-screen TV, DVD player, personal air conditioning, and many other amenities.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Bay Window Room

A room with a queen size bed, flat-screen TV, DVD player, personal air conditioning, electric fireplace, a private bath with a shower, and many other amenities.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Victorian Rose Suite

A suite with two rooms - the bedroom has a queen size bed, TV, and a private bath with a shower. The sitting room has a flat-screen TV, DVD player, small refrigerator, with a pull-out sofa bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Porcelain and Brass Room

A room with a king size bed, a private bath with a shower, electric fireplace, flat-screen TV, DVD player, personal air conditioning, and many other amenities.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Blue Meadow Room

A room with queen size bed and a private bath with a huge, double whirlpool tub and shower, flat-screen TV, DVD player, personal air conditioning, and many other amenities.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Carriage House Seashore Suite

A two room suite with a king size bed, a double whirlpool for two, a private bath with a shower, air conditioning, wetbar, refrigerator, microwave oven, flatscreen TV, DVD player, and a private porch outside the door.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Satin and Lace Room

A room with an antique queen bed and private bath with a shower, flat-screen TV, DVD player, electric fireplace, personal air-conditioning and many other amenities.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Drawing Room

A room with queen size bed and a private bath with a huge, double whirlpool tub and shower, flat-screen TV, DVD player, personal air conditioning, electric fireplace and many other amenities.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

Oceanview

Airport

Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 85 miles

Directions to property:

Garden State Parkway, exit 6 East on Rt 147 into New Jersey Ave. to left at 24th Ave. then 1 block to Inn at 24th and Central.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Lighthouses, Amusement piers on boardwalk, Night clubs, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Computer, Copier, Desk, Electric vehicle charging, Library, Movie library, Parking , Tesla and universal charging stations. Beverages, cold packs, soft sided coolers, folding chairs and towels for the beach. Robes and slippers in the room. Sherry and chocolates in the room. Hot and cold beverages available twenty-four hours. Afternoon cookies and wine hour.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required off-season on select rooms with separate entrance
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: In season 3 night minimum on weekends, 2 nights during the week and holidays.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit of 1 night plus tax required at time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: We must be notified 15 or more days prior to arrival date if your reservation is to be cancelled for you to receive a refund, subject to a $25.00 service charge. Cancellations made within two weeks of arrival date will be charged the full amount of the stay unless we are able to rebook the room. No refunds for no shows or cancellations within 72 hours of arrival.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Wanda and Michael O'Brien

Languages spoken

English

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About the innkeepers

In 2014 Michael and Wanda O’Brien became Innkeepers at The Candlelight Inn. Their passion for food, people and the beach seem to be a perfect match to this endeavor. The two are most happy when they have provided a memorable and enjoyable experience for their guests. Michael’s love of cooking and Wanda’s passion for gardening provide guests a fresh and filling breakfast that makes lunch unnecessary!

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:15 & 9:30 in season
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Any dietary restrictions can be accommodated.