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

Veteran's Day weekend

5 on November 15, 2016

My husband and I just spent the Veteran's Day weekend at this wonderful B&B. The Inn is beautiful and Mike and Wanda are friendly, warm, and welcoming. Breakfasts are truly an experience not to be missed. Nicely situated in North Wildwood with lots to see and do locally as well as in nearby Cape May. Quiet, peaceful, and very relaxing in the off-season. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning in the future. Like being home away from home.


Fantastic Weekend!

5 on October 24, 2016

We stayed at the Candlelight Inn this weekend (late October 2016). What a fantastic B&B. The owners, Michael and Wanda, are friendly and helpful They prepare a fantastic gourmet breakfast. The Inn itself is conveniently located 3 blocks from a giant white sand beach and a 2.5 mile long boardwalk. It is a quick 15 minute ride into Cape May (in the off-season), and there is tons to do in the area. Our room was clean and inviting. The Inn as a whole has a ton of character. Wanda and Michael have a 5:00 wine and cookies that you can eat on the giant front porch while enjoying the evening and relaxing before dinner. This may be the best B&B I have ever stayed in.


Awesome weekend!

4.6 on October 03, 2016

I booked for a family wedding in the area. I chose the candlelight Inn for the pictures and the breakfast. I treated my father and it was his first time in a B & B. He left his stories that I'm sure won't get forgotten and believe he had a great time!. the owners are fantastic with their hospitality, and going out of their way to please you. Mike & Wanda thank you for all you do for each of your quest!


Great B&B in Wildwood, NJ

5 on September 08, 2016

This was our first stay at a B&B as we traveled for our Babymoon. Michael and Wanda were great! Knowing I had a food restriction, they always accommodated me for breakfast as well as for cookie o'clock! The breakfast options were great and always included a fruit and a muffin or scone to start (which were freshly made and always hot and moist). The room was cozy and had everything we needed. The only negative to our room – Bay Window – was the very small shower. There was also a fridge in the hallway with waters and sodas always available (at no additional cost) and we stored our dinner leftovers there too. Having beach chairs available and the short walk to the beach/boardwalk made the location perfect! Michael and Wanda also had great recommendations for things to do and places to eat. Overall we had a very relaxing and enjoyable experience at the Candlelight Inn and would highly recommend it.


Candlelight Inn review

3.0 on August 29, 2016

The room was very nice, clean and comfortable, but just a tad tight, especially the shower. the owners were very nice, friendly and accommodating and made us feel very welcome. Overall, it was a very nice experience that I recommend to others. One thing in the way of a "development" idea - add a generic type of breakfast option (oatmeal or other bowl of cereal for example) that could be chosen in case other specialty breakfast choice was not desired. Or put the generic choice on the table for anyone who would want it.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for your review. We enjoyed hosting the three of you and are thrilled that you would recommend us to others. We are sorry that you felt the Victorian Rose Suite was "a tad tight". This cozy suite is on the third floor; the bed is set in the eaves and the shower stall can be a bit tight for large people. Our 1906 Victorian home was converted so that every room has its own bathroom. In keeping the integrity of the era some of the bathrooms are smaller than others, but we are very careful to explain to people when they call what the characteristics are for each room. For breakfast we offer a sweet or a savory dish to choose from. We cook to order in an effort to not waste food. However, we ask when you book a room and on the breakfast sign up sheet if you have any dietary restrictions or concerns to let us know. It is unfortunate that you did not take advantage of this option. We have accommodated requests for vegan, gluten free, dairy free options, or even plain scrambled eggs or oatmeal when desired.


Wonderful experience

4.6 on August 21, 2016

The owners exceeded my expectations and provided us with much appreciated insider information about the region


Pleasant stay at the Candlelight Inn

4.0 on August 19, 2016

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights and had a lovely time. Wanda & Michael are very welcoming. Our room was very nice, perhaps but a bit tight, but that's what you expect in an old Victorian. We were most impressed with the how clean this huge place was, everything was squeaky clean and not a hint of that musty smell seashore places can get. Breakfast was great! Would recommend!


54 Years With Mary

4.8 on August 12, 2016

I booked our two night stay for our 54th anniversary and I was not disappointed. Wanda and Mike were wonderful hosts. The breakfasts were wonderful and the other guests were very enjoyable to talk with. The room was very nice and the town was as clean as a pin. We are no longer beach people, but there are other things to do like sightseeing or whale watching and also shopping. There are also many good places to eat. Loved it.


Visit the Candlelight Inn

4.8 on August 08, 2016

We were able to secure a last minute reservation. We had passed the Candlelight Inn often but this was our first visit. It was wonderful in every sense! Within 12 hours we decided that we would visit annually, and after learning it's open throughout the year, we plan to enjoy winter at the Jersey Shore at the Candlelight Inn. Don't miss it.


Convenient and delicious

5 on August 01, 2016

This was our 10th stay at the Candlelight Inn. When you find a place that has everything you want, you keep returning. The convenient location, off street parking, delicious breakfasts, friendly hosts and just some of the reasons we stay at the Inn. We'll be back!


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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.