by Eileen Ogintz
The 123-room Candlewood Suites is a mid-scale, all-suite residential style property with many amenities traveling families appreciate. They include free Wi-Fi, an outdoor grill and seating area and a lending locker where you can borrow everything from a board game to a blender. You can stock up on breakfast items, beverages, snacks and frozen entrees any time at the Candlewood Cupboard, which is operated on the honor system.
The hotel is surrounded by the Sandia Mountains, with shopping, restaurants and local attractions nearby. Each suite includes a fully equipped kitchen with stove, refrigerator with ice maker, toaster and dishwasher. There are pots, pans, serving dishes, plates, glassware, silverware and a dining table, as well. Suites typically have a king bed and a sofa sleeper, as well as a reclining chair. All have been recently renovated.
Candlewood Suites is an IHG brand hotel, which means you can use your points at other hotels like Kimpton, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn.
Check-in time is 3 p.m., with check-out at noon.
Our Editor Loves
- In-suite full kitchens
- Outdoor grills and dining area
- Backdrop of the mountains
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
I stayed and there were bugs in the bathtub one small one in the morning when I got up and then another small one when I got back to the room...then in tbe evening there was a bigger one that ran up the wall and went behind the mirror...no room to move me to...cannot issue a refund not even to my company because it was already paid for..all he could do was if I was an IHG member put points to my account...desk clerk stated he was the manager but could not give me his name...I will never stay here again and would not recommend anyone to stay here either
by Keith M
The good...Nice Bed, set up for long term stay. The BAD...Stayed two nights and cost $378 for a queen bed (they do not have King beds). After check-in we found that unless you stay 7 days there is no maid service...no making a bed, no clean sheets, no clean towels, not resupply of TP, they never open the door. If you want anything you have to go to the desk to exchange towels or something. No breakfast. No pool. Not a really safe location. Desk receptionist could care less. They don't tell you this in advance either. I would never stay there again. And this is the second IHG hotel that has been bad.