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Candlewood Suites Bloomington-Normal

#2 of 11 Hotels in Normal
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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McAlester, Oklahoma
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113 reviews 113 reviews
24 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I give this a 5-star rating, not because it's the best hotel I've stayed in, but because it's at the top of it's class--affordable extended stay. We only stayed one night, but the rate was very reasonable. I would be pleased to stay here for a longer period of time. The kitchenette was great; well furnished and spacious. The beds... More 

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Whitney H, General Manager at Candlewood Suites Bloomington-Normal, responded to this review

Thank you Qbeing for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Candlewood Suites Bloomington Normal on our TripAdvisor page. Our guests' feedback is the best way for us to gauge if we are providing a great hotel that guests love! I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed our spacious rooms and all of the great amenities... More 

artisticgal
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Staff is amazing, rooms were great, location is prefect and is in walking to Fresh Market, Dick's Sporting Goods an numerous other stores. The rooms are large and well laid out. Complimentary newspaper was a bonus and the complimentary coffee was well received. Overall I had a great stay and will be back soon.

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Whitney H, General Manager at Candlewood Suites Bloomington-Normal, responded to this review

Thank you Artisticgal for taking the time to review the Candlewood Suites Bloomington Normal! I am glad to hear that the team was accommodating and that you enjoyed our convenient location. The entire team strives to make every guests stay an amazing one and I am glad that we hit the mark! Again, the review is much appreciated and we... More 

Silver City, New Mexico
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This was one of the nicest extended stay experiences. The kitchen was large enough for two people to navigate. The overall room was larger than average. The bath was just average in size and amenities. and we felt there could have been another towel rack for an extended stay. Staff was a real plus at this hotel. I had an... More 

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Milner, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

In the past, we stayed at Eastland Suites whenever we visited Bloomington/Normal. To save some money, we chose to stay at the Candlewood Suites. There were pros and cons to Candelwood. It was cheaper, but breakfast was not included (as it is at Eastland). The room is also much smaller than Eastland. We were traveling with an infant and there... More 

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McAlester, Oklahoma
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We stayed 3 weeks here and enjoyed our stay. Very convenient location, and nice and quiet. Our room was comfortable and clean. Staff was super friendly. The USA paper (5 days) and local paper (7 days) were complimentary. Also complimentary coffee, apples and bananas, all available 24/7. Not required, or advertised, but each Wednesday evening while we were here they... More 

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Glenview, Illinois, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

We needed a hotel that is pet-friendly and Candlewood Suites did not disappoint. The room is spacious and the little kitchen was very helpful as our dog is a young puppy. The staff members are wonderful. Super friendly and concerned that we have a great experience. Thanks especially to Ana who behaves as if this hotel is her own home... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

My family stayed at this hotel for a visit to the college. It is close to Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan Universities. We booked online easily. On our way we were delayed in traffic and called to say we would not arrive until after 11pm. The person answering the phone was polite, and said they would hold the room and... More 

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Whitney H, General Manager at Candlewood Suites Bloomington-Normal, responded to this review

I want to start off by saying thank you dadaman for taking the time to write this kind review about your recent stay at the Candlewood Suites Bloomington Normal. We appreciate you taking time to let us know how we are doing. Good Customer Service is one of our chief goals and when we receive thoughts such as yours, we... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I stayed at this Candlewood for 10 months and can honestly say it was nothing short of pleasurable. The property and rooms are very clean and the kitchen area with stove and full fridge easily made preparing meals hassle free. There is plenty of shopping, restaurants and activities all within minutes the hotel. The Gazebo area with gas grills came... More 

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Whitney H, General Manager at Candlewood Suites Bloomington-Normal, responded to this review

Dennis B, Thank you for taking the time to review your 10 month stay at the Candlewood Suites. Guest feedback is the best way for us to provide a great hotel that guests love. Your kind words will be passed down to the entire team so that they know they met and exceeded your expectations. I am glad to hear... More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We have now stayed at the Candlewood in Bloomington-Normal two times. On both occasions, we found the personnel to be very friendly and willing to help in any way they could. On this last occasion, we were staying on the weekend of the severe cold blast with snow and temperatures down to -21 F. We had planned to leave on... More 

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Whitney H, General Manager at Candlewood Suites Bloomington-Normal, responded to this review

Roger R, The team was more than happy to help you and your wife during your stay with us. Our cars were no match for the Polar Vortex that week. We strive to meet and exceed our guests needs and we are happy to hear we did so during your stay! We look forward to seeing you and your wife... More 

Cleveland, Tennessee
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Truly a welcome environment with friendly staff and a home away from home experience. My husband works in the wind energy field and we stay away from home the majority of the year and it is so enjoyable to find such a wonderful place to stay. I love to cook so the kitchenette and full size fridge were such a... More 

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Whitney H, General Manager at Candlewood Suites Bloomington-Normal, responded to this review

I want to start out by saying thank you Robin H. for choosing to stay at the Candlewood Suites. We are glad to hear that you are enjoying your stay as much as we enjoy having you here. It is guests like you that make our jobs even more worth while! Getting to know all of our guests is a... More 

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