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Candlewood Suites - Charlotte University

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8812 University East Drive, Charlotte, NC 28213
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I truly enjoyed my stay at the Candlewood Suits. We booked third party through hotels.com and was a little disappointed there was no continental breakfast. We couldn't find very many reviews online so that made me and my mom equally uneasy. We were so pleasantly surprised by this hotel. The hotel room was extremely nice. The room has a flat... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one night for a concert. The suite was great. It came with a small kitchen and large desk. The bed was comfortable. The front desk has movies you can borrow and there is a small store where you can purchase food. The staff was friendly and the rooms were clean.

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Augusta, GA
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here at a great rate and was very pleased. The hotel had a lot of personal touches such as the front desk staff knowing me by name that I didn't expect. The room had a kitchenette with a stove and full size fridge. The room was spacious and I didn't feel cramped. This was a great value for... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We began our two week road trip by staying the first night at Candlewood-Charlotte Univ. Found this property to be one of the nicest of the chain. Staff very friendly and rooms large and modern. One caution...unless you're prepared to get back into your car and drive to a restaurant, check-in early. The only sit down restaurant within walking distance... More

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Avondale Estates, Georgia
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I came to Charlotte for a concert. I was looking for a deal on a room because I don't normally spend this kind of money to see music. I live in a place that has plenty of talent and listening rooms. This was a splurge to say the least. Loved the room renovations. I felt like it was a luxury... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I often stay at Candlewood Suites while traveling for business because it has a complete kitchen and it's nice not to have to eat out all of the time, and enjoy leftovers. However, this was simply one of the nicest I have ever stayed at. The rooms have been beautifully updated. The beds are amazingly comfortable and the bathrooms feel... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Our first impression of this hotel was that it was updated nicely. The kitchen had a cooktop (not an oven, so it is not a full kitchen), a microwave, and a dishwasher. The cabinets and countertops had been redone, so it looked very nice. We stayed in a one-bedroom suite, so there was a pull-out couch that we used for... More

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Mandi2457, Director of Sales at Candlewood Suites - Charlotte University, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your honest review in regards to your stay. We appreciate your feedback, and apologize for the inconveniences. We are thrilled that you highlighted our recently completed renovations, and over sized rooms. Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us and we will utilize your response by continuing to focus on making each and... More

Buffalo, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
44 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This place is nice. Had a full kitchen, Big Flat Screen TV and comfortable bed. Make sure you ask for extra towels they don't service the room everyday so it's not a conventional hotel. Only draw back is that there weren't alot of food options within walking distance just a pizza place and seafood restaurant across the street. If you... More

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Mandi2457, Director of Sales at Candlewood Suites - Charlotte University, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate that you took the time to review our property and highlight the amenities you enjoyed! You are right!! We are not your conventional hotel! We strive to stand out with our green programs, weekly housekeeping, fully equipped kitchens, Flat screen TV's with DVD players, and Candlewood Cupboard! Our goal is to... More

Wilmington, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I stayed for only one night, but I wish I could have made it a longer trip. The room was beautiful, like a chic little studio apartment. It had the most fully-equipped kitchen I'd ever seen in a hotel, fantastic desk, large flat-screen TV, and one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in. I didn't have time to... More

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Mandi2457, Director of Sales at Candlewood Suites - Charlotte University, responded to this review

Dear April, Oh, my! Thank you so much for your review!! Your words mean a lot to the entire staff here at The Candlewood Suites Charlotte University!! Thank you for highlighting the amenities you loved, and for your kind review! It is because of guests such as yourself that we strive so hard for excellence. We believe our guests are... More

South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

This hotel is located in a great spot! It is halfway between downtown Charlotte and Concord Mills area. Plus is located right in the university area so there are a ton of shops and restaurants to go to. 1 mile away from the University Boardwalk that has shops and food too. The suites are gigantic with a full kitchen, Big... More

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Mandi2457, Director of Sales at Candlewood Suites - Charlotte University, responded to this review

Wow!! Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property! We couldn't have said it better ourselves! Thank you so much for highlighting the amenities you enjoyed! I agree with you that our location makes us a great place to stay in Charlotte! Also, I am so glad you found value in our large suites with full... More

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Address: 8812 University East Drive, Charlotte, NC 28213
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Charlotte
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Hotel Class:2 star — Candlewood Suites - Charlotte University 2*
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Come and experience our new Comforts of Home Bedding Collection. The Candlewood Suites Charlotte-University Hotel is an ideal choice for both business and leisure travelers. We are an all suite property, the perfect place for your next stay and a great alternative to a corporate apartment. Each spacious suite has a full kitchen complete with microwave and full size refrigerator. Work efficiently at your oversized executive desk with free high speed Internet access and two separate phone lines - check email and talk on the phone at the same time. Relax in the overstuffed leather recliner while you enjoy the CD/DVD/VCR player. Borrow your favorites from our free video and CD library. Work out in our fitness center or visit our Candlewood Cupboard, our on-site convenient store. You can purchase meals, snacks and sundry items at value prices. We offer complimentary washers and dryers in our on-site laundry facilities. Earn Priority Club Rewards Points for each qualifying stay. Pets Are Welcome with a fee of $15 for the first night, $10 for each additional night, not to exceed $75. Current shot documentation is required. A pet policy must be signed at check in. Housekeeping is provided every 7 days. The Front Desk is open from 7am-11pm with staff available 24 hours a day. The Candlewood Suites is located just 3 miles from I-85 in a quiet area. We are conveniently close to UNCC, The Charlotte Motor Speedway, Research Park, Wells Fargo CIC, Concord Mills Mall, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, The NASCAR Hall of Fame, Bobcats Arena, and the Bank of America Panthers Stadium. ... more   less 
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