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“Long term stay for project” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Candlewood Suites Tuscaloosa

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Candlewood Suites Tuscaloosa
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   651 Skyland Blvd East, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405   |  
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Ranked #2 of 31 hotels in Tuscaloosa
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“Long term stay for project”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2009

I was in Tuscaloosa for a project that lasted 2 months. The hotel was very comfortable and had a complete kitchen. The staff was so friendly that by the time I left they had become like family. I will absolutely be looking for Candlewood Suites for my future trips!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
    5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2009

As a priority club member (candlewood is part of the Holiday inn points program) I booked a room using some points for the Tuscaloosa location via their club membership website. I fully intended to make the trip...infact was driving my father to Tuscaloosa when near Athens AL he had a heart attack in the car on I 65 and had to be lifeflighted to a hospital in Huntsville. This was 9 A.M on the date of arrival in tuscaloosa. Knowing that I wouldn't make that reservation date...I called IHG reservations and attempted to cancel the reservation. But they stated I couldn't regardless of reason ...it was past the hotels cancellation date and would be billing my credit card a nights stay (no mention of this on candlewood's site or the actual location site either).....but placing the amount of points I was using back on my account. .... I contacted the hotel directly asking them not for a refund but simply a free night stay sometime in the future at that location..(since I payed rack rate for the room and didn't use it.) via email after things stabilized in Huntsville with my father...and two weeks later still no reply.

I've stayed at candlewood suites in other locations before and they normally try to accomodate their guests....but this location and IHG reservations in general dropped the ball bigtime.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2008

I stayed at the Candlewood Suites during the Iron Bowl and was pleasantly surprised with the accomodations. This was my first stay at a Candlewood and I loved the full kitchen in my room. The full size fridge was great and we got a chance to begin tailgating at the hotel grill. I would stay here. The service was great and I loved the cupboard which had a good variety of snacks and still sold their sodas for .50 cents! I couldnt believe that a hotel still does that. Anyways, I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone that is going to spend a few nights in Tuscaloosa.

  • Liked — Full Kitchens
  • Disliked — No complaints... it was great!
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Candlewood Suites Tuscaloosa

Address: 651 Skyland Blvd East, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
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Location: United States > Alabama > Tuscaloosa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Tuscaloosa
#6 Family Hotel in Tuscaloosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Candlewood Suites Tuscaloosa 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Expect Superior Service at Our Extended Stay Hotel in Tuscaloosa, AL If you're looking for a relaxing getaway or a comfortable place to stay during a business trip, then drive past the cheap extended stay hotels in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and stay with us at the Candlewood Suites of Tuscaloosa. Our hotel is conveniently located 6.1 miles from Tuscaloosa Regional Airport (TCL) and near Interstates 20 and 59. The University of Alabama and other local colleges offer unique entertainment and attractions for the region. You can visit the University of Alabama's many museums, the arboretum or a sporting event while lodging in our Tuscaloosa, AL hotel. Enjoy the outdoors with a round of golf at one of the nearby courses or walk the nature trails at the Moundville Archaeological Park. Our all suite hotel in Tuscaloosa offers a convenient location for business travelers, with downtown Tuscaloosa, Mercedes Benz, Phifer Wire, DCH Hospital, JVC, BF Goodrich, Michelin, Law Enforcement Academy of Tuscaloosa and Delphi all near the hotel. We also have a meeting room, 24-hour business center and free high-speed Internet access to help you complete work while traveling. Our all suite hotel in Tuscaloosa makes extended stay travel and relocation easier with amenities like the Candlewood Cupboard, lending library and suites with fully equipped kitchens, 32-inch TVs, work desks and triple-sheeted beds. Book your extended stay in Tuscaloosa with us today! ... more   less 
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