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“Very basic, very very basic” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Candlewood Suites - Santa Clara

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Candlewood Suites - Santa Clara
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   481 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050   |  
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Ranked #15 of 33 Hotels in Santa Clara
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“Very basic, very very basic”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2005

First time I stayed at a Candlewood and I was not impressed, to say the least. The service is nominal, the rooms are tasteless, and the general feel is of your very basic motel or, worse, dorm room. My room was facing a railway and while the noise was not that bad, trains did run until very late. Obviously there was not much of a view.
On the plus side all rooms do have free internet connection, the room was descent size, and there's a kitchenette, which some people may find useful - I don't.

  • Stayed December 2005, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2005

I'm staying at Candlewood Suites/Santa Clara for the 2nd time this year. I stayed there 2 weeks in July, and am now staying again for 2 months; both times in a studio suite.
I'd say the place is quite decent in its category. The kitchen is well stocked for a long term stay, and Safeway is only about 1-2 miles away, which is very convenient. Speaking of toiletries mentioned by the previous reviewer, here is a list of items replenished every week: soap, shampoo, tissue, paper towels, dishwasher detergent + dishwashing liquid.
Housekeeping is once a week. There is a small fitness room on the first floor, which is never crowded.
I too was originally concerned with the proximity of the hotel to the airport and to the train station, but as it happened I barely notice them at all.

Overall, my impression of the place is very positive. I'm going to stay at Candlewood Suites again for a short visit in late October.

  • Stayed August 2005, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2004

I've stayed at the Candlewood Suites in Santa Clara twice and will stay again next week. The location across the street from Santa Clara University is ideal for me. The studio suite is a large room with a reasonably stocked kitchenette (full-size fridge, coffee maker, etc.). It's not fancy (slim on the provided toiletries, for example), but is very practical and comfortable. You can get coffee (Starbuck's), bagels, and Quizno's subs just a few steps from the hotel, and the train to San Francisco and buses to anywhere in the surrounding area are right next door. I was concerned about the trains running so close to the hotel, but I didn't hear anything late at night when I was trying to sleep. I think the prices are quite good, especially when compared with other suites hotels in the area--especially on weekdays, when the others charge anywhere from $140 to $180 per night.

  • Stayed June 2004
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Candlewood Suites - Santa Clara

Address: 481 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Location: United States > California > Santa Clara
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 33 Hotels in Santa Clara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Candlewood Suites - Santa Clara 2*
Number of rooms: 122
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