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“Loved this hotel....” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Candlewood Suites Research Triangle Park / Durham, NC

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Candlewood Suites Research Triangle Park / Durham, NC
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1818 E NC Hwy 54, Durham, NC 27713   |  
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Ranked #36 of 67 Hotels in Durham
Durham,NC
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“Loved this hotel....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2007

This hotel is the best place I have stayed so far.The location is good,the hotel is clean and it has all the comforts and amenities you expect in a suite.

The staff is helpful,there is a dishwasher,free laundry facility and they have a small in-house shop where you can buy necessary items.The grocery shop is walking distance and the front desk has a variety of movies and books incase you want to borrow.

We stayed there for 2 weeks and we had a very pleasant experience.

  • Liked — The place was very comfortable.
  • Disliked — The rooms were a bit small.
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2005

We stayed at the Durham Candlewood Suites for three days while our house was being worked on. The hotel felt more like an apartment. Several guests were playing basketball and bringing in groceries. Although we had our own food, the prices in their little "honor system" store seemed reasonable. The exercise area was clean and it was nice to borrow a video from the front desk for my daughter to watch. All in all, a pleasant experience. Only complaint I had was that they did not have enough variety of pots and pans in our room.

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2004

I stayed at the Candlewood Suites in Durham, NC over the Christmas weekend. It was my second time staying there. They have the friendliest front desk staff I've ever encountered.

The cool thing about this hotel is that they're so low key about how great they are.

The rooms have a full kitchen with DISHES, dishwashing liquid, paper towels, and a refrigerator with an icemaker. There's a fine clock radio in the rooms that has a CD player with wonderful sound (Phillips), and the TV has a VCR player. If you don't have any VHS tapes on you, you can check out some of the most popular movies at the front desk for FREE. It is so convenient. In addition, there's an in-house store with very reasonable prices. They use an honor system, so you just put what you take on a tab, and its added to your bill. The workout and laundy room are right next to each other and they are very clean and almost always empty. So in most cases you will exercise in private. In addition, there's a TV in the workout room.

Its possible to stay there and never need to go outside, but if you do, just take their FREE shuttle (5 mi. radius). Southpoint Mall is the biggest and greatest mall in Durham, and there's a wonderful movie theatre there. Its right down the street from the hotel, but not in walking distance unless you're a runner or power walker. North Carolina does not have many sidewalks, so for that reason, I'd take the shuttle.

There's also many fast food restaurants and a grocery store (Food Lion) a short walk from the hotel. However, there's no night life in walking distance. The closest nightlife would be at the Southpoint Mall. By the way, it is an outdoor/indoor mall, and the outdoor part has a beachy feel. Most of the restaurants are on the outdoor part, and many people from all over the RTP area go there to socialize. However, there are no clubs at the mall.

Do not book online - the rates online are higher. Just call the hotel, or just show up; they're never full, and ask for the rate. The holiday rates are low and you can typically get a good room for under $60 dollars a night.

You will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2004

wonderful staff , clean rooms , laundry facilities clean , in hotel store well stocked with interesting items ,easy walk to grocery store across little bridge made stocking the kitchenette fun, made my two weeks in durham a very nonstressful time.

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Additional Information about Candlewood Suites Research Triangle Park / Durham, NC

Address: 1818 E NC Hwy 54, Durham, NC 27713
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Durham
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 ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Family Hotel in Durham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Candlewood Suites Research Triangle Park / Durham, NC 2*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 2004 Quality Excellence Award Winner, Candlewood Suites Durham/RTP, conveniently located at I-40 and Hwy 55, exit 278. This beautiful property is in the heart of Research Triangle Park (RTP), and within minutes of Raleigh Durham International Airport, Southpoint Mall, GlaxoSmithKline, BASF, Bayer, IBM, NIEHS, USEPA, Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill, NCCU, Duke Medical Center, and the Vein Clinic. Shuttle service is available Monday-Friday to local attractions and businesses within 5 miles of hotel. At Candlewood Suites Durham/RTP, we put the amenities where they really count in your room. Our guests can cook meals in their fully equipped kitchen, relax in the overstuffed recliner while watching movies from our free movie library. Business travelers will work more efficiently utilizing the executive desk with 2 separate phone lines and FREE HIGH SPEED INTERNET. Candlewood Suites Durham/RTP provides our guests a Free Fitness Center and a comfortable place to do laundry in our Free Guest Laundry room. Candlewood Suites Durham/RTP is within walking distance of many local favorite restaurants. For those guests that prefer to Dine In , a fully stocked Candlewood Cupboard provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, as well as Sodas, Snacks, and Ice Cream. ... more   less 
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