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Candlewood Suites Oak Harbor
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   33221 State Route 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Oak Harbor
Lincoln, Nebraska
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Nice facility”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Pros: The building seemed newer, nicely decorated and in good condition. The gym & office were very nice. Perfect location near deception pass, many restaurants in town. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

Cons: We stayed 6 days on an "outdoor adventure" vacation with each of us taking more than one shower a day, the maid service does not come in AT ALL for extended stays, meaning no fresh towels or sheets unless you want to do it yourself and haul the dirty down to the front desk! The sheets we did have had bleach spots all over them, however that does indicate they are clean. Bring your own soap/shampoo/conditioner- as one tiny bottle was provided for 6 days. They also provided a small coffee pot in the room and enough coffee for one day-- I believe they said it was 0.75 for each additional coffee pouch. These small costs aren't what bothers me--it's that we are paying for a full hotel room for all 6 nights, so why can't we have 6 nights worth of supplies and maid service included?! Also, unlike some others that wrote reviews we had a small room with only a bed, one cozy chair, and an office chair/desk. So the time that was spent in the room only one person had a chair, and the other was stuck watching tv from the bed or office chair.

Overall nice facility & staff. Based on the zero maid service for our 6 days, we would choose a different hotel if staying more than one night.

No pool or restaurants on site as it asks below.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with more than one chair or a couch if two of you want to enjoy time in the room with...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pamela E, General Manager at Candlewood Suites Oak Harbor, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank You for taking the time to let us know about your stay. We acknowledge that an extended stay hotel is not for everyone and apologize for your stay not being 100%. I am happy to know you found our staff members friendly and our property nice. Again, Thank You for your review.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Candlewood Suites is located in Oak Harbor just a few minutes drive from Deception Pass State Park. Our room had a separate bedroom and a living/dining/kitchen area along with the bathroom and several closets/cabinets for storage. It would be a great place for an extended stay. While our time there was short (2 nights) we loved the extra space. Traveling with two children, my husband and I were very happy with the separate bedroom. Both the bedroom and living area have TVs with DVD players. The hotel has FREE movie rentals so we spent one evening relaxing and watching movies. The laundry is also FREE making catching up on laundry a breeze - no searching for mounds of change to feed the machines! The staff were very friendly and we took advantage of the "Cupboard" for snacks, drinks, and cereal and juice for a quick breakfast - all reasonably priced and easily charged to our room. We will definitely keep an eye out for other Candlewood Suites on our journeys.

(The couch is a pullout bed - that's where the kids slept.)

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pamela E, General Manager at Candlewood Suites Oak Harbor, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Our TEAM here at Candlewood Oak Harbor is so pleased to know you and your family had a pleasant stay with us. We would like to thank you for taking the time to share you experience with others and hope to see you all again soon!
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16 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The first thing to be aware of is that there are no rooms with more than one bed. If you know that going in it really isn't bad I guess. No breakfast. Good free coffee though. Friendly staff. Good location. New looking property.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pamela E, General Manager at Candlewood Suites Oak Harbor, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Thank You so much for taking the time to rate our hotel. I am happy to know you found our staff friendly and that you enjoyed our coffee.
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Tofino, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Went to Oak Harbor to visit some friends for the day/night in April. I didn't have a reservation but this hotel was very happy to accomodate me upon walk in. The lady at the front desk was very helpful. She explained the differences between their hotel and the Best Western (sister resort) which I believe the only difference was the sister resort included a continental breakfast which was not the important to me. I had asked for just the most basic room as I would only be in it to sleep for a few hours. When I got to my room I was blown away. I couldn't believe how beautiful, updated, spacious, and clean it was for $100.00/night! There was a Kitchenette with an eating area, and a very large bathroom (especially for a hotel). Definitley worth the money plus more! I would love to return to this hotel when I can get back to Oak Harbor with more than just one day to spare! This is definitley a 5 star deal in my books!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pamela E, General Manager at Candlewood Suites Oak Harbor, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Thank You so much for taking the time to write a review on our hotel. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and found your suite to be beautiful, updated, spacious and clean. Our staff looks forward to seeing you again!

Pamela Estes
General Manager
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We stayed here for the Whidbey marathon event, and found it conveniently located, clean, and staffed with helpful, friendly employees. It’s not your high-end hotel, but if you’re scoping it out as an option, then you probably aren’t looking for that anyway. If you want somewhere safe and clean, then this is your spot. It is higher-priced for the chain because of its location and lack of competition, but is a good bet for the area.

Room Tip: Ask for the side opposite the main road (west, I believe) - cuts down on noise
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pamela E, General Manager at Candlewood Suites Oak Harbor, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time post a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and found our hotel to be one of Whidbey's best. Please come back and see us next year for the marathon.
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153 reviews 153 reviews
58 hotel reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

This is a military town and there is no high end 5 star choices, but this is the nicest and cleanest hotel in town. It is very clean, very modern with good service and front desk. Not crowded or far from any restaurants or nearby activities. Rooms have nice kitchenettes which is nice to have with full cable TV service.

The only small downside is very limited shampoo and soap condiments in the room.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pamela E, General Manager at Candlewood Suites Oak Harbor, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Our entire TEAM is dedicated to making sure every guest enjoys their stay. We want to thank you for taking the time to post a review, and are so happy to know you consider us Oak Harbor's Best.

Pamela Estes-General Manager
Candlewood Suites-Oak Harbor, WA
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Sequim, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Love that all the rooms are suites. Nice extras like popcorn in the room. Quiet and clean. Front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. The girl on the morning shift helped us to find where to go for breakfast on a holiday morning. She also recommended Mt erie as a sight to see. It was beautiful...don't miss it!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pamela E, General Manager at Candlewood Suites Oak Harbor, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Thank you so much for your review. The Candlewood Team appreciates you taking the time to let others know how much you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to having you stay with us next time you are in Oak Harbor.

Sincerely,
Pamela Estes
General Manager-Candlewood Suites-Oak Harbor WA
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Address: 33221 State Route 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277
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Location: United States > Washington > Whidbey Island > Oak Harbor
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 ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Oak Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Candlewood Suites Oak Harbor 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oak Harbor Extended Stay Hotel Offers Comfortable Accommodations Travelers to Whidbey Island can enjoy our Oak Harbor hotel's beautiful location in Northwest Washington. We are conveniently located on Highway 20 with easy access to area attractions. Vacationers to our Whidbey Island hotel can enjoy beautiful outdoor attractions, while experiencing many indoor activities. City Beach Park and downtown Oak Harbor are in close proximity to the hotel. Other attractions that are less than a half-hour from our accommodations include the Admiralty Head Lighthouse, Meerkerk Gardens, Fort Casey, Deception Pass, Ebey's Landing and several different ferry services. Business travelers can easily access local businesses and corporations from our Oak Harbor hotel's convenient location on Whidbey Island. Businesses within 10 miles of our hotel include Whidbey General Hospital, Whidbey Naval Air Station, Labcorp, Northrop Grumman and Boeing NAS Whidbey office. Our all suite hotel in Oak Harbor makes you feel at home with a variety of choice amenities. You can enjoy convenience with complimentary laundry services and an on-site store with entrees, snacks and drinks when you're tired of eating out. Other amenities include complimentary high-speed, wireless Internet access, a business center and a fitness center. End your search for the perfect Oak Harbor extended stay hotel by booking your reservations with the Candlewood Suites on Whidbey Island. ... more   less 
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