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“Candlewood is an all-around great value” 4 of 5 stars
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Candlewood Suites Miami Airport West
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8855 NW 27th Street, Doral, FL 33172   |  
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Doral
Ontario
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“Candlewood is an all-around great value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2011

This is NOT a place for picky folks who are into fancy lobbies, nightly turndown service, room-service or pay-per-view. This hotel's first impressions: fairly basic but clean and courteous. And those first impressions are indeed what this hotel is about. Check-in was fast and efficient. My room was on the second of 3 floors. I usually dread being in one of the lower levels of smaller budget hotel properties because of noise from above, but this building is solidly built and noise was never a problem from above, below or through the walls. The room was like a well laid-out bachelor apartment, with a simple but comfy queen bed, flat screen TV with HBO and 40-odd other free channels, DVD player, highly usable kitchenette with clean dishes and utensils, toaster, microwave, and a full-size fridge that was actually cold. Bathroom was perfectly fine and very clean with soft, clean towels and the air-conditioner was quiet and cold.

I could see this place as a great place for long-term business-person stays. My own purpose was as a solo traveler in Miami for a golf tournament at Doral, which is a very easy 20 minute walk away. For families, there is a rudimentary, fenced in pool. For fitness buffs, there is a gym on the lower level and a park next door with a nice long jogging path.

I really liked the location. Besides being close to Doral, this property happens to be off 87th, which is the last exit on 836 West before the tolls (I hate paying tolls!) and 836 is only a few minutes south. 836 then gets you anywhere fast ... airport in 10 minutes with traffic, downtown in 20 minutes (and $1.25 one-way toll), and SoBe in 25 minutes. So long as you have a car (there is plenty of free parking) and don't mind the industrial park setting, this location can't be beat. Lots of chain restaurants and smaller places all around and a Walmart/Sams Club near 836 for those interesting in stocking up their kitchenette.

Final nice touch is the hotel's tuck shop which has a great selection of drinks and snacks. It operates on an honor-basis and the prices are actually really good ($0.50 for a can of soda, $4 for a pint of Haagen Dazs.

Only minor beef: free wifi gets really slow during peak evening hours.

I got my room for around $90 a night through Hotwire. An all-around great value!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Derry, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2011

Great Value Hotel, Clean Bed and Room
Has to be best value hotel in Miami!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Barcelona, Spain
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2011

We spend 3 nights at Candlewood Suites-Miami airport and we enjoyed staying there. Hotel is like apartment style, each room has a bathroom, a bed, a full kitchen and a table-studio. Room was very clean and bed was very comfy. The kitchen has everything you might need : toaster, coffee machine, stove, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and dishware. We would stay again here, eventhough is not close to the beach, but it is close to the airport. Very quiet. There is room service once a week, so don't expect to finf the bed done when you come back.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2010

We arrived in the evening and had the misfortune to deal with a very hostile, unprofessional, and rude front desk assistant. Her name is Jennifer and I think she should be fired or hidden away from customers since she definitely has a nick for driving them away. She placed us in room 121, right in front of the front desk, which already reduces comfort due to constant traffic and loud people complaining at the front desk. The room is a handicap room, so the shower has all the gadgets, but unless you are actually handicap and in need of the assistance, this is not desirable. To make the story short, the furniture is old and beat up, and the carpet was dirty with bits of trash all around the room, but the worst was the bed. When I pulled the covers down the first thing you notice is dirt, yellow/brown stains, and dried white goo on the sheets (you can guess what that is, definitely not apple juice). Not only is this a low standard on their hygiene, and disgusting to say the least, but probably a health risk, as you are being exposed to a stranger's bodily fluids. It took me less than 60 seconds to come back out and wait in line while two other men where arguing with her to change their rooms. Sounded like the cleaning lady was also not doing her job. After she gave them new rooms it was my turn, when I explained the problem with my dirty room and politely asked if we could be switched she just looked annoyed and said they were sold out. I called the company through which I had booked it and explained the problem, they called the hotel to verify that I had requested another room and she said that I was lying, that she herself had come to the room to inspect it, and that the hotel was sold out. Clearly, all lies. She is really the worst person to have her position. Thankfully I was able to get refunded and re-booked at a much better hotel a couple of blocks away for 10 dollars cheaper. I wouldn't suggest you stay at this hotel, the front desk treats you like they are doing you a favor and forget that their rooms are not free and that they are being paid to provide a service. It should be illegal to rent out a room in that condition.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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CandlewoodMiami, Manager at Candlewood Suites Miami Airport West, responded to this review, March 22, 2011
Dear Guest,

Our apologies for the inconveniences you experienced during your last stay back in December. At your earliest please contact me as I need more information regarding your review in order to address any mishap as soon as possible,

Regards,

Pier A Raccuglia
pier.raccuglia@ihg.com
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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2010

Staying 4 nights, we were expecting a parcel at the hotel; everyday we asked several times for it to the staff..
And back home, we discovered that it was refused by the hotel, one day before our departure!
The explanation of the manager is that it was adressed to my spouse's first name (she has the same last name that me)
OK, the reservation was under my first name, but they knew we were expecting the parcel
And the manager seems to find it perfect, showing how much consideration they have for their customer. Don't have any problem there!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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CandlewoodMiami, Manager at Candlewood Suites Miami Airport West, responded to this review, March 22, 2011
Hello,

I contacted you some time ago regarding this missing parcel but has not heard from you as of yet. Did we solved this to your satisfaction by another member of our staff?

Regards,

Pier A Raccuglia
General Manager
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Middle Tennessee
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2010

We stayed one night at the Candlewood Suites and the room was good size, the kitchen well furnished, but the room smelled like the carpet had just been cleaned. We had just gotten back from a cruise, so we took advantage of the free washers and dryers. The mattress was too soft, so we didn't sleep that well. The service was really good and the price was reasonable.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Dayton, Ohio
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2010

I got a great rate through hotels.com and found this place to be well located for the turnpikes. Also, there are a bunch of decent chain restaurants (Tony Roma's, etc.) very near. Area seems safe and clean

Stayed December 2009, traveled solo
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Address: 8855 NW 27th Street, Doral, FL 33172
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Location: United States > Florida > Doral
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Doral
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Candlewood Suites Miami Airport West 2*
Number of rooms: 128
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the conveniences of a hotel with the amenities and privacy of a corporate apartment truly the best of both worlds. Candlewood Suites Miami, an all-suite hotel with fully equipped kitchens is centrally located just minutes from Miami International Airport with easy access to the City of Doral, Downtown Miami, Coral Gables, Kendall, Miami Springs, and Medley. Whether your visit brings you for business or pleasure, one night or an extended stay, our friendly staff is ready to welcome you with a smile. At Candlewood Suites, we put the amenities where they really count: in your room. Spacious and well appointed, each suite has a fully equipped kitchen complete with microwave, full size refrigerator and dishwasher. Work efficiently at your executive desk with two separate phone lines and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Relax in your recliner while you enjoy your favorite movie from our free CD library. Purchase a light meal or snack 24-hours a day at the Candlewood Cupboard or take a dip in our outdoor heated pool. Our hotel is minutes from excellent shopping and an assortment of dining and entertainment venues as well as US Southern Command, Florida International University and Jackson Memorial Medical Center. We are also convenient to Homestead Speedway, Bayside Marketplace, and Miami (South) Beach. Become one of Facebook fans and participate to win free night and discounts! Candlewood Suites Miami Airport West. ... more   less 
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