I stayed at Candlewood Suites for two nights. I was most impressed by the cleanliness of the facility. The rooms are also rather modern with regard to flooring. There is a larger flat screen TV as well as a DVD player, which is nice for exercise videos, or would be great traveling with kids. The kitchenette is handy, although I only used the fridge. The popcorn in the microwave is a pleasant surprise.
The bed boasted a little sign that said they offered both feather and firmer foam pillows; however, when I went to trade in for firm, they in reality don't have any. I guess I'm not sure why the sign is in the room, but no big deal. The pillows actually weren't as terrible as in some hotels. The bed was fine.
The exercise room is adequate. It offers a couple treadmills, an eliptical, a bike, and a little weight training station. I am from the midwest and could barely stand the heat after half hour of exercise. There is no way of controlling the temperature...so dress light. The area is quite clean, but I was disappointed there were no cleaning supplies to wipe off the equipment - even some disinfectant wipes would have been great. There is a laundry facility right off the room, which would be nice.
The area is in a little shopping area with a Walmart, Target, Penny's and numerous other stores. Restaurants are also plentiful....we ate at Nick and Jimmy's a BBQ place, as well as Panera's. I also saw a cinema.
I would highly recommend staying here. It is right off the highway, the location is great, the staff is VERY friendly and helpful, and the place is clean. You won't go wrong.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Candlewood Suites extended stay hotel in Alabaster, AL. Ideally situated in downtown Alabaster, Alabama, our choice extended stay hotel near Shelby Baptist Medical Center provides guests with comfortable accommodations and easy access to exciting Alabama attractions and leading area businesses. Long term guests of our Alabaster, Alabama hotel can enjoy shopping at the Riverchase Galleria Mall, sightseeing in nearby Birmingham or picnicking at Oak Mountain State Park. Headlining concerts at the Verizon Wireless Music Center and special programs at the American Village are less than nine miles from our pet friendly accommodations. Business-oriented travelers appreciate our lodgings near the Birmingham International Airport and downtown Birmingham, Alabama. In order to meet the professional needs of our guests, we provide an on-site, 24-hour business center with copy, print and fax services, as well as free high-speed, wired and wireless Internet access throughout the entire hotel. During your stay, we hope you will enjoy relaxing in one of our spacious suites featuring over-sized executive work desks and kitchens with full-size appliances. A well-equipped fitness center, free laundry facilities and a convenience store are also available for your convenience. As you plan your trip, we invite you to explore our excellent Alabaster, Alabama hotel rates and make your Candlewood Suites reservations today. ... more less
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