We were introduced to Candlewood Suites a few years ago when we were required to spend several weeks in Nashville. Rather than spend all that money on restaurant meals, the option of having a full size refrigerator and a range top to cook (with cookery) got our interest. The same situation presented itself when we came to Austin recently to do some recording. We were delighted to find that Candlewood Suites was still living up to it's standards. This property is located at the busy interchange of I-35, US 290, and TX 71, but you barely notice the traffic noise from inside. It's in a good location, just takes a few trips to figure out the best way to get in, out, and around the surrounding area. Great staff, very accommodating and friendly. No pool, but with the outside traffic noise, why bother. Fantastic fitness room with modern equipment and adjoining guest services area- free laundry, honor system store for snacks and ancillary items. Our room was slightly smaller than the one in Nashville, but still very comfortable. The bed was good. (If anything could stand an improvement it is the bed. A little rigid for my bones, but by no means unbearable.) The soft linens more than made up for it, and you have your pick of pillows as well. The room is laid out nicely, nice desk area, terrific wifi, large flat screen. The electric stove was practically brand new, worked great and the non-stick pots and pans they provide were put to good use and cleaned up quickly. Dishwasher, Fridge, and Microwave- all the modern conveniences of home. Fluffy towels, nice deep bath for soaking and plenty of hot water. Nice selection of DVD's to chose from for a nice deviation from standard cable (although this hotel offered 3
free HBO channels).
And don't be dismayed by the work crews which may stay here. They might come in at the end of the day dirty and disheveled, but they are just hard-working blue collar types who were our courteous neighbors. Unlike some other hotels we've experienced, there was nobody hanging out in the parking lot drinking beer.
So, all in all, a a great stay for $61 a night (excluding Austin's exorbitant hotel tax). We will continue to keep the Candlewood Suites on our radar for extended stays and otherwise.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are an all Suite Hotel with Studio and One Bedroom Suites located just minutes from Downtown Austin and the Austin Airport. We provide complimentary high speed internet in all guest rooms and free parkingas well. We are pet friendly and have a 24 hr fitness center. ... more less
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- Candlewood Suites - Austin South Hotel Austin
- Candlewood Austin
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