Candlewood Suites is definitely a step up from Studio Plus, but you do pay a bit more for it. Good points, nice sized room. very quiet atmosphere. VCR/DVD player included in room and a library of videos as well (but I didn't use them). Very nice bed. Good Microwave and full sized fridge. You can do your laundry for free and the candlewood cupboard is nice and handy for food of all kinds. The prices for the food are high, but not out of line.
Now the downsides. The fridge/freezer didn't work..the freezer barely made ice. There is NO oven in the suite like studio plus, so don't buy any food that requires an oven (like frozen pizza that I got...) Also, if the internet is a priority for you, it goes down about 3 x per day on average. You have to call the front desk to have them reset it and it doesn't always work. One guy tried to blame me and my computer for the problem, but being an IT guy, I set him straight really fast. They seem to treat the net problems as more of a nuisance rather than a priority for business travelers.
I am going to look around before I stay there again, but it might very well happen because it is a decent place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come experience our new 'Comforts of Home' bedding collection.The Candlewood Suites Hotel in Rockford Illinois is an a all studio-suite hotel, completely renovated in November 2007. The Candlewood is conveniently located off I-90 and State Street (US BR20). With easy access to I-39 and US Routes 20 and 43/Wisconsin, the Candlewood Suites Hotel-Rockford is perfectly located near business and entertainment centers, near Magic Waters water park, CherryVale Mall, and numerous golf courses. Located adjacent to Van Galder Bus Terminal with 24 shuttle service to O'Hare and Midway Airports. Hotel is ten minutes from Greater Rockford Airport. On-site Fitness Center, Complimentary movie rental and USA Today newspapers and Candlewood Cupboard. Same day Dry Cleaning service available along with complimentary full-sized washers and dryers. Priority Club Rewards Program. Pets Are Welcome with a non-refundable fee of $15 per night not to exceed $150. A pet policy must be signed at check in. Room Cleaning is provided once every 7 days. Maximum number of people (including children) allowed per room is 2 in a room with 1 bed or 3 with a rollaway. A limited number of rollaways are available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Candlewood Rockford
- Rockford Candlewood Suites