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Candlewood Suites Plano East
Ranked #29 of 47 Hotels in Plano
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

This is my only experience with a Candlewood to date. The staff works very hard to make your stay very enjoyable. Considering that it is just off the tollway it is a very quiet hotel.

The rooms are clean and the bathrooms are nicer than most.

Having a functioning kitchen is a great bonus for longer stays to keep the food costs down.

At the price I have been paying it is a great value. I will use this hotel on return visits if they keep the course.

They do need to improve the wi-fi access. There are parts of the hotel where it is strong and areas where it drops like a bad habit. The manager assured me that this concern is being addressed.

Room Tip: Go for a room in the wing away from the toll road, it is quieter and has better wifi.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Candlewood S, Director of Sales at Candlewood Suites Plano East, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2014

Jasski ~

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay. We value your feedback and glad that you had a great experience with our property.

We look forward in having you back the next time your travel needs bring you to Plano.

Take Care!

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stayed at this hotel to visit family and to attend a Dallas Cowboys game.
Check in was fast and easy, hotel was clean and welcoming. We loved having kitchen facilities in our room, so that we could have sandwiches and snacks in our room and save money by not having to eat out.
The next morning we got to meet the hotel manager in the lobby. Nice lady. We did not have much interaction with the staff, but the worker's that we did see were friendly.
We have family in Plano, and will stay and recommend this hotel to friends.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Candlewood S, Director of Sales at Candlewood Suites Plano East, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2014

Karen T ~

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent experience at our property. We are glad that you found our hotel to be clean and welcoming. This is something our staff strives for.

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to utlize the kitchen in your room.

We also appreciate the kind words about our General Manager. We are lucky to have her and she wants to make sure all of our guest feel like they are part of the the family.

We look forward in seeing you again the next time you are visiting family in Plano.

Take Care!

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

I like Candlewood because their rooms are usually larger than at comparable hotels. Now here we got a two-room suite larger than even the usual Candlewood ones. Neat, clean and comfortable, plus friendly staff at the reception. Add some sandwiches to the selection at your little convenience store, and you will be excellent.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Candlewood S, Director of Sales at Candlewood Suites Plano East, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2013

Mbshu ~

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We love to hear the feedback from our guest. We are glad you found the hotel be neat, clean and comfortable... I will present your comments with the team and see what we can arragin for the next time your travel needs bring you to the East side of Plano.

Take Care!
Angie Mago
Regional Director of Sales

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

This Candlewood property didn't have a lot of the amenities I thought it was going to have (manager's evening reception, breakfast, a pool). Apparently, some of the research I did online gave general information about Candlewood hotels instead of specifics about this property.

The hotel itself was clean (not spotless) and did have that faint, lingering scent of second-hand smoke in some of the hallways and elevators. This property is not smoke-free. My room itself was odor-free, so I was grateful for that.

The hotel itself was a bit noisier than others I've stayed in--you could hear cars coming and going in parking lot, other guests closing doors, phones ringing (muffled through the wall), etc. I stayed in an "accessibility room", which was very spacious; however, the room layout puts the television (small 32" or so) very far away from the chair and bed. I'm a reader, so that didn't matter much to me but for some who like to unwind while watching TV, that could be inconvenient.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Candlewood Suites Plano East, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2013

Dear by_digby,

Thank you for your feedback. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We appreciate your nice comment regarding cleanliness.

However, We’re sorry we fell below your expectation regarding the hallway condition, amenities and noise during your stay. We will address these points. I assure you the feedback of our hotel will be reviewed and most certainly forwarded to the appropriate departments. We take the confidence our guests place in us very seriously and work diligently to rectify any unsatisfactory experiences. We hope you give us a chance in the future to show you how great our hotel is.

Sincerely,

Orlando A.
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

I stayed at this hotel in January, 2013. After writing an unfavorable review, the hotel management finally made contact with me and apologized. They also made amends and I would consider staying again to give another chance. Since so many Tripadvisor readers use this mode to choose hotels I thought it only fair to report the reconciliatory efforts made by the hotel management.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Candlewood Suites Plano East, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2013

Dear CJTraveler55711,

We would like to thank you for your review. We are continually striving to improve the hospitality we offer, and comments from our guests are always welcome. I am happy you mentioned the efforts of the hotel management to rectify the situation in a timely manner. I appreciate the feedback that we receive as this is crucial for us to improve the services that we offer.

Once again, I greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your comments with us. This helps in becoming a better hotel.

Sincerely,

Zelyn N
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

I was warmly greeted upon check in,and all contact with any staff member was very positive. After reading previous reviews, I knew this brand did not offer breakfast, but I knew I would be getting a full size kitchen, and for lenghthy stays I can cook my own meals. I requested a smoking room and the only available was a suite, which I was upgraded to! The room was nicely appointed, full size kitchen including garbage disposal and dishwasher, with sperate large bedroom, clostes and kitchen, technically a complet one bedroom apartment! The king sized bed was just the perfect firmness, and I woke every morning with no back pain, a big concern for road warriors. The "Cupboard" was always available for forgotten items or a quick snack, just charged to room on honor system, so no cash needed, everything from Ben&Jerrys Chunky Monkey to snacks o toiletries, a mini store in house. The gym had several pieces of equipment, more than the standad treadmill and bike. There is also a laundry room with free washer and dryer, hanging area and large folding table, again a nice little perk. Unfortunately the negatives next. The 2 room suites have no AC in bedroom, just an exhaust fan (very loud) that pulls air from living room. This never gets bedroom to a wanted temp. The laundry room flooded while I was doing laundry, and not a drip, a full inch of water and running out into gym, a big mess. The parking is a bizarre set up. There are many spaces on the curb side of this shared area with a Comfort Suites. All of these spaces have notices that cars will be towed, as it is CS property. Confusing. There is one space next to a back door that had the hotel's van in it at all times, again reducing parking. If you get to this property after dark, be expected to park behind the building near a less than appealing bodega, not really well lit and unsavory characters walking around. There are 3 handicapped and 4 regular spaces near the front of the hotel, the rest are around the back, and most not near a door. The reserved spaces are across from entrance and well lit, but you get towed. Not a good set up. I requested several times not to get a paper, as I don't read the paper, and it was a waste. Every day I got a paper. The bathroom had nice fluffy towes and hand towels, but I couldn't find the face cloths. When questioned, I was told they were on order. It is a major inconvenience to shower with a hand towel, as they are large and get very heavy when wet. Due to interactions with staff being so positive, and the wondderful upgrade, I would like to rate this place higher, but untill the above refrenced issues are resolved, average is the best I can do, although this is one of the nicer hotels I have stayed at in Dallas.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Candlewood Suites Plano East, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2013

Dear franklinmilford,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your stay with us. I am pleased to know that our rooms exceeded your expectations and you find our staff positive and warm. Our staff members are truly the heart of the hotel and we are glad it's being appreciated by our guests. Please accept my sincere apology for the shortcomings you experienced during your stay and for the inconvenience the laundry and parking may have caused. We are hospitality professionals who pride ourselves on delivering world class service and for that reason, your comments will surely be looked into. I appreciate you bringing this matter to our attention and rest assured, your input will be shared with our management team and rectify any unsatisfactory experiences.

I hope this would not deter you from choosing us again in the future.

Sincerely,

Krysllin G.
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

My rating is poor due to what would appear to be managerial issues. The room accommodations were nice, but upon arrival I noticed immediately that the bedspread appeared to have been sat on, the toilet seat was left up (as if a man had used it), there were no coffee supplies in the kitchen and the counter was not wiped. I arrived late at night and thought I could get coffee with the free breakfast in the morning. One problem, no free breakfast with room. I said something to the girl at the desk upon leaving and she offered me some coffee from "The Cupboard," the food supply for guests to purchase items. She offered the coffee free and I thought "Yea, coffee." Unfortunately the coffee machine had some strange mix of water/cream/maybe coffee which did not even smell like coffee. The front desk girl offered anything from the shelves and I took a granola bar. She attempted to make a correction to the $100 charge for the room and ended up charging my card for $20 more dollars. She said the register wouldn't let her make the correction. I left, got breakfast at a local IHOP and attempted to contact the manager a day later. The manager did not return my phone call. Too much cost involved in staying at this hotel. I will continue to attempt to contact the manager, but time is money and if I have to continue to invest into this experience it only makes it worse! Other comparable hotels in the area run $80-100 with coffee in the room and a free breakfast in the morning.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Candlewood Suites Plano East, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2013

Dear CarlaJean55711,

Thank you for taking the time to relay your comments regarding our property during your recent stay. We are deeply sorry we fell below your expectations. Your comments are very troubling and will certainly be looked into. We’d like to obtain some additional details regarding your experience, so we have sent you a private message.

We look forward to hearing back from you soon.

Sincerely,

Janice A.
Case Manager
IHGCare

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Additional Information about Candlewood Suites Plano East

Address: 2401 East George Bush Tollway, Plano, TX 75074
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Location: United States > Texas > Plano
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 ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Plano
Price Range: $89 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Candlewood Suites Plano East 2.5*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The new Candlewood Suites Plano-East, Texas is a beautiful extended stay hotel centrally located in Plano. If your destination is Plano, Texas we are conveniently located off the President George Bush Parkway and just minutes away from Richardson Telecom and Technology Corridor, Garland, and Dallas. Popular points of interest nearby include: Hawaiian Falls Waterpark, Garland Special Events Center, Plano Centre, and Eisemann Center. Great shopping is just around the corner at Firewheel Town Center and Collin Creek Mall. Area businesses include: Cisco, Fujitsu, Texas Instruments, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Texas Oncology, Plano Regional Medical Center, AT&T, Nortel, Hewlett Packard, & Samsung. The DART RailStation is only 2 miles from the hotel, allowing easy access to downtown Dallas. Attractions include American Airlines Centre, Victory Park, Dallas West End, World Aquarium and JFK Museum. Each of our spacious suites feature beautiful, modern décor with fully equipped kitchens. You can enjoy several complimentary services including: high-speed Internet access, 24-hour fitness center, guest laundry, or cook out in our Gazebo Grill. Our unique Candlewood Cupboard offers guests a variety of sundry and food items. Whether your trip is for business or pleasure, Candlewood Suites, Plano - East offers you the best value in the Richardson Telecom and Technology Corridor. ... more   less 
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