It has been about nine years since I have stayed at a Candlewood Suites. The first experience (Schaumberg, IL) was great. The time it was okay,
The check-in process was efficient. The front-desk attendant promptly put her call on hold and checked me in. She was very courteous. Later I has a problem with a broken remote control, she and maintenance were able to resolve it very quickly.
The hotel was in need of some renovation. There were walls with chips that could use a little repair and a coat of paint. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen was functional. The bathroom could have used a fan vent. The pool seemed more like an afterthought. You had to cross the parking lot to get to it. That being said at least it was clean.
One feature touted by Candlewood Suites is the free laundry. Good but this property had only two washers and dryers available. They were always in use and I had to constantly check for an opening. Nothing like the picture with guy with four washing machines.
There are not many options within walking distance for shopping and dining. Within a five minute drive, there are many options as there are two major shopping malls in that drive. The hotel is freeway close but far enough that the noise does not effect you. There is a long driveway to the hotel that takes you up the side of a hill. Pay close attention as the sign is small and you might miss the driveway.
The best part of the stay was the value. For a party of five at $80 per night, Candlewood provided us with a one-bedroom suite. You can't beat that price in San Diego.
The reason for an average rating was based on my first experience with Candlewood Suites. When I stayed the first time, I would consider Candlewood on par with staying at a Residence Inn. This stay wasn't on the level with a Residence Inn or even a Towneplace Suite. It was more like the class of an Extended Stay America.
Would I stay here again. Most likely. The value is hard to pass up.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- To make our hotel your best choice in terms of both facilities and services, renovation work on the entire hotel is being done, Spa, Laundry and Fitness Room will be carried out till may 31st . There will be minor visual disturbance and some construction noise from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm. While every effort is being made to ensure your comfort during this period, we apologize in advance for any inconvenience you may experience. Thank you for your kind understanding. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham San Diego Hotel San Diego
- Hawthorn Suites San Diego
- San Diego Hawthorn Suites