I walked in wearing a Dunder-Mifflin T-Shirt (from "The Office") and the front desk clerk started laughing and telling me that was the coolest T-Shirt she had ever seen. I liked that personal connection she offered me when I arrived. She quickly checked me in. The only thing I didn't like about the check-in process was the wheel-of-fortune that I had to spin to see which Priority Club amenity I was going to get. (I'll just take my free bottled water, thanks!)
The hotel had an amazing workout facility that I used, and also FREE laundry machines (I didn't know Candlewood did FREE laundry). If the workout facility wasn't enough, they also offered complimentary passes to a nearby (<1/2 mile) health club. Well-played, Candlewood!
The room was very nicely appointed, with a larger-than-I'm-used-to desk, with PLENTY of electrical outlets (the lack of outlets is one of my pet peeves with hotels, but this one delivered stellarly!), and a TV that allowed me to hook up my laptop via an HDMI cable.
A fridge, a stove, and a microwave were all part of the kitchenette, and the bathroom was large and contained all the amenities I'd expect.
You know, the only reason I would hesitate before returning to a Candlewood again is that they only let you earn five points per dollar (instead of ten like at most Priority Club brands). It's a great property and I'd return again if staying in this area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are the newest extended stay hotel in the Springfield, Illinois area. The Candlewood Suites is just minutes away from numerous Abraham Lincoln sites including the new Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Lincoln's Home, Lincoln's Tomb and New Salem State Park. Other points of interest a short drive away include the Illinois State Capitol, Abraham Lincoln Capitol City Airport, Illinois State Fairgrounds, the Dana-Thomas House and Knight's Action Park. We are also centrally located to several business and government offices, medical centers, restaurants and retail shops. Consider Us Home and experience our Comforts of Home Bedding Collection. Enjoy high-speed Internet and full kitchens in spacious guest rooms for longer visits. Candlewood Suites provides free laundry facilities, unlimited access to a state-of-the-art business center, an exercise room and the Candlewood Cupboard convenience store for meals and snacks. Pets are welcome with a $100 non-refundable fee. Current shot documentation is required. A pet policy must be signed at check-in. Room cleaning is provided once every 7 days. Maximum number of people allowed per room (including children) is 2 in a room with 1 bed and 4 in a room with 2 beds. The front desk is open 24-hours a day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Candlewood Suites Springfield Hotel Springfield