Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 36
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WAYLENE62 Comfortable beds and awesome service
We stayed here for 2 nights the end of June and was so very pleased with the hotel from the friendly staff at the front desk to the wonderful beds that makes sleeping a dream!! The room was way beyond our expectations and the lending locker was a thoughtful touch for those that needed to use it. The room was very modern and had everything one would need for an extended stay. Cleanliness is a priority for us and the room was a number 10 . This was our first time staying at a Candlewood Suites but we will now look for them when we travel. The hotel was close to Arlington, Va. and 14 miles from DC. We were able to drive into Arlington and tour the cemetary without any hassle of the traffic or directions. The only complaint I have is the gazebo that is outside has a gas grill for the residents to use and there was trash laying around that needed to be picked up, the garbage can was full so the extra trash was left on the patio table. This was the only thing I saw out of place for the hotel, other than that Candlewood Suites ROCKS!!!
July 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by McelK Great Value
Having the kitchenette was wonderful. We didn't have to go out and find breakfast or coffee somewhere. Saved time. Room was great. I only wish that the fan in the bathroom worked and that the TV had the YES network but that's just me. Definitely worth it and will stay again when I am back in the area.
July 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mt Vernon visitor Great Weekend!
We were extremely pleased with our stay at Candlewood Suites at Alexandria - Ft Belvoir. The room was clean and very comfortable, and every staff member was courteous and went out of his/her way to be helpful.
June 5, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mik I Leisure
If your not concerned about the room being cleaned or noise with people having a barbeque late at night its fine but the place is not worth the cost!
June 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mrcsr Florida Traveler
The manager, Danielle, was excellent before and during my stay at this hotel. Audrey was outstanding in her performance as she was tasked with a very difficult situation upon my check-in and performed like a true professional above and beyond my expectations. I have stayed at many Candlewood Suites across the country...but I would have to rate this one the BEST, I've ever had the pleasure to stay at, mainly due to the services rendered by Audrey and Danielle.
They both stand head and shoulders above all personnel that I have encountered at any hotel brand, whether it be an IHG or another national chain...they followed the motto of...People don't care how much you know...they just want to know that you care. Audrey and Danielle did and do and I applaud them both for making our party of four's stay in both rooms, enjoyable for the week.
June 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Johnnie48 Bed
The bed was smaller than expected, the bed was listed as a queen but it looked and felt smaller.
March 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nashvilleguy Good Choice
However you have to drive for any food or shopping. Past reviews were not accurate on this count. Don't go to Roy Rogers across the street , just not worth the money for plain food. Travel up towards Alexandria to go to Magic Skillet. best food around. We also went to Woodbridge ( spelling?) which was closer to Fredricksburg I guess for some shopping. Decent shopping in a large outlet mall. We observed numerous security issues and got out of there, but then again my wife made us go on a Saturday night which is generally a bad time to go to any mall. Got to Pentagon City Mall, Simply amazing
Room at hotel was comfortable, roomy and clean. . I am normally a tosser turner in bed, however with this bed I dont think I moved all night, very nice night. Internet was awful, staff friendly. While hotel was away from mostly built up areas it was safe feeling, for this reason I would not consider location a con.
January 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BrieM Upscale
Very upscale, with modern and contemporary furnishings. I would highly recommend this hotel.
December 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MrsLMA Awesome Customer Service and Cozy Beds
My experience was AWESOME! I spoke with the General Manager Kyle on the phone before coming to the hotel and, his customer service was a perfect ten! When we got to the hotel he greeted my husband and, I with a smile. The hotel was very quiet, clean, and close to many stores. We checked out of the hotel with a guy named Marcus and, he was also very pleasant. I would recommend this hotel over and over again!!!
November 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by vicroc91 great facilities and clean clean clean
Stood there this past weekend and I wish I could've stayed longer. Friendly staff and very clean rooms. I will definitely stay there again
October 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pb945 Comfortable, roomy suite
Pleanty of room to spread out...neat and clean. My only issue was the bed pillows...they were too soft...I will bring one of my own the next time I stay at Candlewood.
October 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nomdeplume Good service
We came in early. The staff was very nice and got us a room. This hotel has low flow toilets which need occasional service. The staff is very prompt at addressing this. The cupboard is more costly than other candle woods. The sound proofing is better than others. There were dishes in the dishwasher, but otherwise clean.
October 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wedding92013 Great Services
My family stayed at Candlewood Suites because they were attending my daughter's wedding in the Alexandria area. The manager, Kyle, and his staff went out of their way to make my family feel comfortable and welcomed at the hotel. My family commented on the cleanliness of their rooms, the comfort of the beds and the friendliness of the hotel staff. It was so wonderful to know my family was happy as I was busily working on the last minute wedding details.
I would recommend staying at the Candlewood Suites.
October 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AuntEmpi Great Hotel!!
Great place to stay for the money!!! Close to DC, but far enough away to feel relaxed!!! Very clean!!
September 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Anita41 Great place to stay
We have stayed at this unit on two occasions. On both stays, we have found this place to be a very well run unit.
The rooms and all amenities are first class.
September 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nvmccli Great Location and Quiet
The staff was friendly and provided information to local shopping and places to eat. The rooms were clean and the outside areas were well maintained. The value was great for the area. Loved the coffee and flavored creamers. I will be back!
P.S. My dog loved it!
September 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RunningDC Very impressed - would stay again
I love this place. DVD lending library, free use of laundry machines, on-your-honor snack shop, and well appointed suites. Awesome staff. The manager on duty, Kyle, resolved a problem that was totally my fault.
The only downside for me, which is huge, is that it is six miles from the metro. So I had to change hotels after the weekend to shorten my commute into the district.
September 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ranz Incredible Staff
I was most impressed at the teamwork demonstrated by the staff. I witnessed everyone from the general manager down meet needs, mop floors and reach out to the tenants. Takes a real lack of selfish egos to pull that off. Hats off to the team!
September 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Duanenc Return Visit
I have stayed at this hotel due to the place I rent is very hot. That said, Kyle and his staff are very attention to detail and continuously recognize my status.
There is some construction around the area, and at times might have a pet or two who are loud. Kyle and his staff understand this and will accommodate if required.
There are no cons for this hotel and there is plenty of place to get food and other things if you need to. Walmart is down the street.
I will continue to return to this hotel and Kyle is a superior GM.
August 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GarrisonFamilyof4 Great Experience!
My family of four were in transit and the staff made it feel like home for the couple weeks that we stayed. This hotel is very clean and well maintained. Irene, Danielle, and Kyle were very friendly everyday and were very flexible with our check-in and checkout. The facilities made it very convent for our family to make meals, do laundry, and even make our dog feel welcomed. The cleaning staff were all very friendly and did a great job. I highly recommend this place.
August 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DonnaH Excellent Service
I very much enjoyed my recent 3 month stay at Candlewood Suites. The staff was very friendly, attentive, and accommodating. Kyle, Irene, and the entire staff always greeted me with a smile. It felt like I had friends there as I came and went during my stay. The rooms are spacious and clean. I was very satisfied with the experience. The full kitchen and living area made this seem much more like an apartment than a regular hotel room with the comforts of home. The beds are very comfortable and bathrooms cleaned daily.
Also, the free laundry and workout area were a bonus. The location is great for Fort Belvoir and Mount Vernon. I recommend this hotel if you visit the area.
July 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bravehart Overall Stay at Candlewood
The staff from Kyle, Danielle and the others were outstanding> They made my 3 month stay with them a great experience. I would and will stay here again on future business trips.
March 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MH13 Great Stay at a slightly expensive price...
I definitely recommend this hotel. If you have small pets, they can stay their, for the deposit fee of course. Great location to Ft. Belvoir and the Alexandria area. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our hot water went out the first day and they had it fixed in lees than a half hour. Great accomodations, although if they had separate rooms in the suite it would have been better. Overall great stay.
March 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lisa757 Exceeded Expectations
Wow, with having stayed at the two other hotels next door and not caring for the rooms or their construction at 7am. It was a delight to walk in the lobby of this hotel and immediately know the difference. Rooms were great, bathroom good size and who can't love a updated kitchen for your convenience. Loved it and the price was comparable to their neighbor hotels.
March 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bravehart My experience
I truly enjoyed my stay here, the staff was cordial and very helpful. I will be back very soon.
January 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ruthb Excellent value for the right visitors
The nights I spent here just before New Year's Eve were a very pleasant surprise. The hotel is surprisingly modern, the value excellent, and (as at all Candlewoods I've visited) the staff was friendly and very helpful. The shower water pressure left much to be desired, but this has sadly been the case at most Candlewoods, in my experience.
Do be aware, if you are visiting the area to sightsee in DC, that the hotel's location is far from ideal. As someone who spent my career working in this area, I can tell you that the rush hour traffic into DC is horrendous and goes on for hours both morning and afternoon. Unless you can plan to travel in and out of DC at the rare off-peak hours, you may find this frustrating. On the other hand, if you are visiting friends/family as I was, or sightseeing in VA, this location represents an excellent value.
January 16, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RetiredCPO Turned into a nightmare....
What started out as a pretty good experience ended in a bit of a nightmare. The last day I was awakened to someone banging on the door at 7 a.m. (even though I had the ‘Do not disturb’ sign on the door), and before I could even cross the room I heard the door start to open (I’m in my drawers and nothing else now) so I catch the door and push it, to which what I got was a shove BACK against me! I had to SHOVE the door hard as ‘someone’ was trying to come in no matter what! After struggling against the door I poked my head out and it was the maid! I asked if I could help her, and she motioned to her clipboard and said “Clean Room” and started to push against the door AGAIN! I pointed at the “Do not disturb sign” and said the words; “Do not disturb” which was answered with a slew of Spanish, to which I asked if she spoke English and was told “Pokeeto”. I pointed again at the Do not disturb sign, and she still did not seem to understand, so I just closed the door and latched it, and called the front desk to which I was told “oh, sorry”.
Now, as if that was not enough, I booked two rooms for 3 days apiece. The first two days of one room was using my reward points, the last day I just charged to a card. This was apparently too much for the guy running the front desk who came to my room while most of us were out eating breakfast and told my son that we had to leave as we were past checkout time (now mind you, I had that room with a confirmed and signed reservation for the additional day). Before we could even make it back he went back to harass my son AGAIN and told him that we needed to “GET OUT!” When I returned to the Hotel to talk with the man, he was very confused and seemed to be looking for an argument. He did not seem to understand that I had the room reserved for an additional night. He had BOTH reservations in his HANDS and was telling me that the room was already reserved….after arguing with the man for 10 or so minutes trying to convince him that he was confused, I literally had to use the papers he was holding in his own hands and SHOW him that the person that he was waiting on to show up for the next reservation WAS in fact ME!! To which all I got was a curt, “Oh, I made a mistake.” No apology. Nothing. To top it off? I then found out from the late shift person that he told her that she needed to charge my reward points for the additional night. Luckily she called me to confirm and I had to go through the whole thing again. Unbelievable.
I found out that the whole maid thing (which was freaking BIZARRE beyond words, why would you try and force yourself into someone’s room like that??!!) Was due to the clueless front desk guy telling her that she had to clean the room since we were checking out….uh, at 7 am in the dang morning?? (Even if I didn't have the room for another night, checkout is at noon!)
If you DO decide to stay, the rooms are REALLY nice. Good luck with the other guests though, there were a lot of those contractor dudes there so the parking lot filled up with big trucks and the Hotel hallways with large, loud yelling, drunks by about 8 pm to whenever they passed out (which for us was around midnight). Of course the staff did nothing to stop it. I don’t think I’d recommend this one….too much hassle.
January 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cloudy73 Great!
I stayed here for 3 nights and can highly recommend this hotel.
The reason for choosing this hotel was the pet room availability and the super convenient location to the office I needed to go to. The place felt save for an alone traveling woman and that is a big PRO! There is a dog park (enclosed area) just 1 mile down the road which was very convenient for me and the pup.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was clean, very comfy and it was nice to have a real fridge and a cook top. Free laundry with brand new machines is a big PRO too. I even saw all kind of things in a shelf that could be "rented" or "borrowed" ; I did not need any of it this trip, but I really thought that was a great idea and I'm sure some long term guest will be thankful for it.
I loved the coffee in the morning and was told they will serve breakfast soon in the future. Internet was free and worked great too.
All in all a very good experience and I will always look for Candlewood Suites from now on.
November 27, 2012