Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 13
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Charles1974 Great place
I stayed from 28, May ~19, Nov, 2013.
I will miss the candlewood hotel.
It is nice and comfortable place and I enjoyed the morning coffee.
November 23, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by slrl I'd never stay here again!lrl
Stayed in this property for a weekend, that was too long. The halls smelled liked cooking food, the outlet in the bathroom didn't work, and the bed was horrible. The bed sloped toward the center, it was extremely uncomfortable! Not even good coffee was available, which is a minimum requirement.
I chose this place because of location, would never never return, and most likely never try another property owned by the same company.
October 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Antcirillll Best secret in irvine
Thanks candlewood suites we tell everyone who is headed to south orange co to stay @ the suites thanks Anthony!!
August 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BrooklynBorn Superior Staff and comfortable, clean room
Clean and bright room with very helpful staff. As this hotel does not have a business center the front desk representative offered to print our boarding passes for us to make the airport check in easier. Many thanks for this extra effort. The room was clean and very comfortable. Everything worked, all appliances and drains. Nice towels supplied and plenty of them. Little things like soap and supplies were nicely done, which always enhance the stay.
August 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by kheinze Clean and Economical
Candlewood Suites--in general--is an economical option for travelers who do not want to eat out everyday. The Irvine Spectrum location offers easy access to most amenities in Irvine and the surrounding area. There is truly nothing special about this location. The staff were friendly and attentive. The smoking guests did congregate outside near the entrance making it unpleasant to enter the hotel. The kitchenette is stocked with basic utensils and cookware. There is no oven or convection oven. I would like to see a convection oven added to the kitchenette. This location is somewhat difficult to find if you are not familiar with the area. It is hidden behind doctor's office building. Better signage to direct the guests would be beneficial.
August 18, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DanS3 Book only if you have something vital to do in the area...
The Candlewood Inn Suites room we stayed in was clean, nicely decorated in a contemporary style. The staff were friendly and helpful. There's a very small gym on site and as well as laundry (washing machines/dyer# should you need those. There's no daily room cleaning. To be honest, I liked that. I don't like having the staff disturb the guests. You can get new towels from the front desk and we did. We also got fresh coffee from the front desk staff.
The Candlewood Cupboard didn't have anything I would eat. It's pretty much convenient, prepackaged processed foods. That wouldn't be an issue for me except the hotel is located in a business park, so there aren't many options for eating out. If you walk about three blocks or so, there's a sandwich deli place, a Peruvian restaurant and a Japanese restaurant. However, the Candlewood Inn doesn't have room service nor any dining establishments in the hotel or conveniently located adjacent to it. The standard suite does come with a kitchen #fridge, microwave, burner, oven) if you want to bring perishable items to cook.
The biggest problem we had was finding the place. We used a airport shuttle to arrive. When we left, we used a cab. In both instances, the drivers, who are familiar with Irvine, weren't familiar with the Candlewood Inn Suites. The hotel is located amidst business/medical buildings in a setting where one would not expect a small hotel. It can be confusing to find the place. Better signs near the entrance to the business park would help. We stayed here because we had a visit to a nearby medical specialist, so the hotel was very convenient for us. Otherwise, I probably wouldn't stay here. If we return to visit the doctor again, we'd probably stay at the Candlewood Inn in Irvine again. But if I visit Irvine for some other reason, I would probably stay at another hotel in a more central location.
August 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cedric82 Room equipment maintainance
Overall is good, but need to highlight below:
-Microwave not function well, as the tray cannot spin when cook.
-Frying pan was rusted.
June 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zippo24 Nice and Quiet
My wife and I stayed here the night before a business meeting and it was perfect! Quiet, well maintained, and the staff was wonderful. It is just a couple miles from the Spectrum which is where I needed to be. Thanks for the great stay!
April 25, 2013