Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 25
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SystemDude Nice base of operations
We have now stayed a total of three times at this location, using it as a jumping-off point for visits to Six Flags Great America (about a 15-minute drive). The property has performed admirably for this purpose. The staff were helpful and efficient, and the rooms well-equipped. The standout feature for us as relatively short-stay travellers was the well-designed wall unit with plenty of counter space on which to spread out clothes, laptops, and such. The kitchen area and full-size fridge were also welcome, as was the cozy recliner -- a nice surprise.
My Platinum status was noted and rewarded at each stay -- another nice plus.
Upon the first visit, our initial disappointment with the absence of breakfast facilities turned out to be a complete non-issue as we found an excellent Greek restaurant just a couple of minutes down the road whose breakfasts were excellent -- and it did not deter us from returning for subsequent stays.
All in all, a perfect base of operations for a 'Great America weekend'.
October 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SophieW wonderful staff and service
The room was very clean and more spacious that I expected.
I was specifically impressed by the friendliness of the staff. During the checked in, I was asked to do a spinning wheel and given some small gifts based on the spinning result. This was a very creative way to welcome the guest. I liked it a lot. The staff was very friendly and nice. I needed a late check out and it was taken care of right away. There was little hiccup on the late check-out information being communicated to the house cleaning staff. That was said, it got resolved quickly.
October 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RMGP Home Away from Home
The room was 'very' clean and the bed was 'very' comfortable. The kitchen was fully equipped and everything was in very good condition, if not like new. We had a wonderful 'home away from home' experience. A special thanks to the great staff.
October 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KCWorker My stay a Candlewood Suites
Friendly inviting staff, very clean and comfortable accommodations, reasonable rates. Only on thing that would would have made my stay even better, a morning continental breakfast because there are no places to eat within a mile.
September 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sumjoy Long-term Business Stay
I stayed at this hotel from March through August 2013. While I was in the area, I scouted other extended stay hotels and this is by far the nicest in the Libertyville area. It was even nicer than the Holiday Inn Express in Vernon Hills.
The rooms have been recently renovated with Ikea kitchen, bed and bath cabinets. The cooktop is two-burner glass as opposed to electric coils. The desk wrraps around one wall and also serves as the dining table, allowing me to set up my mobile office and have plenty of room to work. There are 32" flat screen tv's mounted in the wall with swing-out mounts.
The staff is also very friendly and attentive. I had the chance to speak with them all while I was there. All concerns were handled quickly and efficiently.
The hotel is in what the locals call "the country" which makes it very peaceful. However, there are abundant shops, restaurants within 4 miles of the hotel. Downtown Libertyville is only 1.5 miles from the hotel. There are also plenty of opportunities to sight-see and explore in that area of Illinois, and Wisconsin is only a short 20 minute drive. The Metra Train stations are less than a mile from the hotel and weekend passes are only $7 for the entire weekend and can also be used to get to downtown Chicago, Botanical Gardens, the zoo, and Arlington racetrack.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Terry123abc Friendly staff
Clean rooms and dog friendly.
Helpful courteous staff
August 19, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by koryo7 Candlewood suite in libertyville, IL
Usually, any IHG property will have a gift bag waiting for my arrival as a platinum member. On my arrival, the receptionist looked up my reservation and seemed surprised that I was even a platinum member and, needless to say, had no gift bag awaiting nor even provided one later.
July 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gary101 No Worries Here
Our stay was business related for slightly over 30 days. The property is recently renewed; and our room was in excellent condition, as were hallways, entrances etc.
All contacts with employees were positive in every respect, from housekeeping to the front desk. The grill outside; and the pond nearby were a nice touch at the end of some long days. While it's not real central to dining and groceries, nothing is really more than 15 minutes away, and it is a great value for the money, as most other properties nearby are significantly higher in nightly rates.
I travel a lot; and can only hope to bump into another Candlewood. I haven't used the brand in quite some time; and I like the changes.
June 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wraith Always Comfortable!
Great hotel in the area for short or long-term stays. Staff is always upbeat and willing to help.
April 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Waynie Good trip
I arrived and had forgotten a hardcopy of a document I needed Asked front desk to print on their computer from my jump drive and they graciously did that for me and brought it to my room . It was about 50 pages and they had no charge - very nice service - I'll remember that.
April 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by romancannon Been here 2 months
I have been using this hotel for extended stays since early Jan 2013. I'm in a one bedroom unit with a separate living room.The bed is very comfortable. The staff is always responseive.
The building engineer is able to fix stuff which is not always the case in hotels where I've stayed..
Location is in a safe part of town. they allow pets. I like having the animals around as long as they're not mine.
Please note they don't have any king beds (all Queens).
March 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jack2027 Excellent option
I stayed just one night, but I would have been extremely comfortable there for longer. The property was new, very clean, and the staff was great. Very pleasant and helpful in spite of being quite busy. The on-site gym was a pleasant surprise...small but with great options. So many perks, such as movies, laundry, all included in the room. The room itself has a nice, more modern feel to it.
Excellent choice! Definitely beyond my expectation.
March 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bolivar21 Clean and confortable room.
The room and the public areas are very clean, also the bed are confortable. The staff are the best.
March 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bolivar21 Great service
The staff, very frienly and helpful, the room was confortable and clean.
February 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bolivar21 exelent service and very comfortable room.
The hotel is very clean and the room was very comfortable . the staff is frienly and profesional. I realy enjoied the stay and will recommend it to any one.
February 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by walkabout Comfortably meets the need
I spent 6 weeks here while going through a relocation. The room was clean and up to date (the remodel was nicely done). The hotel has the essentials (kitchenettes, cable, wireless, exercise room, pantry to buy small food items/supplies, and FREE laundry facilities). It does not have a pool, lounge or restaurant, but those weren't needed for my stay. Compared to other options I researched, it was a good value for the money.
January 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LeifPeeper Nice in Autumn!
LIBERTYVILLE was the nicest little town. Dining out was great. The parks were the best in the land. little way from the highway, but close to industrial park and town strip. Not far from mall, but a full hour to drive to Chicago.
October 15, 2012