Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 69
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gza4201464 Excellent value and comfortable
I found my stays at Candlewood for the month of January to be great. Awesome offering for the price when compared to other hotels in the same area which are in many cases more expensive. The staff is friendly and the rooms are spacious with kitchen. Also the heat was very good and strong which for my stay was extremely important given the cold spell Chicago was going through.
February 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dakota 3 Very comfortable bed and relatively quiet.
I had a very nice experience at the Candlewood Suites and would recommend it highly. Comfortable and functional. Thanks for letting the dog stay too.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hotel guy Great stay
The Candlewood Libertyville is a great place to stay for a night or for an extended stay. The staff is polite, professional and helpful. The hotel is clean and comfortable. Stay here if you are visiting Lake County or the surrounding area.
January 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cookie89 One of the Best Kept Secrets Around!
We have stayed here several times over the past years and it never disappoints. From the front desk right to the check out process, everything is exceptional. The beds and pillows are comfortable and the room amenities including the nice towels are more than we expected. The rooms are clean and we found them to be very quiet. We will be back!
December 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gail70 Pleasant
We were pleasantly surprised by the neatness and cleanliness of the entire place. Even our dog was comfortable. having all the appliances was nice. We wil stay again
One thing that would've made our stay better was the walk down the HALL. Too long of a distance for 70 yr olds. We were grateful for the 1st floor.
December 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FunNLibertyville Very Nice and Clean! You Won't Be Disappointed!
We were surprised to find no housekeeping for stays less than a week but everything else was wonderful. The rooms were VERY nice and clean! Everything seemed new. The bed was exceedingly comfortable. Our two room suite (with separate bedroom) was the most spacious accommodation we found in the area. The front desk personnel were very nice. There were two spacious closets, dressers; a nice sized kitchen area with refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, glasses, ice maker; nice sized, clean bathroom with new fixtures, decent shower; heater worked well; two flat screen TV's that worked well with lots of channels; free washer & dryer off the lobby; small fitness area; honor system pantry for cokes, yogurt, breakfast items, snacks; barbecue grills outside; free Wifi; ironing board and iron in room. Our room was nice and quiet. Hotel felt very safe. The tiny criticisms which were not major but may help you to know: we couldn't find a blow dryer in the room, they don't provide shampoos/lotions etc and just give one teeny soap (though I'm sure you can get more upon request); towels were new and clean but scratchy; toilet paper was scratchy; bedding was lovely except the pillows were like lumpy rocks and we all got cricks in our necks. Also: looks like pets are allowed under certain conditions. Long walk depending on where in the building you're located. No smoking (though it was very cold outside and someone apparently smoked in the stairwell).
December 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TravellerK Economical and friendly staff
Not much to do in the area but is very economical and friendly staff. Laundry is free and room cleaning was once a week. More than enough kitchenaid to get you through as well.
December 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dicmicaz Basic needs exceptionally covered
Nice room, great price. Nice gym, groceries. Great spot for longer stays, in a good location, 1 hour from Milwaukee or O hare
December 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GrandpaBaker GREAT!! GREAT ROOM!! GREAT AND PLEASING STAY!!
My 11-year old grandson and I stayed at Candlewood this past Thanksgiving night. I took the queen bed (new/firm mattress) with TV; he took the sofa bed with TV in a separate room.
Very pleased with the hotel and our room! Very, very pleased!!! The room was super clean and super quiet!! We did not hear a soul all nite in the hallway. Maybe because our room was about a block from the elevator (#302). I will not take a room with room# less than 350 (closer to the elevator).
The room looks almost new!! Especially the carpet which looked new and completely unsoiled. ENTIRE HOTEL IS NO-SMOKING!! Which was WONDERFUL as I am a non-smoker! No stale, musty smoke odor!!
Convenient sized kitchen with all appliances (all new looking & clean) -- frig, stove, microwave, silverware, pots & pans. Frig makes ice in 15-45 minutes; pitcher in frig (no need to go out for ice).
New Silverware for 4; plates, saucers, cups & glasses for 4; clock radios in both rooms, flat screen 32" Panasonic TVs in each room, DIRECT TV 41 channels (5 ESPN channels, 3 HBO), tub & sink new looking; lighting fixtures that are modern and all worked.
Stove is a 2-eye black electric plate. Toaster and coffee-maker. Room had hair dryer; iron, ironing board.
Set your own heat/air -- room is energy-savings and knows when you leave/return to your room -- allow 15 minutes for it to return to your original desired setting.
I DEFINITELY WOULD STAY AT CANDLEWOOD AGAIN AND RECOMMEND IT HIGHLY!! My grandson said "I wish we could stay here a week" and wants to go back (it was his first hotel stay).
December 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Shahryar1296 Nice Quiet Location With Good Service
I stayed in this place from July through November. Overall I rate it very high as it is located in a quiet nice place away from crowd & noise. It also has a pond with birds to watch. The service is overall good & the place seem to be well managed. Whenever I had an issue in my room, the staff was very attentive except one which I will describe below.
My only complaints which I brought it to the attention of the front desk staff several times was smoking in the hallways & rooms by other guests.
It is supposed to be a non smoking place but the third floor where I stayed smelled a lot of cigarette smokes every single day & night I stayed there. The smell was strongest in the middle of the third floor hallway but it was throughout the third floor & in my bathroom through the vent.
When I raised the issue, the front desk excused the smell as Incense burning which is a lot of fabrication as cigarette smoking is quite different than incense burning. I could smell the incense burning as well since it had a sweat smell to it.
So, if cigarette smoking does not bother you, then this is a nice place to stay but if you are sensitive to it, avoid this place. Overall, I hope IHG bans smoking in their hotels globally like many other hotel chains do.
November 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FlightNurseMom This could a a 5 star hotel!
What an awesome experience and an amazing deal! I will look for Candlewood Suites again! The stay was perfect! I wish I could have been there longer!
November 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cvoss Great Nights Sleep at Candlewood Elgin, IL
Our company stay here for business, and the rooms are great comfortable beds, flat panel TV's, and full kitchen's.
November 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JeffSF Great for extended stay
This hotel is great for extended stay. The 1 bedroom suite was spacious, clean and well maintained; The bed was very comfortable and clean. The kitchen was well stocked with the necessities and includes a dishwasher, stove, pantry and fridge. There is a laundry area and a gym as well. The hotel staff was very friendly and accommodating. The price was very reasonable for what you get. Will recommend to anyone looking for an extended stay.
November 3, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Sleepy66 Room comfort - no hot water
We stayed 3 nights (3rd floor) and got cold showers every time even when we waited until 11 am. We should have complained the first morning but thought it was due to early morning overload.
October 24, 2013
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