Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 35
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Grandmacml Not a Liesure Hotel.
I would highly recommend this hotel for business purposes. It is very nice and would works well for an individual working in the area for several days or weeks. But, for a family vacation there is NO pool or breakfast available. I prefer these amenities when I travel and would also think parents traveling with children would like them also.
August 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mitch1369 Overall experience was great, no complaints
We used 3 rooms for my family. We all enjoyed our stay. Check in was easy and quick. The rooms are big and comfortable. I would highly recommend.
August 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shay0319 Smoking Room
Upon arrival, we received a room where someone had been smoking. I contacted the front desk and was given another room immediately. The staff was very apologetic and caring. I always stay at your hotel when I visit Merrillville.
August 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mrsbdp92 Fireworks!
Execllent Stay -Room Clean and Quiet. Great night out on the town
July 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by weather995 4th July Stay
Great Hotel, Great Value. But the BEDS are not very good. They need to re-do all of their beds. They are very, very uncomfortable. Otherwise the hotel is really nice!
July 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JXStew It's a Candlewood
The property is what I have come to expect when I book a room at a Candlewood Suites. This is a motel for people who want more of a being at home feel as it offers a kitchenette with frig, microwave and range if you want to cook in or reheat doggie bags. The DVD player is a great amenity if you like to watch movies. The property was clean. The staff friendly and efficient. The equipment in the fitness room works. The bathroom was clean with nice soft towels. I have stayed here before and plan to do so again. It offered one of my favorite experiences for a motel, no surprises just a comfortable clean room.
June 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ed08 Great Hotel!
Why stay at a normal hotel when you can stay here? Full size refrigerator, kitchen sink, mini stove top, comfortable desktop to work or eat if you like. It is a touch of home away from home and makes the stay much nicer.
June 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CecieR One of the best
I found this Candlewood to be one of the best in design. It is the first one bedroom property that I have run into that had separate heating/air conditioner controls for each room. The bathroom was very homey and spacious. I gave an average for sleep comfort because of being right next to the highway, you may want to be on the east side of the building. One of the maids knocked incessantly although my do not disturb sign was out and check out was noon and it was 10:30. Other than that I loved this property and would return. Every kind of restaurant imaginable is within 1-3 miles, walking and/or driving distance. The Taco Depot had some very good Mexican, Bob Evans and IHOP for breakfast and a host of others.
May 10, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 Reasonable room, nothing fancy. Noisy kids across hall.
The hotel was decent. The lobby was clean and the staff were friendly and attentive. The room was adequate. The only issue with the room was it was stale and a bit musty smelling. Seemed like it use to be a smoking room before the ban and no matter how much they cleaned, it still smells like a smoking room. It is close to the Highway, but the noise from it wasn't extremely loud. All in all, I'd stay again if I was in the area.
May 1, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by dbailey1953 NOISY!
Candlewood is generally a very safe selection, and reasonably-priced. This trip, however, I had a 2nd floor room on the SW side of the building. Never again. The road noise is ubiquitous. (There was a good bit of foot noise from the floor above as well.) I've never had a bad experience at this facility before, but will not stay there again if I am on an elevated floor, and on the SW side of the building.
March 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bexs14 Friendly staff and great accomodations
You can't go wrong with Candlewood Suites...nice sized, reasonably priced, clean rooms with kitchenettes. Dine out at one of many restaurants in the area and bring those leftovers back to the fridge for next day brunch in your room! The staff, at all hours of the day, are so friendly, it's like passing a neighbor on your street. Highly recommend staying here.
March 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jass2 Overnight Stay
I stopped by because of convenient location. I really liked having a kitchen in the room. Most of the staff was friendly and non intrusive.
March 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Guss M Convinent Location
I liked easy access from freeway and availability of plenty of restaurants and shopping within couple of blocks. I liked the fact work out facility and cupboard were open 24 hours.
February 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by polarisbud issue with billing
we had a small dog. We signed the when we arrived which is what we agreed on the price, when we went to check out we had an additional charge which we thought was already in the price we agreed on the night before. I felt we were overcharged by $50.00 after the fact.
January 3, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by sackettdm Room
I have been staying at this hotel every time I'm in town but the last two time had to be the worst visit ever. I got a rash from the sheets and when talking to the front office they said o-well want do you want me to do about it. I would never stay hear. I would not be as mad but I check out one one early and got other room. I wish someone would call me back.
November 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jeff50 Second Review
I have been staying at this Candlewood Suites for over a month now. I have to say that my stays here have been very good. No motel is perfect. If you are an IHG member and you stay at a Candlewood you should already be aware that they have no pools nor do they provide breakfast. In each room though there is a small kitchen to make your own and the Candlewood Cupboard if you need to purchase small items you might have forgot or to get something to eat. To me this motel cant be beat. Internet is fast, flat screen tvs in the room are great. I can defiantly recommend this motel as a great place to stay.
October 15, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by lmoses12 Never Again
So I booked this hotel same day since I was passing thru visiting family. I was already not liking the hotel since it didn't have a pool or breakfast available. We check in and get up to the room, go to turn on the shower and the handle just falls off and is spewing out water. I'm just in shock. The room smelled old and the sheets were stiff. I called the front desk and he came up right away as if he was in disbelief about the handle falling off. He then switched us rooms which was three doors down. This shower worked but the room still smelled stale and old. I left something in the other room and went to the front desk to ask for assistance and the attendant was clearly texting and not paying me any attention. I hate this hotel should be called motel. And no one cared that I was a IHG member. Thanks for the horrible stay.
October 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jeff50 Nice Motel
I like the Candlewood Brand and this is the second one I have stayed at. The rooms are clean and well kept. I would have to say that the only thing I found I didnt like about this stay was the fact that my credit card was charged before I even checked in. It wasnt even an advanced purchase.
September 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bill5501 nice place to stay
very comfortable bed, lots of dining choices nearby
September 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bdbd Brand New Facility
Everything was new and clean. Smallish room, but had kitchennette with all the utensils and a bag of popcorn waiting in the microwave.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LindaV Home away from home!
Over the last 2 years I have stayed at Candlewood Suites a couple dozen weeks. Having stayed at other hotels in the area previously, Candlewood Suites is always my 1st choice. I have found their staff to be professional, responsive and friendly. The suites are very clean and functional with the most comfortable beds, and a full kitchen, complete with full sized refrigerator, microwave, stovetop, coffee maker, pots/pans, dishware and utensils allowing me to shop locally and prepare my own meals, keeping my expenses down. The eating area also doubles as a work station with free Wi-Fi. The large pantry is always open and well stocked with a variety of salty and sweet snacks, frozen meals, fruit, ice cream, beverages, and coffee bar. And if you should want to go out, the area has a wide selection of restaurants and shopping, some within walking distance. You just can’t beat the value at Candlewood!
August 15, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Discette Room was infested with fleas. Manager unresponsive.
Each year we generally spend about 40 nights at hotels and resorts. Most of our trips last at least 7 days. Until we discovered the fleas, we thought this hotel and this room were in great condition. The location was very convenient for us. We have enjoyed past stays at other Candlewood Suites. We enjoy the full kitchens and free internet access. However, in the future we will not stay at any locations that allow pets and we will specifically request "pet free" accommodations.
We do not own any pets. The fleas were discovered in our hotel room at around 10:00 pm Monday, August 5th. We immediately notified the front desk. Since the hotel was completely full and no other rooms were available, we spent a sleepless night in the room itching and scratching and generally feeling creepy crawly all over. We moved everything out of the room at 6:00 am the next morning. We had to put all the suitcases and belongings in the car because the desk clerk said they did not have any place to keep our bags while we waited for the new hotel room. Later in the day, we were able to check into a room at a nearby hotel. We stayed there for the remainder of the trip.
It has been over a week since we left the hotel and the manager has still not contacted us nor apologized. Every attempt to reach him by phone or by visiting the front desk have been unsuccessful. The only communication from him was a written letter placed under our door in the middle of the night. The letter offered to move us to new hotel or give us 50% off our room for the next three nights. Offering us half-off as if fleas were just some minor inconvenience that we could live with for a few more days is simply unbelievable!
The flea infestation was so bad, that when the front desk clerk and the maintenance manager inspected the room around 7:00 am Tuesday, August 6th, live fleas actually jumped onto our legs within seconds of walking into the room! Yikes! And to think we had already spent three nights in that room before we made the discovery!
Again, we were charged full price for our entire stay and have not received any type of refund or any other offer of compensation from the manager. None of the staff on duty had any authority to help us. All they could do is offer voice mail or to take a message.
August 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GP16 Very responsive staff who make you fee at home
Stayed there for several months while on business. Found the housekeeping and front desk staff to be courteous, professional, and anxious to make the stay a pleasant one.
May 16, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rose16 overall stay
This is the worst Candlewood ever stayed at, most of the people staying was working at BP refinery, everyone given different rates, each staff member you talked to gave you a different answer or they coulnt give you an answer, would have to have manager get back to you a day or 2 later. They didnot want construction workers there, felt totally unwanted there, poor management, would never stay there again. Stayed at Southfield, Michigan, candlewood for 4 months, was the best stay, these people should go get lessons from them on how to treat people, even if we are construction workers. Our money is the same as other peoples.
April 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Christine831 Great Place to Stay During Family Vacation!
My husband, my children, and I travelled to the Merrillville area to visit family this Christmas. Our children were 2.5 years old and 2 months old at the time. The hotel was clean and accomodating. Our suite was large enough to sleep all of us, including a port-a-crib for our baby, and a pull out couch for our 2-year-old. There were nice flat screen TVs in both the bedroom and the living area with DVD players, so even after oyr eldest daughter went to bed, we could still watch TV in the bedroom without disturbing her. Also we were pleased to find that the bedroom and living room both had lined curtains that block out the sun easily, allowing our daughter to sleep in later (..Which, to us, is very important! We have stayed in hotels before with sheer curtains, and our daughter has woken up at the crack of dawn with the sun.) The kitchen is fully furnished, including pots, pans, dishes, silverware, glasses, and even carving knives. However, there is no oven, only a stovetop.
January 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gnol9 Smokers rooms are hard to find these days!
I am a platinum member, so needless to say, I have stayed at MANY properties.This is a great location and the staff is nice and very helpfull. The price is competitive and I will stay here again.
December 19, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by lp123 broken tub, coffeemaker and smoke in hallway
The faucet in the tub/shower fell off as soon as it was touched. If I had been in the shower, it would have fallen on my foot.
The coffeemaker pot was not the right size and coffee spilled all over the countertop.
The worst was the distinct smell of smoke on the 3rd floor. At one time, you could even see the smoke hanging in the air near the elevator.
November 8, 2012