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About our Hotel

Location: Downtown/City Center

  • Location: Downtown/City Center
  • Closest City: BLOOMINGTON
  • Distance From Hotel: 5.0MI
  • Local time zone: GMT-06:00

Check In: 3:00 PM Check Out: 11:00 AM

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age: 21
  • Late checkout available

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  • Number of Rooms:7
  • Parking
  • Service Animals Allowed



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Pet Policy

Pet Policy

Pets allowed with nonrefundable fee. Up to 75 first six nights up to 150 for 7 plus nights. Each pet must weigh less than 80lbs. Pet agreement must be signed at check in. Call hotel for details. Record of complete and up to date vaccinations required.
Pet deposit amount  75.00  USD  per stay



  • Number of parking spaces:110
  • Car Parking Available
  • Outside in front of the hotel and in the back of the hotel.


Standard Internet Service

Standard Internet service is free for all guests
Wireless Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas
Wired Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas



  • Total number of rooms:110
  • Total number of suites:110
  • Total number of rooms with only one bed:84
  • Total number of rooms with only double beds:26
  • Total number of non-smoking rooms:110
  • Total number of rooms for the physically challenged:7
  • Interior corridor
  • Total number of floors:4

Recognized by the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association, Candlewood Suites is the first green hotel in the Bloomington - Normal area. Ourextended stay hotel provides a convenient location off I-55 near the Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI). Our hotel is also centrally located near State Farm Insurance, Country Companies, BroMenn Medical Center, Bridgestone/Firestone, Mitsubishi Motors North America, IllinoisState University, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and many government
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Recognized by the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association, Candlewood Suites is the first green hotel in the Bloomington - Normal area. Ourextended stay hotel provides a convenient location off I-55 near the Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI). Our hotel is also centrally located near State Farm Insurance, Country Companies, BroMenn Medical Center, Bridgestone/Firestone, Mitsubishi Motors North America, IllinoisState University, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and many government offices. With a meeting room that can accommodate 30 guests, a 24-hour business center and free high-speed Internet access, our hotel in Normal, IL is the perfect place to base your extended stay in the Bloomington-Normal area.

While lodging at our extended stay hotel in Normal, guests can enjoy easy access to area attractions like the Children's Discovery Museum, the Prairie Aviation Museum, and US Cellular Coliseum. There are also a number of great shopping spots less than two miles from our Normal hotel, including the Shoppes at College Hill and the Eastland Mall. Our guests have the convenience of several restaurants within walking distance.

Our hotel features premium amenities, including an outdoor Gazebo with two barbecue grills, a state-of-the-art fitness center, free laundry facility for our guests, and the Candlewood Cupboard where you can grab a quick meal or snack. Candlewood Suites in Bloomington-Normal invites you to consider us home

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The Bloomington - Normal Candlewood Suites is a new, "green" hotel designed for the extended stay traveler. We are unique among area hotels in offering complimentary laundry facilities for all guests.

Guest Reviews

Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 99 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by friendly staff The staff was extremely nice, but the beds are uncomfortable and small. I have never stayed in a hotel with anything smaller than a queen bed. I find the price of the hotel too much when only having double beds. It was not comfortable for my husband and I to sleep and barely enough room and comfort for two children in one bed. July 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Close to Interstate and Restaurants Good sized room Good TV High Speed Wi-Fi Typical HDI breakfast July 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by We were ealry. The overall stay was great. We travel with our dogs and they love the room we always stay in. We failed to inquire about the check-in time and got there at 1:00 PM. We were told that our room would not be ready for an hour. We waited for an hour our-side. It would have been nice if we would have been given a few options. It was a minor issue and has not effected our future plans.. There staff where kind to our dogs. June 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice place to stay I enjoyed my stay. The Hotel is clean and up-to-date. Rooms are nice very comfortable beds and pillows. I will stay here again! June 20, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Guest Room The room was comfortable and roomy. The bathroom had all the needs. June 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Much better this vist I left a pretty critical review after a visit in early May, this past week my wife and a friend had a couple of rooms for 2 nights, and felt that the experience was much better, and as expected. Good to see that the property was able to "step up" their game. June 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Helpful staff and comfortable bed Everyone did a great job at making our hotel stay a pleasant one. The bed was comfortable and there were firm and soft pillows to suit your preference. June 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bed size Wish they had queen beds or a roll out/cot. 2 boys in one bed and 2 adults and a 4yr old in another double bed not comfortable and my husband rolled off the bed during night because there was not alot of room on bed June 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 why poor breakfast choices. Fresh waffles are better than stale cold eggs June 9, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by not a good stay Each week I stayed, my room would be overlooked and not cleaned (total of 2 times). They also for some reason would not replenish the shampoo or conditioner. The hall noise was a huge issue. It was very loud with drunk pipeline works (other guest) each night. They were always playing loud pranks and disturbing me/others. The worst Holiday Inn Express experience I have ever had. June 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wonderful Experience Made me feel right at home. Easy access to everything. Great restaurants within walking distance. Wal-Mart is right across the street for any forgotten items that have to be purchased. Very easy to find off interstate. Bob Evans also offers delivery right to your room and they add it right to your hotel tab. I cant say enough about this hotel! Will make this my Bloomington, IL home!! June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sleep very well I was at Holiday Inn Express for a high school graduation and found the hotel close to where my family lived.My stay was very pleasant and I would book a room there again. My daughter paid me a visit and I liked the idea that the front desk called to get my permission to let her visit. All in all I had a very nice time. June 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Stay! We were in town for a Grade School State Track Meet in Peoria. All the hotels were booked and we were lucky to get a room at the Holiday Inn Express Bloomington West as it was also booked full. We have had great experiences in other Holiday Inn's and this stay was just as we expected. The staff was very nice and helpful. After checking in, the keys to our room would not open the door. Housekeeping were in the next room and since they were also unable to open the door, they called down to the front desk for maintenance. He quickly resolved the issue and apologized for the inconvenience. The ONLY complaint I have about the room is the bathtub. It is definitely outdated which made it look dirty but it was clean. The pool and hot tub were very nice. The lady that checked us in (think her name was Jonni) offered her assistance when we used the business room and even suggested a pizza place to order from. By the way, if you are looking for a good pizza place, D'Agostinos is the place to go. BEST PIZZA AND WINGS EVER!!!!! It was a little pricy but well worth it. All in all, we had a great stay. Beware of the fire alarm though! Not sure if someone was pulling it, smoking or what but the alarm went off twice! Once at 9pm and again at 10pm. We did have to evacuate the first time but we were returned to our rooms within 15 minutes. LOL it was pretty exciting to say the least. And I don't want to forget to mention breakfast! AWESOME!! There were cheese omelets, sausage patties, pancakes, biscuits, cinnamon rolls, cereal, oatmeal, yogurt, bagels, toast, etc.! May 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Friendly-comfortable-breakfast was yummy! Had a great stay! Loved the pool area was clean and well maintained. Room was clean bed comfy breakfast was very good. All of the staff was super friendly! Will recommend!! May 21, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TV was bad The only problem I had was with the TV. Constant commercial ads coming in taking a 1/3 of the TV screen. Really annoying so I turned of the TV and read. May 19, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Property could use an update Recently treated my family to 3 rooms using points, for an ISU Graduation. The heat-A/C system in one room barely worked, could not keep the room confortable. They substituted a King w/sofabed for a 2-double room, sorry folks, but a fold-out bed is NOT as comfortable as a real bed, plus the staff seemed put-off by our request for pillows & sheets for the fold-out, they were not in the room. Like the location, hope they think about updating this property. May 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The beds and comfortable room are why I stay at Holiday Inn. A weekend away with my wife and we still got a great room at short notice...Thanks April 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pool and Whirlpool We frequent Holiday Inn Express hotels and review/grade them all. This Express we rate as a 4 on a scale of 1-5. The only reason we rate it a 4 is because the Express in Kennesaw, GA, has happy hour from 6-7 which we love. We know we won't have to look for a bar or place to eat when we book a room at that location! We really enjoyed the pool and whirlpool at the Bloomington, IL, location!!!! Our room was right across the hall from the pool so we will try to get one of those rooms during a future stay. Breakfast was great! Location, easy to find. All in all, it was a very pleasant stay! April 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Friendly Front Desk but Poor Quality Breakfast We checked for availability at 5 p.m. and the rates had gone up considerably which frustrated me. The front desk was kind and helpful; the cookies a nice touch. The room was clean and comfortable, but the shower surround was yellow with age and a very poor job of caulking was done which made the appearance even worse. The air conditioner/heater was loud so we opted to leave it off most of the night. The pool and hot tub were clean and in good condition. We had the complimentary breakfast at 8:30 and some of it was good, but there was no breakfast meat, the pancake maker was out and no one was taking care of the beeping, the biscuits were dry and rock hard, the yogurt containers were sticky. The person who was cleaning downstairs in the area did take care of the pancake machine when it was pointed out to her. All in all, it is a clean hotel with friendly staff, but watch the price jump, we had to pay way too much. April 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great staff Met or exceeded all expectations. Special kudos to the desk staff who were especially cordial!! March 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by comfortable bed Good place to stay. Room was nice. Pleasant staff. February 25, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Poor housekeeping Bathroom tub drain clogged. We had to shower in 5 inches of water. Drained overnight but left disgusting hair in the tub which must be clogging the drain. We had a sofa bed, but housekeeping did not have a pillow or a blanket for the sofa bed in the room. February 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable beds, great breakfast Nice, clean hotel. The bed was really comfortable. The lobby area was inviting and a comfortable place to just sit and relax. The breakfast buffet had a nice variety of hot and cold options so there was something for everyone. The location was also convenient with easy on/off the Interstate. Overall, very nice stay. January 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great with a group I stayed here with a group of 50 students for a high school conference at ISU. The staff was tremendously helpful and accommodating to be sure our rooms were comfortable and safe. They even put breakfast out early when we had to leave at 6am on a Saturday morning. I will certainly stay here again! January 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Passing through Bloomington late We chose to stay at this location as we were passing through late on a long road trip. The hotel met our expectations for a Holiday Inn Express. While we were able to see the indoor pool, it was too late to use it. We did have breakfast the following morning. The selection seemed a little smaller than usual for this chain so I was a little disappointed there. Otherwise the hotel was fine and will probably stay at it again when passing through. January 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Just Passing Through I enjoyed my overnight stay. It was a relaxing stop after a long drive and then knowing I had to leave the next day for the rest of my journey to SC. The person that checked me in, and I forgot her name, was very friendly and even let me use some of her tape when I said I had presents to wrap. I was very appreciative. Thanks so much!!! December 31, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Average stay I liked this place except the bathtub was dirty and obviously had not been cleaned. Probably just got missed. December 3, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bloomfield poor recignition of being a high end user of hotel. December 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice Hotel Stay here frequently for work due to convenient location. Have had issues with room being clean and coffee pot not working, but for the most part a good hotel to stay at. November 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Wednesday October 30th I approached the counter clerk Wednesday evening. She was assisting several people who seemed to be her friends having a beer and pizza party in the main lobby near the TV. I told her that I needed a cab and she jotted down a number on a piece of paper and said "here you go". When I called he number, nobody answered. I told the clerk that nobody answered and are you sure the number is correct. Her reply was "Call it again". So I did. After someone answered they asked me my room number, name, etc and the location. I said the Holiday Inn. Then turned to the clerk and asked what location we were at. Her reply was " Our business cards are right here on the counter" and pushed one towards me. I was upset and asked her if she could just tell me the street and she said "Just tell them it's Holiday Inn West". They then again asked what street. So I asked her again "What street" She replied frustrated "Whiley Drive!!" ....Needless to say this was very poor customer service. This employee did not want to deal with me at all. Here Daughter was in the computer room playing games and her friends were having a party. She didn't have time to help me with a cab service. As a priority club member, your employees should be more than happy to assist me. Bradman Lake Group has a company account with this location. I have recommended that we switch hotels because of this lousy service. November 3, 2013
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