Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 36
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sophmore mom Near Cal train and SCU
The candlewood suites is located next to the cal train and across the street from SCU. It is a perfect place to stay while visiting your college student. There is a starbucks and Cramer bagels and a Quiznos right across the parking lot. The front desk is accommodating, kind and friendly. The room was clean and offered a full size refrigerator.
February 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by aschu Nice hotel and facilities.
Nice room and property. Everything was extra clean and updated.
February 14, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SCU Mom Disappointment
We've been staying at Candlewood Santa Clara for the past year and a half. It's been our go-to hotel when visiting our son at SCU. This trip began by not being able to check in until close to 5pm (we called at 2:30 to discover we wouldn't be able to check in until 3pm). We arrived at 3:30pm and was told our room wouldn't be ready for another hour. After driving for over 5 hours, that was the last thing we wanted to here. Our favorite staff person, Sam, had just started his shift was very apologetic. We would have preferred to have been told during our initial phone call that the room wouldn't be ready until 5pm.
The issues with not being able to check-in at 3pm has occurred the past few times we stayed at Candlewood. This time was the longest wait and was the most annoying.
February 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by fgsake comfortable bed, train noise sometimes a problem
good location for SCU, comfortable. Location was what I needed. The price was a little high, but better than others in the area. Liked the convenience of starbucks and bagel shop for breakfast close by. All in all, I would recommend this to others.
February 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SCFerg Friendly staff, good value
great economical hotel for visit
facilities very good
staff very friendly and professional
January 31, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dan46 Ease of finding hotel
It is almost impossible to find this hotel for the first time. there are very few addresses you can see at night on this street. The hotel sits back from the main road and there are NO signs on the street telling you where the hotel is. It took me almost an hour to find it in the dark. Would not recommend for a first time user.
January 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ted777 Impressed
I was very impressed with this property. I had previously stayed at Candlewood Suites in Santa Maria, CA and Herndon, VA. This property was recently renovated with modern fixtures. I received a complimentary upgrade to a one-bedroom suite on the top (third) floor, on the quiet side of the hotel facing away from the train tracks and on a corner of the hotel. I had a large flat-screen TV in both the bedroom and living room with HDTV channels. There was a kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, stove, full-size refrigerator/freezer, sink, dishes, cutlery, pots, pans, and other cooking gear. The living room has a sofa bed and sitting chair. There is a large desk/table with chairs between the living room area and the kitchen. There are closets in the bedroom and off the kitchen area. My room was clean, the bed was comfortable, and I got a good night's rest. There is free parking, and there is no charge to use the guest laundry facility. I liked the choice of welcome bonus points or an amenity of bottled water. There are dining options right next to the hotel: Starbucks, Quiznos, and Cramer's Bagels. The hotel is across the street from Santa Clara University, and it is right next to the Santa Clara Caltrain station. Caltrain was celebrating 150 years of the Peninsula Commute Service, and riders waiting for the train on the platform were dressed in period costumes on the day I checked out. A special train from SF was to head to Santa Clara station that day for a big celebration. In addition to catching the Caltrain to SF or nearby San Jose Diridon Station, you can also catch the VTA Airport Flyer bus to San Jose Airport. You can also catch the ACE (Altamont Commuter Express) train to Stockton, the Amtrak Capitol Corridor train to Sacramento, and the Coast Starlight to Seattle or LA. This stay was a good value, and I also liked the availability of a bonus point package.
January 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by woodworker1950 Not room I was promised
was promised an king size bed and a larger room when reservation was made
January 18, 2014