Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 25
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Candlewoodguest Clean, safe, quiet, comfortable home away from home.
Our first visit to Melbourne, we stayed at Candlewood and were very pleased with the value, cleanliness and quality of the accommodations. What attracted us to Candlewood was the one bedroom suites. The bedroom was separated by a door, and had it's own flat screen tv, window, and very comfortable bed. The living area included another flat panel tv, coffee table, comfortable chair, and couch which folds out into a sleeper accommodating one or two more kids or adults. (I have a bad back so I just put the sofa sleeper mattress directly on the floor because as you know the sofa sleeper mattresses are never that great, but over all, we were satisfied). The couch was firm and comfortable, as were the other furnishings, including the kitchen and bathroom which looked as if it had been recently remodeled and updated. The kitchen area includes a full sized fridge and freezer, cupboards stocked with dishes, plates, glasses and cooking equipment, and a microwave, coffee pot and toaster. Although we only stayed for two nights, we found this to be very convenient. Located two miles away is a Publix grocery store, so it's easy to drive down and pick up some groceries. If we were to have stayed longer, the kitchen would have been especially nice. The air conditioner and heater worked well, with a thermostat control on the wall. There was adequate lighting (including lamps in the room), and the carpets were all being steam cleaned during our stay. The bathroom included a tub/shower combo and a nice marble top vanity, similar to the stone countertop in the kitchen. A blow dryer and ironing board was also available, not to mention three gas barbeque grills in the backyard under the pavilion for the guests to use whenever they wish. Downstairs in the lobby is a mini store stocked with a few food items and necessities which is convenient in a pinch, or for those items you may have forgotten. And the manager even loaned us a squeeze bottle of strawberry jam to have with our toast in the morning, when we forgot to bring our own. (No breakfast is not provided at this hotel -it's up to the guests to make their own - which is perfectly fine) We didn't understand until we arrived however, that the swimming pool is located a half mile down the road at the local YMCA, which is free and available to use for hotel guests. So if a swimming pool on premises is a deal-breaker, then keep that in mind. Otherwise, the friendliness of the staff, cleanliness, location and property was very pleasing. And right across the street, there is a Greek restaurant that's open for breakfast and lunch that you can walk to, not to mention several restaurants who deliver to the hotel. (We ordered Chinese one evening, which was very good with fast service.) Also we have to mention, there is exercise equipment available on the first floor, including FREE LAUNDRY (washer and dryers) available for guests which is nice, not to mention computers and internet available to use in the lobby, with a printer included (we used it to print our airline boarding passes before checking out). The 12 noon check-out time is also nice, to accommodate later, afternoon flight departures from Orlando.
Based on two nights at the Candlewood, we can't really think of any drawbacks, except for the fact that the elevators smell like cigarette smoke, but we realize that's impossible to change since the state of Florida has not yet adopted no smoking in public building laws. The good news is, that the Candlewood Suites have reserved an entire upper floor for visitors who wish to smoke, so if you're interested in a non-smoking room, they will give you a room on a lower level, non-smoking floor. We were on the second floor and did not smell any cigarette smoke in the hallways or in the room during our stay, therefore we were pleased. The wi-fi internet router on the second floor also seemed to be a bit on the slow side, but when we changed our wi-fi settings to a different floor's router, it sped up the speed to 1.5 mps, which we were happy with. The rooms include two flat panel televisions with quite a few television stations available via satellite dish, including movie channels which were free, included, so we were very happy with the selection of channels to watch, not to mention... down at the front desk they had quite a few DVD's available to rent and watch with the DVD player that's included in the rooms.
The location of the property is probably five minutes or so from the ocean, just a short driver over the causeway, and is very handy... only a 45 minute drive from the Orlando International Airport. There are also a good variety of restaurants, grocery and drug stores nearby which is very convenient. It's not an ocean-view however, it's just a typical suburb setting, but there is plenty of yard area to walk your dog around the property. If you're looking for an ocean view, you'll likely pay more for less amenities, at a different hotel, so when weighing the pro's and con's and comparing to a hotel on the ocean, we chose Candlewood hands down because the kitchen and accommodations was more important to us than an ocean view without the extra accommodations.
If you're looking for a place to stay for a few days, a week or more, or maybe after a hospitalization or family doctor visit, this would be a good place to stay.
All in all, we highly recommend, and will definitely be back to the Candlewood the next time we're back to Melbourne.
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ps: No, we were not bribed to write this review... except for the bottle of strawberry jam the manager loaned us... ha ha!
December 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Macloud Candle wood Suites
Had a great stay and was treated excellent. Will deffenitatly be staying again our next visit!
November 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nvous Wonderful Staff and Location
Hotel was close to beach and food sources. Wonderful staff, knowledgeable of the area. I wish I could have stayed longer.
November 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pk14320 Very nice!
The Candlewood Suites in Melbourne/Viera was a very nice place to stay.
The staff was friendly and accommodating and our room was clean and comfortable. I usually have a difficult time sleeping in hotels and motels, but I slept like a baby both nights we stayed there.
Thank you for making us so comfortable.
November 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NAFF My second stay at this hotel and will do it again.
Comfortable room with nicey stocked kitchen area. Good amenities at the hotel.
November 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by uydv27 supporter of Patrick AFB
My stay was wonderful. Everything was as it should be.
Nick and Fred made me feel like one of the family. It was a very enjoyable experience
November 2, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by italy38 FOr just one night 11
I did not enjoy the smell of the unit nor the smell of the bed and linens . I m not a smoker and it smelled of smoke.
My room 321 did not have a closet!.
A huge kitchen that was not necessary.
I also think that the property shld add more seating outside as the lobby ear is quite small and one can not visit with friends and family.
We went for a family gathering and this room for one night was fine enough .
October 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TED25 NICE ROOM
NICE ROOM, CONVENIENT LOCATION AND PRICED RIGHT! HAD EVERYTHING I NEEDED.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by househunter1734 Extended Stay
We were there for 3 weeks while looking for a house. They welcomed all of us (includes our pets). Went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and satisfied.
Thank you to the entire staff of Candlewood Suites Melbourne
September 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PhilDi Nice location, pleasant room & friendly staff
We had a very pleasant 9 day stay & will recommend Candlewood Suites to everyone.
September 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pgonz Great Place
My husband and I are local and stayed here two nights (two separate reservations) a couple of weekends ago when our A/C went out. The staff was friendly, accommodating and flexible. When we left on Saturday we did not know if we would be returning and they were very understanding of our situation.
I would recommend this to locals and visitors.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Milly123 Best Hotel and the most excellent in service
I moved from New Jersey to Florida. And had to find a place to stay with my two kids. They made me feel sooo comfortable and it was great for my kids. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to feel at home.
August 13, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by daintydiva ok stay
i love the location. great place cut off from it all when you want to get away. my only issue was the smell of the hotel and the rooms. it did not smell well and thefurniure was aging. other than that i would still recommend this place
August 2, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Justin80 One of the worst travel experiences ever
Had to wait an hour and ten minutes (1hr 10min) to check in because the front desk clerk had disappeared. Had to call IHG customer service and was on my way to another hotel when they were finally able to get in contact with her and told her to return to the front desk. I went back and she said that there was an "emergency" she was attending to.
To make matters worse, the bedroom in the room was hot and would not cool down. The A/C was in the living room area and made the rest of the room freezing but none of that cold air would make it into the bedroom. Had a terrible nights sleep and will never stay at a Candlewood again.
July 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sillyguy Awesome facility and management staff!
Management was very flexible, accommodating and fantastic! Nicely decorated rooms, very clean and superb price/value! Highly recommend this place for any reason - short/long term stay, people with pets, and visits to town. Manager and his staff went above and beyond for us! Thank you for making our stay fantastic!
May 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Parmacheesefamily Very CLEAN and LARGE Suites for the money!
We were very pleased with this hotel and its supportive staff!! We were dealing with a death in the family and we all live out of town and it was spring break and the rooms were limited but they were able to arrainge for all of us to have appropriate rooms(not handicapped like we were told)! This is a hotel that we would recommend to everyone! Thank you again for making our difficult time as relaxed as possible.....
March 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by abc1 excellent staff both respectful and informative
this visit to your property was a peaceful, calming, and generally a great visit. we will certainly use you again when we are near your location and i will further reccommend this facility to anybody that needs assistance in the area. great job , pleasant and a good feeling.
March 20, 2013