The ONLY place to stay in Lower AR.
I travel quite a bit for work within the state, and I always prefer to stay at Candlewood no matter where I go. As a brand, they are well-above average comfort-wise, and usually below the competition
in rates, which make them the best value in my book.
This was my first time at this location as it was still being built when I was last in El Dorado. As expected, the facilities are still sparkling, yet it's the same familiar feel.
We were opening a new restaurant in town, so I spent the better part of 5 weeks there along with another 8 people for over 2 weeks and all reported a great experience. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and with the full kitchen, it's almost as good as going home every night. It's so quiet that at times I wouldn't have been able to tell if anyone else was staying there if not for the cars in the lot at night. I didn't have a chance to use the Cupboard, but it looked well stocked with snacks, drinks, microwaveable meals, and all your other late-night cravings.
The staff was very pleasant and helpful. Since I was in charge of the arrangements for all the others staying there, I had quite a bit of interaction with the front desk folks and they were all very friendly. Unfortunately I can't remember all their names, but Taylor and the GM Michelle were awesome in helping me set everything up and reconcile all my accounts afterwards.
Whether you're staying a night or a month, this is the place you want to be. True, it's kind of on the edge of town, but as it's a pretty small town, you're still only a few minutes from anywhere you would want or need to be. [Less]