CANDLEWOOD SUITES UNIVERSITY

8812 University East Dr., Charlotte, NC 28213 United States (USA)
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2.0 Star Suburban Hotel in Mecklenburg County
35.28534-80.72885
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Very Good
4.0/ 5

Based on 123 guest reviews

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  • Avg. Group Discount of 11.0%!
  • Fitness center on property
  • 122 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Hotel has 122 suites
  • Check out: 12:00pm
  • Group score of 10.0/10

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Local Attractions

UNCC, Northlake Mall, Concord Mills Mall, Lowe's Motor Speedway, Carowinds, Discovery Place Museum, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Metrolina Expo, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Bobcats Arena, Panthers Stadium

Our Hotel Planner Expert Reviews of Candlewood Suites University

Our expert hotel planners periodically visit and review the hotels we represent in person. This is the most recent visit:
"Great Extended Stay Hotel"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
The htoel is a few miles east of UNCC and sits off WT Harris Blvd. It is a quiet and remote area with plenty of easily accessible parking. The entrance has two small lobby's and a security door for evenings. Breakfast is not included because each room has a fully equipped kitchen. All 122 rooms have one king sized bed with pull-out sleeper sofa, handicapped rooms available. The rooms are nicely appointed in neutural colors whites and beige. The kitchen area is extremly nice with black cabinets, microwave, refrigerator, and 2 burner flat top surface stove. Includes all dishes and cooking utinsels. The room is very spacious and extremely clean, with good lighting. The hotel has the Candlewood Pantry in which you can purchase snacks and additional items for extended stays. In the same area is complimentary laundry facilities and an exercise room. The exercise equipment is a little older, but I was told it will be getting replaced in the near future. Although there are not any restaurants within walking distance, there are many options just a short drive away. All rooms are non-smoking, and the hotel does have designated pet rooms. No weight restrictions but there is a non-refundable deposit. Overall I give this hotel a very high rating for an extended stay hotel. It was very nicely appointed, in a serene area which is easy to get in and out of.
Lisa H., a local HotelPlanner Charlotte expert from US flag
29-Aug-2013 Verified Review

Verified Reviews of Candlewood Suites University

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Nice Place for a Long Term Stay"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
I stayed at the Candlewood Suites University for 90+ days while working in the area. The staff was very friendly and always greeted me by name when I would come back in the evening. Housekeeping was good as well. Often when you stay somewhere for a long time (I travel about 300 days a year), the housekeeping tends to gets sloppy. The free laundry is also a plus. I would definitely stay here again.
(Long term stay guest, booked 1 room), from US flag
01-Nov-2015 Verified Review, stayed from Mon Jul 27 to Sun Nov 01 2015 at a $68.00 group rate (10% discount).
"Great Experience"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
We enjoyed our stay. We recommend as a clean and comfortable place to stay.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
14-Apr-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Apr 11 to Sun Apr 13 2014 at a $68.00 average nightly rate.

Summary of Verified Reviews

Summary of 505 verified reviews

83
Very Good

Very good club hotel. Located near shopping areas. Stylish Hotel. Quite clean. Friendly atmosphere.

“Great deal for the price” “Clean towels”

Good Overall Ranking Top 35% in city
Excellent Club Hotel Top 1% in city
Excellent Budget Hotel Top 1% in city

Good to know

  • Good kitchenette

    “Full kitchen was perfect” “Kitchen facilities in the rooms were great”

  • Spacious rooms

    “Bedroom suite which was spacious, modern” “Full sized refrigerator”

  • Professional service

    “Quick trip” “Check in was very easy and fast”

  • Poorly-maintained rooms

    “Pillows to be too soft” “Temperature controls didn't work”

Review highlights

Location

88/100
57 reviews

Great location. Great shopping. Restaurants & bars in the area are ok.

“Easy walk to the harbor” “Closest to the airport” “On site convenience store”

Service

81/100
142 reviews

Friendly and professional service, with great reception but subpar housekeeping.

“Hotel staff was exceptional” “Staff was very nice and helpful” “Desk staff helpful”

Cleanliness

71/100
99 reviews

Clean rooms and bathrooms. Moderately clean hotel facilities.

“Clean towels” “Clean sheets” “Pillows Clean”

Room

66/100
211 reviews

Decent but badly maintained rooms with bad furniture and deficient A/C. Spacious, clean rooms with good kitchenettes. Decent beds and minibars. Decent, well-sized bathrooms are very clean.

“Bedroom suite which was spacious, modern” “No coffee maker” “Temperature controls didn't work”

Vibe

62/100
34 reviews

OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Relatively modern hotel. Unpleasant entrance area. Stylish Hotel. Good resort hotel. Fine for a budget trip. Good for business people.

“Bedroom suite which was spacious, modern” “Deluxe suite” “Funky smell”

Comfort

60/100
110 reviews

Reasonably comfortable rooms with a tolerable noise level and standard beds. Spacious rooms and bathrooms but A/C is not great.

“Bedroom suite which was spacious, modern” “Quiet weekend stay” “Clean towels/linens”

Breakfast

44/100
12 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“No breakfast provided” “No breakfast”

Pool

0/100
5 reviews

Bad pool.

“No pool” “No pools”

Ranked top 19% by couples, with a score of 87

Good to know

  • Poor hotel buildings

    “Lobby was not much” “No elevator”

  • Bad furniture

    “Carpet was soaked” “Broken chair in our room”

  • Good kitchenette

    “Full kitchen was perfect” “Kitchen facilities in the rooms were great”

  • Spacious rooms

    “Bedroom suite which was spacious, modern” “Full sized refrigerator”

Review highlights

Location

84/100
11 reviews

Great location.

“Easy walk to the harbor” “Closest to the airport” “On site convenience store”

Service

82/100
30 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception.

“Hotel staff was exceptional” “Staff was very nice and helpful” “Desk staff helpful”

Cleanliness

74/100
28 reviews

Clean rooms. Moderately clean hotel facilities.

“Clean towels” “Clean sheets” “Pillows Clean”

Room

70/100
56 reviews

Large, clean rooms, and decent bathrooms and beds. Run-down rooms with shoddy furniture. Good kitchenette.

“Bedroom suite which was spacious, modern” “Full kitchen was perfect” “Hotel room was spacious and homey”

Comfort

63/100
33 reviews

Reasonably comfortable rooms with a tolerable noise level and standard beds. Spacious rooms.

“Bedroom suite which was spacious, modern” “Quiet weekend stay” “Clean towels/linens”

Ranked top 27% by solo travelers, with a score of 80

Good to know

  • Great location

    “Easy walk to the harbor” “Closest to the airport”

  • Clean rooms

    “Clean towels” “Clean sheets”

  • Friendly service

    “Staff members were friendly and helpful” “Desk staff helpful”

  • Quite clean

    “Clean towels” “Clean sheets”

Review highlights

Location

88/100
11 reviews

Great location.

“Easy walk to the harbor” “Closest to the airport” “On site convenience store”

Service

81/100
16 reviews

Friendly service.

“Hotel staff was exceptional” “Staff was very nice and helpful” “Desk staff helpful”

Cleanliness

73/100
8 reviews

Clean rooms.

“Clean towels” “Clean sheets” “Pillows Clean”

Room

66/100
20 reviews

Rooms are standard and clean with typical beds and bathrooms.

“Bedroom suite which was spacious, modern” “No modern amenities” “Temperature controls didn't work”

Comfort

61/100
7 reviews

Beds are decent and generally comfortable.

“Bedroom suite which was spacious, modern” “Quiet weekend stay” “Quiet neighborhood”

Ranked top 32% by families, with a score of 86

Good to know

  • Friendly service

    “Staff members were friendly and helpful” “Desk staff helpful”

  • Fantastic service

    “Hotel staff was exceptional” “Staff was very nice and helpful”

  • Clean rooms

    “Clean towels” “Clean sheets”

  • Quite clean

    “Clean towels” “Clean sheets”

Review highlights

Value

85/100
4 reviews

Best value for money.

“Great deal for the price” “Great price point” “Impressed with this place for the money”

Service

79/100
14 reviews

Friendly service.

“Hotel staff was exceptional” “Staff was very nice and helpful” “Desk staff helpful”

Room

64/100
17 reviews

Rooms are clean and decent overall with okay beds.

“Bedroom suite which was spacious, modern” “Temperature controls didn't work” “Fridge didn't work”

Vibe

64/100
6 reviews

Decent vibe.

“Bedroom suite which was spacious, modern” “Deluxe suite” “Funky smell”

Comfort

61/100
8 reviews

Beds are decent and generally comfortable.

“Bedroom suite which was spacious, modern” “Quiet weekend stay” “Quiet neighborhood”

Ranked top 49% by business travelers, with a score of 78

Good to know

  • Quite clean

    “Clean towels” “Clean sheets”

  • Fantastic service

    “Hotel staff was exceptional” “Staff was very nice and helpful”

Review highlights

Service

79/100
7 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Hotel staff was exceptional” “Staff was very nice and helpful” “Desk staff helpful”

Cleanliness

72/100
6 reviews

Quite clean.

“Clean towels” “Clean sheets” “Pillows Clean”

Room

67/100
9 reviews

Room is all right.

“Bedroom suite which was spacious, modern” “No modern amenities” “Temperature controls didn't work”

Comfort

62/100
4 reviews

Comfortable.

“Bedroom suite which was spacious, modern” “Quiet weekend stay” “Quiet neighborhood”

Vibe

62/100
4 reviews

Decent vibe.

“Bedroom suite which was spacious, modern” “Deluxe suite” “No elevator”

Good to know

  • Good kitchenette

    “Full kitchen was perfect” “Kitchen facilities in the rooms were great”

  • Professional service

    “Quick trip” “Check in was very easy and fast”

  • Spacious rooms

    “Bedroom suite which was spacious, modern” “Full sized refrigerator”

  • Poorly-maintained rooms

    “Pillows to be too soft” “Temperature controls didn't work”

Review highlights

Location

87/100
54 reviews

Great location. Great shopping. Restaurants & bars in the area are ok.

“Easy walk to the harbor” “Closest to the airport” “On site convenience store”

Service

81/100
139 reviews

Friendly and professional service, with great reception but subpar housekeeping.

“Hotel staff was exceptional” “Staff was very nice and helpful” “Desk staff helpful”

Cleanliness

71/100
96 reviews

Clean rooms and bathrooms. Moderately clean hotel facilities.

“Clean towels” “Clean sheets” “Pillows Clean”

Room

66/100
203 reviews

Decent but badly maintained rooms with bad furniture and deficient A/C. Spacious, clean rooms with good kitchenettes. Decent beds and minibars. Bathrooms are fine and very clean.

“Bedroom suite which was spacious, modern” “Temperature controls didn't work” “Fridge didn't work”

Vibe

62/100
34 reviews

OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Relatively modern hotel. Unpleasant entrance area. Stylish Hotel.

“Bedroom suite which was spacious, modern” “Deluxe suite” “Funky smell”

Comfort

59/100
103 reviews

Reasonably comfortable rooms with a tolerable noise level and standard beds. Large, but poorly air conditioned rooms.

“Bedroom suite which was spacious, modern” “Quiet weekend stay” “Clean towels/linens”

Breakfast

44/100
12 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“No breakfast provided” “No breakfast”

Pool

0/100
5 reviews

Bad pool.

“No pool” “No pools”

Ranked top 20% by couples, with a score of 86

Good to know

  • Bad furniture

    “Carpet was soaked” “Broken chair in our room”

  • Good kitchenette

    “Full kitchen was perfect” “Kitchen facilities in the rooms were great”

  • Spacious rooms

    “Bedroom suite which was spacious, modern” “Full sized refrigerator”

  • Poorly-maintained rooms

    “Pillows to be too soft” “Temperature controls didn't work”

Review highlights

Location

84/100
9 reviews

Great location.

“Easy walk to the harbor” “Closest to the airport” “On site convenience store”

Service

82/100
29 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception.

“Hotel staff was exceptional” “Staff was very nice and helpful” “Desk staff helpful”

Cleanliness

74/100
27 reviews

Clean rooms. Moderately clean hotel facilities.

“Clean towels” “Clean sheets” “Pillows Clean”

Room

70/100
53 reviews

Rooms, bathrooms and beds are decent. Spacious, clean rooms with good kitchenettes. Run-down rooms with shoddy furniture.

“Bedroom suite which was spacious, modern” “No blow dryer” “Temperature controls didn't work”

Comfort

62/100
30 reviews

Reasonably comfortable rooms with a tolerable noise level and standard beds. Spacious rooms.

“Bedroom suite which was spacious, modern” “Quiet weekend stay” “Quiet neighborhood”

Ranked top 28% by solo travelers, with a score of 80

Good to know

  • Great location

    “Easy walk to the harbor” “Closest to the airport”

  • Clean rooms

    “Clean towels” “Clean sheets”

  • Friendly service

    “Staff members were friendly and helpful” “Desk staff helpful”

  • Fantastic service

    “Hotel staff was exceptional” “Staff was very nice and helpful”

Review highlights

Location

88/100
11 reviews

Great location.

“Easy walk to the harbor” “Closest to the airport” “On site convenience store”

Service

81/100
16 reviews

Friendly service.

“Hotel staff was exceptional” “Staff was very nice and helpful” “Desk staff helpful”

Cleanliness

73/100
8 reviews

Clean rooms.

“Clean towels” “Clean sheets” “Pillows Clean”

Room

69/100
19 reviews

Rooms are standard and clean with typical beds and bathrooms.

“Bedroom suite which was spacious, modern” “Temperature controls didn't work” “Fridge didn't work”

Comfort

61/100
7 reviews

Beds are decent and generally comfortable.

“Bedroom suite which was spacious, modern” “Quiet weekend stay” “Clean towels/linens”

Ranked top 33% by families, with a score of 86

Good to know

  • Friendly service

    “Staff members were friendly and helpful” “Desk staff helpful”

  • Fantastic service

    “Hotel staff was exceptional” “Staff was very nice and helpful”

  • Clean rooms

    “Clean towels” “Clean sheets”

  • Quite clean

    “Clean towels” “Clean sheets”

Review highlights

Value

85/100
4 reviews

Best value for money.

“Great deal for the price” “Great price point” “Impressed with this place for the money”

Service

79/100
14 reviews

Friendly service.

“Hotel staff was exceptional” “Staff was very nice and helpful” “Desk staff helpful”

Room

65/100
16 reviews

Rooms are clean and decent overall with okay beds.

“Bedroom suite which was spacious, modern” “No blow dryer” “Temperature controls didn't work”

Vibe

64/100
6 reviews

Decent vibe.

“Bedroom suite which was spacious, modern” “Deluxe suite” “Funky smell”

Ranked top 53% by business travelers, with a score of 80

Good to know

  • Quite clean

    “Clean towels” “Clean sheets”

  • Fantastic service

    “Hotel staff was exceptional” “Staff was very nice and helpful”

Review highlights

Service

79/100
6 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Hotel staff was exceptional” “Staff was very nice and helpful” “Desk staff helpful”

Cleanliness

72/100
5 reviews

Quite clean.

“Clean towels” “Clean sheets” “Pillows Clean”

Room

65/100
8 reviews

Room is all right.

“Bedroom suite which was spacious, modern” “Temperature controls didn't work” “Fridge didn't work”

Vibe

62/100
4 reviews

Decent vibe.

“Bedroom suite which was spacious, modern” “Deluxe suite” “Funky smell”

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Customer Reviews of Candlewood Suites University

4.0 out of 5. Based on 123 guest reviews , Very Good

Property Description

Candlewood Suites is an all suite hotel built for the business traveler. All of our rooms have a queen bed, recliner, fully equipped kitchens, desks with free high speed internet, TV/VCR/DVD players. On property you will be able to take advantage of free washers/dryers, honor system convenience store, free movie library, and the Gazebo Grill. Housekeeping is done weekly, and our front desk is open from 7am-11pm, with a staff member on duty 24 hours a day.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00pm
Check Out: 12:00pm
Year of Last Renovation: 2012
Floors: 3
Rooms: 122
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 122
Handicap Rooms:
Suites: 122
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Weekly
Meeting Rooms: 0
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 2.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
6pm Day of Arrival
Nightly Parking: 0
Total Taxes: 15.25%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
$75


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • DVD Player
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Internet is Complimentary
  • Ironing facilities
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV - Free HBO
  • TV - Free Showtime
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Charlotte Douglas Airport is 14 miles from hotel. Taxi costs approximately $40.00 one way

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

About Candlewood Suites

  • Home-like enviroment, great for an extended stay
  • Fully equipped kitchens with a full-size refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, microwave and stovetop, dishes, cookware, and utensils
  • Free high-speed internet access and a large workspace available in each guest room
  • TV with DVD player and a comfortable recliner
  • Comforts of Home Bedding Collection with soft pillows, high quality sheets, and a comfortable mattress set
  • Provide a Lending Locker service where guests can borrow common household items to use during their stay
  • Pets are welcome weighing less than 80 lbs
  • Free local calls and two phone lines with data port as an added convenience
  • Candlewood Cupboard offers a Brown Bag Breakfast for a meal on the go
  • Candlewood Gazebo Grill gives guests a great outdoor dining experience ideal for groups
  • Free guest laundry open 24/7 with detergent and other laundry items available at a decent price
  • Great fitness area
  • Housekeeping on a weekly basis

The Candlewood Suites highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Previously known as:
Candlewood Suites, Candlewood Suites Charlotte University

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