by Josh Misner
Located a mere 45 minutes away from O’Hare and Midway airports, Candlewood Suites in Aurora provides family travelers with a central location serving a variety of needs, including furry members of the family. The suites themselves feature a fully equipped and spacious kitchen, and all necessary cooking and dining utensils are provided, allowing families to dine in, which is convenient when combined with large grocery stores less than a mile away. Amenities include a self-serve, honor system Candlewood Cupboard, which is a welcome addition for families who find that they need a late-night snack or easy meal. Additionally, the Lending Locker provides families with harder-to-find items, from blenders to board games, any time of day or night. Families also have the option to head outside to use the outdoor Gazebo Grill to barbeque some burgers or dogs.
A mere two miles away, families who love shopping will find the famous Chicago Premium Outlets offer designer and name-brand items at discount prices. Families visiting during warmer months can head to the Raging Waves Waterpark, which features 14 different water slides and attractions to suit all ages.
Our Editor Loves
- Snacking convenience
- Home cooked meals
- Outdoor grilling
- Water Parks
- Free Wi-Fi
Overnight Tuesday stay using IHG Loyalty points. What a find! We had almost given up on Candlewood after some poor experiences last year. However, this place has restored our faith in the brand. Seems recently refurbished, very clean & modern. Our last night’s stay in US en route to airport (ORD). Very comfortable. Recommended.
This place is just "ok". When I pay $139.00 for a room I expect more than what this place offers. No breakfast, no pool, very small television. It's just ok. The bed was really soft. The bathroom was large and convenient. The halls were dirty but the staff was very pleasant and they readily gave us a late checkout which was appreciated.