by Whitney Rife
Candlewood Suites is located in the West Side, putting guests in the Garment District near Penn Station and Times Square. The hotel is built for extended stays, though short-stay guests are also welcome. More than 180 guest rooms feature plush bedding, full kitchens, DVD players, movie rentals and high-speed Internet access. Suites are smartly decorated with neutral colors and wood furniture. Candlewood Cupboard is in the main lobby, offering food and sundries. Free laundry facilities are also at the hotel. Outside the hotel, families can walk to more than 40 theaters in the area.
Our Editor Loves
- Suites with kitchens
- Near Penn Station
- DVD players & movie rentals
Booked this hotel for 1 night pre-cruise. Chose the 1 bed apartment to keep price down, for 3 of us.
Room was ok smaller than I was expecting but was fine. Kitchen had appropriate facilities and shower was good, with sufficient towels.
However, staff weren't helpful. On checking in asked what time breakfast was served. Was told we don't do breakfast. I had booked bed/breakfast was given a telephone number to ring and order. When it arrived it was cold. Not what I was expecting. Wouldn't have paid extra for this on booking if I'd known it had to be ordered in.
When checking out asked if staff could order us a taxi. They informed us that we had to go to the hotel next door and they would order it for us. Also, they were unable to print bill when checking out so they had to email it to me.
I knew the hotel was basic but I expected the staff to be more helpful. I'm glad we only stayed 1 night.
Fabulous location. Ten minutes from Times Square by a walk. A 7 - eleven bang opposite. Convention centre close by. So save a lot of money on taxis and time on commuting. The room has a full fledged kitchen, microwave, stove and utensils for cooking and cutlery for seving. Fridge with ice maker and everything else you need. As a vegan this was extremely useful for me. I saved a lot of money by not eating out. The room is big and well quipped. Very reasonably priced.