by Julie Bielenberg
Located with easy access to I-25, The Candlewood Suites is about 20 minutes to Fort Collins and Greeley and about 45 minutes to the heart of Denver or Denver International airport. This extended-stay hotel is perfect for families taking the time to explore the nearby lakes and mountains. The all-suite property feature kitchens with stovetop, microwave, toaster, dishes, utensils and full-sized refrigerator so your family can make the most of mealtime. The closed off one-bedroom suites are larger than the usual rooms and allows much room to spread out. The complimentary onsite laundry facilities ensure that you can go home with clean clothes. The hotel’s lending locker provides a selection of many items to borrow complimentary. Note there are a wide variety of items for the kitchen all the way to games and coloring books for the kids.
Our Editor Loves
- Spacious, one-bedroom suites
- Full kitchens for in-room cooking
- Lending locker
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Free Wi-Fi
Overall I would say it was a good stay. I was here for a business trip at the nearby embassy suites. It’s close enough that you can walk, but that’s really about all you can walk to. There didn’t seem to be too much else around unless you were willing to drive a few minutes, but if you aren’t staying for too long then it’s probably not too big of a deal.
As far as the hotel itself, the room I had wasn’t as extravagant as some of the other pictures I’ve seen, but overall it was pretty adequate. The staff was nice and accommodating, and the room had most of the items you might need on a short trip. My few negatives would be that you have to walk over to the nearby Hilton and pay for breakfast, and that it was definitely one of the loudest hotels I’ve ever been to. Almost seemed like there was a basketball game going on upstairs at times. Aside from those few things I can’t complain too much.
Our unit consisted of a large main room and a large bedroom. The main room had a microwave, two-burner stovetop, refrigerator, dishwasher, cooking utensils, counter table with two chairs, a wide loveseat with pull out bed, and a wall controller for a/c/heat. The bedroom was separated from living room by a door. The bedroom had a king bed with a nightstand and light on each side of bed. The bathroom had a sink, toilet, and shower/tub. There was plenty of storage in the two closets in the unit. The rooms and hotel were very clean. A negative is the highway noise. I suggest requesting room on the non-highway side of building. Complimentary fruit, coffee, and tea is offered at this hotel instead of a hot breakfast but a hot breakfast is available at an adjacent hotel for $5.