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Candlewood Suites Research Triangle Park / Durham

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at this location for four nights while in the Durham area. Hotel was kept very clean, room was in very cozy beds (we found out at the front desk that the beds are new), kitchenette was perfect as we were able to bring some things back to the room and put in the fridge. Staff is extremely friendly! Not...

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been traveling constantly and really wanted a home feel, so I chose to stay here for a few nights instead of a regular hotel. I was a little hesitant after reading the negative reviews here but my stay was just fine and nowhere near the level of problems raised by some reviewers here. Consider the price I paid,...

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Melville, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service! Excellent & Pleasant stay,CLEAN, Quient.Affordable Rates Highly recommend,definitely will stay there again.Thanks to staff,especially Kendall. I had minor issue with my reservation upon arrival,Kendall fixed it quickly,Thank you.

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swansboro, north carolina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Check in was pleasurable-but don't mistake because you have a pleasurable check in that you'll have a comfortable room. Using points for a stay should not entitle me to a room over the front entrance. How pleasurable it was to listen to the hum of the automatic sliding doors the entire night while basking in the glow of the covered...

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IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Candlewood Suites Research Triangle Park / Durham, responded to this review

Dear sethis1, Thank you for choosing Candlewood Suites Durham-Rtp, NC for your business needs and leaving us feedback. It is unfortunate to learn that your stay was met with disappointments due to the location of the room you were provided and how it was set up. These are not the standards of service we aim to provide and your remarks...

Merrill
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Am NOT recommending this hotel unless they do some serious renovations. This was the absolute worst Candlewood Suites I have ever stayed in. We had a work group of 15. We took 15 different rooms. Every single room had the smell of musty mold. All of us (not knowing it) went out and purchased either candles for our room, air...

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IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Candlewood Suites Research Triangle Park / Durham, responded to this review

Dear Bobbi B, Your business as a frequent Candlewood Suites guest is of high value and thank you for providing feedback. We are glad to read that you found our staff, especially Kendall, commendable during your stay. On the other hand, we regret to learn that you were met with inconveniences particularly in terms of the rooms and public areas'...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Very disappointing stay that sealed the deal I will not be returning. Checking in was so pleasant. The rooms have gone down considerably .. the hotel looks very rundown. I actually felt more like I was in a low budget motel. The cooling unit kicked on every few minutes which was loud enough you could hear in the other room....

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Darren S, General Manager at Candlewood Suites Research Triangle Park / Durham, responded to this review

Very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay with us. It sounds like several things did not go well for you during your visit and I truly wish a member of management could have had the opportunity to correct those issues. We are actually planning a full renovation to our property starting in just a matter of months...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I have stayed in this hotel probably 12 times in the last 3 months (June-August). I'm a regular Candlewood guest from other locations so I can compare this branch with the rest. Hotel Rates: Hotel rates are very reasonable compared to other hotels in surrounding area. They even have promo rates if you are an IHG member which is good....

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Darren S, General Manager at Candlewood Suites Research Triangle Park / Durham, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time for such a detailed review. We definitely pride ourselves in our hospitality and cleanliness which is probably why you have returned to our hotel several times. We have a full renovation of the entire property scheduled to begin before this year is out which will certainly address any concerns in the condition area which we...

Kansas
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Everyone was so friendly, especially Dominique and Andreus! They went above and beyond to make sure our stay was excellent. I have never experience such wonderful customer service. I will be staying there again!

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Darren S, General Manager at Candlewood Suites Research Triangle Park / Durham, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay with and I was happy to see 2 Team Members stood out in your mind for exceptional service. Thank you, Darren Sheehan Area General Manager

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The staff Dominique and Kendall bent over backwards to make our stay comfortable! They could have easily been very inflexible with our reservations because we had some unexpected changes. They did everything in their power to accommodate us and make our stay pleasant,

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Darren S, General Manager at Candlewood Suites Research Triangle Park / Durham, responded to this review

Well we are certainly happy to hear two our Sales & Service Associates were able to make your stay a more comfortable one and it nice for you to give them the recognition of a job well done. We look forward to your return to our hotel when Durham is back in your travel plans. Sincerely, Darren Sheehan Area General...

Montgomery, Alabama
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Good: TV & DVD player; wired and wireless internet; Fridge with ice maker; Bad: Fridge is noisy...bangs, pops and clicks all the time; ice maker takes 2 hours to make a cup of ice(I brought my own); no DVD remote; the chair stuck in down position.

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Darren S, General Manager at Candlewood Suites Research Triangle Park / Durham, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking time to review our property separating the good with the bad. I really wish we could have had the opportunity to take care of the issue with your noisy refrigerator and would have been happy to get you some ice at the Front Desk. I apologize the remote for the DVD was not in the room,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The 2004 Quality Excellence Award Winner, Candlewood Suites Durham/RTP, conveniently located at I-40 and Hwy 55, exit 278. This beautiful property is in the heart of Research Triangle Park (RTP), and within minutes of Raleigh Durham International Airport, Southpoint Mall, GlaxoSmithKline, BASF, Bayer, IBM, NIEHS, USEPA, Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill, NCCU, Duke Medical Center, and the Vein Clinic. Shuttle service is available Monday-Friday to local attractions and businesses within 5 miles of hotel. At Candlewood Suites Durham/RTP, we put the amenities where they really count in your room. Our guests can cook meals in their fully equipped kitchen, relax in the overstuffed recliner while watching movies from our free movie library. Business travelers will work more efficiently utilizing the executive desk with 2 separate phone lines and FREE HIGH SPEED INTERNET. Candlewood Suites Durham/RTP provides our guests a Free Fitness Center and a comfortable place to do laundry in our Free Guest Laundry room. Candlewood Suites Durham/RTP is within walking distance of many local favorite restaurants. For those guests that prefer to Dine In, a fully stocked Candlewood Cupboard provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, as well as Sodas, Snacks, and Ice Cream. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Candlewood Suites Research Triangle Park / Durham

Address: 1818 E Nc Highway 54, Durham, NC 27713-2183
Region: United States > North Carolina > Durham
Price Range: €74 - €99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Candlewood Suites Research Triangle Park / Durham 2.5*
Number of rooms: 122
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Candlewood Suites Durham
Candlewood Durham
Durham Candlewood Suites
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#14 Family Hotel in Durham
#20 Business Hotel in Durham
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