$71 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Dec 12, 2014 Check-out: Dec 13, 2014

Candlewood Suites CHARLOTTE-UNIVERSITY

2 stars
8812 University East Drive, Charlotte, NC 28213
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
36 reviews
A great base when we visit our family

The Candlewood at the University is well located for our nearby family. We like having the refrig... See full review

  • Grandma Desert
  • Oct 23, 2014
for the weekend

I try to stay at this hot anytime i come to Charlotte. Its clean, very quiet, serves its purpose See full review

  • Travel Kidd
  • Apr 7, 2014
Sensible prices, full kitchens and pet-friendly suites near UNC

In a quiet neighborhood, three miles from I-85 and down the road from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Candlewood Suites CHARLOTTE – UNIVERSITY adds a touch of home for guests, whether weekenders or on an extended stay. Free guest laundry facilities, newspapers delivered to the room and a video and CD library combine with a fitness center, free Internet and rooms with complete kitchens for ultimate convenience. Open 24 hours, the Candlewood Cupboard sells an array of meals, snacks and drinks at prices that match economical room rates. 

Highlights

  • Free wired and wireless Internet access
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Rooms have full kitchens plus an outdoor patio with grill area
  • Just a mile from UNC campus, three miles off I-85
  • Pets under 80 lbs. permitted (fees apply)

Location

Candlewood Suites CHARLOTTE – UNIVERSITY sits in a suburban area near the UNC campus, in the University East Business Park near both the Research Business Park and IBM Business Park. A short drive from the hotel leads to two botanical gardens, golf courses, major sports events or the 200 stores at Concord Mills Malls, with its NASCAR-themed fun park and 24-screen AMC movie theatre.

Rooms

With 122 all-suite rooms on three floors, Candlewood Suites CHARLOTTE – UNIVERSITY strives to deliver a comfortable, affordable alternative to the corporate apartment or bare-bones hotel room, especially for those in town for more than a few days. Rooms have a DVD/VHS player, full kitchen with dishwasher and cookware, and executive desk with free high speed Internet access. Borrow family-friendly selections from the free video and CD library, or check out the latest on cable TV. The new Comforts of Home Bedding Collection and overstuffed recliner invite guests at this Charlotte Candlewood Suites to relax and stay a while.

Features

Parking at Candlewood Suites CHARLOTTE – UNIVERSITY is free and well-lit. For guests on the go, the Candlewood Cupboard is open 24 hours, filled with breakfast items, snacks, frozen entrees and drinks. Keep up the workout routine at the 24-hour fitness center with two treadmills, a stair stepper and universal weight machine. After dark, guests might drop by Picassos Sports Cafe for pizza and wings or the Wine Vault wine bar and outdoor patio, both just a few miles away. Sleepy-heads appreciate the availability of a late checkout.

Transportation

  • Charlotte/Douglas International Airport (12 mi/19.3 km)

Attractions

  • Concord Mills Mall (8.6 mi/13.8 km)
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway (7 mi/11.3 km)
  • Downtown Charlotte(11 mi/17.7 km)
  • Charlotte Convention Center (10 mi/16.1 km)
  • Bank of America stadium (9.7 mi/15.6 km)
  • Carolina's Aviation Museum (15.2 mi/24.5 km)
  • Metrolina Tradeshow Expo (9.9 mi/15.9 km)
  • Botanical Gardens at the UNC-Charlotte (3.1 mi/5 km)
  • U.S. National Whitewater Center (21.9 mi/35.2 km)
  • Verizon Ampitheater (4.4 mi/7.1 km)

Business

  • Business center with copy, fax, printing and courier services available (fees apply)
  • Free wired and wireless Internet access
  • One boardroom-style meeting room for up to 15 people
  • Free guest laundry facilities
  • Same-day dry cleaning available (fees apply)

Hotel Map

35.286 -80.7273
Nearby airports
PIEDMONTTRIAD, (GSO), 100.00, MI, S; Charlotte Douglas International Airport, (CLT), 12.00, MI, SW;
Area description
Suburban, suburban

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Children's activities
Golf
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Coffee maker in room
Services
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Airline desk
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Tour desk
Car rental desk
FAX
Gift shop
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Phone with speaker
Kitchen
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Outlet adapters
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Halton Arena: 1.4 mi
  • Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve: 1.5 mi
  • UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens: 1.6 mi
  • Lowe's Motor Speedway: 5.2 mi
  • Hendrix Motorsports Complex: 5.6 mi
  • Metrolina Expo Center: 7.3 mi
  • North Carolina Music Factory: 7.4 mi
  • ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center: 7.4 mi
  • Levine Museum of the New South: 7.4 mi
  • The Fillmore: 7.4 mi
  • Discovery Place: 7.5 mi
  • Fourth Ward: 7.5 mi
  • Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: 7.6 mi
  • Charlotte Bobcats Arena: 7.6 mi
  • Charlotte Convention Center: 8 mi
  • Halton Arena: 1.4 mi
  • Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve: 1.5 mi
  • UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens: 1.6 mi
  • Lowe's Motor Speedway: 5.2 mi
  • Hendrix Motorsports Complex: 5.6 mi
  • Metrolina Expo Center: 7.3 mi
  • North Carolina Music Factory: 7.4 mi
  • ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center: 7.4 mi
  • Levine Museum of the New South: 7.4 mi
  • The Fillmore: 7.4 mi
  • Discovery Place: 7.5 mi
  • Fourth Ward: 7.5 mi
  • Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: 7.6 mi
  • Charlotte Bobcats Arena: 7.6 mi
  • Charlotte Convention Center: 8 mi
  • Bechtler Museum of Modern Art: 8 mi
  • The Bank of America Stadium: 8.2 mi
  • Charlotte Nature Museum: 9.2 mi
  • Freedom Park: 9.5 mi
  • Wing Haven Garden and Bird Sanctuary: 9.8 mi
  • The Billy Graham Library: 12.2 mi
  • Carolinas Aviation Museum: 12.3 mi
  • US National Whitewater Center: 15.7 mi
  • The Golf Club at Ballantyne: 17.2 mi
  • Carowinds: 17.5 mi
  • McDowell Nature Center and Preserve: 19.3 mi

Dining

Picassos Sports Bar
Sports Bar and Pizza
Wine Vault
Wine bar and outdoor patio

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (36)

Ratings and reviews for Candlewood Suites CHARLOTTE-UNIVERSITY

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
36 out of 36
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.1
Value:
4.1

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Candlewood Suites CHARLOTTE-UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Fiddle Faddle
Business
Rochester N.Y
Mar 25, 2012

Grandma in waiting

First floor was under renovations was not aware before making reservations otherwise I would have gone to another hotel. Paint smell came up thru rooms, could not use exersize room nor laundry room until the 2nd day there due to renovations.Perhaps if It was a week or two later then I would not have encountered this problem. WISH I KNEW The staff was GREAT!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Steeler in Panther Land
Business
New Jersey
Aug 18, 2012

Ok, but will not stay again.

The staff was very pleasant. Only good things to say about Jose' but the overall accomendations needs tremendous improvements. Summary: Houscleaning: Not available unless your staying 7 days (ridiculous!). Room: Ok, if you like burning up during the summer months, they are cheap with supplying cool rooms. Traveler beware!!!! take your hard earned money to another establishment if you want service...or simply call the hotel and ask plenty of questions before you book with them.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Go uptown to the financial district of Charlotte, NC...near the Panthers Stadium...At night, it is truly beautiful. You won't be disappointed...and you won't empty the wallet.

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Review of Candlewood Suites CHARLOTTE-UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
okdokie
Business
charlotte, nc
Nov 22, 2009

review

The room needed updating and the linens smelled of stale tobacco. The room was adequate and all necessary amenities were there. It was adequate but certainly not luxurious.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
David's Cool Mom
Business
Winston Salem, NC
Apr 29, 2013

College Visit

The place looked like it needed a good cleaning. It was not a bad place, I guess it's just wear and tear from extended use. The bed was hard. The room needed some additional cleaning- it look like blood on the curtain;the bathroom door handle was broke;the door to our room only shut if you slammed it. For the money it was ok.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Candlewood Suites CHARLOTTE-UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tweek'd Traveler
Business
Charlotte, NC
Sep 10, 2013

a great budget crash pad

very comfortable bed, nice shower pet friendly with free laundry. A quiet hidden gem..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

there's a Harris Teeter nearby for budget snacks

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Review of Candlewood Suites CHARLOTTE-UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tweek'd Traveler
Business
Charlotte, NC
Sep 10, 2013

great crash pad

Late check-in followed by a sadly uneventful and quiet evening. Free laundry mqchines, pet friendly and cheap!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Harris Teeter grocery store nearby for smacks

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Review of Candlewood Suites CHARLOTTE-UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Washington, DC
Jun 20, 2011

unprepared

This would have been a nice stay, but the check-in was sloppy and the internet didn't work at all. The room was fine, clean and plenty of supplies in the "kitchen." (lots of suites don't provide soaps and some don't even have dishes, but this place had everything you could need) The location was excellent -- just a few minutes to Verizon Amphitheater, but in a quiet and safe location off the beaten path. Fix the problems with the internet connection, and get better front desk staff/computers, and this would have been 4-stars.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Candlewood Suites CHARLOTTE-UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Fredericksburg, Virginia
May 8, 2009

A comfortable "homey" place to stay

Traveled to a college graduation. I liked the suite style of the rooms. My mom and I were quite comfortable. The living quarters made it feel like home. I would have preferred to have an elevator closer to our room, but overall it was a nice hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Candlewood Suites CHARLOTTE-UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Jun 30, 2008

Needs Improvement

The Candlewood Suites was satisfying and disatisfying at the same time. The room was clean and the appliances were good. But the bathroom was a problem. The tub was not clean and the toilet was stopped up when we arrived. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful on arrival. When checking out there was no one at the front desk. Overall I would say that my experience was fair. I would give them another chance if the rate was cheaper.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Candlewood Suites CHARLOTTE-UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 8, 2009

North Carolina

Good location, friendly staff. amenities were satisfactory.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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