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2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I had never heard of Candlewood Suites before but glad this was where they put me! The room was big, clean, and I loved having the kitchen. Staff went out of their way to make me feel comfortable. Also, loved the equipment in the fitness center!!!

We has such a nice room. The front desk personnel saved a room for us on the 1st floor. They gave us a nice discount for parents of SEBTS. The room had a nice small kitchen which was really nice, and we will definitely stay here when we come to visit in the future.

Took the opportunity to meet some old friends while safety in my area was uncertain because of Hurricane Irma and wound up at this hotel. Staff was friendly and accommodating, even though things were probably a bit chaotic on their end. Still, I at least know a good place to stay at next time I'm back in Wake Forest.

I had a reservation since Tuesday which allowed me to cancel by Saturday with no charge. They cancelled my reservation and demanded money to keep it which was against the cancellation policy. This is a horrible hotel management even hung up on me and gave me the incorrect general manager number. Beware!!! Just horrible!!!

Our trip to Wake Forest was to visit our son. The staff and accommodations at the Candlewood Suites were great. Nice size room, comfy king bed and efficiency style kitchen. More than met our needs for a couple of days. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the area and would be staying longer. Location close to many restaurants, shopping and downtown Wake Forest. We will definitely stay here again.

The hotel staff at the front desk were very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and quiet with lots of room and amenities. I would definitely stay here again. I appreciated the call to see if the room was okay. My wife is very picky and it received her approval.

The hotel staff was friendly and the rooms were clean. Having a gym and laundry facility on site was convenient. It was nice having the kitchenette available too. We had everything we needed for our one week stay.

Best extended stay. Clean full kitchen. Good chanel selection. Desk attendant Joy treats you like family. Highly recommend. Everything u need except pool. Does have great exercise area. The full kitchen is very nice especially with the full size with automatic ice maker, dishes, cookware, dishwasher, full size microwave, full size coffee maker with coffee, even microwave pop corn.

This hotel is aimed at the longer stay folks and it is easy to adapt to this. If you want linen changed daily, you just have to ask for it at the front desk and they do it. The rooms have a range to cook on if you want and a refrigerator and dishwasher and coffeemaker. There is no free breakfast here but that is minor if you are looking for a cheap place to see and get by while you are taking a course at Sirchie. Sirchie will give you a code to get a cheaper rate. Sirchie has some of the best forensic courses in the nation.

Had an amazing experience! My husband and I use this as our preferred hotel when traveling to Wake Forest to visit family. We booked over Fourth of July weekend and were able to get a great last minute deal and even managed to extend our stay by an extra night for a VERY affordable price! Loved the King suite and amenities! Also brought along our little dog and had no issues with other guests or our comfort. Will definitely stay again! Special thanks to Laci for making our visit extra special!

12050 Retail Dr Wake Forest NC

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour business center

Located within 2 miles (3 km) of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Candlewood Suites WAKE FOREST RALEIGH AREA places you within a few miles (5 km) of Wake Forest Historical Museum. This 81-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a fitness center. In central Wake Forest, the hotel is also close to Wake Forest Renaissance Centre and E. Carroll Joyner Park.


For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


All 81 air-conditioned rooms feature kitchenettes with refrigerators, microwaves, stovetops, and dishwashers. 32-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding and pillow menus ensure a restful night. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, free newspapers, and free local calls. Weekly housekeeping is available.

Property features

Guests of Candlewood Suites WAKE FOREST RALEIGH AREA enjoy a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a library, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Studio Suite, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Studio Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 303 reviews