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2.5 out of 5.0

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We have a king suite and it’s been great for our four night stay. The pros- ^They have free laundry (bring your own soap or you can buy at the front) ^Free DVDs up front to use ^hot water ^Soft Towels ^Very Nice Staff ^Big Rooms ^Unique desk area/kitchen table ^Clean ^Workout Room ^Loved having a kitchenette to reheat or make coffee. ^Target is really close and other stores for essentials. ^Updated ^Outdoor Seating ^Has internet (See cons) ^Lots of plug ins ^Delivery is available for a lot of restaurants My only complaints are: *bed could be upgraded or upgraded with a foam topper. *Noise wise you can hear noise of people walking. * no Children’s programming like Disney JR for the younger ones. *Needs better internet ( kept kicking us off) *No breakfast provided *Toilet wouldn’t flush very well.... Needs to be Fixed. (Nothing like your kid dropping one and can’t get it flushed down)

These folks went out of their way for our family when our son and daughter in law lost their home to fire. All four children were home for the holidays with their spouses and it was Christmas morning with all their gifts still under the tree. Candlewood and the staff accommodating them all and helped in so many ways over the following weeks. Not many hotels go out of their way like that.... A big thank you to Candlewood. With this new Christmas season coming up it has brought back all the pain and at the same time all the good people who helped. A huge thanks to Ally and her team.

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.

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 305 reviews