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Candlewood Suites Tuscaloosa

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

After leaving a disgusting motel close by, we found this location. Pet-friendly options are limited in this area and there is an additional $75 pet fee, but it was worth it for a clean room, friendly staff - especially Kim!! - and feeling safe. The rooms are very well laid out, the bathroom is roomy, and it smelled fresh and clean. Highly recommend!

Good quality pet-friendly hotel options are few and far between, which means evacuees from hurricanes sometimes can find themselves far away from home. That was the case with us when Hurricane Irma sent us on the road from our new home in SW Florida to Tuscaloosa and the Candlewood Suites. In the several days that we lived at Candlewood, we found it to be clean and accommodating. The bed was of standard sleep quality, and a small work area and lounger helped make the room more livable. The kitchenette was of good size and scope, supported by a lobby food canteen that was surprisingly well-stocked across all meals. Another pleasant surprise was a laundry that was free to guests, and that shared space with a basic fitness room. We were very impressed with the service attitude of the staff, who were dealing with a sold-out property and, as it turned out, a number of anxious hurricane exiles and their pets and belongings. Staff were welcoming and supportive, and Candace in particular shined in her warmth and empathy. We particularly appreciated Candace making a room change for us when our first night was marred by a poorly-sealed connecting door with late-night TV viewers in the next room. In fact, this facility and design fault (where TVs are inexplicably set right next to the connecting doors) is the only reason we can't rate our stay a "5". The hotel's general manager has obviously assembled a solid and welcoming staff. Indeed, we were impressed by the general friendliness of the people of Tuscaloosa. While we would have preferred other circumstances to make a maiden visit to the city, we agreed that we had picked a good town, and hotel, to weather the storm. We'd happily return to both.

Its a nice hotel the people are nice especially candace and they are pet freindly. Its not loud its really quiet and there is a pool out back that they share with the other hotel because thay are so nice if you were looking for a place to stay with your pets and family this would be the place

Stayed here for two nights and found the hotel very clean and quiet. I booked a studio which I expected to be a tiny room but was pleasantly surprised when I walked into a large, comfortable room with a kitchen. The staff is courteous and helpful. Excellent customer service from Raven at check in (thanks for your kindness) and Candace at checkout. Since my daughter will be attending school in Tuscaloosa, I will be sure to stay at Candlewood Suites whenever I return.

Book it as part of IHG rewards. Awesome place to stay. For a little over $100 our room was like a small apartment. Lots of bang for the buck. Staff was great, lived the DVD library and games to borrow. Definitely staying here again if I find myself in the area.

My family and I were traveling back home Texas and stopped for the night. The price is economical, the room was clean, water was hot and the AC blew cold. What else can you ask for at these prices! The young lady at the front desk was very friendly and when our neighbors children decided to stomp around at 11 pm, she had no problem giving them a call to quieten them down when we called to complain. The free washer and dryer was great since we had been on the road for a week and had a pile of dirty clothes. It is conveniently located right off the interstate and places to eat nearby.

I was pleasantly surprised at how clean and comfortable this hotel was. I have stayed at other Candlewood suites, but this was nicer. They even serve free pizza from a local pizza place on Tuesdays! I will definitely stay here again.

I have never gone to a hotel and not checked in. When we drove up there were a couple guys standing at the entrance smoking. The lobby stunk. I went in to check out the room and went back to the car. We decided to drive to Birmingham and ended up staying at a Drury Inn, Southeast and it was wonderful.

By far the cleanest hotel I have ever stayed at the staff really takes pride in there work to go the extra mile to make sure everything is nice and tidy daily also the front desk is very helpful and fast with any of your needs. This is also an extended stay hotel so you can stay several weeks at a very affordable cost. I have been at this hotel for 7 months and have had no complaints the period of time that I have stayed here. If your coming to this area and you don't stay here you are wasting your money elsewhere.

I have been staying at this Candlewood for approx. 3 years some faces are familiar some are new however, they have always treated me like family!! Especially, Mrs Traci!! Candlewood is Tuscaloosa!!!!!!

651 Skyland Blvd E Tuscaloosa AL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Fitness center
  • Laundry facilities

Candlewood Suites Tuscaloosa is located 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Veterans Memorial Park and within a 10-minute drive of Jemison Van de Graaff Mansion. This 76-room hotel has free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a fitness center. It's in central Tuscaloosa and also close to Coleman Coliseum and Paul W. Bryant Museum.


All 76 air-conditioned rooms feature kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, stovetops, and dishwashers. 39-inch flat-screen TVs come with DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Coffee makers, ironing boards, and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

At Candlewood Suites Tuscaloosa, guests have access to a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. A stay here includes free parking. Dry cleaning/laundry services make packing light an option. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a convenience store, and barbecue grills.

Room options

Standard Room

Full 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 1

Studio Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, Accessible, Bathtub (Mobility)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 164 reviews