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Candlewood Suites Birmingham

This is a 2 star hotel in Birmingham
600 Corporate Ridge Drive, Birmingham, AL, U.S.A.
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Well-equipped rooms, great staff & rates, free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Many guests enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
  • Numerous reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel's rates were described as reasonable by several lodgers
  • Several guests found the hotel close to the highway and restaurants
  • A few guests complained of noise transfer during their stay
  • Cigarette and musty odours were reported by a few lodgers
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Sep 6, 2013
Located a 1-minute drive from the nearest Highway 280 on-ramp and about a 17-minute drive from Birmingham's city centre, the Candlewood Suites Birmingham is suitable for travellers who require short or long-term accommodations with extended kitchen amenities, a fitness centre and easy highway access. 

This hotel has 97 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a full kitchen (with a dishwasher), a DVD player, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a separate bedroom and a living room with a sofabed are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.

Please note housekeeping is only offered once per week. Hotel amenities include a fitness centre, a convenience store, guest laundry facilities, a business centre and free parking. Pets are permitted for an additional $15 per pet for the first night, and $10 for subsequent nights, not to exceed $150.

Walmart Supercenter is located about a 6-minute drive from the hotel, while Birmingham Jefferson County Convention Center is roughly 20 minutes away by car. Birmingham Zoo is a 15-minute drive away and Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) is a 25-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $15/night & $10/subsequent nights, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: August 30, 2013)
The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's rooms, staff, value and location. 

Numerous reviewers were pleased with their lodgings at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, well equipped, tastefully decorated and quiet, with large, comfortable beds and good Wi-Fi signals. A few guests had complaints about their rooms, however (see below).

The hotel's staff were the source of many compliments by guests, who characterized them as efficient, helpful, friendly and accommodating. One patron remarked, "The staff seemed genuinely happy to be there and were all so kind. Anything extra that you needed you could get easily at the front desk".

Several lodgers praised the hotel's value. They described the room rates as reasonable, great and affordable, and cited the extended kitchen amenities as adding to the hotel's overall value.

The hotel's location was enjoyed by several reviewers, who described it as safe and easily accessible, as well as close to the highway, restaurants, shopping and grocery stores. A few guests did mention heavy traffic on Highway 280 on their way to the hotel, however.

The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about noise transfer and the rooms.

A few reviewers complained of noise disturbances during their stay. They reported noise from guests in adjacent rooms, rooms overhead and the hallways.

While the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms, a few guests had complaints. They reported cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms, low water pressure and musty odours. guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 with a 94% recommendation rate from 126 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 from 76 reviews. guest reviews ranked the hotel #21 of 81 Birmingham hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 59 reviews.

The author called the hotel on August 30, 2013 to verify some information.

Guest Reviews

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58.08 USD - 0.00 USD Candlewood Suites Birmingham
Out of 79 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 6.6 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 1
No. of guest comments: 1
Guest Recommended: Yes
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #10 out of 79 hotels in Birmingham ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
Verified Guest from Norcross, GA US rated Candlewood Suites Birmingham 8 out of 10 on May 16, 2004


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Candlewood Suites Birmingham

  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Bath / Hot Tub
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • DVD Player
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Disabled Accessible Rooms
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • Picnic Area/Tables
  • Executive Floor
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Self Laundry

User Contributed Info

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An ideal and quiet location, easy access to downtown and warm Southern hospitality are why our guests choose the Candlewood Suites® Birmingham hotel for their extended stay.

Are you looking for a place to call home while you're in Birmingham? Our suites are the perfect answer for business travelers. A location off Hwy-280 puts all of Birmingham within minutes of us. You can get to meetings at Southern Company, Altec or Computer Science Corporation easily. Each suite offers the convenience of a spacious, functional workspace and free Wi-Fi access. And you can ask the friendly front desk staff to assist with faxes and printing.

If you're headed to the heart of Dixie for vacation, then our Birmingham suites are the right choice. We're three miles from I-459, so you can be in downtown Birmingham within 15 minutes. Take an afternoon to visit the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum, the art museum or spend a day at the zoo. The Summit offers excellent shopping, too. Did we mention that Barber Motorsports Park is about 20 minutes away?

Classic Southern charm and thoughtful amenities make every stay a pleasure. From the convenience of free YMCA access to an on-site Fitness Center, your daily routine can remain the same. A fully-equipped kitchen and a budget-friendly convenience store make daily meals simple during an extended stay in Birmingham, AL. Our hotel's staff is ready to welcome you home!

Accessibility Options Handicapped Parking
Category Accommodation and Food Services
Fax 205-991-1549
Friday Closing Time 24:00
Friday Opening Time 00:00
General Amenities Safe-deposit box (front desk) | Laundry Machines | Fitness Room | Convenience Store | Laundry Service | Dry Cleaning Service
General Property Info 24 hr Service | Air Conditioned
Listing Type Place
Monday Closing Time 24:00
Monday Opening Time 00:00
Number of Rooms 98
Number of Suites 97
Parking Outdoor | Lot
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Place Email
Place Status Open at this location
Postal Code 35242
Public Access Open to the General Public
Recreational Activities Fitness Center | Fitness Equipment Available
Room Amenities Climate Control | Air Conditioning | Iron/Ironing Board | Direct-dial phone | Telephone | Voicemail | Shared Room
Room Details Window opens | Non-smoking rooms
Room Entertainment DVD Player | Cable Television | CD Player | Movies
Saturday Closing Time 24:00
Saturday Opening Time 00:00
Sunday Closing Time 24:00
Sunday Opening Time 00:00
Telephone (205) 991-0272
Thursday Closing Time 24:00
Thursday Opening Time 00:00
Toll-free 800 734 3120
Tuesday Closing Time 24:00
Tuesday Opening Time 00:00
Wednesday Closing Time 24:00
Wednesday Opening Time 00:00
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