Situation: I moved my family (wife, three kids including an infant, and pet cat) from Ft. Lewis, WA, to Ft. Benning, GA. We looked for pet-friendly suites with a separate bedroom and kitchenette whenever possible, and stayed at 9 different hotels over the course of our move.
Pros: Room size/arrangement; free washer/dryer; value; location.
Cons: No on-site pool; loading/unloading baggage.
This was the biggest, most well-designed room of our entire trip. Large kitchen with a big dining table/desk. Big bathroom. It was also very clean. The free laundry machines were nice to have. Located right next to a Joe's Crab Shack, with other restaurants and shopping a short drive away. Biggest detractor, which I have found at the two Candlewood Suites I've stayed at, is the front door/lobby. There is no designated area for loading/unloading, and we had a lot of baggage. Instead of an on-site pool, they have an arrangement with a local YMCA for free swimming (it was closed by the time we were available to swim). Nevertheless, the room itself was so great, I would stay here again.More