We were in Peoria for business and to visit friends. We selected the Candlewood Suites at Grand Prairie due to proximity to our friends.
Unfortunately, it seems Candlewood Suites has really stretched to consider the rooms in this hotel as a SUITE. According to Webster, a SUITE is "a group of rooms in a hotel that is used by one person, couple, family, etc." What we found at Candlewood Suites Peoria at Grand Prairie was an L-shaped room with a bathroom and closet. There was a refrigerator, kitchen sink and small stove, but there was basically ONE room with a bathroom and closet !!
Worst of all, the bed was in the short leg of the "L" and was shoved into the corner - up against the wall so they could squeeze a recliner into that portion of the room. So with two people in the bed, one person had to crawl in & out of the bed. A really poor layout especially considering the room rate of more than $120 per night. As far as this being a 'budget' hotel, I do not consider a rate over $120 per night as 'budget.'
There was a small gym with bikes and treadmills and a weight machine. There was also a free laundry. However there was no swimming pool, no room service and no breakfast service. Free coffee was the best they could offer.
This is a bare basic hotel that charges high rates by calling their rooms 'suites'.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Candlewood Suites Hotel near Downtown Peoria, Illinois Ideally situated near I-74 and Bradley University, our extended stay lodging in Peoria, IL is in close proximity to the Peoria International Airport (PIA), making travel easy and convenient. We are also located near many prominent businesses, so that you can easily travel to and from your meetings. Guests of our suites near downtown Peoria can appreciate our hotel's close proximity to several local attractions. The Peoria Civic Center and Peoria Riverfront offer daily entertainment for an evening show or a morning walk through the weekend market. For sports enthusiasts, Shea Stadium, home of the Bradley University Braves, is just minutes away. For business travelers, our hotel suites near downtown Peoria are close to the Peoria International Airport, and offer free high-speed Internet access and a 24-hour business center. Nearby businesses include Hanley Steel, Mericon Industries, Satisfusion and Coca Cola Bottling. The Kellogg Golf Course, less than three miles away, offers a great place to unwind. If you're looking for pet friendly hotels in Peoria, IL, we welcome both you and your pet to enjoy our choice amenities. With the Candlewood Cupboard convenience store, free guest laundry facilities, a 24-hour fitness center and a gazebo with a barbecue grill, our Candlewood Suites Peoria hotel at Grand Prairie offers the convenience and comfort you deserve. ... more less
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- Candlewood Suites Peoria At Grand Prairie Hotel Peoria