When our June 2012’s airline trip was unexpectedly re-routed through Fargo, North Dakota and my husband and I were stranded there for a night, I was far from pleased. HOWEVER, we ended up having a nice stay while we were there thanks to the Candlewood Suites. I wanted to report on the establishment and recommend it to anyone staying by the Fargo Airport or needing a place near NDSU.
When we checked in I noticed a 'Grand Opening' sign and slight smell of fresh paint in some places… when I asked the front desk staff how long they had been open I was told they had been open for a number of years, but had a pipe burst on the top floor at the beginning of this year and took advantage of the situation to renovate the Suites… and they had only been open again for a few days, since 25 June 2012! So, needless to say, the place was brand-new, fresh, modern and pristine!
We came into Fargo (Hector) Airport late on a Thursday night. The Candlewood’s shuttle service was not in operation at that time of night, but the Candlewood staff called a taxi service to come fetch us (free of charge). When we used the Candlewood’s shuttle service the next morning, I found the driver both professional and pleasant. Speaking of the staff… the young gentleman who checked us in was quick and pleasant. He helped us settle in right away and when we asked about a decent place to eat, he pointed us in the direction of a grouping of good, affordable restaurants within walking distance (basically right across the street). All the staff we encountered were very pleasant and eager to help make our stay a pleasant one.
My husband and I shared a studio-suite with a queen bed, the mattress was comfortable, but I wish there was another blanket in the room (perhaps I should have called down for one… I highly doubt it would have been a problem to get an additional one). There was a kitchen (complete with a stove, microwave, plates, glasses, utensils, pots, toaster and full-sized fridge), a large closet (with lots of hangers, ironing board and iron), a table, chairs, flat screen TV and bathroom. The room itself was fairly spacious. The building also has a business center where you can check your email and print off your boarding pass, the Candlewood also had free WiFi and a self-laundry. I was happy to find an in-house “Snack Shack” with snacks and drinks for sale at a reasonable price and a very nice common lounge to hang-out in on the ground floor. Lastly, there is a free, simple breakfast in the morning (limited seating).
A quick word regarding the bathroom… It is a small-sized, full bathroom. I did not like the certain type of showerhead they had… but there was plenty of hot water and the water pressure was good.
If I have a chance to return to Fargo, I will. I liked the people and the city seemed interesting… besides, now I KNOW I’ll have a great place to stay!
I highly recommend the Candlewood Suites to anyone wanting to stay in Fargo, North Dakota!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Candlewood Suites Fargo @ NDSUDesigned for the business traveler, each of our spacious suites include a fully equipped kitchen, workspace with two phone lines, high speed wired and wireless internet , over stuffed recliner and Direct TV/DVD. You'll also enjoy our many free amenities, including free DVD lending library, free fitness center, free laundry facility, free business center, free shuttle van , the Candlewood Cupboard, Gazebo Grill and patio and our free Wednesday social with entree and drinks. Whether you re with us one night or one hundred nights our friendly and accommodating staff strives to make you feel at home while you're away from yours!Located on the NDSU campus, we are conveniently nearby the following businesses and attractions:Hector International AirportNDSU Research and Technology ParkFargodomeSkills and Technology CenterPhoenix InternationalIngersoll Rand BobcatMeritCare HospitalVA HospitalNorth Dakota Air GuardZee MedicalFargo Air MuseumFargo Jet CenterNorthern Crops InstituteNorth Dakota State UniversityDMI IndustriesDMS Health GroupMicrosoftAlien TechnologiesAppareo SystemsIntelligent InsitesInnovis HealthNorth Dakota Horse ParkNoridian ... more less
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