This was my first time at a property of this chain. Compared with other mid-price extended stay hotels, the room is somewhat bigger (fairly spacious), the bed was especially comfortable with excellent linens. The kitchen is full -- full size refrigerator/freezer, good equipment, dishwasher, microwave, stovetop (but no oven). Everything is nicely laid out, with plenty of space to move around. Other notes.
* Windows open, have screens, so you can enjoy outside air and not feel as confined.
* Hotel is a block away from the highway in a very modern mixed residential/light commercial development, so it is very quiet.
* The décor is subdued, a bit drab, but functional (say compared to Springhill Suites, which is much more modern/in-your-face decor).
* Bathroom is minimally equipped, but again serves the purpose, is spacious, nice shower.
* The present trend is to call anything with a kitchen a suite, but not in my book: this is one large room, not really even divided into sections.
* Free wireless internet access works fine (essential for me).
* Although it is off by itself well away from downtown Madison, a number of spots are in walking distance. If you need food supplies, there is a large Copp's supermarket right across the street, along with a strip mall with a variety of stores and services. If you are attending an event at the Quality Inn (we were going there for the Jazz Fest), it is a pleasant and safe 5-minute walk. And there are a number of chain and independent restaurants in walking distance. Finally, it is right across the road from the DNR's fish hatchery, and there is a lot of green space/parks all around. You're a couple of minutes from the Beltline, so it actually is a better location than first appears.
* No free breakfast, if that matters. I thought the rates were quite good (we paid $99 for Fri-Sat nights) for this type of property, and maybe that's one reason.
* Everything was very clean, staff friendly. We had two small issues, and they were attended to immediately.
In sum, when we return to the Jazz Fest in some future years, I am sure we'll stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin Offers a Free Airport Shuttle Located just outside of downtown Madison, the Candlewood Suites Fitchburg Hotel is one of the newest extended stay hotels in the area. We are 11 miles from Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) and close to everything Madison, WI has to offer. Our Madison, Wisconsin hotel is located near several large convention centers. Alliant Energy Center, Menona Terrace Convention Center and Fitchburg Technology Center are all less than five miles away, making travel to and from business meetings trouble-free due to our convenient location near Madison. During your extended stay, there are several attractions that are worth seeing in the area. State Street in downtown Madison is just a few miles away and offers wonderful shops and restaurants. You can also tour the state capitol building or the campus of the University of Wisconsin. This home of the Badgers is located just a few miles from our Madison Airport hotel.You can also spend a day on Lake Mendota, fishing or relaxing by the water. Our hotel in Madison, Wisconsin offers a variety of amenities to provide you with the best possible stay.The Candlewood Cupboard has food items so that you never have to leave the hotel to get the things you need.We also have an indoor pool and a Fitness Center, and provide a complimentary area shuttle. You can consider us home when you stay at our Candlewood Suites Fitchburg Hotel. ... more less
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