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4.8 out of 5

"Loved the room. Unfortunately, the hotel common areas were under construction but will look forward to another stay when renovations are complete. The ... " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 01 Mar 2018

Hotel Description

Hotel near Illinois State University in Normal

Heart of Normal

Within 3 miles (5 km) of this Normal hotel, you'll find Illinois State University and The Shoppes at College Hills. Children's Discovery Museum and Eastland Mall are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Business services

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free Internet in public areas. Enjoy the fitness center and conveniences like a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities.

Free Internet, kitchens

In addition to free WiFi and free wired Internet, the 110 guestrooms feature well-equipped kitchens with refrigerators and microwaves. Other amenities include cable TV, DVD players, and premium bedding. Weekly housekeeping is available.

Studio Suite, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$65* Per night/room Jan 29 - Jan 30

Studio Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Studio Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Candlewood Suites Bloomington ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Candlewood Suites Bloomington

Everyone (3) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
Liked having the kitchen and the desk functioned well as a table to eat at!!!

Posted by on Jan 25, 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 4, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 31, 2019

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4 out of 5

Good room!

Loved the room. Unfortunately, the hotel common areas were under construction but will look forward to another stay when renovations are complete. The location is very convenient, as well. The only suggestion I have would be to stay competitive by offering a continental breakfast (altho that may increase the room price, I suppose) Thanks!

Posted by , from Arizona on Mar 1, 2018

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5 out of 5

Great hotel for the price.

We originally chose this hotel for the price not expecting anything great. We were very surprised. Very nice hotel at a very affordable rate.

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012

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5 out of 5

Very good value.

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet
One of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in.

Posted by , from Bloomington, IL on Apr 13, 2011

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5 out of 5


Went on a romantic get-away, service was great, hotel staff was friendly. Hotel bed was comfortable, more geared toward business people. Had DVD's to rent at front desk. DVD player in room. All i can say, is i will stay again.

Posted by on Feb 16, 2009

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5 out of 5

Good Experience

Staff was very attentive, and the place is immaculately clean. It has free washers and dryers, and a very nice little exercise room. It's also very conveniently located next to a Wal-Mart and a Meijer. This was great for me, as I had forgotten some things at home and was able to just buzz across the street to get what I needed. The rooms, however, are the real sell for this hotel. They have everything you could possibly need... full sized refrigerator, stove, pots, pans, dishes, silverware, microwave, and dishwasher. And, with the Meijer grocery store right next door, you can pick up all the provisions you'll need for your stay. The flat screen t.v. was also a nice touch, with a very clear picture, and HBO. Only two things stand out as needing improvement -- housekeeping only comes once a week. And the little pantry in the hotel has almost nothing in it -- it could be improved.

Posted by on Dec 1, 2008

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5 out of 5


I travel quite a bit to the Bloomington/Normal area and by default stayed at the Candlewood Suites. I will never pick another hotel for future stays. The staff was great, even had fresh baked cookies at check-in. On Wednesday evening the management staff put on a free social that I wasn't expecting...saved from going out to dinner. My room was very good sized and with the free high speed and got much of my work done as well.

Posted by on Aug 21, 2008

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5 out of 5

Sleeping on a cloud

This hotel is wonderful! I have experienced 3 separate trips there now and each experience has been very pleasant. The bedding is like sleeping on a cloud - so soft and nice. Rooms are spotless, safe, and quiet. The kitchen is stocked with all the utensils, etc you'd need. There's even a complementary popcorn package for the microwave. The food pantry downstairs has all kinds of stuff at very reasonable prices for snacks or meals to microwave. There are two computers and a printer in the business center. No restaurant or bar on-site but the hotel is centrally located near anything and everything you could want. The staff is eager to please and very helpful. I wish all hotels were run this well. Plan your next stay here, you won't be disappointed.

Posted by on Aug 28, 2007

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About the Candlewood Suites Bloomington

Location 203 Susan Dr, Normal, IL 61704

Property Features

There's a snack bar/deli on site. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center and a meeting room. A fitness center, barbecue grills, and a picnic area are also featured at the business-friendly Candlewood Suites Bloomington. Self parking is free. This Normal hotel is smoke free.

  • 110 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Deli
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking


  • Airport: Bloomington, IL (BMI-Central Illinois Regional) (6 km / 3.7 mi)
  • Train station: Uptown Station (3.3 km / 2.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Candlewood Suites Bloomington offers 110 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with premium cable channels. Kitchens offer refrigerators, microwaves, cookware/dishes/utensils, and coffee/tea makers. This Normal hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided weekly.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2 AM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
  • Weight limit: 80 lbs


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Guests with pets must sign a pet agreement at check-in. Pet owners must also accompany pets with proper medical documentation specifying that all vaccinations are up to date.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Debit cards not accepted


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.