Candlewood Suites San Antonio Lackland AFB Area Texas Review

September 3, 2023


If you're planning a trip to San Antonio, Texas and you're on the lookout for reviews of comfortable and convenient places to stay, I've got you covered. In this Candlewood Suites San Antonio Lackland AFB Area Texas Review, I'll be sharing my experience and taking a closer look at the hotel's amenities, location, and overall value to help you determine whether it's the right choice for your travel needs.

I recently had the pleasure of staying at Candlewood Suites San Antonio Lackland AFB Area, a popular hotel in San Antonio Downtown, located in the west part of the city.

So, let's dive in and explore the Candlewood Suites San Antonio Lackland AFB Area!

Candlewood Suites San Antonio Lackland AFB Area Texas Review - Location and Price

Located in west San Antonio, Candlewood Suites San Antonio Lackland AFB Area offers a comfortable stay at, in my opinion, an average nightly price. The hotel is situated just a few minutes away from Lackland Air force Base and San Antonio International Airport which is convenient for those visiting the base. However, unlike other popular hotels such as the Crockett Hotel or La Hacienda Inn San Antonio. it may be a bit removed from the downtown tourist attractions.

Hotel indoor pool

Hotel Highlights

Indoor Pool and Fitness Center

The hotel features a pool that is open 24/7, which was perfect for a refreshing swim after my long day of exploring the city. The fitness center is also available to guests, equipped with various exercise equipment.

Free Parking and Business Center

The hotel offers parking for guests at no cost, which is great for those like myself who prefer to rent a car. Additionally, Candlewood Suites San Antonio Lackland AFB Area offers a business center for guests who need to work while they are traveling.

LGBTQ Friendly and COVID-19 Safety Measures

I was very pleased to find out that this property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

While speaking with a lady at the reception, I found out that during COVID-19 pandemic, the hotel was following industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

Social distancing and contactless check-in were in place. Protective shields were in place at main contact areas. Staff at the property were wearing personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks were conducted on staff; guests were provided with hand sanitizer.

Renovations and Disturbance Mitigation

Just before I visited, the hotel was under renovation from December 27th 2022 to February 15th 2023 with completion date subject to change. The following areas were affected: Swimming pool. Renovation work was only conducted during working hours. Every effort was made to minimize noise and disturbance!

Check-In and Staff

Upon arrival, I was greeted by the friendly front desk staff, who are available during business hours to assist with any questions or concerns. The check-in process is straightforward, and the front desk provides personal protective equipment for added safety. Guests can also take advantage of contactless check-out to minimize contact and promote social distancing.

Room and Property Amenities

I had the opportunity to experience a home away from home in our spacious room offering a fully-equipped kitchen including a full size refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and everything you need to create a meal in your room.

The hotel offers spacious rooms that come equipped with a variety of amenities, including free wifi, a sofa bed, a desk, and a carbon monoxide detector. The hotel also provides free cribs and service animals are allowed. Additionally, guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector, and window guards on site.

The cheapest deals can generally be found in February and March. Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Candlewood Suites San Antonio Lackland Afb Area, plan to stay on a Saturday or Monday. The most expensive day is usually Thursday.

Pool Access

The indoor pool at the hotel is a great way to unwind yourself after a day of sightseeing. The pool area is well-maintained and provides a relaxing atmosphere for guests.

Nearby Attractions

The hotel's good location made it easy for me to explore popular attractions in San Antonio, including SeaWorld and San Antonio Zoo. 

Images of hotel facilities

On the other hand, if you are not looking for extended stay accommodations or aren't doing business at Lackland AFB, Hampton Inn San Antonio Downtown Texas (not to be confused with Hampton Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk) might be a better option as it is more focused on short-term stays and tourism, while providing better access to popular sites.

Helpful Hotel Personnel

The staff at Candlewood Suites San Antonio Lackland AFB Area are helpful and accommodating, providing me with helpful tips and recommendations to make my stay enjoyable.

Pros and Cons


  • Great location
  • Spacious rooms
  • Indoor pool
  • Free parking
  • Good value


  • Cash deposit
The hotel front desk


Is Parking Offered on Site?

Yes, there's free self parking. Electric vehicle charging is available.

What Are the Check-In and Check-Out Times?

You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.

Does Hotel Offer Free Cancellation for a Full Refund?

Yes, Candlewood Suites San Antonio Lackland AFB Area, an IHG Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site.

Are Pets Allowed at Candlewood Suites San Antonio Lackland AFB Area, an IHG Hotel?

Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of USD 75 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

The hotel room

Final Words 

In my opinion, Candlewood Suites San Antonio Lackland AFB Area is a great choice for travelers looking for a comfortable and convenient stay in San Antonio. The hotel's indoor pool, free parking, and spacious rooms are just a few of the amenities that make it a great choice. The helpful staff and good location make it a great option for business and leisure travelers alike.

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