For anyone that has had to stay in the Galleria area, you will know you are hard pressed to find any hotel for under $185/night and that is what makes the Candlewood Suites such a great value.
I had never stayed in a CS before and was pleasantly surprised. My room was very clean and modern. The bedroom/bath were spacious, large work area, cute little kitchen. Downsides were the towels (very rough) and the newish carpet was coming up in places and needed some work and the appliances in the kitchen were old, which was a shame because they seemed to have remodeled everything else. It was also very quiet, which was great
Unlike some other chain hotels in this price range, they do not provide a free breakfast. That was ok by me, I just bought a yougurt and oatmeal cup from their little shop, total cost $1.75 There was no fruit in the shop, which was unfortunate but all the food items were very reasonably priced.
I did not use the gym, but it looked ok. The other issue is you are far enough from the galleria you will not be able to walk to any restaurants for dinner, but it an easy car ride awayMore