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Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Waterfront

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   35 Lockwood Dr, Charleston, SC 29401
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

We stayed here during the Memorial day weekend and had the best time ever! The hotel staff is by far the best I've encountered and as far as Marriotts go have exceeded all of my expectations. "Mama Swinton" is the absolute best from the time we checked in to the time we pulled out of the garage. Always asking if... More

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CYteamLeader, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know of the wonderful memories we are a part of! We look forward to seeing you again in the future! More

woodbury,CT
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

NIce room, mattress not too comfy. Nice view of water and marina.The pool and outside patio area are just beautiful. The restaurant is open for breakfast only. Very nice staff in all departments. Close to historic Charleston without the crowds and parking issues.

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CYteamLeader, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Waterfront, responded to this review

Folks, we are just days away from opening a new fire pit located right next to our waterfront pool!Thank you for taking the time to recognize our staff. We enjoy assisting you with fond memories of Charleston. More

Rock Hill, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Checked in June 9 for a one night stay. We loved the hotel the moment we pulled in. The view was just amazing and the staff was over the top awesome! The rooms were clean, updated and the lobby area had someone cleaning the area at all times. The Front Desk was on top of their game. The service was... More

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CYteamLeader, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Waterfront, responded to this review

As the Team Leader I can honestly agree, the talent we've assembled to serve our valued guests, are outstanding. All of us thank Angela for taking the time to share such wonderful memories that we are apart of. It's reviews like this that keep wind in our sales! More

Warrenton, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Checked out tripadvisor and I'm glad that I did when this came up as one of the options for us to stay in Charleston. Although not in the historic district, it is very convenient to many main streets heading into the various neighborhoods of Charleston. We were able to easy get around and not feel put out from the distance.... More

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CYteamLeader, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for commenting about the distance. Yes we are just 1.4 miles from the Historic District, that's it. No hotel down there has a view like ours. Not to mention the large waterfront pool and hot tub. More

Anderson, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

First the bad. Access is horrible, because of the location and the parking was a pain when we came in from late night out. I do not believe they would have enough parking for everyone if the hotel was at full capacity. They were doing renovations when we stayed there. The staff was friendly enough (we do not like being... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

If you stay here, you will be greeted by a very interesting woman, known to all as "Mama". She can help you with any needs while staying at the Courtyard Waterfront. You have to check out the restaurant early in the morning--a wonderful buffet! She will remember you time after time. The Marriott is fortunate to have someone so knowledgeable... More

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CYteamLeader, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Waterfront, responded to this review

Thanks for highlighting Mama and the great impression she leaves on those who are blessed to cross her path. We are honored to have the 2011 South Carolina Hospitality Associate of the year for the state of South Carolina, working along side us. Mama says: "Y'all come back!" More

Cocoa Beach, Florida
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88 reviews 88 reviews
19 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

While the hotel is walking distance to downtown, it's location is not the best for walking. On its own, situated on the Ashley River with a marina, the hotel is excellent and the view is great. Service was excellent, room was large, clean and comfortable. I had their breakfast special which was excellent in quality and value. While I've noted... More

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CYteamLeader, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing this post. We're glad we had a positive impact despite the preference to be a mile closer to the action. Other's may say there is no other location but ours for amazing water views and spectacular sunsets. Come on down and catch an eye full. We'd love to here your side too! More

Atlanta, Georgia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
89 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

Charleston hotels can be on the pricey side, and this Courtyard property provides excellent relative value. The setting along the river is pleasant, the property is clean and well maintained, and the downtown area is a short drive away. Unless you absolutely, positively need to be in the center of town or a 5-star hotel, save your money and opt... More

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CYteamLeader, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Waterfront, responded to this review

We appreciate his words of wisdom. Its always a pleasure to serve our Atlanta area guests. Past guests have said we rival or exceed 5 star hotels in service. We hope we can prove it to you if your thinking about booking. More

Atlanta, GA 30062
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157 reviews 157 reviews
11 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

We were part of a wedding and received a room on the 3rd floor. The Front Desk was very nice and accommodating, however they screwed up the time when we ordered a cab to go to the wedding at another hotel. (It was 30 minutes early and we were afraid when we needed to go, there wouldn't be a cab,... More

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CYteamLeader, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing the good as well as the bad. We are thankful we were able to easily exchange your AC for a new unit as soon as we learned about the concern. Pillows could be a matter of opinion. We offer 5 pillows on our king bed, and 4 on our double rooms for a total of 8... More

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

We just finished a weekend stay at this hotel. The bonus is that it is waterfront and has a great patio where you can enjoy the view. The rooms really need a face lift and other than the water front, you can't think of walking anywhere due to its location just off of a highway loop. Lastly when we requested... More

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CYteamLeader, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing these comments. I trust that once the leak was reported we resolved the concern with speed. We are greatful to reply that all of our room renovations have been completed with everything new! Our hotel was originally called the Courtyard - Downtown - Riverview. We changed our name to Courtyard Waterfront so not to mislead future... More

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Address: 35 Lockwood Dr, Charleston, SC 29401
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
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Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Waterfront 3*
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Discover Courtyard Charleston Waterfront, located just minutes from the heart of downtown Charleston, SC. Unique among hotels in Charleston, guests can experience stunning views of the Ashley River while enjoying our hot breakfast options, unwinding on our beautiful terrace, swimming in the outdoor waterfront pool, relaxing by our fire pit or whirlpool, or resting in their spacious guest room. Our stunning hotel is a short drive from the city's top destinations including; the shopping on King Street, the downtown market, historic plantations, and military parks. This unique hotel offers a 24 hour fitness center and a business center. Join us each morning in The Ashley River Cafe for a delicious breakfast buffet. If you're looking for something quick, our waterfront Charleston hotel offers a 24-hour market with snacks, beverages, soups, sandwiches and salads. Our Charleston, SC meeting space is ideal for intimate rehearsal dinners, meetings, and social events. Experience true luxury accommodations at the top waterfront hotel in Charleston, Courtyard Charleston Waterfront. An unforgettable retreat. ... more   less 
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