We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown

3.5 of 5 425 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403
Hotel website
Hotel deals
Click for phone number
Special Offer
Save on Hotel Packages!
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
GreenLeadersSilver level
Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown
Write a Review

310 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    180
    84
    30
    7
    9
See reviews for
67
135
7
26
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (58)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (310)
  • Mar-May only
    (111)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (80)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (72)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (47)
All months
There are newer reviews for Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown
See the most recent reviews
Columbia, Maryland
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the Jacuzzi Suite for 5 days. Comfortable bed, nice and roomy and quiet room. Cost comparison to other Jacuzzi Suites where we have stayed, a bargain. Staff was pleasant. Room service had a snafu, management made it right. The hotel exterior needs some tlc... Would go again!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dave N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown, responded to this review

Many thanks for submitting our 300th review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. We don't have any suites with hot tubs so I'm not sure where you stayed, but grateful you rated them with at least four stars. If you return to Charleston we hope to have you as our guests at the Holiday Inn in Downtown Charleston. Kind... More

Arkansas
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

Great hotel, great location. Rooms were lovely, nice balcony, staff exceptionally nice & informative. We moved rooms for our second night to have a balcony - so worth it! Located one block off King Street. We walked to most everything or took a PediCab! The restaurant offers breakfast and also a happy hour. Bell men all very courteous and helpful.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Dave N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown, responded to this review

Many thanks for acknowledging our staff and their service. We have just been recognised as the best new Holiday Inn, and its all down to them. They are a great crew and make my time at work a pleasure. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards. More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This Holiday Inn was nice. We were very happy with the hotel. Charleston has parking issues, and we knew that before booking. The valet parking was a plus for that part of town. - Clean rooms - Staff professional and helpful - Pool area nice and relaxing for a quick dip - Breakfast buffet was good - Construction around hotel... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dave N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I'm glad you liked the valet parking and other services offered by the hotel. We all look forward to welcoming you back. Thanks again. More

San Diego, California
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The location is great. Short walk to everything. The smell was a little meh upon entering hotel and room... Housekeeping and management should make sure it's a priority to get that taken care of. Everyone is SUPER nice and accommodating. Front desk was great! The bartender in the PM shift was awesome! I appreciate how hospitable she was on a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dave N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown, responded to this review

Many thanks for the great review, I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay. Congratulations and we hope to see you back. Kindest regards. More

Wake Forest, North Carolina
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

When we checked in everyone was incredibly nice. We couldn't get a network channel on our tv so we went to the bar to watch the Bristol race and they were glad to put it on for us. It was a different provider than the guest rooms... It's a little further out from the cooler stuff downtown but if you... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dave N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments following your recent stay. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit. I am equally pleased our staff was accommodating and you got to watch the race. Thanks again. More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I booked a reservation at this property for Labor Day weekend and confirmed it on the phone with the hotel front desk the week before arriving. When we showed up, the front desk said the hotel had overbooked and "occasionally has problems with 3rd party reservations." When we asked to speak to a manager, the front desk sent out the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dave N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown, responded to this review

I sincerely apologise that we made an error overbooking the hotel. That is never our intention, and we certainly do not employ airline tactics that hope someone will not show up and re-sell their seat. There is no stand by rooms at a hotel. This has happened three times since we opened with matters totally out of our control. As... More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
67 hotel reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Oh how I wish other Holiday Inns were like this. A new and clean hotel with great facilities and rooms within walking distance of the centre of Charleston (albeit on the fringe of downtown). Staff are very pleasant and service is good. Breakfast is the usual buffet. ...break the mould and provide something imaginative!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dave N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words following your recent visit. I appreciate your input regarding the breakfast buffet, I'd certainly love to add black pudding and baked beans. Should you travel back to Charleston, I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back. Kindest regards. More

Barnsley, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
22 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights on our self drive of the southern east coast of the USA. Lovely modern new hotel and really well equipped guest rooms that are very spacious. We had a second floor room with quite a large seated patio area which was good. Rooms are clean and some very friendly staff who take the time to say... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Dave N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving a review following your recent journey down the East Coast. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts regarding the hotel, and thank you for taking the time to acknowledge the service received from our great team. On any future trip to Charleston, I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back. Many thanks. More

Warwick, Rhode Island
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Sitting in Charleston airport,waiting for our friends to arrive, we started to panic when we read about the reservations that were NOT honored a few days ago.... But a quick update on that situation ...we arrived at 1:15 and I am writing this from our room! So far so good and it had only been 15 minutes! The valets and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dave N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let everyone know you had no issues with your reservation. It is very rare that we experience such a problem. I hope you enjoy your stay. Thanks. More

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

While I stayed here with my husband on a Babymoon, this hotel seems like it would be the perfect place for Bachelor and Bachelorette parties to stay with it being so close to nightlife and affordable. If you are looking for a hotel with historic appeal and more centrally located on the peninsula, then this hotel is probably not for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dave N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and highlighting our great location to all the nightlife and restaurants on Upper King. Congratulations and we hope to welcome you back when you return to Charleston. Kind regards. More

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown

Address: 425 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403
Phone Number:
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown 3.5*
Number of rooms: 120
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, IHG, Priceline, Agoda, Odigeo, TripOnline SA and Tingo so you can book your Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

390 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (36)
Viewed
Room/suite (13)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (4)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (6)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (301)
Viewed
Amenities (55)
Viewed
Pool (44)
Viewed
Restaurants and Bars (23)
Viewed
Standard Double Queen (63)
Viewed
Standard King (56)
Viewed
The Hotel (60)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (54)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (15)
Viewed
Room/suite (21)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
Other (5)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay