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The Historic Grand Plaza

3640 Dorchester Road/I-26, North Charleston, SC 29405 (Formerly Clarion Inn)
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Ranked #48 of 59 Hotels in North Charleston
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
kermitcarpenter Washburn, Tennessee
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I had read a lot of bad reviews about this hotel, even still I decided against my best judgment and booked 3 rooms here for Saturday may, 23rd which I booked almost a week ahead of time. I was told I wasn't going to have to pay until I arrived at the hotel, and that the card I put on... More 

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Washburn, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am leaving the hotel this morning and I must say I was pleasantly surprised with the hotel. I had read the reviews after I booked and I was worried. I got her though and I was greeted by a pleasant staff, a clean updated room and nice clean linens. I saw no bug or anything. My only complaint was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The smell slaps you in the face but at least it helps distract you from the out dated rusted bathroom and nasty room. I don't want to touch anything much less sleep here. Room was booked or us with a group I am going to make sure I check the rest of the reservations before we go again. Entirely too... More 

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Faulk44, Guest Relations Manager at The Historic Grand Plaza, responded to this review

On behalf of the entire team we are apologetic that your stay was less than great. I would appreiate if you would call the hotel directly to speak to management about any issues you experienced. The facility isn't known for having a foul odor unless it was the nearby papermill which at times can radiate a strong odor through the... More 

Dawsonville, Georgia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Booked this several months back through Wyndham Vacations and it was an all-around disappointment. FYI, it is now a Clarion. We noticed the area was not really great when we drove in. Greyhound bus station is next door and had lots of traffic, etc. We had called earlier in the day to verify that we had a late check-in as... More 

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Faulk44, General Manager at The Historic Grand Plaza, responded to this review

We as a team sincerly apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Our system had crashed and unfortunately in this day and age everyone is dependant on them. Your arrival should have been a smooth process regardless of any issues we were having. I will notate that the clerks need to be very clear at checkin that there is a fee... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Trying to save a few dollars I booked a room here and just about ruined our weekend! We arrived on a Friday evening to a parking lot full of party goers trying to get into a restaurant/night club that's connected to the hotel. Parking was very limited. I awoke the next morning after trying to sleep thru all the loud... More 

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Faulk44, General Manager at The Historic Grand Plaza, responded to this review

We as a team are sincerly apologetic for all the noise. Your experience has been passed on to the owner who holds the lease on the resturant next door and is executing a plan of action so that this type of situation does not happen again. We again sincerly apologize for exceeding your expectations More 

Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I'm just a college girl who stopped here on a road trip to New Orleans. For the price and location, I thought this place was pretty on point. We originally chose this hotel because of the free shuttle service to downtown...too bad you have to book it 24 hours ahead of time. Also they charge $5 for the breakfast so... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I have heard good things from other clarions but this one sucked. The website said continental breakfast but you had to go to a restaurant next door. The food was ok but it ran out and the dishes were sticky. The rooms werent cleaned everyday and the toilet and sink were backed up. Wont return.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Clean rooms, comfortable bed, area parking needs help, and the continental breakfast - don't bother, they sure didn't. Had to wait for the continental breakfast to be cookd instead of it being ready. Breakfast was not even included in the cost. The people were very nice, the service lacked attention.

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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My husband and I chose this hotel because it is dog friendly. I had read several bad reviews and thought of calling to cancel our reservations. Our room was very clean . Staff was wonderful to us. Alonzo the manager made sure we were happy with our room .I must say the surroundings of the hotel is a bit scary,... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We stayed at this hotel because it was cheap. The room was spacious and clean. The cons why I wouldn't stay here again: 1. In a bad area of town 2. A group of men/women would hang out in the back parking lot of the hotel. Even on the 7th floor, you can hear the crowd talking between the hours... More 

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Faulk44, General Manager at The Historic Grand Plaza, responded to this review

I am so happy you and your furbaby enjoyed your stay with us. We try our best to make each and every guest feel at home. Unfortunately some guest hold the location against us which isn't bad so we really appreciate you letting it be known that your stay was enjoyable. We hope to see you again this yr More 

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