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Lake Marion Inn

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628 Bass Drive, Santee, SC 29142 (Formerly Santee Economy Inn)
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Lake Marion Inn
Ranked #11 of 13 Hotels in Santee
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We checked in late one evening in Nov/12; only one other room had been rented that nite and it was beside ours. The decor of our room was very tired and dated. We met our next door neighbours shortly after we checked in as they hurriedly left their room with their bags packed. We asked if there was something we... More 

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Birmingham, AL
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Location is just off interstate with numerous restaurants in the immediate area. Front desk was very friendly and check and out was simple, accurate and quick. Internet connection was excellent for computer and phone. Room was equipped with small work table which helped me. Bed was very comfortable and room was tastefully decorated. The inn is of an older period... More 

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Sebastian, Florida, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Stayed overnight, wanted to support the local businesses, hotel needs TLC. The bed was very comfortable and the front desk clerks were nice, but rooms are outdated and sparse! AC worked good! TV reception was sketchy at best. No shampoo or conditioner, maybe we had to ask for it? I don't believe there was a hair dryer either. Did not... More 

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
33 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Day 1 started at the small nice Lake Marion Inn. This Inn is simple, clean, and comfortable. Not fancy or flashy - but it was the best night sleep of the trip. The front desk was very nice and the free breakfast was OK.

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Traveling home from PA, my grandparents, mother, and I needed a place to stay. The other hotels in the area cost around $100 a night, and we were only going to be there from 11pm until 7am the next morning. We stopped by the Lake Marion Inn. The price was so good that I asked to see the rooms. I... More 

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Atlanta, GA
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

At the last minute our plans fell through and we needed a hotel room for our friend's wedding. The owners of the inn were extremely helpful, kind, and considerate. We had to check in late and the girl who was working made sure to write out a letter and make sure that everything was ready when we got there. The... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2011

I stopped here because the of the reviews from trip advisor. The outside of the property looked nice. I checked out a room and the smell hit me as soon as I walked in the door. It was one of those "Moldy like smells." The carpet appeared new, the bathroom tub had mildew all around it. The room was dark.... More 

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lakemarioninn, Manager at Lake Marion Inn, responded to this review

Dizzi52, Thank you for sharing your concerns and we apologize for your experience. As newer management, it is our aim that guests will not encounter the concerns that you did. To that end, since arriving at the property, we have completed deep cleaning of all rooms and implemented more stringent standards to include refreshing rooms that have not been recently... More 

Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2011

This hotel gifts us a little miracle. We had a long trip, it was a night and it was not easy to find hotel to spend night because of the Spring break. My wife was tired and desperatly wanted the berries. We cound't not find a store near the road to buy it. We turned from the road to tried... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2009

This hotel lacked decor/updated amenities but made up in value. When you get a room at such a low rate...don't expect too much.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2004

As far as the Santee Econmy Inn it's self was nice and clean. The shower lacked power. Had a problem with the day clerk 5-31-2004, being rudd, and obnoxious.

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lakemarioninn, Manager at Lake Marion Inn, responded to this review

Although this review took place many years again, as newer managers we would like to offer a response. Since our arrival, we have made significant changes in our housekeeping procedures and in our maintenance activities so that we are proactive instead of reactive to guest concerns. Exceptional customer service is required of our staff and is an integral part of... More 

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Address: 628 Bass Drive, Santee, SC 29142 (Formerly Santee Economy Inn)
Location: United States > South Carolina > Santee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 41

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