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“Great location, excellent service, friendly personnel” 5 of 5 stars
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2.5 of 5 Motel   |   1943 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407   |  
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Ranked #20 of 57 Hotels in Charleston
Hollis, NH
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great location, excellent service, friendly personnel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We wanted a quick getaway for the weekend and decided that Chareston SC was the place this time. I had stayed at Holiday Inn express several times over the years and so we picked this location. We were greeted warmly by the front desk and immediately given our Priority Club packets (often overlooked at other Holiday Inns until I ask). The room was ample in size with all the conveniences (microwave, etc.) and was clean and quiet. The breakfast was hot and delicious and the staff super friendly. The drive to the center of Charleston was quick and easy. I highly recommend this place!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KellyFassett, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston, responded to this review, December 22, 2012
Thank you for staying with us on your "quick getaway" to Charleston. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with others. We wish you the very best in new year. Happy Holidays!
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Richmond Hill, Georgia, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Took a group to this hotel and had not one complaint from anyone about anything. It was very clean, the personnel was the best..friendly and most helpful. The beds were comfortable and made up perfectly and was attractive. The breakfast was delicious. This will certainly be my hotel of choice each time I stay in charleston. Try it and you will agree it's the best.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KellyFassett, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston, responded to this review, December 22, 2012
We can't thank you enough for bringing your group to Charleston and staying with us. We had had a wonderful time with you all. We are looking forward to your return trip to Charleston. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. Happy Holidays!
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

On November 21st, after being on the road for many hours, we were greeted by a fantastic employee "Octavia" who made us feel most welcome. She went out of her way to assist us and answer our questions, and all that with a smile. Octavia is certainly an asset to your organization and if we do go back to Charleston, this hotel will be the one we select.

Pierre and Micheline Ducharme PC 500134285

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ChasHIE-GM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Thank you for choosing us as your "place to stay" in Charleston. Octavia does such a wonderful job at welcoming our guests and thank you for recognizing her.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We chose this Holiday Inn Express based on price and easy access to downtown Charleston ( 15-20 minute drive). We got a warm welcome from Octavia and Leila at the front desk who offered several suggestions for developing our list of "must see" sites. Room was quiet, comfortable and nicely appointed. Breakfast buffet offers plenty of choices including warm cinnamon rolls (great) and pancakes from an automatic machine (better than I expected). The hot coffee/tea and chocolate chip cookies in the evening are a nice touch. Special thanks to Ben from Housekeeping who promptly followed up on every issue/request.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ChasHIE-GM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Thank you so much Dave and Lynda for recognizing our wonderful staff. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with others. I hope you had a safe trip home and have a Happy Thanksgiving!
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Ottawa, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Good value for the price. Bed was comfortable, the breakfast options were as expected. Staff were approachable and accommodating. We received a positive response to our request for an hour extension for check out. We chose for the price and not location as it is out of town and is surrounded by strip malls.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ChasHIE-GM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We apreciate your business and glad you enjoyed our great value!
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Henrico, Virginia, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

My husband and I stayed here on our visit to Charleston for our 3rd anniversary. We normally stay at bed and breakfasts, but we wanted to save a little money and had stayed at Holiday Inn Express in the past and were happy with them, so we booked a room here. The staff make you completely welcome here. We were greeted by Leila when we registered that evening and she wished us a happy anniversary and ensured we got a king bed. She also checked in with us by calling our room the next day to make sure everything was okay with the room. The room was clean and updated. We also decided to do something we normally do not do and eat breakfast at the hotel (again to save some money). The breakfast was good for a hotel and we enjoyed the pancake maker which was a nice change from the usual waffle maker. I didn't catch her name, but the lady that was working the breakfast each morning we were there was pleasant and kept everything stocked until closed which I was impressed with since the few times I've ever eaten breakfast at a hotel if you come last minute you lose out if they run out of things. The lady doing the breakfast also mentioned how sorry she was to see us go and she was just a nice lady all around. You are also close enough to Charleston without being downtown which was a plus for me. (parking=free!) The bed was a little too hard for me, but I got over it after the first night. Just something I had to get used too as I have a soft bed. Anyway, I would totally reccomend this Holiday Inn Express.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ChasHIE-GM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
Happy Anniversary! Thank you so much for an excellent rating. Reading your review brought a smile to my face knowing that I have such a wonderful staff that is so genuine and able to help our guests feel right at home. You are now part of our family so we will look forward to your return!
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Florence, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Mom & i would like to express our Thanks to the very welcoming staff at Holiday Inn Express. (October 18-21, 2012) Octavia met us at the front desk with a smile and always words of interest --whether it may be suggestions for a place to dine or a tour that we might enjoy, or simply that she had just made fresh coffee for our enjoyment! Our room was very clean and so comfortable. The staff member that handles the Breakfast Buffet each morning was so cheerful and kept everything well stocked and hot for our consumption. Will definetly recommend to friends and family. Your friends from Kentucky.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ChasHIE-GM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
It was wonderful for you to visit us from Kentucky! Our staff truly enjoys what they do and it shows. We're so happy you enjoyed us!
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Address: 1943 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Charleston
#24 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#26 Business Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Charleston 2.5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel Charleston is the perfect choice for value and convenience, located five miles from Historic Downtown Charleston and Charleston International Airport. At check-in, enjoy freshly baked cookies and icy lemonade. In addition, our friendly staff will assist in your plans to explore Charleston shopping, Charleston golf, Charleston area beaches, great local Charleston restaurants and many other Charleston attractions. For your convenience, tours are available with convenient pick up from our lobby. Our friendly staff will assist you with Charleston tour packages, directions and discount coupons. Charleston Annual Special Events & Festivals (within 5 miles of hotel) Southeastern Wildlife Expo (February) Charleston Food & Wine Festival (February) Festival of House & Gardens (March) Flower Town Festival (April) Cooper River Bridge Run (April) Charleston Cajun Festival (April) Family Circle Cup (Tennis April) Spoleto & Piccolo Spoleto Festival (May-June) ... more   less 
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