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“Safe, afforable motel” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Charleston
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   1943 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407   |  
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Ranked #21 of 58 Hotels in Charleston
Washington, United States
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Safe, afforable motel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The staff at this hotel was super helpful and pleasant. The breakfast each morning was fresh and served in a clean atmosphere. The hot item was limited however. It was easy to get to downtown Charleston and much less expensive to stay here and drive in than to pay the price for a downtown motel.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, May 13, 2014
Thank you for the comments about your recent stay. We are happy that you decided to stay with us while you were visiting Charleston. We completely agree with you, that from our location to downtown is an easy drive. We are in a great location, we are pleased that you had the opportunity to experience this first hand. We hope you have another opportunity to visit Charleston again.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ringgold, Georgia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Room was very clean and comfortable staff was very nice. Bed was excellent, breakfast was good, pool was very nice after a long day of walking around in Charleston, close to restaurants, shopping and Charleston. Very nice hotel and a very nice stay!!

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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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KellyFassett, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us while you were visiting Charleston. Thank you so much for the wonderful comments about our guestrooms, breakfast and us being so close to restaurants and shopping. We hope you have another opportunity to visit Charleston again.
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Tomball, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I had adjoining rooms for a spring break vacation (7 nights) with my mother and daughter. The rooms are very spacious, clean and comfortable. Everyone of the staff we encountered was friendly and helpful. If you don't want high prices and a little more quiet from the historic district. This location is ideal. Close enough to go to and from historic district and close to mall, theater and other good restaurants that are a break from higher priced ones in HD. I would highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: We had two rooms one with two queens and one king suite with sitting area. Plenty of room in both.
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  • Stayed March 2014, 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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KellyFassett, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
We are so excited that you and your family had a great time visiting Charleston during Spring Break. Thank you for the wonderful comments about our staff and guestrooms. We hope you have another opportunity to visit Charleston and us again.
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Northfield, New Jersey
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Clean room, nice place. Beds were comfortable. Breakfast was good. Perfect for our families stay while in Charleston, SC. Weather was perfect while we were there. Would recommend for anyone staying in the area.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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KellyFassett, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Thank you for you wonderful comments about your recent stay with us. We are so excited that you had a great experience while visiting Charleston. We hope you have another opportunity to stay with us again.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The first time we stayed in a Holiday Inn Express, what a nice place. We were here two nights, the first two night of our 16 day road trip through the south. The front desk staff was very accomodating to us. The rooms were very clean. This was the first of many holiday inn expresses that we stayed in. We will be back the next time we are in Charleston. SC

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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KellyFassett, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
WOW! We are so excited that you experienced our hotel as your first Holiday Inn Express. We are happy to hear that it was a "Nice Surprise" especially during your 16 day road trip to the south. We hope you have another opportunity to visit Charleston again. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We stayed here over the Easter weekend and the two days following. In all our years (and we have more than a few between us), we both agreed that never had we encountered such a nice group of people as the staff at this hotel. From the top to the bottom, everyone was friendly, did their jobs efficiently and with a smile, and always made us feel welcome. If there was anything we needed, they were 'on it' ever so quickly. The room was comfortable and clean. We would definitely stay there again, if we had an opportunity to return to Charleston -- and we hope we do!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, April 29, 2014
We are so happy that you had a wonderful Easter here in Charleston. Thank you for the amazing compliment on the friendliness of the staff. Our goal is to ensure all our guest have a wonderful experience while they are staying with us. We are so pleased that you encountered that during your visit. We hope you have another opportunity to visit Charleston again.
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Rochester, NY
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175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Given the high prices in historic Charleston this location 15 mins away was a good alternative though on a holiday weekend even this place was overpriced for a HIE. A relatively easy drive in on 17. Everything was typical of a HIE though the beds here seemed more comfortable and the sheets and towels more worn. When asked to move to a higher floor the staffing quickly made the change.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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KellyFassett, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Thank you for your recent comments about your stay with us. We are happy that you enjoyed your time in Charleston. We hope you have a chance to visit us again.
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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:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Family Hotel in Charleston
#21 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#27 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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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Charleston (Us 17 And i-526)
Holiday Inn Express Charleston (Us 17 & i-526) Hotel Charleston
Holiday Inn Charleston
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