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“Very good value for this hotel category” 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 #22 of 58 Hotels in Charleston
Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Very good value for this hotel category”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent two nights at this hotel, which was either recently build or recently renovated. Our room (303) was spacious and clean and the free breakfast was reasonably good (pancakes, biscuits and gravy, eggs, sausage, bacon, fruit, etc.). The bed was comfortable and the shower worked well.
The hotel is not in the main tourist area but is a short easy car ride away (10 minutes). We just parked our car in a garage each day which turned out to be quite cheaper than booking a downtown hotel.
The front desk staff was also remarkably helpful and enthusiastic.
This is as good as it gets in this hotel category.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Auburn, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Did not want to pay the high downtown prices, selected this Hotel and could not have been happier. Room large, clean, everything you could ask for: microwave, fridge, iron, super soft pillows and sheets. Easy drive into town but we ate meals in its area and beat the crowds and town prices. Excellent full breakfast and morning papers. Wish all our stays were as good as this.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I selected this hotel as we were leaving Florida for the return trip home. We wanted to visit Charleston again but didn't want to pay the high rates in the historic area. This hotel turned out to be a good choice. The lady at the front desk was very pleasant and informed us that she was upgrading our room to a deluxe king. The room was very clean and the bed was comfortable. I enjoyed the free wifi in the room and the complimenty buffet breakfast. The cinnamon buns are wonderful. The drive into the historic district is short and easy with lots of public parking lots. Parking at the hotel is complimenty. I would definitely stay at this hotel on future visits to Charleston.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dalton, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is basic and on a busy highway, but everyone of the employees was very pleasant and our room was quiet. Breakfast is good, limited seating in the breakfast area.
Our room and the common areas were all very clean and we saw housekeeping around all the time cleaning the lobby area and hallways, and it showed. The interior and the grounds are well maintained.
Cheryl (sp?) at reception was very pleasant and helped us out with a little problem. Thank you, again.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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South River, NJ
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at HIE for 2 nights while visiting Charleston for our first time. We arrived at noon and to our surprise we were able to check in. Great! The room was just as it looked on line. The beds, pillows, small fridge, microwave, tv, a/c...everything was just terrific. Even the alarm clock worked fine. Every bulb in every light was working. The shower was excellent with easy settings and the water temp stayed consistent. The one knock is the sink water flow was weak. Im thinking it must be equipped to run low flow. Not a big issue. All the staff we dealt with were friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The small outdoor pool and area looked clean and well kept, even though it was not swimming weather. The drive to the attractions was 10-15 minutes. Plenty of pkaces to eat...Ruby Tuesday next door, and many places nearby for shopping. I would highly reccomend the HIE when visiting Charleston. The full hot breakfast is excellent and will give you a great start to your day!

Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
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Usa
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66 hotel reviews
Reviews in 98 cities Reviews in 98 cities
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stayed here for 2 nights as we compared prices here versus hotels in the historic area and felt we would get much more for much less by staying at this Holiday Inn. Free wifi, parking & breakfast plus only a 15 minute drive to the historic area. Will stay here again on our next visit to Charleston.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After doing some research on Trip Advisor and a few other travel sites my girlfriend and I decided to stay here for 3 nights while visiting Charleston,......we were not disappointed. First of all this is not New York City,... no need to spend 3 or 4 hundred dollars for a room downtown. It is only a 10 minute drive to downtown on route 17(Savannah Highway). This hotel was very good because 1) check in was quick and easy every person we dealt with were polite and professional 2) it is close to many restaurants that this site gives high marks to. 3) the beds were wonderful and the breakfast was fine.4) it was priced fairly for the area.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Charleston

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
#21 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#30 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
Charleston Holiday Inn

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