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“Beautiful Place close to everything” 4 of 5 stars
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Lodge Alley Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   195 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #38 of 57 Hotels in Charleston
Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful Place close to everything”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We stayed in a two level suite with a beautiful loft with a king bed upstairs. I'm glad it was just two of us, there is no privacy between the bedroom and pullout couch. Interesting to have a formal dining room in this suite.We parked the first night in the midst of a TON of people. Downsides, we were told to park in the middle of the street and get our stuff out of the car (with no help) and leave it there. If we had the children with us, I would have been livid. The next morning we used the washer and dryer area. There were two of each, with one washer broken and the other in use. Waited until the washer was empty and it took over an hour to do one load. It literally stopped and flashed for 20 minutes. The second load stopped altogether. My husband gave the lid a "gentle nudge" and it finally finished spinning so we could at least remove the clothes from the machine. Upsides - We didn't touch the car until we left, walking all around the city. Beautiful area. Excellent food!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

Loved this place. Quiet, private townhouse. Nice city for relaxing. Rainbow road is neat. Old cobble stone roads. Horse drawn carriage rides. Market is right beside the alley inn. are grits, first time w shrimp...ymmv.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nashville, TN
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

This was our first time to Charleston and we stayed at the Lodge Alley Inn because my sister is an owner with Bluegreen Resorts. When the reservation was made, all they had left were what they call a "studio", so I was a bit apprehensive. I mean, we all know what comes to mind when I hear "studio"....small. I have to tell you, get that out of your mind with these studios. It was "fabulous". It is downtown Charleston and in the perfect location. Also, downtown Charleston is very historic and the Lodge Alley certainly fits in. We walked into our room and saw crown molding, exposed brick, high ceilings and what we thought was looked like original hardwood flooring. Amazing!! Yes, they will want to talk to you about buying into Bluegreen Resorts if you are not an owner, but that is just their job and it is not that big of a deal in the big picture. Plus, we had a small balacony which overlooked the courtyard. Nice. They offer cookies and sherry at 4pm every afternoon. The staff is amazing, so friendly and helpful. Consierge is available to assist with things you might want to do (great recommendations). You need to valet because the is no parking except in public garages downtown. (there is a garage a couple blocks away, but do yourself a favor....valet) I had seen reviews that the valet was slow, we did not experience that at all. If you give them about 15-20 minutes notice it is no problem. Bonus is you are so close to everywhere or anything you want to do. You can park and walk everywhere. In case you can't tell, I highly recommend Lodge Alley Inn if you can stay there.

Room Tip: I was told to either stay in the studio or the 2 bedroom. In the 1 bedrooms, the only difference is...
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  • Stayed July 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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Savannah, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Charleston, only a short walk to all the main things you'll want to see(the pier, market, etc). That was extremely convenient, especially since I have two small children that at times needed to be taken back the room for naps etc.. The hotel itself was decent nothing spectacular, the room was a little dated but very large (so that was a plus). Also, because it is downtown you have to park your car at a near by garage which a valet does for you.Overall I'd say it was very enjoyable

Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

Loved staying here! Took a little time away with my besties and reserved a studio for each of us. These are not your typical studio rooms. They were huge with each having a beautiful 4 poster bed, exposed brick walls and restored wide plank wood floors with oriental rugs. One room is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a Revolutionary war soldier. He apparently tickles single women's feet but he must have noticed the wedding bands and left us alone.
The concierge staff was very helpful and friendly. Jake, the cute young man at the front desk, was also extremely helpful and assisted my dumb brain with my smart phone so I could use free wi fi. I felt very safe and in the middle of where we wanted to be. We took a cab to and from the airport but walked everywhere else. Loved Charleston. Will definitely return to Lodge Alley Inn.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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South Bend
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Beautiful historic city with southern charm! Just walking around you can experience so much! Loved the city and look forward to returning soon.

Room Tip: Our room was acceptable, poor cooling on the 2nd floor. It is in the city with city noises- patrons...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Fear, North Carolina
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

This is a great place to stay. It's in a great location and the place is very nice and clean. The staff is very friendly. This was our second time and just like the first stay, it was very comfortable and relaxing.

Room Tip: Street side rooms may tend to be noisy at night. Try for one on the courtyard.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Lodge Alley Inn

Address: 195 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston > Downtown , French Quarter
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#33 Family Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Lodge Alley Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 93
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Also Known As:
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