My wife and I went to a fundraiser here in Atlanta. As part of the program they had a silent auction which included an item for a stay at the Rennaissance in Charleston's Historic District. I had never been to Charleston, so that prize sounded good - and it was.
During the auction I kept saying yes when my wife kept asking me if she should increase her bid. (There was an open bar at the fund raiser also. This may have been a factor.) We won the lodging.
Making the reservation required a couple of phone calls since it was a donated item.
When we got there, they gave us a room with the best view. In Charleston any structure cannot be higher than one of the church steeples. The Renaissance is higher than any of the other adjacent buildings but that is not very high; so, the view is okay, but not sensational. However, that is not the hotel's fault.
Driving in Charleston is not easy, parking is worse. The good news here is that you can park across the street from the hotel in a parking garage that has spaces reserved for the hotel guests. You can go in and out with no additional charge.
You can also use valet parking for a little more money.
There are "trolley cars" and other forms of tourist travel available. The "trolley cars" are free. You can park your car and forget about it until you leave, if you want to. Or if you fly in, get a shuttle to the hotel.
The dining room and bar in the hotel where very nice. On the North and South side of the hotel are several smaller cafes and restaurants. Lots of stores and shops around there. It is a convenient location.
The people were great!
Quite frankly when we won the auction we were handed a letter. In Carolina speak "We bought a pig in a poke." They could have given us anything. However, the hotel gave us the best they had to offer short of the "presidential suite". They treated us very well and we really enjoyed our stay.
You should check out the Renaissance in Charleston's Historic district if you are going to Charleston.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With boutique elegance and a picture-perfect location, the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel places the very best of the city right at your fingertips. Our hotel fuses old-fashioned Southern sophistication with a very contemporary sense of convenience, ensuring that your stay with us is as relaxing as it is captivating. All of our rooms and suites boast marble bathrooms, decadently comfortable bedding, and well-lit workspaces. High-speed Internet access keeps you connected and productive at all times. Barony Tavern restaurant has opened and showcases distinctive American cuisine, with influences from throughout the South. Events shine in the Charleston Ballroom, the largest of our stylish venues. And of course, the city's vibrant downtown area is just steps away. You really can have it all here at the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Charleston
- Charleston Renaissance