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):
- Discover the perfect setting at this Downtown Charleston, SC hotel. Situated in the city's oldest quarter, Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel boasts boutique accommodations and modern day amenities. Whether shopping on King Street, enjoying Spoleto Festival, visiting the College of Charleston or strolling the City Market, be captivated by the local knowledge shared by the hotel Navigators. Our hotel navigators have the inside scoop because our hotel is a proud community supporter. Take in the hotel decor; regionally inspired, with a modern twist at this Charleston, SC, hotel. Enjoy lavish guest rooms, a select few with balconies and meeting space designed to inspire with convenient connectivity. See why we are a hot spot with locals for menus that mix modern flavors & traditional southern fare. Promotions at our hotel in Charleston, SC, allow you to pamper yourself in a Historic District hotel in Charleston, SC, that combines traditional southern charm with modern sophistication. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Charleston
- Charleston Renaissance