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“It's All About the Location” 4 of 5 stars
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Renaissance Charleston Historic District
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   68 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401   |  
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“It's All About the Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

One of the reasons I like the Marriott brand is the consistency. The rooms are always clean, beds comfortable, staff friendly but not intrusive. The Renaissance Charleston is an older hotel but well-kept. My friend had a military discount (which is not good on Fri/Sat nites) and $137 is a bargain for this area. That same hotel can run $400+ for the same room. Proximity to King St. is nice, but if money is not an issue, I'd stay at the Vendue Inn on the other end (by the water) of the historic district. The elevator is fast (only 5 floors), lobby nice, plus to have a bar on site. We didn't have a car here but the valet parking was over $20. Only other negative is that there is no sink outside of the bathroom. Staff is well-trained and questions were answered promptly. The lady at the concierge was more than willing to make dinner reservations and assist with tours.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

I had a great stay for business while in Charleston. My room was comfortable and the doorman and front desk associate was amazing. They were upbeat, friendly and went out of their way to help me feel comfortable. The gym is nicely equipped and the pool is private. Stay on the 3rd floor where the amenities are at, with easy access.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Corbin, Kentucky, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

We were welcomed warmly upon arrival. The lobby is nicely decorated. Our room is very clean and very comfortable. The location is great we love to walk around and explore the city. Definitely will return next time we visit Charleston.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

Very nice rooms. Friendly staff especially in the restaurant !!! All around a beautiful place to stay !! Loved it!everyone was so accommodating and eager to make their guests happy Would definitely stay here again ! Close to everything

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

From the parking to the checkin. The staff was over the top. Thank you for a great stay. Highly recommend. We will return to stay at this hotel again. Rooms very clean. Great times. Staff upgraded to top floor.

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Elyria, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We're Marriott fans, so we decided to stay here for our recent trip. Perfectly located in the middle of everything, but on a side street so you don't feel like you're in the thick of things! Arrived, polite and helpful valets, with bellhops who took all our stuffs up to room for us, even offering to get us ice for the room! Desk staff very courteous and helpful-I loved that they greeted us each time, wishing us well as we left and commenting when we returned, too. The lobby bar was nice--woulda been lovely with a fire going. Breakfast in restaurant was fine--par for the course. A bit expensive if you have to pay for it. Room was always cleaned promptly in the mornings, all amenities were pleasing. Only negative I have is that the hallways are kept COLD.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

I usually stay at the Francis Marion hotel in Charleston but could not get a room there on a recent trip. Booked a night at the Renaissance even though it was way more expensive than I wanted to pay but since most other hotels were booked thought I would go ahead and splurge. I was disappointed. To start we pulled up to check in after a five hour drive only to have to manhandle our own four suitcases out of the car while three male hotel staff members watched without lifting a finger. ( we were two women and our two daughters). We walked in to the lobby to check in only to discover that our reservations had been messed up. Had specified two double beds in the room and my room only had one bed. The young woman at the desk did adjust my room rate which made me feel a little better and gave us all breakfast vouchers which we appreciated. That was until I walked into the room! It was "tired" looking, very small, and with a bed that looked to barely be a "full" sized bed. I don't think I have ever seen such a small bed in a hotel room! Everything was just mediocre and certainly not what I expected for the price!! Our breakfast was quite good the next morning and the waiter delightful. The staff at the front desk were courteous and helpful. And good news! When we went to load our car after checking out a member of the hotel staff helped put all the suitcases in the car!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Renaissance Charleston Historic District

Address: 68 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#27 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#31 Family Hotel in Charleston
#34 Business Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance Charleston Historic District 4*
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

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