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“Solid Hampton Inn experience; good location” 4 of 5 stars
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Hampton Inn Charleston - Historic District
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   345 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403 (Downtown)   |  
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Solid Hampton Inn experience; good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

From the outside this property looks quite distinctive; inside it's a very nice Hampton. It's large and well-maintained, with typical Hampton furnishings. It has a large lobby and breakfast area, a breakfast offering that is above-average and good wi-fi service. The staff is friendly and helpful. When we arrived after midnight the first day we were given a room which, for us, was too close to the lobby; there was no problem at all in moving to a higher floor the next morning (where it was quiet and sunny). The location is good, although it's not in the central part of the historic district. Rather, it's at the north end of the "Museum Mile," across John Street from the Charleston Visitor Center in one direction, across Meeting Street from the Joseph Manigault House in the other and diagonally across from the Charleston Museum. All three of the free trolleys stop just out the door across John Street (next to the Visitor Center). Marion Square is a block to the south and King Street (shopping and restaurants) a block to the west. Walking the "mile" down Meeting Street (south) takes you into the heart of the historic district and past some great restaurants (Jestine's Kitchen; Hyman's; FIG; Toast); we usually walked both down and back but if we didn't feel like walking we could catch a trolley. We were very pleased with our stay (5 nights) and would recommend this Hampton without hesitation.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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HotelManagement345, General Manager at Hampton Inn Charleston - Historic District, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Five days with us! Wow! Thanks for entrusting us with your vacation expericence. Hopefully you can stay a little longer next time :).

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Comfort and quiet: that's what I look for in a hotel so in the middle of any city, quiet may not be possible and you might have to spend a bundle to get the comfort. The Hampton in central Charleston seems to be an exception since it had all the good things we like about Hamptons: the nice bedding, good breakfasts, and amenities like a buisness centre, and the price was only about $100. And, we had a room overlooking the pool: the quiet side, we found out. Check-in was smoothly done and the staff were friendly. Unfortunately, we had to park in the city lot, but this lot was directly beside the hotel. Restaurants were close and the Charleston visitor centre was right across the street: easy to get info and take the free trolleys. Just as important, Charleston is an elegant, beautiful old city. We'd stay here again in a minute.

Room Tip: Upper floor, overlooking the pool worked for us.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HotelManagement345, General Manager at Hampton Inn Charleston - Historic District, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
We are so glad to be a Cut Above the Rest! Thanks for your business and review of our hotel. We truly do appreciate it. Come back and see us soon.

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Saint Cloud, Florida, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Great location for walking to local shops and restaurants. Free trolley stops right outside hotel, covers entire area. Super-friendly staff, clean rooms. Reasonably priced parking garage next to hotel. Will stay at this Hampton Inn again!

Room Tip: Room with 2 queen beds was larger than most with lots of room to spread out.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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HotelManagement345, General Manager at Hampton Inn Charleston - Historic District, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
"Super Friendly" is what we are all about. Glad you noticed :). Thanks so much for your business and review. They both mean so much to us. Til next time.....

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Georgia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

It's within walking distance of everything. Everyone is nice and friendly. I would like to give a special shout to Stephanie, who works next door at Embassy Suites. She said Hampton has better coffee, so she gets her coffee from Hampton in the morning. She was friendly and engaging, and she gave us great advice on dining and entertainment in Charleston.

I loved working out in the morning, and having a light breakfast at Hampton before we sampled the wonderful Charleston cuisine. Some people complain about the parking, but you are downtown. What do you expect. Self parking is better than being forced to deal with a valet. You can come and go as you want to, as opposed to have to call valet service and wait on your car.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelManagement345, General Manager at Hampton Inn Charleston - Historic District, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Stephanie was right! We do have the best coffee in town. Couple that with an amazing group of people devoted to your satisfaction and well, you have the Hampton Inn. We look forward to having you as a guest again.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

A few of my friends and I decided to take a getaway trip to Charleston. We couldn't have picked a better place to stay than this Hampton Inn.The front desk and breakfast staff made us feel very welcome. David suggested a few places for us to visit that really made our trip worthwhile. We will be returning to this location.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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HotelManagement345, General Manager at Hampton Inn Charleston - Historic District, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thank you thank you thank you. We really appreciate you taking the time to write this review. David is awesome and I'm so glad he had some good suggestions for you. We look forward to seeing you again.

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San Francisco, California
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

The room was nice, quiet, and with a comfortable bed and a nice bathroom. The free continental breakfast made it even better, seeing as most meals in Charleston are far from free. It's in a great location, and if you have a car, there's a parking lot next door that's not too expensive.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HotelManagement345, General Manager at Hampton Inn Charleston - Historic District, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
We are so delighted you had a great stay with us. Come back and see us. We'd love to have you as a guest again soon.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

This hotel is in a wonderful location to explore the beautiful Charleston. We went to Charleston for a couple of days and stayed in this great hotel. The rooms were relatively spacious and clean. All of the staff were very helpful and tried to make our stay as great as it could be.

Overall, this hotel is great and very close to everything Charleston has to offer. I would definitely recommend this hotel as a place to stay in downtown Charleston.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 345 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Charleston
#14 Business Hotel in Charleston
#20 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn Charleston - Historic District 2.5*
Number of rooms: 171
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District, you’ll experience antebellum architecture and fabulous shops of the King Street historic district right outside our hotel. Our Charleston hotel is in downtown Charleston adjacent to the Charleston Museum, the nation's oldest museum. Wake up to Hampton’s free hot breakfast. Explore nearby 18th century plantations, churches, and the Charleston city market, walking distance from our hotel. ... more   less 
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