The hotel is right across from the visitor center and the transportation center. The free trolley stop and Charleston Museum are also across the street from the hotel. Next to the hotel are the Charleston Music Hall and 39 Rue de Jean French restaurant. The hotel doesn’t have parking. There is a city parking garage next to the hotel, $14/day for hotel guest with in and out privilege. You can park on the street with meters or in the garage. The hotel entrance is confusing when we arrived late at night. The hotel address is on the Meeting Street, but the entrance is setback on John Street, next to the city garage.
The hotel is one of the largest Hampton Inns we’ve been to. It has a nice courtyard and swimming pool. The building was an old factory, a historical site. The reception hall is also the breakfast room and it gets very crowded in the morning. The regular king room was very small. It was like a European hotel room. The walls were thin. We could hear people walking in the hall, bathroom flushing above us and people walking above us. The hotel is nicely updated yet it keeps the traditional/historical feel.
Breakfast was typical Hampton Inn style. It’s not a bad thing. You get consistent quality with Hampton Inn across the country. The staffs were friendly. We enjoyed our stay, just wish the room was bigger.