As long as you don't mind being just on the outskirts of Historic Charleston, this is a great spot to stay. The Market and central downtown is less than 2 miles away and the free trolley stops across the street. The property is new, valet parking is easy to navigate (car arrives very quickly), employees are very pleasant. Public spaces and rooms are bright and clean.
What which would have been appreciated?:
a) information about trolley which I only learned about because I happened to pick up a map; it's what really made the loacation "do-able"
b) knowing about the 2nd floor lounge would have been nice for the first morning when I woke early and wanted to let my kids sleep. I would have been much more comfortable in that nice, warm space than in the lobby.
c) being informed that pool was out of service. All week?! A real disappointment since this was one of the reasons I chose this property.
d) free coffee service. $2.73 for a take out cup from the restaurant seemed steep....and slow.
Overall, a pleasant experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, a celebrated restaurant community and mannerly people; Charleston has been named Top U.S. City by Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards for the third year. This coastal destination remains one of the top destination cities in the world. Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown is proud to be a part of Historic Charleston blending contemporary luxury with traditional southern hospitality. Situated on Meeting and Woolfe Street; we are just one block from the Charleston Visitor's Center, minutes from attractions, boutique shops and restaurants located throughout downtown Charleston. Our location is within close proximity to other Charleston's historic sites, attractions, museums, sport venues, beaches and more; providing easy access to I-26 and US Highway 17. The Meeting Room Restaurant & Tapas Bar offers farm-to-table dining with a twist on tradition with American inspired entrees prepared with local ingredients offering something to suit every palette. Unwind in an atmosphere of relaxed elegance that allows friends and family to meet and enjoy great food, signature cocktails, wine and beer. After a long day workout in our fitness center, take a dip in our heated outdoor pool or bask in the warm Charleston sun. Stay cool and relax around our outdoor covered patio with overhead fans and living room style seating. Visit our business center and stay connected to electronic devices with free WIFI. ... more less
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