We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great time in the old city!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Embassy Suites Charleston - Historic Charleston

Save Saved
You added Embassy Suites Charleston - Historic Charleston to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Embassy Suites Charleston - Historic Charleston
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   337 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403   |  
  |  
Hotel deals
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
Hotel amenities
Special Rate
$249 Suites This Spring
Ranked #30 of 54 hotels in Charleston
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great time in the old city!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

The hotel was old charm and the bed was super comfy!! I slept like a baby! Old brick wall in my room and I turned the air up when I arrived! Quiet and bars about 2 blocks away out the back door. Elevators were pretty sad! You never knew which one would open. Easy place to stay to get you to the museum.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

652 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    271
    220
    95
    41
    25
See reviews for
210
197
20
94
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (131)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Hotel staff was very friendly, especially the guys working breakfast, and the breakfast is as good or better than any hotel where I have stayed. The location is good - right on Marion Park - easy to walk to and see downtown Charleston. The manger's reception at happy hour was good - never saw the manager, though. My room was clean, and everything worked just fine.

Room Tip: I had the double. It was as expected, and as good as any.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bergen,New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

This hotel while not in the 'middle of everything historic' is very close to it and within walking distance. A lot of history with it being the Citadel. The area feels very safe and it is a great place to launch from for your visit to Charleston. Breakfast are up to the usual high standards of Embassy Suites and the Managers Reception is always a nice touch. The staff were excellent. The only unfortunate thing was having a family of uncontrolled kids stomping around for hours above us that was not too pleasant - that however is not the hotels fault. The inside is very beautiful and you feel that you have stayed in somewhere out of the ordinary.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NOBLESVILLE
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

This is a beautiful hotel, previously used as the dorms for The Citadel. Staff are extremely helpful and friendly. Location is really nice, easy to get to the trolly and Visitor's Center. Managers cocktail hour was very nice.

Room Tip: Room 300 was right off the elevator but was really set up for a small business meeting with conferen...
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
188 reviews 188 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

This is an amazing site, historical landmark, the old Citadel. The impression of old Charleston greets you from the large plantation doors, amazing wood plank floors, the cockatoos, the indoor waterfalls,and the fabulously gracious attention by the young enthusiastic staff, makes this location a great place to stay. This site is conveniently located one block from the Visitor Center, across the street from the FREE trolley, and blocks from all the historical charm of daytime activities and the fun, brisk, youthful, evening restaurants and nightlife that Charleston offers. We literally parked our car and settled into exploring the beauty and charm of the area.

The people are really gracious and sweet. They live off the tourism and they all seem to thrive on making customer service their key priority. The rooms are spacious and quaint. The lighting is acceptable and the bathrooms modern but tight. Excellent breakfast prepared by your own chef, with staff making your stay a priority to their day. Really, they get to know who you are and seem to want to make you feel welcomed. The bed was fantastic, as good as home.

The only complaint I have is to use caution when dealing with your debit credit card. Choose to use a standard credit card. Their computer system gets excited and seemed to charge us a total of three times. Needless to say, it was an inconvenience to have to deal with the front desk manager during their work hours, not my vacation hours. To avoid this in the future, I will not give them my debit credit card, but a standard credit card. Had we not have to deal with this issue, I would have given them an Excellent. They need to fix their charging systems is a bit overzealous. We plan to go back and can't wait to see all our friends again. Loved this Embassy Suites and all that Charleston has to offer.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Greensboro, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Hotel staff was very helpful. Location is good - lots to walk and see in Charleston. People were very friendly. TV in sitting room was very dim. We were told these were "energy saving" LG tv's and they were not as bright as other TV's. The breakfast was crowded but about the same as we have experienced with other Embassy Suites, especially on the weekend. Omelette's were great!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Petersburg, Virginia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

There were ants all over the counter. There was a very large palmetto bug in bed with me one night. While they did move me to a new room. It wasnt as "nice" as the one before, and then the bug thing was shrugged off like it was no big deal. Water was down for a while in the whole hotel one day. The thermostats in the room are so noisy they will keep you up at night.

Room Tip: I cant recommend going here
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ESsalescoordinator, Manager at Embassy Suites Charleston - Historic Charleston, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
I want to apologize for the unfortunate experience that you had at our hotel. The health and safety of our guests is of the utmost importance and is always a focal point of our operations in order to continue providing our guests with a great experience. We work closely with a professional pest control company to address and rectify any pest situation that might occur. Again, we apologize for the inconveniences you have experienced and we will work with our staff to ensure that we correct the issues. If you would like to discuss this further, please don’t hesitate to contact a manager at the hotel directly.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Embassy Suites Charleston - Historic Charleston? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Embassy Suites Charleston - Historic Charleston

Also Known As:
Embassy Suites Historic Charleston Hotel
Embassy Suites Historic Charleston Hotel Charleston
Embassy Suites Charleston
Charleston Embassy Suites
Address: 337 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403
Phone Number:
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Business Hotel in Charleston
#23 Family Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Embassy Suites Charleston - Historic Charleston 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A historic landmark, within the walls of the original Citadel, the Embassy Suites Historic Charleston is a grand restoration and is well located, adjacent to Marion Square, and walking distance to many major Charleston attractions including the College of Charleston, MUSC, fabulous restaurants and King Street shopping. Enjoy our complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and nightly Manager's reception. We look forward to welcoming you to the Holy City with warm, Southern hospitality. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Priceline, Tingo, Expedia, Venere and Agoda so you can book your Embassy Suites Charleston - Historic Charleston reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Embassy Suites Charleston - Historic Charleston, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.