I love Charleston. And on a recent wedding trip, I ended up staying at one of the most disappointing hotel experiences I can recall. At $329 per night, there are certain standards one can expect in the most expensive cities across the country. Indeed our room was a suite... there were two rooms, one was an oddly shaped box with a 2' x 2' window above head-height with a charming view of an exterior wall. The other room was our bedroom. Another square cave, with no windows... If a 3rd floor cellar is your ideal bedroom, maybe it's perfect.
The previous guest, or perhaps the maid service left us a special present in the toilet. Lovely.
I don't previously recall ever calling the front desk and asking if there was another option. But I learned in a hurry there was not. The hotel is "historic" which basically meant, "We don't need to provide service or atmosphere." Rest assured, they didn't.
Visit Charleston - it is a gem. Avoid this hotel.
- Also Known As:
- Embassy Suites Historic Charleston Hotel
- Embassy Suites Historic Charleston Hotel Charleston
- Embassy Suites Charleston
- Charleston Embassy Suites
- 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
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