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“Great Hotel!” 5 of 5 stars
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Econo Lodge North Charleston
1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4725 Saul White Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29418   |  
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Ranked #17 of 59 Hotels in North Charleston
Huber Heights, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Pleasantly surprised with the cleanliness and newly renovated facility. The beds were very comfortable. The couple that manage here are terrific hard working people. I wish the managers much success in their endeavors to make a go of this hotel, and to put a better name on "Econo Lodge". They definitely strive to make your stay a very comfortable one. Good location for sightseeing. We would stay here again without a thought!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lakeland, Florida
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
51 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The hotel was a pleasure after staying in a couple of places that had terrible musk and mold. This property was extremely clean. Location was good. Only problem for me is that I prefer a refridgerator in the room and breakfast left much to be desired. Other than that It was fine.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Gainesville, Florida
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

I stayed here for a few days when I came to visit Charleston, and this place was great. It's only minutes from the airport, an outlet, and restaurants, and downtown is only 10-15 min. away. Also, there's a waffle house and two gas stations right in front of the hotel so it was very convenient. There was free WiFi in the rooms, and good breakfast in the office. The staff was also great, they were very nice and helped me pick out nearby restaurants, and even gave me a coupon. I didn't have any problems, this was a great place to stay!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Matt P, Manager at Econo Lodge North Charleston, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon!
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Seattle
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

If you are looking for a low cost hotel near the airport, this is the place. The rooms are recently redone, the bed was very good, the front desk was very friendly and really helpful, it's very close to the airport and the price is good. It's not plush, but it gets great marks in my book.

Room Tip: Not sure if all the rooms have been redecorated. Be sure to ask for one that is newly done.
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  • Stayed May 2013, 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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Matt P, Manager at Econo Lodge North Charleston, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon!
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Greenville
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We checked into Econo Lodge after checking out early from another motel in North Charleston. Stayed here 2 nights in early May 2013. We chose this place because of the many reviews that said it had been recently renovated. We were pleased with our room that had a single king-size bed on the ground-floor. The bathroom fixtures, decor, and furniture were modern and stylish. The room did have a bit of a "new carpet smell" but it wasn't as noticeable after a while.

The staff was very helpful. We were searching hotels on Travelocity when we called Econo Lodge to ask a question. The staff member said he would match the price on the Web site without us having to go through the process online. Another staff member was very helpful in recommending restaurants in Charleston and offering us coupons. This motel also had free Wi-fi unlike the place we checked out of that made you pay every day.

It's not too fancy, but it was certainly an upgrade from where we had checked out the night before. The renovations have added a lot, I think. The location is only about 15 minutes from Charleston.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Matt P, Manager at Econo Lodge North Charleston, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon!
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Atlanta
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Check in at 5 PM was easy. Check out at 5 AM was impossible because no one was at the front desk. Tried knocking on door and ringing door bell but no one to check you out.

This hotel had some safety issues. No fire extinguishers in the fire boxes in the corridors.
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Also another picture shows a potentially unsafe ice machine. Open the chute and no scoop for the ice. Also anyone can pour anything on the ice, including bleach, poison, dirty hands, broken glass, etc...that is if you can climb the stairs with all the cigarette butts on the staircase. Try some hotel ice at your own risk.

The morning we woke up we had no TV to watch. Seems the cable was out or something. Also not Internet access. The room had no alarm clock radio so no music and no alarm to wake you up. We never got the wake up call we asked for.

The website advertises a frig, microwave and coffee pot in each and every room. Ours had none of these, so NO COFFEE in the morning.

The front desk clerk said they remodeled the rooms and had completed remodeling about two months ago. Yet still they had the room numbers taped to the windows of the rooms. Picture attached showing this.

You would think after two months they could screw the room number plate into the door or at least glue it to the door. Instead of that, anyone can change the room numbers by just peeling the tape and placing the room numbers anywhere they want.

Our room looked to have new carpeting, New faucet in sink. New shower wall liner. Freshly painted room. So it does have some nice points.

This hotel advertises amenity after amenity yet fails, over and over again to provide what they advertise.

If you like a bed that the metal springs poke you as you try to sleep, No working TV. No WIFI. No radio or clock. No frig. No microwave. No coffee pot. If this is what you like, then stay here. We prefer a comfortable, secure and clean room. And this Econo Lodge FAILED on all counts

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 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
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Matt P, Manager at Econo Lodge North Charleston, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an exceptional experience for our guests in the future.

I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience.
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Atlanta, GA
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

This report comes shortly after our check in. This motel we were just informed had undergone room renovations about one month ago. But be advised there is still plenty to go. Seems the 41 rooms here are missing many of the amenities the hotel advertises they have. Like only 10 of the double beds have refrigerators. Our room has no frig. We also have NO microwave. NO coffee pot. and NO alarm clock or clock radio. The ice machine is on the second floor. So if you cannot climb stairs and your room, like ours, has no frig; good luck.

You can see the motel from the main road but getting to it took us through a gas station and cut across a Waffle House parking lot before we found the motel parking.

Breakfast area is in the lobby. There are two tables. We hear they offer coffee, toast and sometimes fresh fruit. If you want food, Waffle House is next door and McDonalds is across the street.

Need to tell you about the bed we have. Feels so hard. Like sleeping on a hard box spring.

This partially furnished motel does not come close to the value for what we paid. Our advice is if this was the only motel in this area with available rooms; do yourself a favor and keep looking elsewhere.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Matt P, General Manager at Econo Lodge North Charleston, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an exceptional experience for our guests in the future.

I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience.
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Address: 4725 Saul White Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29418
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > North Charleston
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Romantic Hotel in North Charleston
#21 Business Hotel in North Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Econo Lodge North Charleston 1.5*
Number of rooms: 89
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