Seems that Charleston is a common place to stay the night if you are on your way from the midwest to North or South Carolina. Initially I reserved a room at the Holiday Inn Downtown, but their pool was not open, so they graciously called the Hampton Inn and allowed us to transfer our reservation there with no additional cost.
I was very pleased with the Hampton Inn both times we stayed this summer! It was off the expressway by a few miles, but worth the short drive. There are plenty of places to eat and shop within walking distance. Including a brand new Cabelas, which thrilled my hubby and kids.
The room was clean, and I love and appreciate their "Clean Duvet" pride. Comlimentary breakfast was wonderful, with both indulgent and healthy choices. The pool was clean, and did not have that overwhelming chlorine odor that I have experienced at many hotels.
My only complaint was that the bathroom in the room, both times, had an awful odor that we could smell as soon as we entered the room. The first stay, I chalked it up to that maybe staff "really had to go" or maybe lingering odor from previous guests. But the second stay, in a different room, had me wondering. I did notice that there was no fan or ventilation in the bathroom. Maybe this is the reason?
Overall, nice stay. I consider myself a cheapskate, so I did not like their price. But, considering safe, convenient location, pool, breakfast, and cleanliness, I will most likely stay here again next year when travelling to WV.