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Red Top Welcome Center of Charleston

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Stopped to get some information about Charleston. Brochures are limited, staff member was not... read more

Reviewed November 27, 2016
Islandton, South Carolina
via mobile
Beware of sales pitch!

Agree completely with Vickisuttle's experience. We stopped here 9/8/16 on our way to Charleston... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2016
Chris C
Milford, OH
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Jul 16, 2018
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Jun 2, 2017
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2408 Ashley River Rd, Johns Island, SC 29414-4619
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

We travel yearly to Florida and back from Myrtle Beach area. It is our favorite rest stop. Always very clean and very friendly!

Thank marie d
Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to motel for some recommendations. Mike was so good to hook us up with an appointment that we used to get some really great savings.

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed May 31, 2017

Stopped to get information about plantation tours, when I wasn't interested in Magnolia Plantation and asked about others, I was brushed aside. Does not have a welcoming feeling. Not much information available here for a "Welcome Center".

Thank Lisakct
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Stopped to get some information about Charleston. Brochures are limited, staff member was not friendly as other visitor centers. (If you're heading to Charleston, I would visit the visitors center there and see the steam engine that is there.) We asked a few questions and...More

Thank AngieVStewart
Reviewed October 6, 2016

Agree completely with Vickisuttle's experience. We stopped here 9/8/16 on our way to Charleston and the good looking young guy (Bryant - look for his black Toyota truck) seemed helpful but we knew something was up when he said the "deal" that we could get...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed September 30, 2016

Stopped in to use the rest room. The gentleman behind the desk was very friendly and extremely informative of local history.. Provided us with the necessary maps and info that we needed for our particular reason for coming to Charleston. Was not expecting a huge...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

As entering the city we stopped at the Welcome Center just now July 30th. As we walked in we were not acknowledge from the guy sitting at the counter. Didn't bother to greet or asked if we needed help. I had to ask for map...More

Thank Angela M
Reviewed June 8, 2016

Don't stop here! It looks like a welcome center but it is a sales center for RTX Travel and they are a rip off. We stopped to get information on hotels and tours and they said that they could get us discounts on hotels and...More

4  Thank believefairy26
Reviewed December 30, 2015

Great place to stop to get all the info for your visit to Charleston - lots of great local info and discount tickets to tours and more. Will stop by again.

Thank Randall S
TheProfessor47, Owner at Red Top Welcome Center of Charleston, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2016

Thank you for your review! We are glad to have helped and look forward to seeing you next time through the Welcome Center.

Reviewed December 8, 2014

We recently visited Charleston SC for the first time and came into the city via #17 from Savannah GA. On nearing the city a HUGE blue billboard invites travellers to visit the WELCOME CENTRE, you simply cannot miss this sign so we decide to stop...More

8  Thank cowboys_suck
joeyd47, Manager at Red Top Welcome Center of Charleston, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2014

Good Afternoon, and thank you for taking the time to review us!! We really do appreciate all feedback, both positive and negative so we may address properly. We are sorry to hear of your experience but before going further, we need to point out clearly...More

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Mike C
February 6, 2015|
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Hello and thank you for contacting the Red Top Welcome Center on Charleston. Absolutely, we can help you with a hotel. Please call at (843) 573-8888 and mention you contacted us on TripAdvisor (code T020615). Any one of our... More