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Courtyard Charleston Waterfront
Ranked #44 of 59 Hotels in Charleston
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Ohio
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50 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Gorgeous hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We made a quick stop here for a day so we could see the popular sites of Charleston. We arrived early and the lady at the front desk (didn't catch her name) was very friendly and let us check in early. The room was gorgeous and very spacious. Tastefully decorated and clean. The beds were THE MOST comfortable I have ever slept on! The room had a fridge and microwave in it which made it convenient for our left overs.

We used the hot tub and pool at night and everything was very clean. The grounds on this hotel are GORGEOUS! The hotel has a view of the harbor and has rocking chairs and chaise lounge chairs out on the patio for you to relax and enjoy. There is also a fire pit outside which I thought added a nice touch! Hotel is off the highway and very close to California Dreaming which also has a fabulous view of the water. There is construction next door of another hotel but it wasn't a problem. Hotel is really close to all the sites (king street, Carriage tours, restaurants, etc). We were very please with this hotel and would be happy to recommend it to others! Thanks Marriott!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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CYCharlestonMgr, Manager at Courtyard Charleston Waterfront, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Thank you for this wonderful review! I am thrilled that you chose to stay with us! We are a very busy hotel. In April we often sell-out every night, which makes early arrivals difficult to accomodate. I am so glad we were able to get you in early, especially since you only had a limited amount of time to explore our beautiful city.

Our front desk staff is top-notch! They love what they do it shows. Marriott beds are famous for providing a good night's sleep and every single one of our rooms has a microwave and mini-fridge.

Pool weather is here! The pool, jacuzzi, and firepit are right on the water and there is no better spot in Downtown Charleston to enjoy a drink, have a bite to eat from our dinner menu, and relax than on our huge water-front terrace.

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us! Please come stay with us again on your next (hopefully longer) trip to Charleston!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We stayed here for a girls getaway last week. There was construction going on beside the hotel that caused a little bit of a traffic jam in the circular drive where you are to pull up and check-in. Check-in was easy and quick. Was not welcomed as a Marriott Rewards member but that was ok. The room was spacious and clean except....the sheets on my bed looked dingy. I had the maid to change them the second evening and she willingly obliged.
This hotel is old but is decorated well. It does face the water and that is a plus. If you want to walk downtown there is a shuttle. Don't attempt to cross Lockwood Drive on foot. Overall it is ok and practical.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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CYCharlestonMgr, Manager at Courtyard Charleston Waterfront, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
We love that you chose to spend your Girl's Getaway with us! Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us!

As you and other posters have mentioned there is a hotel being built right next door to us. It only affects a handful of guest rooms in terms of noise early in the day, but we find that the majority of our guests are not affected by it. We do our best to work with a situation we cannot control.

It is wonderful to hear that your room was clean and you found it to have plenty of space. I do apologize about the bed linens, we are in the process of overhauling all of our bed linens over the next few weeks.

We hope you will come back next year for your Girl's Trip and see our newly renovated lobby and Bistro!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We've stayed here several times, and we've never been anything but extremely pleased with the location, parking, service, cleanliness, decor and amenities such as the nice pool, hot tub and firepit area. Courtyard Charleston Waterfront remains our hotel of choice when we're in town.

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CYCharlestonMgr, Manager at Courtyard Charleston Waterfront, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thanks for this review! We love seeing the familiar faces of our repeat guests and we're so glad you choose to stay with us time and time again.
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Mills River, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We enjoyed our two night stay at the waterfront. The terrace outside of the lobby is wonderful.Our room had a balcony with a full view of the water- very pretty.
We were checked in by Sara. Her customer service skills are top notch. She asked if we knew the city we didn't and proceeded to show us on a map where things were located and made some suggestions. The shuttle is a handy way to get downtown instead of having to drive.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank annaf943
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CYCharlestonMgr, Manager at Courtyard Charleston Waterfront, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
We love reading reviews like this! It sounds like Sara took great care of you during your stay - she's outstanding and we're glad we have her on our front desk team. We're thrilled you enjoyed your visit to Charleston - come back and see us soon!
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Howell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We stayed at the Courtyard Charleston Waterfront for two nights in April. It was not enough time to enjoy the hotel or Charleston! The hotel is not in the historic district but the shuttle service ($6.00 per person daily) or short taxi ride makes it convenient and a good value. Hotel staff was amazing - front desk offered a wealth of information and the concierge, Eddie, was helpful even in a phone call before we checked in. Hotel offered lovely amenities - including an outdoor lounge area, pool, evening bar service. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank mknj723
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CYCharlestonMgr, Manager at Courtyard Charleston Waterfront, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thanks for this great review! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at our property. Eddie is pretty fantastic at his job and we're thrilled he was able to lend a helping hand to assist your specific needs.

We look forward to seeing you next time you're in Charleston!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I enjoyed staying at this hotel. I liked the location, but felt it was overpriced (personally). I will admit that it was the best deal we could have gotten by being able to stay on the peninsula without busting the bank account completely. The rooms were nice and wi-fi was included. The staff was friendly and gave great recommendations for local events and restaurants.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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CYCharlestonMgr, Manager at Courtyard Charleston Waterfront, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Thanks for this review. The hotels in the Charleston area can be a little pricey at times, depending on availability and the time of the year - April is one of our busiest months and the start of wedding season in the Lowcountry. This means everyone wants to visit Charleston! We are glad you enjoyed your visit without "busting the bank completely" and hopefully you were able to indulge in some of the incredible restaurants and sights that our city has to offer!

We'll see you soon!
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stayed for one night over the Easter weekend and the staff, room and free parking are the BIG pluses. The room was spacious with a balcony and we saw a lovely sunset Saturday evening. It would be great for a longer stay (mini fridge, microwave). I'd like to suggest the inclusion of tea bags in addition to coffee for the rooms. The drawbacks and what kept me from giving it the full 5 stars review is that the rooms aren't insulated very well. After midnight there sounded like a party outside of the room in the gathering area in front of the elevators. I am not a light sleeper but between that and the person in the room above us seemingly pacing very late in the evening, it was hard to sleep through the night. If we stay here again, I would request a room as far away from the elevator as possible.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank SteveandLisaLukens
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CYCharlestonMgr, Manager at Courtyard Charleston Waterfront, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review regarding your stay over the holiday weekend. Our sunsets off the Ashley River are gorgeous and we're thrilled you were able to enjoy one from the balcony in your guest room.

We definitely look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Charleston!
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Property: Courtyard Charleston Waterfront
Address: 35 Lockwood Dr, Charleston, SC 29401-1122
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Charleston
#33 Business Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Charleston Waterfront 3*
Number of rooms: 178
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover Courtyard Charleston Waterfront, located just minutes from the heart of downtown Charleston, SC. Unique among hotels in Charleston, guests can experience stunning views of the Ashley River while enjoying our hot breakfast options, unwinding on our beautiful terrace, swimming in the outdoor waterfront pool, relaxing by our fire pit or whirlpool, or resting in their spacious guest room. Our stunning hotel is a short drive from the city's top destinations including; the shopping on King Street, the downtown market, historic plantations, and military parks. This unique hotel offers a 24 hour fitness center and a business center. Join us each morning in The Ashley River Cafe for a delicious breakfast buffet. If you're looking for something quick, our waterfront Charleston hotel offers a 24-hour market with snacks, beverages, soups, sandwiches and salads. Our Charleston, SC meeting space is ideal for intimate rehearsal dinners, meetings, and social events. Experience true luxury accommodations at the top waterfront hotel in Charleston, Courtyard Charleston Waterfront. An unforgettable retreat. ... more   less 
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