This is an excellent hotel. It has a certain Southern charm about it and the staff are wonderful in terms of efficiency and hospitality.
Our room was excellent and probably the most comfortable bed I have slept in for many a year. The TV's (I know this isn't important to many) were state of the art.
But above all it's the location of this hotel that is unbeatable. It is literally in the heart of historic Charleston and therefore almost everything in this “walkable” city is at your doorstep.
One slight niggle - and I have written about this before on Tripadvisor with regard to Hilton. They insist on putting a "voluntary" charity donation onto your invoice. It is only $1 a day I know so for our stay it was $3 but it is the principle for me. If Hilton, corporately or via their shareholders, want to donate to charity that is fine; but don't "volunteer" my money to a cause (no matter how worthy) without asking me first. And unfortunately no one at Hilton told me this was going to happen.
On principle I had it taken off the invoice (I do donate to charity but like to make my own choices) this meant having to go to reception (I would have used the express checkout otherwise) get in a line and then, in front of many other guests, ask for the donation to be removed from my bill and a new bill drawn up which, frankly, is embarrassing.
It left a slightly bad taste in the mouth to an otherwise nice stay.
Hilton - please stop this voluntary donation tactic; or at least tell us personally at check-in that you intend to do this and would we be Ok about it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located overlooking the Charleston City Market in the heart of Charleston's Historic District, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites offers the perfect combination of incredible location, guest room size, Southern hospitality, and amenities. DoubleTree Charleston Historic District is surrounded by award-winning restaurants, including Hank's Seafood and Brasserie Gigi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Doubletree Hotel Charleston
- Doubletree Historic District