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Holiday Inn Express Charleston
Ranked #35 of 61 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 7, 2007

I definitely agree with the reviewer who noted that the hotel smelled. The main floor hallways very definitely smelled of mold/mildew and cigarette smoke. The elevator was tiny and also smelled. The property is in a great location and is overall in good condition, but its attention to details like this that can make or break a hotel. Furnishings and carpeting need more attention.

Stayed: August 2007
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Reviewed October 15, 2007

This hotel is tired and in need of a redo. The first floor hallway reeks of cigarette smoke and mold. Both my wife and I had severe allergic reactions every time we walked through the first floor hallway to the elevator.

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Thank jnichols
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Reviewed August 22, 2007

We recently stayed at this hotel for two nights with our 4 year old son. The check-in was very easy and our room was clean and comfortable. There is a grocery store right across the street which comes in handy as the rooms have refrigerators and microwaves. The location was close to downtown Charleston and easy to get to the beach. We enjoyed coming back and using the pool at night that stayed open until 10. The breakfast in the morning was perfect for us to fuel up before sightseeing and hitting the beach. All in all our family enjoyed our stay at the hotel.

Stayed: August 2007
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Reviewed August 6, 2007

Tried to check in at 1:30pm after long trip from Asheville, room was not ready. Came back at 4pm, room still not ready (as in cleaner was still in the room cleaning). Not too good a job either since carpet wasn't well cleaned (will post pics later on.) Overall, stay was good for one night to sleep only but at a rate over a hundred dollars, I figure I could do better elsewhere. Location is about 8-9 miles from Charleston downtown and the one road gets stuck with traffic sometimes also. Ok if you have a car to drive into town. Hallways are dark, carpet needs serious changing, hotel feels old and needs to be remodeled. Bkfst usual fare of coffee, juice, bagels, donuts. Elevator takes forever also.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled with family
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Thank biggyboy123
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Reviewed July 22, 2007

Overall, a wonderful stay for a great price! We checked in and were greeted by very friendly staff, specifically Steve and Ivy. Since we were with another family, they were able to accomodate us with adjoining rooms. The bedding at this hotel is marvelous! No more hot, stuffy polyester bedspreads! Instead, soft while sheets and even two different pillows on each side of the bed....one soft and one firm. Perfect!
We had a wonderful continental breakfast (the biscuits and sausgage gravy won me over) and were welcomed back with fresh cookies in the lobby after our day's adventures. Having a microwave and a refridgerator in the rooms was also a big bonus!
The kids (as well as the adults) LOVED the clean pool after a day at the beach!

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 2, 2007

I loved this hotel! From the very beginning, the staff was wonderful. The front desk was always able to give us directions and coupons to area attractions and resturants. All of the other staff from houskeepers to maintence men were extra friendly, always telling us good morning or hello. The linens on the beds were much better than I expected, including two firm and two soft pillows on each bed. The room was clean and comfortable with a fridge and a microwave. The pool was well maintained. I felt safe at this hotel, especially with my young son. The location was perfect, about 8 miles from downtown, and right next to the interstate to get everywhere else. There were multiple resturants around, a grocery store across the street, along with a mall. The breakfast was good including everything from hard boiled eggs to biscuits and gravy to fruit and yogurt. I would reccommend this hotel to everyone!

  • Stayed: June 2007, traveled with family
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Thank VNSCincinnati_OH
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Reviewed November 29, 2006

Not a picturesque location, but very near stores and restuarants for a good price. Staff, breakfast, and check in/out okay. Big room, free wi-fi signal good, quiet enough to sleep well.

Stayed: November 2006
Thank XRD
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Charleston

Address: 1943 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407-6250
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Charleston
#23 Family Hotel in Charleston
#27 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#31 Business Hotel in Charleston
Price Range: $97 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Charleston 2.5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel Charleston is the perfect choice for value and convenience, located five miles from Historic Downtown Charleston and Charleston International Airport. At check-in, enjoy freshly baked cookies and icy lemonade. In addition, our friendly staff will assist in your plans to explore Charleston shopping, Charleston golf, Charleston area beaches, great local Charleston restaurants and many other Charleston attractions. For your convenience, tours are available with convenient pick up from our lobby. Our friendly staff will assist you with Charleston tour packages, directions and discount coupons. Charleston Annual Special Events & Festivals (within 5 miles of hotel) Southeastern Wildlife Expo (February) Charleston Food & Wine Festival (February) Festival of House & Gardens (March) Flower Town Festival (April) Cooper River Bridge Run (April) Charleston Cajun Festival (April) Family Circle Cup (Tennis April) Spoleto & Piccolo Spoleto Festival (May-June) ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Charleston (Us 17 And i-526)
Holiday Inn Express Charleston (Us 17 & i-526) Hotel Charleston
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