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Holiday Inn Express Charleston
Ranked #35 of 61 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 23, 2012

If you don't want to pay to stay in old town Charleston, this might be a good choice. A newer property just off Savannah way. Although this is a pretty busy road, it was very quiet in the room we had which was towards the back of the hotel. Nice room, comfortable bed, and a breakfast that was more than adequate. Restaurants are aplenty and it's easy access to downtown Charleston, around 7 miles away. Thumbs up from me.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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ChasHIE-GM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2012

Thank you for your review. You hit it on the head! We are conveniently located to area attractions including the Historic District, Plantations, beaches, and golf. We offer great rooms with a great breakfast without the Downtown prices!

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Reviewed February 14, 2012

Very clean, good breakfast, friendly staff; on par with Hampton Inn. Made our reservation on the road to Charleston. The location was very convenient for traveling to downtown Charleston (easy right turn out of parking lot - super important during busy times of day), and just 10 minutes or so from downtown.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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ChasHIE-GM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2012

We aim to provide you value. You get our updated hotels rooms (granite counters in the bathrooms), flat screen TV's with HD, and a hot breakfast even with pancakes...all just a hop, skip, and jump from Historic Charleston!

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Reviewed February 12, 2012

We have always enjoyed staying in Charleston, but had never stayed at this particular Holiday Inn Express.. As another review said, "great people make a great stay" and this hotel certainly lives up to that claim! From check-in to checkout, and all during our stay, the staff was polite, very helpful, and went above and beyond what we normally find at other Expresses. They arranged tours for us, drew maps, gave us tips on shopping & restaurants, helped us with reservations in Savannah, and just seemed liked they truly cared about us being happy! Now THAT is Southern hospitality! We have stayed at much fancier hotels in downtown Charleston that did not match the service we found at this Express! The rooms were attractive (found out they recently renovated) and clean. Breakfast was good, with many choices. Location is only about 10 minutes from downtown, and had a great outlet shopping mall near by, so it was perfect for us. I could not find one negative thing about our stay, so we will always come back to this hotel while in Charleston. Thank you to Cheryl and her staff for a great stay!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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ChasHIE-GM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2012

Wow! We appreciate your wonderful comments. You've left me almost speechless and very proud to have such great employees.

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Reviewed January 31, 2012

Stayed there three nights, personnel gave us good directions to the best spots to visit and directions. Everything was clean. Staff always working to clean and fix things. Very polite staff. On check out, no carts were available and I am handicapped, two young men Kevin and Ben responded and took all our baggage and loaded same in our vehicle. Morning breakfast was nice and area was constantly cleaned by the lady attendant. House cleaning ladies were very nice and cleaned our room very well everyday.

Just a wonderful time and a great centrally located hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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ChasHIE-GM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2012

Thank you for recognizing our wonderful staff. They turn the ordinary into extraordinary.

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Reviewed January 31, 2012

I only spent one night on the way to Atlanta, and I´d definitely do so again (in fact, I´d stay longer, too :)) the staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms big, clean, and beautiful, breakfast was nice, everything was easy-going and I enjoyed the atmosphere. I don´t remember ho much we paid anymore, but I´m sure it wasn´t more than 50$ for the room, so really good value, too. What more could one ask for? :)

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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ChasHIE-GM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2012

Thank you for your great review. We will look forward to having you back for a longer stay. There is so much to see and do in Charleston and our Front Desk does a wonderful job at providing information and directions.

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Reviewed January 14, 2012

Staff was very friendly, Breakfast was well prepared, items that were supposed to be hot were, and the variety was excellent. The room was also very clean, especially the bathroom. The decor and window shutters were very pleasing and did a great job filtering out unwanted light from the parking area outside.
Great place to stay. Price could have been a little lower, especially since I was staying in the off-season.

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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Whitney M
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ChasHIE-GM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2012

The best compliment we can hope for is when our guests recommend us to others. We appreciate you sharing your experience.

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Reviewed January 4, 2012

Good location being an easy drive into Charleston Central. The hotel itself was pretty good.

the Room: Reasonably spacious and clean. I was a bit concerned when I saw someone had tried to break into the room at some point in the past as the door frame was bent around the lock. the beds were reasonably comfortable.

The Staff were all very pleasant.

The Amenities: Great laundry facilities that you can wash and dry your own clothes for $1 a load which is such a bonus when travelling with a family. The breakfast was okay. had make your own pancakes, scrambled eggs and pastries, bagels and toast plus bananas yoghurt and cereals.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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ChasHIE-GM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2012

Thank you for acknowledging our great location and amenities. I'm sorry about your concern with the door. The dent is from a previous repair but not a break in. I will have our maintenance department take a look at it. We want to make sure all our guests feel safe and secure. Thank you!

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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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