I visit Charleston for a professional conference during the first week of November every year. The last time I had stayed at this hotel was nine years earlier, before it was renovated. At that time I said "never again" -- the room was shabby (which wasn't a surprise given the price), but what was unacceptable was the plumbing. It was almost impossible to take a shower, because the water pressure was so low and because the water temperature constantly vacillated between scalding hot and freezing cold.
A year or so later I noticed that the hotel had gotten a makeover and was much more attractive on the outside, and I noticed TripAdvisor reviews saying that the rooms were improved as well. So I gave it another shot this year. My room was still pretty worn and tired-looking (paint stains on the carpet, scuffs on the painted surfaces, a dresser drawer with the bottom falling out), but there had been some cosmetic improvements and the room was quite comfortable overall. I can't comment on the heating/cooling system, because I never had to use either during my stay. The shower was much improved, though not perfect. New showerheads and better water pressure made bathing a much more pleasant experience this time -- though the problem of fluctuating temperature is still there, especially during the morning hours when lots of people are showering at once. (When I took a shower in the middle of the day it wasn't nearly as noticeable.)
On the positive side, the price is very reasonable and the location is perfect. The staff was reasonably friendly and helpful, though not outstanding.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the historic district, this hotel exudes all the warmth and charm of historic Charleston. Like the city this hotel has retained all the character and history of its past. This hotel provides an excellent starting point for your shopping, touring, and dining venues. Southern hospitality and special comforts are what makes this Days Inn Historic Charleston the place to stay when visiting Charleston. Pet Friendly rooms are available with a nightly pet fee of $20. Parking is available with a nightly charge of $14 per car per night. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Charleston - Days Inn Historic District Hotel Charleston
- Days Inn Charleston