Booked prior to cruise after much research and deciding we wanted an extra day to explore the town. Hotels downtown are very expensive and parking is limited as well, so we pretty much got what we expected in the Days Inn. The front desk staff was young and disorganized, the lobby small and dirty. I had requested a renovated room, as advised on here, but no luck. Maybe I needed to tip someone? Our room wasn't ready at 2 pm, so we walked around and saw the sights. By 4, something was available. We had 2 adults/2 kids in our room, but weren't charged extra. The hotel is shaped in an inverted U facing the road, so you pull into the parking lot, flanked by the units. Black iron railing and dead flower boxes decorate the outside. 2 floors, no elevators. Small and dark. If it was clean, it would be hard to tell, b/c everything is so old and worn out. It was noisy at night too. The heat would rattle on every so often and people running up the metal stairways were loud. The positives: like everyone says, good location. We were able to park in the motel lot and walk through the market, along the harbor, etc...The trolley stops nearby so you can ride that for free and see the city. I definitely wouldn't stay there if my entire vacation was at Charleston, but since we only arrived Thursday afternoon and left at 10am the next morning for our cruise, it wasn't bad. Still $145/night with no breakfast. We ate breakfast at Toast, which is attached to the hotel and came highly recommended from Trip Advisor. Busy, but reasonable prices, convenient and tasty!
The location is fabulous and the price for the location was clearly a lot lower than any other hotels within a mile or two. With that being said, it is a little older which is evident with an older bathroom and decor. I was traveling with people that occupied two rooms and there were some inconsistencies. My room had terrible water pressure while the other room gloated about the great water pressure. My room, at first did not have a draining tub but when reported it was immediately fixed and was fine the remainder of the stay. The front office staff varied but overall were nice and helpful. Parking is bit of an issue but when spots were all filled they had alternative parking available and were reimbursed upon check out without any troubles. I would not hesitate in staying at this location again.
Hotel is in a great location, has free parking and is within walking distance to downtown areas. However, for the price paid the hotel was far below expectations! (Poor water pressure for sink, poor hygenic status of room and bathroom, mattress was old and not a good quality, room had very little insulation and thus a lot of street/parking lot noise could be heard.)
This is our second stay at this hotel. We stay here for the location and the price. I had asked for a non-smoking room but they were all taken. The woman at the desk explained that when you book through a third party, they often do not get that request at the hotel. However, she arranged to have the room sprayed before we entered and it was not too bad.
I had asked for and did get a renovated room which still leaves a lot to be desired but did serve our needs. Be sure to ask for a back room on the second floor..away from street noise.
I wonder why the management at Days Inn does not get serious about truly renovating these rooms beyond new bath tubs. The hotel is always booked solid ...so there's your answer.
It's an ok place to stay if your not wanting to spend too much money and just need a place to lay your head at night. If those are not the things your looking for....I'd look else where! Room needs updates, definite cleaning issues and the fact that we had to kill several bugs over our two night stay was not what I was expecting at all.