A nice price on Priceline led us to the Lodge Alley Inn.
Arrival at the hotel was easy. They are on a busy street, but have a parking lane in front of the hotel to pull up and check-in. We arrived early in the day and our room wasn't yet ready, so we gave our bags to the bell-desk and headed out for lunch.
The hotel parked our car and took our bags to our room once it was ready. They notified us by cellphone that we were checked in. Upon arrival we found our bags in our room. This is a timeshare resort, so beware the overly friendly "concierge".
We received a studio room and it was very nice. Large, with a 4 poster bed, fireplace, and balcony overlooking the courtyard. The wood floorboards were a little loose and made a lot of noise and the room (especially the bathroom) tilted a little bit, but we wrote that off to being in an old building. We never felt unsafe.
Cleanliness was decent. Everything in the room worked fine. There was a mini-fridge, coffee maker, and microwave.
The best feature of the hotel is it's location. It is located in the center of historic Charleston and as a result is close to everything.
The biggest complaint (besides the large cockroach in the shower), was the lack of parking. When we went check out, we asked if we could leave our car in valet for several hours while we got brunch. The front desk agent got a pained look on her face and explained that they have limited spaces. She seemed willing to allow us to do it, but obviously didn't want to. We decided just to get the car out and find a new parking space.
Overall, a quirky hotel (timeshare) in a great location. If I traveled to Charleston again and got a good price on a room then I wouldn't hesitate to book it again.
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- Also Known As:
- Lodge Alley Hotel Charleston
- Hotel Alley