My husband and I recently stayed at this Residence Inn. We frequently stay at the Residence Inn chain because we like to travel with our pets and like the free internet/breakfast! We arrived a bit early (like 5 hours before check in) and the front desk accommodated us immediately and offered us the breakfast buffet. This was a great treat since we had been driving all night! The lady was fantastic and very friendly. I wish I got her name!
Our room was very cool and clean. Yes, it's an older Residence Inn, but the hotel has updated it to modern standards. I think it fits well with the southern Charleston charm. We requested a room with a balcony which was great with the dogs (it's all enclosed). My dog loved to go out and lay in the sun!
Speaking of dogs - this is a great place to bring your pet. All of Charleston is, really. With so many pet friendly beaches and restaurants, why leave the pet at home? We were there for 6 nights so the pet fee was fair in our eyes. There is a great place to walk your dog and let them play. We ended up taking our dogs to Wild Dunes Beach (fantastic beach) and Folly Beach (not so fantastic in our eyes....big party beach). They had a blast playing in the waves.
Breakfast was great. The staff was super nice and were always busy filling things up. Some days we didn't make it down until 9:45 (ends at 10) and food was plentiful. I will say the waffle maker is a hit and they need another.
We used the pool one day. Yes, it was warm....people we're in Charleston, SC in September, but it was very clean and I believe it was saline so it eliminated the chlorine smell!
We used the shuttle service one night as well. We're buckeyes and needed to get to bars downtown to watch the game and didn't want to drive. I will say the shuttle did not have a lot of guests using it throughout the week so I think the driver was driving around waiting for us. We had to call the hotel to see where he was at 11:45 p.m. He did come and apologized for being late, but we were pretty tired by that point.
All in all a great trip. The halls were a little warm, but you're not sleeping in them, right??? The rooms were very comfortable and clean and would highly recommend this hotel for families (and pets, too!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Residence Inn by Marriott Charleston Downtown/Riverview is just 1.5 miles from the Historic District and is close to The Citadel, College of Charleston, Roper Hospital and MUSC. Your next business meeting will be a success in our Ashley Meeting Room, perfect for board meetings. Conveniently located near I-26 and I-526, this downtown Charleston hotel will prove to be your home away from home. From breathtaking views of the Battery and beaches to the historic homes and plantations, guests will fall in love with all this Southern City has to offer. Charleston will leave you in awe with its unique culture, low-country dining, arts and recreation. With fantastic amenities, the Residence Inn by Marriott Charleston Downtown/Riverview is the ideal choice whether traveling for business or leisure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn Charleston Downtown/Riverview Hotel Charleston
- Charleston Residence Inn