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“Great Location BUT erratic pricing?” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel

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Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel
Ranked #38 of 60 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Haddonfield, New Jersey
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77 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great Location BUT erratic pricing?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2012

We used to always stay at the Holiday Inn Historic District, but it is now a Marriott also. I was coming for the Bridge Run, and not renting a car. This was a great location to walk to mostly everything in the city, but also the boat shuttle for the race. We did not book at the Marriott Historic District because they bumped up the rate to $600 something for Friday and Saturday of race weekend. This place was only a little better:$259 for Thursday, and $429 for Friday and Saturday!! Is this the usual pricing for hotels everywhere when there is a "special" weekend? I almost wish there was a watchdog agency to report all these hotels to!! The staff was great however, some of them were even out cheering the runners when we went by. (The race runs in front of the hotel towards the end.) One of the staff even got me a microwave so i
I could fix oatmeal before the race. The bartender got 2 bowls and 2 spoons to use. You need to leave for the race before anyone opens for breakfast, at least in the hotel. They did, however, have fruit and drinks and energy bars available for purchase early. Very appreciated. I have to figure they are slim staffed for room cleaning, because that did not happen until the afternoon on our floor.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2012

This was a perfect place to stay in a perfect location. Everything is in walking distance to the hotel. The rooms were clean, the staff was friendly, and the beds were super comfy.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2012

This hotel is in a great location in Charleston. It was a little difficult figuring out the one way streets. Once we got to the hotel we self parked the car for the rest of the 2 days we were in the city. We walked several miles each day and loved that part of the experience.
The service was excellent. The rooms were quiet, elevators quick, and breakfast well done with doors open to the outside patio.

Room Tip: No issues with sound even though our room was close to the elevator.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

Just stayed at this hotel and had an awesome experience! This is the place to stay if you want excellent service and the best southern hospitality! Loved every minute of my stay and especially thank Chris, Brooke and Lynn for their exceptional service! Simply the best!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Linda M
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Toronto, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2012

Rooms are tasteful although not large. Certainly the smallest king bed i have ever seen. Pool area is small without charm.

Lobby is attractive and the staff were friendly and helpful, the proactive navigator (concierge) was appreciated.

We were put on the side with the better view on the 4th floor, well I can't imagine the lesser view as we overlooked a rooftop and parking . The best part is the location close to everything including the visitor center, carriage rides and restaurants

Room Tip: Ensure your king bed is really a king.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2012

We only had one night to stay in Charleston and I am glad we chose the Renaissance. It was very clean, comfortable and quiet. The staff was so friendly and accommodating. We arrived much earlier than expected and were able to get an early check in. The location is convenient to walking to many shops and restaurants. We decided to use the self park rather than valet because we like to come and go during our stay. The self park was conveniently right across the street. This hotel was lovely, we will definitely come back for a longer stay. Tip: Look for the yummy lemonade in the lobby near the bar!

Room Tip: We stayed on the 2nd floor and our view was of the building right next door. I would recommend aski...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sevierville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2012

Amazing Location! We booked the room on price line and were offered free upgrades when we arrived. They put us on the third floor, which is the only floor with outdoor balconies. These are no regular hotel balconies! There were 6 x 6 stone terraces. We were a block away from King Street and a few more blocks to East Bay. They have an incredibly convenient parking garage. So convenient that we didn't use our car but once during our entire three day stay. 15 minutes from Folly Beach and the staff was incredible.

The only problem we had was finding the place. It seems like it would stand out but because the hotel is only six stories and is quite nestled between other buildings of similar size, but it doesn't. If you are looking for it...it's a yellow building!

Great time would DEFINITELY go back!

Room Tip: Third floor has balconies and the best access to the roof pool/fitness center.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel
Address: 68 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401-1430
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#16 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#30 Business Hotel in Charleston
#32 Family Hotel in Charleston
#34 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 166
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With boutique elegance and a picture-perfect location, the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel places the very best of the city right at your fingertips. Our hotel fuses old-fashioned Southern sophistication with a very contemporary sense of convenience, ensuring that your stay with us is as relaxing as it is captivating. All of our rooms and suites boast marble bathrooms, decadently comfortable bedding, and well-lit workspaces. High-speed Internet access keeps you connected and productive at all times. Barony Tavern restaurant has opened and showcases distinctive American cuisine, with influences from throughout the South. Events shine in the Charleston Ballroom, the largest of our stylish venues. And of course, the city's vibrant downtown area is just steps away. You really can have it all here at the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel. ... more   less 
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