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Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel
Ranked #42 of 60 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
“Great location, average in all other areas.”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Yeah, it's a decent hotel. Nice restaurant, cozy bar, room service and easy access to downtown. But you are in a town FULL of great places to eat. The bar is cozy, but the prices were a little above average for a drink that gets served in a water glass. Downtown awaits you right outside the door. But that is what I discovered about every hotel there. Downtown is not that big,folks.
It is an average hotel with above average prices.

P.S. If anyone representing this hotel is reading this, ask the housekeeping staff to *quietly* close each room door as they are working. Letting the door bang against the bar lock at 8 am on a saturday is terribly disturbing.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the opposite side of the entrance. There are not that many floors and you can hear...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

I think the hotel is a little outside the traditional historic district. That being said, we had no problem with the location and could walk into the area we wanted to visit. There is a free bus to get around but not a "hop on, hop off" tour trolley. Staff is very accommodating. Especially liked the bell boys! They were very knowledgeable about the city and helpful. The hotel was not a huge convention hotel but more of a boutique size. Very comfortable feel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed at this hotel because it is a Marriott resort and we always find them clean and accommodating to us. Restaurant, lounge, concierge all top notch. Perfect location for first time Charleston visitors. Restaurants, tourist attractions all within walking distance. It was so hot in July and every day upon our return there was a huge fresh lemon water dispenser in the lobby waiting for us. Loved our stay at this establishment!

Room Tip: Ask for room with balcony. Very quaint!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Location and staff are fantastic. Easy access to King or meeting Streets. Room clean, but just average. Was on 6th floor and it was very noisy at night. I felt the $339 per night was overpriced for an average room and small bathroom.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Stayed for three days with my family while we toured the low country this summer. We would definitely come back and stay here again. The location was perfect for us. Although you pay for parking, you can come and go as you please. The breakfast at the hotel was well done and the staff in the restaurant were exceptional. The pool, although small, was comfortable and relaxing. The location was within easy walking distance to good restaurants and attractions. I recommend this hotel for couples, but families be advised the double beds ,may be a tad cramped for some.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2013

We stayed in July with our family of 4 (two adults kids 12 and 15). This hotel had a boutique feel but with more amenities. The lobby was welcoming and all the staff we encountered were professional and welcoming as well. Some reviews stated that this property was outdated. This hotel fit right in with with the charm of Charleston and did not feel like it was outdated. Rooms were good in size. We had a larger room with a Juliette balcony that easily accomodated a rollaway with plenty of room. Rooms and hotel area were clean. This hotel is right where you want to be for visiting Charleston. We did a private carriage tour and the company picked us up right at the hotel. You could walk anywhere in the city from this property. We ate the buffet breakfast each day and it was good. They do not have a concierge lounge but they give rewards members 2 voucher for continental breakfast. We traded them in toward a full breakfast. My husband and daughter used the pool one afternoon. The pool is very small. If we ever have the pleasure to visit Charleston again I would not hesitate to stay here again. On a side note we did the Boone plantation tour and the Gullah theatre at the plantation. What a moving experience.

Room Tip: Request larger room with Juliette balcony
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Tilghman, Maryland
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

The Renaissance is between King Street and Meeting Street, which are the two main streets in the historic district. We had to drive around a bit to find it as the street sign was missing on Meeting street. You will need to turn right at the fire station. Shopping is a block away on King. Carriage rides and market are two blocks up on Meeting street. There is a chocolatier on the street to the left when you leave the hotel that has coffee and croissants, but does not open til 8. The drinks in the bar are expensive, I recommend the Muse, which is across the street in a yellow building and has a lovely outside seating area. The room is quiet with two queen size beds. Nothing special, except that you get chocolates on your pillow which welcome your return to the room in the evening. They did provide written directions to a plantation house that they retrieved from a file, so I assume that they have many directions to area attractions.

Room Tip: Turn right at the fire station. Take the free shuttle city shuttle when possible.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel
Address: 68 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401-1430
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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:
#18 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):
Around every wrought-iron fence, narrow cobble stoned street, and moss-draped oak, there is something charmingly Southern to discover in Charleston, SC. When you step through the doors of the re-imagined Renaissance® Charleston Historic District Hotel, this unique Charleston paradigm unfolds. More than just a place to lay your head, our new guest rooms evoke a personal home-like space, furnished and decorated with a mix of modern and vintage pieces collected over time, and local finds one might discover on famous King Street. Stay energized with our fitness center and outdoor saltwater pool or our Navigator can help you discover nearby historic landmarks, shopping, dining and entertainment. One of the city's most renowned small event destinations, our locally inspired breaks and creative room set ups offer the perfect location for weddings and meetings designed for the senses. Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel is a place that never gets old, no matter how much history surrounds it. ... more   less 
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