Three friends and I met in Charleston and got two rooms at the Charleston Place, and after our stay, we felt that this was a great historic hotel in a very good location in downtown Charleston. We were not very familiar with hotels in Charleston when we decided to go there, but we got a very good deal via Jetsetter and kind of rolled the dice hoping that the Charleston Place was situated well. We were not disappointed.
When we got there, the valet and concierge treated us very well, and the typical Southern hospitality was in full force. Even though we made two separate reservations for the two rooms, they were able to put us together next to each other on an upper floor. The rooms were rather large compared to what I expected, and you could tell this was a historic hotel that had been there for many years. At first, the patterns on the rugs and the halls were a bit dated, but then they grew on me and I looked at the colors as more of historic charm that outdated. (The Greenbrier in West Virginia comes to mind.) I can't remember anything in the rooms that belied the age of the hotel, especially with modern amenities like an iPod docking station and a flat screen TV. Each room was large enough to accommodate for five or six people sitting around, so it wasn't a cramped room.
The location is absolutely amazing and the main reason I would recommend Charleston Place. You're really in the heart of downtown Charleston within walking distance of any of the great restaurants. I think there's a big difference between staying at the Charleston Place. with its old-world charm, and just a regular Comfort Suites or Doubletree. The Charleston Place also takes up a full square city block and has a few entrances entrances on all sides. There are shops connected to the hotel as well. The on-site restaurants are rather expensive, but I would rate them separately from the actual hotel since they're actually stand-alone restaurants.
I don't really have that much negative to stay say about the Charleston Place, and felt it was a luxurious place with good turndown service and amenities. Overall, I think that the Charleston Place is a great basis from which to explore Charleston and all its offerings!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic Charleston’s premier hotel just steps from famous homes, museums and churches. World-class luxurious accommodations including European spa; rooftop pool; “The Club,” a private concierge level located on the top two floors; multiple award-winning restaurants; 20 exclusive boutiques and the legendary Belmond service, all in the heart of downtown. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Charleston Place By Orient-Express Hotel Charleston
- Place Hotel Charleston
- Charleston Place Hotel