We had the pleasure of staying in this hotel for two nights (Sunday and Monday) in late August. We have noting but good to say about the hotel and the staff.
The location of the hotel is very convenient to the historic district, being just a few minutes walk to Market Street (and the very nice city market) and then on to Broad and into the South of Broad area. It is also a very short walk to the hopping area of King Street which has many good places to eat, drink and shop (best Gelato in USA has to be at Paolo's on St John street between Meeting and King).
The hotel is very new, just recently remodeled and re-branded as a Courtyard. The lobby area is very pleasant with a nice Bistro area for light meals, coffee, and has a small bar. There is a nice outdoor heated pool and a small workout room with good machines. The rooms are very contemporary in design with great beds and a good sized bathroom. Everything worked and all was well maintained and very clean. There is self parking provided in a covered or open lot.
Now if this was all there was to describe about the hotel it would still be top rated. However the real gems of this hotel are the great concierge Kevin McQuade and his assistant Elizabeth. Kevin spent a great deal of time with us detailing what we should see and do in our limited time to get the most out of it. He also recommended places for lunch and dinner and made reservations for us at each of them (they were all excellent). Before he suggested anything though he spent a good deal of time sort of feeling us out as to what we liked and what we hoped to get out of our visit. On top of all that he even took us on a personal night time walk through the historic district – what a way to see that area in a whole new perspective. The daytime walking tour he recommended was excellent as well.
In short, this is a good hotel and Kevin and Elizabeth make it great. If you choose to stay here be sure to make use of their services and your visit to Charleston will be much improved.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Historic District hotel in downtown Charleston is just steps from King Street boutique shopping, SPAWAR, Boeing and the Charleston Joint Base. It also boasts the largest Marriott Meeting space in the Historic District and offers flexible event space perfect for anything from board meetings to black-tie affairs. Our downtown Charleston hotel's exciting location makes anytime the perfect time to visit this charming Southern jewel. Conveniently located near I-26 and I-526, this Charleston hotel's historic downtown location offers breathtaking cityscapes and attractions that sparkle all year long. From sun-dappled water views of the Battery and beaches to the historic homes and gardens, visitors fall in love with all this Southern city has to offer. Tempt your palate with low-country cuisine, marvel at the city's unique culture, arts and recreation. Charleston is a distinctive destination and our Charleston downtown hotel boasts a fantastic location for business and leisure ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard By Marriott Charleston Historic District Hotel Charleston
- Holiday Inn Charleston
- Charleston Holiday Inn