I would not call their exact location "downtown". If you enjoy walking, it is a nice, safe walk to downtown in daytime hours, a 15 minute walk. Lots of sidewalks for the walk which is a plus. There is a free trolley service that serves Charleston and one of these stops is directly across the street from the hotel entrance, which is super for cold or rainy mornings when walking is not enjoyable. The employees here were wonderful. Always a warm smile and hello. Our room was nice and spacious. Two things I did not like: no microwave and a safe that does not work. We called the front desk to ask about the safe and the front desk clerk said, "Our safes are not working, but you are welcome to leave anything at the front desk." Ummm, no. Beds and pillows were comfortable, room was clean and the kids enjoyed the huge flat screen TV with cable since we don't have cable at home. There was a refrigerator in the room. Large bathroom with Bath and Body Works amenities. We ordered dinner one evening from the restaurant downstairs and the kids meals were very large. If you have a couple of kids, only order one. We ate breakfast here once and their grits were comparable to any other area restaurants. Fast, friendly service.
We probably would not return to this hotel on our next visit, but only because we would like to be closer to downtown. Everything else was very nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, a celebrated restaurant community and mannerly people; Charleston has been named Top U.S. City by Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards for the third year. This coastal destination remains one of the top destination cities in the world. Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown is proud to be a part of Historic Charleston blending contemporary luxury with traditional southern hospitality. Situated on Meeting and Woolfe Street; we are just one block from the Charleston Visitor's Center, minutes from attractions, boutique shops and restaurants located throughout downtown Charleston. Our location is within close proximity to other Charleston's historic sites, attractions, museums, sport venues, beaches and more; providing easy access to I-26 and US Highway 17. The Meeting Room Restaurant & Tapas Bar offers farm-to-table dining with a twist on tradition with American inspired entrees prepared with local ingredients offering something to suit every palette. Unwind in an atmosphere of relaxed elegance that allows friends and family to meet and enjoy great food, signature cocktails, wine and beer. After a long day workout in our fitness center, take a dip in our heated outdoor pool or bask in the warm Charleston sun. Stay cool and relax around our outdoor covered patio with overhead fans and living room style seating. Visit our business center and stay connected to electronic devices with free WIFI. ... more less
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