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Review of Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown

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Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown
Ranked #39 of 60 Hotels in Charleston
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Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic hotel stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

Came to a home and garden tour in Charleston and stayed at this Holiday Inn and had a great stay. The room was beautiful, we had a great balcony patio and the room was very clean. The people were all very nice. All the valets were friendly and Brendan at the front desk was very helpful and gave us some great advice and recommendations. You can walk to town easily and there are great restaurants near the hotel. And even though they have a restaurant they still offer free coffee in the lobby. I almost always stay at Holiday inns when I travel and this is one of my favorites, it reminds me of an Indigo.

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  • Stayed April 2014, 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 KimberlyHile
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Dave N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review following your recent visit.
I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Thanks.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Gloversville, New York
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163 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

We stayed here one nite recently. It's a brand new hotel and is nice but we were disappointed to see that the neighborhood wasn't better. We were hoping to walk to our dinner restaurant but didn't feel comfortable so we took a cab. If this hotel were several blocks further south, it would be great. We had a drink in the bar which was nice. At 5:30 am, the fire alarm went off. The manager gave all the guests a free breakfast to compensate, which was a nice touch. It seems to be a well- run hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Polly H
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Dave N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Many thanks for leaving a review following your recent stay.
The hotel is located in an area of Downtown which is experiencing significant redevolopement and I assure you it is certainly safe.
Upper King is only one block away, where some of the city's finest restaurants can be found.
On any future visit to Charleston I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back.
Kind regards.
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Saluda, NC
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153 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014

This Holiday Inn is overpriced for it's poor location on Meeting Street and renovations that already have quality problems. The staff, valet and bellmen are the only 4 star quality in this IHG holiday inn. It's location is a long walk to the main sights in the historic district and you do not want to walk at night in this area. Parking garages in this area have full time security on duty at night for good reasons. Balcony rooms overlook a parking lot with nighttime 1000 watt Halogen lights. The rooms are clean with good beds and the bathroom is modernized yet average. Towels are basic and not on the plush size. Pillows are horrible so bring yours from home. Locks on our sliding door to balcony was bad.

Room Tip: Don't pay for a Balcony poor view room.
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Green Features: They had plenty of Hot water and a shower that put out lots of water which it what it should do when you are paying these prices.
  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank OrdinarymanSaluda_NC
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Dave N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown, responded to this review, April 5, 2014
I would like to thank you for your review.
I am disapointed to read your comments regarding the area as currently there are significant new properties being developed. Beside us a third luxury apartment complex and on the corner of Upper King Street an $80 million new hotel with mixed use retail facilities.
While not in the heart of the Historic District our location is ideal to explore the newly revitalised stretch of Upper King which is a one mile walk to the market.
As the area continues its transformation I hope we may have the pleasure of welcoming you back.
Kind regards.
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Princeton, New Jersey
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014

My stay here was good, it is a new hotel, price is too high, not really in historic district as they claim. Free trolley does not stop near the hotel due to construction, I had to walk to the welcome center to access it, 5 mins walk but the walking area felt unsafe.
If someone has a car then it is a good place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bbridge23
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Dave N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown, responded to this review, April 5, 2014
We recently celebrated our first year of being in business.
Since that time there are so many new developements being made in the area and we are glad to be involved.
I am pleased you liked the hotel and I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back.
Thanks.
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Fresno, California
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

On the edge of downtown and the nearest trolley is few blocks away. Not bad at all-- Pretty much walking distance everywhere. The only downside was that there was a lot of construction going on around us.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dollywall
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Dave N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown, responded to this review, April 5, 2014
Thanks for your positive comments following your recent stay.
We are all glad you liked the hotel.
Kind regards.
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Plattsburgh, New York
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73 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

The hotel was clean, but not conveniently located. We walked to one restaurant. The area is improving, but was a bit concerned about walking around.
Staff was extremely helpful and pleasant. Ate breakfast there and that was good.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Betty L
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Dave N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown, responded to this review, April 5, 2014
Thanks for sharing your thoughts following your visit.
I'm pleased you enjoyed the hotel and liked breakfast.
Being located a city block from Upper King we are located within a short walk to many of Charleston's newest restaurants and bars.
We're seeing changes practically every week.
When next in Charleston I hope we can welcome you back.
Kind regards.
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Winthrop, Maine
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

As a Gold Member for Holiday Inn I would have to say this was one of the best we had stayed in. Yes, it is on the outskirts of the Historic District but it is easy access to everything. There is a trolley that does come a round often but we chose to walk to actually everything. The market is only about a 15 minute walk away and honestly walking is the best part so you can see everything. The front desk staff and bellhops were fantastic. They were very accommodating. We actually checked out a day early because of all of the rain and they suggested we do a little more sight seeing and have lunch before heading back home, well we actually had so much fun that day we checked back in with no problems and they front desk and bellhops had a kick out of that. As for the restaurant and bar area it was just ok, there are so many other restaurants and bars in the area that I would go out instead. Overall if (when) we had back we will absolutely stay there again. Like previous reviews people have said it was not the best area but when talking with the front desk they are in the process of revitalizing that area. I would honestly give it a chance...Im glad we did. What a great couple days we had there and thanks to the staff for all of the great recommendations..

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Helpful?
1 Thank tylerbear1110
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Dave N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown, responded to this review, April 5, 2014
On opening, I would like to thank you for your loyalty to IHG and membership of IHG Rewards. We value all of our guest's but sincerely do everything within our power to recognise our Elite members.
Your comments regarding your stay and hotel are greatly appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back on any future trip to Charleston.
Thank again.
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Property: Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown
Address: 425 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403-5526
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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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 60 Hotels in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown 3.5*
Number of rooms: 120
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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