The property opened at the end of April 2014. Some of the build issues are still present...
The staff was very friendly and helpful.
Parking is very limited!
Walking to the historic district is tricky due to the highway. The area is a bit doggy to the north of the hotel, to the south is the hospital.
Most of the rooms have a good view of the marina and mine had a partial water/bridge view. For a Hilton Garden in this is very upscale and better than many Hilton properties. Bedding, carpet and bathrooms all new. Adequate desk space to work, good WiFi everywhere. Great coffee maker. AC was slightly anemic.
Patio area near the bar is very nice except for the militant bird nest that was a protected species...everyone took that in good humor. The bar was made custom for the hotel and is oyster shells in an epoxy. The light above the buffet area is also custom and made from oyster shells...very nice.
The kitchen makes most food from scratch...and it is up to par with the Charleston area. Not fine dining but more than acceptable and better than most hotel food that depends on salt and fat for flavor.
I plan to stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on the picturesque Ashley Marina, by the banks of the Ashley River, the stylish Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront/Downtown hotel is in the heart of downtown Charleston, SC. Enjoy easy access to Charleston's Historic District, The Medical University of South Carolina, The Citadel, College of Charleston, South Carolina Aquarium, as well as Historic Plantations, shops, restaurants, and beaches. A complimentary shuttle service runs to and from the hotel to Charleston's Historic District, just 1.5 Miles away. Each comfortable guest room and suite features a Serta Suite Dreams(R) bed, and modern amenities including complimentary WiFi, an ergonomic desk, a 42-inch LCD TV, Keurig(R) coffee and tea maker, mini refrigerator and microwave. Start each day with a cooked-to-order breakfast in the Garden Grille & Bar, and grab a snack at any time from the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry(R). Work out in the complimentary 24 -hour fitness center and swim in the outdoor seasonal pool overlooking the water. Hold an event at this Charleston, SC hotel with three meeting spaces, on-site catering and a complimentary 24-hour business center. ... more less
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