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Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown - Ashley River
Ranked #46 of 61 Hotels in Charleston
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2 reviews
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“Excellent staff”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Had a great stay but would like to add how helpful and friendly Carolyn, Mike and Robin were to me. It made my visit even more enjoyable and comfortable. Please convey a special thank you to them.
As nice as this Holiday Inn is, I was under the impression that it was located DOWNTOWN. So for dinner we had to go to the Marriott located behind you since your hotel does not provide for this. Driving into downtown Charleston was a bad option considering I was not familiar with the downtown area and it was uncomfortable doing so.
However there is a trolley service to downtown located a few blocks away.
My thanks to the entire staff.

Gayle

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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ChasHIE-GM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown - Ashley River, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Thank you for your recognition of our great breakfast staff! Located just a few minutes’ drive from the Historic District, our Front Desk staff is always happy to provide you some directions or the schedule for the free local trolley which picks up nearby the hotel.
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

I guess this was downtown if you had a helicopter. Talked to a woman from Toronto who also was confused by the name. The lady said, that although she was in Charleston with all the good seafood, she had to eat at the golden arches. Wendy's across the street, but no one wanted to risk crossing the highway. Rooms were very small, we were put into a handicapped room, the king bed turned out to be a queen (sex change)? The garbage pens below us presented quite a view from the balcony. The balcony? Looks like it has been about 10 years since anyone washed the sliding door. The glass appeared frosted. The hotel sits on a very busy highway, and the hotel is very hard to get to. Breakfast was good though. We had originally booked three nights, but canceled after just one. Parking is inadequate. Don't arrive at 1630. It is a cluster parade with one idiot parked three hours in the overhead instead of checking in and moving to a parking space a block away. Highly overpriced for what you get. AC unit filthy...too many dogs in the elevators.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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ChasHIE-GM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown - Ashley River, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We apologize you were not able to meet your expectations. While located in Downtown Charleston along the Crosstown, we are not in the Historic District. I’m very sorry that our Front Desk was not able to recommend a great local restaurant nearby to fit your needs.
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

Went on a trip there recently with a group of friends and we all had such a good stay there. The hotel was very clean, the beds were extremely comfortable and the breakfast was great in the morning. What else can you ask for. Everyone at the hotel couldn't have been nicer, especially Al Fonso who made sure everyone was taken care of in the evenings when he was there!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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ChasHIE-GM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown - Ashley River, responded to this review, October 6, 2013
Most friendly guest ever! You are so great to recognize our staff and Alfonso! We so appreciate your business and your review!
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Aurora, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

This hotel was convenient to the places we wanted to see in historic Charleston. The staff was most accommodating. Breakfast was a treat thanks to the great hot breakfast served by Robin and Corolyn. Like new hotel as it was completely renovated this year. We will be back!
Carl &Sandy

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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ChasHIE-GM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown - Ashley River, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Thank you Carl & Sandy for your wonderful comments! Our staff is so happy to help and thank you for recognizing Robin and Carolyn!
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

I had some work at MUSC and this hotel is truly at a walking distance from the campus, plus it has all the amenities that one needs on a business trip.
This was a great value for money as compared to the other hotels in the area.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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ChasHIE-GM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown - Ashley River, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
It’s wonderful to get such a great review from a Senior Contributor! We are excited to offer our guests a great value for business or pleasure when visiting Charleston and MUSC.
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

This was the first stay at this Holiday Inn Express since they renovated when they were Best Western. The hotel looks great with everything being new and fresh. The carpet was beautiful. The breakfast was great with a variety of items. The bed was awesome...so good that I had to ask the brand of the mattress! The best thing about the experience, however, was the staff. What a great example of a wonderful customer experience. Anthony and Liza met us with a warm, friendly smile during our check-in. Anthony was so nice and sincere in making sure we had everything we needed. His attitude was genuine, which is something you don't find everyday. He deserves a raise and/or bonus for his professional and sincere attitude. We also spoke with Rebecca, General Manager, on our day of departure and she had the same great attitude and welcomed our feedback in the areas we discussed. Way to go Holiday Inn Express for hiring such valuable employees! You will definitely get my return business. I would highly recommend this great hotel!!

  • Stayed August 2013
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ChasHIE-GM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown - Ashley River, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay! It was such a pleasure to meet you and we look forward to your return!
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

We throughly enjoyed our vacation. The entire staff was great. The breakfast was wonderful daily. We were up everyday @ 5:30am and it would be ready @ 6:00 am. CAROLYN, ELAINE, MIKE AND ROBIN MADE SURE OF THAT!!! The housekeepers Shakia and Shonnekia were always helpful and friendly. We became members of IHG Rewards Program. We enjoyed the fitness room. We would recommed this hotel to everyone know. Thank You!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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ChasHIE-GM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown - Ashley River, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
You are so wonderful to give our staff such a glowing review! They work hard every day welcoming guests into their "home". I can't wait for you to enjoy all the great benefits that come with joining IHG Rewards as well. Come back soon!
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown - Ashley River
Address: 250 Spring St, Lockwood Drive, Charleston, SC 29403-5102
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 Family Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown - Ashley River 3*
Number of rooms: 153
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown - Ashley River.We are perfectly located adjacent to the Medical University of South Carolina and in close proximity to Charleston's Historic District. This new Holiday Inn Express features views of the Ashley River, a beautiful outdoor pool, Express Start hot breakfast and free high-speed wireless Internet. We are also just down the street from Brittlebank Park with its state-of-the-art playground and fishing pier and within walking distance to Joe Riley Baseball Field, home of the Charleston Riverdogs. Plus, we are convenient to the Charleston area's many historic plantations, golf courses, and pristine beaches. ... more   less 
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