We had to come to Charleston for 3 days and didn't want to spend a lot of money for a hotel, as we were not in for tourism, but for evaluations & meetings at MUSC. There are one or 2 closer hotels to that area, but La Quinta was actually the fastest trip, because after you get on the bridge, about 1/2 mi. from the hotel, you are in the MUSC complex in 3-5 minutes.
Mary at the hotel desk was extremely helpful and told us to call ahead to the hotel next trip to get the room and services we need. She couldn't have been nicer or more helpful.
The rooms are neat, clean and our room had 2 double beds, Marina view, and a desk sitting area so we could use the laptop and hook up to their free wifi. The desk had a work lamp with an outlet in its base for charging phones, etc., but the desk had a plate on the front with three more outlets for charging or hooking up the computer or other electronic items, and there's even an ethernet port as well.
The beds had "Bright Side" pillowtop mattresses which were comfortable. This is important to me, because I like a softer bed, and my wife's fine with a firmer bed. Some hotels beds are almost impossible for me to get a decent night's sleep, but I slept well in mine.
Since we were out early each morning, we really appreciated the "Bright Side Breakfast" in the area just off the lobby. We enjoyed cereal, hot or cold, juices, yogurts, donuts and there are two waffle makers and you can make your own as you like it.
If you are in town for touring, the LaQuinta has a shuttle to the historic area, so you can leave your vehicle in the parking lot. There are a number of cafes, restaurants, etc. within two miles of the LaQuinta, and they range from inexpensive to better quality, AND you can stay on this side of the Ashley River and stay out of downtown traffic if you so desire.
If you're planning a trip to Charleston and don't need a 4-star or 5-star accommodations, call the La Quinta and look into their hotel. It's just a few hundred yds. from the highway, so it's quiet at night for a good night's sleep.
Hope this helps you
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