We were at this hotel for one night passing through Charleston. The hotel did not appear to be full so I am not sure why we were not given a room facing the river. My request for an upper floor was honored but we just had a drab view of the parking lot.
We were hungry when we checked in so the front desk suggested the California Dreaming restaurant at the end of the street. Fabulous food so if you are staying at the LQ, do check out California Dreaming.
The LQ is drab and in need of a refurbishing desperately!!! Carpeting is old and very dark which equates to being several years old and probably not easy to get sufficiently clean. The bed was ok for comfort but the furniture is old and outdated. The brand new flat screen TV seems quite out of place as it was the most modern thing in the room. The bathroom is very very small but kept relatively clean. No refrigerator or microwave in the room which seems odd cause I think most LQs have those.
Our biggest problem was the a/c. Not only did it NOT keep the room very cool for sleeping, but it was also very noisy. I had to wear ear plugs to get sleep. Once you are in your bed trying to get to sleep, you don't want to call down to ask for a different room, especially since we were there just one night. They should keep the a/c units maintained and know which units need servicing. The one in 405 was noisy and rattly and had I not had ear plugs I would not have been able to sleep at all. (Note to LQ: Get the a/c in 405 fixed ASAP!)
The breakfast was very average, nothing great although they did not have 2 waffle makers. But there was a line for each. I just tried to warm a bagel in the toaster. They had 2 double toasters but 1 on each was broken. So there was a line for the toaster too. (More broken equipment!) My husband went down to the fitness center but he came right back to the room cause he said he either could not figure out how to work the equipment or it was broken. Aggh!
Good thing we were only there one night. If we had planned to stay multiple nights I would have had to leave and go somewhere else. This is not typical of LQ standards so just know not to expect much at this location. For it being right on the Ashley River, it's an ideal location. Just a very substandard LQ. It was a great price for LQ but I feel I overpaid for what we got.
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