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Charleston Marriott
Ranked #36 of 60 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Columbia, South Carolina
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77 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“very nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Major renovation was done since last time I was here, granted location is not prime but there is a shuttle for going downtown, you are within 5-10 minutes of James Island and the hotel is right on the Ashley RIver, right by the Charleston Riverdogs stadium and you can walk to the Citadel and good for anybody who has a family member at MUSC. They are in the process of doing a major renovation to the swimming pool. I like what they have done to the bathrooms, taking out tubs and replacing with full showers and 2 showerheads. The conference rooms are in a different area, so you won't get noise from parties and to get free wi-fi go into the business center, where you can also print boarding passes.

Room Tip: corner room in the back where view of Ravenel bridge, river view and the Citadel.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank C M
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

The staff here is really great. The rooms not so much. Got this on a hotwire "deal" that wasn't that far off from the normal travel site price. If i'd paid anymore than $125/night I would have been upset. It appears to be an older hotel that was recently renovated. Their was MOLD in the bathroom in multiple spots and I had to be asked for my room to be revacuumed after arriving and finding what looked like saw dust basically everywhere. Rooms are a little smaller, bathrooms are TINY. You have to pay for wifi which I though was pretty tacky for "4 star" hotel. This place is more like a 4 star lobby with 3 star rooms. Lots of conferences and business travelers keep the parking lots full. Room was pretty quiet. No continental breakfast either. The location really isn't that bad. Quick access in and out of the city which is something the actual downtown hotels can't offer. But you it is about a 2.5 mile drive to get to the real downtown. I was their 6 days and saw the same front desk people every day! That's a little ridiculous to be working them that much. Hire some more people already and fire your housekeeping manager.

Room Tip: Higher floors facing west have the best views
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lillington, North Carolina, United States
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67 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here during my wides conference for a week. Not close to anything except a baseball park which we enjoyed. Had to take triply everywhere. Pool was not heated and rooms were ok. Nothing to write home about. I think its mostly used for conferences.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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1 Thank Keith F
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South Mills, North Carolina
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

The hotel itself was so so, bed was comfy, shower was clean but.... Nothing 4here star about it. Wifi not free and no free breakfast either, Difficult location, nothing around, toofar outside of downtown, "the hood" is about a block away, hotwire says its within downtown but it is actually more than 2 andu 1/2 miles away and across a major highway. If you are going to the Cidadel its great becuase its right next door, oh and if you need a cop... thats next door too.

Hotwire refused to move us... wont be usimg them again for a while.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Denise R
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Fort Myers, Florida
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

Stayed at this hotel because hotels downtown were sold out and way overpriced. Was pleasantly surprised!!! The staff was extremely helpful and courteous. The room was very nice and up to date. What I loved most was the rooftop lounge and the beautiful courtyard. After spending a busy day site seeing and shopping it was a pleasure to come back to the hotel and enjoy a drink at the rooftop bar and relax near one of the fire pits.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Thank djr924
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

I rarely review hotels, but this one really deserves it. I have never had such caring service. From last minute reservation changes to jumping my battery dead car, they were understanding and completely helpful. I have been to Charleston many times before and while people are, in general, very helpful and friendly, this exceeded that baseline. I have also stayed at Marriott's all over the world and this was the best! I would highly recommend this hotel even though it is not directly downtown. Of note, it is only a 20-25 minute walk to downtown. I'm not sure I would have given it a chance if my conference had not been based their, but I'm so glad I did!

Room Tip: Not sure. I was given a great king sized bed on the 2nd floor. Loved it.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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Thank danidef
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Goshen, IN
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

Recent business trip to Charleston. Spent 2 nights at the Chareston Marriott. Beautiful hotel, very clean rooms, professional staff - helpful with directions/shuttle. Beautiful courtyard to sit and read.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kathy M
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Additional Information about Charleston Marriott

Property: Charleston Marriott
Address: 170 Lockwood Blvd, Charleston, SC 29403-5123
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 ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#35 Business Hotel in Charleston
#35 Family Hotel in Charleston
#37 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Charleston Marriott 3.5*
Number of rooms: 350
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience true southern hospitality and innovation at its finest at the Charleston Marriott. Our location overlooking the Ashley River offers easy access to beautiful downtown Charleston, SC. Recently redesigned modern guestrooms welcome you with stylish furnishings and plenty of space to relax, work or enjoy all that our beautiful city has to offer. Luxurious hotel amenities include high-speed wireless internet, shuttle service, state of the art business and fitness centers. Savor delicious favorites at our signature on-site restaurant, Saffire. Unwind enjoying the Ashley River sunset with a cocktail at one of the only roof top bars in Charleston, Aqua Terrace. If you're downtown planning a social event or wedding, take advantage of our hotel's 50,000 square feet of event space. If you're here simply to relax, enjoy your time by our spacious outdoor pool or courtyard area. Our hotel is the one spot where you can work & play, mix & mingle, and connect & relax. That's brilliant. That's the Charleston Marriott! ... more   less 
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