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“NOTHIN WRONG with the PLACE”
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Southern Lodge
Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Orangeburg
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“NOTHIN WRONG with the PLACE”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Well organized, room 116 has new carpet and was very clean. even a basket with toothbrush and stuff. Funny how being number one of 16 in Orangeburg will fill up a parking lot with plenty of empty spot at other local hotels. It is obvious these folks are working to stay #1. Heres my two little things--- no Kleenex box in room and only one coffee packet for two people. Room is basic but has a sofa, refrigerator and microwave. NO PETs allowed in the hotel with is big with me. Breakast items mostly in plastic bags which I don't mind. No fresh make your own waffles though. But they do have boiled eggs----- message here is they are trying darn hard to do the right thing by the guest. I would stay here again although, I would like the price to be ten bucks less.

Room Tip: we used a coupon book and asked for a quiet room with king bed-- no problem--
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

The employess were great, both on the phone and in person. The girl at the front desk offered the chance to see the room before we checked in. We took that opportunity and found the room to be clean and comfortable. She and the girl working at check-out were so very pleasant and helpful. Breakfast was typical but fresh and plentiful. We now have a good option for our overnight stays on our way to Florida.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

I was hesitant when I first arrived, but the staff was friendly, the room was nice with fridge and microwave, and clean.

Breakfast was self serve buffet. Staff was very friendly and helpful. What more would your want?

Price was great and included breakfast. Would stay again!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

We arrived around midnight...in an RV...and all of the name brand hotels were full. We initially thought we were "settling" for the Southern Lodge. This couldn't be farther from the truth. In my experience, the Southern Lodge is superior to these other hotels. First, there's actually room to park an RV..which many of the hotels don't have. Second, the price..we paid 49.95 for a room! Third, the staff is wonderful! They are very nice and organized and they provide a very good breakfast buffet..definitely more than the standard hotel fare. This is included in the price!

Lastly, the rooms. They are clean and comfortable. The beds are comfortable..nice firm mattress. Nice TV. Very nice amenities..again above and beyond the "normal"..even individual razors, a mini fridge, and a microwave.

The Southern Lodge was a pleasant surprise.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Not the best looking place from the outside, but, if my very picky wife agreed to stay, it met all of her needs. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were nice enough to meet our needs for the night. I have nothing bad to say about this place at all.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

After a long night of driving we decided to stop in Orangeburg, thinking it would easy to find a hotel. Well we're went to all the chain hotels and they were completely booked! We drove up to Southern Lodge and were a little skeptical but I noticed it was rated #1 on trip advisor so we thought we'd give it a try. The night clerk was very friendly and she let us look at the room before we decided to book. After the inspection we decided to stay there. It was very clean and quiet. The only complaint we have it that our room had a slight smell to it. My husband checked us out the next day and commented on how friendly the staff was. The only gave us free Southern Lodge plastic cups, pens, and a coupon for our next stay.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

I have stayed here many times when I have business in Orangeburg. The rooms were very clean and the hotel staff was very friendly. I like the fact that they open the front office doors for guests upon their arrival and departure. I would definitely recommend this hotel is you are looking for value.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Mario C
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Additional Information about Southern Lodge

Property: Southern Lodge
Address: 3616 Saint Matthews Rd, Highway 601, Orangeburg, SC 29118-8214
Location: United States > South Carolina > Orangeburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Orangeburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Southern Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Celebrate Small Town America with a pause for the quiet life at an affordable Orangeburg SC hotel near a great restaurant. Savor the simple life, plus ground level rooms, at Southern Lodge amid country air, fertile soil, abundant wildlife & the world famous Edisto Gardens' 165-acre rose park. Leisure at the Orangeburg hotel-motel is as it should be: clean, simple, worry free... easily-a-bargain-packed-value, plus friendly service at the family-friendly Southern Lodge, a mellow, easy in/out I-26 hotel. ... more   less 
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Southern Hotel Orangeburg

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