The stay began with some snafus, but with the help of Sandy at the front desk, disarray transformed into tranquility and a very good stay.
Issue number one was room entry. The green light illuminated but the door felt bolted. Turns out, with my first room, instead of doing what anyone would normally do - push the door handle down to open, this required pushing the hanlde up. This glitch is evidently known to exist for some rooms because I was quickly advised of the remedy. I'd strongly suggest that management remedy this inconvenience. But if they don't, some of you will save a trip back down to the lobby by simply pushing up, if down doesn't work.
Once I was able to enter, the conversation from the next room was very loud. As I was just getting over a cold, my tolerance for problems was low. I became the resident complainer to desk clerk Sandy who earned her stripes and kept her cool. I hope management appreciates her fine work.
She honored my request and found a replacement room. This time there were no issues with sound, which leads me to conclude that the noise problems were with isolated ultra noisy guests next to my initial room, rather than with the hotel itself.
Room number two was great, although after dinner at Clark's (walking distance, right across the street and very good) I couldn't re-enter the room. This time it wasn't a question of up or down. Rather, placing the room key in my wallet next to credit cards discombobulated the magnetic stripe. Once it was reprogrammed, a sound sleep on a very comfortable bed soon followed.
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- Welcome to Santee South Carolina Golfers Paradise! Surrounded by history and beauty, the Holiday Inn Hotel Santee, provides you with Southern charm in a contemporary facility, conveniently located in the heart of Santee Cooper Country, off I-95, half way between Miami & New York, and: Charleston - 67 Mi Columbia - 59 Mi Florence - 69 Mi Hilton Head - 119 Mi Savannah GA - 109 Mi When staying at the Holiday Inn Santee you can enjoy year-round fishing at Lake Marion, home of the landlocked stripe bass, as well as, excellent hunting in the prime fields and woodlands. A paradise to both the Corporate and Leisure traveler, the hotel offers 84 spacious rooms designed to make your stay comfortable and productive. Our state of the art guestrooms are designed to meet the needs of the high-tech traveler, offering complimentary high-speed Internet access, 27 LCD flat screen televisions workstations, and more. Join us for cocktails in our lounge and dine in Kem s Cafe, featuring American comfort foods. During your stay, take time to relax in our indoor pool, the fitness and business center. We specialize in corporate meetings, weddings, banquets or any special event. Our meeting rooms are equipped with wireless and Ethernet Internet access. Our excellent staff and service will keep you coming back so come and discover the newest treasure of the Low Country! Pet Friendly-$20 Fee per day per pet 25 lbs. ... more less
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