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Better place to stay outside of historic district.

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Better place to stay outside of historic district.

Planning a trip in June. We would like to stay out of the historic district for a less expensive hotel. Would holiday Inn Express in Mt. Pleasant be better to access historic district as well as other attractions, or should we stay at Town and Country Suites on Savannah hwy. We may only go into the historic district one day and go to beaches or plantations and Patriot Point other days. Any advice?

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1. Re: Better place to stay outside of historic district.

mt p is a nicer area than that part of svannah highway and it is closer to isle of palms

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2. Re: Better place to stay outside of historic district.

Town and Country Suites on Savannah Highway is closer to most plantations, and Folly Beach. It's six of one, half a dozen of the other - both are a short drive from the HD.

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3. Re: Better place to stay outside of historic district.

It really depends on what you want to do. Staying West of the Ashley puts you closer to the plantations out 61, Folly Beach, Johns Island, and you're close to the Avondale area of restaurants and bars. Mt Pleasant puts you closer to Sullivan's Island and Isle of Palms, Patriots Point, Shem Creek, Boone Hall Plantation, and other shopping areas. Both areas offer pretty easy access downtown. If staying in Mt Pleasant, you can take the water taxi downtown from Patriots Point to avoid driving downtown.

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4. Re: Better place to stay outside of historic district.

You could also stay at The Inn At Middleton Place. It is about 30 minutes from downtown but it is literally on Middleton Place and admission for 2 to Middleton Place is included daily in the room rate at the Inn...normally $43 per person per day.

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We stayed just down the road from Town and Country on the Savannah HWY at Comfort Suites. It was an easy 15 minute drive into the city of Charleston. We did this for 3 days without a problem. Then we stayed on Isle of Palms for 3 days, and did the stuff in the Mount Pleasant area, like Patriots Point. Nice to have 3 beach condo days, and 3 king size bed hotel days.

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However, since June is in the peak season, it will probably be difficult to get a condo for only a partial week. During peak summer season most homes and condos rent for 1 week time frames only.

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7. Re: Better place to stay outside of historic district.

If you are coming for a week, why not just rent a condo or villa at the beach? Probably save some money over a hotel and save some money by having breakfast in.

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8. Re: Better place to stay outside of historic district.

Another place to consider on Savannah Hiway is Best Western Sweetgrass Inn. A friend of mine was there for two weeks last month, said it was clean&quiet and an easy drive to town except during AM/PM commutes.

I picked her up there one afternoon, the building she was in is pretty far from the busy road. She said the other clientele were families and professionals.

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9. Re: Better place to stay outside of historic district.

I agree with Mike Stone, that Best Western - Sweetgrass BW, is very nice and has a fairly large swimming pool too.

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10. Re: Better place to stay outside of historic district.

where did you park your car in town? we will be doing the same thing and will need to park for 2 days while we do HD activites.