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Holiday Inn Express Charleston
Ranked #33 of 60 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Long Beach, California
2 reviews
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“Great Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

Stayed for 4 nights. Large beautifully furnished room with micro, fridge & coffe maker.
Breakfast with lots of choices served free with room. Located on Old Savannah Hwy about 5 mi from downtown. Easy drive to Historic District and close to many plantations.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank CaseyG_11
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KellyFassett, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Thank you for the amazing comments about your recent stay. We agree with you, we are in a great location from the downtown area and to other attractions. Thank you for your recent stay with us, we hope you have another opportunity to visit us again.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Fletcher, North Carolina
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

The hotel room was clean and roomy. Located just off the highway which was great and has a traffic light to get out easy. The room heat and air unit was a little noisy. I would stay there again if traveling to Charleston because of location. It's a short drive to folly beach which is a small beach town. Plenty of places to eat around the hotel.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank kickinchickin
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KellyFassett, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time in Charleston by visiting downtown and to Folly Beach. We hope you have another opportunity to visit Charleston again. Thank you for staying with us.
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Seattle, WA
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

Pro:
Rooms are comfortable, modern, quiet and (at least during my stay) impeccably clean.

Breakfast menu changes slightly each day so you're not eating the same thing.

Staff were professional and polite.

You'll need to drive to downtown Charleston, but the West Ashley green belt is located right the hotel and makes for a pleasant walk/run/bike ride. The hotel is also about a 5-10 minute drive from the public indoor swimming pool which is a) always empty and b) costs only $4. Easy access to the airport.

Con:
I can think of no cons to this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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2 Thank doggone31
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KellyFassett, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
We are so pleased that you had "Great Stay" with us. Especially that you enjoyed everything about your stay from the service to the breakfast menu. Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Express. We hope you have another opportunity to visit Charleston again.
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

We stayed here the night before our cruise and loved it. The staff was so friendly and helpful. The shuttle took us to the port and picked us up when the cruise was over and brought us back to our car at the hotel. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Joni C
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KellyFassett, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Wooohooo! So happy that you enjoyed our Cruise and Stay Package. We want to make things easier for the guest with the transportation to and from the port. So we are so excited that it worked for you and your family. We hope you had a wonderful time on your cruise. Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Express!
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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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102 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

I have stayed at a lot of hotels in USA & abroad. & I like to have a workout. Especially when traveling because we eat out when we are out of town & I don't want to put on excess weight
So it was nice to see good machines( 2 treadmills, 1 elliptical and a stationary bike ) all in very good condition
They also have some weights
Fair breakfast, good coffee, nice staff
For $120 a night not a bad deal
They have a small store at front desk with 50 cent candy for $1.50 if you get hungry at night!

  • Stayed March 2014
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1 Thank John B
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KellyFassett, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience with us at the Holiday Inn Express Ashley River. I will forward these comments to the General Manager. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with them.
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San Diego
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170 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

I've stayed at Holiday Inn Express in a few different states and I honestly think they are the best bargain out there.

This hotel is just like the other Holiday Inn Express' I've stayed at:

Very clean!
Polite and professional staff.
Nice breakfast (included) that changes it's menu a little each day.
Super-comfortable beds with a choice of pillows. Quiet rooms :)

I stayed at this location because I didn't want to pay the super-high prices of hotels in downtown Charleston. This location is just across the Ashley River. What I did was take the bus - a 30 minute ride - that goes directly into downtown Charleston where all the attractions are. The bus fare in only 2 dollars or so and runs every hour. Also, parking in downtown Charleston can be a nightmare! This allowed me to leave the car at the hotel.

The bus stop is a 5 minute walk from the hotel. Staying at this hotel saved $100 per night over the downtown Charleston hotels.

Highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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1 Thank dhoag123
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KellyFassett, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Amazing comments about your recent stay with us. We are so happy to hear that you had a great time at our hotel. It sounds like you were able to see the sights as well while you were in Charleston. Thank you for the wonderful review and for choosing us while you were visiting Charleston.
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Greenwood, South Carolina
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74 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

Our room was nice but on the second day it was not vacuumed. And the bed was just "thrown together". The big pillows that we did not sleep on were not even replaced on the bed. Not a big concern but I have never seen a motel do this.
Seems everybody on this floor slams their door. It is very noisy. Seems to need something on the doors to help them close quieter.
Breakfast was adequate. Had a lot to choose from.
Not a bad place to stay. Would stay again.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Thank Margaret487
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KellyFassett, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Charleston, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Thank you for your feedback about your recent stay. I truly appreciate the comments about housekeeping, what you encountered during your stay is not normal at our hotel. I am truly sorry for the noise you also experienced from the other guest. We hope you will give us another opportunity while you stay in Charleston. Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Express.
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Charleston
Address: 1943 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407-6250
Phone Number:
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Charleston
#23 Family Hotel in Charleston
#27 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#31 Business Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Charleston 2.5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel Charleston is the perfect choice for value and convenience, located five miles from Historic Downtown Charleston and Charleston International Airport. At check-in, enjoy freshly baked cookies and icy lemonade. In addition, our friendly staff will assist in your plans to explore Charleston shopping, Charleston golf, Charleston area beaches, great local Charleston restaurants and many other Charleston attractions. For your convenience, tours are available with convenient pick up from our lobby. Our friendly staff will assist you with Charleston tour packages, directions and discount coupons. Charleston Annual Special Events & Festivals (within 5 miles of hotel) Southeastern Wildlife Expo (February) Charleston Food & Wine Festival (February) Festival of House & Gardens (March) Flower Town Festival (April) Cooper River Bridge Run (April) Charleston Cajun Festival (April) Family Circle Cup (Tennis April) Spoleto & Piccolo Spoleto Festival (May-June) ... more   less 
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