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“Courtyard by Marriott in the Charleston historic district”

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Courtyard Charleston Historic District
Ranked #24 of 61 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Westerville, Ohio
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211 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“Courtyard by Marriott in the Charleston historic district”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

After spending 2 nights out in the Charleston suburbs – closer to the Plantations – we decided to spend 1 night in Charleston’s historic district at the Courtyard by Marriott. This hotel is ideally located and is an easy walk to the Main Visitor’s Center and to many of the sites within the historic district. The hotel was extremely clean and comfortable and was very quiet. Parking is an extra $15 per night in a garage/parking deck adjacent to the hotel with full in and out privileges. The rooms were spacious and the beds were very comfortable. In addition to charging for parking, hotels in the historic district also do not provide the free breakfasts that are common in so many other hotels. However, there is an on-site coffee shop (café) that had a nice variety of reasonably priced breakfast items.

Due to its proximity to the historic area and the comfort of our room, I’d return here for another visit and would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to be near the historic district.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Jim H
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GHoskins, Front Office Manager at Courtyard Charleston Historic District, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Dear Jim H,

Thank you for your feedback and for being a Senior Contributor on TripAdvisor.

We appreciate you sharing such a detailed review with us as it will help educate our future guests. Our location is centrally located so that you can walk to anything you would ever want to see in the Historic District. Parking is extremely limited in the downtown area, but we are one of a few hotels that offer on-site parking for a daily fee of $18. The ability to come and go as you please makes it very easy for our guests to head out to the beach, plantations, or other local areas without having to be constantly paying to do so.

Thank you for recommending our hotel and we hope you will return soon!

Sincerely,
Grant Hoskins
Assistant General Manager
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Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

Highly recommended. This is the friendliest hotel I have ever stayed in, short of a B&B. Receptionists were very friendly and always helpful. The restaurant manager and the chef came around to check on how our lunch was. The location is very good, walking distance to the Battery park. Be sure to utilize concierge superb Kevin McQuade who is quick with the restaurant and walking tour reservations and has a library of his private tips for getting the most of your sightseeing time. Wonderful experience, sorry I had to leave.

Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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2 Thank World H
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GHoskins, Front Office Manager at Courtyard Charleston Historic District, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Dear World H,

Thank you for your feedback and for being a Senior Contributor on TripAdvisor.

I am so glad that you found our staff to be so friendly and attentive during your stay. Our team takes great pride in the service they offer and will be so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Katherine Shidler & Justin Morris, our F&B Manager and F&B Director, do an incredible job of connecting with our guests in our Bistro restaurant and your review shows how important this personal touch is.

We hope you will not wait too long to come back and see us again and thank you for your business.

Sincerely,
Grant Hoskins
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

Stayed at Marriott for my daughter to tour College of Charleston. Convenient location to C of C and to historic and shopping district. However, when we stepped off elevator onto 3rd floor, we immediately noticed a musty smell. Our room's odor was worse...mildewed tennis shoe smell. Should have complained to staff, but we were in a hurray to make our dinner reservation and assumed the AC would lesson the odor. My wife hung her clothes in the room closet, and the next day my daughter complained about the odor in my wife's clothes. Again, great location with convenient parking, but would not stay there again unless the odor was gone. Jim B.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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GHoskins, Front Office Manager at Courtyard Charleston Historic District, responded to this review, 11 April 2014
Dear JimB310106,

Thank you for your feedback and for staying with us on your short trip from Columbia.

I apologize for the odor you experienced during your stay and the discomfort it created. Our housekeeping staff has checked our 3rd floor extensively to ensure it is smelling fresh and that all of our exhaust systems are providing fresh air to our rooms. Please do not hesitate to let our staff know about any issues you may have in your room upon you arrival, so that we can make sure you have the most comfortable stay possible. I hope your daughter will choose the College of Charleston to pursue her bachelors degree and that you will give us the opportunity to show you the experience we do offer our guests in the near future.

Thank you for your business!

Sincerely,
Grant Hoskins
Assistant General Manager
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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Stayed two nights at this property and had a wonderful experience. The staff was friendly, and the hotel was clean and centrally located. I travel extensively and love to pre-plan everything, but after reading amazing reviews of Kevin, the concierge, I was looking forward to leaving everything to him. Kevin planned a fabulous vacation for my husband and I. We thoroughly enjoyed all of his suggestions. Because of him, we had a terrific, memorable time! The property should feel lucky to have such an enthusiastic, personable, wonderful employee. Thanks again, Kevin!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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GHoskins, Front Office Manager at Courtyard Charleston Historic District, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Dear Cheryl G,

Thank you for your feedback and for staying with us on your trip down from Massachusetts.

We are very happy to hear that you had such a wonderful stay with us here in Charleston. Our service, cleanliness, and location all seemed to have exceeded your expectations. Leaving the entire planning exercise to Kevin is always a great idea and really pays off for our guests time and time again. Some guests are hesitant to leave such an important aspect of their trip to our concierge team, but the guests that do always come away saying that it was the most memorable experience they could have had.

We hope to see you back in Charleston again soon!

Sincerely,
Grant Hoskins
Assistant General Manager
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Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

During our six day stay, we received superb service from all, particularly Muriel, the bellhop, as well as the concierges, Kevin and Andrea. Everything from Kevin's private nighttime tour, to their recommendations for restaurants, beaches, and tours were spot on. Their attention to detail with special maps, directions, and menu suggestions were so helpful. We had a truly memorable Charleston experience thanks to them!!

Stayed April 2014
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2 Thank Meghan C
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GHoskins, Front Office Manager at Courtyard Charleston Historic District, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Dear TripAdvisor Member,

Thank you for your feedback and for staying with us here in Charleston.

Meril, Andrea, & Kevin all specialize in giving incredible service to our guests and we will definitely make sure they are recognized for their service to you. Meril has been a bellman with us for a number of years and is always there to greet our guests with a huge smile and a warm welcome. His presence in our lobby and valet areas gives our guests a glowing first impression of our hotel and something our guests continually comment about.

Thank you for your business and for staying with us!

Sincerely,
Grant Hoskins
Assistant General Manager
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed two nights with two teens. Concierge service was amazing! Historic walking tour, ghost tour, plantations and Fort Sumper. Great service, large rooms, breakfast and happy hour. Great location, easy to walk everywhere to shop and eat. Hotel even had a front porch with rocking chairs. Would be fun girls trip.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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2 Thank Kate B
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GHoskins, Front Office Manager at Courtyard Charleston Historic District, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Dear Kate B,

Thank you for your feedback and for staying with us on your trip from Chicago.

It sounds like you were able to enjoy quite a few of the amenities available to our guests and were able to see some of the key attractions in Charleston thanks to our concierge team. The rocking chairs on our front porch are a wonderful place to enjoy an afternoon beverage or just relax at anytime of the day. They really do offer a front seat to the landscape of downtown Charleston while within the comfort of our hotel.

We hope you will join us for your next girls trip!

Sincerely,
Grant Hoskins
Assistant General Manager
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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117 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2014

Hospitality comes first here. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The doorman was very helpful. Housekeeping kept everything spotless. The concierge and the front desk continually wanted to know what they could do to enhance our stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank SueGtoo
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GHoskins, Front Office Manager at Courtyard Charleston Historic District, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Dear SueGtoo,

Thank you for your feedback and for being a Top Contributor on TripAdvisor.

Location is key for any hotel, but service is what can set you apart. It sounds like you were able to experience the top level service we strive to offer at our hotel on a daily basis. We will definitely be sharing your review with our staff, so that they continue to understand just how much of an impact they have on our guests.

Sincerely,
Grant Hoskins
Assistant General Manager
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Property: Courtyard Charleston Historic District
Address: 125 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401-3511
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Charleston
#19 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#27 Business Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Charleston Historic District 3*
Number of rooms: 176
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Historic District hotel in downtown Charleston is just steps from King Street boutique shopping, SPAWAR, Boeing and the Charleston Joint Base. It also boasts the largest Marriott Meeting space in the Historic District and offers flexible event space perfect for anything from board meetings to black-tie affairs. Our downtown Charleston hotel's exciting location makes anytime the perfect time to visit this charming Southern jewel. Conveniently located near I-26 and I-526, this Charleston hotel's historic downtown location offers breathtaking cityscapes and attractions that sparkle all year long. From sun-dappled water views of the Battery and beaches to the historic homes and gardens, visitors fall in love with all this Southern city has to offer. Tempt your palate with low-country cuisine, marvel at the city's unique culture, arts and recreation. Charleston is a distinctive destination and our Charleston downtown hotel boasts a fantastic location for business and leisure ... more   less 
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