First of all we are normally very loyal to the Hampton Inn chain. This particular hotel is very clean and is in a great location for catching the free trolley. However a very negative situation would discourage us from returning. We asked the front desk to get us a cab to go to dinner in the historic district. When we came down we noticed the cab driver and the front desk clerk seemed acquainted. When we arrived at our dinner destination (a short distance) the cab driver charged us $11. We thought it was very high but paid him. We soon learned there is a $5 flat rate taxi fare within the Charleston Peninsula (with the exception of up to $1 per extra riders). At most we should had been charged $7 for three riders. We complained to the front desk clerk as soon as we returned. He was immediately defensive stating it was only a few more dollars and they (Hampton Inn) only use Green Way Transport because they are more reliable. After showing zero tolerance for the nonsense he was sputtering forth, the front desk offered us cash to "make it okay". So he basically handed us $5 in cash. Obviously he is getting kick backs from the cab service. This was all highly unethical and not to mention illegal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District, you’ll experience antebellum architecture and fabulous shops of the King Street historic district right outside our hotel. Our Charleston hotel is in downtown Charleston adjacent to the Charleston Museum, the nation's oldest museum. Wake up to Hampton’s free hot breakfast. Explore nearby 18th century plantations, churches, and the Charleston city market, walking distance from our hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hampton Inn Charleston - Historic District Hotel Charleston
- Hampton Inn Historic District
- Charleston Hampton Inn