We stayed at this hotel after it had been open for three days! We were told by the hotel staff that we were the first to stay in our rooms! This hotel will definitely rise in the rankings after it's been open longer. The staff and service was excellent--everyone was really nice and helpful! It was also beautifully decorated. The style was very modern and chic, with dark wood and light green & purple accents. Our room was very comfortable--large bathroom, comfortable mattress, a selection of firm and soft pillows (all of which were labeled as such), a really spacious bathroom, good water pressure in the shower, and a flat screen tv. There is a little "marketplace" in the lobby that sells snacks, medication, tissue, etc. and I was happy to see that they didn't gauge you on prices (I had a headache and needed Advil which was priced at $2.50...usually hotels charge absurd amounts for things like this).
I didn't eat at the restaurant...it seemed a bit on the pricey side for what it was (tapas & small bites, with a few entrees). Considering that this hotel is in the heart of downtown, where the food is amazing, it didn't really seem worth our time. Also, the person who posted that this restaurant had free parking is mistaken. They have a valet service which charges $16 a day. This is actually very reasonable, considering that the hotel room was *very* reasonable for it's location and quality (more than reasonable, actually). And the valet guys were super friendly and helpful with tips about the city.
Overall, this is a great place and will probably get a much better ranking once it's been open longer. We can't wait to return in the future!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, a celebrated restaurant community and mannerly people; Charleston has been named Top U.S. City by Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards for the third year. This coastal destination remains one of the top destination cities in the world. Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown is proud to be a part of Historic Charleston blending contemporary luxury with traditional southern hospitality. Situated on Meeting and Woolfe Street; we are just one block from the Charleston Visitor's Center, minutes from attractions, boutique shops and restaurants located throughout downtown Charleston. Our location is within close proximity to other Charleston's historic sites, attractions, museums, sport venues, beaches and more; providing easy access to I-26 and US Highway 17. The Meeting Room Restaurant & Tapas Bar offers farm-to-table dining with a twist on tradition with American inspired entrees prepared with local ingredients offering something to suit every palette. Unwind in an atmosphere of relaxed elegance that allows friends and family to meet and enjoy great food, signature cocktails, wine and beer. After a long day workout in our fitness center, take a dip in our heated outdoor pool or bask in the warm Charleston sun. Stay cool and relax around our outdoor covered patio with overhead fans and living room style seating. Visit our business center and stay connected to electronic devices with free WIFI. ... more less
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