We stayed here on a personal trip. My husband is a platinum Priority Club member and unfortunately we were not able to use our priority club points for the hotel but we opted to stay here anyway due to the location.
The good news: It is a great location and the building is brand new and so of course everything was fresh and comfy. The staff were wonderful and they probably have the friendliest valet staff of any hotel I've visited. The room was what we expected, clean and comfortable and I'm glad to see the new style of bathroom with just a shower instead of a tub/shower like you see in most hotels.
One other nice note is that our room was right behind the elevators and yet we never heard a thing. I was really tempted to change rooms thinking that we'd be up all night hearing the elevator but it was a complete non-issue.
The bad news - all minor but combined with the high cost of the room it's worth mentioning. We had a couple of issues with the room - the phone was cordless (meaning it had no cord and they were unable to find a cord by the time we left) Of course this was no big deal since we had cell phones. The bigger issue with the room was a problem with the toilet which kept clogging. We called the desk but had to call twice before someone brought a plunger for us.
The other somewhat annoying thing was that the bar was closed by 10pm on Saturday night. We got back from dinner and wanted a nightcap but they were already completely closed. There are plenty of bars nearby but it was pouring down rain so we just went to our room and called it a night. Again, just a disappointment.
All things considered I'm not sure that the stay was worth the price we paid. I wouldn't rule out staying here again but I would spend more time comparing prices with other hotels first.
- 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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