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Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown
Ranked #40 of 61 Hotels in Charleston
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

We were some what disappointed, Historic District not, had to walk 8 to 10 blocks to the Market. Staff was very friendly, not pleased with having to valet park. I will say if you like to shop King street was not too awful far. will give a shout out to D-vone very nice gentleman (server in the restaurant) Hotel was clean and up dated. Because of the distance to the Historic District will not stay there again. We will stay in Mt.Pleasant and park at the visitor center

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dave N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown, responded to this review, 22 June 2014
I am sorry to read your comments regarding our location.
We are one block from Upper King and a pleasant stroll to the Market Area.
Our prices are very economical compared to most Downtown hotels, and I think we offer a fantastic value.
Parking is always a challenge in Charleston and our 24 hour valet service is again very competitively priced compared to other hotels.
I am sorry we will not have the opportunity of welcoming you back on any future trip to Charleston, but thank you for your past patronage.
Kind regards.
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

New and modern hotel. As stated in other reviews, neighborhood is really improving. Some great dining and bars within walking distance. The Ordinary and Indaco to name two. Should probably be called Holiday Inn "Upper King" rather than "Historic Downtown" since the historic downtown felt too far to reach easily by walking.

Loved our room with the patio, chairs and a table. (Current view from patio is not great but if you are seated you don't notice anything but the blue skies or stars)

We didn't find the beds to be comfortable but pillows and bedding were nice.

Our pod coffee maker was not clean so we didn't use it and the lobby coffee was very weak.

Would stay again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Dave N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown, responded to this review, 22 June 2014
Thank you for your review.
I am sorry to read your comments regarding the coffee maker in your room and the strength of the complimentary coffe offered in the lobby.
I have discussed the matters with the necessary management staff and they will ensure there is no further issues.
I am glad you enjoyed our location, it certainly is being transformed and we are excited about the significant developement around the hotel.
I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back should you revisit Charleston in the future.
Kind regards.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

This hotel is only one year old. Close to the visitors center, 15/20 minute walk from historic area. Staff very friendly quiet. Good restaurant, but service a little slow, but sometimes it is nice to sit and chat and wait for fresh food! I wailed stay here again in an instant. On bus route to town. Valet parking, car rental within 200 yards of hotel, if you need one!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Dave N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown, responded to this review, 22 June 2014
Thank you for sharing your comments following your recent stay at the hotel.
I'm glad to read you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back.
Thanks.
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

My wife and I spent 3 nights in this hotel during our first visit to Charleston at the end of April. Comments from other reviewers prompted me to pick this Holiday Inn: it's relatively new, the amenities were all good, rooms clean and comfortable, the staff friendly, the restaurant served tasty food, all these at a very competitive price. After my stay, I can definitely confirm all these points. Still, it was the location that made me very happy. We actually enjoyed the 1-mile or so walk towards the Historic district. This short distance gave us a sense of peace and quiet, away from the busy tourist-centric streets. Also, we enjoyed really impressive restaurants within a few blocks: "The Ordinary" on King, and "Coast" on John. Yes, when walking to / from the hotel at night, we were aware that we should always be alert in urban areas but were never uncomfortable. Another positive experience with the location was the convenience with car rental. When we wanted to visit the Drayton Hall planation and other attractions outside the city, the rental car agency was 2 blocks from the hotel on Meeting Street. At the end of the day, I returned the car and thus avoided parking charges. Furthermore, Sprint Street, 1 block north of the hotel, was the recommended route to drive outside Charleston. How convenient.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dave N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
I appreciate your time in leaving such a positive review.
Sounds like you took advantage of some of the great restaurants in Charleston.
It always great to read our guests enjoyed their stay. Thanks for the great advice for any of our potential new guests, and I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back.
Kind regards.
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

My wife and newborn stayed here for a few days. The room was clean. The staff were great. Like other reviewers said - the location is the only downside to this hotel. It isn't horrible...but literally across the street it seems starts the 'run down' section of downtown Charleston.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dave N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown, responded to this review, 1 June 2014
Thanks for the review,
I am pleased your family enjoyed their stay.
Regarding our location, we are on the edge of great things that are happening.
On your next visit I am sure you will see the difference.
Please come back.
We appreciate you staying with us.
Kind regards.
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Great hotel with spectacular rooms. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I was able to spend a relaxing and enjoyable weekend touring around the Charleston area. The location is actually really close to upper King Street with a lot of new hip restaurants and shopping. The hotel is very modern with a really cool roof top pool. Will definitely recommend this place to my friends traveling to Charleston.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Dave N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Thanks for sharing.
I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay, and our great location to Upper King.
Many thanks.
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Wirtz, Virginia
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

The Holiday Inn Charleston was such a good choice for us. It was close to great restaurants and the staff was friendly and helpful. The shopping nearby was also a plus. We will be back in the future for sure!

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dave N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Thank you.
We can't wait to welcome you back.
Delighted you enjoyed your visit.
Kind regards.
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Property: Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown
Address: 425 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403-5526
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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 Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 61 Hotels in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown 3.5*
Number of rooms: 120
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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