We really enjoyrd our stay at the Embassy Suites - Citadel. That said, when visiting you need to remember that this is a historic property and as such isn't the cookie cutter Embassy Suites. The rooms were a bit smaller (even though we had a handicapped accessible room) and there was a bit of a "room freshener" smell all the time but that was fine with us since the ambience of thr hotel in the public areas was simply lovely. Whoever designed the lobby area really understood the finer points of Lowcountry high society - understated and elegant...
The breakfast was without a doubt the best I've ever had at an Embassy Suites ( and I stayed at another one just a week prior so I had a recent experience to compare). Eggs cooked to perfection (2 over easy) as well as really tasty potatoes and bacon and sausage all enjoyed on comfortable wrought iron chairs on an open air terrace.
It was about 10 blocks to the heart of the historic district - roughly a 7 minute walk but I was glad of it as we discovered some of the best and most interesting restaurants and bars on our walk down the "Museum Mile". The area felt really safe even after midnight - we did a late night ghost tour - but if you are an all ight partier this is not the part of town for you. It was Friday night and they pretty much rolled up the sidewalks at midnight...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A historic landmark, within the walls of the original Citadel, the Embassy Suites Historic Charleston is a grand restoration and is well located, adjacent to Marion Square, and walking distance to many major Charleston attractions including the College of Charleston, MUSC, fabulous restaurants and King Street shopping. Enjoy our complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and nightly Manager's reception. We look forward to welcoming you to the Holy City with warm, Southern hospitality. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Embassy Suites Charleston
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