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“Solid downtown hotel with friendly staff and breakfast”

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Charleston Capitol Hotel
Ranked #16 of 23 Hotels in Charleston
Reviewed 21 September 2005

Things to appreciate about this hotel:
Extremely friendly staff – in general Marriott hotel staff tend to be friendly, but this staff went above and beyond the call of duty – they were great

Breakfast in the morning, including waffles

Good location for access to downtown Charleston (including Capitol Street), the major highways, and the airport

Windows that can be opened for fresh air

High speed internet connection via ethernet cable

Things that could be improved:
The rooms on the 4th floor reek of some type of air freshener; the staff kindly relocated us to the 6th floor, but that room smelled as well , particularly when the HVAC unit was turned on. (Thank goodness for windows that open for fresh air – no hotel should ever be built without windows that can be opened).

The ethernet connection is near the bed, not near the desk. The only way to use a laptop connected to the Internet is to sit on the bed. Could be more convenient, but certainly not the end of the world.

  • Stayed: September 2005
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Reviewed 21 October 2004

The hotel is a good value for the price. I stayed only one night in September, and found the room clean and spacious. The front desk attendant was very friendly and welcoming. The hotel's close proximity to the capitol was one of its' selling points for us. The lack of a coffemaker in the room was a negative - the coffee in the lobby was relatively fresh, but I'd certainly prefer the convenience.
Overall an okay place to stay when in the Charleston area.

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Reviewed 8 February 2004

This hotel is very convenient. The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia, built in 2003, which features the Avampato Discovery Museum, the Juliet Art Museum, the ElectricSky Planetarium, and the Meier Foundation Performance Hall is just across the street. I have word that the county library system is planning to build a new 3-story 150,000 sq. ft. main library within a block of the hotel and a new baseball stadium will be built within a block or two also. The hotel is within walking distance of Downtown Charleston which means many nightclubs, restaurants, a hospital a block away, and shops including the Charleston Town Center Mall (one of the largest indoor malls east of the Mississippi River). The Capitol Complex is down the street about 10 to 12 blocks and access to the interstate system is just a block away seeing as the exit ramp led straight to the hotel parking lot only seconds after you leave the interstate.

Overall, facilities were great. A small exercise room is located next to the outdoor pool and jacuzzi (which was closed when I was there in February) on the lobby floor. They offer a good continental breakfast with coffee available at all times during the day in the dining area of the lobby floor. The front desk staff (and staff overall) is extremely friendly and act like you are someone they know. Check-in took less than 5 minutes. The rooms are very spacious (we had one king-size bed) and kept very clean. The only amenity I would complain about would be the television, which was an older model, and the cable (only about 10 or 11 channels offered, but it included HBO). Whether you're in the front or back side of the hotel, the view from your room will likely be nice. I got the hotel room for a price of $45.00 USD on Expedia.com and am extremely pleased at the value offered by the hotel.

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Reviewed 1 November 2011
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Charleston Capitol Hotel

Address: 1000 Washington St E, Charleston, WV 25301-1711 (Formerly Fairfield Inn Charleston)
Region: United States > West Virginia > Charleston
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 23 Hotels in Charleston
Price Range: £60 - £81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Charleston Capitol Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 136
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charleston Capitol is conveniently located in the beautiful city of Charleston, WV, situated across from the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, just a mile from the State Capitol Building, walking distance to Downtown, Civic Center and Town Center Mall. AMENITIES Charleston Capitol Hotel has a spa tub, a 24-hour fitness center, and a seasonal outdoor pool. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Additional amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access is provided. Televisions are equipped with cable channels. All accommodations provide desks and phones; local calls are free of charge (restrictions may apply). Bathrooms offer shower/tub combinations, hair dryers, and complimentary toiletries. In addition, amenities available on request include refrigerators and microwaves. Housekeeping is offered daily. ... more   less 
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