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Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown

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425 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403-5526
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#45 of 71 hotels in Charleston
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Known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, celebrated restaurant community and mannerly people; Charleston has been named Top U.S. City by Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards, once again. 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 & Bar offers 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.
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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Walking tours
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Happy hour
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Highchairs available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
iPod docking station
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Modern
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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jamiekerzner wrote a review Feb 2021
Durham, North Carolina8 contributions1 helpful vote
So my husband surprised me for a Valentines weekend getaway to Charleston and we stayed here because we thought we might bring our dog but we didn’t so in hind sight we would’ve stayed somewhere nicer. We arrived and walked in to a worker laying down in the lobby with no mask taking a nap. The lobby was filled with people and only 20% had masks on. It was a kids hockey tournament weekend and there were a lot of kids (no biggy until...). We went to our room and anytime were were in our room all you could hear was kids running and screaming down the hall. All hours of the day and night. I called the front desk, it stopped for about 30 minutes. Our shower door wouldn’t close so we took pretty cold showers. I called customer care 3x and was offer a small amount of points in compensation. I didn’t use points to pay for the room so it’s unfair to offer a fraction of the points it would even take to stay at this hotel. The room had mold. The only bright light is the breakfast was great and the servers in the restaurant were amazing. I have NEVER been so disappointed in a hotel in my life (and I’m an avid traveler). The website says they take precautions for Covid, masks required etc. that is a bold face LIE. Even the girl behind the counter had her mask under her chin. Stay away and tell your friends to also!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Makisha M, Other at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for choosing to stay at our property. We do appreciate your feedback. We do take the pandemic seriously and ensure that our front desk staff and staff around the hotel do have on masks and gloves as they deal with guests at the property. Unfortunately, this is the first that we are hearing of most of your issues and wish to have been aware so that we could properly address at the property level. Hopefully you choose us again and we can make your experience a positive one. Have a wonderful year and stay safe.
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Rach wrote a review Jan 2021
Louisville, Kentucky2 contributions
Super nice staff all around. A little bit of a personable attitude goes a long way and they nailed it here. Hotel is Walking distance to everything. Brittney the bar server is super awesome! Bar is currently open till 10pm..
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Makisha M, Other at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon in the near future. Have a wonderful day.
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Luis P wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
To be fair and objective, I found the hotel and the cleanliness very professional, location is excellent, and the rooms are spacious and comfortable however, my fiancee and I had a very distasteful experience with the staff, our dogs, and the way they treated us over the phone. I am a disabled veteran, living off my disability during these Covid times. We decided to go visit family for the holidays and as such decided to drive up north from Florida. We have with us two service dogs, trained and certified. We called the facility ahead of time to ask for their policy on dogs and to et them know we have them. They informed us that as long as we had the paperwork we were going to be fine and that no charges were going to be added additionally. We arrived at the hotel, everything went excellent and we truly enjoyed our stay however, two days later we got a charge for 100 dollars extra from what we had agreed upon. I called the facility and the lady that answered mention that it was a charge for "shampooing the room" (note that we were there one night and our dogs do not leave mess in rooms as they always warn us when they have to go outside), we asked for evidence of any damages, they didn't provide us one, and lastly, we were told we wold get a call from management staff to speak about the issue and after a week, no call has been made. "Under the ADA (American with Disabilities Act.) laws, the hotel cannot charge an extra fee for the service animal as they would another client with a pet. This also means you and your dog will be allowed in the public areas of the hotel, as well as having the right to a floor and room that are not normally designated for people traveling with pets." Even thou the issue is just for 100 dollars, the principle stands and I believe this hotel and some of the staff follow unethical, borderline illegal practices of misleading people or at least in my case but based on other reviews Iv'e read in this website, it seems its a common practice. I have reported the event to the ADA and followed up the VA in Florida in order to prevent this from happening to other disabled veterans. So my advice to others with service dogs: don't stay here, other than that, its a nice hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown
Responded 10 Jan 2021
Hi luispN1054NL, Thank you for choosing our hotel for your recent travel. I'm sorry that your recent stay was less than satisfactory due to the extra charges assessed. I have shared your review with hotel management, and they've responded by taking the necessary steps to process the refund for you and ensure this won't happen again. If you wish to inquire further regarding this issue, kindly reach out to our local team directly at 1-843-7182327 or send them an email to info@hihistoric.com. We appreciate you letting us know about your experience during your stay. Your comments provide ideas for us to improve more to better host you. I hope you would still consider us again and give us another chance to stay in our hotel for your future travels. Regards, Virgil N. Case Manager IHGService
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OliverGood wrote a review Nov 2020
North Carolina11 contributions6 helpful votes
Welcomed at check-in as IHG Rewards members. Stayed two nights utilizing credit card Anniversary night awards. A room upgrade was not available, but the provided room was well appointed. The room was clean and appeared sanitized. One of two annoying issues was that the 'system' to program the entry 'cards' for many of the rooms was down. This required that every time we left, we had to wait for someone to let us back into the room. Over a two day period this was a bit much. The other, which is referenced in a number of feedbacks, the air conditioning for each room, evidently has some type of 'timer' that shuts the unit off after running for a certain period of time. An example of the effect; going to bed at night with a comfortable room temperature but waking up later with the room 4 - 5 degrees hotter. Then having to get up to reset the unit to bring to temperature down to a comfortable level. One night this happened twice, the other once. On the plus side, all staff were welcoming, the valets were excellent. Walking distance to many great restaurants.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Janet M wrote a review Nov 2020
Cape Coral, Florida1 contribution
Room was super clean and quiet from traffic noise. Bartender Jeff was quite the conversationalist and fun to be around. Valet Chris D. was the BEST. No waiting, ever! Thank you and keep up the good work, Mike & Janet Murphy
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Matthew Lew, Owner at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown
Responded 1 Dec 2020
Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We appreciate your feedback and hope you have a wonderful day. We look forward to seeing you in the future! Stay safe.
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US$135 - US$366 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesSouth CarolinaCoastal South CarolinaCharleston
NUMBER OF ROOMS
120
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown?
Nearby attractions include Time Traveler Escape Games (0.2 km), Aiken-Rhett House (0.4 km), and The Charleston Museum (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown?
Conveniently located restaurants include Halls Chophouse, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, and Five Loaves Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.