Rate based on Check-in: Aug 18, 2014 Check-out: Aug 21, 2014

Holiday Inn CHARLESTON-RIVERVIEW

3 stars
301 SAVANNAH HWY, CHARLESTON, SC 29407
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
197 reviews
Beach 2013

I lived in Charleston SC for many years and always thought it would be nice to stay at this hotel.... See full review

  • Delightful Danny
  • Jun 19, 2013
It's the people that count

The HIRiverview as a structure needs some updating in in-room amenities as well as an updated... See full review

  • Charles from IL
  • May 27, 2014
Charleston hotel overlooking Ashley River with free shuttle to sites
The Holiday Inn Charleston – Riverview hotel is perfect for business travelers looking to move in and out of the city with ease. The hotel provides a free shuttle to the historic district. Guests enjoy an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center and free parking. Kids eat free when accompanied by a paying adult at the full-service restaurant on the Holiday Inn Charleston – Riverview hotel's top floor. Business guests make use of the free high-speed wireless Internet access and two meeting rooms.

 

 

Highlights
  • Full-service restaurant
  • Free parking, shuttle to downtown historic district
  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access

 

Rooms
The Holiday Inn Charleston - Riverview hotel features 178 rooms (including four accessible) and four suites on 14 floors. Smoking is permitted in some rooms. Rooms with views of the Ashley River and historic Charleston area are available upon request. Some connecting rooms are available. All accommodations include coffee makers, iron/ironing board and hairdryers. Suites boast king beds, wet bars, kitchenettes, microwaves, refrigerators and sofa beds. The Holiday Inn Charleston - Riverview hotel is FEMA-approved for government travelers.

 

Features
The Holiday Inn Charleston - Riverview hotel provides a free scheduled shuttle to the historic district. Outdoor parking is free. The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool (seasonal) and all rooms have free high-speed wireless Internet access. The Holiday Inn Charleston - Riverview hotel provides a fitness center and guest laundry facilities.

 

Dining
The Harborview restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hot breakfast and lunch buffets are on the menu, and there is a Sunday afternoon brunch. Children 12 and under eat free with a paying adult. Guests at the Holiday Inn Charleston - Riverview also enjoy the High Spirits Lounge. Room service is available from morning until late evening.

 

Transportation
  • Charleston International Airport (11.8 mi/19 km)
  • Adjacent to U.S. 17
  • Amtrak station (8.4 mi/13.5 km)

 

Attractions
  • Charleston Visitor Center (2.3 mi/3.7 km)
  • South Carolina Aquarium (2.7 mi/4.3 km)
  • Fort Sumter and dinner cruises (2.8 mi/4.5 km)
  • Patriots Point Naval Museum/USS Yorktown (6.2 mi/10 km)
  • Charleston Area Convention Center/Performing Arts Center/Coliseum (10 mi/16.1 km)
  • Magnolia Plantation & Garden (12.2 mi/19.6 km)

 

Business
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access
  • Two meeting rooms accommodate up to 80 people
  • Audio/visual equipment available
  • 24-hour business center with computer, fax, copier and Internet access

 

Policies and fees
No pets (service animals allowed).

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Children's activities
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Car rental desk
Porters
FAX
Overhead projector
White board
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

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Hotel Map

32.7813 -79.9647
Nearby airports
Charleston International Airport, (CHS), 12.00, MI; Savannah International Airport, (SAV), 109.00, MI; Myrtle Beach Metropolitan, (MYR), 119.00, MI;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

Nearby points of interest

  • Johnson Hagood Stadium: 1.1 mi
  • The Citadel: 1.1 mi
  • Children's Museum of the Lowcountry: 1.7 mi
  • Charleston Music Hall: 1.7 mi
  • Unitarian Church in Charleston: 1.8 mi
  • Charleston Museum: 1.8 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist: 1.8 mi
  • Aiken-Rhett House: 1.9 mi
  • Theater99: 1.9 mi
  • Gibbes Museum of Art: 1.9 mi
  • St. Michael's Episcopal Church: 2 mi
  • Nathaniel Russell House: 2 mi
  • The Calhoun Mansion: 2 mi
  • Dock Street Theater: 2 mi
  • The Black Fedora: 2.1 mi
  • Johnson Hagood Stadium: 1.1 mi
  • The Citadel: 1.1 mi
  • Children's Museum of the Lowcountry: 1.7 mi
  • Charleston Music Hall: 1.7 mi
  • Unitarian Church in Charleston: 1.8 mi
  • Charleston Museum: 1.8 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist: 1.8 mi
  • Aiken-Rhett House: 1.9 mi
  • Theater99: 1.9 mi
  • Gibbes Museum of Art: 1.9 mi
  • St. Michael's Episcopal Church: 2 mi
  • Nathaniel Russell House: 2 mi
  • The Calhoun Mansion: 2 mi
  • Dock Street Theater: 2 mi
  • The Black Fedora: 2.1 mi
  • Audbon Swamp Garden: 2.1 mi
  • Heyward-Washington House: 2.1 mi
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr.Bridge: 2.1 mi
  • Edmonston-Alston House: 2.2 mi
  • Old Exchange & Provost: 2.2 mi
  • Port Charleston: 2.3 mi
  • Charleston Waterfront Park: 2.3 mi
  • South Carolina Aquarium: 2.4 mi
  • Magnolia Cemetry: 2.9 mi
  • American Military Museum: 4 mi
  • Morris Island Lighthouse: 7.3 mi
  • Drayton Hall: 9.1 mi
  • Magnolia Plantation & Gardens: 9.9 mi
  • Middleton Place: 12.9 mi

Dining

Harborview Restaurant and Lounge
The Harborview Restaurant and Lounge offers fine dining and lighter fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Bring your kids and enjoy a delicious meal while overlooking the river. Kids 12 and under eat free with paying adult! Open 6:30am to 11:00am, 11:30
Waffle House
American Breakfast
Harborview Restaurant & Lounge
The newly renovated Harborview Restaurant & Lounge has been refurnished with new cloth and leather lounge chairs. We've mounted 4 new 40-plus inch flat screen TVs to catch your favorite team or even check the forecast, or you could peek out the window and

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (197)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn CHARLESTON-RIVERVIEW

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
197 out of 197
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.9

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn CHARLESTON-RIVERVIEW

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Charles from IL
Lanark, Illinois
May 27, 2014

It's the people that count

The HIRiverview as a structure needs some updating in in-room amenities as well as an updated lobby. But, what counted was the staff. They were fantastic. The front desk was helpful. Jo, our server for 4 days in the bar area deserves special praise; so should our shuttle drivers Damien, Josh and Donavon. We would stay at this hotel any time we were in Charleston. PS: Restaurant had a great menu and good food.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Holiday Inn CHARLESTON-RIVERVIEW

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
susiebrack
Charleston-Riverview
May 24, 2014

Just one problem with our stay.

First of all, we left the do not disturb sign on our door when we went out for the day. When we came back that night, we could see they had come in our room anyway and removed our fridge and microwave. We had a few things in the fridge & they were removed & left on the table. We brought back leftovers from dinner because of the fact that we had a fridge & microwave when we left that morning. Consequently, we had to throw them out. Not sure why they could not wait till we checked out the next morning to remove those items.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn CHARLESTON-RIVERVIEW

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
BK LOW COUNTRY STYLE
Reston, VA
May 2, 2014

Great value for the price!!

Staff was incredibly nice, very helpful, and offered opinions of great restaurants and sites around Charleston. Definitely knew there surroundings. The free shuttle to downtown is wonderful to have and we used it everyday. The view and happy hour at the restaurant are great as well. Overall very nice hotel for what you pay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn CHARLESTON-RIVERVIEW

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Karli weekend getaway
Charleston, south carolina
Feb 26, 2014

Anniversary trip

The hotel location was great! We were about a mile from downtown and the hotel offered a shuttle service for free every two hours. Also, a cab ride is just $10. Room was comfortable. Front desk staff not very friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Free shuttle runs every two hours to downtown area.

Review of Holiday Inn CHARLESTON-RIVERVIEW

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DaveTheCarGuy
Savannah, GA
Jan 28, 2014

Great Stay

We were in town to see our favorite band. The rooms are nice and clean with comfortable beds. Not all rooms face the river, so be sure and ask, if that's important to you.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

Before the show, we ate at the Riverview Restaurant, which has a great view of the river and Charleston skyline. The prime rib and the ribs were excellent.

Review of Holiday Inn CHARLESTON-RIVERVIEW

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wayfarer30
Charlotte, NC
Jan 20, 2014

Great Views, Good amenities, but not "downtown walkable"

Stayed for a few nights in late December 2013 with friends. The river views from the rooftop restaurant looking towards downtown Charleston are spectacular, especially around sun rise and sun set. Full slate of amenities available, including washer/dryer accessible via the lobby and a fairly robust fitness center featuring some weight machines and two treadmills. There is an adjacent outdoor pool (closed in the winter). In terms of location, the hotel is over a bridge and not really walkable to downtown. There is a shuttle which runs every two hours to take guests into downtown. Be in the lobby at least 10 minutes prior to scheduled departure to secure a seat, as each trip can get crowded and late arrivers will have to wait for another pickup. One another thing to note for those arriving by car is that taking a left out of the hotel heading away from downtown can be tricky, as there is a no left turn sign at the access where you initially entered the hotel parking lot upon arrival. To exit left, there is an access at the other end of the parking lot away from the hotel. To sum up, if you value views and amenities over location, this is your place; if you want a hotel from which you can walk to and from downtown, look at other options.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: In Hotel

Arrive early in lobby to secure spot in the shuttle which runs every two hours to downtown

Review of Holiday Inn CHARLESTON-RIVERVIEW

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
clindsay47
Charleston South Carolina
Dec 11, 2013

average

This hotel was alright for the money. Beds were very uncomfortable and didnt sleep well. Front desk staff was pleasant and location was okay. Would recommend for a night or two but not for a long stay

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Holiday Inn CHARLESTON-RIVERVIEW

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tigerbrute
Pomaria, SC
Nov 11, 2013

Excellent hotel experience

The view from the bar and restaurant were extraordinary! Excellent observation area for the Ashley River and downtown Charleston. Easy and quick access to MUSC. Room was clean and comfortable. Staff was extremely nice. Dining experience at the restaurant also very good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn CHARLESTON-RIVERVIEW

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
petemccall
Roswell, GA
Oct 4, 2013

Set your expectations to Medium...OK but not great

The room just didn't feel that good when you walk in. Yes, it was clean but the facilities seemed old and used. The old style wall air conditioner didn't help though it did serve the purpose of white noise to block out the traffic. Staff was great, location was good if you need access to Johns Island; but if you only need access to Charleston, I'd look somewhere else. I didn't appreciate the fact that breakfast cost $10. For this level of hotel, you usually are provided a free breakfast. Overall, adequate, but I will look hard for a comparable deal at a Hampton Inn, Fairfield or Springhill brand before I settle for this one again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Holiday Inn CHARLESTON-RIVERVIEW

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
fun travler
Lancaster, SC 29720, USA
Oct 3, 2013

Nice!

Staff was super friendly and helpful. The room we had was extra nice and I got a great deal in advance on website. However the regular rate is a little much most of the time. This hotel does not offer any of the little extras you get at most of the chains. There is not coffee available all the time and breakfast is not included. We did eat breakfast at the hotel one morning the food was good but it does cost $10 per person. No complaints just passing along info. My husband go to Charleston almost every year, the people at hotel made it a great trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
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