Rate based on Check-in: Apr 20, 2014 Check-out: Apr 21, 2014

Holiday Inn Express CHARLESTON DWTN - ASHLEY RIVER

3 stars
250 Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29403
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
23 reviews
Terrific!

My wife and I were looking for a hotel in Charleston for a decent rate but was still nearby to... See full review

  • CACrockett
  • Jan 30, 2014
Charleston was beautiful!

Appreciated the warm hotel staff and the plentiful breakfasts provided. Location was convenient for... See full review

  • Tracey G.
  • Jan 26, 2014
Downtown Charleston hotel with free Wi-Fi offers river views
The Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown - Ashley River has affordable rooms just minutes from the downtown historic district. The city's free trolley shuttle stops near the hotel every 30 minutes. The hotel rooms have step-out balconies, refrigerators, microwave ovens and a view of either the city or Ashley River. The hotel offers free parking and free Wi-Fi throughout the property.
Highlights
  • Express Start hot breakfast and free high speed wireless Internet
  • close to Charleston historic district and local attractions
  • serene views of the Ashley river and outdoor swimming pool 
Rooms
All Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown - Ashley River rooms have step-out balconies, refrigerators, microwave ovens and a view of either the city or Ashley River. Executive guest rooms also have flat-screen TVs.
Features
Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown has an outdoor pool and sundeck. Parking is free and so is Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

Dining
Pizzeria & Bar serves a wide assortment of specialty pizzas, pastas, burgers and fries, chicken wings, salads, hot subs and more. Poolside dining and beverage service are offered April to October at the Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown - Ashley River.
Transportation
  • Charleston International Airport (11.2 mi/18 km)
  • Amtrak station (8.5 mi/13.7 km)
  • Free downtown trolley shuttle stops 120 yards away
  • Close to U.S. 17 and Interstate 26

Attractions
  • Charleston Visitor Center (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Fort Sumter and Dinner Cruises (2.2 mi/3.5 km)
  • South Carolina Aquarium (2.2 mi/3.5 km)
  • Patriots Point Naval Museum/USS Yorktown (5.5 mi/8.9 km)
  • Charleston Area Convention Center (9.1 mi/14.6 km)
  • Folly Beach (10.2 mi/16.4 km)
  • Magnolia Plantation (11.6 mi/18.7 km)
Business
  • The first-floor Magnolia room accommodates up to 75 people
  • The eighth-floor executive board room seats up to 10 people

Policies and fees
Pets allowed, all sizes (fees apply). Smoke-free facility.

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
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Continental breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Concierge desk
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
FAX
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Cribs available
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

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Hotel Map

32.7867 -79.9561
Nearby airports
Charleston International Airport, (CHS), 12.00, KM, SW;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

Nearby points of interest

  • Johnson Hagood Stadium: 0.5 mi
  • The Citadel: 0.7 mi
  • Children's Museum of the Lowcountry: 1.1 mi
  • Charleston Music Hall: 1.1 mi
  • Charleston Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Aiken-Rhett House: 1.3 mi
  • Unitarian Church in Charleston: 1.4 mi
  • Theater99: 1.4 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist: 1.4 mi
  • Audbon Swamp Garden: 1.5 mi
  • Gibbes Museum of Art: 1.5 mi
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr.Bridge: 1.5 mi
  • The Black Fedora: 1.6 mi
  • St. Michael's Episcopal Church: 1.6 mi
  • Dock Street Theater: 1.6 mi
  • Johnson Hagood Stadium: 0.5 mi
  • The Citadel: 0.7 mi
  • Children's Museum of the Lowcountry: 1.1 mi
  • Charleston Music Hall: 1.1 mi
  • Charleston Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Aiken-Rhett House: 1.3 mi
  • Unitarian Church in Charleston: 1.4 mi
  • Theater99: 1.4 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist: 1.4 mi
  • Audbon Swamp Garden: 1.5 mi
  • Gibbes Museum of Art: 1.5 mi
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr.Bridge: 1.5 mi
  • The Black Fedora: 1.6 mi
  • St. Michael's Episcopal Church: 1.6 mi
  • Dock Street Theater: 1.6 mi
  • The Calhoun Mansion: 1.7 mi
  • Nathaniel Russell House: 1.7 mi
  • Heyward-Washington House: 1.7 mi
  • South Carolina Aquarium: 1.8 mi
  • Port Charleston: 1.8 mi
  • Old Exchange & Provost: 1.8 mi
  • Charleston Waterfront Park: 1.8 mi
  • Edmonston-Alston House: 1.9 mi
  • Magnolia Cemetry: 2.3 mi
  • American Military Museum: 4.4 mi
  • Morris Island Lighthouse: 7.3 mi
  • Drayton Hall: 9.3 mi
  • Magnolia Plantation & Gardens: 10.1 mi
  • Middleton Place: 13.1 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 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 (23)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express CHARLESTON DWTN - ASHLEY RIVER

Overall score

4 / 5
23 out of 23
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
3.7
Value:
4

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express CHARLESTON DWTN - ASHLEY RIVER

Reviewer score

4
Lori BF
North Carolina
Mar 31, 2014

Great weekend stay

The staff was friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The room was smaller than I had expected, but still met the needs necessary for only two people. A docking pier is a short walk away from the hotel and is a great area to see the Ashley River. The free trolley stop is also a short walk away. The hotel is less than 10 minutes away from King Street. The complimentary breakfast had great items to choose from. Some places to visit would be the Arthur Ravenel Bridge, Folley Beach, Magnolia Plantation/Gardens, Basil Thai, and Hyman's Seafood.

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 Express CHARLESTON DWTN - ASHLEY RIVER

Reviewer score

4
trolley user
hudson, wi
Mar 20, 2014

nice hotel

Hotel was clean with good breakfast. Staff friendly and accomodating. Room did not have refrigerator nor microwave as promised in Obitz literature. Trolley to town was great.

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

Reviewer score

5
CACrockett
Roanoke, VA
Jan 30, 2014

Terrific!

My wife and I were looking for a hotel in Charleston for a decent rate but was still nearby to downtown. We hit the jackpot here! The only complaint I could scrape up is that the traffic and noise outside can be heard easily with the balcony door (which didn't lock) closed - but with air/heat on it drowns out the noise. The view isn't terrific either, but you're right outside of everything...with this terrific value I guess you have to sacrifice somewhere! The distance from King St. is about a 5 - 10 minute drive. It is walkable...but it'd be a hefty little walk - we chose to drive. But those things are just minor and in no way diminish the quality of this hotel. The service was terrific and everyone was extremely friendly and helpful: management, front desk, housekeeping, the breakfast staff - all were great! The hotel was very clean and comfortable - the sheets, the room, the bathrooms, the lobby - terrific! The complimentary internet was fast, and the TV was very nice with plenty of channels to choose from (it had all the games I needed to watch available)! Lastly, the breakfast was amazing and truly spoiled us - pancakes, eggs, biscuits & gravy, yogurt, cereal...you name it it's available...and fresh! Also, to top it off, there was always free coffee. Would my wife and I stay here again? DEFINITELY! It's the best you can get without being right downtown in my honest opinion.

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

Reviewer score

5
Tracey G.
Lynchburg, VA
Jan 26, 2014

Charleston was beautiful!

Appreciated the warm hotel staff and the plentiful breakfasts provided. Location was convenient for our purposes.

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

Reviewer score

4
falkkner
il
Jan 24, 2014

nice large hotel

all positive for 3 days except bathroom was small. if traveling by car, this hotel is recommended. good parking.

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

Reviewer score

5
olgy
Maryland, USA
Jan 20, 2014

Great Hotel

We stayed at the hotel for 2 nights. I liked the decor, comfort and staff was very very nice. They even rescheduled their breakfast hours earlier for us, marathoners who start time was 8 am. I would come back there again.

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

Reviewer score

4
Brittany11
Business
Charlottte, NC
Dec 20, 2013

Great stay!

I have enjoyed my stay at every Holiday Inn Express I've ever stayed in and this one was no exception. They always have that new, clean feeling with a great value. I will definitely stay here again.

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

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express CHARLESTON DWTN - ASHLEY RIVER

Reviewer score

4
Bluenose109
Pictou, NS, Canada
Dec 18, 2013

Charleston Hotel

Great location, free shuttle a block away, excellent breakfast, room updated and comfortable, great front end staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Use the free shuttle (Charleston City Shuttle), block from hotel, easy to use and free!

Review of Holiday Inn Express CHARLESTON DWTN - ASHLEY RIVER

Reviewer score

5
Bonds008
South Carolina
Dec 9, 2013

Great Stay

Very clean and comfortable rooms. Staff was very friendly and accommodating.

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

Reviewer score

4
switchie
brooklyn ny
Nov 30, 2013

great location

Minor problems taken care of immediately when reported. Great experience with friendly staff

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Ride the city buses.Friendly people and it is relaxing

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