Rate based on Check-in: Aug 4, 2014 Check-out: Aug 5, 2014

Holiday Inn Express CHARLESTON DWTN - ASHLEY RIVER

3 stars
250 Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29403
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
34 reviews
Great getaway

Clean room, comfortable bed. Great, friendly staff. See full review

  • The TravelingCouple 2011
  • Jul 9, 2014
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
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 (34)

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

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
34 out of 34
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.9

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express CHARLESTON DWTN - ASHLEY RIVER

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
recruit with me
Business
greenville, sc
Jul 17, 2014

business meeting in the area

The lighting in the room was not conducive to reading or working on the computer. No comfortable chairs, balcony doors did not open. Staff were courteous but did not go out of their way to extend southern hospitality. Breakfast bar acceptable. Limited assistance with area attractions and dining.

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

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express CHARLESTON DWTN - ASHLEY RIVER

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tomek the traveller
Madison, NJ
Jul 16, 2014

Road Trip

Clean room. Noisy AC unit. Location close to ghetto areas.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Magnolias. Best seafood.

Review of Holiday Inn Express CHARLESTON DWTN - ASHLEY RIVER

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
The TravelingCouple 2011
Charleston
Jul 9, 2014

Great getaway

Clean room, comfortable bed. Great, friendly staff.

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 Express CHARLESTON DWTN - ASHLEY RIVER

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Charleston travelor
Charlotte, nc
Jul 7, 2014

Good price for location

Just far enough where you need to take a cab to get to market street. Way cheaper than staying at a hotel around king st. / market st.

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

1
5.01.0
Ripped off guest
ga
Jul 6, 2014

Horrible experience.

BEYOND Horrible experience and value. Let's start with this NOT Being DOWNTOWN, NO GREAT VIEW OF A RIVER AND IN THE GHETTO by buildings with boards on the Windows. Trolley didn't run and wet had to take a taxi to down town. NOT WORTH MONEY AT ALL! RIP OFF! MISLEADING AD! ALSO, At $288 after taxes we arrived at the hotel the afternoon of July 4th to find they did not have our 2 queen bed room available. They had us booked for a king to fit 4 adults into, 2 couples. I told them wet called specifically to the hotel to ask which room would fit 4 adults best and we were told a standard room by a Hotel employee and so that's what we booked on major travel website, a standard room. We were told at check in it doesn't matter what room you book with a third party it doesnt guarantee any type of room. THEN WHY ASK WHAT ROOM YOU WANT TO BOOK?! . We asked for a different room and of course they said they were booked. They changed the story after I becameupset to say they did have one bigger king available and could give me a still one bed, bigger room.I demanded two beds. This was unacceptable. After being the manager they told us a two queen bed room just came available because it was previously on the maintenance list due to leaking water. Hmm, funny how it was suddenly available. It was a handicapped room, tiny, no closet, water scalded all of us, had to hold the shower nozzle on one hand to rinse because it was way too low for handicap accessibility and never offered and money back, discount, or any thing. POOR customer service, bad experience. Disgusted.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
KjS88
WI
Jul 2, 2014

Great Stay, Convenient Location

We had reserved two rooms for two nights, on a Sunday night & Monday night. We got in about noon on Sunday and were able to check into one room early - go do some touring, and when we got back - our other room was ready. Both rooms were 2 queens beds, spacious and clean - very comfortable beds. The front desk staff and maintenance staff were all very friendly & personable. The complimentary breakfast was very good - sometimes is something ran out - took a bit to get replenished. Parking could get very full at night, but we always found a spot. The location was very convenient for touring Charleston, within 10-15 minutes to Historic Downtown, Liberty Square, and the airport.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
E42180
Baltimore, MD
Jun 10, 2014

Good enough

Nice stay. Overall a clean room and nice amenities. 10 min drive to downtown area. With free breakfast. Not bad for the money.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Charlies Sweetheart
Wilson, NC
Jun 9, 2014

Great location for River Dogs Fans

Perfect place to stay for baseball fans. Walking distance of "The Joe" and the Charleston Hospitality was everywhere throughout the hotel.

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

BASEBALL @ THE JOE

Review of Holiday Inn Express CHARLESTON DWTN - ASHLEY RIVER

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Johann1948
Rochester, NY
Jun 6, 2014

Family getaway

Easy check-in and check out. Good location to catch trolley (free rides). The hotel was very nice, employees were fantastic, they made our travel around town easy. Answered all our questions, very know legible staff. Rooms were very clean, bed was comfortable and the free breakfast was good. I would recommend this hotel to everyone.

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 Express CHARLESTON DWTN - ASHLEY RIVER

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Britt28477
North Carolina
Jun 2, 2014

Average room, Convenient location, Best price for the area

The room was average, sheets and bed were comfortable though. Expensive area so this was by far the best price. Still within a few minutes walking distance of downtown Charlotte

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