More about Doubletree Guest Suites Charleston-Historic District
Run away from this place
The hotel luxury ends at the lobby. Using my 35,000 points per night, I am a diamond VIP and was upgraded to what they call "Deluxe Room". What a big let down! Room showed wear and tear everywhere... 2 holes on the lamp shade, poor quality of linen, flat-out foam pillows, dirty carpet, etc. They claim this is a 4-star property, but room condition and size are max those of 2-star Hampton Inns along the interstates.
Staffs are overall good except a lady who checked us in. Looking at us without any emotions, she let us stand up in front of the front desk for 5 minutes.
Location is the best part, but that is about it. Sadly, we will never look back to this place again and will not recommend to anyone.
Doubletree is Terrific!!
I have just returned from 4 days in Charleston. Staying at the Doubletree in the Historic Distric was a delight. The suites are roomy and clean. The staff is outstanding from the top down. Fred Valentine, General Manager, cannot do enough to help you. Aly and others at the front desk are always willing to help make your stay happy. I was with a group of nine, we had four rooms, and all of my friends were as pleased as I was with our stay. The location is as good as you can get as it is right at the Old City Market and within blocks of all the outstanding restaurants. Do not eat breakfst there as it is a buffet and there are many wonderful places to sit and be served a delicious breakfast, such as Poogan's Porch and Joseph's. Be sure to have dinner at Hank's Seafood across the street and take a carriage/wagon tour of the city with the Polo Carriage Company. Also a very good place to eat and not as well known as some restaurants is Fulton Five on Fulton Street, off of King Street. Makes you feel you are in New Orleans!
stayed at this location over the Francis Marion because of this website. Excellent choice. Folks were great, rooms very nice. Could not have had a nicer stay. Thanks for the info, did not know about this location and the reviews were very helpful
Nice for the price
I recently stayed at the Doubletree in Charleston. The rooms are a very nice size, but fairly noisy. Our room was on the 1st floor and I heard noise from the hallway, upstairs and from the street. The best thing going is the bed. If it hadn't been for all the noise, I would have had some of the best sleep ever in a hotel.
The location is great, too. It's just a short walk to shopping, the market and restaurants. For the price, this is a good hotel that can meet your needs.
As always the Doubletree's guest service is 2nd to none. The hotel is beautiful, comfortable and in the middle of everything. It's lovely to park one's car and be able to walk to all the wonderful things to do and see in this special city. As a bed snob I had no complaints--as good as home !
Great location, comfortable room
Based on reviews at this site, I selected this hotel after determining there were no available rooms at the #1 ranked Holiday Inn. We're very happy about our selection, this hotel in a better location for our interests. The staff was very helpful, recommended good restaurants that met our requirements (good beers, good food). The parking fee seems a bit steep, but the valet service is certainly convenient, especially since we had not been to Charleston before. My only complaint is I had read that breakfast was included, but only if you have met some level of "membership", which we had not. We'll definitely stay here on our next visit and have already recommended it to friends.
Over rated, over charged
Sold as a full service hotel by the Hilton chain. This Double Tree has no restuarant, bar, many rooms have no bath. Rooms are older, not particualry clean and from a well traveled person, the staff is suprizingly arrogant about the location, which is good.
For a $200 plus a night hotel, that charges extra for parking, in room internet, not worth it by anyones measures. Shop around, Charleston is full of nice hotels and bed and breakfast, this is not one.
hated the hotel
What a disappointment! The place smells bad and was not clean.The room was a "suite", but the bedroom was so crowded only one person could stand in it at a time and the bath was terribly cramped. Location is excellent, but that doesn't compensate for the uncomfortable rooms.
A very nice hotel. We had a beautiful one bedroom suite. Clean and very nicely decorated. Location is EXCELLENT. I highly recommend it!
My wife and I enjoyed this hotel very much.
Very nice hotel right in the heart of the city. A little on the pricey side, but the service was excellant.
The Dock Street Theatre
inside the Hunley (a replica)
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
Moving to Charleston......
I am brand new to this site, but it seems to offer a lot of good advice. My girlfriend and I are considering a move to Charleston. I crave warm weather, the ocean and outdoor activities, as does she. From that perspective, Charleston seems like a good fit. I have read many posts and forums on the neighborhoods, schools and things of that nature so I do not need any other advice on the subject. I am trying to discover some more of the intangibles.
She is from Ohio and Jewish, I am from Indianapolis and Catholic. Neither one of us are particulary religious. Both of us are artistic and independent/democrats. I have been many times as a tourist but have heard that people from other states will never seem to fit in with the locals. I have also heard that it is a very conservative and Baptist city. Would people with our demographics fit in with the city culture? Both of us are very laid back, respective of differing viewpoints and cultures. We would never be the kind of transplants to attempt to change where we are to where we are from.
She has a job in advertising, I have two masters degrees, one in public administration and one in informatics.
Anyone have any thoughts on the matter?
Re: Moving to Charleston......
Sounds to me that you are both pretty independent and open minded so think it's a good fit. You have described my situation. I moved to a southern town 12 years ago. I love it. There have been many challenges though, religious and cultural intolerance the most prevalent. I would still recommend the move because the positives still outweighed the detractions.
Welcome to VT.
Re: Moving to Charleston......
Charleston is a cosmopolitan city. With military bases there for many years, many types of people have settled there. Yes, the south is generally conservative and religious. As a native southerner, I love and appreciate that fact. What many northerners call "intolerance" we call "conviction". We do not require people to believe like us to be our friends as long as we are not treated in a condescending manner. We do not "thump Bibles" as we are often referred to - we'd rather try to live it than thump it. If you move to the area and are friendly and respectful of the culture, you will enjoy a welcome and hospitality that will be refreshing. If your neighbor invites you to church, that's courtesy, not a requirement. Come with an open mind that northerners seem to be proud of, and you'll enjoy yourself. best wishes.