Stayed at the Lodge Alley Inn with my husband and parents in two separate units. Parents stayed in a one bedroom unit (overlooking an alley) and we stayed in a studio unit overlooking E. Bay. My parents were happy with their unit although they thought ours was nicer due to the interior (exposed brick walls) and the view. Their unit felt a bit more cramped as they squeezed in a kitchenette that took up space and our only had a little tiny kitchen area (coffee machine, microwave, and mini-fridge). Our studio unit was nicely furnished and well decorated. We loved the exposed brick and the Carolina Rice bed. The fireplace was a nice touch too (wish it had been double sided though)! The furniture in the sitting area was also well maintained, clean, and comfortable. The floor was kind of slanted and crazy throughout our unit but we kind of liked it. In Charleston most of the buildings are just rehabbed older historic buildings so you tend to get that kind of stuff no matter where you stay..adds to the character! There were two flatscreen TVs in the unit (one in living area another over the bed) although this doesn't really matter to me unless you have kids...why watch TV when you're in Charleston!?!? Also...we really really enjoyed the people watching from the windows overlooking E. Bay (except for the middle aged man in the condo across the street whom apparently liked to walk around naked) - we could even see a bit of the water from our room and surprisingly the sound from the street wasn't too bad. The windows were doubled so it took out a lot of the noise. The toiletries were bath and body works (in case you're wondering!) and the bathroom was average with your typical shower/tub combo. Everyone that worked at the Inn was super super friendly and helpful! The courtyard area with the fountain was nice as well. You really can't beat this location either. You are surrounded by fantastic restaurants and bars on all sides and pretty much everything is within walking distance. The only one complaint I have is that our bed was not comfortable. It was beautiful to look at though :) And beds are one of those subjective things so I can't count it against them.
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