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“Downtown Chucktown Shuttle” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Residence Inn Charleston Downtown/Riverview

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Residence Inn Charleston Downtown/Riverview
Ranked #32 of 60 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Layton, Utah
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131 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Downtown Chucktown Shuttle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2012

We usually stay at Marriott hotels when we travel and Residence Inn is our preference for a few reasons. 1. They are consistent with outstanding service. 2. They always have an outdoor gas grill. 3. They have all the creature comforts of home, i.e., refrigerator, stove, etc. The bonus is the breakfast bar and the manager's reception. For the price I don't think you can find a better deal in a hotel chain. This Inn was no exception. When we inquired about using the grill we were told just give us a call before hand we'll make sure it is clean, lit, and the utensils are ready, you can't ask for anything else short of grilling your meal for you. The main reason we selected this hotel for our Charleston visit was for the downtown shuttle. It runs hourly from 5 PM until 11 PM and drops you and picks you up right in the heart of downtown Charleston. This shuttle makes it a breeze to get back and forth and eliminates any parking or designated driver challenges. Plus you have the opportunity to compare notes with fellow travelers. The downside if there is one is that it was a bit disappointing to be so close to the river and not have a good view.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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601 reviews
127 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2012

At first I didn't think this hotel would be good choice because it was not located in the heart of the old city. The staff was nice, the room was spacious and they feed you. Breakfast and happy hour with food is all complimentary. We were planning on eating in the city but didn't have to, the food was really good. After 500pm the hotel provides free shuttle service into the old part of the city, what a plus.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room, ours was noisy because of the A/C outside our window.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Creeping_Death_LA
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Finksburg, Maryland
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2012

We stayed at the Residence Inn in a two bedroom suite from july 1 - july 5th. The staff were tremendously helpful beyond the normal... giving us directions (printed out before i finished asking), a list of July 4th activities, extremely friendly and when the shuttle to downtown (free by the way) filled before we got on, I am pretty sure they hired a taxi service to take the next group waiting (us and some others) before the next scheduled shuttle.
Clean rooms, great Staff from desk, to housekeeping.

Only disappointment was that the room rate nearly doubled on July 4th even though we had been there for 3 days. Of course, we knew this going in, but I still think that is wrong.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Vicki M
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Charleston, South Carolina
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2012

This hotel is one of our favorites. We have stayed here as a family twice- once 8 years ago and once a week ago. It was exactly how we remembered- clean, comfortable, and possessing an excellent and attentive staff. We were greeted with freshly-made root beer floats when we arrived in the early evening. This hotel frequently offers complimentary snacks and heavy hor d'oeuvres most evenings; however we did not stick around for any of these as we were in Charleston, SC where there are just too many fantastic restaurants to visit instead!

It meets our needs because unlike most Residence Inn's I have researched, this one offers two bedroom and two bathroom suites. This set-up allows us to visit more in that we're all together. We also feel like we're saving money as opposed to having to get two rooms elsewhere.

The location is great- downtown Charleston and the surrounding islands are easily accessible- and there is a scenic California Dreaming restaurant (with a great bar- surrounded by the marina!) in walking distance from the hotel.

Another great thing about this hotel is the complimentary breakfast- they go all out. Eggs, sausage, fresh fruit, danishes, muffins, cereals, yogurts, juices, oatmeal (with raisins, walnuts, brown sugar and granola), and even make-your-own Belgian waffles. The breakfast bar is staffed by friendly and attentive employees that welcomed us with a "good morning" each day.

I am so pleased to see that after nearly a decade, this hotel is just as great as we remembered!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank SwtVABrz7
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Pulaski, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights and I'm sad it wasn't longer. Upon check-in we were told that we had been given a "complimentary upgrade." I had booked a one bedroom suite. We ended up with a 2 bedroom balcony room. The staff is awesome. Each and every staff member we came in contact from the housekeeper to the facilities people, looked us in the eye and said good morning or good evening. I've stayed in 4-stars where that doesn't happen.

Our room was fantastic. We had the room darkening drapes which, if you're like me and want it black when you sleep, was helpful. The room was very spacious. The "master bedroom" had it's own lounge chairs and a table on the balcony and there was another set outside the living room. They were really plush. We had everything we needed in the kitchen including a small dish soap. The beds were comfortable and there were plenty of towels. The bathroom was sparkly clean. Our room had queen size beds in both of the bedrooms.

If you want to go downtown in the evening, I highly recommend using the complimentary shuttle. We used it I'm glad we did. We were dropped off right near the Old World Market. The shuttle runs every 30 minutes from 5:30 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.

We didn't get a chance to go the the manager's reception, but it sounded good. The breakfast was your typical juice, muffins, waffles, and cereal. It was kept well stocked and clean. As with all of these, they do get busy so go early if you can.

We will absolutely stay here again the next time in Charleson. They had me at "complimentary upgrade."

Room Tip: Ask for a balcony room. You won't be sorry.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Armywife97
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Additional Information about Residence Inn Charleston Downtown/Riverview

Property: Residence Inn Charleston Downtown/Riverview
Address: 90 Ripley Pointe Dr, Charleston, SC 29407-7597
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Business Hotel in Charleston
#26 Family Hotel in Charleston
#33 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
Price range (per night): ₹ 10,346 - ₹ 23,754
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Charleston Downtown/Riverview 3*
Number of rooms: 119
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Residence Inn by Marriott Charleston Downtown/Riverview is just 1.5 miles from the Historic District and is close to The Citadel, College of Charleston, Roper Hospital and MUSC. Your next business meeting will be a success in our Ashley Meeting Room, perfect for board meetings. Conveniently located near I-26 and I-526, this downtown Charleston hotel will prove to be your home away from home. From breathtaking views of the Battery and beaches to the historic homes and plantations, guests will fall in love with all this Southern City has to offer. Charleston will leave you in awe with its unique culture, low-country dining, arts and recreation. With fantastic amenities, the Residence Inn by Marriott Charleston Downtown/Riverview is the ideal choice whether traveling for business or leisure. ... more   less 
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