Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 243
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Shimmerman Nice staff
This was our second stay at the Charleston HI-Riverview. Again, the staff was very helpful and courteous. Tamara, the bartender was very pleasant and fun! The view from the restaurant is tremendous! But this two night visit did not compare to our visit in January, 2014. The 12th floor room was not as nice and was not as comfortable as our 9th floor room.
February 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DJ old Great Staff
The staff was very knowledgeable in all aspects of
destinations and specific locations for exhibits and tours.
The dinning staff were most pleasing and provided
answers to all food order questions.
February 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JHBJr. Besy Stay
I have stay at many places, but my stay here was the best ever. I will stay there again when I come back.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RichardMR Josh
Josh should be a manager instead of clerk. His attention to detail is superb. View always incredible. Open balconies.
February 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by IHGBigWin2014 Good Location !! Excellent Staff !!
As a Gold member, check-in staff recognized the status and got automatic room upgrade. Breakfast buffet was excellent.
January 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Proud Mom Comfortable & Convenient
I love this hotel! It is in the best location for my needs. I have a child attending college in Charleston, and have to spend the night on occasion, for events, pick-ups, drop-offs, etc. While it is a bit expensive (even with a discount), there's not anywhere else I'd rather stay. The restaurant and room service food is fantastic! The rooms and beds are great and very clean and have great views!
January 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by steven2214123 What a great place to stay and have fun
If you pass this hotel you have missed a great place. They are the best.
January 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LMSLWS Vacation
The hotel staff was very nice and helpful! We arrived early and our room was not ready but we recived a phone call when the room was ready. Love they offer free shuttle service to downtown Charleston.
January 5, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by beperkinson nye stay for wife birthday
Overall was good. The bed was confortable. Nice view from the room. Bathroom a little outdated. The only disappointment was the restaurant. Despite the nice skyline view, breakfast was horrible. Food quality and preparation was very poor. Food cold and dry and the hollandaise sauce was like runny scramble eggs... Would stay there again but not eat there again.
January 5, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Suesie2 Good value
Came to Charleston SC for New Years Eve with friends and have stayed here before. I was disappointed with the cleanliness of the shower in our room. It was not cleaned as the shower had a wad of long hair stuck to the shower wall. The time before when I stayed here all was clean. The shuttle to the Battery was very conveint didn't have to worry about parking. Will give this hotel another chance but will check room out closer before excepting. N.C.
January 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Epp1957 Great service in the bar!
Jo the server in the bar is the best!!! Friendly, hard working and a great person!
January 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Charliebear1613 Happy
We were very happy with our stay here. The hotel was very close to the downtown area.
January 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jess2525 Great time with a Wedding Party
We had reservations with a wedding party. The rates were great and the rooms we very nice and clean. The staff could have been friendlier, but in their defense they seemed fairly busy most of the times. Bar and cocktail waitress were very attentive and friendly. The only complain we had was that the wedding party asked to be put together and not one of the rooms were on the same floor. As for everything else it was an all around good stay.
December 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GGBR Clean comfortable room. Great place for a party!
Attended a company party here. Room was very clean. comfortable bed. Great view. Very good breakfast buffet. Good value.
December 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sally20000 great bed
great location to run into Charleston Proper....exiting onto highway is a little hazardous!
December 4, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JustATraveler Terrible room / Good service
We recently visited Charleston which is where I am from and frequent often. Normally I stay downtown but wanted to try the Holiday in with a view. The staff was very friendly and dinning upstairs was pleasant but the room was less than desirable! The shower curtain was falling and when I tried to close it the curtain would fall to the middle and water would get everywhere. The windows around the sliding door were not sealed well and we felt a cold draft which was not very peaceful. The room was also not the cleanest I have ever stayed in. I will probably not be returning to stay here which is sad because we did like the view and the staff.
December 4, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MoeandCofromOrlando Thanksgiving stay
Lovely view, absolutely terrible food and not very good service.
December 4, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by disappointedcruiser Avoid the "Stay and Cruise" package
We were very disappointed. The hotel is older, but well maintained and the rooms are fine...however, we chose it for the "stay and cruise" feature and recommended restaurant and those were regrettable decisions....when we called and asked, we were told we could get a 10:30 shuttle to the cruise ship the morning after our stay--but upon arrival, we were told that we'd have to wait until the early afternoon shuttle, that we should have signed up earlier. Nobody told us!! When we wanted to go up for dinner at the restaurant they brag about on the website, they had a sign up that it was closed for a private party--again, nobody had told us!! so we piled in our car, went out for dinner, and when we got back--no parking spaces anywhere!!...we were told "just park on the grass, we wont tow you." Finally, when we went down for our breakfast included in our package the next morning, we had to wait 30 minutes for a table---the restaurant manager lady seemed mad that so many people had showed up and they were wholly unprepared....it looks like a good deal on line, but the hotel does a poor job of execution. This hotel would be OK for just a room to stay in on a regular trip to Charleston, but you need to pass on the "stay and cruise."
December 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by davenann Great room, cold restaurant
Overall the service and staff at this hotel were very good, the shuttle bus excellent, as was our room. However the restaurant was very cold and when we remarked on this was told the heating had broken down and we were given a 10% discount to our meal. The temperature outside was under 40 so not amused at having to eat in a good hotel with coats on! We never even attempted to breakfast there on our 2 night stay nor have dinner on our second night. The service was very slow and the food not even on hot plates, all in a very lukewarm experience! Come on Holiday Inn - you can do better - fan heaters?
November 29, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Trilby Review
Plumbing was not fixed. breakfast not included in room price.
November 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by travellerfromtexas Just a few quibbles
Some service issues in the restaurant...staff inattentive and unprofessional.
Housekeeping didn't empty the trashcans or replace the soap/shampoo one day, and didn't leave fresh bath towels the next day. However, bed was made, and things were cleaned up.
Front desk staff were consistently good, however. Friendly, etc.
The room was good...beds comfortable, room was clean, etc.
The walls seem thin...could hear TV or conversation one night.
Shuttle was pretty good and consistent. Was kind of late to pick up from downtown one night, but only by about 15 minutes or so.
November 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Vacationer3 Good Staff and Service
What made this a good location was the shuttle service to downtown Charleston. We did not have to drive our car. Drivers were very informative and helpful in answering questions.
Had the breakfast buffet twice and was disappointed both times. The food that was to be hot was only warm.
Enjoyed the wonderful view from the dining room/bar. Did go to bar one night and enjoyed the atmosphere.
November 11, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by exports room was fine
Food and service needs considerable improvment. selection and display need real upgrades
November 7, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MikeinDC Not what I expected
While the staff were very helpful, professional and friendly, the room left a litle to be desired. The toilet did not flush properly and it took about 20 minutes for the water to get hot in the shower. The tub had cracks in it and was in serios need of updating. I'm not sure I would recommend this property to anyone. The bar was outstanding and had a great view.
November 7, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by canadianretiredcouple Poor service
The shuttle was the only good thing about this hotel. We had a pizza delivery man banging endlessly on our door at 3:30 am for a pizza we did not order. He had the wrong room. When we tried to complain, we got tired of endlessly repeating our story. The manager was always too busy. We were told that the manager would call us, and that they would call the manager at home. Only the manager they called was not the manager on duty the next day. I generally like Holiday Inn, but the service at this site was terrible.
I was told be a person at reception that since I had prepaid the room I was out of luck.
Terrible service, and the parking lot is very difficult to get in and out of.
Really puts a negative to the IHG chain.
November 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Yitz59 Great area/location. Close to all sites and attractions!!!
The hotel and it's staff are top notch. A #1 in my book. From check in to check out the staff was always smiling. They informed us of events upstairs in the lounge/bar area. I went to two, Sunday's and Thursday's nites events. I enjoyed both nites. The food served is excellent quality and of a good representation of the local flavors. I really enjoyed dining and the views from the rooftop at sunset were amazing. After long days working in the downtown area coming back to the hotel was like coming home. Very comfortable and relaxing. I would recommend this hotel to all.
October 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by caroll45 Good hotel experience
This was my second stay at this hotel and I enjoyed it. The location is just right for my interests and the staff was very welcoming. However, the noise bothered me--slamming doors, unidentifiable noises, etc.
October 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A1bunny Great Service
Comfortable bed, clean facilities, great service. Convient to Charleston Historic District and great views
October 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bridonna68 Quiet room and friendly service
Our room was clean and comfortable. The A/C & heat unit was quiet too. The location is away from downtown, but the free shuttle service runs every 2 hours and is convenient if you want to avoid traffic hassles. The shuttle however always runs late and standing around waiting for it to return was a real drag. Take your car and use a parking garage. It's not that expensive! The roof top restaurant was nice but the food was very average. The staff is professional and friendly. This hotel is a good value for the price, especially comparing rates to the downtown hotels. Parking in the hotel lot is free and adequate spaces are available.
October 29, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by GeorgiaTraveler85 Comfortable bed and friendly staff
We enjoyed our stay in Charleston and found the Charleston Riverview Inn to meet most of our expectations. Part of the reason we chose this hotel was the for the balcony! Upon arriving we learned that the balcony doors have been permanently shut. Very disappointing that we could not step outside to enjoy the beautiful views of Charleston that the balcony would have afforded. If I had known this, I would not have made a reservation and that will keep me from staying in this hotel again in the future. Our water was shut off one night when we were trying to get ready to go downtown. The manager on duty told me it would be back on in fifteen minutes, I don't know if she was lying to me or honestly thought it would be back on in fifteen minutes, but it was off for the better part of an hour. The vending machine on the 12th floor stole my money twice, so watch out for that. Most of the staff was friendly and the food and drinks in the rooftop restaurant were pretty good considering it was hotel fare. The beds were extremely comfortable and we enjoyed the large rooms making it easy to unpack and move around. The complimentary shuttle downtown was a huge plus for people like us who did not want to fool with parking downtown. Not sure I would stay here again, but perfect for a one or two night trip.
October 29, 2013