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About our Hotel

Location: Downtown/City Center

  • Location: Downtown/City Center
  • Closest City: CHARLESTON
  • Distance From Hotel: 0.0MI
  • Local time zone: GMT-04:00

Check In: 3:00 PM Check Out: 11:00 AM

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age: 21
  • Late checkout available

Credit cards

Credit cards

  • American Express
  • Carte Blanche
  • Diners Club
  • Discover
  • Master Card
  • Visa

Accessibility

Accessibility

  • Number of Rooms:7
  • Parking
  • Service Animals Allowed

Languages

Languages

  1. English
  2. Spanish
  3. Japanese

Pet Policy

Pet Policy

MUST BOOK A PET FRIENDLY ROOM TYPE. ROOM TYPE NAME MUST SAY PET FRIENDLY 2 pets max per room. 25 dollars per day with max of 150 dollars per stay. Pets must be crated or leashed and not left alone in rooms. Dogs and cats only. Breed restrictions.
Pet fee amount  25.00  USD  per night

What's Nearby

What's Nearby

Attraction:
The Citadel Johnson Hagood Stadium
Distance From Hotel:0.5MI
Attraction:
Joseph P. Riley Stadium
Distance From Hotel:0.5MI
Attraction:
Charleston Farmer's Market
Distance From Hotel:1.5MI
Attraction:
South Carolina Aquarium
Distance From Hotel:2.0MI

Parking

Parking

  • Number of parking spaces:108
  • Car Parking Available
  • Free on site parking. Parking is limited to one vehicle per room. RVand truck parking not permitted. Parking permit will be issued upon checked. No overnight parking for unregistered guests. Motorcoach/tour bus parking available - restrictions apply.

Internet

Standard Internet Service

Standard Internet service is free for all guests
Wireless Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas
Wired Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas

Facility

Facility

  • Hotel renovated inFebruary 01, 2013
  • Total number of rooms:153
  • Total number of suites:2
  • Total number of rooms with only one bed:65
  • Total number of rooms with only double beds:88
  • Total number of non-smoking rooms:153
  • Total number of rooms for the physically challenged:7
  • Interior corridor
  • Total number of floors:8

Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown - Ashley River

We are perfectly located adjacent to the Medical University of South Carolina and in close proximity to Charleston's Historic District. The Holiday Inn Express features views of the Ashley River, a beautiful outdoor pool, Express Start hot breakfast and free high-speed wireless Internet. We are also just down the street from Brittlebank Park with its state-of-the-art playground and fishing pier and
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Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown - Ashley River

We are perfectly located adjacent to the Medical University of South Carolina and in close proximity to Charleston's Historic District. The Holiday Inn Express features views of the Ashley River, a beautiful outdoor pool, Express Start hot breakfast and free high-speed wireless Internet. We are also just down the street from Brittlebank Park with its state-of-the-art playground and fishing pier and within walking distance to Joe Riley Baseball Field, home of the Charleston Riverdogs. Plus, we are convenient to the Charleston area's many historic plantations, golf courses, and pristine beaches.

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We surpass other Charleston, SC hotels thanks to our terrific location. Being along the Charleston DASH Trolley route, getting to Historic Charleston is a breeze. And if you're here visiting the Medical University of South Carolina, we are within just a few blocks.

Guest Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 212 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SC Getaway My stay overall was good. I had one small issue and management addressed it as soon as they were informed. My room was clean and comfortable. Nice, quiet, and relaxing just the way I like it. We were just close enough to downtown. May 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by easy drive to historic area The =room was lovely, the breakfast area very nice & the coffee very good, but the hot breakfast choices tasted just awful, if you want more than cold cereal or bagel,l go out & have a GOOD breakfast SOMEWHERE ELSE April 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Would stay here again The service was top notch, friendly and courteous. The room was comfortable and the staff was helpful. They printed maps for me if needed and provided address information to various locations. This hotel is centrally located for everything that we did and saw. I would recommend this hotel to friends and family. Great job! April 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by good experience overall especially the entier staff The only negative would be the air conditioner was set at 62 and it took awhile to warm up, plus the conditioner made too much noise. April 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Charleston Bucket List My husband and I decided to visit Charleston and wanted to find a place close to the downtown area while not paying the big downtown prices. We found it with Holiday Inn Express CHARLESTON US HWY 17 & I-526. Downtown was about 8 or 9 minutes away, depending on traffic, it was a straight shot down Rte 17. The hotel was also close to all the other points of interest. As for the hotel staff they were great! Very helpful all around. They gave us great suggestions for place to visit, eat at, etc. Everything was always clean, and well presented. The breakfasts served where fine; depending on the time it could be a little crowded, but overall it was good. The only drawback, and it is very minor, was a “stale,” perhaps cigarette smoke smell that lingered in the hallways. This hotel accommodates both non-smokers and smokers. Maybe a better filtration systems is needed, it would not stop me from going again and enjoying myself. TM April 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great food selection and comfortable rooms. My husband and I were on a road trip to several southern cities. We thoroughly enjoyed the Charleston area for it beauty and history. When we first arrived, I wished the staff were more informed about Charleston city and it's restaurants. Thank you! April 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Will we return? That would be a definite yes since the quality, cleanliness, and staff made our stay very comfortable. Thank you! April 4, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Pretty sad. Rude staff member The staff that checked us in were polite and efficient , unfortunately that is where the good points end.. The room was loud. Heard constant banging of doors and such all night long. The saddest part of the trip was breakfast where an angry breakfast worker practically shoved everyone out of the way saying "'excuse me" in anything but a polite voice. I must say I was underwhelmed overall. April 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Value You can't go wrong with this Holiday Inn Express. The staff were very friendly. The room was so comfortable. The beds are great! The location was great for a variety of destinations. The free breakfast was very well done. I would love to stay there again! March 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great value. Been going to this holiday inn for many years, had many managers in charge over that time, all have maintained a good property with great help. Quality standards are still very high. Thank you March 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good value for the money. Helpful staff, clean room, good value for the money. March 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice business trip to Charleston Everything was great, my only concern is for Holiday Inn Express as a whole. Can you offer something different once in a while for breakfast? I love Holiday Inn Express, I use an IHG hotel every chance I can so for someone who spends 3 nights a week in a hotel, just want a little variety for breakfast. And BTW, the breakfast options are not that great to begin with but I do appreciate it March 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quiet, Comfortable, Great Service This is the 3rd Holiday Inn Express in which we have stayed in the Charleston area. This property lived up the usual standards of High quality accomodations with Great Service. The hostess at the desk greated us with a smile, effiently checked us in & made sure we had no unanswered questions. We even arrived early, and they were happy to check us in early since there was a room ready. Our room was nice & cool, clean, quiet and comfortable. We were very close to the lobby, yet did not hear any noises. Room #107. Later on, the front desk called to make sure we had everything we needed! The beds were very comfortable - memory foam maybe? As usual, you could select the type of pillow you wanted (soft/firm). The continental breakfast was included, and had a choice of pancakes, eggs, gravy biscuits, bakon, cinnamon rolls and more. The area is a bit small if you get there during prime time (after 8:30), but nearly all hotels are that way. Finally, location. It's easy to get to 526 (very close), and of course, the hotel is on hwy 17. It isn't far to get to Folly Beach, or even Downtown Charleston. There is also a mall nearby and plenty of restaurants. Just look off hwy 17, a lot are not on the highway. A great stay. March 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pleasant Staff When we arrived the front desk was very busy. The woman looking after the check-in was very pleasant and accommodating. She did an excellent job getting everyone settled and to there rooms. Our room was nice and clean and bed was comfortable. We only stayed the one night and we enjoyed our stay. March 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCE! As we are Holiday Inn Express Priority Club members, we have stayed in quite a few! This one has to be one of the better ones! The staff, location, and comfort were outstanding....easy off/on to downtown Charleston, the plantations, and USS Yorktown! I would recommend this hotel to ANYONE who want a great place to stay in comfort.....we will be back! February 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Best Value In Town My sister and I took a short trip to Charleston recently. It was my 4th time but her first time to visit the city. This is the first time for me to stay at this hotel. It was so easy to get downtown to all that is going on;close to Magnolia Plantation;staff directed us to Gilligans,a local sefood resaurant, which was a great relaxed place to eat. This hotel was very clean.The beds were awesome. The staff was helpful and really knows what customer service is all about. Compared to downtown prices, this is a great valuse. I would definitely stay here again. February 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great value and excellent cruise ship package The staff was very helpful with sightseeing ideas. The included breakfast was excellent. Good value received with the "Don't miss the boat" package. The shuttle drivers taking us to and from the cruise ship were prompt and courtesy. Highly recommend this property to anyone traveling to Charleston, SC. February 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable bed and good breakfast Both my husband and I loved the bed, which doesn't happen often since we have different preferences. I think it was a memory foam of some sort. The breakfast buffet had a decent selection with fruit, cereal, pancakes, yogurt, eggs (scrambled and hard boiled#, bacon, biscuits and gravy, and an assortment of bread #bagels, English muffins, muffin, etc.) which was welcome after staying at a higher star hotel the previous weekend with a much lesser selection. But I am also partial to Holiday Inn's cinnamon rolls and was very happy! We got in late and left at check-out so interaction with the staff was minimum, but the little we had was pleasant. The halls also seemed quiet. Overall nice place at a decent price. February 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent stay. I was blown away with the staff and value for this stay. We have been on the road for about a month and this was the quietest and most comfortable room yet. So very pleased we chose this hotel and highly recommend this hotel! Thank you all so much. January 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Staff was great! The best part of my stay was the friendly staff. I felt like family - everyone was genuine, helpful, and kind. Thank you all! January 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice stay The room was clean, and the beds were comfortable. The best part was the complimentary breakfast--there was a much better selection than other hotels we have stayed at. The hotel was very close to Citadel mall and many restaurants. Downtown Charleston was only about a 10 minute drive. January 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great stay! This was perhaps one of our better stays in a motel in years. The bed was perfect, the sheets were comfortable, and the shower was the perfect combination of water flow and temperature. I'd stay here any day. We're actually thinking about contacting the company to buy one of their mattresses. January 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by My Christmas in Charleston W/Family When I arrived at the Front Desk there was no one there to greet me but a sign at the desk that read with another guest. After 8 mins a young lady came in from outside & waited on me. I suppose due to the holiday they were short handed. She confirm my reservation but did not recognized me as a Paltium Member, which I am a custom to. All else went well as for the room, clean, well supplied and ez access for family. January 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by My favorite in charleston We have family in the area and this is always our choice if we need a place to stay. Convenient location. Comfy, clean and quiet rooms. Staff at front desk and breakfast very friendly and helpful. It's a winner January 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Friendly service Nice experience especially with a friendly staff!! January 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Charleston for Christmas Our family decided to experience Charleston during the holiday season and this hotel was well situated for us to get into and out of downtown relatively easily. Sherry at the front desk was very accommodating as we arrived prior to 4pm and she found us an available room right away. The room was perfect for our stay. December 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Motel This is our 2nd stay and we must say we have been very pleased both times. Great location, good breakfast variety, nice clean rooms, good bed, etc. December 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clean Hotel and Excellent Service This hotel is in a great location and convenient to downtown Charleston. The front desk staff was very friendly, even allowing us to check in early. The breakfast was pretty decent and everything was fresh. Our room was very clean and the beds were very comfortable. This is my official hotel for my visits to Charleston. December 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Location easy to get to and close to attractions. Liked being able to walk to rest. December 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Stay We were in Charleston for a short one night stay. The staff was very accommodating, I'm a platinum member and was upgraded to a King suite which was very nice. We had to leave before breakfast was served but they went to the back and got us a pastry. Clean and comfortable room, would stay here again next time we're in Charleston. December 18, 2013
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