$116 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 24, 2014 Check-out: Dec 26, 2014

Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District

3 stars
345 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29403
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
96 reviews
Charleston weekend

My only complaint was that the drink machine on my floor (second) was not kept full and it took my... See full review

  • American Cruise Couple
  • Dec 2, 2014
loved it!

We Could walk everywhere !! it was nice! to was clean !!! enjoyed! See full review

  • Sunshineking
  • Feb 1, 2014
Charleston business hotel with swimming pool near major tourist sites
The Hampton Inn Charleston - Historic District is the only antebellum hotel in the area and was restored from an 1860 railroad warehouse. This Charleston hotel is a short walk from the Charleston museum and the visitor center. Guests enjoy a free hot breakfast every morning, or if pressed for time, they can grab a take-out breakfast Monday through Friday. Free high-speed wireless Internet access is available at the Hampton Inn Charleston - Historic District. Swim some laps in the outdoor swimming pool or get a workout in the fitness center.

 

Highlights
  • Fitness center
  • Easy walking distance to many attractions
  • Free hot breakfast or takeout breakfast in a bag
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access

 

Rooms
The Hampton Inn Charleston - Historic District hotel features 170 rooms on five floors, with elevators. Both smoking and non-smoking rooms are available. Rooms have either two queen beds or one king. King bed "studies" are larger than regular king rooms and also include a sofa bed. Regular rooms with king beds include recliners. Some queen rooms offer microwaves at additional cost. All guest rooms at the Hampton Inn Charleston - Historic District hotel have coffee makers, iron/ironing board, Waterpik showerheads, free high-speed wireless Internet access and lapdesks.

 

Features
Guest at the Hampton Inn Charleston - Historic District hotel enjoy a free hot breakfast every morning. The hotel boasts a concierge desk, outdoor swimming pool, fitness center and the largest garden courtyard in the historic district. Guest rooms offer Free high-speed wireless Internet access. On-site parking is available (fees apply). The Hampton Inn Charleston - Historic District hotel staff arranges for babysitting service, children's activities, cribs and roll-away beds (fees may apply).

 

Dining
The Hampton Inn Charleston - Historic District hotel serves a free hot breakfast every morning. Monday through Friday, the hotel offers free "On The Run" breakfast bags for those in a hurry. Many restaurants are in the vicinity, including seafood, regional American and barbeque.

 

Transportation
  • Charleston International Airport (10.9 mi/17.5 km)
  • Amtrak station (7.6 mi/12.2 km)

 

Attractions
  • Charleston Museum (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Charleston Visitor Center (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Children's Museum (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Fort Sumter and dinner cruises (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • South Carolina Aquarium (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Gibbes Museum of Art (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Patriots Point Naval Museum/USS Yorktown (5 mi/8 km)
  • Charleston Area Convention Center/Performing Arts Center/Coliseum (8.9 mi/14.3 km)
  • Magnolia Plantation & Gardens (12.8 mi/20.6 km)

 

Business
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access
  • Business center
  • Fax, copy and print services (fees apply)
  • Two computers
  • One 400-square-foot meeting room and hospitality suite

Policies and fees
No pets allowed.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Exercise gym
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi

Nearby points of interest

  • Charleston Music Hall: 0.1 mi
  • Charleston Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Children's Museum of the Lowcountry: 0.1 mi
  • Aiken-Rhett House: 0.3 mi
  • Theater99: 0.3 mi
  • South Carolina Aquarium: 0.6 mi
  • The Black Fedora: 0.7 mi
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr.Bridge: 0.7 mi
  • Unitarian Church in Charleston: 0.7 mi
  • Audbon Swamp Garden: 0.7 mi
  • Gibbes Museum of Art: 0.8 mi
  • Dock Street Theater: 0.8 mi
  • Port Charleston: 0.8 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist: 0.8 mi
  • St. Michael's Episcopal Church: 0.8 mi
  • Charleston Music Hall: 0.1 mi
  • Charleston Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Children's Museum of the Lowcountry: 0.1 mi
  • Aiken-Rhett House: 0.3 mi
  • Theater99: 0.3 mi
  • South Carolina Aquarium: 0.6 mi
  • The Black Fedora: 0.7 mi
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr.Bridge: 0.7 mi
  • Unitarian Church in Charleston: 0.7 mi
  • Audbon Swamp Garden: 0.7 mi
  • Gibbes Museum of Art: 0.8 mi
  • Dock Street Theater: 0.8 mi
  • Port Charleston: 0.8 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist: 0.8 mi
  • St. Michael's Episcopal Church: 0.8 mi
  • The Calhoun Mansion: 0.9 mi
  • Charleston Waterfront Park: 0.9 mi
  • Old Exchange & Provost: 0.9 mi
  • Heyward-Washington House: 1 mi
  • Nathaniel Russell House: 1 mi
  • Johnson Hagood Stadium: 1.2 mi
  • Edmonston-Alston House: 1.2 mi
  • The Citadel: 1.4 mi
  • Magnolia Cemetry: 2.2 mi
  • American Military Museum: 5.5 mi
  • Morris Island Lighthouse: 6.8 mi
  • Drayton Hall: 10.1 mi
  • Magnolia Plantation & Gardens: 10.9 mi
  • Middleton Place: 14 mi

Dining

Restaurant
onsite

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (96)

Ratings and reviews for Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
96 out of 96
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.2

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Washington, DC
Jun 1, 2010

Pleasant Stay

The bed was comfortable. The room was clean and quiet. The wifi worked. The hotel help my bags after I checked out for a few hours and that was complimentary. The hotel puts out beverages and snacks throughout the day. The free breakfast includes sausages and cheese omelets. The courtyard is large and quiet, with tables, umbrellas, and a swimming pool. The hotel is in a great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Check out Paolo's gelato ice-cream shop for great ice-cream and authentic Italian espresso. Paolo's is next to Rue de Jean, next door to the hotel.

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Review of Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Frugal Fanny Traveler
Business
Annapolis, MD
May 19, 2010

Great hotel - great price

Hotel was VERY clean, loved the front foyer which reminded me of my own living room! We were given a copy of USA Today every morning and the breakfast buffet was fantastic! My only complaint would be that the hotel was located a little futher north than I thought but still right in the heart of the city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Ask the front desk to call a Rickshaw for you to take down town - only costs $4.00!

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Review of Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bandid
Business
Charleston, South Carolina
Apr 12, 2010

Very Pleasant Stay

The Hotel was very helpful in planning excursions and dinning.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Wear comfortable shoes! :)

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Review of Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Adairsville, Georgia
Apr 9, 2010

Wonderful location for the trolly!

Our stay at the Hampton was enjoyable. We were out and about most of the time and spent very little time at the Inn. The breakfast was great and the staff was very helpful in giving directions and other assistance.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The boat ride to Fort Sumter was not very enjoyable. It was very windy and cold. The temperture was in the 80's but the wind made it very cold. Remember to take a jacket and sit inside.

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Review of Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
pfxflyer
Business
Raleigh, NC
Apr 7, 2010

Well Suited for the Charm of Charleston

Turns out you can spend a reasonable amount of money and get a great deal in one of America's favorite destinations. Accommodations were spotless and staff went above and beyond the call. A refreshing return to the old addage, customor is king.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

a smorgasboard of culinary selections surround the visitor.

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Review of Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
highdiver
Business
Hendersonville, NC
Feb 21, 2010

Ideal Location

Great sized room with 2 queen beds. Close to restaurants and shops. Only 20 min from performing arts hall and hockey arena

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

If you love to eat bring your appetite. You can get just about anything within walking distance.

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Review of Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Richmond, VA
Jan 31, 2010

Unbeatable value and wonderful location

Friendly staff, Comfortable large rooms. Hot breakfast included, which is really good. Coffee provided all day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Rue de Jean and Coast Restaurants.

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Review of Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Spartanburg, SC
Nov 16, 2009

Someone's not honest

We went to Charleston for our babymoon, our last get away before the birth of our son. We wanted a nice hotel downtown within walking distance of the market and the historic sites. This hotel definitely fit the bill. The staff was also very friendly and accommodating. The room was not nearly as small as indicated on the site, and the bed was wonderful. The complimentary breakfast is also great. They offer a wide variety of items to get your day off to a good start!However, someone wasn't honest in the booking process. [...] The hotel was completely booked for our entire stay, but the staff did bring in a machine the next morning that helped to air out our room. The stinky room did not ruin our stay by any means, but it did get our babymoon off to an uncertain start.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Matthew Super Uncle
Business
Pearl Harbor, HI
Nov 11, 2009

Wonderful Stay

The breakfast has plenty of options and is included in the price. The room service does a great job and it doesn't matter if you don't leave the room until after lunch room service still comes in and cleans. Had dinner at Cypress on East Bay and Vendue, it was delicious, not cheap, but well worth it especially with a wine pairing. This hotel is the only one in the historic district that I know of with an included breakfast daily. And the breakfast has a good time range, 6-10 daily. Oh and there is no microwave in room...not a big deal, we popped our popcorn in the lobby and then walked back to room to watch TV.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Coast is next door to the hotel but a little hidden, ask the front desk. it is delicious seafood bar and grill

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Review of Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
arlington, va
Oct 20, 2009

Sleeping in a converted rail warehouse..

The hotel is directly across the street from the Visitors Center and the Charleston Museum; it's no more than a mile's walk to the Battery.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try any of the restaurants in the group that includes Coast, Virginia's, and Rue de Jean.

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