$123 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jun 21, 2015 Check-out: Jun 24, 2015

Holiday Inn Express CHARLESTON DWTN - ASHLEY RIVER

3 stars
View map of 250 Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29403

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
40 reviews
Perfect

Very nice hotel . Although not near town the free bus stop is right out the front. Fat food outlets... See full review

  • Ridda
  • Aug 24, 2014
Great getaway

Clean room, comfortable bed. Great, friendly staff. See full review

  • The TravelingCouple 2011
  • Jul 9, 2014
Downtown Charleston hotel with free Wi-Fi offers river views
The Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown - Ashley River has affordable rooms just minutes from the downtown historic district. The city's free trolley shuttle stops near the hotel every 30 minutes. The hotel rooms have step-out balconies, refrigerators, microwave ovens and a view of either the city or Ashley River. The hotel offers free parking and free Wi-Fi throughout the property.
Highlights
  • Express Start hot breakfast and free high speed wireless Internet
  • close to Charleston historic district and local attractions
  • serene views of the Ashley river and outdoor swimming pool 
Rooms
All Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown - Ashley River rooms have step-out balconies, refrigerators, microwave ovens and a view of either the city or Ashley River. Executive guest rooms also have flat-screen TVs.
Features
Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown has an outdoor pool and sundeck. Parking is free and so is Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

Dining
Pizzeria & Bar serves a wide assortment of specialty pizzas, pastas, burgers and fries, chicken wings, salads, hot subs and more. Poolside dining and beverage service are offered April to October at the Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown - Ashley River.
Transportation
  • Charleston International Airport (11.2 mi/18 km)
  • Amtrak station (8.5 mi/13.7 km)
  • Free downtown trolley shuttle stops 120 yards away
  • Close to U.S. 17 and Interstate 26

Attractions
  • Charleston Visitor Center (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Fort Sumter and Dinner Cruises (2.2 mi/3.5 km)
  • South Carolina Aquarium (2.2 mi/3.5 km)
  • Patriots Point Naval Museum/USS Yorktown (5.5 mi/8.9 km)
  • Charleston Area Convention Center (9.1 mi/14.6 km)
  • Folly Beach (10.2 mi/16.4 km)
  • Magnolia Plantation (11.6 mi/18.7 km)
Business
  • The first-floor Magnolia room accommodates up to 75 people
  • The eighth-floor executive board room seats up to 10 people

Policies and fees
Pets allowed, all sizes (fees apply). Smoke-free facility.

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

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Tennis
Dining
Continental breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Concierge desk
In-Room Safe
FAX
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Johnson Hagood Stadium: 0.5 mi
  • The Citadel: 0.7 mi
  • Children's Museum of the Lowcountry: 1.1 mi
  • Charleston Music Hall: 1.1 mi
  • Charleston Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Aiken-Rhett House: 1.3 mi
  • Unitarian Church in Charleston: 1.4 mi
  • Theater99: 1.4 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist: 1.4 mi
  • Audbon Swamp Garden: 1.5 mi
  • Gibbes Museum of Art: 1.5 mi
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr.Bridge: 1.5 mi
  • The Black Fedora: 1.6 mi
  • St. Michael's Episcopal Church: 1.6 mi
  • Dock Street Theater: 1.6 mi
  • Johnson Hagood Stadium: 0.5 mi
  • The Citadel: 0.7 mi
  • Children's Museum of the Lowcountry: 1.1 mi
  • Charleston Music Hall: 1.1 mi
  • Charleston Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Aiken-Rhett House: 1.3 mi
  • Unitarian Church in Charleston: 1.4 mi
  • Theater99: 1.4 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist: 1.4 mi
  • Audbon Swamp Garden: 1.5 mi
  • Gibbes Museum of Art: 1.5 mi
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr.Bridge: 1.5 mi
  • The Black Fedora: 1.6 mi
  • St. Michael's Episcopal Church: 1.6 mi
  • Dock Street Theater: 1.6 mi
  • The Calhoun Mansion: 1.7 mi
  • Nathaniel Russell House: 1.7 mi
  • Heyward-Washington House: 1.7 mi
  • South Carolina Aquarium: 1.8 mi
  • Port Charleston: 1.8 mi
  • Old Exchange & Provost: 1.8 mi
  • Charleston Waterfront Park: 1.8 mi
  • Edmonston-Alston House: 1.9 mi
  • Magnolia Cemetry: 2.3 mi
  • American Military Museum: 4.4 mi
  • Morris Island Lighthouse: 7.3 mi
  • Drayton Hall: 9.3 mi
  • Magnolia Plantation & Gardens: 10.1 mi
  • Middleton Place: 13.1 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express CHARLESTON DWTN - ASHLEY RIVER

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
40 out of 40
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.9

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express CHARLESTON DWTN - ASHLEY RIVER

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Malarie G.
Business
N/A
May 2, 2015

Quick trip

The hotel was a good deal and close to my friend's house. It's not really in downtown, but if you walk for 15-20 minutes, you'll be on King Street.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express CHARLESTON DWTN - ASHLEY RIVER

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
18 students and traveling
Business
Augusta, GA
Sep 15, 2014

great trip

I took 18 international students on a weekend trip to Charleston, SC. I picked this hotel location because it was close to downtown but did not have the downtown price. The ride to Hyman's Seafood from the hotel was less than 10 min. The staff checked us in quickly because we were running late to our next tour. The hotel was clean, fresh and friendly. They accommodated my request to have all 7 rooms on the same floor. Yes I will go there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Bulldog Ghost walk tour was great. We had a great storyteller and the kids where all ears to hear every word she said.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express CHARLESTON DWTN - ASHLEY RIVER

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ridda
Business
Langwarrin, Australia
Aug 24, 2014

Perfect

Very nice hotel . Although not near town the free bus stop is right out the front. Fat food outlets nearby if required & the staff were extremely helpful

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express CHARLESTON DWTN - ASHLEY RIVER

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
squareboxer
Business
New York
Aug 11, 2014

not so downtown afterall

unfortunately someone forgot to mention that "downtown" Hotel does not mean central or more importantly Historic downtown location at all, which is a huge disappointment. Also, i booked a room with breakfast, someone should have let me know that its a "complementary" breakfast which is not worth the up charge or description "breakfast" at all.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express CHARLESTON DWTN - ASHLEY RIVER

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ouray Fan
Business
Ouray, CO
Aug 7, 2014

Walking distance to everything in downtown

A great compromise between price and location. For those who enjoy a good walk, a half hour's walking will get you to the aquarium, the Fort Sumter museum, and all of downtown and the historic district.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Gaulart & Maliclet French Cafeteria is awesome!

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Review of Holiday Inn Express CHARLESTON DWTN - ASHLEY RIVER

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ric96
Business
Charlotte, NC
Aug 7, 2014

It was OK

Hotel was fair. They could be a bit more organized for breakfast time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Good location between downtown charleston and Folly beach

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Review of Holiday Inn Express CHARLESTON DWTN - ASHLEY RIVER

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
recruit with me
Business
greenville, sc
Jul 17, 2014

business meeting in the area

The lighting in the room was not conducive to reading or working on the computer. No comfortable chairs, balcony doors did not open. Staff were courteous but did not go out of their way to extend southern hospitality. Breakfast bar acceptable. Limited assistance with area attractions and dining.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express CHARLESTON DWTN - ASHLEY RIVER

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tomek the traveller
Business
Madison, NJ
Jul 16, 2014

Road Trip

Clean room. Noisy AC unit. Location close to ghetto areas.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Magnolias. Best seafood.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express CHARLESTON DWTN - ASHLEY RIVER

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
The TravelingCouple 2011
Business
Charleston
Jul 9, 2014

Great getaway

Clean room, comfortable bed. Great, friendly staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express CHARLESTON DWTN - ASHLEY RIVER

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Charleston travelor
Business
Charlotte, nc
Jul 7, 2014

Good price for location

Just far enough where you need to take a cab to get to market street. Way cheaper than staying at a hotel around king st. / market st.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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