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Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel was nice and convenient. The staff was friendly and helpful.

I stayed for just one night and everything ran as expected. My room was clean, quiet and comfortable. The hotel staff was nice and prestative.The location is very convenient, just a few steps of the main shopping área and with several restaurants in a short walking distance. It is also possible to walk from the hotel to some of the main tourist attractions. Would certainly stay again in a future visit to Charleston if the price keeps attractive.

Excellent stay! Ate at the Wentworth Grille and had a nice dinner.

My husband and I left the kids with their grandparents and escaped for an evening to Charleston. Our king room was very comfortable and we found all the staff to be very helpful and friendly. The bar/ lounge area was small but vozy and welcoming. Best of all, you are in walking distance of most of Charleston's fine dining and nightlife establishments.

The staff was extremely friendly and very accommodating. We asked about selecting a tour and they offered to book it for us, no extra cost and hassle free! We had a great time, excellent location, extremely clean room, beautiful hotel. Great coffee/pastry and luncheonette across the street. Pool was in excellent condition, water clean. My wife and I highly recommend staying here.

Lack of staff on Easter weekend made our stay less than memorable. Bar staff was not sufficiently staffed. Upon arrival room was not what we had requested. Very loud hotel guests in the hallways late at night. Breakfast waitstaff could be better trained and show more alacrity at breakfast.

Stayed here for Easter weekend, hotel seemed short staffed and very aloof....requested room with two double beds and was told it was available but upon arrival and check in I was told the room I had requested was not available....had one king bed with a roll bed sent to room. Went for breakfast in hotel restaurant and waited a while to be seated while waitstaff was playing and eating around the corner. Virtually no bar staff and outdoor seating for bar was a mess with dirty tables and used ashe trays and ashes on furniture... It took nearly 20 minutes to get three drinks...there were very loud guests on our floor until 4 am and nothing was done about it...for an Easter weekend getaway I gotta tell you for the price we were not impressed!

I stayed here on business. Staff was friendly, rooms were comfy and clean.

A beautiful hotel in a beautiful city! We loved the friendliness of the staff & cleanliness of the room. One of the best things about the hotel was location. We walked to everything....Battery Park, a boat tour to Ft Sumter, tour of the Calhoun mansion, horse & buggy tour & the farmers market in the park & countless restaurants. The hotel restaurant was also wonderful. Great breakfast! We would highly recommend the Renaissance Historic District Hotel

The staff and amenities at this hotel were great. The staff was gracious and the location just fine for what we wanted--center of town. The room was comfortable.

There were no hot showers even after I complained.

We loved everything about this hotel. We were so happy that it was right in the heart of the King Street shopping district. Could walk everywhere we needed to go. There is even a great salon across the street. We enjoyed the outdoor pool, as well.

We travel extensively overseas but had never made it to South Carolina. Had a great trip. Excellent walking around city with all of the amenities. Wonderful bars. Stayed at Renaissance. Impecably maintained. Very helpful staff. The only downer was that we had booked a king room and they gave us a double. Told us that there was no King avaialble even though the reservation asked for a King. My wife and I have not slept in a double since college days. Also for whatever reason, the pool is surrounded by gravel, thus to walk to your chair you have to step over these painful pebbles. Dumb idea. In this day and and age I am sure they can come up with better surface. But overall I would highly recommend this hotel and the city.

Hotel stay was very pleasant- room was clean and comfortable--would definitely stay at hotel again.

Room accomodations were excellent. Very clean and room was made up on time. Room service was also good, breakfast menu was very diverse and not overly expensive. Gym accomadations were well balanced and provided both cardio and strength conditioning. Service dask and concierge were all helpful throughout the stay.

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The hotel was great in all means.

The staff at the front was very rude. I had called to get 2 double beds since there were four of us traveling together. She told me 3 would have to sleep together in a King and they would have to bring in a rollaway. She also mentioned that we could go find somewhere else to stay if we did not like this. Very Rude! Will never stay there again!

it was a wonderful stay of one night. when we arrived the room was not ready yet (not a big deal, we wanted to go out anyway), so later in the evening the manager sent us a complimentary dish of local cheese to apologize for the glitch. everybody was very friendly. the hotel is walking distance from several restaurants, right in the middle of major shopping. parking is conveniently located across the street. rooms have real cable internet access, no wireless, that costs $12.95 per day.

MY INITIAL INTERACTION WITH HOTEL STAFF WAS THE FRONT DESK TRYING TO DOWN GRADE MY RESERVATION. HAD RESERVED A KING/2DBL ROOM. THEY INFORMED ME ON MY ARRIVAL THAT THEY ONLY HAD A LESS THEN DBL SINGLE BED. NOT ACCEPTABLE FOR 2 ADULT WOMEN. WHEN INFORMED THAT I HAD MADE MY RESERVATION WEEKS IN ADVANCE AND THIS WAS NOT ACCEPTABLE, THE QUESTION/COMMENT WAS MADE "YOU WENT THRU A 3RD PARTY DIDN'T YOU"? AFTER ABOUT 10MIN OF SEARCHING THEY WERE ABLE TO COME UP WITH A KING ROOM. I HAD CHECKED THE NIGHT BEFORE AND KNEW THEY HAD BEEN AVAILABLE THE NIGHT BEFORE FOR $100.00 MORE THEN WHAT I WAS PAYING. SO.... THE REST OF THE STAFF WAS VERY NICE AND HELPFUL. THE ONLY OTHER DISAPPOINTMENT WAS THE INFO IN THE ROOM SAID BUNCH ON SUNDAY TILL 12:00 BUT WHEN WE ARRIVED AT 11:00 WE WERE INFORMED IT ENDED AT 10:30. WE LEFT AND HAD A WONDERFUL BRUNCH SOMEWHERE ELSE. SO, I GUESS I SHOULD SAY THANK YOU.

68 Wentworth St Charleston SC

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to College of Charleston
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center

Located in Historic Charleston, Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel is adjacent to St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and within a 5-minute walk of Grace Episcopal Church. Each of the 166 rooms at this 4-star hotel includes a refrigerator, a coffee maker, and a flat-screen TV. College of Charleston and USS Yorktown are also near this Charleston hotel.


Dining

For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

All 166 recently renovated rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Other standard amenities include free bottled water, safes, and phones.


Property features

At Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is available for USD 24.00 per day. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 5 meeting rooms, a business center, and express check-in.

Room options

Room, Terrace

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Executive Room

King 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel

Couples (13) Business (5) Family (6) Friends (3) Other (1)
4

friendly staff

Couples

The hotel was nice and convenient. The staff was friendly and helpful.

By on Jan 15, 2015

4

clean, quiet and comfortable in a convenient location

BusinessTravelers

I stayed for just one night and everything ran as expected. My room was clean, quiet and comfortable. The hotel staff was nice and prestative.The location is very convenient, just a few steps of the main shopping área and with several restaurants in a short walking distance. It is also possible to walk from the hotel to some of the main tourist attractions. Would certainly stay again in a future visit to Charleston if the price keeps attractive.

By on Sep 20, 2014

4

renaissance charelston, sc

BusinessTravelers

Excellent stay! Ate at the Wentworth Grille and had a nice dinner.

By on Jan 25, 2014

4

great place to stay for a weekend escape to charleston

Couples

My husband and I left the kids with their grandparents and escaped for an evening to Charleston. Our king room was very comfortable and we found all the staff to be very helpful and friendly. The bar/ lounge area was small but vozy and welcoming. Best of all, you are in walking distance of most of Charleston's fine dining and nightlife establishments.

By on Dec 28, 2013

4

an excellent hotel

Couples

The staff was extremely friendly and very accommodating. We asked about selecting a tour and they offered to book it for us, no extra cost and hassle free! We had a great time, excellent location, extremely clean room, beautiful hotel. Great coffee/pastry and luncheonette across the street. Pool was in excellent condition, water clean. My wife and I highly recommend staying here.

By on Aug 23, 2013

2

easter weekend disappointment

Families

Lack of staff on Easter weekend made our stay less than memorable. Bar staff was not sufficiently staffed. Upon arrival room was not what we had requested. Very loud hotel guests in the hallways late at night. Breakfast waitstaff could be better trained and show more alacrity at breakfast.

By on Apr 2, 2013

2

easter weekend

Families

Stayed here for Easter weekend, hotel seemed short staffed and very aloof....requested room with two double beds and was told it was available but upon arrival and check in I was told the room I had requested was not available....had one king bed with a roll bed sent to room. Went for breakfast in hotel restaurant and waited a while to be seated while waitstaff was playing and eating around the corner. Virtually no bar staff and outdoor seating for bar was a mess with dirty tables and used ashe trays and ashes on furniture... It took nearly 20 minutes to get three drinks...there were very loud guests on our floor until 4 am and nothing was done about it...for an Easter weekend getaway I gotta tell you for the price we were not impressed!

By on Apr 1, 2013

5

business trip

BusinessTravelers

I stayed here on business. Staff was friendly, rooms were comfy and clean.

By on Mar 25, 2013

5

beautiful hotel

GetawayWithFriends

A beautiful hotel in a beautiful city! We loved the friendliness of the staff & cleanliness of the room. One of the best things about the hotel was location. We walked to everything....Battery Park, a boat tour to Ft Sumter, tour of the Calhoun mansion, horse & buggy tour & the farmers market in the park & countless restaurants. The hotel restaurant was also wonderful. Great breakfast! We would highly recommend the Renaissance Historic District Hotel

By on Oct 22, 2012

4

lovely birthday weekend

Couples

The staff and amenities at this hotel were great. The staff was gracious and the location just fine for what we wanted--center of town. The room was comfortable.

By on Oct 9, 2012