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The Lodge Alley Inn

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed in Lodge Alley They put us in a one bedroom in an old building that needs many improvements. When asked for a room to change into they told our sales rep they had none. The furniture is not good and very scarce. No chairs in upstairs bedroom - inconvenient. Bed is approximately 4' high so they provide a step stool for both sides. This adds risk and does nothing for attracting guests. Dishwasher leaks into kitchen cabinet and then on floor. Coffee maker does not switch to warm mode. Wall paper pealing off. Overall, only stay here if guaranteed a recently remodeled room and building. Also, they have a brand new location on King St. that is great.

This is a really nice place to stay. Is very convenient to restaurants and sights. The courtyard is beautiful and the rooms are comfortable and quaint. Staff is friendly and there is valet parking. We stay there exclusively when we visit Charlestown. The open air market is very close. No matter when you visit there is always something to do.

My husband and I along with two friends spent a wonderful stay there. It is ideally located within walking distance to historic sites, restaurants, city market and short walk to the waterfront. We are planning another visit this year. You won't be disappointed.

I stayed at the Lodge Alley Inn courtesy of my Aunt who is a BlueGreen member. The staff at the Lodge Alley Inn are very friendly and polite, always asking how I'm doing when I pass by them. The valets are very friendly and quick with retrieving our cars. The Lodge Alley Inn is located within walking distance to many attractions including the city market. It's also located within walking distance to many restaurants so you can go days without using your car here. The room I was put in (room 202) was a studio suite in the main building. It looked more like a traditional hotel suite, that's how small it was. The suite had a kitchenette like you'd see in a chain hotel suite. Fortunately the room was elegantly designed in such a way that makes you feel like you're in Charleston, SC and not in a "Comfort Suites".

Awesome place to stay. It's within walking distance of almost every major attraction in Historic downtown. The staff is friendly and the rooms were awesome in the Knapp wing where we stayed. We enjoyed the sherry and cookies each day at 4, too. Valet parking was $22 and worth it. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

Lodge Alley Inn provided another wonderful stay for our girls trip. We have stayed here several different times and always have a great experience. Our room has always been in the main building & has been the same (which is a good thing) with a living room separated from the bedroom by a fireplace, bar area with fridge & microwave, and bathroom. The location is excellent and within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, and many Charleston must-see spots like the Historic City Market, Rainbow Row, and Pineapple Fountain at Waterfront Park. Valet parking is required and is also very efficient. Everyone was friendly and helpful from check-in to check-out. Clarence was so pleasant when he helped us with our bags upon arrival. Already looking forward to our next stay.

This is a very beautiful and charming hotel. Rooms are spacious and clean maintaining the look of our historic Charleston. Staff was always helpful and friendly. They try to maintain the highest level of service but miss in two small areas. The hotel offers free coffee in the lobby but only serves the chemical coffee mate and not real milk. Second, they offer many discounts on the local attractions but they make it difficult for you to get them. I would think the concierge would be the perfect location to purchase these tickets. No, they make you go to another office that does not have evening hours or convenient weekend hours. All in all a great vacation deserving of a return

My husband and I have stayed at this property once before and it was very nice. This time however it was awful. The temperature was in the 90's outside. When we entered the suite it was really warm. The A/C unit was set on 78. We turned it down to 72 however it took until 4 AM to cool the upstairs area where the bed was. Housekeeping should have had the room thermometer set much lower prior to our arrival. We were awake most of the night and left at 8 AM the next morning. The TV downstairs did not work properly. Overall the room was very tired looking, the furniture was worn and had chips and scratches on it. The bathroom wallpaper was falling off of the walls in small areas and had cracked tiles in the shower area. I expected a much nicer Bluegreen property than what we had to put up with on Sunday August 13, 2017. Excellent location is the best I can say about this stay. Not worth the points for a sleepless night.

Perfect location to get around downtown. Easy access to Market Street and River area. Walking distance to tons of resturants. Great rooms that are unique, not cookie cutter hotel rooms. Friendly staff. Need to valet park.

Lodge Alley is about a 100 unit property on East Bay right between High Cotton Restaurant and Magnolia's Restaurant. The location, right in the heart of the historic district is priceless! You are within a 10 minute walk to the pier to enjoy dolphins playing in the water, walk past Rainbow Row on your way to The Battery, or drive 15 minutes to Folly's Beach. Being as the resort sits on prime real estate, you have to use valet parking which is about 22/night at the moment. If you meet with sales, they usually comp the parking and throw in some tickets. The resort is perfect if you want to explore the historic district of Charleston. There is no pool at this resort for kids so I recommend this resort for adults who are foodies or history buffs. There is a common area for laundry. Do know that studios have no kitchen, but one and two bedrooms do. There is nice courtyard with a fountain to enjoy a glass of wine. However, the fountain recently got broken as some folks walked in the fountain and leaned on it, so only half remains. Hit a Riverdogs Baseball game in the summer (minor A Yankees team), walk the longest cable bridge east of the Mississippi, or hit one of the many plantations. I would highly recommend a carriage ride so head over to Market Street and pack a bag of carrots for the horses or two bags- just ask which ones can be fed.

195 E Bay St Charleston SC

Hotel highlights

  • Close to College of Charleston
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Downtown Charleston, The Lodge Alley Inn is next to Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal and Charleston Waterfront Park. Each of the 84 rooms at this 3-star aparthotel includes a kitchen, a fireplace, and a balcony. Located centrally in Charleston, it's also close to College of Charleston and USS Yorktown.


The 84 air-conditioned apartments feature kitchens and balconies, and there's space to spread out with dining areas and sitting areas. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Other standard amenities include fireplaces, iPod docks, and coffee makers.

Property features

A local mainstay since 1773, The Lodge Alley Inn offers free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and free newspapers. If you drive, self parking is USD 14 per day, and there's also an area shuttle for a fee. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a garden, and a fireplace in the lobby.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Queen 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 2 Bedrooms

Full 2 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

72% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 452 reviews