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Best Western Charleston Inn
Ranked #24 of 61 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Great hotel for a few days getaway and visiting Charleston. Fantastic pool and friendly staff. Access to local planet fitness gym. Breakfast provided by Kim. Really tasty. Diner very clean and well laid out.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Bill R, General Manager at Best Western Charleston Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Hi SamanthaKensington!

So glad to hear you enjoyed everything! Thank you for mentioning all of the wonderful amenities we have to offer, and for taking the time to post a review for us. We really appreciate it, and hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This was another good BW hotel. There were no problems and the breakfast was good. The bed was comfy. It was the quality you expect from BW hotel. The TV was on when I walked in and Star Wars was playing so that was a good sign.

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Thank Brett E
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Bill R, General Manager at Best Western Charleston Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Dear Brett E,

Thank you for your loyalty to our BW brand! And thank you for choosing to stay with us. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, and that we were able to make it a pleasant one. Hope to see you next time you're visiting Charleston!

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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Booked this as a cheap base for visiting Charleston as hotels downtown very expensive. This was a find. Just 15 minutes by car to town, this motel style hotel is clean, friendly and has a nice continental breakfast included. It even has a swimming pool! There is no bar or evening restuarant but with so many eateries close by or most likely in down town Charleston this is no problem. Free safe deposit boxes at reception and also free bottled water for when you go out. Only downside for me and not the hotel fault was some nasty mosquito bites when sitting outside on the first evening. A recommended base, great value if you don't mind being a little outside the main town.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Graham_Crieff
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Bill R, General Manager at Best Western Charleston Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Hi Graham_Crieff!

Thank you for taking the time out to post a review for us! We greatly appreciate the feedback, and we're so glad you enjoyed everything. (Minus the mosquito’s lol) Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We've always enjoyed our stays here and love the updates they recently made. The new decor and furnishings are very nice and well laid out. Our room was exceptionally clean and the bed was so comfortable (and I have back problems). The free breakfast is the best anywhere and the dining area is very welcoming. The staff is wonderful and check-in and check-out were quick, easy and friendly. The location is also very convenient. I can't say enough about this place!

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Bill R, General Manager at Best Western Charleston Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Dear Hope B,

We loved having you! Thank you for very much for the lovely review, and for your loyalty. We can't wait to see you again, it's always a pleasure serving you!

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

No question: the best part of this hotel is its large pool with plenty of lounge chairs and nice landscaping. This is not your average roadside motel pool. It's relatively private, well away and hidden from the road, and is surrounded by a large patio with lots of seating. Most of the rooms are double doubles (and by that I do mean double, not queen, beds--so if you're a big guy, be careful when booking!). The rooms are clean, well air-conditioned, and have the expected amenities. The breakfast has ample choices, although a major disappointment was the biscuits (hard and doughy) and gravy (loaded with sausage but sludge-y). In addition to the make-your-own waffles, they also have a pancake maker, which, at the push of a button spits out two hot pancakes per serving. Ingenious! The staff is very polite and efficient. Be warned: if your room ends in 20 thru 49 you will get your morning exercise walking to breakfast! This is good, though, because there is no workout room (passes are available to a Planet Fitness). There are second floor rooms but no elevator, so you will have to hump your luggage upstairs. A sign says help is available, but you will have to call the desk. FYI: although the hotel description doesn't mention it, there is a coin-op laundry for guests. Finally--when you go to fetch ice, be sure to bring your room key because the ice machine won't work without it.

You are literally minutes from downtown; however, at "rush hour" the traffic on the Savannah Highway (Rt 17) is very, very heavy and there is a traffic light on just about every block. Be prepared for a lot of stop-and-go.

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Bill R, General Manager at Best Western Charleston Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Hi amherst_reader!

Thank you so much for taking the time out to post such a wonderful review for us! And thank you for mentioning all of the amenities we have to offer. We're happy to see you enjoyed your experience and we hope you come back to visit us again sometime!

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Additional Information about Best Western Charleston Inn

Address: 1540 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7845 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Sweetgrass Inn)
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Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Charleston
#23 Business Hotel in Charleston
#36 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#36 Family Hotel in Charleston
Price Range: RM323 - RM758 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Charleston Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 87
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Also Known As:
Best Western Sweetgrass Hotel Charleston
Best Western Charleston
Charleston Best Western

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