As we pulled up to the Holiday Inn Express, in close proximity to other similar hotels, we weren’t exactly wowed. The car park was bumpy and in need of repaving. The building looked past its prime.
However, as we walked in, greeted with a plate of cookies and water near the front desk, as well as a coffee station, our attitudes changed. It seems the Holiday Inn Express wasn’t so bad, after all.
Here is the breakdown of the hotel:
1.Staff are friendly, accommodating and helpful. Its staff give you that charming southern hospitality you wouldn’t expect for something still relatively north. When we complained about our room, the front desk agent happily changed our room and was apologetic in the process.
2. The building, though old, has been modernised.
3. The rooms are spacious
4. There is a free continental breakfast, free coffee station/cookies/water station/Kuerig machine in the room. These simple touches add up in our books.
5. Rooms are spacious and as clean as they can be (though there was still room for improvement in terms of maintenance and dust)
6. Gym on site
7.Free internet and wifi
Charleston, its people, its buildings and its nature are a throwback to the beauty of simplicity. It seems as though there is a church on every block. And any overly commercialised chains are hard to find. It’s a quaint town soaked in history and the much need quiet that a lot of large cities don’t offer.