This is an airport hotel. So that means...... fabulous views of the parking lot. There were two main downsides to this hotel and one main upside. Lets begin.
Downside #1. The Beach.
It is simply depressing to be in such a historic gem of a city yet be housed in the burbs. This is not the fault of hotel. They were not deceptive about this. It says it right there in the title - "airport hotel." So I knew what I was getting into, I am merely complaining because I was bummed that I couldn’t even smell the salty sea air from the parking lot. So because of this I just want to talk for a minute about the depression that comes of being in Charleston, yet feeling like you might as well have been in Houston, Atlanta, Detroit or even worse- Macon, Georgia.
What could the fine staff at the Sheraton have done to embellish my experience? Perhaps they could have introduced a nautical theme in the room. A framed scene of a ship sailing across the Atlantic above my bed, or a guide book highlighting the popular plantations and sites to visit laying on that token hotel room desk that people don’t ever really utilize, would have been appropriate. Or, perhaps in the least, a few potted, symbolic South Carolinian palm tress placed on the roof full of air conditioning units that dominated the view from my window. Answer is yes, the good people of Sheraton could have embraced the time-honored city with appropriate and favorable décor, but it would be altogether nicer if they would just move their hotel closer to the beach.
Downside #2. The bathroom.
There were three of us lodging in the room. Anytime we had to use the facilities each us were morphed back in time to middle school sibling bathroom rivalry. For multiple users its pure logic to house the vanity separate of the toilet area- any seasoned architect could tell you this. To be quite frank I think the Airport Sheraton employed 7year olds to design and carry out the plans for the facility because this bathroom is built to fit one, possibly two toddlers –in the Airport Sheraton, the vanity is practically resting on the toilet and the toilet is practically sitting in the bathtub. Also the Airport Sheraton has embraced the ever-growing trend of the “arced” shower curtain. Besides the fact that this makes no sense to me because the tub remains a straight, and apparently out-of-fashion-line, -when sitting upon the toilet the curtain is billowing in one’s lap. I mean billowing. Also the towel rack is above the toilet which means each and every towel are cloth are constant peril for the risk of falling in the bowl.
Upside #1. The pool.
Apparently all of the left over resources of money and brains that were not used on the bathroom and decor were stylishly transformed in the ultimate pool experience. We enjoyed fluffy lounge chairs, an indoor/outdoor pool warmed to perfection for the mildly weathered March day, and complimentary drinks- kidding, but there were complimentary pool towels. The pool area was encased in a wall growing tight with attractive shrubs which were successful in blocking out all signs of highways, parking lots and creepy on-lookers. Well done with the pool Airport Sheraton.
In conclusion- its 20 minutes from downtown Charleston and 30 minutes from Folly Beach. The bathrooms are miniscule and pool is over-the-top great. The End.
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