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New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Attended a business meeting in this hotel. Newly appointed rooms that had many positives...great shower, comfortable bed, fridge and coffee maker in room. Tv offered Netflix and Crackle. Love the non-carpeted flooring too. Plenty of outlets to charge phone, etc. The hotel was under construction ... no bar, restaurant or fitness room currently available. Complimentary pass to full equipped gym....

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Lexington, South Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

In full disclosure the hotel is undergoing a significant restoration but it was still underwhelming for the price and reputation. From the restaurant being down to only having half the available elevators to the overwhelming smell from the renovations in the rooms. The staff has been absolutely wonderful or this review probably would be worse.

Thank T P
Management response:

Dear T P, Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent visit with us here at the Charleston Renaissance. I apologize that the renovation was such a distraction to your stay. We have some very exciting changes coming to our hotel like brand new rooms, a brand new lobby, a new saltwater pool, and soon to be...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed at the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel and was pleased with my experience. The property is currently under renovation, so there are some modest inconveniences. For example, the hotel restaurant and bar, and the hotel fitness center were not open when I was there. However, there is a well equipped fitness facility directly across the street from...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'll start with the strong... the valet and front desk are wonderfully staffed. Excellent service from both! That's where the good ends. The rooms are ill appointed, they are very noisy, old and poorly outfitted. We rented a movie {$18} and couldn't watch it because it was so grainy and the sound was delayed. Room service didn't offer great food,...

1Thank JBaileyDesigns
Management response:

Dear JBaileyDesigns, I am so sorry to hear that your stay was anything less than flawless. Please accept a sincere apology for your experience on behalf of the entire team here at the Charleston Renaissance. We thank you for the feedback regarding our rooms and we are ecstatic to announce that we are out with the old and in with...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm platinum for life with Marriott and checked in yesterday. When I got to the room it smelled strongly like epoxy/glue presumably from the renovation. Windows wouldn't open. I called the front desk and the young woman went to check the only other available room. She called to tell me it "also had an odor by I could come see...

2Thank Lmaatlanta
Management response:

Dear Lmaatlanta, We appreciate your loyalty to Marriott immensely and thank you for your valued feedback. We are quite excited to have a portion of our renovation completed and brand new rooms available for our guests. I apologize that the room did not meet your expectations and we will be sure to take a look at our product to make...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 1 night on a business trip; a nice hotel, slightly fancy, more modern than historic. Room was as expected. Property is undergoing renovation Jan/Feb 2017, so some parts closed....main lobby, gym. Nice bar/cafe area. Parking is across the street after you drop off luggage.

Thank John2728
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to steal away for a weekend to celebrate a professional accomplishment of hers. I notified the staff in advance of arriving, and they courteously upgraded our room, and even had a special treat waiting for us in the room. The hotel is perfectly located, and the room was brand new and contemporary. The staff smiled...

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McKinney, Texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the heart of the Charleston Historic District, the Renaissance was the perfect place to spend our anniversary as we explored this charming jewel of the South. Almost everything we wanted to do and see was within walking distance. Our room was well kept and comfortable. The staff was ever so helpful and friendly. Unlike most higher end Marriott...

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Manasquan, New Jersey
Reviewed 23 January 2017

My husband and I just stayed at the Renaissance in Charleston over the weekend. My husband surprised me with this quick weekend getaway. We have a three year old at home and were looking for some nice relaxing time away just the two of us. Unfortunately we were not aware that the hotel was under construction when we booked it....

3Thank catherinedspinosa
Management response:

Dear catherinedspinosa, We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share about your recent visit with us and sincerely apologize for the disruption caused by our renovation. I will be sure to share your comments regarding the response your received with my entire team so that we can use this as a training example moving forward. We hope to have...

Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The web site said they had some remodeling being done. What they did not tell you is that it was constant machines tearing up the concrete and being hauled away to containers. It was 8-5 every day. The pounding of the machines was loud. They even worked on Sunday. Once they finish the remodeling you will find the location very...

4Thank philk1522
Management response:

Dear philk1522, We are grateful that you chose to stay with us on your recent visit to Charleston and appreciate your feedback regarding our renovation. Once completed, in replace of the existing floors we will have beautiful wood floors throughout our lobby and rooms. We are very sorry that while we are working on this that it caused a disturbance...

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With boutique elegance and a picture-perfect location, the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel places the very best of the city right at your fingertips. Our hotel fuses old-fashioned Southern sophistication with a very contemporary sense of convenience, ensuring that your stay with us is as relaxing as it is captivating. All of our rooms and suites boast marble bathrooms, decadently comfortable bedding, and well-lit workspaces. High-speed Internet access keeps you connected and productive at all times. Barony Tavern restaurant has opened and showcases distinctive American cuisine, with influences from throughout the South. Events shine in the Charleston Ballroom, the largest of our stylish venues. And of course, the city's vibrant downtown area is just steps away. You really can have it all here at the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel

Address: 68 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Price Range: $363 - $643 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 166
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Also Known As:
Renaissance Charleston
Charleston Renaissance
Hotel Style:
#18 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#30 Business Hotel in Charleston
#32 Family Hotel in Charleston
#34 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
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“I would not stay during the construction”
 of 5 bubbles 237judyj, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Terrace or Balcony rooms will help with lack of space (but very limited)”
 of 5 bubbles RussellKP, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Stay away from elevators”
 of 5 bubbles Trails4GMZ, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The higher the room, the better the view if the city.”
 of 5 bubbles Bonnie623, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Don't ask for 3rd floor, it is where gym/pool are and are hi traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles bcps7, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
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