Southern Lodge

Southern Lodge

3616 Saint Matthews Rd Highway 601, Orangeburg, SC 29118-8214
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king room with sofa
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Breakfast area
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#1 of 5 motels in Orangeburg
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
Celebrate Small Town America with a pause for the quiet life at an affordable Orangeburg SC hotel near a great restaurant. Savor the simple life, plus ground level rooms, at Southern Lodge amid country air, fertile soil, abundant wildlife & the world famous Edisto Gardens' 165-acre rose park. Leisure at the Orangeburg hotel-motel is as it should be: clean, simple, worry free... easily-a-bargain-packed-value, plus friendly service at the family-friendly Southern Lodge, a mellow, easy in/out I-26 hotel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Wifi
Vending machine
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Seating area
Telephone
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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2.0 of 5 stars
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Family

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3616 Saint Matthews Rd Highway 601, Orangeburg, SC 29118-8214
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Scarlett O’Tara wrote a review Feb 2021
50 contributions7 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here in January 2021. I asked for a quiet smoking room and was pleased that any smoking room was even available. I always travel with cleaning wipes and wipe down hotel rooms when I arrive and although you can tell the place is a little older, the furniture and remote and phone had surprisingly little dirt and dust present. Anytime you get a smoking room there is a chance it will smell of smoke or animals. There was a tinge of animal smell in the room, but a little room spray and I was fine with the whole experience. The room was spacious, quiet, and bed was comfortable. Car is parked right outside your room and there are no people above you so you don;t have to worry about upstairs neighbors waking or disturbing you. Front desk staff was very friendly and are always present in lobby. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Ask for a room in the back, further from the road if you are looking for a quieter room
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MAMCS wrote a review Jul 2020
Lancaster, Kentucky87 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Southern Lodge for the first time in 4 or 5 years and it was still a very nice place. Only drawback was the breakfast buffet was closed due to the Covid plague. Definitely will go back the next time we are in the area.
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Jimmy L wrote a review May 2012
Jacksonville, Florida, United States1 contribution4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I broke down 5/1/12 at nite with no one to help me and mr. and mrs. pater took me in and took care of me for 2 days till my ride showed up could have been trip from hell they made a it a very pleasant stay they bent over backard to help me,my room was clean every thing worked they even loaned me a phone charger because my cell phone was dying ,I would tell anyone that this is where I would stay if was anywhere close to Southern Lodge.......say hello to the Paters for me..........jimmy lloyd ,,,,jacksonville , fl
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Date of stay: May 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: room 141 no-smoking clean very nice bed
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Debra B wrote a review Nov 2022
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oh my gosh what a dump. The ceiling is falling down in the bathroom, the bedspreads were dirty, there was a hair on the toilet seat and a hair on the sheets, no working smoke detector, toilet is dirty, tub is dirty, just gross. I cannot believe the state of SC hasn't shut them down. It is not safe or sanitary.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tom A wrote a review Mar 2016
Punta Gorda, Florida22 contributions27 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stopped at this familiar stopover after a tiring day's drive. As before, the desk clerk was extremely friendly and professional! The room looked ok and we settled in! Later in the evening my wife said "look at your feet!" Both my feet and hers were filthy!! As we both had been wearing shoes while driving all day, there's only one place the dirt, almost like coal dust, could have come from...the carpet! It must have not been cleaned in months/years??
So if you do stay here...keep your shoes on!!
This was our third, and FINAL stay!
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Date of stay: March 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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kxk wrote a review Nov 2015
fl41 contributions35 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Although staff was friendly, the room was horrible, smelly, and nasty! This is the St. Matthews/601 location. I book through a 3rd party online months in advance but got a call closer to my stay and was told they were overbooked and I could get a king room because I only had two people. I looked online to see what was available and the room originally had was still showing available but three times the cost. When I arrived they had a double room but a.smoking room that smelled so bad. I learned there was an event that weekend and no options left at any hotels. It appears I got the worst room due to low price for booking in advance. Go elsewhere, fast! Shady business.
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Date of stay: November 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Joan V wrote a review May 2015
Silver Spring, Maryland2 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed here about twice a year since summer 2013 and I have always had a consistently good experience, regardless of when I have stayed. The staff, Ieesha and her 'mini-me' daughter, Iyanna (happy birthday), Tanika and Minita are all wonderful. They are professional, friendly and helpful. This is my go-to place to stay in Orangeburg. I always feel safe when I stay (even when I travel alone). it is a clean place to stay for a very good price.
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Date of stay: May 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tom A wrote a review Feb 2015
Punta Gorda, Florida22 contributions27 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
In September, 2014 I posted a glowing following of the Southern Lodge.
I'm now wishing that I could retract that review based on the room our traveling companions were assigned during the last week January 2015! These folks are just too polite to be openly critical of a hotel.
I feel I have the authority to write on their behalf as, based on our recommendation, our travelling companions stayed at the Southern Lodge. The were greeted by a friendly desk clerk who promptly assigned them a room as they had requested. That's where the good part ended!
The room they were assigned was generally grimy with a yellow-stained mattress cover and peeling wallpaper. While these things are not nice, they are tolerable. What is not tolerable in a hotel is blood on the pillow cases! Our travelling companions are just too nice and should not have accepted this room...........we sure wouldn't have,
Needless to say, I no longer want to give the Southern Lodge a glowing review. They seem to think that it's o.k. to sell rooms in this condition hoping that they'll find polite guests who they can take advantage of and who will accept unacceptable accommodations!
Adios, Southern Lodge! Never again! I want my previous review back!
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Date of stay: January 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: If you do choose to stay here, ask to see a room before you register! Chances are you will be...
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151UnHappy151 wrote a review Apr 2012
Akron, Ohio2 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
To the management, On April 4th. 2012, aprox. 7pm. My wife and asked the counter lady to allow us to see one of the rooms. She questioned why we wanted to see the room and was giving us a hard time. She finally threw the key card at us.
The counter employe was a black lady with short hair, aprox. 5'5" 170 lbs and about 28 yrs. old.
While we walked to room 110 we discussed how rude this person was. The room was a little musty so we decided to not stay there. I walked back to the reception area, placed the key on the counter and thanked her for letting us see the room. I was parked in the parking lot off to the side of the canopy. I started searching my I-Phone for numbers to other hotels before I headed out into traffic. The same receptionist confronted me and my family and asked If was going to stay there, I told her that I was not and she barked in a threatening tone that I had to leave the premisses accused me of using there wi-fi.. I politely told her that I was not using her wifi and I would leave once I get the info I was searching for. She said if I don't leave now that she was going to call the police. Mind you I had my 84 year old mother, my wife and my 8, and 5 yr old children on the car. This person was mental!! I pulled of the edge of the parking lot and kept searching my phone. she ran out again and said that I better get the "F" out of the parking lot. I asked for her name and she said "my name is the Police and that she was not playing with me"
If that is the type of people this place hires that tells you all you need to know about the management and care they offer to prospective patrons.

Do not ruin your day or beginning of your vacation by walking into this place. The Price is low but "you get what you pay for"
I went to the Hampton Inn at three times the price and it was booked .. the Southern Lodge, across the street, barley had a car in the parking lot.
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Date of stay: April 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Don't go here, it will ruin you vacation!!!!!!!!
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Leo L wrote a review Oct 2018
1 contribution2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Check-in was easy and fast. I would give the customer service a 5 star but the room on the other hand was a mess. There was a roach on the wall and came out of the outlet. The light in the bathroom was creepy. If you ever seen the scary movies where there is that one light that flicker. Well that was the bathroom light. The floors were very stained and the television remote didnt work. We were scared to get under the covers. Even though it was a one night stay, it wasnt acceptable. And i will never stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ExperienceAdele asked a question Feb 2016
Orlando, Florida5 contributions1 helpful vote
ok for those of us wanting to book...which location was the GOOD location!? lol
Answer from michele v
Ormond Beach, Florida33 contributions15 helpful votes
I didn't know there were two, so I guess I can't help.
Answer from Marsha K
Kingsland, Georgia48 contributions13 helpful votes
I don't know the physical addresses, but the one you want to stay at is right off the interstate exit. The other is located closer within the town of Orangeburg. Check the locations of each in the map and you can see clearly which one is which.
jim p asked a question Oct 2015
Savannah, Georgia44 contributions12 helpful votes
pet friendly?
Answer from Catwoman52
Beaver21 contributions2 helpful votes
I did not see any pets at all on the grounds so I would say NO
jim p asked a question Oct 2015
Savannah, Georgia44 contributions12 helpful votes
pet friendly?
Answer from Rosemary B
Kissimmee, Florida18 contributions4 helpful votes
I don't have any pets so I don't know.
Scarlett O’Tara wrote a tip Feb 2021
50 contributions7 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room in the back, further from the road if you are looking for a quieter room"
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Terrence S wrote a tip Oct 2018
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try Travel Lodge Next Store"
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Sandra G wrote a tip Apr 2018
ELKIN2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All Rooms are Ground level"
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maclmar wrote a tip Jan 2018
Ottawa, Canada3 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Non-smoking room near the back is nice and quiet."
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djbe7n wrote a tip Oct 2017
The Villages, Florida7 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"I think all rooms would be the same."
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There are more places to choose from in the Orangeburg area.
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
44
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Frequently Asked Questions about Southern Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Southern Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Southern Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Southern Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Southern Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Southern Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chick-fil-A, Cracker Barrel, and Waffle House.
Are any cleaning services offered at Southern Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Southern Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Edisto Memorial Gardens (8.5 km).
Is Southern Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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