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Days Inn Charleston- Historic District in Charleston, SC

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Rating: 2.73

Address: 155 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC, 29401

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    Comments (33):

    1. Jonathan G.
    This hotel, conveniently located in the center of historic Charleston (and with a free parking lot), has suffered the slings and arrows of many customers who were repelled by its shabbiness. I have good news. The motel has been cleaned and upgraded and is a true bargain. It you think of it, not as a low end hotel, but rather as a high end hostel, you will enjoy your stay. Rooms are small and efficient but clean and comfortable. In fact, after three weeks of travel, sleeping in many different rooms, I found the Days Inn pillow to be the only one that fit perfectly between my cheek and shoulder. Everywhere else I traveled, I had to choose between  using one pillow (too thin) or two (too thick) with the resulting neck pain. The desk attendant here, when we arrived around midnight, was courteous and helpful (the lot being full, she allowed us to park in a "handicapped" space no one else would have used). Rooms have refrigerator and microwave, adequate lighting, and room for luggage. The TV has HBO and msnbc included in a long list of regular and cable channels. Ask for a non-smoking room, as some rooms do allow for smoking. And if you want art on your hotel walls, bring your own.

    12/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    2. Kiki J.
    This is a great option for visiting Charleston.  Its clean, cheap, and very close to all of the historic sites.  There is a nice pool and you can park very close to your room.

    20/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    3. Chris S.
    We got bed bugs here. The hotel, as well as The Days Inn corporate office refuse to refund our money even though we ruined hundreds of dollars in clothes and luggage. This place is a great location with free parking, but it's FILTHY. It's just not worth it

    23/09/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    4. Matt W.
    A quality no frills hotel to lay your head when visiting this awesome city.  It's cheap and has a stellar location and free parking.  The rooms may be a little small for a family of 4, but that's the only downside I can see.  They also appeared to be renovating bathrooms when I was there.  When you're in Charleston you should be spending as little time in your hotel room as possible, so why spend a fortune on it?

    25/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    5. Ryan H.
    I wouldn't stay here again, even though it is much, much less expensive than any other hotel in the historic area, and even though it has one of the most convenient locations in the city.

    The room was dated and had lots of stains; you had to hold down on the flusher to make the water in the toilet go down; and there were lots of bugs in the room. I didn't find the staff to be particularly helpful.

    A cockroach crawled out of my travel companion's suitcase when he got back home, and I think I got bed bugs from this place. I travel often and it's the grossest room I've been in. I don't understand how a hotel could be this bad.

    19/09/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    6. Emily S.
    Awful. I booked a stay here two months early and received a confirmation email. When I called the week before my trip, apparently there was something wrong with my card number and it was cancelled. I didn't receive any notification as such and they were all booked up by this time.

    23/10/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    7. Deanie B.
    No one smiles here at all.  The bathroom had mold and stuff in the bathtub.  Around caulking.  Out of date.   Still have bed spreads on beds.   Threw on floor pronto.  The females at front desk seemed as though we were a bother to them.   They say have a nice day to end the conversation for you.   No smile.

    20/05/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    8. Patty W.
    Stay here if you go to Charleston.  The hotel is in the middle of historic area and close by everything.  It helps when you plan to walk around a lot and want to crash at the hotel after you're done.  The room was nice and clean.  It was affordable as well.  It's not cheap to stay in the area, but we saved staying here when we did our research.

    12/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    9. Penny L.
    Alright folks. When reviewing this hotel, I'm going to keep in mind it's obvioulsy not in the same caliber as a BnB, a Hilton, or Marriot. This is a DAYS INN. With that said, it's the best hotel deal in the city. When you arrive, you get a parking pass, you can actually find a parking spot, and you won't need to move your car 'til you go back home because the location is amazing! The bed is fine, the bathroom is clean, you get a medium size fridge, microwave, ice bucket/cups, and coffee pot. NO WI-FI, that I found anyways.

    If you plan to stay in your room the entire trip, then yes, book at the Four Seasons. But I'd rather save that extra $150/ night to use on the amazing FOOD and TOURS Charleston has to offer! Who cares about where I lay my head for 8 hours!

    We were able to walk to the City Market, Cru Cafe (make RSVPs!), Husk (make RSVPs well in advance), Poogan's Porch. We walked to the Battery, the bars on Bay (Gin Joint, Social Wine, The Squeeze Bar).

    08/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    10. Erin G.
    OLD!  Uncomfortable small beds.  Missing tiles and hole in bathroom wall.  Outside noise will keep you from sleep.  Carpet looks original therefore SCARY!  Location is great.

    22/07/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    11. Rick W.
    If you are looking to visit Charleston and experience a great city and are on a budget...this is the place to stay. I wouldn't typically stay at a Days Inn but you can't beat this location at this price. My wife and I came here for a long weekend and originally booked and stayed about 15 miles away in a nicer and less expensive hotel. However, we were never in our room and each day found ourselves driving to downtown and having to go through the struggle of where to park and how much and how far away and ugh! We walked by the Days Inn and thought why aren't we staying there? It's not  the 4 Star Wyndham we were at but it's right where we want to be. No parking/travel/traffic battle. We checked out of the 4 star ($100) Wyndham that was 15 miles away and checked into the 2 star ($149) Days Inn the next day. The room is fine. It's a little smaller and not as nice, the air-conditioner makes a little noise, the bathroom is smaller, etc.. We can live with all these things. The room doesn't stink, I can't stand the smell of smoke and I don't smell any. The bed is comfortable. The people in the office are nice. But here is the thing...the parking is free and available!!! The hotel is right off of Market Street in downtown!!! One block from King Street. Easily walking distance to Waterfront Park and The Battery/White Point Gardens. Walking distance to all kinds of great restaurants, shops, bars, crazy cool houses, and just a really cool city. This hotel provides everything we are looking for during our stay and very little of it involves the inside of a hotel room. If it was dirty, if there were bugs, if it was loud, or unsafe...I wouldn't recommend. But I can't say any of that. What I can say is unless you're rich and can afford the 5 star hotels in downtown...stay at Days Inn off Meeting Street.

    16/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    12. Jessica K.
    Location!  Location!  Location!  That is the best thing about this hotel.  It's a short walk to The Market area.  

    They are dog friendly, but you must make that clear when you reserve the room because only certain rooms are for dogs.  

    The rooms were.... old and basic.  They were pretty clean though, which I appreciate.  If proximity and price is a high priority, I'd recommend it, if not go somewhere else.

    04/07/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    13. Laurel S.
    Excellent customer service.  The people at the front desk were so friendly and helpful and the maids too. The rooms were a bit outdated and there was no storage under the sink,  just a fake cabinet door to make it look like there was.  Wallpaper coming off on the bathroom.  But great location and one of the cheaper hotels on the historic district

    27/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    14. Nate S.
    The only thing good about this hotel is the location. The bathroom had tiles missing off of the floor, the stairs up to the second floor were loose, and the door had a quarter inch gap under it. Every closing door nearby could be heard. The air conditioner had a rattle in it. Lifting up a magazine off of the desk revealed some kind of bug living under it.

    Traveling with pets? Non-smoker? This is not the place to go. I booked this hotel through their website, which listed the hotel as pet friendly. Getting there, it turns out that the only rooms they allow pets in are smoking rooms, which I cannot stay in due to health reasons. A $100 fee is charged if pets stay in a non-smoking room.

    Great access to historic downtown Charleston is not worth sleepless nights and extra fees.

    04/07/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    15. Tyler L.
    The place was actually a little nicer than I was expecting based on reviews. The rooms open to the outside (instead of an interior hallway) but the neighborhood seems safe so I guess it could be worse. The pool looks okay, though I didn't use it. The place didn't have complimentary breakfast and didn't have a fitness center, but the free wifi and parking were more important to me. The wifi was reliable and fast enough- something that's often an issue in budget hotels. Like everyone else says, the location can't really be beat. It's in the heart of tourist areas and the best restaurants/bars. I stayed here for three nights and never needed a car.

    The room itself was hit or miss. The pillows and sheets were very clean and new, but the blanket/comforter had burns and stains on it. The shower and toilet were very clean but the bathroom door frame and baseboards by the sink were dirty/damaged and needed to be replaced. Bottom line is that the place was clean enough, has a great location and the best price in the historic district.

    01/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    16. Bill Y.
    We stayed in May, the place is old but clean and a great location. It had free parking, a good air conditioner and we could walk everywhere down town. If you want to save some money and don't have to be in a big name property then this is the place.

    28/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    17. Jim B.
    Place is nice enough.  Our room was very quiet.  Came with a mini-frig, microwave, hairdrier, iron and board.  Beds were comfy. I would go back.  Location on Meeting Street is in the central hospitality area which is north of Broad Street.  The historical area south of Broad Street is residential only - no hotels, no retail.

    17/10/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    18. Korey M.
    Very old hotel, the staff is not the greatest, but is great for the price. The location is nearly unbeatable.

    03/07/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    19. Kymberly J.
    Oh yuck. Since when did Days Inn get so crappy? The place was clean. The overwhelming smell of bleach doesn't let you forget! The bathroom needs some serious repairs. The shower head was low and there were rust stains in the tub and some of the knobs didn't work.

    It's been 3 months and no beg bugs have surfaced in my home from my trip - always a good sign - although I did spray my bedbug spray around the beds. I do that everywhere nowadays.

    The housekeeping and front desk staff get 5 stars but the room gets 2.

    The location cant be beat. It's right in the middle of all the best places to see and it's probably the cheapest place but the worst value.

    07/12/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    20. Sara M.
    You pay for what you get here, the location.  This hotel is steps away from everything in the historic district.  

    The room overall is fine, and has the standards of any cheap hotel room including a mini fridge, microwave, desk, TV, etc.  The bathroom light blew out which was a pain, but these things happen.  The things I did not like were the cracked and missing tiles in the bathroom, overly perfumed smell in the room, and the staff hanging around smoking in front of the office and near the stairwells every time we were outside, blocking the door and walkways and stinking up the place.  

    Also, at the time of this review, there was construction next door, so if you want to sleep in, you might be better off in another neighborhood.

    For us, it was fine for a night, but I would not book an entire week here.

    21/04/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    21. Marissa B.
    This place is a HUGE mistake. I'm not exaggerating. We stayed last year and got stuck in a smoking room-- filthy, stinking, disgusting. It didn't seem that they even cleaned it--blood was on the wall!!  We decided to try one more time because of the price and the location. I would rather sleep in my car. We got stuck with a handicap room this year complete with a gross, dirty handicap shower chair.  It is musty, dead bugs, hair in the sheets. I swear they don't clean these rooms.  And don't bother complaining to the staff. They are the worst, most unfriendly people I've ever met. I really don't know how anyone could rate this place well at all.  If I could give this a negative review I would. This place is just taking advantage of tourists.

    17/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    22. Samantha W.
    If you follow my reviews, you will note that I have just come back from an east coast road trip, that started in Florida (my Hometown) and ended in New York. My first stop, in Charleston, lead me to my stay at the Days Inn. The reason my friends and I booked this hotel was for the fairly low rates and location.
    The Days Inn was by far the largest hotel room on my trip. Although, it was perhaps the oldest and most outdated. But hey, that's just aesthetics, right? The rooms were clean. There was room enough for a Queen size bed and a desk with 2 chairs. The way the bathroom was situated, there was a sink outside of the toilet and shower area, allowing someone to shower and another to use the vanity area. This is a great feature, to prevent infringing on each other's privacy or fogging up the mirror. The towels were a little rough... Although, I am a bit of a linen snob (I design and sell custom yacht linens for a living).
    The location of this hotel is epic! I felt safe in the hotel.  And it was definitely within walking distance to King St. And all the local hot spots.

    All in all I think the Days Inn delivered exactly what you'd expect a Days Inn to deliver.

    07/08/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    23. Mark T.
    Beware Room 122 the hellish stench in here goes so far beyond stench it's more like stank. The fetid aroma will haunt your dreams, forever. The location of the Hotel is in the heart of downtown making it an excellent base camp for exploring. Parking is tight so don't move your car or you'll lose your spot.

    01/06/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    24. Paul C.
    If you want to be in a prime location for a reasonable price, then you really can't go wrong with this hotel.  If you're touring the downtown area, then most of your time will be outside instead of in your room, so it makes sense to save your money and stay at the Days Inn.

    02/08/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    25. Jodi R.
    Perfection!! Inexpensive and awesomely located!!! I'm giving this spot 5 stars based on it being a motel, clean, perfect location, friendly staff and inexpensive!!!! Not really much else to say. I think they have a pool but can't really be sure. I can tell you that they are within walking walking distance of anything you might want to do in downtown historic Charleston!!

    17/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    26. Lauren P.
    Our motto this weekend became "It could be worse."

    Pros:
    friendly staff
    working appliances
    free parking
    downtown location
    fridge and microwave in the room

    Cons:
    Our room was a smoking one, no one asked us if we had a preference. And being that is was Labor Day weekend, it was too booked to switch.
    A constant water puddle next to our shower.
    Toilet didn't work so well.
    Hasn't been renovated for a few decades. Overall upkeep just wasn't good.

    I won't return if I can help it.

    01/09/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    27. Philip A.
    If you stay here you are out of your mind.  Listen to the other reviews, I ignored them... Don't make my mistake!   This place is gross!   No parking!  Dirty!  Falling apart, stinky nasty rooms.   Worst hotel ever!  It should be a pay by the hour sex motel..that's how this place feels.  Don't be fooled by the looks of the place outside, seems like a nice enough hotel.. The inside is scary!

    17/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    28. Meaghan G.
    Ok fellow Yelpers, here's what's up. If you're looking for a swanky southern style hotel that makes you feel like you've stepped back in time, this isn't it.  But let's be honest, would you really expect that for a Day's Inn?!

    This place is really good for what it is. Reasonably priced in a central location.  Staff could not be friendlier, and our room was clean, and parking is included. They're pet friendly (for a fee) but be sure to specify if you want a smoking or non smoking room. (I currently feel like I just walked in to my grandma's house while she's sitting on the couch watching the price is right going through her pack of cigs like they're going out of style)  

    Regardless, the hubby was a bit nervous about me being ok with staying here given my preference for places like Hotel Belleclaire in NYC and The Adolphus in Dallas but the location and price cannot be beat.

    Make yourself feel better by spending the money you saved by splurging at Poogan's Porch or the Gin Joint. You won't be disappointed.

    29/08/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    29. Nate K.
    Awful place.  Smells like mold. Unfriendly service.  Holes in the sheets and comforter. The manager rude and could've cared less about our concerns. We moved hotels in five  minutes

    21/05/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    30. T. W.
    Thank God we only spent 90$ on priceline. The best part was the free parking, otherwise this place was a bust. Got there at 2:30pm, met by a rude front desk lady, said we couldn't ck in till 4 even though all the rooms were cleaned and this place was dead on a weekday and no holiday. Front desk said pool view room when in fact it was a view  of parking lot with semi and dumpster  parked in it. Beds had huge side rips and were on slants , with head higher than body which made for a horrible nights sleep. Huge black mold strips in tub, with ripped carpet and huge holes in walls. See pics. Spend the extra few bucks and stay elsewhere. But did enjoy Eli's table walking distance, great breakfast.

    14/04/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    31. Andra J.
    It's 2015, and this place still has smoking rooms. It's not clear when you book, what type of room you'll be getting. They run out of non-smoking rooms fast and the staff has to deal with tons of angry people that do not want to be in a gross room. All the staff will offer is a quick chemical spray to cover the smoke. Yuck. They like to give smoking rooms to people that reserve through Priceline and other sites, so be careful and call ahead to see what you can reserve.

    We had a dead roach in our room and mold in the bathroom.

    Check out is at 11am, we were hoping the front desk could be flexible and allow us to check out at noon so we could finish a tour. They said "no" and we had to check out at 11am.

    The location is great and the parking is free.

    02/01/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    32. Ashley F.
    The maids here will steal your things.

    I lost a $150 dollar necklace to them and my friend lost one of hers.

    Other than that the hotel is in a great location.

    26/04/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    33. Brian A.
    Ignore most of the ratings of three stars or less.  I think these people don't understand that you get what you pay for.

    The Days Inn is all about location.  Yes, I too, was put in a smoker's room...and I wasn't a fan of how it smelled.  You know what else I'm not a fan of?  Spending $400 a night to stay in a nicer hotel that is close to all the action in Charleston.

    You'll get two beds, tv with cable, the regular amenities and a small pool to cool off in.  If you were looking for luxury around the $100 mark, you didn't do your homework on Charleston, and I'm guessing you're also a lousy tipper.

    Try:  Digging deeper and going elsewhere if you want luxury and comfort (this is a place to sleep)

    Avoid:  The smoking rooms if you can

    17/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0