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"Nothing special. Rooms weren't 4 stars. Decided to get away for the weekend and reserved a room with two doubles for 3 people. Upon arrival, we receiv ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 13 Jul 2010

Hotel Description

4-star hotel near Charleston City Market

Oceanside stay

Within a 10-minute walk of this Charleston Historic District hotel, you'll find Charleston City Market and College of Charleston. Also, Charleston Music Hall is within half a mile (1 km) and Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal is within 2 miles (3 km).

Business services

This hotel features an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 3 conference rooms, as well as the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking, a coffee shop, and a snack bar/deli are also offered.

IPod docks, WiFi

The 166 soundproofed guestrooms offer WiFi and iPod docks. Smart TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include sitting areas and refrigerators.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Executive Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Executive Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Terrace

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 0.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel

1 out of 5

Guaranteed reservation but no room

We made our reservation six months in advanced. Phoned two weeks before our scheduled arrival to ensure that the room was guaranteed to our credit card as we wouldn't be arriving till late in the evening. When we arrived we were told that the hotel was full and were sent to another Marriott hotel across town. I DO NOT understand the point of a guaranteed reservation if it is in fact ignored. We came back to your hotel the next morning at around 9am the next morning to meet our friends. We were assured by the hotel staff that we would be into our room as soon as possible. As check out was 11am and housekeeping was told our room was priority one, we would be in our room by noon. We finally got in at 3pm. The hotel industry is very competitive. I don't believe in rewarding bad service.

Posted by on Oct 12, 2010

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3 out of 5

2.5 to 3 star hotel at 4 star price

Nothing special. Rooms weren't 4 stars. Decided to get away for the weekend and reserved a room with two doubles for 3 people. Upon arrival, we received a King and a fold out bed. I had to request a double the next day. At the end of our stay, the front desk refused to compensate for the mix-up. It is not worth the price.Stick with the B&B's or an equivalent 3 star hotel in downtown Charleston. They are worth the price.

Posted by on Jul 13, 2010

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5 out of 5

Great Location, Friendly Staff, Quiet Rooms

The Renaissance Hotel is located in the heart of the historic district of Charleston, is within walking distance of the Market area, and French Quarter,is a half block off King street,if your looking for shoes king street has an abundance of them, from casual walking to trendy high heels.College of Charleston is three blocks away off of George Street, the Citadel is a short drive from hotel. The Battery and Rainbow is only a short Trolly Ride (runs every twenty minutes). Restaurants are plentifull, I recommend Hanks Seafood on Haynes Street, be sure to try the ""She Crab Soup,"" I can not say enough about the staff at the Renaissance, they were friendly and very helpfull, the Concierge was very helpfull with information, directions and reservations for the various activities,and sites we did while in Charleston, when we do return to Charleston we will book this hotel.The only thing I didn't care for was the parking, but then every hotel in the Historic District has the same problem, parking in the area is at a premium.

Posted by on Sep 24, 2008

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3 out of 5

What a change

Having stayed here before, and loving it I had no issues rebooking. However I was sorely disappointed. The hotel was under construction, my room reeked of smoke and bacon from uncleaned filters (the hotels explanation not mine), the fire alam went off and this was all before 9 AM. The staff while cordial was basically disinterested in the problems presented. With so many lovely hotels in Charleston the Renaissance will no longer get my business.

Posted by on Feb 6, 2008

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5 out of 5

Beautifully done hotel that seems older than 6 years.

A wonderful, short stay. A beautiful hotel with a friendly staff. The "joggling board" out front was fun to sit on. Cozy fireplace in the lounge area. Bedding was fabulous.

Posted by on Dec 14, 2007

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4 out of 5

Excellent Hotel

Excellent Hotel. The best things about the hotel is that one is only 3-5 blocks from the main historic area, but the hotel is extremely quiet because it is on a low traffic side street. Many of the other hotels and inns are on streets where you get weekend bar traffic on the sidewalk until early in the morning because of the C of C being close by. They also have parking directly across the street from hotel, which is not always the case in downtown parking. One does pay a fee, but it was much more reasonable than some other hotels that I checked out.

Posted by on Apr 23, 2007

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4 out of 5

Excellent Hotel

Excellent Hotel. The best things about the hotel is that one is only 3-5 blocks from the main historic area, but the hotel is extremely quiet because it is on a low traffic side street. Many of the other hotels and inns are on streets where you get weekend bar traffic on the sidewalk until early in the morning because of the C of C being close by.They also have parking directly across the street from hotel, which is not always the case in downtown parking. One does pay a fee, but it was much more reasonable than some other hotels that I checked out.

Posted by on Apr 23, 2007

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5 out of 5

This hotel has everything!

We spent five nights at this hotel and we loved every minute. The staff was outstanding---so friendly and helpful and good at anticipating needs. The amenities were numerous and great---down to a computer at checkout where it was easy to print out boarding passes. The furnishing are charming, the restaurant is wonderful, and the location is terrific. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

Posted by on Nov 15, 2006

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4 out of 5

Charleston Comfort

Staff very friendly and helpful. The location was a few blocks from where I would have preferred to stay. The beds were heavenly. Would definitely stay there again.

Posted by on Oct 18, 2006

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4 out of 5

just ok

There was nothing particularly wrong with this hotel, but for 4 stars I just expected more. Cleaning service was mediocre, but rest of staff was very helpful. Rooms and pool area were pretty small (pictures are somewhat deceiving). Overall though we had a great time. The restaurant was very nice and had an excellent Sunday brunch. If we visited again we would likely try someplace else, but you won't be disappointed if you stay here.

Posted by on Aug 29, 2006

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About the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel

Location 68 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Property Features

Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel offers its guests an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. There's a coffee shop/café on site, as well as a snack bar/deli. There's an onsite business center. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hotel measures 1701 square feet (158 square meters) and includes conference space. A library, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Charleston hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 166 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 1701 sq ft of conference space
  • 158 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2000
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Charleston Intl. Airport (CHS) (20.6 km / 12.8 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel offers 166 accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. A pillow menu is available. 55-inch Smart televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary weekday newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in January 2016.

  • Sitting area
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Smart television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Pillow options
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy to-go breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 75.00 per accommodation, per night, plus a deposit of USD 75 per day
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 25.00 lbs)
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott) guidelines. The property affirms that it adheres to the Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global) sanitization guidelines and the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • UnionPay
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Commitment to Clean (Marriott)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Tourism fee: USD 1.09 per accommodation, per night
  • Destination fee: USD 2.00

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 10 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 12.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Covered self parking fee: USD 30 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: USD 75 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 75.00 per accommodation, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Charleston Historic District Hotel
  • Hotel Charleston Historic District
  • Renaissance Charleston Historic
  • Renaissance Charleston Historic District
  • Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel
  • Renaissance District Hotel
  • Charleston Renaissance
  • Renaissance Charleston
  • Renaissance Historic District Hotel
  • Renaissance Historic District
  • Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel Hotel
  • Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel Charleston
  • Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel Hotel Charleston

You should know

  • Pool access available from 7 AM to 11 PM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.