No question: the best part of this hotel is its large pool with plenty of lounge chairs and nice landscaping. This is not your average roadside motel pool. It's relatively private, well away and hidden from the road, and is surrounded by a large patio with lots of seating. Most of the rooms are double doubles (and by that I do mean double, not queen, beds--so if you're a big guy, be careful when booking!). The rooms are clean, well air-conditioned, and have the expected amenities. The breakfast has ample choices, although a major disappointment was the biscuits (hard and doughy) and gravy (loaded with sausage but sludge-y). In addition to the make-your-own waffles, they also have a pancake maker, which, at the push of a button spits out two hot pancakes per serving. Ingenious! The staff is very polite and efficient. Be warned: if your room ends in 20 thru 49 you will get your morning exercise walking to breakfast! This is good, though, because there is no workout room (passes are available to a Planet Fitness). There are second floor rooms but no elevator, so you will have to hump your luggage upstairs. A sign says help is available, but you will have to call the desk. FYI: although the hotel description doesn't mention it, there is a coin-op laundry for guests. Finally--when you go to fetch ice, be sure to bring your room key because the ice machine won't work without it.
You are literally minutes from downtown; however, at "rush hour" the traffic on the Savannah Highway (Rt 17) is very, very heavy and there is a traffic light on just about every block. Be prepared for a lot of stop-and-go. less
Bill R, General Manager at Best Western Charleston Inn, responded to this review
Thank you so much for taking the time out to post such a wonderful review for us! And thank you for mentioning all of the amenities we have to offer. We're happy to see you enjoyed your experience and we hope you come back to visit us again sometime!