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A Modern Stay in Historic Charleston
Charleston Marriott. Following a multimillion dollar top-to-bottom renovation, this hotel in the up-and-coming North Lockwood district offers a chic lobby and bright, sunny rooms with smart amenities like trundle desks, double-massaging shower-heads, and refrigerators. The service is efficient and full of Southern hospitality, and the intimate lobby restaurant is a tasty bargain that attracts locals. Pros: inviting and well-equipped fitness center; regular shuttle service to and from downtown. Cons: located a few miles from downtown; sometimes inattentive concierge-level staff. 170 Lockwood Blvd. Medical University of South Carolina. 843/723-3000. www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/chsmc-charleston-marriott/. 348 rooms. In-room: safe, refrigerator, Wi-Fi. In-hotel: 1 restaurant, room service, 2 bars, (leisure) pool, gym, spa, laundry service, concierge, executive floor, public Wi-Fi, parking (fee and no fee), no-smoking rooms. AE, DC, MC, V. Rooms start at $239.
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