Located just off Route 78 and about a 2-minute drive from Charleston Southern University, the Hampton Inn & Suites North Charleston-University Blvd is geared towards business or vacation travellers who prefer a hotel with a free breakfast, easy highway access and an outdoor pool.
Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms and suites offers air conditioning, cable TV, a free weekday newspaper, a desk, a lap desk, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a mini-fridge, a microwave and a sitting area with a sofabed are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.
Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, meeting space, a business centre, laundry facilities, a free breakfast and free parking. A free shuttle to the nearby cruise port is also available (please contact the hotel for details). Pets are not permitted.
Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark is a 5-minute walk away, while Charleston's city centre is about a 23-minute drive from the hotel. Northwoods Mall can be found 7 minutes away by car and Charleston International Airport (CHS) is a 14-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: January 2, 2014)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, rooms, staff and breakfast.
Many guests were pleased with the hotel's location. They described it as safe and peaceful, as well as close to shopping, restaurants, Charleston Southern University, a convenience store, highway access, downtown Charleston, plantations, Patriot's Point and a gas station.
The hotel's accommodations were praised by numerous guests. They found their rooms to be clean, spacious, quiet, modern and well equipped, with comfortable beds and linens and large bathrooms.
The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by reviewers. They were characterized as friendly, professional and helpful, providing an efficient check-in service.
Several lodgers enjoyed their hotel's free breakfast. They described it as excellent and frequently replenished, with a large and clean dining area and plenty of hot and cold choices.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the hotel's rooms and parking.
Although numerous guests were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms, a few guests had complaints about their accommodations. They reported no exhaust fans in the bathrooms, a few plumbing issues and noise from guests in adjacent rooms.
A few lodgers had complaints about the hotel's parking, reporting it to be limited on the hotel's busier nights.
guest reviews rated the hotel 4.7 out of 5 with a 98% recommendation rate from 203 reviews.
Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.7 out of 5 from 174 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #6 of 58 North Charleston hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 167 reviews.
The author called the hotel on January 2, 2014 to verify some information.