North Charleston Marriott

 
 

About the Hotel: The North Charleston Marriott, a Marriott Bonvoy Category 4 hotel, is located outside of the historic area, near the airport (with complimentary airport transportation), at the junction of I-26 and I-526. It is a completely renovated hotel in a warm and contemporary style. The remodeling included an architectural embellishment of a sturdy exoskeleton (front side only) that has LED lighting to highlight the building.

Parking: Parking is plentiful and free.

Executive Lounge (Qualified Access Required): The hotel renovations included an upgraded M Club. The Club offers daily complimentary breakfast, 24-hour snacks and non-alcoholic drinks, and complimentary hors d’oeuvres (Sunday through Thursday).

Other Amenities: There is an on-site gym and outdoor pool. The gym has several treadmills, stationary bikes, and other exercise machines, in addition to free weights, and is open 24/7.

Dining: There is a lobby restaurant and bar on property. There are several other dining options within walking/driving distance from the hotel.

Officer Wayfinder’s Review: The North Charleston Marriott was an excellent hotel, conveniently located near Charleston International Airport. A 24/7 M Club is a big plus, something many Marriott properties are beginning to adopt.

The 291 guest rooms are spread across two wings on floors 2 through 8. All have been gut-renovated and are filled with modern, functional features. Near each floor’s elevator lobby a hydration station is available to dispense cold filtered water and ice. 

There is no shortage of outlets and USB ports. The Wi-fi is strong, with no degradation observed during peak evening and morning hours. Lighting in the room and bathroom is bright and easily controlled. There was virtually no noise coming from adjacent rooms. Beds and bedding were extremely comfortable.

The only two negatives observed – the wardrobe is a bit on the small side, and the desk chair is more of a side chair, with no adjustments possible.

 
There is a cold water hydration station near the elevator lobby on each floor.

There is a cold water hydration station near the elevator lobby on each floor.

The recently renovated North Charleston Marriott.

The recently renovated North Charleston Marriott.

The hotel received a full interior/exterior renovation.

The hotel received a full interior/exterior renovation.

LED lights at night give it an ultra-modern feel.

LED lights at night give it an ultra-modern feel.

The spacious lobby leads to three check-in stands, where the staff always greets guests with a smile and greeting, whether you’re checking in or heading to the elevators.

The spacious lobby leads to three check-in stands, where the staff always greets guests with a smile and greeting, whether you’re checking in or heading to the elevators.

Multiple spaces are comfortably furnished to allow for collaboration and conversation.

Multiple spaces are comfortably furnished to allow for collaboration and conversation.

To the left of the check-in area is an open-concept bar, beyond which is the restaurant. It is also open and spacious but during non-serving hours a retractable wall separate it from the bar.

To the left of the check-in area is an open-concept bar, beyond which is the restaurant. It is also open and spacious but during non-serving hours a retractable wall separate it from the bar.

The centrally located elevator lobby.

The centrally located elevator lobby.

Past the elevator lobby is the meeting and conference room wing.

Past the elevator lobby is the meeting and conference room wing.

Comfortable king-size bed and reading nook in the corner of the room.

Comfortable king-size bed and reading nook in the corner of the room.

A convenience center included a wardrobe, drawers, safe, small refrigerator, a coffee station and space for a suitcase to be opened. The only carpeting was a small rug next to one side of the bed, so room cleanliness was outstanding.

A convenience center included a wardrobe, drawers, safe, small refrigerator, a coffee station and space for a suitcase to be opened. The only carpeting was a small rug next to one side of the bed, so room cleanliness was outstanding.

The bathroom featured a large sink, but rather limited counter space.

The bathroom featured a large sink, but rather limited counter space.

Multiple shower heads in the walk-in shower.

Multiple shower heads in the walk-in shower.

Entrance to the M Club. Since the bar is nearby, the only alcohol in the M-Club is a wine-dispenser.

Entrance to the M Club. Since the bar is nearby, the only alcohol in the M-Club is a wine-dispenser.

The M Club is located across from the bar and is very spacious.

The M Club is located across from the bar and is very spacious.

The M Club features a mix of table seating, and plush couches and chairs.

The M Club features a mix of table seating, and plush couches and chairs.

M Club food is plentiful and varied.

M Club food is plentiful and varied.

To the right of the check-in stands, doors lead to an outside gathering area that features a large fire pit and several other furniture groupings.

To the right of the check-in stands, doors lead to an outside gathering area that features a large fire pit and several other furniture groupings.

The outdoor gathering space.

The outdoor gathering space.

Hors d’ouverts at the M Club.

Hors d’ouverts at the M Club.

Nearly year-round outdoor seating. The weather was pleasant enough in early February to dine outdoors.

Nearly year-round outdoor seating. The weather was pleasant enough in early February to dine outdoors.

 

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