Great Spot in Santee
Posted Mar 14, 2016
I spent three nights here, commuting into Charleston in the mornings for a simple, one-morning project that dragged into three whole days. The price was great, the room was recently remodeled, and the staff was fantastic. The motel had high midweek occupancy, with a mix of thru-travelers from I-95 and sport fishermen drawn to nearby Lake Marion. Santee State Park provides a nice diversion, and there is a golf course immediately behind the motel (greens fees unknown).
For the latter two days of my visit, I preferred to return here in the evenings rather than dealing with the price and hassle of Charleston hotels. Santee has the usual fast-food offerings, plus a smattering of sit-down restaurants, including a Cracker Barrel, at least one Chinese place, and a couple of nicer surf & turf establishments. There's a Dollar General directly across the two-lane road from the motel, which is a heck of a lot better for the traveler than the usual relegation to vending machines and overpriced toothpaste. I didn't try the 'continental' breakfast, but they do have one.