We drive from MD. I always use the I95 guide to get my hotel information before the trip. Here is the website. http://www.i95exitguide.com/. We've had good experiences with the Best Western's we've stayed in (in quite a few cities), and some negative ones with Days Inns (one canceled our stay, although guaranteed with cc, so we had nowhere to stay at midnight. We ended up at another that was the most disgusting motel experience ever). My Aunt and Uncle travel down from NJ frequently, and always stay at Best Westerns. They are in one in Florence, SC right now, and have good things to say about it.