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Where to Stay in Charleston

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The following is our guide to finding accommodation in Charleston. We have included a range of hotels and hostels with the hope that you will be able to find the one that best suits your needs and budget.  


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Mid-Range Hotels

Hostels

Air Bnb


Luxury Hotels

+ Wentworth Mansion -- 149 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401

  • Pros: Ideal location; wonderful service; luxurious experience
  • Cons: Pricey
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 5 stars
  • BOOK directly with Wentworth Mansion OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

+ French Quarter Inn -- 166 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401

  • Pros: Very elegant; excellent breakfast; prime location
  • Cons: Expensive
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 5 stars
  • BOOK directly with French Quarter Inn OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

+ Harbourview Inn -- 2 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401

  • Pros: Excellent location; great food
  • Cons: Very Expensive
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 stars
  • BOOK directly with Harbourview Inn OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

+ Market Pavilion Hotel -- 225 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401

  • Pros: Excellent location; beautiful pool; great customer service
  • Cons: Expensive
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 stars
  • BOOK directly with Market Pavilion Hotel OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

+ Planters Inn -- 112 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401

  • Pros: Upscale boutique hotel; charming
  • Cons: Pricey
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 stars
  • BOOK directly with Planters Inn OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

+ Belmond Charleston Place -- 205 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401

  • Pros: Elegany; ideal location
  • Cons: Very expensive
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 stars
  • BOOK directly with Belmond Charleston Place OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

+ The Vendue Charleston's Art Hotel -- 19 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401

  • Pros: Beautiful rooftop bar; great location800px-pink-house-charleston-sc1
  • Cons: Some rooms don't have windows and can be noisy
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 stars
  • BOOK directly with The Vendue Charleston's Art Hotel OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

+ The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel -- 115 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401

  • Pros: Beautiful rooftop bar; great location
  • Cons: Some rooms don't have windows and can be noisy
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 stars
  • BOOK directly with The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

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Mid-Range Hotels

+ Holiday Inn Historic Charleston Downtown —425 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403

  • Pros: Conveniently located on outskirts of historic district
  • Cons: Poor customer service; valet parking is expensive and required
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 stars
  • BOOK directly with Holiday Inn Historic Charleston Downtown OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

+ Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview -- 301 Savannah Highway, U.S. Highway 17, Charleston, SC 29407

  • Pros: Best distance to downtown/price value; beautiful view; excellent service
  • Cons: Dated facilities; no breakfast included
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 3.5 stars
  • BOOK directly with Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

+ Staybridge Suites North Charleston -- 7329 Mazyck Rd, North Charleston, SC 29406

  • Pros: Excellent value; great service
  • Cons: Not located in downtown Charleston; 15 minute drive to downtown
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 5 stars
  • BOOK directly with Staybridge Suites North Charleston OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

+ Indigo Inn -- 1 Maiden Ln, Charleston, SC 29401charleston

  • Pros: Excellent value; great service
  • Cons: Not located in downtown Charleston; 15 minute drive to downtown
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 5 stars
  • BOOK directly with Indigo Inn OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

+ Town & Country Inn and Suites -- 2008 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407

  • Pros: Good value; spacious rooms
  • Cons: On the outskirts of historic district; mediocre housekeeping
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 stars
  • BOOK directly with Town & Country Inn and Suites OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

+ King Charles Inn -- 237 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401

  • Pros: Convenient location; excellent service
  • Cons: Very expensive valet service; disappointing menu
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 stars
  • BOOK directly with King Charles Inn OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

+ Francis Marion Hotel -- 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

  • Pros: Great location; historic and charming appearance
  • Cons: Poor service
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4 stars
  • BOOK directly with Charleston's NotSo Hostel OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

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Hostels

+ Charleston's NotSo Hostel -- 156 Spring St, Charleston, SC 29403

  • Pros: Excellent location; very affordable
  • Cons: Strict quiet-time rules; lacking cleanliness
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4 stars
  • BOOK directly with Charleston's NotSo Hostel OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

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Air BnB

Airbnb is a great option where you’ll find additional rooming options come on the market just for Inauguration as residents rent out spare bedrooms or entire house for the events. Check out their website for more information!

About The Author

Scott Nelson

Scott has led over 2,000 tours of Charleston and has more than 1000 5 star reviews. He started working in museums at the age of 16 (Unsinkable Molly Brown House) and hasn't looked back. He was the Executive Director of Heurich House and on the historic interpretation/ education staff at Mount Vernon, both in Washington DC, for over 6 years. Scott moved to Charleston in 2012 for a job with the Historic Charleston Foundation and began leading tours for Free Tours by Foot.
Updated: October 12th, 2021
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