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Charleston, SC: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

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The Charleston center is around the area of Karpeles Manuscript Library and the area of Children's Museum of the Lowcountry.

Welcome to Charleston, South Carolina's historical wonderland. This charming city dates back a few hundred years, and it has the mansions, cemeteries, and cobblestone sidewalks to prove it. Discover the best of historical Charleston, explore the city's culture, and indulge in some of its finest restaurants. More from this guide...

Charleston Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

Holiday Inn Express Charleston Dwtn - Medical Area, an IHG Hotel
+1-888-389-4121
250 Spring St., Charleston, SC 29403 Website
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • 153 rooms in property
From$80
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86 Cannon Historic Inn - Adults Only - Charleston
+1-888-675-2083
86 Cannon St., Charleston, SC 29403
  • Affordable property
  • Hotel has 5 rooms
From$90
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French Quarter Inn : 166 Church St.
+1-800-716-8490
166 Church St., Charleston, SC 29401
  • 4-star Downtown property
  • Check-in: 4:00pm
  • Perfectly clean
  • The majority of guests found problems with the furniture
From$249
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Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District in Charleston
+1-800-805-5223
345 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29403
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 2 suites
  • Most guests thought they were poorly maintained
  • Rooms are ok
From$159
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Hotel Bennett in Charleston
+1-888-965-1860
404 King St., Charleston, SC 29403
  • 3-star property
  • Check in time: 16:00
From$90
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Andrew Pinckney Inn in Charleston
+1-888-788-5576
40 Pinckney St., Charleston, SC 29401
  • Four star Downtown hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Terrific staff and location
  • Terrific location
From$279
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Ansonborough Inn : 21 Hasell St.
+1-888-897-9207
21 Hasell St., Charleston, SC 29401
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 2 meeting rooms
  • Helped Us with everything
  • Good side dishes
From$239
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The Charleston Place : 205 Meeting St.
+1-888-311-4278
205 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401
  • Luxurious 5-star hotel
  • 15 meeting rooms in property
  • Almost all guests said the concierge service was amazing
  • Parking is rare
From$270
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John Rutledge House Inn - Charleston
+1-888-469-4795
116 Broad St., Charleston, SC 29401
  • Four star hotel
  • Check in time: 16:00
From$160
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Hyatt Place Charleston/Historic District
+1-888-734-9421
560 King St., Charleston, SC 29403
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • 9 floors in property
From$109
Very Good 4.0 /5 Reviews Call BookMore Details
Bluegreen Vacations King St. Resort, Ascend Hotel Collection : 583 King St.
+1-888-841-5292
583 King St., Charleston, SC 29403
  • 3 star property
  • Check-in time: 10:00
From$75
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Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown
+1-888-455-5160
425 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 4:00 pm
  • Attentive & accommodating staff
  • Incredible bar
From$129
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The Dewberry Charleston in Charleston
+1-888-965-8297
334 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29403
  • Luxurious Five Star Downtown hotel
  • 48 suites in hotel
From$199
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Francis Marion Hotel : 387 King St.
+1-888-906-6358
387 King St., Charleston, SC 29403
  • Built in 1924, the Francis Marion Hotel features 233 guest rooms on 12 stories. This exquisite hotel caters to both business travelers and vacationers, offering several desirable services and amenities. Guests can take pleasure in all the features located on the premises including a restaurant, spa, fitness center, ballrooms, and meeting/conference rooms. The elegant accommodations offer plush bedding, and feature marble bathrooms along with Judith Jackson Spa bath products. The Francis Marion’s chicly decorated guest rooms offer European style beds, and pleasurable amenities including high-speed wireless Internet, and in-room movies. The hotel lies close to many of Charleston’s renowned attractions and sites. Whether you choose to spend the day shopping in the famous Marion Square, or visiting historic sites and plantations, you won’t be disappointed in this timeless city.
  • Expensive Downtown hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • World class service
  • Almost all guests thought the service was very professional
From$149
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Courtyard Charleston Historic District
+1-888-749-6785
125 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 29401
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • 176 rooms in property
  • Room service could have been improved
  • Staff was professional and welcoming
From$132
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Barksdale House Inn - Charleston
+1-888-878-9982
27 George St., Charleston, SC 29401
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • 3 floors in property
From$139
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Zero George Street in Charleston
+1-888-389-4485
0 George St., Charleston, SC 29401
  • Four-star hotel
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
  • Food is delicious
From$160
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The Restoration - Charleston
+1-888-389-4121
75 Wentworth St., Charleston, SC 29401
  • Four-star Downtown property
  • 15 suites in hotel
  • About half of guests considered the lobby entrance to be so-so
  • Amenities are good
From$249
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Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston, Autograph Collection
+1-888-675-2083
55 Wentworth St., Charleston, SC 29401
  • Four star Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 16:00
  • Delicious food
  • Beautiful venue
From$239
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Wentworth Mansion in Charleston
+1-800-716-8490
149 Wentworth St., Charleston, SC 29401
  • Luxury Five Star property
  • 5 floors in property
From$250
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The Ryder Hotel
+1-800-805-5223
237 Meeting, Charleston, SC 29401
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • Gym is available on property
  • Not very comfortable
  • Accessible parking
From$109
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Indigo Inn in Charleston
+1-888-965-1860
1 Maiden Lane, Charleston, SC 29401
  • Midscale property
  • 40 rooms in property
From$90
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Planters Inn
+1-888-788-5576
112 North Market St., Charleston, SC 29401
  • Four star Downtown hotel
  • 4 floors in property
  • Clean
  • Rooms are great
From$479
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Emeline
+1-888-897-9207
35 Hayne St., Charleston, SC 29401
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • 3 floors in property
From$149
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Fulton Lane Inn - Charleston
+1-888-311-4278
202 King St., Charleston, SC 29401
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • 4 conference rooms in property
From$239
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Kings Courtyard Inn - Charleston
+1-888-469-4795
198 King St., Charleston, SC 29401
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Fitness center on property
From$229
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The Meeting Street Inn
+1-888-734-9421
173 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • 4 floors in property
  • Delicious food
  • Tasty breakfast
From$152
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Courtyard Charleston Waterfront by Marriott in Charleston
+1-888-841-5292
35 Lockwood Dr., Charleston, SC 29401
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 8 suites
  • Almost all guests found problems with the furniture
  • View rooms is spectacular
From$99
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Church Street Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection
+1-888-455-5160
177 Church St., Charleston, SC 29401
  • 3 star property
  • Check in: 16:00
From$75
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Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront/Downtown
+1-888-965-8297
45 Lockwood Dr., Charleston, SC 29401
  • 3-star Riverfront property
  • 11 suites in property
From$139
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Charleston Marriott in Charleston
+1-888-906-6358
170 Lockwood Blvd., Charleston, SC 29403
  • 3-star Riverfront property
  • Hotel has 8 meeting rooms
From$95
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The Spectator Hotel in Charleston
+1-888-749-6785
67 State St., Charleston, SC 29401
  • Luxury 5-star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 41 rooms
From$306
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Market Pavilion Hotel
+1-888-878-9982
225 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401
  • High-end Downtown property
  • Hotel has 7 suites
From$289
Very Good 4.0 /5 Reviews Call BookMore Details
The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel
+1-888-389-4485
115 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401
  • High-end Downtown property
  • 7 floors in property
From$219
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The Lodge Alley Inn : 195 East Bay St.
+1-888-389-4121
195 East Bay St., Charelston, SC 29401 ~1.23 miles southeast of Charleston
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 4:00 p.m.
  • Terrific location
  • Great room
From$93
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The Vendue : 19 Vendue Range
+1-888-675-2083
19 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401
  • 4-star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 84 rooms
From$199
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Harbourview Inn
+1-800-716-8490
2 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401
  • 4-star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 4 floors
  • All guests enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby
  • No spa
From$219
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Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview, an IHG Hotel : 301 Savannah Highway
+1-800-805-5223
301 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • Check-in: 3:00pm
  • Most guests thought they were poorly maintained
  • For only 69%, the fitness area was satisfactory
From$83
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Residence Inn Charleston Riverview
+1-888-965-1860
90 Ripley Point Dr., Charleston, SC 29407
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Check in time: 4:00pm
From$106
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SpringHill Suites Charleston Riverview : 98 Ripley Point Dr.
+1-888-788-5576
98 Ripley Point Dr., Charleston, SC 29407
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • Free breakfast available
  • Near city centre
  • Good value
From$109
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Charleston Historic District - Charleston
+1-888-897-9207
415 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29403
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
From$119
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Historic District
+1-888-311-4278
337 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29403
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Hotel has 153 suites
From$159
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Comfort Inn Downtown Charleston in Charleston
+1-888-469-4795
144 Bee St., Charleston, SC 29401
  • Economy Downtown hotel
  • 7 floors in property
  • Management should be more attentive
  • Complimentary wi-fi
From$82
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Days Inn by Wyndham Charleston Historic District - Charleston
+1-888-734-9421
155 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401
  • Low-priced Downtown property
  • Has environment-friendly policy See more
From$88
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Liberty Place by Hilton Club
+1-888-841-5292
475 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29403
  • Expensive hotel
  • 40 rooms in property
The Room on Meeting : 233 Meeting St.
+1-888-455-5160
233 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401
  • Cheap hotel
Hotel Bella Grace - Charleston
+1-888-965-8297
117 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 29401
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • 4 suites in hotel
From$379
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The Renaissance Charleston Historic District
+1-888-906-6358
68 Wentworth St., Charleston, SC 29401
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • 167 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$299
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The Jasmine House
+1-888-749-6785
64 Hasell St., Charleston, SC 29401
  • Affordable hotel
From$80
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The Saint Hotel
+1-888-878-9982
194 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • Check-in: 4:00pm
From$75
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Graph: Upcoming 20 Days of Charleston Hotel Rates

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Charleston, SC discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Charleston hotel for each day and each star rating category.

When to Visit Charleston, South Carolina

As a southern city, Charleston typically has mild winters and hot, humid summers. For the best weather, most tourists prefer to visit during the pleasant spring and fall seasons. April and May tend to offer the best weather with the most sunshine, although hotel prices can be high during this high season. The fall features similarly pleasant weather with slightly more rain showers and generally lower costs.

If you can stand the heat, summer can be a good time to visit Charleston, especially during a school break. To save big on hotel prices, however, consider visiting during the winter. The weather is cool with temperatures in the 50s, but holiday events and other festivals keep the atmosphere perfectly warm.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Charleston, SC:

seasonality of hotel rates in Charleston

Charleston, SC: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below we've posted 3 graphs illustrating avg. nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Charleston, SC. Browse these illustrations to determine the best months to book in Charleston for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotels in Charleston, South Carolina

4 Star Average Prices: $222.96

No stranger to luxury, Charleston has numerous high-end hotels. Unlike many other cities' hotel markets, however, Charleston's best hotels tend to be independent spots that highlight personal attention and excellent service.

You'll be wowed from the moment you set foot inside the Belmond Charleston Place. This luxury hotel features a gorgeous lobby, deluxe and premier rooms, and some city views from select rooms. Enjoy in-room amenities like a refrigerator and minibar, and then head to the spa for a facial or body treatment. Go for a swim in the outdoor pool, cool off with a beverage at the poolside bar, and use the area shuttle to explore Charleston's fine dining options.

Situated near Charleston Place, the French Huguenot Church, and St. Philip's Church, the French Quarter Inn features a range of well-appointed rooms. Choose traditional queen or king rooms, or upgrade to a junior suite or a king suite. Most rooms include amenities like refrigerators and flat-screen TVs, and you'll feel refreshed thanks to the hotel's designer toiletries. Take in the lovely views of Charleston from the hotel's terrace, and mix and mingle with fellow travelers at the complimentary manager's reception. Dine at the restaurant, order room service, or explore the best of Charleston right outside.

One of the most highly rated hotels in Charleston, Zero George Street offers spacious rooms with private verandas and larger rooms with outdoor furnished piazzas and sitting areas. The most upscale rooms include kitchens, parlors, and separate bedrooms. Enjoy a complimentary snack or two from the minibar, soak up the stunning views from your veranda, and order in thanks to the hotel's 24-hour room service. If you can bring yourself to leave this upscale property, you'll find top Charleston attractions like Coleman Fine Art and the South Carolina Aquarium just a few blocks away.

When you want nothing but the best, book your stay at Charleston's Wentworth Mansion. Located close to Charleston City Market, the Confederate Museum, and Marion Square, the Wentworth Mansion is in the heart of the city. By all accounts the most elegant hotel in town, the Wentworth Mansion offers fantastic service, top-notch food, and a luxe vibe. Relax by the fireplace in your guest room, or have a leisurely soak in the jetted bathtub. Book a body treatment or massage at the full-service spa, and take advantage of the hotel's childcare services as you enjoy a night out on the town.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Charleston

Best Budget-Friendly Hotels in Charleston, South Carolina

3 Star Average Prices: $122.92

While you might not score amazing deals on hotels right in the heart of Charleston, you'll find plenty of affordable spots north of the city. Take a closer look at these top budget-friendly hotels in Charleston.

Located north of Charleston and near the expansive Francis Marion National Forest, the Days Inn Goose Creek is one of the most affordable hotels in the area. Save on snacks and meals thanks to the in-room microwaves and refrigerators, and start the day on the right foot each morning with a complimentary breakfast.

Head north of the city to the Best Western Magnolia Inn & Suites, which offers convenient interstate access and free self-parking. You'll feel right at home in the Best Western's 61 guest rooms, and you can rely on the hotel's free Wi-Fi to stay in touch with family back at home. Splash around in the outdoor pool, fit in a workout in the health club, and fuel up with a free hot and cold buffet breakfast, all for one of the lowest prices around.

Only a few miles north of Charleston, the Red Roof Inn North Charleston Coliseum is convenient to Penn's Art Gallery and the Charleston International Airport. Get a restful night's sleep thanks to the blackout curtains, and check in with colleagues or friends by using the hotel's complimentary Wi-Fi. Save even more with on-site laundry facilities and free parking.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Charleston

2 Star Average Prices: $94.11

2 Star Hotel Prices in Charleston

Best Hotel Discounts in Charleston, South Carolina

If you're a member of a few select groups, you won't have to worry about paying full price at Charleston hotels. At Zero George Street, AAA members save 10 percent or more on king and queen rooms. At hotels like the Fairfield Inn & Suites Charleston North/Ashley Phosphate, senior travelers and AARP members get the lowest rates available, generally 10 percent lower than the standard room rate. Military members and government employees can rely on low rates at hotels like the Best Western Magnolia Inn & Suites.

Best Value Options in Charleston, South Carolina

Just north of downtown Charleston, you'll find numerous hotels that strike a balance between price and comfort. For a good price with solid amenities, consider these great value options.

Only a short drive northeast of Charleston, the Holiday Inn Charleston - Mount Pleasant is convenient to Mt. Pleasant, the USS Yorktown, and the Naval and Maritime Museum. This hotel has just short of 160 rooms, with choices ranging from standard king and double rooms to junior and king suites. Go for a swim in the seasonal outdoor pool, and work up a sweat in the 24-hour fitness center. At the end of the day, have a drink in the hotel bar. Catch up on work with the in-room workspace and complimentary Wi-Fi, or head down to the hotel's 24-hour business center. If you're planning an event in the area, reserve the Holiday Inn's 5,000 square feet of conference and meeting space.

Located north of Charleston off Interstate 26, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Charleston North/Ashley Phosphate is near highlights like Penn's Art Gallery, Charleston Southern University, and Charleston International Airport. Stay in one of the hotel's 84 rooms, and enjoy homelike conveniences like microwaves and refrigerators. Get sweaty in the hotel's workout room, and cool off at the outdoor pool. In the morning, enjoy the complimentary buffet breakfast while you read a complimentary newspaper. Free self-parking makes the Fairfield Inn an even greater value.

Not far from the Fairfield Inn, the Hampton Inn & Suites North Charleston offers a good value near Trident Technical College and Wescott Plantation. Get comfortable in a standard queen or king room, or opt for a larger studio suite with a separate sitting area and sofa bed. All rooms feature refrigerators so you can keep cool drinks on hand, as well as LCD TVs with cable programming so you can catch up on shows. Work up an appetite at the seasonal outdoor pool and on-site fitness center, and enjoy a filling hot and cold buffet breakfast on the house.

For an affordable stay near the airport, set your sights on the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston Airport, which is also close to Interstate 26 and the U.S. Army Reserve School. Get low rates on basic double or king rooms, or spend a little more on a suite or a special hotel experience package. All 149 rooms feature flat-screen TVs so you can kick back and watch a movie, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi so you can stay in touch with friends and family at home. Request a crib if you're traveling with family, and take the kids to the outdoor pool. Hop on the hotel's complimentary area shuttle to get a ride to local attractions, and use the shuttle to get to the airport at no charge.

Can’t-Miss Attractions in Charleston, South Carolina

Get to know Charleston's fascinating and romantic history with a visit to the antebellum Aiken-Rhett House Museum, and tour Drayton Hall, one of the South's oldest plantations. Marvel at the city's natural beauty with a stroll through the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens or a trip to the Battery. Soak up the sun and escape from everyday life at popular Folly Beach or the more secluded Isle of Palms County Park. Top it all off with a day at one of Charleston's popular culinary events or an evening at one of the city's finest restaurants.

Whether you're visiting for an event, a business trip, or a personal vacation, Charleston is a true gem. Immerse yourself in the city's history, take in the culture, and find a great hotel so you can stay awhile.

Charleston, SC summarized

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'Charleston has something for everyone, rain or shine. Its architecture is unparalleled. Carriage rides are great for seeing the city and hearing the history behind certain houses and the area. - Thomas Gibson.

Those were the famous words of the renowned American actor and director from the city of historic charm, Charleston. Founded in the year 1670, it is one of the second largest and oldest cities of South Carolina in the U.S. Presently, Charleston is counted amongst the most hospitable and polite cities of America with a rich cultural heritage and well-preserved upbeat architecture. This metropolitan city owns a large number of distinguished restaurants, vibrant beaches, and picturesque arts scenes. However, the best part of this gorgeous city lies in its memorable walks, eminent churches, low-rise cityscape, and fabulous food. The place is best explored through its attractive hotels. From high-end to cheap hotels, Charleston has the largest range of guesthouses, hotels, and apartments to completely match the tourist comforts.

Budget Hotels in Charleston

With the booming tourism in the city, there are numerous budget hotels that offer the treats of an affluent hotel in a home-like setting. North Charleston hotel, Days Inn Charleston - Historic District hotel, Extended Stay America “ Charleston, Creekside Lands Inn, Candlewood Suites Charleston, and Charleston Marriott are some of the selective cheap hotels in the city with rejuvenating amenities and interesting dining options to make your vacation an enjoyable experience. These famous Charleston hotels are located within the walking distance of shopping streets, vintage boutiques, bookstores, and some of the great restaurants • perfect for making your trip easy and comfortable.

How About Luxury Stays in Charleston?

Discover the classic elegance of the city with a natural Southern touch by marking your stay in the world class luxurious hotel in Charleston, The HarbourView Inn. The hotel welcomes its guests with mesmerizing amenities that are difficult to find in usual properties in the town. From elegant and timeless designs of the atrium lobby and giant pineapple fountain view of the Waterfront Park to signature silver portside breakfast service, beautifully appointed guestrooms, complimentary skyline tours, and hand crafted wooden furnishings • this is truly one of the luxurious Charleston hotels in the city. Other excellent options to reconnoitre the hidden gems of the city include the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Airport hotel, The Holiday Inn Express® Charleston, and The Planters Inn. All the properties, effortlessly translate the vibrant local culture and history of Charleston into a luxurious and chic hospitality experience.

Boutique and Independent Hotels in Charleston

Some of the ideal boutique hotels with intimate and homely atmosphere are Folly Beach Boutique Hotel, The Restoration on King, French Quarter Inn, and Market Pavilion Hotel. All the facilities are a short walk from the downtown Charleston's remarkable points of interest and are perfect for romantic holidays, family outings, and hosting business meetings. They are charmed with contemporary amenities to connect and relax in the picture perfect locations of the city.

FAQs about hotels in Charleston

What are the top reviewed hotels in Charleston?

86 Cannon Historic Inn - Adults Only, French Quarter Inn and Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most high-end hotels in Charleston?

The Charleston Place, The Dewberry Charleston and Wentworth Mansion are the top 3 luxury hotels near Charleston city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Charleston?

Holiday Inn Express Charleston Dwtn - Medical Area, an IHG Hotel, 86 Cannon Historic Inn - Adults Only, and French Quarter Inn are the properties closest to Charleston city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Charleston cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Charleston can be as cheap as $94.11 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Charleston cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Charleston has been $122.92 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 4-5 star hotel in Charleston cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Charleston has been $222.96 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels in Charleston?

86 Cannon Historic Inn - Adults Only, French Quarter Inn and Hotel Bennett are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Marriott hotels in Charleston?

Courtyard Charleston Historic District, Courtyard Charleston Waterfront by Marriott and Charleston Marriott are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in Charleston?

Bluegreen Vacations King St. Resort, Ascend Hotel Collection, Church Street Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection and Comfort Inn Downtown Charleston are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the best IHG hotels in Charleston?

Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown, Indigo Inn and Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview, an IHG Hotel are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the Government Per Diem Hotel Rates in Charleston, SC?

Below are the GSA reimbursement limits for hotel spending in Charleston, SC excluding taxes per night. See gsa.gov for more details.

Applies to Charleston / Berkeley / Dorchester

Season BeginSeason EndLodging RateMeals & Incidentals
June 1, 2022 September 30, 2022 $189.00 $79.00

Verified reviews of the city: Charleston, SC

Below are reviews of the city of Charleston, SC from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Love Charleston!"
Score 5.0 / 5

We love everything about Charleston! The food is awesome.

Rebecca M., from 10-May-2022
"History, food, cocktails and shopping!"
Score 5.0 / 5

History, food, cocktails and shopping.

Tricia J., from 19-Apr-2022
"The restaurants and Folly Beach!"
Score 4.0 / 5

The restaurants and Folly Beach!

James W., from 16-Apr-2022
"Charming old southern vibe!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Charming old southern vibe. Many food and shopping options, chains or family type.

Leah U., from 16-Apr-2022
"Safe area and pet friendly place."
Score 5.0 / 5

Loved walking everywhere and feeling safe. We loved that it was pet friendly too.

Charels S., from 05-Apr-2022
"Convenient location near MUSC Hospital"
Score 5.0 / 5

I was not on vacation. I stayed there because my husband was at the hospital in MUSC very convenient location.

Marina F., from 03-Apr-2022
"Beautiful trees. Lovely landscape. "
Score 5.0 / 5

Beautiful trees. Lovely landscape.

Betty L., from 29-Mar-2022
"Beautiful With Exceptional Service"
Score 5.0 / 5

Beautiful. Exceptional customer service.

Victor H., from 06-Mar-2022
"Wonderful Area & Attractions!"
Score 5.0 / 5

We especially liked the horse & buggy tour, shopping, touring historic homes, and enjoying delicious food.

Carolyn S., from 28-Feb-2022
"History, art, food!"
Score 4.0 / 5

History, art, food!

Frances L., from 21-Feb-2022
"Clean!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Clean rooms.

Robert B., from 11-Feb-2022
"Beautiful City"
Score 4.0 / 5

Beautiful city.

Aleta J., from 06-Feb-2022
"Very Welcoming! Perfect Breakfasts!"
Score 5.0 / 5

We were warmly welcomed as new quests. The breakfasts were perfect for our needs. Gordon

Gordon B., from 24-Jan-2022
"Everything you need!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Had everything we needed!

Sadie H., from 08-Jan-2022
"Christmas Carriage Ride in Charleston is Magical!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Charleston is truly a magical city with so much to see and do. We enjoyed our personal Christmas carriage ride with Carolina Polo and Carriage Tour Company. Absolutely the best!

Robeet K., from 30-Dec-2021
"A Pretty City"
Score 5.0 / 5

It is a pretty city.

Kristy C., from 24-Dec-2021
"Beautiful city!"
Score 5.0 / 5

A beautiful city!

Breiner J., from 18-Dec-2021
"The historical district!"
Score 5.0 / 5

The historical district!

Barbara S., from 13-Dec-2021
"Beautiful city!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Beautiful city.

Milagros R., from 01-Dec-2021
"Love the Area"
Score 4.0 / 5

Being longtime visitors, we love the ambiance of the area. We were there for the Wofford/Citadel football game, which by the way did't turn out as we wanted

Keith H., from 17-Nov-2021
"Loved the city!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Loved the city. Very easy to get around.

Todd M., from 15-Nov-2021
"Stay Here if You Like Tours, Restaurants & Shopping!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Tours, restaurants and shopping.

Jaclyn D., from 18-Oct-2021
"History "
Score 4.0 / 5

City's history

Rodney G., from 01-Dec-2019
"Beautiful"
Score 5.0 / 5

Wonderful colonial charm, but with southern flare and palm trees.

Brenda W., from 06-Nov-2019
"Visit"
Score 5.0 / 5

The city was very nice, the restaurants were great

Denise B., from 28-Oct-2019
"Trip"
Score 4.0 / 5

All the tours were great and we had a wonderful tour guide.

Ginny H., from 27-Oct-2019
"Great"
Score 4.0 / 5

Black history Porgy & Bess Tour by Al Miller, best I've experienced.

Doug J., from 22-Oct-2019
"Our Visit"
Score 5.0 / 5

We liked everything the city had to offer.

Shontell B., from 15-Oct-2019
"Location"
Score 4.0 / 5

The restaurants in Charleston are exceptional.

Valerie F., from 14-Oct-2019
"Great Beaches,Great Food"
Score 4.0 / 5

Beaches are beautiful. Lots of great food options.

Allison P., from 19-Aug-2019
"Pretty!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Pretty and warm

Angela M., from 18-Aug-2019
"Beautiful City of Charleston!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Charleston is a glorious city and the epitome of Southern culture and hospitality!! It would take more than a month to see all the beauty and history of Charleston, and more to taste all the wonderful food!! I'll be back! Mary Deal, August 2-4, 2019

Mary D., from 06-Aug-2019
"Great City "
Score 5.0 / 5

The friendliness of the people and the city's history.

Cheryl C., from 28-Jul-2019
"Great Stay"
Score 4.0 / 5

Friendly staff (Kristin) and clean room.

Beatriz S., from 27-Jul-2019
"Great Location"
Score 4.0 / 5

Friendly, safe and clean streets. Lots of interesting restaurants and educational spots.

Jeffery D., from 17-Jul-2019
"Great food at Boxcar Betty's and Angel Oak restaurants."
Score 5.0 / 5

Carriage ride was delightful and Slave Auction museum was fascinating. Fort Sumpter tour well worth the visit.

Linda C., from 30-Nov-2018
"The historic city is absolutely gorgeous!"
Score 5.0 / 5

First visit and plan to go back. Check out 2nd Sunday when King Street is closed to traffic for a wonderful walking / window / architecture experience!

Paul M., from 18-Nov-2018
"Great Stay!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Charleston is one of my favorite cities! The family outing at Isle of Palms Beach and County Park was exceptional and enjoyable. Despite the long wait, Hyman's Restaurant was a great dinner choice for our crowd.

Dr. Shirley Staples C., from 02-Jul-2018
"Great Stay!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Charleston is one of my favorite cities! The family outing at Isle of Palms Beach and County Park was exceptional and enjoyable. Despite the long wait, Hyman's Restaurant was a great dinner choice for our crowd.

Dr. Shirley Staples C., from 27-Jun-2018
"Good Hotel!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Historic and beautiful city and staff was awesome.

Christina E., from 17-Feb-2018
"Great Stay!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Patriots point nice place to relax.

Tom H., from 12-Feb-2018
"Great Stay!"
Score 4.0 / 5

The history of the city was amazing to visit.

Alisha J., from 04-Feb-2018
"Great Stay!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Great restaurants! This was a business trip so nice all were in walking distance of hotel.

Beverly L., from 06-Dec-2017
"Impressive!"
Score 5.0 / 5

King street and how clean the city was.

Kolleen S., from 15-May-2017
"Enjoyed the Change of Scenery"
Score 5.0 / 5

Beautiful scenery across the bridge. Lots of attractions!

Shannon M., from 11-Dec-2016
"Charleston Is Just Amazing "
Score 5.0 / 5

I love Charleston would move there if it was possible. I like Market and all of the different shops. I love seafood.

Patrick C., from 17-Aug-2016
"Great Place to Visit"
Score 5.0 / 5

Charleston county has excellent county parks located close to the city and near the beaches that allow you to take in the sites in the city as well as visiting the local beaches and parks.

Sallie M. G., from 09-Aug-2016
"Beautiful City "
Score 4.0 / 5

James Island County Park, Downtown Charleston.

Dorothenia B., from 08-Aug-2016
"Historic Town"
Score 4.0 / 5

Horse carriage ride through the historic town

Chantelle G., from 04-Jul-2016
"Very Nice Visit"
Score 5.0 / 5

Charleston was very welcoming to our group. We were in the area visiting colleges/universities and the welcome mat was rolled out at Trident Technical College and the Citadel. We will be bringing more students in the future. We also toured(walking) downtown; which was very nice and informational. We had the opportunity to visit Mother Emanuel and speak with one of the members who answered questions for the staff and students. Also, we visited the Old Slave Market and was blessed with a presentation. A walk to water fountain was nice as gave us time to relax enjoy an Italian ice and see the boats out on the water. Overall, Charleston was very nice!!!

Vera C., from 14-Jun-2016
"Really Great Area"
Score 5.0 / 5

Close to the Isle of Palms, Sullivan's Island and beautiful down town Charleston

Mark M., from 23-May-2016
"Best Views"
Score 5.0 / 5

Surrounded by water, which made for beautiful views everywhere.

Calentis W., from 20-Jan-2016
"Would Recommend a Visit"
Score 4.0 / 5

We loved seeing the beautifully preserved buildings and the city highlights with a very knowledgeable tour bus driver. We enjoyed the aquarium, Patriot's Point and the boat tours to Fort Sumter, seeing the Yorktown carrier, the destroyer Laffey and the submarine. We enjoyed seeing the Draydon Mansion and Middleton Mansion and Park. City Market was fun. Great restaurants and beautiful views, especially loved the fabulous bridge between Charleston and Mt Pleasant. We should have skipped the jail ghost tour.

Barbara D., from 07-Jan-2016
"Beautiful All Around"
Score 5.0 / 5

We loved seeing the beautifully preserved buildings and the city highlights with a very knowledgeable tour bus driver. We enjoyed the aquarium, Patriot's Point and the boat tours to Fort Sumpter, seeing the Yorktown carrier, the destroyer Laffey and the submarine. We enjoyed seeing the Draydon Mansion and Middleton Mansion and Park. City Market was fun. Great restaurants and beautiful views, especially loved the fabulous bridge between Charleston and Mt Pleasant. We should have skipped the jail ghost tour.

Barbara D., from 07-Jan-2016
"Good All Around!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Good tours and food also good golf.

Barbara D., from 03-Jan-2016
"Enjoyed Some Great Group Tours"
Score 5.0 / 5

Downtown tour was great. We used our bus and picked up a step on guide. Also, the Charleston Tea Plantation was a great tour.

Ken H., from 27-Oct-2015
"An Enjoyable Visit to Charleston"
Score 5.0 / 5

As a group, we recommend touring the city and taking a Dinner Cruise.

Josephine S., from 05-Oct-2015
"Everything was Great"
Score 4.0 / 5

Loved the food, churches, history, harbor cruise and Folly Beach.

Suzan A., from 24-Sep-2015
"I Loved the Different Shops in Charleston"
Score 4.0 / 5

We visited the Charleston Tea Plantation, Angel Oak Tree, and the Emmanuel African Methodist Church. Famous author Alphonso Brown also gave us a very informative tour of the Gullah Area. We were enlightened with a lot of unknown slave and black history in Charleston. Spirit of Carolina Dinner cruise was also very nice!

Nancy C., from 14-Sep-2015
"An Eventful Trip"
Score 4.0 / 5

One of the attractions that we attended was wine tasting and the Firefly distillery tasting. We enjoyed the both and Wanda at the Firefly distillery was great. It rained the entire time, but it was good.

Pam B., from 03-Aug-2015
"Great Charleston Vacation"
Score 4.0 / 5

Charleston offers great historic forts and houses. Guided tours also available by boat, bus, or horse drawn carriages.

Cindy S., from 11-Apr-2015
"There's Something For Everyone!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Charleston offers so much to see and do from historic sites and ghost tours to beaches and dining.

Courtney Y., from 30-Mar-2015
"Lovely Historic Sites "
Score 5.0 / 5

Downtown is compact and travel by walking or auto is easy. Also, many quaint restaurants with good food at reasonable prices.

Earl M., from 30-Jan-2015
"Tourist Friendly"
Score 5.0 / 5

Amazing places to eat close by! Endless opportunities to shop and be a tourist.

Leah W., from 15-Sep-2014
"For History Lovers"
Score 4.0 / 5

This city has a lot of history and the tours were very informative and the guides keep our attention. The Angel Tree is breathtaking and you can feel a good presence at this tree. Ft. Sumpter, Spritline Dinner Cruise, Old Slave Mart and The Battery are all a must see!!!!

Valerie B., from 30-Jul-2014
"Couldn't agree more"
Score 4.0 / 5

Charleston is a beautiful city with rich culture and history. It is deserving of all the ratings.

Frances J., from 28-Jul-2014
"Charleston is good times."
Score 5.0 / 5

The market downtown is fun to visit. Lots of great restaurants all in the area. My group particularly enjoyed Wet Willie's. And the beaches are great.

Carol S., from 15-Jul-2014
"Frequent Visitors"
Score 5.0 / 5

I love Charleston! My husband and I are from the Myrtle Beach area and we drive up almost every other weekend and stay just so we can walk around the downtown area and just relax. There are all kinds of fun activities to do in town and walking down by the park and the battery is wonderful.

Stacey C., from 19-Jun-2014
"Ideal for a History Buff"
Score 4.0 / 5

Great city, wonderful restaurants, fun tours. If you like history you have to come here!

Dennis Y., from 12-Jun-2014
"Take a City Tour"
Score 5.0 / 5

The tour of Charleston was a success. It is a clean city and full of history. Southern Hospitality was in view everywhere.

Tressie W., from 01-Jun-2014
"Family Friendly"
Score 4.0 / 5

How family oriented it is. Many sights to see. So much to keep you busy.

Jean G., from 27-May-2014
"Surprisingly Artistic"
Score 4.0 / 5

Charleston was more special than I anticipated. The commitment to the arts throughout the city is commendable. It showed all over the city, in the schools we visited and at the Spoletto Arts Festival! And, did I forget to mention the food? One meal was better than the next and all were top notch! Thank you!

Holly N., from 26-May-2014
"Really Nice"
Score 5.0 / 5

Charleston is one of the nicest cities I have ever visited.

Melony L., from 13-May-2014
"Downtown"
Score 4.0 / 5

As always, downtown Charleston did not disappoint.

Ryan H., from 14-Apr-2014
"I visit again and again with pleasure."
Score 4.0 / 5

This is the 15th year hosting the event, so we have been to Charleston on both a professional and personal level! The city is historical and beautiful!

Tre' T., from 18-Mar-2014
"Amazing Beachfront Town for Tournament"
Score 5.0 / 5

We took our teams to the Battery soccer games and had a great time. Restaurant choices are abundant. Soccer on the beach was incredible!

Richard B., from 25-Feb-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Charleston, SC shown above is 4.6 out of 5 based on 76 reviews
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