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Kiawah Island South Carolina Hotels & Motels

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The Kiawah Island center is around 5 miles west of Charleston Executive Airport and 6 miles southwest of Thomas Kinkade Gallery.

Kiawah Island, South Carolina, is a small barrier island off the South Carolina coast. This little island has been protected from human disturbance for years. There were no homes there until 1954, when a man named C. C. Royal built a summer home on the island and put in the island's first road, Eugenia Street, named after his wife. More from this guide...

Kiawah Island Hotels & Accommodations

Hawthorn Suites Charleston : 2455 Savannah Highway
+1-888-389-4121
2455 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29414 ~6.30 miles north of Kiawah Island
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • 77 suites in property
Quality Inn Charleston - West Ashley : 2237 Savannah Highway
+1-888-675-2083
2237 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29414 ~6.46 miles northeast of Kiawah Island
  • 3-star property
  • 2 floors in hotel
Home2 Suites by Hilton in Charleston
+1-800-716-8490
1963 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407 ~6.64 miles northeast of Kiawah Island
  • Affordable Highway property
  • 10 suites in property
From$109
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Hampton Inn & Suites Charleston/West Ashley : 678 Citadel Haven Dr.
+1-800-805-5223
678 Citadel Haven Dr., Charleston, SC 29414 ~6.65 miles northeast of Kiawah Island
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • Check-in time: 3pm
From$89
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Comfort Suites West of The Ashley in Charleston
+1-888-965-1860
2080 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407 ~6.65 miles northeast of Kiawah Island
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • 100 suites in property
  • Hot continental breakfast was excellent as well
  • Most guests liked the proximity to shopping
From$76
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Holiday Inn Express in Charleston
+1-888-788-5576
1943 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407 ~6.69 miles northeast of Kiawah Island
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • Check in: 04:00PM
  • The majority of guests thought it was pleasantly quiet
  • Generally very clean
From$79
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Motel 6 Charleston S Sc #190
+1-888-897-9207
2058 Savannah Highway, CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA 29407 ~6.71 miles northeast of Kiawah Island
  • Two-star hotel
  • Check in: Upon Avail
Town & Country Inn & Suites
+1-888-311-4278
2008 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407 ~6.72 miles northeast of Kiawah Island
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Good furniture
  • Friendly atmosphere
From$82
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Elliott House Inn
+1-888-469-4795
78 Queen St., Charleston, SC 29414 ~6.85 miles northeast of Kiawah Island
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Average cleanliness
  • The majority of guests said rooms were small
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TownePlace Suites by Marriott Charleston-West Ashley
+1-888-734-9421
805 Orleans Rd., Charleston, SC 29407 ~6.90 miles northeast of Kiawah Island
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • 112 rooms in property
Best Western Charleston Inn
+1-888-841-5292
1540 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407 ~7.21 miles northeast of Kiawah Island
  • Two star Resort property
  • Check-in time: 3:00PM
  • Room cleanliness is acceptable
  • TV needs to be updated
Sleep Inn Charleston
+1-888-455-5160
1524 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407 ~7.27 miles northeast of Kiawah Island
  • Two-star Suburban property
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Great pool
  • Every guests reviewed criticized the small bathroom
Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Villas : 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr.
+1-888-965-8297
1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., Kiawah Island, SC 29455
  • Luxurious Five Star Beach hotel
  • 15 conference rooms in property
From$173
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Kiawah Island by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
+1-888-906-6358
115 Planted Row Freshfields Shop Village, Kiawah Island, SC 29455
  • Luxurious Five Star Beach property
  • 5 floors in hotel
  • Popular among families
  • Good golf resort
Charleston Kiawah Island/Andell Inn in Kiawah Island
+1-888-749-6785
300 Farm Lake View Rd., Kiawah Island, SC 29455
  • 3-star Resort hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
From$139
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La Quinta Charleston Riverview by Wyndham
+1-888-878-9982
11 Ashley Pointe Dr., Charleston, SC 29407 ~8.76 miles northeast of Kiawah Island
  • 2 star Riverfront property
  • Free breakfast
  • New facilities
  • About half of guests thought the service was professional
Cambria Hotel Charleston Riverview
+1-888-389-4485
84 Ripley Point Dr., Charleston, SC 29407 Website ~8.77 miles northeast of Kiawah Island
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Gym is available on property
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Charleston Downtown Riverview : 98 Ripley Point Dr.
+1-888-389-4121
98 Ripley Point Dr., Charleston, SC 29407 ~8.82 miles northeast of Kiawah Island
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Hotel has 123 suites
  • Good shuttle service
  • Beautiful river view
From$109
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Residence Inn by Marriott Charleston Downtown/Riverview
+1-888-675-2083
90 Ripley Point Dr., Charleston, SC 29407 ~8.82 miles northeast of Kiawah Island
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 119 suites
From$106
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Holiday Inn Riverview
+1-800-716-8490
301 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407 ~9.04 miles northeast of Kiawah Island
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • Fitness center on property
  • Most guests said the reception staff was great
  • Wonderful housekeeping
From$83
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Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront/Downtown
+1-800-805-5223
45 Lockwood Dr., Charleston, SC 29401 ~9.50 miles northeast of Kiawah Island
  • 3-star Riverfront hotel
  • 141 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$139
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Courtyard Charleston Waterfront by Marriott in Charleston
+1-888-965-1860
35 Lockwood Dr., Charleston, SC 29401 ~9.53 miles northeast of Kiawah Island
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • 178 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • 1 out of 2 guests did not like what was on the menu
  • Room is all right
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Folly Beach Holiday Inn Oceanfront : 1 Center St.
+1-888-788-5576
1 Center St., Folly Beach, SC 29439 ~9.63 miles east of Kiawah Island
  • 3-star Beach property
  • Hotel has 9 floors
  • Not very comfortable
  • Location was fantastic
From$159
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Comfort Inn Charleston - Charleston
+1-888-897-9207
144 Bee St., Charleston, SC 29401 ~9.65 miles northeast of Kiawah Island
  • 2 star Downtown property
  • 4 suites in hotel
  • Facilities in need of refurbishment
  • Fitness area can be optimized
Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown - Charleston
+1-888-311-4278
250 Spring St., Charleston, SC 29403 ~9.65 miles northeast of Kiawah Island
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 8 floors
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In the years since that first house went up, there has been some development, but not a lot. The island's 1500 year-round residents do their best to keep it as natural as possible for all the wildlife that calls it home. There are no schools, hospitals, or churches on the island. The residents of Kiawah Island must be big golf fans, as currently, there are seven golf courses (some public, some private) on the island for golfers to enjoy.

As you might imagine in a place with no schools, hospitals, or churches, there are also very limited hotel options. Visitors to the island tend to stay in nearby Charleston, South Carolina, close to route 30, the main route onto the island. Charleston is a charming historic city known for its unique architecture and some of the finest southern food available south of the Mason-Dixon line.

When is the best time to visit Kiawah Island, SC?

Kiawah Island is a beautiful place and you get the opportunity to see the wildlife and experience the serenity of its undisturbed wilderness year round. The island's Arts and Cultural Events Council holds events from September to June, with the majority of festivals being held January through March.

The island is home to many types of wildlife, including bobcat, alligators, and over 200 species of birds. You can view the fauna at viewing stations along the 30 miles of paved pathways that wind through the island. The wildlife can be seen all year round, but most sightings happen March through November.

Hotel rates are steady throughout the year with a slight dip in rates in January and a slight rise in June. There are plenty of deals available and hotel types to choose from, just off the island in Charleston.

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

seasonality of hotel rates in Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island, SC: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below we've posted 3 graphs illustrating avg. rate patterns by star rating class in Kiawah Island, SC. Browse these line graphs to evaluate the cheapest time to book in Kiawah Island for upcoming travels.

What are the best luxury hotels in Kiawah Island, South Carolina?

4 Star Average Prices: $178.62

In any big city, you will find beautiful hotel options and Charleston, South Carolina, is no different. The city's historic charm comes out in many of the high-end options available in the area, and access to Kiawah Island is easy.

The Francis Marion Hotel is in a historic downtown building with a warm luxurious feel. This 1924 era hotel was named after revolutionary war hero Francis “the swamp fox” Marion, who was famous for eluding the British by hiding in the swamps around Charleston. The hotel's rich history seeps through its crystal chandeliers and fine wood finishing.

In addition to the historic details you will find throughout the hotel, there are modern touches as well, including heavenly pillowtop mattresses, flat-screen HD televisions, and Bluetooth alarm clocks. An on-site spa is available for those in need of a massage or facial. The on-site restaurant, aptly named “The Swamp Fox”, provides delightful southern cuisine, and the concierge is there to meet any other needs you may have. Suites are available, including the 1550 square foot Mark Clark Presidential Suite.

The Charleston Kiawah Island/Andell Inn is a beautiful hotel situated right over the Kiawah River from Charleston and is one of the few venues offering accommodations on the island. This luxury boutique hotel has very helpful staff, and the building is nestled among the salt marshes of the island. This resort offers a free hot breakfast to all its guests and has a poolside bar, suites with full kitchens, and a 24-hour fitness center.

Where are the most affordable hotels near Kiawah Island, SC?

3 Star Average Prices: $144.73

Just because you are staying in a large city, doesn't mean you have to pay a large price. There are plenty of affordable hotel options if you're interested in visiting Kiawah Island.

The Sleep Inn Charleston is a great low-cost hotel option in the area. The island is an easy seven-mile drive from the hotel, and is close to restaurants and the Citadel Mall. Reviewers rave about the clean, comfortable rooms and the friendly staff. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, and a 24-hour business center for all guests. Even your four-legged friends are welcome at this friendly affordable hotel.

The LaQuinta Inn & Suites Charleston is another good value option. It is a little more than nine miles from Kiawah Island, but still close enough to be enjoying the island life in about 15 minutes. If you would like to explore downtown Charleston, there is a local shuttle available to get you there. Other amenities offered by the LaQuinta include free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, and a 24-hour fitness center.

This hotel is close to the Charleston City Marina and the historic downtown area of Charleston. For dining options, there is a restaurant on site, or you can walk to one of the many eateries in the area.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Kiawah Island

2 Star Average Prices: $109.14

2 Star Hotel Prices in Kiawah Island

Which hotels in Kiawah Island, SC offer the best discounts?

If you are a member of AARP or AAA you can find great discounts on hotels near Kiawah Island.

The Comfort Inn West of The Ashley is a great hotel that offers discounted rates to both AAA and AARP members. The hotel is walking distance to the Thomas Kinkade Gallery and close to the Citadel Mall and the Village Square shopping center. Location isn't the only thing this hotel has going for it, the hotel also offers guests some top-shelf amenities. Free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free Wi-Fi top the list, but wait there's more! The Comfort in also has on-site laundry facilities, free parking, and a 24-hour fitness center. That's a lot of service for a discount rate.

The SpringHill Suites by Marriott Charleston Downtown Riverview is another hotel AARP and AAA members can get a discount rate on. This all-suite hotel offers Marriott's signature mattresses and handmade pillows to lull you into a peaceful sleep each night. When you wake up, peer out the window to see a breathtaking view of the river and marina.

Watch the birds play as you enjoy your complimentary coffee or tea and then wander downstairs to enjoy a free full hot breakfast. Other amenities offered at the SpringHill Suites include a 24-hour fitness center, dry cleaning services, and a hotel shuttle to the historic downtown area of Charleston every evening.

Both of these hotels are convenient to Kiawah Island, and the friendly staff will give you the rundown on the best routes and things to see on the island.

Where are the best budget hotels around Kiawah Island?

If you're looking to get a little more value for your money, there are some great deals available near Kiawah Island. One of the best tricks is to risk a little bad weather and visit during hurricane season. Kiawah Island does occasionally find itself in the path of a hurricane, but because it sits at the bottom corner of the state, it often finds itself brushed by hurricanes instead of getting a full-on impact. Still, the rates dip a little during September and October. If you are a gambler, this might be a great way to get a little more bang for your buck.

In addition to booking during hurricane season, there are a few area hotels that offer great rates for what you get. The Holiday Inn Express Charleston is one of them. The rooms are huge and come with a refrigerator and a microwave. They also offer amenities like free breakfast, Wi-Fi, and free parking. There is a large outdoor pool to enjoy, and the hotel is just seven miles from Kiawah Island.

The Best Western Charleston Inn also offers fantastic value for the money. Pets are welcome at this eco-friendly hotel that sits close to St. John's Marina and 8 miles from Kiawah Island. You will find an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi, and breakfast. The staff here gets rave reviews for knowing the best spots in the area for everything from crabbing to dining.

What can't-miss attractions does Kiawah Island, SC have to offer?

Just because accommodations on the island are scarce doesn't mean you'll be bored. One of the biggest draws to the island is the 30-mile network of paved biking and walking trails meandering through the island and across the beaches. If you left your bike at home, both half and full day bike rentals are available from several places on the island.

If you would like to take a dip in the Atlantic, visit Beachwalker Park. There are changing areas, showers, and lifeguards on duty, so you can stay safe. Beachwalker is the only public beach on the island, so come early to get your spot.

Golfers will love the golf course options on Kiawah Island. There are seven courses, including four open to the public. The Ocean Course, Osprey Point, Turtle Point, and Cougar Point are all available for the avid golfers.

Kiawah Island is a pristine gem of an island. It may not have hotels right on the beach, but the beauty and serenity of the location will make it worth a little extra effort to visit.

FAQs about hotels in Kiawah Island

What are the most favored hotels in Kiawah Island?

Wentworth Mansion, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Comfort Suites West of The Ashley are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most luxurious hotels in Kiawah Island?

Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Villas, Kiawah Island by Wyndham Vacation Rentals and Wentworth Mansion are the top 3 luxury hotels near Kiawah Island city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Kiawah Island?

Hawthorn Suites Charleston, Quality Inn Charleston - West Ashley, and Home2 Suites by Hilton are the properties closest to Kiawah Island city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Kiawah Island cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Kiawah Island can be as cheap as $109.14 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

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

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Kiawah Island has been $144.73 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

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

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Kiawah Island has been $178.62 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Kiawah Island?

Wentworth Mansion, Town & Country Inn & Suites and Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Villas are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Marriott hotels in Kiawah Island?

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Charleston Downtown Riverview, Residence Inn by Marriott Charleston Downtown and Courtyard Charleston Waterfront by Marriott are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in Kiawah Island?

Comfort Suites West of The Ashley, Sleep Inn Charleston and Bluegreen Vacations King St. Resort, Ascend Hotel Collection are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the most popular IHG hotels in Kiawah Island?

Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn Riverview and Folly Beach Holiday Inn Oceanfront are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What did travelers think of the city of Kiawah Island?

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

"Wonderful"
Score 5.0 / 5

Wonderful and beautiful.

Beth B., from 29-Oct-2013
The average traveler rating of the city of Kiawah Island, SC shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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