Market Pavilion Hotel

4 stars
225 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
43 reviews
Market Pavillion

Perfect location and beautiful hotel. Will stay again... See full review

  • T and P
  • Aug 9, 2014
Beautiful!

Elegant hotel. Walking distance to numerous resturants, shops and bars. Roof top pool and... See full review

  • Deb Ottodog
  • Apr 22, 2014
Luxury hotel in Charleston with free breakfast and Internet access
The Market Pavilion Hotel in Charleston is located in the downtown historic district, just minutes from the waterfront, tour guides, shopping and grand old homes. The Market Pavilion Hotel is the only property in Charleston with a cascading pool on its roof. The pool also has a mosaic bottom, elegant fountains, lush vegetation and the rooftop offers views of the city. The Market Pavilion Hotel showcases old world southern hospitality, with fantastic amenities that include Hermès toiletries. The concierge level offers the utmost in hospitality.
Highlights
  • Rooftop cascading pool
  • AAA 4 Diamonds
  • Free Internet service
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Smoke-free rooms, although smoking is permitted in the rooftop lounge
Rooms
Rooms at the Market Pavilion Hotel have Italian marble baths, Hermès toiletries, 600-thread count Italian linens and mahogany four-poster beds and furniture. Concierge level guests enjoy a hot breakfast, afternoon tea, cocktail hour hors d'oeuvres and complimentary shoe shine service. The presidential suite is available with one, two or three bedrooms.

Features
Luxury is the word at the Market Pavilion Hotel. The rooftop lounge offers sweeping views of the city and the waterfront. The concierge level, a restricted access floor, features an elegant private parlor, hot breakfast, afternoon tea, cocktail hour hors d'oeuvres and complimentary shoe shine service. Valet parking is offered (fees apply).
Dining
The Market Pavilion Hotel's Grill 225 features quintessential steakhouse cuisine. The Grill 225 bar is perhaps the ultimate spot to see and be seen in Charleston. The Pavilion Bar, located on the outdoor rooftop terrace, is a favorite lunch spot for Charlestonians. It offers a full lunch and dinner menu of USDA prime beef and the freshest seafood, as well as an eclectic assortment of inspired salads and sandwiches.


Transportation
  • Charleston International Airport (11.7 mi/18.8 km)
  • Amtrak station (8.2 mi/13.2 km)
Attractions
  • Fort Sumter and Dinner Cruises (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • South Carolina Aquarium (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Charleston Visitor Center (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Patriots Point Park/USS Yorktown (5.5 mi/8.9 km)
  • Charleston Area Convention Center (9.5 mi/15.3 km)
  • Magnolia Plantation (13.8 mi/22.2 km)

Market Pavilion Hotel Rooms

Luxury Hotel
Luxury Level King..Experience a brightly polished mahogany foyer that introduces an opulent guestroom in old Charleston-style. Heavy plaster crown molding, original paintings, old-world decor and fine, rich fabrics await your stay. Exquisite mahogany furniture in each room features poster beds, marble topped bedside tables, a desk area and a sitting area. A CD Player Alarm Clock is located at the bedside table. 600 thread count Italian linen sheeting and cashmere blankets cover the bed's deluxe mattresses.

The bath is Italian marble with a separate shower and tub, gilded gold mirror flanked by Lennox wall sconces, lighted make-up mirror, scale and a hairdryer located in the vanity drawer. Plush robes and towels and exclusive Hermes European toiletries are added for your comfort.

Included with your King guestroom is our Evening turndown service, complimentary High-speed Internet service, Evian bottled water and continental breakfast consisting of fresh baked pastries,
Luxury Hotel
Luxury Two Queen..Escape to our Luxury Two Queen accommodation. Decorated in grand historic Charleston style, each Luxury Two Queen room offers two queen beds, an extravagant Italian marble bath with standing shower, all in a setting unlike any other you'll find in Charleston.
Heavy plaster crown molding, original paintings, old-world decor and fine, rich fabrics await your stay. Exquisite mahogany furniture in each room features poster beds, marble topped bedside tables, a desk area and a sitting area. A CD Player Alarm Clock is located at the bedside table. 600 thread count Italian linen sheeting and cashmere blankets cover the bed's deluxe mattresses.

The bath is Italian marble with a separate shower and tub, gilded gold mirror flanked by Lennox wall sconces, lighted make-up mirror, scale and a hairdryer located in the vanity drawer. Plush robes and towels and exclusive Hermes European toiletries are added for your comfort.

Included with your King guestroom is
CLUB - HOTEL
Concierge Level king...The Concierge Level is our private floor which is protected by an access key, this restricted floor features select touches such as a deluxe hot breakfast with fresh baked pastries by our pastry chef Gerry Elliot from 7am-10am, afternoon tea service from 2pm-4pm and a hors d'oeuvre reception from 6pm-8pm.

Experience a brightly polished mahogany foyer that introduces an opulent guestroom in old Charleston-style. Heavy plaster crown molding, original paintings, old-world decor and fine, rich fabrics await your stay. Exquisite mahogany furniture in each room features poster beds, marble topped bedside tables, a desk area and a sitting area. A CD Player Alarm Clock is located at the bedside table. 600 thread count Italian linen sheeting and cashmere blankets cover the bed's deluxe mattresses.

The bath is Italian marble with a separate shower and tub, gilded gold mirror flanked by Lennox wall sconces, lighted make-up mirror, scale and a hairdryer lo
CLUB - HOTEL
Corner king Jr. Suite...Each of these rooms reflects our signature old-world style décor, but they also boast a large marble bath, complete with a large whirlpool tub and separate multi-head spa shower.

Corner King Suites enjoy Concierge Level service and amenities, including the private concierge parlor serving a deluxe hot breakfast with fresh baked pastries by our pastry chef Gerry Elliot from 7am-10am, afternoon tea service from 2pm-4pm and an hors d'oeuvre reception from 6pm-8pm.

Experience a brightly polished mahogany foyer that introduces an opulent guestroom in old Charleston-style. Heavy plaster crown molding, originalc paintings, old-world decor and fine, rich fabrics await your stay. Exquisite mahogany furniture in each room features poster beds, marble topped bedside tables, a desk area and a sitting area. A CD Player Alarm Clock is located at the bedside table. 600 thread count Italian linen sheeting and cashmere blankets cover the bed's deluxe mattres

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
High-speed internet
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

32.7808 -79.9276
Area served
Charleston
Nearby airports
CHARLESTON INTL AIRPORT, (CHS), 11.80, MI, NW;
Area description
Located in the epicenter of Downtown, we're just minutes from the waterfront, tour guides, shopping and grand old homes.

Nearby points of interest

  • Port Charleston: 0.1 mi
  • The Black Fedora: 0.1 mi
  • Charleston Waterfront Park: 0.2 mi
  • Dock Street Theater: 0.2 mi
  • Old Exchange & Provost: 0.2 mi
  • The Calhoun Mansion: 0.3 mi
  • St. Michael's Episcopal Church: 0.3 mi
  • Gibbes Museum of Art: 0.3 mi
  • Heyward-Washington House: 0.3 mi
  • Theater99: 0.4 mi
  • Unitarian Church in Charleston: 0.4 mi
  • Nathaniel Russell House: 0.4 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist: 0.5 mi
  • Edmonston-Alston House: 0.6 mi
  • South Carolina Aquarium: 0.8 mi
  • Port Charleston: 0.1 mi
  • The Black Fedora: 0.1 mi
  • Charleston Waterfront Park: 0.2 mi
  • Dock Street Theater: 0.2 mi
  • Old Exchange & Provost: 0.2 mi
  • The Calhoun Mansion: 0.3 mi
  • St. Michael's Episcopal Church: 0.3 mi
  • Gibbes Museum of Art: 0.3 mi
  • Heyward-Washington House: 0.3 mi
  • Theater99: 0.4 mi
  • Unitarian Church in Charleston: 0.4 mi
  • Nathaniel Russell House: 0.4 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist: 0.5 mi
  • Edmonston-Alston House: 0.6 mi
  • South Carolina Aquarium: 0.8 mi
  • Charleston Music Hall: 0.8 mi
  • Charleston Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Children's Museum of the Lowcountry: 0.9 mi
  • Aiken-Rhett House: 0.9 mi
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr.Bridge: 1.2 mi
  • Audbon Swamp Garden: 1.4 mi
  • Johnson Hagood Stadium: 1.9 mi
  • The Citadel: 2.1 mi
  • Magnolia Cemetry: 2.9 mi
  • Morris Island Lighthouse: 6.1 mi
  • American Military Museum: 6.1 mi
  • Drayton Hall: 10.9 mi
  • Magnolia Plantation & Gardens: 11.6 mi
  • Middleton Place: 14.7 mi

Dining

Grill 225
Under the direction of Executive Chef Demetre Castanas, the Grill 225 menu is headlined by 100% USDA Prime Beef and fresh seafood from both local and international waters. We promise classic Prime steak house cuisine, exceptional and innovative desserts, a glamorous ambience and a robust wine selection. Operated by industry veteran Nick Palassis, Grill 225 proudly features the city's most professional and attentive wait staff. Since opening in 2002, Grill 225 has become known to be the place where Charlestonians and visitors come for the best overall dining experience in Charleston. We look forward to serving you soon. Serving lunch and dinner daily.
Pavilion Bar
The Pavilion Bar is a rooftop oasis, complete with views of historic Charleston, a cascading pool, signature cocktails, eclectic cuisine offerings and the city's most spectacular sunsets.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (43)

Ratings and reviews for Market Pavilion Hotel

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
43 out of 43
Amenities:
4.6
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.7
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.2

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Deb Ottodog
Business
Sharon, VT
Apr 22, 2014

Beautiful!

Elegant hotel. Walking distance to numerous resturants, shops and bars. Roof top pool and bar/resturant has great views. Very friendly and helpful staff. Can't wait to return!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Frequent Charlestonian
Business
North Carolina
May 20, 2012

Location, Location, Location

Great room, great roof bar, great location, easy walk to restaurants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
EasyD
Business
North Carolina
Jun 14, 2012

35th Anniversary

We wanted to do something special,Market Pavilion Hotel seemed right and it was perfect.Friendly and knowledgeable staff,spacious rooms,very clean facility.Enjoyed the roof top pool,with wonderful views of the city and port.Excellent location across the street from great restaurants and shopping.If you go to Charleston you should consider this Hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

S.N.O.B.S and Hanks restaurant are great,be sure to make reservations early.Also,there is a restaurant on the waterfront where all the locals eat.Perfect place for lunch,eat outside on the deck.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Heyfarm
Business
Charlotte
Jan 24, 2013

Heyfarm

Wonderful. This was a great find. Luxury hotel beautiful location with view of charleston habour.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
debdvs
Business
Wethersfield, CT
Jun 25, 2013

Anniversary weekend in Charleston.

The Market Pavilion is an extemely well managed hotel with amazing staff. The location is great and the rooftop poo/bar/restaurant is a great place to relax and watch the river traffic. The concierge level is wonderful with hot breakfast, afternoon tea and snacks and evening cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Amanda Ann, the concierge, is awesome!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mr. DesChamps
Business
Wilmington NC
Jun 8, 2013

Trip to Spoleto in Charleston SC

From the moment we arrived the staff and room was exceptional. The location near events was perfect. No problems or recommendations. It rained and umbrellas were located in the rooms for guest's use. Would like to stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

good shoes....

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
South Florida
Sep 8, 2009

First Class location and accomodations

Extremely plush for the amount we paid per night on a holiday weekend, the staff were excellent. Also they have Hermes products in the bathrooms and beautiful robes and slippers. I needed a fridge for medicine and they brought one right up...They also had coffee and pasties on the lobby on each floor which was an unexpected treat. Through Orbitz we had $25 per day vouchers which we used at the Pavilion Bar, order the Firefly Tea Martini, made from vodka infused tea. Great holiday weekend, would highly recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Pearl, on Bay street is a great place for fresh oysters. The best restaurant is McCready's also a short walk on Bay. We found some great gifts at the Market which is next door to the hotel, lots of local crafts and artisens.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Charleston, SC
Jul 13, 2009

Beautiful hotel, charming service,

When we got to the hotel we were taen to a room that was not what I ased for and was promised by Orbitz so we requested an upgrade to the marble bathroom with jacuzzi. They didn't want to give us that so we got a ey to the concierge floor but that was in no way good compensation for the mix-up on the room. So then they did upgrade us and then we were thrilled with the room. Sadly, we got food poisoining at a restaurant recommended by the concierge and I've been sick since therefore haven't been able to do anything I came to do except see my daughter which is great. Had real trouble changing flights.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Rooftop bar fabulous! Employees were very helpful

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Knoxville, TN
Aug 11, 2010

Excellent Stay in Chas

We had an excellent stay at the Market Pavillion Hotel off East Bay street. Newly remodeled from an old warehouse this stately hotel was in the heart of the classy downtown of colonial Charleston. Upon arrival one does have some parking confusion as there is not a visible sign to explain their valet service but we figured this out by the second time around the block. The room view was of the garage but the room itself was clean and in a Federalist design reflecting the history of the city. There was a modern shower and bath as well as free Internet wifi. Free pastries served on the floor in the morning were excellent and a free New York Times, which I didn't read like the rest of America. The beds were hard but the linens were clean and soft. Ice machine and vending near elevators hidden by wooden doors. Fitness center was free but with obvious old equipment. Pool was adequate and on the roof. Hotel restaurant called Grill 22 was excellent as well as having superb service. Checkout was easy just be aware they hold a $410.00 deposit even when paying in advance on [...]. Parking was twenty dollars a day by valet. Maids were excellent and had a nice turndown service with sesame cookies and free bottled water. Would stay there again in a heartbeat, by far one of the best hotels I have ever had the pleasure of staying at.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Take both a night and day walking tour of the city, recommend Bulldog Tours.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
bowling green, Va
Apr 22, 2009

Luxury, elegance and convenience

This hotel exuded old world charm and paid great attention to small details. We loved the morning coffee and pastries. And the staff was cheery and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

The 225 grille is superb!!

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