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What travelers to Charleston are saying

Defenitely a place we will be coming back to frequently! The southern charm is something anyone will fall in love with. The plantations are a must!!
Heather D. Oct 30, 2015
One of the most beautiful places in the United States
DEMEAIL S. Oct 6, 2015
Charleston is Awesome, as always!
William M. May 19, 2015

  

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Embrace America’s past in beautiful Charleston

Located in the center of South Carolina's coastline, Charleston is a welcoming waterfront community with a rich history. It boasts wonderfully-preserved architecture and is consistently voted one of the most beautiful cities in America. Take a step back in time, and embrace the well-mannered atmosphere and charming surroundings.


Things to do

The city has a vast collection of landmarks with historical significance, offering visitors a sense of many pivotal moments in the development of the United States. The Fort Sumter National Monument gives visitors a chance to view where the first shots were fired during the Civil War.

To get an inside glimpse into antebellum life, a must-visit attraction is the Aiken-Rhett House Museum. Originally constructed in the early 1800s, this house has been completely preserved. It is a fascinating journey through a mansion complete with antiques, grand living quarters and stables.

Charleston sights

Visitors love to stroll by the stately buildings or take a carriage ride past gorgeous mansions lined with magnolia-filled gardens. One of the most popular places to visit is the Battery. This picturesque neighborhood houses a row of Southern-styled mansions with views of the Charleston Harbor.

The Magnolia Plantation & Garden is ideal for nature lovers. The wildlife is amazing and includes otters, turtles and alligators. The petting zoo is a great place for small children, and the horticulture maze is an interesting challenge.

Beaches

Charleston houses five distinct beach towns. They are great places to relax and enjoy the sun, sand and surf, along with a golf course. Kiawah Island holds miles of pure beach sand and marshland. The Isle of Palms is a family community with great sand, a marina and golfing opportunities.

Folly Beach, or "Edge of Americas," is a short distance from downtown, yet is one of the most relaxing spots in the area. Seabrook Island is another space filled with natural beauty and a laidback atmosphere. Sullivan's Island is extremely charming and offers an eclectic mixture of beach activity and historical sites: it was the site of both a Revolutionary War battle and an Edgar Allan Poe story.

Shopping

Key Street is the place to head for the best Charleston shopping, but various districts offer top fashion and antiques. You can spend the day perusing the art galleries and quaint shops to discover special treasures. Antique lovers must visit George C. Birlant & Company, one of the oldest establishments in the area. To buy the most authentic souvenirs, visit the City Market to purchase sweet-grass baskets handcrafted by local artisans.

Charleston dining

If you're looking to enjoy some down-home Southern cuisine, you’ve come to the right place. Across Charleston there are barbecue parlors, seafood houses and more upscale options. McCrady's has been a renowned downtown eatery for decades, elegantly serving the finest local foods, and boasting an award-winning wine cellar. Save room for dessert and a drink at Kaminsky's Café, which offers numerous coffees, spirits and pastries.


Where to stay

For an ultra-cozy experience, try the deluxe Charleston hotels in the Historic District, or the upscale boutique hotels downtown, where rates average about $300 per night. Most of the lodgings are within walking distance to the most popular attractions, and the opulence is palpable. However, Charleston has something for everyone, as the budget traveler will find less expensive chain hotels near Meeting Street. Rates are often under $100.


Special events

Charleston constantly keeps things interesting with various lively events and festivals. During May and June, the city hosts the Spoleto Festival USA. This performing-arts event showcases emerging talent and distinguished artists from around the world. Fall is the time for various food events, like the Charleston Restaurant Week and the Music and Food Festival. In December, the Christmas Special is a favorite. This two-hour variety show provides excellent family entertainment.


Best time to visit

Spring is the best season to visit Charleston. Temperatures are mild, and foliage is beginning to bloom. However, hotel rates are at their highest. Summer temperatures rise into the 90s but still attract beach lovers. Winter temperatures are cooler but remain mild. Hotel rates are low, so it may be an ideal holiday getaway destination.

Recently booked Charleston hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
The Harbour View Inn
Downtown
10 hours ago 4 stars $215
Francis Marion Hotel
Downtown
10 hours ago 4 stars $169
Andrew Pinckney Inn
Downtown
15 hours ago 4 stars $169
Belmond Charleston Place
Downtown
16 hours ago 5 stars $284
The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel
Downtown
1 day ago 4 stars $130
Holiday Inn Express CHARLESTON US HWY 17 & I-526
West Ashley
1 day ago 3 stars $85
King Charles Inn
Downtown
1 day ago 3 stars $192
La Quinta Inn & Suites Charleston Riverview
West Ashley
2 days ago 3 stars $78
Courtyard Charleston Historic District
Downtown
2 days ago 3 stars $147
HYATT house Charleston Historic District
Downtown
3 days ago 3 stars $180

Recently Rated Charleston Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Elliott House Inn
Downtown
4.1 / 5
29 reviews
3 stars $178
La Quinta Inn & Suites Charleston Riverview
West Ashley
3.3 / 5
239 reviews
3 stars $78
Charleston Marriott
Downtown
3.9 / 5
47 reviews
4 stars $157
Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District
Downtown
4.3 / 5
101 reviews
3 stars $145
The Vendue
Downtown
4.3 / 5
134 reviews
3 stars $286
Francis Marion Hotel
Downtown
4.1 / 5
248 reviews
4 stars $169
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston - Historic District
Downtown
3.9 / 5
49 reviews
4 stars $135
Holiday Inn Express CHARLESTON DWTN - ASHLEY RIVER
Downtown
3.8 / 5
50 reviews
3 stars $81
The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel
Downtown
4.1 / 5
85 reviews
4 stars $130
Days Inn Charleston Historic District
Downtown
3.1 / 5
195 reviews
2 stars $85

Featured Charleston Hotels

From $130

1 The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 85 reviews

115 Meeting Street

Step into the storied past of one of the South s loveliest cities at The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel in Charleston, where guests are warmly welcomed into a grand lobby swathed in Italian...

Excellent hotel
Exellent hotel,centrally located in the historical center. We were very grateful for the warm hospitality we receive.
Dec 20, 2015
From $301

2 Market Pavilion Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 44 reviews

225 East Bay Street

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...

Weekend Getaway
Hotel is located in the charming part of Charleston. Close to shopping, dinner and entertainment. Roof top bar has the best view of the town
Dec 29, 2014
From $169

3 Andrew Pinckney Inn

4 stars
4.0 / 5 86 reviews

40 Pinckney Street

The Andrew Pinckney Inn offers many different types of rooms, each with its own character. The 37 rooms and four suites are decorated West Indies style. The hotel has free wireless Internet access,...

Couples trip
Very quaint. We found the place warm and inviting. Morning breakfast on the terrace was picturesque. Food was good but not great. We would come back.
Sep 15, 2015
From $81

4 Holiday Inn Express CHARLESTON DWTN - ASHLEY RIVER

3 stars
3.8 / 5 50 reviews

250 Spring Street

Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown - Ashley River We are perfectly located adjacent to the Medical University of South Carolina and in close proximity to Charleston's Historic...

lay over before cruise
they need to do something with the empty lot next door what an eyesore
Dec 21, 2015
From $178

5 Elliott House Inn

3 stars
4.1 / 5 29 reviews

78 Queen Street

Continental Breakfast Included with your stay!

Look carefully among the gracious Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival, Second Empire and Queen Anne style homes of Charleston's historic Queen Street and one discovers a quaint and comfortable bed and...

Horrible Surprise
The Hotel is totally run down. Gloomy, dirty. We were shown a second room but had to leave anyhow. Could not possibly spend the night there. We left.
Jan 17, 2016
From $282

6 French Quarter Inn

4 stars
4.8 / 5 44 reviews

166 Church Street

Full of charm and hospitality, the French Quarter Inn offers many luxury amenities and a great location for tourists, but also caters to business travelers with its executive business suites. The...

Wonderful Charleston Hotel
This is my second stay at this hotel and it was as amazing as the first. Front desk is helpful and friendly and our room was comfortable. In the heart of Charleston walking distance to everything.
Apr 24, 2015
From $181

7 Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel

4 stars
3.8 / 5 28 reviews

68 Wentworth Street

Rate includes breakfast

The Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel uses luxurious amenities to welcome guests in tasteful style to a combination of the historic and the contemporary in Charleston, South Carolina....

Friendly staff
The hotel was nice and convenient. The staff was friendly and helpful.
Jan 15, 2015
From $120

8 Holiday Inn CHARLESTON HISTORIC DOWNTOWN

3 stars
4.2 / 5 16 reviews

425 Meeting Street

Known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, a celebrated restaurant community and mannerly people, this coastal destination remains one of the top destination cities in the world....

great trip
The hotel was as was expected, the staff was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our whole experience in a very lovely southern city.
Nov 14, 2015
From $147

9 Courtyard Charleston Historic District

3 stars
4.3 / 5 68 reviews

125 Calhoun Street

Rate includes breakfast

Holiday Inn Charleston Historic District Hotel is named "Best Hidden Gem" in the World by Trip Advisor, eight year recipient of the Intercontinental Hotels Torchbearer Award and winner of the first...

Great Family Trip to Charleston!
We had a wonderful time in Charleston. The hotel's location was very convenient. The room was very clean and the staff was super friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.
Jul 26, 2015
From $135

10 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston - Historic District

4 stars
3.9 / 5 49 reviews

181 Church Street

Signature chocolate chip cookie at check-in

The Doubletree Guest Suites Charleston - Historic District hotel is located next to the City Market and within walking distance of some of the city's top restaurants. Guests enjoy the lavish decor,...

Quick getaway
Hotel great location for walking to shops and food services.
Dec 21, 2015
From $305

11 Zero George

5 stars
5.0 / 5 3 reviews

0 George Street

Zero George is Charleston's premiere boutique hotel, with a carefully defined product, designed to appeal to sophisticated travelers for business as well as leisure.Circa 1804, the eighteen studios...

Wonderful Stay
We had a wonderful experience staying at Zero George last week. When we arrived at the hotel, the staff was incredibly accommodating and even gave us a brief tour of the grounds so that we knew...
Jul 29, 2015
From $180

12 Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Historic District

4 stars
3.9 / 5 49 reviews

337 Meeting Street

Free cooked-to-order breakfast, Evening Reception

The Embassy Suites Charleston - Historic Charleston hotel is located in the original Citadel Military College building and listed is on the National Register of Historic Places. Now an all-suites...

Family trip ok
Hotel is dirty. There are only a few tables for breakfast.
Nov 29, 2015
From $284

13 Belmond Charleston Place

5 stars
4.5 / 5 179 reviews

205 Meeting Street

Save 50% on the 3rd Night

The Belmond Charleston Place in Charleston offers elegance worthy of the city that surrounds it. Perhaps nothing represents the luxury of the Belmond better than its heated saltwater pool. Located...

Charleston Getsway
This is a lovely hotel that is very well located. The rooms are large and very comfortable. Concierge was extremely helpful in advising about Charleston sights.
Dec 7, 2015
From $145

14 Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District

3 stars
4.3 / 5 101 reviews

345 Meeting St.

Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

At Hampton Inn Charleston Historic District in Charleston, guests can enjoy use of a pool, fitness room and business center as well as the opportunity to rent the hotel's audio/visual equipment or...

Fun family weekend
The Hampton Inn had not been our first choice when searching hotels online, but I'm glad our first one fell through because we really enjoyed our stay and it was in a good location! Right next door...
Dec 22, 2015
From $149

15 Ansonborough Inn

4 stars
4.5 / 5 55 reviews

21 Hasell Street

Ansonborough Inn is located within the historic district of downtown Charleston. Near the market area, you can walk to the finest restaurants, shopping and entertainment the Holy City has to offer....

Great place and great price.
When searching for a hotel downtown Ansonborough Inn was quite a bit less expensive than most other nice places. I was pleasantly surprised that it's a very cool building in a great location and...
Nov 22, 2015
From $115

16 SpringHill Suites by Marriott Charleston Downtown/Riverview

3 stars
4.2 / 5 87 reviews

98 Ripley Point Drive

The SpringHill Suites by Marriott Charleston Downtown/Riverview Conveniently is located near the Medical University of South Carolina, the Coast Guard Sector Charleston, Federal Law Enforcement...

Awesome thanksgiving in Charleston
We went to spend our Thanksgiving holiday with family. We had relatives coming from different states. We had an amazing time. The hotel was very well located, very friendly and helpful staff, good...
Dec 4, 2015
From $134

17 Residence Inn by Marriott Charleston Downtown/Riverview

3 stars
4.5 / 5 19 reviews

90 Ripley Point Drive

The award winning Residence Inn Marriott Charleston Downtown/Riverview offers spacious king studio, 1 & 2 bedroom suites equipped with full kitchens with room to eat, work, & dream. Located just...

Visiting family in Charleston
The hotel was beyond my expectations! From the staff to the room everything was great! You could eat off the floor as the hotel and rooms were gleaming! Would stay there again next time to Charleston!
Sep 1, 2015
From $146

18 Hyatt Place Charleston Historic District

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

560 King Street

Save 15% on your stay

Located in the heart of Charlestons Upper King Historic District, our contemporary-style hotel is the perfect getaway for business travelers and tourists alike. Relish the comforts of home with our...

From $192

19 King Charles Inn

3 stars
4.2 / 5 116 reviews

237 Meeting Street

King Charles Inn is located in the heart of Charleston's historic district, within walking distance from many top restaurants, attractions and shopping. King Charles Inn is a great...

July 4th getaway
Had a great trip over this past July 4th weekend. The hotel was easy to find, and checking in was no problem. This was our first time to Charleston and the hotel staff were very helpful pointing...
Nov 18, 2015
From $271

20 Planters Inn

4 stars
4.6 / 5 39 reviews

112 North Market Street

The Planters Inn stands out in a city known for its charm and aesthetic delights. The 64-room hotel combines the charm of old world hospitality with 21stcentury amenities such as high-speed Wi-Fi...

Exceptional!
Wonderful hotel! Gracious southern hospitality with great attention to details. Accommodations were exceptionally clean, comfortable and inviting. The staff was available and helpful, always...
Nov 16, 2015