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TownePlace Suites by Marriott Charleston-North Charleston
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Charleston-North Charleston
2.5 out of 5.0 7535 Northside Drive, North Charleston, SC
Free Cancellation
$70
4.9/5 (12 reviews)

Great value hotel! It was clean and the staff was friendly. It had a great breakfast in the morning and during the week, they gave us free beer and wine as a social hour. Would definitely recommend!

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2019
Situated in North Charleston, this aparthotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Northwoods Mall and within 6 mi (10 km) of Charleston Tanger Outlets and Frankie's Fun ...
Hyatt Place Charleston/Historic District
Hyatt Place Charleston/Historic District
3.5 out of 5.0 560 King Street, Charleston, SC
Free Cancellation
$159
4.6/5 (43 reviews)

I like the location. It is generally quiet, for Charleston. On the downside, we had to ask for room service both days. Found that surprising. Never had to do that before.

Reviewed on May 9, 2019
Located in Downtown Charleston, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of PURE Theatre and Charleston Music Hall. College of Charleston and Medical University ...
The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel
The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 115 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC
Free Cancellation
$169
4.2/5 (125 reviews)

I loved everything about my stay here. The staff was so very gracious and accommodating. The room was lovely and very clean. The entire facility was lovely. I would definitely recommend and look forward to visiting again.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019
Located in Charleston Historic District, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Gibbes Museum of Art and Charleston City Market. Waterfront Park and ...
The Francis Marion Hotel
The Francis Marion Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 387 King St, Charleston, SC
Free Cancellation
$152
4.1/5 (319 reviews)

Beautiful place conveniently located. Friendly staff.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019
Located in Charleston Historic District, this spa hotel is steps from Marion Square and College of Charleston. Charleston Music Hall and Charleston Museum are ...
Harborside at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina
Harborside at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina
4.0 out of 5.0 20 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC
Free Cancellation
$119
3.9/5 (364 reviews)

Beautiful property. Great location. Can't wait to visit again.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019
Situated on the waterfront, this resort is within a 5-minute walk of Patriots Point and USS Yorktown. Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum and Patriots Point ...
Holiday Inn Riverview
Holiday Inn Riverview
3.0 out of 5.0 301 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC
Free Cancellation
$103
3.7/5 (155 reviews)

Vinyl floors were great. Upgrade was added surprise Renovations made the place really messy

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019
Situated in Charleston, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Charleston City Marina, College of Charleston, and Charleston City Market. Port of Charleston Cruise ...
Holiday Inn Express Charleston Dwtn - Medical Area
Holiday Inn Express Charleston Dwtn - Medical Area
3.0 out of 5.0 250 Spring Street, Charleston, SC
Free Cancellation
$92
3.6/5 (80 reviews)

Staff was great and room was clean. What more can you ask for?

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019
Located in Downtown Charleston, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park and Medical University of South Carolina. College of Charleston ...
Cambria Hotel Charleston Riverview
Cambria Hotel Charleston Riverview
3.0 out of 5.0 84 Ripley Point Dr, Charleston, SC
Free Cancellation
$121
3.5/5 (4 reviews)

Hotel is brand new. Opened 2 weeks ago. A little hiccup with internet but staff were excellent. Location was very good.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019
Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Charleston City Marina, College of Charleston, and Charleston City Market. Port of Charleston ...
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Charleston Riverview
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Charleston Riverview
2.5 out of 5.0 11 Ashley Point Drive, Charleston, SC
Free Cancellation
$109
3.4/5 (280 reviews)

e asked if we could stay an extra night. The cllerk never made eye contact but booked the next night. On the way home I studied the receipt and discovered that they charged $ 50.00 more the second night. We were not told that there would be an extra charge.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019
Situated in Charleston, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Charleston City Marina, College of Charleston, and Charleston City Market. Port of Charleston Cruise ...

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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.

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