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Cambria Hotel Charleston Riverview
Cambria Hotel Charleston Riverview
3.0 out of 5.0 84 Ripley Point Dr, Charleston, SC
Free Cancellation
$98
4.2/5 (20 reviews)

Very clean and good location out of the downtown area. I didn’t like the parking situation. The hotel was full and we got there to check in around 10pm. And there was no parking. But other than that it was a nice hotel

Reviewed on May 28, 2020
Built in 2019, the brand new Cambria Hotel Charleston Riverview offers an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Free parking is included ...
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
$179
4.2/5 (141 reviews)

Great location and very nice staff. Very clean and inviting.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020
Guests staying at The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel enjoy an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is offered ...
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
$169
3.9/5 (393 reviews)

Your staff are fabulous. The shuttle helped us so much. All the drivers were Grest. Sean was so informative pointing out things we were interested in. We will come back. Already told our friends to stay there too.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020
Guests of Harborside at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina enjoy a marina, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. There's free parking and limo/town ...
Hyatt Place Mount Pleasant Towne Centre
Hyatt Place Mount Pleasant Towne Centre
3.0 out of 5.0 1600 Palmetto Grande Drive, Mount Pleasant, SC
Free Cancellation
$110
4.8/5 (6 reviews)

Great customer service. Great location. Very nice rooms and cozy beds.

Reviewed on May 30, 2020
Guests staying at Hyatt Place Mount Pleasant Towne Centre enjoy an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, take advantage ...
Hyatt Place Charleston/Historic District
Hyatt Place Charleston/Historic District
3.5 out of 5.0 560 King Street, Charleston, SC
Free Cancellation
$151
4.4/5 (58 reviews)

location was perfect for downtown Charleston visit

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020
Built in 2015, the brand new Hyatt Place Charleston/Historic District offers an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is ...
Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown
Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown
3.5 out of 5.0 425 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC
Free Cancellation
$108
4.3/5 (34 reviews)

Convenience , staff was very helpful, friendly . I would definitely go back.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019
Guests of Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is available ...
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Charleston N./Ashley Phosphate
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Charleston N./Ashley Phosphate
3.0 out of 5.0 7535 N Forest Drive, North Charleston, SC
Free Cancellation
$65
4.3/5 (59 reviews)

Everything was great. Rooms have everything you need and great housekeeping

Reviewed on May 4, 2020
Guests staying at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Charleston N./Ashley Phosphate enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. If you ...
Homewood Suites by Hilton Charleston Historic District
Homewood Suites by Hilton Charleston Historic District
3.0 out of 5.0 415 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC
Free Cancellation
$131
4.6/5 (22 reviews)

Breakfast and happy hour included. Friendly and helpful staff. New and modern decor. Good location as far as convenience, but the immediate surrounding area is obviously going through a transition.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020
Built in 2017, the brand new Homewood Suites by Hilton Charleston Historic District offers an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public ...
The Francis Marion Hotel
The Francis Marion Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 387 King St, Charleston, SC
Free Cancellation
$134
4.1/5 (349 reviews)

It was beautiful, clean and quiet. Highly recommended.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020
Guests staying at The Francis Marion Hotel enjoy access to a full-service spa, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is available for ...

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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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