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10 Best Hotels in Charleston

The Francis Marion Hotel
4 out of 5
387 King St, Charleston, SC
AU$344
per night
4 May - 5 May
4.2/5Excellent! (2,435 reviews)

"Excellent experience. Great staff excellent dining experience."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2020

The Francis Marion Hotel
The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel
4 out of 5
115 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC
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AU$336
per night
6 Apr. - 7 Apr.
4.4/5Excellent! (2,182 reviews)

"The location of this hotel was perfect. We were able to walk everywhere we needed to."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel
King Charles Inn
3.5 out of 5
237 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC
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AU$338
per night
6 Apr. - 7 Apr.
4.4/5Excellent! (2,192 reviews)

"The staff was so helpful and accommodating. The lobby was just redone and was beautiful. Centrally located and appreciated the free parking."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2020

King Charles Inn
Town & Country Inn and Suites
3 out of 5
2008 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC
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AU$205
per night
5 Apr. - 6 Apr.
4.7/5Exceptional! (2,060 reviews)

"Confusion at the front desk about my bill and it show up on my bill.The cruise ship was cancel and I still got charge for the parking.That needs to come off my bill."…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020

Town & Country Inn and Suites
Wingate By Wyndham Charleston
2.5 out of 5
9280 University Blvd, North Charleston, SC
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AU$211
per night
5 Apr. - 6 Apr.
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,682 reviews)

"Close to Charleston. Spacious room. Air conditioner didn’t work in the first but they moved us quickly. Door in the bathroom scrapped on floor making a loud noise. Carpet stains in hallway was rather gross. Over all I would stay there again."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2020

Wingate By Wyndham Charleston
Harborside at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina
4 out of 5
20 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC
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4/5Very Good! (2,468 reviews)

"Great views and beautiful rooms. I had a great view of the Ravenel bridge and the marina."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar. 2020

Harborside at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina
Wingate by Wyndham Charleston Airport Coliseum
2.5 out of 5
4701 Saul White Blvd, North Charleston, SC
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AU$167
per night
5 Apr. - 6 Apr.
3.9/5Good! (980 reviews)

"Very nice place, friendly staff, quick when we needed something, the breakfast was very good and fresh, the whole building was very clean. It is located off of a very busy rode. It was difficult getting out onto the road if you needed to make a left hand turn. We found out afterward that there was ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020

Wingate by Wyndham Charleston Airport Coliseum
The Meeting Street Inn
3 out of 5
173 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC
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4.4/5Excellent! (1,673 reviews)

"Great hotel! Room was very clean and location could not be better. Very good breakfast! Gerald and Eugene were so polite and nice and always got the door for me when I was leaving, and Allen was very generous! Ive stayed at 5 hotels in downtown Charleston, but this one is my new go-to!"…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar. 2020

The Meeting Street Inn
Hyatt Place Charleston/Historic District
3.5 out of 5
560 King Street, Charleston, SC
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AU$252
per night
5 Apr. - 6 Apr.
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,300 reviews)

"room was not stocked or restocked with items after first night and the building was very warm; the staff was extremely helpful, professional and friendly."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2020

Hyatt Place Charleston/Historic District
The Palms Oceanfront Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1126 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC
AU$307
per night
5 May - 6 May
4.1/5Very Good! (385 reviews)

"We loved the location of this hotel just a short walk to the beach. The staff who checked us in was very nice."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar. 2020

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Visiting Charleston

History buffs will enjoy exploring Charleston, and visitors give high marks for the churches, local tours, and shopping. This city also attracts tourists with its architecture, restaurants, and bars. A top sight in the city is USS Yorktown.

  • There are 1926 hotels and other accommodations in Charleston
  • The closest major airport is in Charleston, SC (CHS-Charleston Intl.) 15.1 from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Charleston

Well known for its museums, the city's cultural venues include Confederate Museum, Gibbes Museum of Art, and Pink House Gallery. Its historic sites and churches are notable and landmarks include USS Yorktown, The Powder Magazine, and Thomas Elfe House. Shopping is one of the favorite things to do, so consider an excursion to Charleston City Market, Rainbow Market Shopping Center, and South Windermere Shopping Center.

In Charleston, you'll find 1926 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday retreat. Here are top ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • 86 Cannon - This 4-star guesthouse in Historic Charleston features free breakfast, free WiFi, and a bar. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and central location.
  • Wentworth Mansion - Our customers like the helpful staff at this hotel. Guests who stay at this 5-star hotel in Historic Charleston can enjoy access to a full-service spa and free breakfast, along with an in-room fireplace.
  • French Quarter Inn - Guests who stay at this 4-star hotel in Historic Charleston can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its breakfast and clean, comfortable rooms.

Getting Around Charleston

If you want to venture outside of the area, ride aboard one of the trains from Charleston-North Station. Charleston might not have many public transit choices so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Dressing for Charleston

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 68°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 42°F
  • From April to June, the average is 87°F during the day and 55°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 88°F during the day and 68°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 78°F as the daytime average and 43°F as the nighttime average
  • Average annual rainfall for Charleston is 44.41 inches
  • July and August are usually the hottest months averaging 87°F, while January and December are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 44°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Charleston?
Regatta Inn - Adults Only is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 3.5-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Reviews from our site also recommend Zero George Street and French Quarter Inn as top options for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Charleston, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most room reservations are fully refundable as long as you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your arrival date. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might be able to still cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to view the best options available in Charleston.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Charleston?
Based on reviews, Days Inn by Wyndham Charleston Historic District is a popular 2-star property for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Other options to stay on the cheap include Econo Lodge Coliseum and Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Mt Pleasant - Patriots Point.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday in Charleston?
Vacation Rentals at Wild Dunes Resort is a top 3.5-star condo on Expedia for families, and features 5 outdoor pools and 3 restaurants. Other options for your child-friendly holiday include Hyatt Place North Charleston and Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham North Charleston, SC. Also, attractions such as South Carolina Aquarium and Blackbeard’s Cove Family Fun Park are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best hotel for couples in Charleston?
The Vendue is a favourite 4-star hotel for couples, and features 2 restaurants and 2 bars. Other good options for a stay with your sweetheart include HarbourView Inn and The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel.
What's the best LGBT-friendly hotel in Charleston?
Belmond Charleston Place is a top 5-star hotel for LGBT guests, and features a full-service spa and free WiFi.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Charleston?
Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Mt Pleasant - Patriots Point is a top property for people travelling with their pets, and offers an outdoor pool and laundry facilities for its human guests. Other good options to stay with your pet include Red Roof Inn North Charleston Coliseum and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Summerville, SC.
What's the best accommodation option for a beach holiday in Charleston?
Regatta Inn - Adults Only is a top 4-star beachfront resort with 5 outdoor pools and 6 restaurants. Comfort Suites at Isle Of Palms Connector is another good option to stay near the beach. Head to Folly Beach County Park or Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best luxury place to stay in Charleston?
Market Pavilion Hotel is a 4.5-star hotel with 2 restaurants and 2 bars, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Planters Inn and The Beach Club at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina are two other upscale options for your stay.
What's the best boutique hotel in Charleston?
The Vendue is a favourite 4-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 2 restaurants and 2 bars. The Spectator Hotel and Charleston Kiawah Island/Andell Inn are other choices for a boutique stay.
What's the best hotel for a golf holiday in Charleston?
Wild Dunes Resort is a top 4-star resort that has a golf course and features free WiFi. Other good options if you’d like to stay near a golf course include The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort and Hampton Inn & Suites Charleston/Mt. Pleasant-Isle Of Palms. You can tee off at Dunes West Golf and River Club, Ocean Course or Osprey Point Golf Course while you’re in town.
What's the best accommodation in Charleston to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Belmond Charleston Place is a top 5-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and offers a full-service spa and free WiFi. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel and Barksdale House Inn. Also, notable landmarks to visit include USS Yorktown, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens and Nathaniel Russell House.

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