Local Hotels

Hotels

For postcard-perfect long weekends, or full week stays that have exceptional access to indoor and outdoor pools, restaurants, and amenities, there's nothing quite like the convenience of a stay at a local hotel or motel. A number of area hotels have been welcoming guests for decades, and as a result, vacationers have come back year after year for the fantastic service and the million-dollar views.

Vacation Rental Homes

Vacation Rentals

Visitors are often surprised at the number and variety of weekly vacation rentals throughout the area.. Vacation rentals are, in fact, an increasingly popular accommodation available to vacationers, and visitors will find that the sheer number of rentals available allows them to find an ideal retreat to fit their crew, from quiet condo complexes to brightly colored oceanfront sand castles.

Folly Beach

Folly Beach

The seaside town of Folly Beach, and the barrier island of the same name, has a lot of lovingly applied nicknames from long-time locals and visitors alike. Known as "One of the last real American Beach towns," and "The Edge of America," this family-friendly destination features a world of outdoor fun, entertainment, shopping and dining, conveniently located around every sand dune.

DoubleTree Hotel & Suites Charleston Airport

DoubleTree Hotel & Suites Charleston Airport

Visitors who need a modern home base for explorations and excursions in the heart of Charleston County can stay at the elite DoubleTree Hotel & Suites Charleston Airport. Located just a couple minutes away from both major interstates as well as the Charleston International Airport, this stately and esteemed hotel has everything the busy executive or traveler requires for a good night’s rest before the next day’s packed agenda.

 North Charleston Inn

North Charleston Inn

With a value-oriented price tag and a prime location that’s close to the main interstates to and from the heart of Downtown Charleston, the North Charleston Inn is an attractive option for business or recreational travelers who want to be close to everything this large coastal region has to offer. Next to outlet centers, shopping plazas, restaurants, and golf courses – as well as local universities and the Charleston International Airport – travelers of all varieties can enjoy comfortable accommodations regardless of the reason for their stay, without breaking the bank.

Charleston History

Charleston History

Charleston County and the city of Charleston, its county seat, are the most historic locations in the state. English settlers arrived in the colony of Carolina in 1670 and established a town at Albemarle Point on the west bank of the Ashley River. The settlement, named Charles Town in honor of King Charles II of England, was subsequently moved a few miles away to a peninsula between the Ashley and Cooper rivers. Charles Town (renamed Charleston in 1783) was the political, social, and economic center of South Carolina throughout the colonial and ante-bellum periods, and it served as the state capital until 1790.

Johns Island

Johns Island

Johns Island is a unique region that sits almost directly in between the popular city of Charleston and the barrier island beaches that border the Atlantic shoreline. Technically the largest island in the state of South Carolina, this isle has more of a down-home, Lowcountry feel with acres of flat terrain, a spread out population, and a surprisingly large number of natural, historical, and altogether entertaining attractions that can be found well off the beaten path, under Spanish moss covered live oaks, lush vegetation, and South Carolina's signature Palmetto trees.

Mt. Pleasant, SC

Mt. Pleasant, SC

The sunny community of Mt. Pleasant is often overlooked by its more famous neighbor to the south, Charleston, but this large suburban town has a wealth of authentic southern charm, history, activities and dining options that are sure to keep any South Carolina newcomer completely entertained.

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Charleston

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Charleston

Vacationers and business-oriented travelers can be close to all the sites and activity that Charleston is known for while enjoying a slightly quieter yet convenient locale with a stay at the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Charleston. A solid option for long-term stays, this traditional but inviting hotel has a fine setting along US Highway 17 which makes it easy to reach, and which also makes it just a few miles away from some of the region’s top destinations like the Magnolia Plantation, the French Quarter, and the Downtown Historic District.

Quality Inn Coliseum

Quality Inn Coliseum

Regardless of whether a guest is in town for an extended convention or just a brief overnight trip in between cross-county flights, they can rest assured that a comfortable stay is waiting at the Quality Inn Coliseum. Featuring a central North Charleston location that’s close to both the Charleston International Airport and several major Interstates that cut through the Lowcountry, this traditional but spacious hotel has all the comforts of home so that guests can unwind before the next day’s busy schedule or adventure.

Quality Inn & Suites Patriots Point

Quality Inn & Suites Patriots Point

Located just across the US Highway 17 Bridge which leads to the center of Downtown Charleston, the Quality Inn & Suites Patriots Point is an economical option for visitors who want to be close to the city’s wealth of historic and cultural attractions, but who don’t want to pay the sometimes steep prices of central downtown accommodations.

Freshfields Village

Freshfields Village

Freshfields Village, located at the crossroads of Seabrook Island, Kiawah Island and Johns Island, is more than just a shopping Mecca for visitors who want to give their wallets a little exercise. It's also one of the hottest spots along the South Carolina coast for great cuisine, great brews, and a gorgeous setting that takes advantage of the Lowcountry's scenic outdoors. With a relaxing "Americana" feel, and tons of boutiques, restaurants, services, and accompanying little local attractions, Freshfields Village has just about everything a visitor could possibly need for a perfectly accommodating seaside vacation, and then some.

La Quinta Inn Charleston Riverview

La Quinta Inn Charleston Riverview

Perched on the edge of the Ashley River, and bordered by marinas, charter fishing vessels, and incredible riverfront views, the La Quinta Inn Charleston Riverview is a fine destination to explore both the open waters and the heart of the famed Downtown Charleston area. The hotel is located just across the river from the borders of the historic downtown, and with the James Island Expressway just around the corner, visitors can be within the center of Charleston in mere minutes, where a host of attractions, historic sites, restaurants and boutiques can be found.

Comfort Suites at Isle of Palms Connector

Comfort Suites at Isle of Palms Connector

Visitors who want to be nicely close to both the beaches and the historic center of Charleston, or who just need a spot to rest during a long drive up the coastline via US Highway 17, will feel welcome and comfortably accommodated at the Comfort Suites at Isle of Palms Connector. Located on the edge of route 517 – the “Connector” road that leads directly to the shoreline – this familiar yet coastally appointed hotel has everything guests need, including a central locale, to enjoy long and in-depth explorations of the coastal Low country.

King Charles Inn

King Charles Inn

Everything a seasoned guest requires for an indulgent stay in the heart of Charleston is accounted for at the luxurious King Charles Inn. Located in the nicely central historic district, and just a couple minutes’ walk away from exceptional shopping on King Street, Waterfront Park, and the Historic Charleston City Market, this statuesque hotel has all the amenities that travelers crave to truly relax in between city-wide explorations.

SpringHill Suites Charleston North

SpringHill Suites Charleston North

Whether in town for business or pleasure, the accommodating SpringHill Suites Charleston North has the central locale as well as the full range of amenities that travelers require to enjoy a fully productive – or a fully enjoyable – stay in the busy community of North Charleston. The SpringHill Suites Charleston North is located just off of Route 26, and is nicely close to a wealth of local attractions like the Northwoods Mall, area waterparks, and historic sites and community parks, but also offers plenty of options for relaxing on-site after a busy day exploring the region.

Embassy Suites Historic Charleston

Embassy Suites Historic Charleston

Featuring a rich British West Colonial Plantation décor scheme, and boasting a wealth of impressive features and amenities that begin with the five-story open air atrium, the Embassy Suites Historic Charleston is a decadent retreat from check-in to check-out. With a full host of perks that make relaxing a breeze, and a prime locale in the heart of the downtown area, this stately hotel is a grand introduction to elegant Charleston living at its finest.

Marion Square

Marion Square

For Charleston locals and frequent visitors, Marion Square is much more than just a pretty block of green space in between Meeting Street and King Street. Like many of Charleston's attractions, beneath the surface lies a history of stories that date back to the colonial era, and transform this pretty park into a verified national landmark.

Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina

Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina

Located on the edge of the Cooper River, and boasting spectacular views that extend all the way to Downtown Charleston, the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina is a stunning destination for all varieties of waterfront escapes – from romantic honeymoons to family-friendly vacations, or grand celebrations to corporate retreats.

Wyndham Garden Mount Pleasant

Wyndham Garden Mount Pleasant

With a prime location that’s less than 10 miles away from both Downtown Charleston and the sunny Charleston County beaches, (as well as the main roads that cut through the Charleston County area), the Wyndham Garden Mount Pleasant hotel can cater to a wide range of different area travelers. Featuring a nice array of amenities that are suited for business-oriented stays, special events, and everyday explorers who want to see the region in its entirety, this grand hotel has just about everything a guest requires to be comfortable.

Planters Inn

Planters Inn

Established in a historic downtown building that dates back to 1844, the Planters Inn is a charming and elegant retreat that combines the old-world antebellum atmosphere of romantic Charleston with a full array of modern amenities. Guests will be surrounded by relaxed style throughout, and when it’s time for city-wide adventures, will be just steps away from a wealth of top Charleston attractions.

Fulton Lane Inn

Fulton Lane Inn

The Fulton Lane Inn is an inviting combination of elegance and comfort, with a prime location that’s close to a wealth of top Charleston destinations. Located in a historic building along King Street that dates back to 1889, guests will be immersed in the rich history of the city while enjoying a hospitable setting that’s chock full of delicate modern amenities.

Folly Beach County Park

Folly Beach County Park

Spend a full day by the seashore at scenic, sprawling Folly Beach County Park. This expansive park which takes up the entire portion of the southwestern end of Folly Beach features plenty of room for multiple towels and umbrellas, with well over 3,500' feet of ocean frontage, and 200' feet on the opposite side of the island along adjacent Folly River.An easy-to-access and easy-to-enjoy stretch of sand that features anything a beach lover could possibly need on a long, lazy outdoor vacation day, a visit to this Charleston County Park is, quite literally, a day at the beach.

SpringHill Suites Charleston Downtown/Riverview

SpringHill Suites Charleston Downtown/Riverview

For lingering stays in the heart of the Downtown Charleston area, guests can enjoy ample space and lots of comfortable amenities with a retreat to SpringHill Suites Charleston Downtown/Riverview. Featuring studio-style rooms that go beyond the basics, this cool hotel that’s on the outskirts of Charleston’s Historic District is a fine home base for recreational and business travelers alike who want to stay a while and fully explore the town.

Red Roof Plus Mount Pleasant - Patriots Point

Red Roof Plus Mount Pleasant - Patriots Point

Visitors can enjoy an enticingly upscale Charleston experience without the hefty price tag with a visit to the traditional yet accommodating Red Roof Plus Mount Pleasant - Patriots Point. Located just across the Cooper River from the iconic downtown area, and offering a wealth of amenities, upscale grocery stores, restaurants, and sites in the immediate neighborhood, this hotel is nicely close to everything that a recreational or business traveler could require while visiting the heart of the Lowcountry.

Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston

Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston

The Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston is an exquisite property for visitors who like to combine history with art and culture. This 50-room luxury boutique hotel is The Kessler Collection’s first property in South Carolina, and is designed to celebrate creativity and captivate discerning guests with its many amenities and uniquely elegant accommodations. From dramatic artworks in the lobby and in the individual rooms, to bold color schemes that feel fresh and refined at the same time, this chic hotel is a work of art in its own right, and is a surprising find in the heart of Charleston.

The Restoration on King

The Restoration on King

History and modern creativity combine at the aptly named The Restoration on King – a stunning boutique hotel that’s stocked with amenities and boasts a prime setting in the heart of Charleston’s historic downtown. Boasting all-suite accommodations and brilliant ways to relax and have fun, (both on site and in the neighborhood), guests will enjoy a world-class experience in a cultured atmosphere when they stay this this luxury hotel.

Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Airport

Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Airport

Executives who are in town for a conference at the convention center, and recreational travelers who need a relaxed but posh accommodations option after a long flight into the city, will all find a nice respite waiting at the Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Airport. Located less than a five minute walk from both the airport terminals and the Charleston Convention Center, this lodging option is accommodating in a multitude of ways – from a convenient locale, to a decadent host of amenities waiting right on the premises.

Wyndham Garden Mount Pleasant / Charleston

Wyndham Garden Mount Pleasant / Charleston

Visitors can enjoy an elevated stay that feels quietly relaxed, but which is nevertheless close to all the Lowcountry region’s favorite destinations, with a visit to the Wyndham Garden Mount Pleasant / Charleston. This upscale hotel is found just a few miles away from the heart of the historic Downtown area, but is wonderfully close thanks to a locale which borders the main interstates that cut through the region. With a collection of restaurants, shopping centers, and services in the immediate neighborhood, but a quiet setting that’s just off the main highways, guests will find plenty of convenience, as well as peace and quiet, at this accommodating Mt Pleasant destination.

White Point Garden

White Point Garden

The White Point Garden public park certainly provides a scenic slice of Charleston life, with incredible views that span across the intersections of the Ashley and Cooper Rivers. Fort Sumter, Castle Pinckney, and the Sullivan Island Lighthouse can all be spotted in the distance from this downtown region, however, like most public parks and gathering spaces in Charleston, this wide open patch of green space is equally known for its centuries of historical events as it is for its sheer beauty.

Wadmalaw Island

Wadmalaw Island

Despite its expansive size and proximity to the major tourist destinations of Charleston, Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, and Folly Beach, Wadmalaw Island is a refreshingly unpopulated, quiet, and authentically local realm of the South Carolina region, with just a couple of surprises for visitors hidden under acres of live oaks.

Brittlebank Park

Brittlebank Park

Located at the edge of the Ashley River, next to the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. minor league baseball stadium, Brittlebank Park is a refreshing breath of fresh air that serves up some of the best water views in the region, while serving as an occasional venue for some of Charleston's most beloved events.

H.L. Hunley

H.L. Hunley

On February 17th 1864, the city of Charleston, deep in the throes of the Civil War, made history with a small 8 men crew that was stationed in a revolutionary new vessel in the Charleston Harbor. The H.L. Hunley was an experimental new addition to the Confederate's fleet of warships, but on that clear but chilly evening, it would land in military history books for generations to come as the first submarine to successfully take down another wartime vessel.

Best Western Sweetgrass Inn

Best Western Sweetgrass Inn

Business and recreational travelers alike will find all the sites and attractions of Charleston at their fingertips when they stay at the centrally located Best Western Sweetgrass Inn. Situated along US Highway 17 – the main route that veers through the heart of town – guests can easily breeze into town to explore for a night, a weekend or an extended stay, while enjoying perfectly comfortable accommodations throughout their travels.

I'on Village Mt. Pleasant, SC

I'on Village Mt. Pleasant, SC

New low country residents in search for a postcard-perfect place to call home should dedicate a portion of their house hunting adventures to I'On Village. The revolutionary community which put a new face on national urban development in the 1990s is a surprisingly quiet little place to call home in the heart of the Mt. Pleasant and Charleston, SC areas.

Vendue Inn

Vendue Inn

The enticingly posh and authentically historic Vendue Inn is a boutique hotel that has an unbeatable location in the heart of Downtown Charleston. Housed within a series of historic warehouses – including some that date back to the 1730s – this cool accommodations option has a wealth of history around every corner, as well as a suite of contemporary perks designed to keep modern vacationers perfectly comfortable in between area explorations.

Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter, a historic site which can be viewed from virtually any point along the Charleston Harbor, is one of the most recognizable landmarks in this history-rich southern city. Easily one of the most famous forts of the Civil War, the Fort Sumter National Monument is internationally known as one of America's most important coastal landmarks, and cements Charleston's long and legendary role in American History.

Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon

Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon

The Old Exchange is one of the most visited historic sites in Charleston, both for its grand stature as one of the colonies' earliest statuesque public buildings, and its unique array of interior assets - including the famous Provost Dungeon in the basement of the building.

Lodge Alley Inn

Lodge Alley Inn

The Lodge Alley Inn is a wonderfully unique and historic hotel that’s found within a series of original 18thcentury warehouses in the heart of downtown Charleston. Featuring a grand array of historic architectural details and features, as well as luxury appointments and amenities to cater to modern vacationers, this accommodations option is a fine choice for visitors who want to experience the city’s rich history and culture, inside and out.

Washington Square

Washington Square

Washington Square Park, with its seasonally blooming azaleas, trickles of Spanish moss hanging off of ancient live oaks, and quiet setting in the heart of the city, is a romantic, serene destination that brings the inherent laid-back charm of Charleston, South Carolina to vivid life.

Inn at Middleton Place

Inn at Middleton Place

Visitors can enjoy a decadently accommodating stay in the heart of a grand 1741 plantation home and gardens with a visit to the prestigious Inn at Middleton Place. Renowned for its world famous architecture and suite of amenities, this undeniably romantic hotel is an ideal spot for a couple’s getaway, a starry-eyed honeymoon, or just a central home base for discovering the expansive Middleton Plantation and Gardens.

Sleep Inn Mount Pleasant South Carolina

Sleep Inn Mount Pleasant South Carolina

Visitors can enjoy the best of the Charleston area with a stay at the value-priced and accommodating Sleep Inn Mount Pleasant South Carolina. Located just a couple miles away from the heart of the downtown area, this central hotel has a quieter setting but is a fine home base for exploring everything this famed coastal region has to offer.

The Ashley Inn

The Ashley Inn

Look for the elegant green sign and the two stories of white columned-porches, and you’ll know that you’ve found The Ashley Inn – a subtle bed and breakfast that’s bordered by a line of historic homes and which is just steps away from the Medical University of South Carolina as well as a treasure trove of historic residences and sites. Featuring a nicely quiet and intimate atmosphere, as well as an array of decadent amenities designed to introduce guests to the best of southern hospitality, this circa-1832 home turned bed and breakfast is an alluring destination for quiet getaways in the heart of Charleston.

Hampton Inn Charleston-Airport/Coliseum

Hampton Inn Charleston-Airport/Coliseum

Stylish and comfortable, the Hampton Inn Charleston-Airport/Coliseum is a brightly inviting option for visitors who need a central and easy spot to stay in between working or recreational excursions in the heart of North Charleston. With a locale that’s just minutes away from major interstates, the Charleston International Airport, and several popular destinations like the Charleston Convention Center and Performing Arts Center, guests can be close to everywhere they need to go, while enjoying an accommodating home base in the middle of the action.

Shem Creek Inn

Shem Creek Inn

Located on the edge of the Shem Creek Park and bordering the wide waterfront, the Shem Creek Inn is a refreshing retreat for visitors who want to be close to the heart of downtown Charleston and the neighboring beaches, but who prefer a more laid-back perspective of life on the Low county waters. Recognized by local publications as one of the area’s “hidden gems,” this hotel is a perfect blend of modern-day attractions and a relaxed and natural setting.