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.

Home2 Suites by Hilton North Charleston

Home2 Suites by Hilton North Charleston

Network, relax, and rejuvenate before a convention at the North Charleston Convention Center, or before a long flight leaving from the Charleston International Airport, with a stay at the welcoming Home2 Suites by Hilton North Charleston. Optimal for long-term stays, this gracious hotel has a fleet of features and extras designed to make guests feel stylishly at home, regardless of the reason for their visit to the North Charleston area.

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.

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.

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.

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.

City Marina

City Marina

The Charleston City Marina is often deemed the "Mega Marina," as it is easily one of the largest marinas in the southeastern United States. Conveniently located at mile marker 469.5 along the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), and just a stone's throw away from the historic downtown, the marina is one of the most visited spots and temporary homes for mariners from all across the country. Accommodating for both travelers by land and by sea, with a host of amenities and incredible views of the harbor and the Ashley River, the expansively grand marina is sure to make any visitor yearn for an evening or afternoon on the water, and an adventure on the high seas.

South Carolina Aquarium

South Carolina Aquarium

The South Carolina Aquarium may be one of Charleston's newest local attractions, but it is certainly making waves as one of its most exciting and entertaining venues in an already packed southern destination.

Charleston Museum

Charleston Museum

It's almost ironic that The Charleston Museum, which paints a complete portrait of Charleston's centuries of history, has a unique history all its own. Well known as "America's First Museum" and recently named one of the top five museums in Charleston by The Travel Channel, the museum is certainly worthy of exploration for patrons of all ages, tastes and interests.

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.

Fort Moultrie

Fort Moultrie

Fort Moultrie, one of the oldest still-standing forts along the Eastern Seaboard, is a "must see" destination for history buffs. The low-laying coastal structure, which encompasses a large parcel of Atlantic Ocean bordering beaches on the southern tip of Sullivan's Island, began as a Revolutionary War defense before being transformed into a secondary Confederate stronghold during the Civil War.

Residence Inn Charleston Airport

Residence Inn Charleston Airport

Look for the vibrant rose-colored exterior and you’ll know you’ve found the Residence Inn Charleston Airport – an accommodating destination for business and recreation-oriented travelers who want to enjoy an upscale, long term stay in this historic city. Located close to the Charleston International Airport, as well as a host of top destinations like the Charleston Convention Center and Performing Arts Center, this elite hotel has a suite of amenities in the immediate neighborhood, as well as on-site on the hotel grounds.

Holiday Inn Express Downtown - Ashley River

Holiday Inn Express Downtown - Ashley River

Visitors who want to be nicely close to the heart of Downtown Charleston but who also want easy access to the main highways that wind through this bustling corner of the Lowcountry can enjoy a laid-back yet elevated stay at the centrally located Holiday Inn Express Downtown - Ashley River. Found on the western outskirts of the Historic District and located just off of US Highway 17, this impressive hotel has all the amenities that guests request for a comfortable night’s rest, as well as easy access to all the top sites, restaurants, shopping districts, and attractions that the city is renowned for.

Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham North Charleston

Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham North Charleston

Recreational visitors who need a central home base, and working vacationers who need a contemporary destination to call home in between North Charleston ventures, can both escape to the grandly appointed Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham North Charleston. Located just off of I-26, and close to the Charleston International Airport as well as a host of area attractions including shopping plazas, restaurants, golf courses, water parks, and museums & education centers, this elite destination has extra room – and extra amenities – to ensure that guests continually feel right at home.

Andrew Pinckney Inn

Andrew Pinckney Inn

Look for the striking yellow exterior and the line of towering palm trees in the heart of Charleston, and you’ll know you’ve found the Andrew Pinckney Inn – a luxury boutique hotel that has a stellar setting in the historic district, as well as a wealth of amenities designed to showcase the decadent southern style that this city is renowned for.

Extended Stay America - Charleston / Mt Pleasant

Extended Stay America - Charleston / Mt Pleasant

With a bold and cheerful interior, and a suite of amenities and spacious accommodations that allow guests to feel right at home, the Extended Stay America - Charleston / Mt Pleasant is an enticing option for visitors who need a relaxed spot for an extended stay in the central Charleston area.

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.

The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel

The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel

Enjoy a decadent stay surrounded by history with a visit to the elegant Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel. Located in the heat of Charleston on the corners of Queen and Meeting Streets, and bordering a wealth of iconic attractions, this charming yet modern hotel is a grand destination for all kinds of Charleston excursions.

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.

Indigo Inn

Indigo Inn

Embark on a romantic getaway or an activity-filled escape with a visit to the elite Indigo Inn. Distinctive for its indigo-colored exterior, as well as its location within a historic former mid-19thcentury warehouse, this elite hotel has a number of charming amenities and accommodations designed to help guests relax in between breathtaking Charleston explorations.

The Citadel

The Citadel

Like many of Charleston's institutions, The Citadel is an impressive nationally recognized landmark that both serves an instrumental community function, while boasting a long and fascinating history. This South Carolina military college, one of the six Senior Military Colleges in America, churns out hundreds of military leaders every year, a tradition that has been faithfully adhered to since the college was founded in 1842.

Comfort Inn & Suites Airport / Convention Center

Comfort Inn & Suites Airport / Convention Center

A budget-friendly price tag and modern appointments and amenities combine at the Comfort Inn & Suites Airport / Convention Center. This streamlined Charleston hotel is close to all the top destinations in the North Charleston region, and also offers a host of guest perks and extras to make travelers of all varieties feel right at home.

Charleston Waterfront Park

Charleston Waterfront Park

Life in the Lowcountry is all about slowing down and taking a moment or two to relax, and locals and visitors both agree that Charleston's Waterfront Park is the perfect venue to stretch out and soak up the scene. With a prime location overlooking Charleston Harbor and the Cooper River, and more than 10 acres of room to roam, (most of which is waterfront), Waterfront Pak is essentially a romantic, engaging, serene, and perfectly picturesque destination that will make any newcomer fall in love with this unique southern city.

Jasmine House Inn

Jasmine House Inn

Located within an 1843 Greek Revival mansion, the Jasmine House Inn stands out among the residences, hotels and attractions in historic Downtown Charleston for both its grand but simple façade, and its charming assortment of amenities designed to make guests feel right at home. An impressive structure with a lemon yellow exterior, stoic columns, and two tiers of shaded porches, this unique accommodations option is a decadent step back in time.

Governor's House Inn

Governor's House Inn

Enjoy the city’s decadent southern elegance and history in one breathtaking location with a stay at the elite Governor's House Inn. Housed within a plantation-style mansion that dates back to the 1760s, this high-end bed and breakfast is stocked with a host of services and amenities that will allow guests to drift off into a lazily indulgent Lowcountry state of mind.

The Palms Oceanfront Hotel

The Palms Oceanfront Hotel

The Palms Oceanfront Hotel is a sunny retreat on the Isle of Palms that’s close to a wealth of favorite Low country destinations, and which is just steps away from the warm South Carolina shoreline. Recently renovated in 2016, the hotel features an impressive suite of amenities for guests to complement the prime locale on the oceanfront, and vacationers will want to linger to enjoy the scene and the daily ocean sunrises.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Visitors who want to explore the Kiawah Island golfing scene to the fullest, or who are just looking for an elegant place to stay in between beach and downtown Charleston adventures, will want to consider an escape to the sprawling Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Extending from the heart of the island to the oceanfront, this massive resort has everything a beach lover requires to truly enjoy their escape to Kiawah Island.

Hilton Garden Inn Mount Pleasant

Hilton Garden Inn Mount Pleasant

Charleston area visitors can enjoy easy excursions into the heart of the downtown area, while taking in a quieter setting that’s also conveniently located along US Highway 17, with a stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Mount Pleasant. This impressive hotel that’s ideal for both short and long term stays offers all the amenities that regular travelers require, as well as posh surroundings to make elite visitors feel right at home.

Church Street Inn Charleston

Church Street Inn Charleston

Vacationers can enjoy a decadently comfortable stay in the heart of the downtown area with a visit to the subtle and accommodating Church Street Inn Charleston. This resort-style inn with a premiere locale on the corner of Church and Market Streets offers plush one and two bedroom suites that have the distinctive aura of a bygone aura, as well as a suite of modern conveniences and amenities. Close to an array of renowned boutiques, restaurants, nightlife venues, and iconic attractions like the Charleston City Market and Waterfront Park, guests will be just minutes away from all of the city’s top sites while having a quiet and elegant respite to call home.

William Aiken House

William Aiken House

Washington Square and Meeting Street visitors are encouraged to take a minute's stroll over to Elizabeth Street to admire the Governor William Aiken House, also known as the Aiken-Rhett House. The sprawling home is a treasure in Charleston, and holds a lot of distinction in an already diverse town that is positively steeped in history.

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.

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.

Hampton Park

Hampton Park

Even cadets at the Citadel need to relax every once and a while, and there's no better place to escape the everyday drills than at neighboring Hampton Park. This historic park – one of the oldest in the city – boasts 60 acres of natural beauty on the western edges of Charleston's downtown, with plenty of features and amenities to keep any outdoor lover perfectly entertained. An ideal locale for a pick-up game of baseball, an afternoon picnic, or just a quiet stroll amidst the shaded gazebo and southern gardens, Hampton Park is sure to entice anyone into a stress-free, Lowcountry state of mind.

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.

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.

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.

Comfort Suites West of the Ashley

Comfort Suites West of the Ashley

Located almost directly next to the intersection of Interstate 526 and US Highway 17, and therefore close to all the regional attractions that Charleston is renowned for, the Comfort Suites West of the Ashley is an inviting, all-suites style destination for every type of area visitor, from business travelers who have work to do in the Lowcountry, to recreational travelers who want to kick back and discover everything this historic city has to offer.

Hampton Inn Charleston - Historic District

Hampton Inn Charleston - Historic District

While the name may seem at first familiar, the distinguished and subtle exterior as well as the royal purple awnings make it clear that the Hampton Inn Charleston - Historic District is anything but ordinary. Located along the famed Meeting Street in the historic district, and wonderfully close to an abundance of renowned sites, this posh hotel is an inviting destination for any type of in-depth or brief Downtown Charleston excursion.

The Spectator Hotel

The Spectator Hotel

Visitors can enjoy a decadently luxurious experience in the very heart of Historic Downtown Charleston with a stay at the elegantly accommodating Spectator Hotel. This premier boutique hotel has an exquisite list of amenities for guests, (including a private butler service), as well as a full array of deluxe rooms and suites that are sure to make any Charleston getaway a grandly comfortable venture.

St. John the Baptist Church

St. John the Baptist Church

The towering Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is one of Charleston's premier religious structures, and arguably one of its busiest. With daily mass, multiple Sunday masses, and a heavy schedule of calendar of events, this gothic chapel is likely to be occupied during any quiet tour or visit. Distinguished as the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston, the unique and impressive structure belies a stormy history that involves not one, but two such magnificent chapels, that is sure to fascinate visitors or all denominations.

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.

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.

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.

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.