Storied Structures, Southern Hospitality Common Amenities at Charleston's Best Hotels

Charleston, South Carolina has always enjoyed long standing tradition as a quiet getaway destination for the well-to-do travelers and wealthy vacationers in centuries past. Now well into the 21st century, Charleston welcomes travellers one and all, with tourist visitors numbering approximately 4.2 million in 2010.

Peak seasons for area hotels run from March to July, and rise again during the month of October. While hotel room rates are undoubtedly higher during these peak times, Charleston's lodging scene includes some less costly, off the peninsula options that can be found mere minutes from downtown. Visitors coming to the lowcountry for weddings or honeymoons delight in the ultra-modern loft rooms of The Restoration on King, while families with children breathe easier knowing they just a few blocks from both the Children's Museum and South Carolina Aquarium when staying at the Embassy Suites.

When your most important hotel criteria is it's location in the historic heart of the city, book a Club Level room at the elegant Charleston Place Hotel, or a balcony suite at the French Quarter Inn. Let the world's "Most Mannerly City" welcome you with subtle details and generous amenities unique to Charleston's own hospitality and tradition.



The Francis Marion Hotel boasts one of the most convenient locations in Charleston at the corner of King and Calhoun streets. Marion Square across the street hosts many events like Charleston's Food & Wine Festival and weekly Farmers Market....  Read More



Located in Charleston's Historic District, the Embassy Suites Charleston offers guests historic accommodations in what was once the original home of the Citadel Military College. You can't miss the Embassy Suite's fortress-like presence on...  Read More



The Courtyard Marriott Historic District, recently renovated in 2011, is one of the best value priced hotels on the Charleston peninsula. Conveniently located on Calhoun and Meeting streets, the Courtyard Marriott is within walking distance to...  Read More



Market Pavilion Hotel, located on the corner of East Bay and South Market streets, claims to uphold the "Art of Southern Hospitality" as its standard of service. This AAA Four Diamond hotel is known for its regal fa--ade, smiling doormen, and a...  Read More



One of Charleston Historic District's newest luxury properties, Harbourview Inn claims impressive views of the Charleston Harbor. Staying just steps away from Broad Street, and across the street from family-friendly Waterfront Park, you are...  Read More



The AAA Four Diamond Restoration on King Boutique Hotel is now Charleston's Most Romantic Hotel, according to Southern Living Magazine. Before its opening in April 2010, The Restoration on King's sixteen suites were used as upscale apartment...  Read More



You'll be hard-pressed to find a more convenient location in Charleston's historic district than this refined Relais & Chateau property that occupies a restored cotton warehouse on the corner of Market and Meeting streets. Ten-foot ceilings,...  Read More

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The Charleston Place Hotel, an exemplary Belmond luxury property and AAA Four Diamond hotel, maintains true Charleston elegance through exceptional service and elegant accommodations. Award winning restaurants Palmetto Cafe and Charleston Grill,...  Read More



The French Quarter Inn enjoys a widespread reputation for luxury lodging through its expert service and unique amenities. Located on Church Street, one block from the Historic Old City Market, the French Quarter delights its guests with coffee...  Read More



Originally built as a grand private residence in the late 1880's, Wentworth Mansion is Charleston's only AAA Five Diamond Property. Located on Wentworth Street, tucked away in the Harleston Village neighborhood, Wentworth Mansion pampers its...  Read More


Meet Clare Sweeney

A South Carolina native and avid locavore, Clare is always venturing between traveling abroad and her beloved Lowcountry. 

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