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Charleston Hotels

Featured Hotels in Charleston

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charleston Dwtn - WestEdge

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charleston Dwtn - WestEdge

    250 Spring Street
    Charleston, South Carolina 29403, United States
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    • Pool
    • Pets Allowed
  • Holiday Inn Charleston-Riverview

    Holiday Inn Charleston-Riverview

    301 Savannah Hwy
    Charleston, South Carolina 29407, United States
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    • Pool
  • Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant

    Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant

    250 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard
    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464, United States
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    • Pool
    • Pets Allowed
  • Staybridge Suites Charleston - Mount Pleasant

    Staybridge Suites Charleston - Mount Pleasant

    251 Sessions Way
    Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina 29464, United States
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    • Pool
    • Pets Allowed
  • Candlewood Suites Charleston – Mt. Pleasant

    Candlewood Suites Charleston – Mt. Pleasant

    400 Magrath Darby Boulevard
    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charleston - Mount Pleasant

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charleston - Mount Pleasant

    350 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.
    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464, United States
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    • Pool
    • Pets Allowed
  • Holiday Inn Express Charleston US Hwy 17 & I-526

    Holiday Inn Express Charleston US Hwy 17 & I-526

    1943 Savannah Highway
    Charleston, South Carolina 29407, United States
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    • Pool
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charleston NE Mt Pleasant US17

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charleston NE Mt Pleasant US17

    1104 Stockade Lane
    Mt Pleasant, South Carolina 29466, United States
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    • Pool
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charleston Arpt-Conv Ctr Area

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charleston Arpt-Conv Ctr Area

    3025 W. Montague Ave.
    North Charleston, South Carolina 29418, United States
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  • Crowne Plaza Charleston Airport - Conv Ctr

    Crowne Plaza Charleston Airport - Conv Ctr

    4831 Tanger Outlet Boulevard
    North Charleston, South Carolina 29418, United States
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    • Pool
    • Pets Allowed
  • Staybridge Suites Charleston-Ashley Phosphate

    Staybridge Suites Charleston-Ashley Phosphate

    7329 Mazyck Road
    North Charleston, South Carolina 29406, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Candlewood Suites Charleston - Northwoods

    Candlewood Suites Charleston - Northwoods

    2177 Northwoods Blvd.
    North Charleston, South Carolina 29406, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charleston-Ashley Phosphate

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charleston-Ashley Phosphate

    7670 Northwoods Blvd.
    North Charleston, South Carolina 29406, United States
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    • Pool
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charleston-North

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charleston-North

    2435 Elms Center Road
    North Charleston, South Carolina 29406, United States
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    • Pool
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Summerville

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Summerville

    1657 N Main Street
    Summerville, South Carolina 29486, United States
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    • Pool
  • Staybridge Suites Summerville - Charleston Area

    Staybridge Suites Summerville - Charleston Area

    225 Holiday Drive
    Summerville, South Carolina 29483, United States
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    • Pool
    • Pets Allowed
  • avid hotel Summerville

    avid hotel Summerville

    301 Holiday Drive
    Summerville, South Carolina 29483, United States
    • Parking
    • Pets Allowed

Travel Guide Intro

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Your Complete Guide to Charleston Hotels & Happenings
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Known as the Holy City, Charleston stands as a beacon of Southern charm and hospitality. And named Travel + Leisure readers’ favorite U.S. city in the publication’s “World's Best Awards” survey year after year, we can totally see why. Its cobblestone streets, historic landmarks, and diverse culture make it a favorite destination for travelers seeking a blend of history, relaxation, and incredible culinary experiences, and it’s perfect for couples, friend groups, families, and other types of travelers. The city is a treasure trove of culture, cuisine, and captivating landscapes and this guide aims to provide you with an in-depth look at what makes Charleston a must-visit destination. Continue reading for tips on where to stay, what to do, where to eat, and nearby cities worth exploring.

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Situated conveniently near downtown Charleston, the 14-story Holiday Inn Charleston-Riverview offers comfortable accommodations and breathtaking views of the Ashley River. With amenities like a recently renovated fitness center, outdoor pool, and Harborview, the top-floor restaurant and lounge offering panoramic views for days, this hotel is an excellent choice for both leisure and business travelers.

 

Just a quick 10-minute drive from Charleston, you’ll find Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant, which provides a stylish and contemporary boutique-style stay and true locals’ experience. Guests can enjoy modern amenities like a fitness center, outdoor resort-style pool, a snack bar with craft cocktails, and easy access to nearby attractions like Patriots Point and the beaches of Sullivan's Island. Dine at Eliza’s Bar + Kitchen on the lobby level, where dishes are made with locally-sourced ingredients. While in the area, visit the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum nearby or take advantage of fun outdoor activities like kayaking and canoeing on Shem Creek.

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Outdoor Activities

Charleston's mild climate makes it a paradise for garden enthusiasts, especially during springtime. Take a leisurely stroll through iconic gardens like Middleton Place, Boone Hall (where parts of The Notebook were filmed) or Magnolia Plantation (America’s oldest gardens circa the late 1600s), where you'll encounter colorful blooms and lush landscapes.

 

You can continue to discover the city’s rich history by visiting its historic cemeteries. Places like the Circular Congregational Church Graveyard and the Unitarian Church Cemetery offer insight into the city's past, with ornate tombstones and fascinating stories of the departed. The Charleston Cemetery Historic District (CCHD) comprises 23 religiously and culturally diverse cemeteries from the 1800s and 1900s, including African American burial sites, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

The main shopping area and one of the most beautiful streets in Charleston, King Street is a great place to sightsee, shop, and grab a bite or a drink. Rainbow Row, a series of thirteen pastel-colored historic houses in the city, is stunning and also cannot be missed. The homes, built in the late 18th century, are located at 79 to 107 East Bay Street. You can sign up for a guided walking tour that will take you through the neighborhood if you prefer.

 

Charleston Waterfront Park is the perfect spot for a leisurely stroll, offering breathtaking views of the Charleston harbor. And just a short drive from Charleston, Kiawah Island offers pristine beaches, world-class golf courses, and nature trails.

 

Known for its laid-back atmosphere and pristine shoreline, Folly Beach offers the perfect escape from the city, just 20 minutes away by car. Whether you're sunbathing, surfing, or simply strolling along the shore, Folly Beach provides a relaxing retreat. Don't miss the chance to explore the nearby marshes and visit the historic Morris Island Lighthouse.

 

 

Museums & Cultural Attractions

 

Visit the Charleston Museum (the oldest museum in the U.S.), the Gibbes Museum of Art, and the International African American Museum which explores the history, culture, and impact of the African American journey on Charleston, the nation, and the world.

 

A historic market complex established in the late 1700s, Charleston City Market (which is the length of four city blocks) is the perfect place to immerse yourself in local culture and shop for unique souvenirs, from sweetgrass baskets to gourmet foods.

 

Accessible by ferry, Fort Sumter National Monument is where the first shots of the Civil War were fired.

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Charleston's culinary scene is renowned for its innovative chefs, fresh seafood, and Low Country cuisine. A fusion of traditional Southern cooking, this is a foodie city through and through. Here are some top dining spots to visit while you’re in town.

 

With a focus on seasonal and local produce, FIG delivers an exceptional dining experience that highlights the best of Charleston's flavors. From the same owners as FIG, the Ordinary is an oyster hall located in a historic bank building on King St. enjoy fresh seafood and a raw bar here every day except Tuesday.

 

Head to The Commodore, a jazz club that will take you back in time. Enjoy live music and signature cocktails at the cozy venue showcasing local talent and providing the perfect setting for a night out on the town. FYI: the bar does not allow entry to anyone under the age of 23.

 

For a taste of authentic Southern barbecue, head to Rodney Scott's BBQ, which has locations in Georgia and Alabama, as well. The acclaimed eatery serves mouthwatering smoked meats, savory sides like loaded baked potatoes, and homemade sauces that will satisfy any and every barbecue lover.

 

Known for its fried chicken and fresh oysters, Leon's Fine Poultry & Oyster Shop is a casual yet trendy spot open seven days a week. Order the char-grilled oysters or the fish fry—and don’t leave without trying the “kennel club style” Grasshopper for dessert. It’s a boozy mint chocolate chip soft serve like no other.

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Located about 12 miles northwest of downtown Charleston, CHS is the main gateway for travelers flying into the city and getting around Charleston is relatively easy once you’re downtown, thanks to its compact size and various transportation options. Many of Charleston's attractions are within walking distance of each other, especially in the historic downtown area. Wear comfortable shoes to stroll along the cobblestone streets, discovering hidden gems and picturesque views along the way. Renting a bike is also a fantastic way to explore Charleston and its surrounding neighborhoods. With designated bike lanes and scenic paths, cycling allows you to cover more ground while enjoying the city's beauty at your own pace.

 

The City of Charleston offers a free downtown area shuttle known as the DASH, which provides convenient transportation to popular attractions and parking areas. Three shuttle routes allow you to get from the Aquarium to the Citadel to Broad Street and Waterfront Park. And of course, rideshare services and taxis are always available for longer distances or late-night travels.

 

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With mild temperatures and blooming flowers, spring is an ideal time to visit Charleston. If you prefer cooler weather and fewer crowds, plan your visit for the fall, along when a variety of festivals and events take place.

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As the third-largest city in South Carolina, North Charleston boasts attractions like the North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center and the Charleston Area Convention Center. Just under 20 minutes from downtown Charleston by car, it's also home to the historic Park Circle neighborhood, known for local shops and dining spots.

Known as the "Flowertown in the Pines," Summerville is famous for its beautiful azalea blooms and quaint downtown area. A 45-minute drive from Charleston, you’ll want to explore the town's historic district, browse local shops, and unwind in one of the area’s picturesque parks.

 

An hour's drive from Charleston, Beaufort boasts antebellum architecture, scenic waterfronts, and a laid-back atmosphere. If you have more time, you can’t miss Savannah, just a two-hour drive south of Charleston. The two cities have a lot in common yet are still so very different. Savannah offers charming streets, historic homes, amazing restaurants, and a vibrant arts scene, thanks in part to Savannah College of Art and Design, which was founded in the city in 1978.

Charleston Hotels Frequently Asked Questions

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Absolutely! Many of the IHG hotels in Charleston offer family-friendly amenities such as connecting rooms and kids' menus. Check with the individual hotel for more information about their family-friendly offerings.

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Yes, many IHG hotels in Charleston are pet-friendly and welcome furry friends! Some hotels offer pet amenities, including pet beds and treats as well as information about pet relief areas. Select hotels may charge additional fees per pet staying at the hotel.  For more information on hotel specific pet policies,. visit the amenities page on the hotel's website.

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Many of the IHG hotels in Charleston offer complimentary breakfast. Check the hotel's website to find out more details as they may vary by brand and locations.

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IHG Hotels offer a variety of amenities such as free Wi-Fi, fitness centers, business centers, restaurants/bars, swimming pools, and much more! Check the hotel's amenities page on their website for more information on the specific amenities offered.

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Many IHG hotels offer complimentary self parking, however, parking costs may vary by hotel and location. Some hotels may include parking as part of their stay package, while others may charge an additional daily fee. Check the hotel's amenities page on their website for more information on their parking policies.

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Yes! You can find discounted rates on select IHG hotels in Charleston by visiting the hotel website's offers page. Additionally, many of the hotels offer special packages and promotions throughout the year. Learn more about IHG's Best Price Guarantee.

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IHG One Rewards Loyalty Program is designed to make it easier for guests to earn and redeem points. There are 5 tiers of member benefits, starting with Club Member, Sliver Elite, Gold Elite, Platinum Elite and the highest tier being Diamond Elite. You can earn Diamond Elite status by staying 70 qualified nights or earning 120,000 qualified points in a calendar year. Learn more about IHG® One Rewards Loyalty Program

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Yes, most hotels have a minimum age requirement of 18 years old to check-in without an adult present. However, some hotels may allow guests under the age of 18 to check-in if they are accompanied by an adult over the age of 21. Check the hotel's website or contact the hotel directly for more information on their specific age requirements.

Charleston Hotels Information
IHG hotels in Charleston 17
Total IHG hotel rooms in Charleston 1,991
Charleston hotel average price range $160.11–$195.09 USD per night
Total Charleston hotel reviews 21,922
IHG Charleston hotels average review rating 4.49