Downtown Charleston Hotels

Want to experience all Charleston has to offer? Stay in the heart of the city. But you might not want to leave these hotels that offer historic charm, modern luxury and true Southern hospitality.

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Andrew Pinckney Inn

Located just steps from the historic City Market, this restored boutique hotel combines old-world charm with modern luxury. Each room in the Andrew Pinckney Inn is unique -- our favorite is the St. Phillip's Suite, which includes a soaking tub, exposed brick walls and a romantic Juliet balcony overlooking Market Street.

Battery Carriage House Inn

A short stroll from Charleston’s waterfront, Battery Carriage House Inn is located in the city’s charming antebellum neighborhood, the Battery. Perfect for those who want to revel in Charleston’s history, this historic B&B dates back to 1843. The inn is also reportedly home to several ghosts, including "The Headless Torso," who haunts Room 8, and the "Gentleman Ghost," who appears in Room 10 from time to time.

Francis Marion Hotel

Step back into 1920s grandeur with a stay at this Charleston landmark hotel. Named for a Revolutionary War hero, Francis Marion Hotel was restored in 1996 with lavish furnishings and marble baths. The only high-rise hotel in Charleston’s historic district, Francis Marion Hotel has impressive views of the historic harbor.

Planters Inn

Located across from the historic City Market, Planters Inn is a mix of lowcountry and luxury. Built in 1844, this 64-room hotel is brimming with Southern elegance (a white-gloved doorman welcomes you at the door) and traditional furnishings like 4-poster,plantation-style beds. And don’t miss the 12-layer coconut cake served at the hotel’s Peninsula Grill restaurant.

Wentworth Mansion Hotel

Looking for the ultimate in historic Charleston grandeur? Look no further than Wentworth Mansion. This downtown Charleston Inn caters to your every desire with afternoon hors d’oeuvres and wine in the parlor, an evening port or sherry, and 2-person whirlpool tubs in every room. And your pooch will be pampered here, too, in one of the pet-friendly garden rooms.

Charleston Place

Situated in the heart of downtown Charleston, Charleston Place takes Southern hospitality to an all-new level with a private personal concierge for guests, afternoon tea and a full-service spa. Enjoy South Carolina’s warm days on the rooftop with the hotel’s heated saltwater pool.

The Restoration on King

With a prime location on one of Charleston’s most famous streets, The Restoration on King is worth staying at if only for all the restaurants and shops nearby. But you may never want to leave the hotel, with amenities like private patios, in-suite washer, dryer and full kitchen, and even a pillow menu.

Market Pavilion Hotel

Set in the most upscale part of Charleston’s historic district, Market Pavilion Hotel offers old-world decor and modern amenities. You’ll be treated to luxuries like Italian marble bathtubs, 600-thread count sheets and Hermes bathroom toiletries. The hotel’s rooftop retreat, Pavilion Bar, offers views of the historic district and a cascading pool.

Courtyard Charleston Historic District-

Adjacent to the city’s Marion Square, Courtyard Charleston Historic District is right in the center of many of the city’s tourist attractions. With over 7,700 square feet of meeting space, this hotel is perfect for business meetings, too. Families and business travelers alike will enjoy the hotel’s outdoor heated pool or a workout in the fitness center.

The Mills House

Located in historic Charleston, Mills House is the only hotel on the city’s celebrated Museum Mile. After you tour the nearby attractions, including the Battery and Waterfront Park, unwind at the hotel’s famous restaurant, Barbadoes Room, or in the outdoor pool. And art lovers will not want to miss the hotel’s extensive antique treasures on display throughout the hotel.

The Elliott House Inn

If you want to feel at home in Charleston, stay at The Elliott House Inn. Built as a private residence in 1861, this charming inn keeps the homey feel, with cozy guestrooms, an inviting tropical courtyard and a friendly and helpful staff. The complimentary evening wine and cheese and large heated hot tub might keep you from never venturing out of the hotel.

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