5 star hotels in James Island, SC

1. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Charleston Riverview (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking a marina on the Ashley River, this unpretentious all-suite hotel is 3 miles from The Charleston Museum, the Historic Charleston City Market and South Carolina Aquarium.Laid-back suites offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and sitting areas with pull-out sofas, plus minifridges, microwaves, and tea and coffeemaking equipment.Complimentary perks include breakfast and parking. Other amenities consist of a 24-hour convenience shop, an outdoor saltwater pool and a gym. There’s also a hot tub, coin-operated laundry facilities and meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min drive to Charles Towne Landing
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large but unclean
  • Some guests complained about the furniture and others disliked the air conditioning
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests liked “marinas”, mentioned 19 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the views
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers


The hotel is nice and they definitely had a great breakfast for free & nice pool/hot tub My 1st room, the iron board/iron shelf unit and sheet rock all over the area We switch room

No major problem though My only true complaint was the tiny balcony If they had a sliding door instead of one the opened out then we could’ve squeezed 2 chairs out there Sad cause the views are lovely Over all it was a nice, comfortable hotel with great views

Stephanie Lessmann

There is a nice view, and it’s close to downtown BUT there is nothing walking distance, not even water in the rooms, no food at the hotel, AC is SUPER loud and there was random hair all over the carpet! We stayed for 4 nights, on the third day we wondered why they didn’t clean our room… We asked and apparently that is a service you need to ask for

It was in the afternoon, so we asked if we could at least get fresh towels – nope, had to wait until the next morning Save yourself the trouble and stay at an Airbnb

Rachel Wolffbrandt

We switched to Springhill after one night at the LaQuinta and it was so nice! The desk staff was accommodating and extremely friendly Everything was clean and stocked And it was better priced than other surrounding hotels

The breakfast was better and they kept restocking until breakfast ended at 9 which was great! I used the laundry room which was clean, the machines worked great, and I felt confident leaving the laundry room knowing there was video surveillance Overall it was a great experience

2. Emeline (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 181 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401
  • Phone: (843) 577-2644
  • Ratings: 4.2 (298 reviews) Very good Eco-certified
  • Website : Emeline
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Hip boutique hotel in a 19th-century building with a restaurant, a coffee shop & a fitness center.

About this hotel

On a tree-lined street, this trendy boutique hotel in an 1852 building is a minute’s walk from the Charleston City Market and a mile from The Battery defensive seawall. Interstate 26 is 2 miles away.Sophisticated rooms with vintage decor offer Wi-Fi, smart TVs and minifridges. The 1- and 2-bedroom suites have living rooms (most with pull-out sofas), and a bi-level apartment adds a kitchenette and a courtyard view. Room service is available.Dining options include a coffee shop, and an upmarket Italian restaurant with fireside terrace seating. There’s also a courtyard and a gym, plus meeting and event space. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the beds
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Walking distance to the City Market and Gibbes Museum of Art
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests liked “a fireplace”, mentioned 11 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the architecture and the grounds
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Thomas Atwater

Overall the hotel was phenomenal Beautiful lobby, awesome valet, really cool furniture and decor We booked a corner suite for our anniversary, and the room was really nice

Very spacious, comfy bed, had a record player, really cool furniture and decor The courtyard and Frannie and the Fox were great, really enjoyed relaxing in the sunshine My overall experience was 5 starsI do have some complaints that I hope the management will address- water in the shower was just kind of warm (room 324), never got hot- handles to the bathroom were loose and banged up, and the sliding door sometimes didn’t stay closed- would have liked to have coffee in room- housekeeping didn’t come the first day (full disclosure I took a 3 hour nap in the afternoon and had the do not disturb sign on) Then on our last day they knocked on our door twice before 11am checkout which made me feel kind of rushedI’d stay here again or recommend it to a friend Although for the price some might find the above quibbles a turn off for $500/night

Jenn S

My husband booked this hotel for my birthday and I felt so bad that he wasted his money When we arrived we were told the room wasn’t ready so we left our items with valet and walked around for a bit Valet was AMAZING! They were so kind, helpful and seriously the best part of the hotel

When we came back to check on our room around 4:30 our room still wasn’t ready and the front desk staff didn’t care that we needed to get ready for our dinner reservation They were not very kind throughout our stay We finally got them to switch our room Why have a check in time if it isn’t accurate especially if you would charge us for checking out late At least put something on the website that check in times could be delayed When we got to the room, certain light switches didn’t work, no coffee in the room but we had mugs? When we inquired about finding some place to purchase drinks for the room we were scoffed at because this place didn’t have vending machines Overall for the price you pay per night this hotel is absolutely missing many key details, like customer service!! The location is perfect but we wouldn’t stay here nor recommend it I only give it any stars because the valets were the absolute best!

Priscilla Tovey

Great European boutique hotel Loved the architecture, decor, and vibe! Spacious king suite with urban European decor, and a super comfortable mattress! Very nice lobby and terrific location in the heart of downtown Loved the restaurant and it’s ambiance, with both indoor and outdoor sophistication and charm

The cafe was spacious and inviting with huge windows and very good coffee My only suggestion is adding more healthy breakfast options The hotel manager couldnt have been nicer, and the service was excellent We can’t wait to return!!

3. The Cottages On Charleston Harbor (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on Charleston Harbor and a 5-minute walk from Patriots Point Links, this waterfront resort comprising 10 cottages is also a 5-minute walk from Patriots Point Naval Museum.Contemporary 2-bedroom and 3-bathroom cottages feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as full kitchens, laundry facilities and private screened-in porches.Freebies include parking, as well as coffee, snacks and complimentary continental breakfast. There’s a private harborfront beach, an oceanfront pool and a hot tub. Loaner beach cruisers are also available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have refrigerators
  • Walking distance to Patriots Point and the USS Yorktown
  • Guests praised the service, which has a concierge

Feedback From Real Customers

Christina Ward

These adorable, well decorated cottages are right on the harbor, taking advantage of the cooling breezes There are two bedrooms with lovely ensuite baths on each end, which makes it super private for two couples PLUS an extra full bath off the kitchen

Everything we needed was right there We loved sitting on the screen porch watching the ships go by Very nice pool with sitting area and ocean view Lisa and staff were super helpful Highly recommend this great place!

Jonathan Brown

We really enjoyed our stay at the cottages We immediately started planning to return after one night of a 9 night stay The view was amazing and we utilized the screened in porch morning noon and night

We loved to watch the barges and many boats go by us and the tides in the ocean You have the option to order your groceries ahead of time to eliminate a trip to the store before check in We also liked the option of ordering sandwichs, chocolates, and croissants to be in the cabin when we arrived The location is great with the resort next door if you want to hang out there to eat or enjoy the live music on Friday nights Patrots point is a 5 minute walk for the tourist boats and Mount Pleasant is minutes away for shopping and more restaurants Lisa and the office staff is very friendly and helpful if you need anything or have questions about the area Would highly recommend


I’m on my last day here sadly…love it here! Cottages are beautiful Extremely clean and beautifully decorated

They really have thought of everything Bose, games, movies, w/d, binoculars…etc the views are spectacular from all the houses Rented a boat everyday right around the corner Water taxi to Charleston short walk away Perfect launching point to everywhere in the Charleston area Pool is lovely with umbrellas, music playing, sofas lounges etc Staff very nice maintenance on top of things Mt Pleasant is the perfect location close to Charleston without all the tourists Amazing restaurants and amenities minutes away Could not have been better! Thanks for an awesome time!

4. Water’s Edge Inn (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 79 W 2nd St, Folly Beach, SC 29439
  • Phone: (843) 588-9800
  • Ratings: 4.8 (157 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Water’s Edge Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Upscale rooms, most with fireplaces, in a B&B featuring afternoon happy hour & a hot tub.

About this hotel

Located minutes from downtown Charleston, this upscale B&B is a 9-minute walk from the Folly Beach Fishing Pier and 4.2 miles from the Morris Island Lighthouse.The refined rooms are uniquely decorated and come with Wi-Fi, TVs and whirlpool tubs. Most rooms have a fireplace, and either a screened in porch or a private balcony.Snacks and cocktails are served during an afternoon happy hour. There’s a hot tub, as well as rental bikes.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 15 min drive to Morris Island Light
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Jamie Rich

My best friend and I just returned from our stay We had the best time! We were on spring break from our Senior Year of college and needed a place to relax and we found it here! The rooms were very spacious and the breakfast was delicious They had a stocked fridge with water, juice, and iced coffee which was great to grab and go as we spent much of our time exploring

We loved using the hot tub as well! We hope to return soon

Monika Abbas

A wonderful place to stay for one night or a few If you can afford to spend a few extra dollars it’s absolutely worth it The breakfast is great with many options

The bathroom is fantastic, as big as the room They have a happy hour with wine and snacks and a welcome drink of tasty punch The cicadas give a marvelous concert in the evening I wholeheartedly recommend

J Senthirs

We went to Water’s Edge in for our Honeymoon and they could not have been better!They congratulated our wedding with a bottle of champagne and our whole stay was fantasticThey have a good breakfast in the morning, a happy hour (get the Folly Punch) in the afternoon, and have recommendations for restaurants and other local activitiesThe room we stayed in had a fireplace, which was great as one of the days we stayed it was cold, so that was great

The hot tub was also well kept and one of the perks of Water’s EdgeIt is like a 2 minute walk to the beach and local restaurants, so everything is walkableWe highly recommend Water’s Edge Inn to celebrate a special occassion or just to have a place to stay in Folly Beach

5. Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This elegant hotel in the Historic District is a 12-minute walk from Charleston Museum and 1.1 miles from South Carolina Aquarium.Sophisticated, warm rooms come with sitting areas, marble bathrooms and coffeemakers, as well as flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi (fee). Upgraded quarters add balconies, city views and/or pull-out sofas, while suites include separate living rooms. Room service is available.Wi-Fi is free in the lobby. A formal restaurant/bar serves Southern cuisine. There’s also a rooftop pool. Other amenities include an exercise room, a business center and event space.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have coffee makers
  • Walking distance to the City Market and Gibbes Museum of Art
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines
  • The fitness center has free weights and treadmills
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Tamika Farmer

This hotel was absolutely fantastic! I was here for 3 days for a leadership meeting and my bed was soft with the many feather pillows, very clean and spacious room with artistic elements The hotel also has delicious food (Lenoir restaurant: try the catfish and pimento stuffed martini) and offered wine offerings in the evenings but just note, because this hotel is in an awesome location to the shops, you will need to book in advance I chose to valet park instead of self parking so I wouldn’t be concerned with worrying about my vehicle

Michele Vold

I must write this review if our beloved Renaissance Charleston This was our fourth stay at the hotel starting from the time it opened I read some of the more negative comments before we left home this trip and I was worried

The last time we were here was about 3 years ago At the time the hotel had a whimsical and very appealing decor The artwork, furniture and accessories were fabulous It had a restaurant open all day where we had breakfast on occasion Yes, the hotel has remodelled and it is not as attractively done as it had been Yrs, the Dining Room that served breakfast now is set up like a Starbucks which had interesting things that are prepared and warmed There is a dinner restaurant that must be good because people not staying in the hotel ( locals) choose it Yes, the rooms are small and storage is a problem but we are here now for 7 days and doing fine!HOWEVER, and you MUST read on 1 There is no hotel I have been to (and we are world travellers) where you will get better service From the bell staff to the front desk to the housekeepers, there is a pervasive kindness and desire to make you happy 2 Though the rooms are not enormous, the beds and linens are the most comfortable I have been in in a hotel 3 The location is the best in Charleston! You are steps from King Street and steps from Meeting Street giving you easy walking access to everything I feel like I am in a residence and not a hotel We are from Chicago and we have travelled the world so I hope you can read my opinion and take it seriously If something was off, I have no doubt that a quick call to the front desk would solve the problem Don’t ignore this hotel because of a few unhappy people

Michael Ping

What a wonderful hotel Everything was perfect The staff was very nice

Dana was a great Navigator She helped us with reservations and helpful tips The hotelIs in a great location Everything is no more than a 10 or 15 minute walk (or less) The coffee shop was also very convenient We appreciated the upgrade since we had two teenage boys and the extra room space was awesome I have to mention the valet staff They were fantastic Always polite and quick

6. Regatta Inn (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 64 W 9th Street Ext, Folly Beach, SC 29439
  • Phone: (843) 588-0101
  • Ratings: 4.9 (165 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Regatta Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Bright rooms with porches & fireplaces in a B&B with ocean views, a cocktail reception & free Wi-Fi.

About this hotel

Overlooking Sunset Cay Marina, this laid-back B&B is 1 mile from Folly Beach County Park and 13 miles from the South Carolina Aquarium in downtown Charleston.The 10 bright rooms feature screened-in porches with ocean, river or garden views, as well as gas fireplaces, and en suite bathrooms with soaking tubs. All come with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers and minifridges.Home-style breakfast is served in an informal dining area. Complimentary perks include afternoon receptions with drinks and light snacks, and local area transportation via a golf cart. Massage and spa treatments are available (fee).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 3 min drive to Folly Beach County Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned “the sunset” 12 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the views
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Vanessa Barfield

It was a unique and relaxing experience Breakfast was just right and the happy hour every evening was perfect We enjoyed our room overlooking the marina! The option to rent bikes directly from the facility was a great perk as well

For a longer stay, I will definitely plan ahead and reserve a licensed golf cart for easy transportation (*Be sure to get a tagged golf cart so you’re able to drive it around after 8pm) We would absolutely stay here again!

Jason McDonald

I spent the night before my wedding here and got ready for my wedding with all my bridesmaids The staff was absolutely incredible They brought us extra tables for hair and makeup and made sure we had drinks

They made sure the room was perfect for when my husband and I came back Breakfast was great The views are breathtaking, and Hannah at the front desk was incredible with communication and making sure that our stay was special We will be returning!

Abbie Huffman

My husband and I stayed here a few weeks ago for a spring getaway and had the most wonderful experience The entire property was stunning We loved how it was tucked away, so quiet and serene

The staff were so kind and helpful throughout our stay Our room was clean and comfortable We adored every minute of our stay here– from cozy mornings at the yummy breakfast bar, to happy hours on the rooftop watching dolphins This place is magical! We cannot wait to come back

7. Cambria Hotel Charleston Riverview (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off a leafy road and less than a mile from the Ashley River, this contemporary hotel is 3 miles from both I-26 and the Historic Charleston City Market.The laid-back rooms feature flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi, in addition to minifridges, microwaves and Keurig coffeemakers. Some provide sofabeds and/or river views. The 1-bedroom suites add separate living rooms and wet bars.Amenities include a warm, hip restaurant/bar, a seasonal outdoor pool, a patio and a gym. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the updated, large rooms and the beds
  • 5 min drive to Charles Towne Landing
  • Guests mentioned “Fire pit” 14 times
  • Guests mentioned “Housekeeping” 20 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Vera M

Great location! Front desk staff very pleasant! However, the room smells musty; it desperately needs fresh air There is No linen service, even for a 5/day stay I was told housekeeping would clean room on day 3; but this did not happen

The carpeted hallway has not been vacuumed during my stay The elevator is extremely hot & stuffy I would recommend bring your own disinfectant if wipes & spray, a room air freshener, Room did have a small room fridge & single cup coffee maker Beds were comfortable, but sheets & pillows did not smell clean & fresh Come prepared with your cleansing wipes, disinfectant spray & air fresheners & you will enjoy your stay here If this seems like too much for you, I’d stay somewhere else

Kem Schultz

Appearances can be deceiving! Nice lobby, great location, very friendly front desk staff and I thought the hotel was clean I thought the room was fine, set up was a little unusual with back of the bed facing the entry door, but again seemed clean Best thing about this hotel was the bed! Super soft and slept great

Here is where it fell apart and reason for the 1-star rating The room is HOT and HUMID I cranked the AC down to the max allowed 65 and it was a sauna Desperately in need of a shower…worst water pressure I’ve ever seen! It was so bad I laughed If you are a water pressure nut, like me, this place is not for you!Forgot to mention there is no TV service When I was checking in there was a guest leaving and they were complaining about no TV during their 5-day stay I should have paid attention but thought how long does it take to fix TV?!Don’t believe the reviews of the in-lobby restaurant, it isn’t open Sun-Thu There is a bar, but no food during the week Now let’s talk breakfast It’s available, but resembles what you would receive at a chain hotel continental breakfast Very basic AND, it’s $13! Save your money and eat out somewhereOverall I have mixed feelings Love the bed, hated everything else I won’t be back to this Charleston hotel and I hope this review helps you make a more informed decision

Wendy Rollins

The staff was friendly and seemed accommodating However we had to ask for our trash to be taken out and we had to ask for fresh linens but never received them We stayed 5 days and booked 2 rooms

They told us they had a linen shortage but from what I seen this was likely because they only clean rooms when someone checks out and don’t bother to swap out the linensThere was a bad smell in the elevator which I believe was dirty air filter they tried to mask the smell with spray only making it worse The rooms looked clean as long as you don’t look too closely They do have a restaurant and bar and no complaints there The rooms have been updated and are nice The suite is very spacious 10 minutes from downtown and 20 from folly beach If you stay here I suggest bringing your own linens and some lysol wipes Otherwise great option for a more affordable price than downtown

8. The Loutrel

  • Address: 61 State St, Charleston, SC 29401
  • Phone: (843) 872-9600
  • Ratings: 4.9 (77 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : The Loutrel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Refined quarters in an upscale hotel featuring a lounge, a social club & a rooftop deck, plus a gym.

About this hotel

Set in the French Quarter, this upscale boutique hotel is a 3-minute walk from the Charleston City Market, and a 7-minute walk from shopping and nightlife on King Street. Charleston International Airport is 12 miles away.Elegant rooms feature smart TVs, minibars and coffeemakers; some have free-standing tubs. Suites offer living areas with pull-out sofas, and upgraded suites add Juliet balconies. Room service is available.There’s a rooftop terrace, as well as a bar/lounge, a social club and a fitness center. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, parking and electric charging stations. European-style breakfast is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean, large rooms and the beds
  • Walking distance to the City Market and the Old Slave Mart
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and free weights
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Amy Mylin

My husband and I stayed at the Loutrel for two nights We are locals and have never stayed in the Historic Charleston area We were in the Lounge King Room

We had a great time and felt at home the entire weekend Everyone was so friendly and made sure we had everything we needed The amenities were top notch! We felt very special and pampered! The property was magnificent and beautiful! One of the Top places we have ever stayed

Brittany Sutton

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the Loutrel The room was very nice and clean, with a stocked mini fridge and snacks that were all complimentary There was a nice range of options for drinks in the mini fridge with several sodas and sparkling waters

We were given a complimentary beverage at check in and there was always water/lemon water/ and tea available by the elevators The rooftop terrace and the bar in the lobby were good places to have a drink All of the staff members we interacted with were extremely helpful and nice, especially Worship and Emily! Valet parking was quick to bring us our car if we wanted to go somewhere We would absolutely stay here again for the staff, amenities, and quality of the room! Also a fantastic location just a block away from many restaurants on Bay Street and the city market

Tyler Nystrom

My wife and I came to Charleston to celebrate our first wedding anniversary We were only staying one night, so we wanted to find a hotel close to the market We found The Loutrel and really fell in love with how it looked, as well as it’s proximity to the market and shopping center

The hotel was easy to find and the staff were extremely accommodating Valet and check-in went smoothly When we booked the room, we asked for a room on a higher floor, and we were given a room on the top floor, which gave us a lovely view (we had a corner room with windows) of Downtown CharlestonThe room itself felt sophisticated and romantic The bathroom looked and felt fancy There were complimentary snacks and drinks in our room for us, which we hadn’t had before when staying at other hotels The room Itself was very clean and neatA complimentary breakfast was also provided, with options to either eat in the lobby, our room, or outside on the rooftop lounge We ate out on the lounge, as it was something we wanted to see during our stay It gave us another lovely view of Charleston, and a moment for us to take some nice pictures togetherOverall, it was by far the best hotel experience my wife and I have had together We agreed the price was definitely worth it, from the location and quality of The Loutrel itself

9. Charleston Marriott (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 170 Lockwood Dr, Charleston, SC 29403
  • Phone: (843) 723-3000
  • Ratings: 4.3 (1539 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Charleston Marriott
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Low-key hotel featuring a rooftop bar, an outdoor pool & a restaurant/bar, plus a gym & a cafe.

About this hotel

This unassuming hotel is 3 miles from South Carolina Aquarium, and 2 miles from both The Charleston Museum and the Historic Charleston City Market.Relaxed rooms and suites provide Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, plus safes, and tea and coffeemakers. Some have separate living areas and/or balconies. Upgraded quarters provide access to a club lounge with free drinks.Dining options consist of a rooftop bar, a cafe and a restaurant/bar. Other amenities include a gym, an outdoor saltwater pool and a convenience shop, plus a hot tub, and meeting and event space. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min drive to the McLeod Plantation
  • Guests praised the rooms but some thought they were small
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests liked the lobby, mentioned 52 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Jessica Hensen

Overall we enjoyed our stay as a family with young kids The common areas and the pool were a favorite for us We loved that the pool was heated! We also loved the rooftop bar with the nice view and had dinner with our kids there two nights

The room was clean and had everything we needed The bathrooms could use a refresh/update though and the bathroom fan was very loud Overall we had a good experience and had good service from the staff The location was good and just a short drive into downtown or the beaches There is a park across the street which was nice


Charleston Marriott is quite niceThe rooms are clean, and have a nice aesthetic It’s nice having a gym with more than just a set of dumbbells

The downstairs restaurant is also nice, although I didn’t eat there, others seemed to have liked the food and the atmosphere seemed relaxed in passing The staff were very courteousMy only issue is the parking (which I included into service) Even as a guest, you have to pay to park via an app (or on a website, which is not very difficult to use to be fair) that you will see on signs around the building You can also pay to have your vehicle parked by a valet Either way the parking fee was a bit aggravating It may have been my fault when reserving the hotel, that I didn’t see that there was a parking fee However, I felt this was unnecessary When you’re paying in the hundreds to stay at a hotel per night, paying for parking feels like a punch in the gut And with the impressive size of the building, if you park at night, you will likely have a ways to walk to get to your room, which can be frustrating when you’re carrying a lot of luggage or gear for work daily

Sanket Pandit

Hotel is very good a little further from historic downtown but we knew that The lobby and common spaces are maintained excellently Breakfast buffet is reasonable for the price and kids are half price

Rooms are well proportioned and we have a sunset view over the water Bathrooms are small and I have been told that it is the same for all rooms Carpet in my room appears old and has a moist smell Perhaps need a change

10. The Spectator Hotel (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 67 State St, Charleston, SC 29401
  • Phone: (843) 724-4326
  • Ratings: 4.8 (373 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : The Spectator Hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Upscale hotel with a stylish cocktail bar & butler service, plus free breakfast & loaner bikes.

About this hotel

Set between the bustling French Quarter and Market Street, this posh hotel in a 1920s art deco building is a 2-minute walk from City Market and 7 minutes’ walk from Waterfront Park.Featuring marble bathrooms, the elegant rooms provide smart TVs, free Wi-Fi, and desks, as well as Nespresso machines and minifridges. Upgraded rooms have city views, and some offer balconies. Suites add living areas. Butler service is available.Freebies include continental breakfast (delivered to the room) and use of loaner bikes. There’s also a stylish 1920s-inspired cocktail bar.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • Walking distance to the City Market and the Old Slave Mart
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests liked “cocktails”, mentioned 41 times in reviews
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests praised the stylish bar

Feedback From Real Customers

C Brow

The Spectator hotel and their exceptional staff truly deserve a 6 star rating!The location , amenities, wonderful bar , decor, cleanliness and spacious bathroom size were all 5 star but what really puts the Spectator in the exceptional column is the staff! Genuine friendliness combined with professionalism and a focus on customer service -a rare and special combination that truly sets them apartIt was a special birthday trip and the staff went above and beyond Starting off with champagne in the room on ice -beautiful Crystal glasses and ending with a giant birthday balloon and beautiful cake made of flowers

Thank you for an unforgettable stay ! We are already planning our return !


We all have experienced first hand how much worse the service industry has gotten since Covid That’s not the case for the Spectator My wife and I stayed there for half a week and they made us feel like royalty

In every area they went above and beyond, the saddest part for us was checking out We highly, highly recommend you stay there We want to thank our butler Alexander our valet and handler Mark, Chuck, and the entire staff for making us feel so special Don’t miss out on this experience!

Gus Taci

This review is way too late We stayed here during Covid, and the entire experience, staff, butler, Buler!!, location, room, cleanliness etc; we’re the best we’ve ever experienced This place tops the best of the best and with gusto

Please don’t change We will be back, and we rave about you here in the DC area Thank you for a great experience Our butler was a middle aged man with the best personality and such a charismatic attitude This was our best hotel experience by far, and that tops The Ritz, the Seasons, the Red Fox Inn in Virginia, and any other fancy hotelsBravo

11. The Dewberry Charleston (5-star hotel)

  • Address: 334 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403
  • Phone: (843) 558-8000
  • Ratings: 4.6 (868 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : The Dewberry Charleston
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Stylish rooms & suites in a sophisticated hotel offering a spa, an upscale brasserie & a chic bar.

About this hotel

Overlooking leafy Marion Square, this posh hotel in former federal building is a 3-minute walk from the Charleston Museum and 13 minutes’ walk from the South Carolina Aquarium.Featuring custom furniture and local artwork, the chic rooms and suites offer in-room bars, and marble bathrooms with free-standing tubs, as well as flat-screens and Wi-Fi access (fee). Some have 4-poster beds, living rooms, dining areas and/or floor-to-ceiling windows with city views.There’s an upscale brasserie, and a chic cocktail bar and tearoom, plus a sleek bar featuring a rooftop terrace. Other amenities include a spa, a gym and open-air fitness classes.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Walking distance to the Charleston Museum and the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry
  • One of the few hotels in the area with 24-hr room service
  • Guests praised the upscale restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Mid-century modern” 11 times
  • Guests praised the terrace
  • Guests liked the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Shari Cutting

We enjoyed our stay at The Dewberry The staff was very professional and they looked for opportunities to make our stay warm and welcoming at all times Never a moment we had to ask for anything

You get an A plus for hospitality Breakfast was very nice Our room was clean and comfortable Your location is fantastic Everything was perfect and we will be returning when we come back to Charleston

Marla C.

Considering how much we paid + how talked up this hotel was, the room was okay at best No smart TVs, make up mirror didn’t work after being replaced 2 times, limited (VERY) closet space, gross carpeting I have super high standards when it comes to hotels and this one just didn’t have many of the “basics” that come along with a high price tag

Spa was also okay at best, relaxation room only … no sauna, pools, nothing special Gym was a tiny closet!


Stayed here on our honeymoon, it was a perfect experience in many ways At the time we stayed here (fall 2021) there was no restaurant, though there were several bars with food options I hope they have put a restaurant in since then, check that if it’s important to you!Staff here went above and beyond to make our stay a special one, they were always reachable and courteous

The concierge desk had plenty of helpful tips for things to do both on the peninsula and elsewhereWe stayed during the week, it was pretty calm and quiet during this time Come Thursday night, though, the weekend crowd started to come in There was a notable difference in the noises in the halls and rooms around ours during that time, nothing worth reporting or complaining about, but a far cry from the tranquil calm we experienced during the weekWe tested several spa experiences – the massage we can recommend and the Carolina wrap we suggest skipping (not much more than a rote application of lotions)Location was great – we were able to walk pretty much anywhere on the peninsula, and we had a great view of the bridgeIf money is no problem for you or if you are looking for a nice fancy treat, we suggest the Dewberry!

12. Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront/Downtown (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This polished, downtown hotel on the Ashley Marina is 2 miles from both the Charleston Historic District and the South Carolina Aquarium.The bright, stylish rooms include free Wi-Fi and custom-designed beds, along with flat-screens, coffeemakers, microwaves and minifridges. Suites add living areas with pull-out sofas. Some quarters offer balconies and/or marina views.Parking is available. There’s an American grill and a 24-hour pantry; cooked-to-order breakfast is offered (fee). Other amenities include a fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool, plus 6 meeting rooms and a 24-hour business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms but some complained about the kitchenettes
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned “the sunset” 10 times
  • Guests mentioned balconies 24 times
  • Guests liked the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Jaden Aho

I have been a Diamond Hilton member for about 6 years now I have stayed at a lot of Hilton hotels This is the first time I have felt like I needed to write a review

Very poor experience and would not recommend this place to anyone Started off by checking in and going up to my room and someone still sleeping in the room I asked if we could switch to a regular room (I had booked water front) and they said they didn’t have anything available They finally found a room after waiting for about 20 minutes in the lobby The breakfast situation here is a disaster They charge you different amounts for cold buffet or hot breakfast buffet Hilton’s typically are very easy for breakfast even if you have to pay it is always very organized and an easy process I used a voucher to the restaurant and still was charged for breakfast on my credit card All in all, the worst experience I have ever had with a Hilton hotel I will not be coming back here!

Ferrell Drewry

Good hotel Great location Nice friendly staff

Only issues were some daytime construction noise during their exterior renovation, pool was open but in my opinion unsafe due to men working overhead, and over billing for breakfast during our weekend stay The billing issue was resolved promptly when I called them from home after I noticed the issue Overall, I would stay there again due to the location It will be a great choice when their renovation is complete

Sarah Alford

The 1 Cal King was ultra modern, private, very clean, cozy and comfortable I stayed in July and was surprised at how little I had to navigate around other people (no crowded elevators) The parking deck is private and felt safe for a young woman traveling alone

Loved this view from my room too I walked down to hang out at the docks one night and it was peaceful (nobody bothered me!)

13. The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This upscale 1853 downtown hotel is a 4-minute walk from the shops and restaurants at City Market, 1.5 miles from South Carolina Aquarium and 6.3 miles from Patriots Park.Featuring a coastal-inspired palette, the modern rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks; some have pool or city views and private balconies. Suites add sitting areas and wet bars.Breakfast is available for a fee. Amenities include a fine dining restaurant, a lounge, an outdoor pool and sundeck, plus a fitness center. There’s also a business center, a courtyard with a fountain and 5,000 sq ft of event space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are small and unclean
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Walking distance to Gibbes Museum of Art and the City Market
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 75 times
  • Guests praised the terrace and liked the grounds
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Maria Grande

Had a wonderful time at this hotel! My friends and I stayed for a few nights We had a balcony room, and it was lovely The staff are very friendly and accommodating

One of my friends arrived hours before check-in and our room was all ready No headaches with check-in The hotel is located in the heart of Charleston, with lots of places to eat and things to do The hotel bar is great, and there is a lovely patio outside Highly recommend for your stay!

Erin Kramer

If you’re going to stay in Charleston, stay at The Mills House Absolute perfection! Eating, shopping and sightseeing all in walking distance from the hotel I’ll never stay anywhere else

The staff and accommodations are top notch 🤌 Rooms clean, spacious with beautiful views We really enjoyed our stay My only regret is we didn’t try the in-house restaurant Always smelled amazing Great price point too

Susanne W

Great experience! The Bell Captain and Valet were wonderful! (Seth and John) They held my car, gave me some suggestions for the area, and were super nice! Housekeeping was also quite fab given they allowed me a extra long stay at checkout so I could hit a deadline with work Wonderful! I think they may be undergoing renovations soon

I am sure it will be gorgeous!

14. Holiday Inn Charleston-Riverview, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Perched on the banks of the Ashley River and next to the Savannah Highway, this high-rise hotel is a 10-minute drive to the South Carolina Aquarium.Traditional rooms come with flat-screen TVs, desks and coffeemakers. Kids 19 and under stay free with an adult and there’s free WiFi in every room, as well as a choice of hard and soft pillows. Suites add kitchenettes and pull-out sofas.The facility also offers a scenic American restaurant with river views on the top floor (kids 12 and under eat free), an outdoor pool and a 24-hour gym, as well as business services, free parking and a complimentary shuttle to downtown Charleston.

Things You Need to Know

  • 5 min drive to the McLeod Plantation
  • Guests praised the rooms but some thought they were small
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • Guests liked the friendly, professional service
  • Guests liked the restaurant service
  • Guests mentioned balconies 71 times
  • Guests praised the river views

Feedback From Real Customers

Mark Easley

If you understand this is an older property and set expectations accordingly, it is a gem The location across the river makes you as close to the city without being in the city and you also get easier access to west Ashley and Folly Beach Of course the iconic circular style of this hotel has gone out of style, but since it is across the river it has a landmark quality and the location sitting between the road is also cool for easy entry and exit

Staff was professional Rooms have been updated to the best of their ability with lots of plugs, standard furniture, and better lightingRestaurant on top won’t impress for most, but is easy to get seated and the view is spectacular Could be one of the best in the city The lunch buffet on Sunday is worth a visit Affordable and a mix of healthy items and classic American dishesIt can attract a rowdy crowd on some nights, but that is just how Charleston is You will get drunken tourists anywhere you stayWould recommend staying here Very easy access and meets the brand standards

Yi Zhao

Renovated rooms and free parkingWe like the hard flooring in the (small) room but had problem with the toilet, which did not flush well The front desk was helpful Their not-free breakfast buffet was not as good as free breakfast from other 3-star hotels

Free parking is nice; the exit from the parking lot connects to a highway (in only one direction) so it is hard (and dangerous) to exitOverall a solid 40 rating We will book it again when the price is good (we booked this time for a high price because the prices of the hotels in downtown were even higher)

Felice Hester

This establishment is the only place I stay at when traveling to Charleston I absolutely love these people!!! My first visit was when I was required to stay locally following my kidney transplant at MUSC After being discharged following a major surgery, they gave me the compassion and friendliness I needed

The smiles, kind words, affirmations truly helped me Last week I visited for the first time in a long time and they remembered me and my family! I have never had issues with my room, service, etc The location is close to downtown and offers an amazing panoramic view of their beautiful riverfront A drive to the beach is short and delightful They always give me ideas about where to eat, things to do and places to go (always dine where the locals dine!) They are in a great location, so going out is never a long trip I’ll be back in June!

15. The Beach Club at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Facing a marina along Charleston Harbor, this upscale resort is a 6-minute walk from Patriots Point, 3 miles from I-526, and 6 miles from food and shopping at City Market.Featuring balconies or patios, the bright rooms have Internet access, satellite TV and minifridges, as well as fireplaces and oversized tubs. Upgraded rooms add harbor views, and suites have separate living rooms. Room service is available.There’s a relaxed seafood restaurant, 4 bars and a private beach. Other amenities include multiple outdoor pools, a luxe spa, a 24-hour fitness center and a kids’ club.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms
  • Walking distance to Patriots Point and the USS Yorktown
  • Guests mentioned concierges 10 times
  • Guests praised the harbor views
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a spa

Feedback From Real Customers

Kevin T Thieme

I have been a long-standing, frequent guest at the Beach Club Thus, we chose this hotel to stay at for our upcoming wedding this weekend We had a couple from out of town stay with us and their flight arrived late

We enjoyed some time talking with them once they arrived, and were then greeted by hotel staff to tell us to “be quiet” (for details, this was shortly after midnight) To add context, I have stayed at many hotels and do my absolute best to respect other guests and avoid being a disturbance, so I genuinely appreciate the acknowledge and feedback from staff when warranted At Beach Club, their interruption was not warranted and without meritFurthermore, we were once again disturbed for being loud yet staff failed to provide adequate documentation that’s guests sign agreeing to any posted quiet times or “non-talking” periods The next morning, I went to the hotel lobby to address this issue with their staff I was met with mockery and disrespect from a bitter, old receptionist As a result, I asked to speak with the GM whom was polite and understanding yet quick to provide excuses Additionally, the staff cited the hotel as being fully booked but availability is showing online, the parking lot is merely empty, and they still condensed guests into a congested areaOverall, this hotel puts on a front of being 4-5 stars but their staff is extremely rude, disrespectful, and non-accommodating They fail at their most coveted task, which is customer service I am highly disappointed in Beach Club and will be advising friends and family against staying there in the future They had us wait 25 minutes to check in since their employees didn’t want to do their job, they failed to provide water to their guests, and treated us with disrespect throughout our stay thus far

Jason Dubowitch

A generally fantastic facility to stay at, from the rooms to the pool to the views Very clean and beautifully decorated Also, very convenient to downtown Charleston (10 minute drive), not to mention the Fish House restaurant and Patriot Point Maritime Museum, both next door within walking distance

Or, you can take the water taxi directly from the hotel pier to downtown CharlestonA few downers were the apparent lack of enough towels, both in our room and at the pool Also, the mini fridge in our room was extremely mini, not really able to fit much at all, and never really got cold A small microwave in the room would’ve been nice too Still, we would definitely go back

matt m

It’s a good hotel The gate at the front so annoying The brown from the balcony is so good

The hot tub wasn’t working when we were there unfortunately The pool is big so there’s plenty of room to swim around A bar near the pool for drinks They will let you take bikes out and ride around which is cool Not really a beach just a patch of grass with sand on top of it The best part is the little robot who roams the lobby

16. Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Waterfront (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern riverfront hotel is a 14-minute walk from City Marina and a 1.2-mile drive from shopping on King Street.Contemporary rooms offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, plus desks, microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Some rooms feature water views and balconies, while suites add living spaces and pull-out sofas. Some suites offer whirlpool tubs.Social spaces include a living room-style lobby and an outdoor courtyard with a fire pit, plus a restaurant serving breakfast. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and an exercise room, plus a business center, meeting space and free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min drive to the Charleston Museum
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large but unclean
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests liked the friendly, professional service
  • Guests mentioned “Fire pit” 11 times
  • Guests praised the water views
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

jahi gyenyame

Unfortunately, this the second time I stayed here but sorry to say it will be my last Service has gotten extremely poor!!!There no cleaning service to the room and it was never discuss online with my reservation nor at check in We had to call the desk get clean towels

If you are not going to provide those service, guest should know upfront Also, prices have gone down but it up and we get less!!! 🤔 Are kidding me???I thought Marriott was better but it standard have fallen Definitely not worth the money 💰 Ok the staff acted like they did not care too! I’m done!

Sonia Tuttle

Our stay was wonderful Staff were friendly and very accommodating Every thing was sparkling clean and fresh

The room was excellent, including the bed Breakfast at the Bistro was so delicious, with healthy choices The veiw of all the boats in the marina was spectacular I snapped lots of photos to use for some future paintingsThank you for making our stay so special

Karen Hampton

The outdoor deck on the water made this city hotel almost feel like a resort And you are truly only 5 mins from anywhere in the city – we were visiting The Citadel The location is great for driving since it’s literally on a highway ramp

The whole “u-turn” experience was a bit novel, though! Note that because this hotel is on a highway, there is absolutely no way to walk to anything Overall nice experience and would definitely stay here again

17. Hotel Bella Grace (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 117 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401
  • Phone: (843) 990-7500
  • Ratings: 4.4 (206 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Hotel Bella Grace
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Stylish hotel in a 19th-century mansion with a seafood restaurant & a fitness room.

About this hotel

In a mansion dating from 1830, this sophisticated hotel is a 12-minute walk from Historic Charleston City Market and 1 mile from Joe Riley Waterfront Park.Featuring foxed mirrored accents, patterned wallpaper and artwork, the stylish rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges, microwaves, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Suites add kitchenettes; some have pull-out sofas or balconies.Amenities include an upscale seafood restaurant and a fitness room, as well as a meeting room.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • Guests liked the rooms, which have microwaves
  • Walking distance to the Charleston Museum and Aiken-Rhett House Museum

Feedback From Real Customers

Dennis Liu

We wanted a nice and conveniently located hotel in the Charleston historic district for our getaway As Sheraton/Marriott members with a free night available this was a no brainerThe hotel is in the middle of everything, so walking to the many fine historic sights, restaurants and bars was easy

The hotel was very nicely decorated and well maintained The staff we dealt with were very nice and helpful for tips on the area The rooms were roomy, clean and comfortable considering the buildings narrow architecture common to the districtThis hotel is also animal friendly and the staff all wanted to greet our puppyThere is a $150 deposit for dogs which is refunded at end of stay to cover any damages Luckily Ali was well behaved and didn’t eat the curtains or furnitureThere is also a $40 valet parking fee which is pretty much necessary since there are no parking lots and a metered spot was not of any interestSo it was worth it to usWe would definitely stay here again

Michelle Sack-Morris

So my husband and I decided to visit Charleston for our 20 year anniversary and we absolutely loved it We are those wild and crazy kids still that just “wing it” We stayed on East Bay Street our first night and then decided it we needed a little more amenities and space so my husband found the Belle Grace Hotel

From the moment we stepped on the property the valet Brian and the general manager Robyn made us feel like instant family! ( and I mean the good kind 😂) We couldn’t check in right away because we were a little early but they took care of our bags and gave us great recommendations of places to see while our room was prepared By the time we got back Brian had all of our bags in our room and my left over High Cotton dessert from the night before in the refrigerator We celebrated with a bottle of wine they had for us and Evian water for our coffee in the morningWe stayed in the penthouse suite and had a gorgeous balcony to spend the evening and mornings Church bells from across the street played hymns for us a couple times a day about 9 am and in the evening Loved it!!My husband had bought a beautiful diamond necklace for me as a surprise and the manager even placed it in the managers safe for us until he could give it to me the next day He had been carrying it in his back pack the whole trip! They were awesome keeping it a surprise for himEveryone in this hotel is the definition of “hospitality” Thank you Robyn and the entire staff at Bella Grace You made it a very special trip for this very much in love couple

Greg Sinko

My wife and I stayed here last weekend The hotel’s location is great – walking distance to the harbor tour docks and walking distance to a lot of nice restaurants and bars The rooms are modern and very clean

Service was top notch The valets and front desk associates were very nice and responsive Robyn is awesome and took great care of us, including handling a reservation snafu Highly recommended

18. Tides Folly Beach (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 1 Center St, Folly Beach, SC 29439
  • Phone: (843) 588-6464
  • Ratings: 4.3 (2927 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Tides Folly Beach
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Trendy, oceanfront hotel featuring bright, modern rooms, an outdoor pool & a seafood restaurant.

About this hotel

Off South Carolina Highway 171, this modern, beachfront hotel is a minute’s walk from the Folly Beach Fishing Pier and 2 miles from Folly Beach County Park.The stylish, contemporary rooms have balconies or patios (most with ocean views), as well as free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and coffeemakers. Room service is available.Amenities include an outdoor heated pool and a 24-hour gym. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at an oceanfront, seafood restaurant. There’s also a pier restaurant/bar and a poolside coffee shop. Free parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • 14 min drive to Morris Island Light
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Patio” 28 times
  • Guests praised the lobby
  • Guests liked the ocean views

Feedback From Real Customers

Jackie Rodgers

For the price I thought the accommodations would have been a lot nicer The pool was very dirty I paid almost 1400 dollars for them to do my daughter’s wedding on the beach

All we got was 20 chairs, an arch for the couple to stand under and the officiator The arch was not decorated with anything We were told after we got there that we had to furnish the decorations Very disappointed We also had a hard time finding a restaurant that would accommodate our group of 14 We were turned away by all the ones close to the hotel even the Blu at the hotel Thumbs up to The Crab Shack Thank you guys for welcoming our entire family The food was great and the service was awesome This was the only restaurant in the area that would accommodate us

Andrea Montanaro

I can’t say enough good things about this place! I had my wedding there and literally everyone at the hotel who I came into contact with was so pleasant and fun to be with! They treated my whole family like their own family The food is outstanding and Tina, at the pool bar plus all other staff involved in my wedding were so awesome and attentive to me and my family our whole stay! And all the bars and great restaurants within walking distance are a huge plus love this place and will definitely be going back soon!

Lorraine Smith

We came here for a long weekend on our honeymoon The room was clean and the service was great Some of the fixtures looked a little rusty but it was not totally unexpected for a beach front room

Overall our experience was fantastic We rented umbrella lounge chairs each day and it was definitely worth it It was super convenient, all we had to do was sit on a lounge chair and someone came over to us to rent the chairs We didn’t need to reserve ahead of time or anything I would definitely stay here again and would recommend to friends and family

19. Wentworth Mansion (5-star hotel)

  • Address: 149 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401
  • Phone: (843) 853-1886
  • Ratings: 4.7 (330 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Wentworth Mansion
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Elegant quarters with whirlpool tubs in a posh hotel offering a refined restaurant & a luxe spa.

About this hotel

Set in a grand 19th-century mansion on landscaped grounds, this posh hotel in historic downtown Charleston is a mile from I-26 and Fort Sumter, a Civil War landmark.Elegant rooms with period details offer complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, plus fireplaces, minifridges with free non-alcoholic drinks, and 2-person whirlpool tubs. Suites add living rooms; some have sunrooms. An opulent upgraded suite features Italian chandeliers and plush furnishings.Complimentary amenities include cooked breakfast, afternoon wine and snacks, evening chocolates and drinks, and parking. There’s also a refined restaurant and a luxe spa.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • Walking distance to the City Market and Gibbes Museum of Art
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the refined restaurant
  • Guests mentioned concierges 12 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Joseph Brown

Cannot say enough good things about the Wentworth Mansion Truly a place that understands hospitality and fully embraces their role The staff are passionate about the property and fully invested in sharing the history of the mansion and Charleston too

Many of the staff members have family ties going back generations that bring a richness to your visit Disney makes a lot of money teaching “The Disney Way” but those seeking the best in guest relations are far better served by a visit to the Wentworth Mansion Fantastic experience Looking forward to enjoying time with them again!

Sophie E.

My husband and I booked this trip sporadically before he was set to deploy Because of that, we decided to go all out with it The staff from start to finish were absolutely amazing

We were greeted and escorted around everywhere in the mansion, and the food and drinks offered throughout the day are superb! Breakfast in the mornings are cooked in Circa 1886, starting the day off perfect and very full afterwards Each morning was delicious and our waitress was amazing We booked an “experience” with John and got to ride in a 1928 Ford Coupe Model A back in the rumble-seat while he gave a us a tour of the town, explaining it’s history and comparing photographs, topping it off with some drinks in the park! Our room was phenomenal and the history of it alone was incredible! At the top of the mansion is a cupola that used to serve as a fire watch tower and gives beautiful views of the entire city Every night they would put cards outside your room with the times to go up during sunrise and sunset We can’t wait to go back!

stephanie davis

We’ve been going to Charleston for the past 4 years on a regular basis, and have tried most of the hotels This is the 4th time we’ve stayed at the Wentworth, and its a lovely hotel, nice staff, beautiful setting and location, and nice easy parking But it just doesn’t seem like a 5 star hotel to me

Surprisingly, other hotels, like the Bennett are rated 4 stars, and their rooms, housekeeping, service are better It has been a sentimental place for us, but it will be the last time we stay there Examples: we wanted box lunches for a tour they booked They couldn’t accommodate, and the recommendation they gave us was closed the day we needed the boxed lunch Housekeeping was very average Blinds weren’t opened when the room was cleaned Not enough towels were left We ran out of conditioner Once I asked, we had plenty of towels, so staff does try to please They just aren’t trained at a 5 star level

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