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Sleep Inn & Suites Cross Lanes - South Charleston
2.5 out of 5
15 Goff Crossing Drive, Cross Lanes, WV
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The price is $101 per night from Nov 27 to Nov 28
4.7/5Exceptional! (414 reviews)

"Hotel was very clean and quiet. The staff was pleasant and helpful. With the pandemic going on felt very confident that they were following all guidelines. Close and convenient to restaurants and freeway. Definitely would stay again at this hotel."…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

Sleep Inn & Suites Cross Lanes - South Charleston
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Charleston
2.5 out of 5
402 2nd Ave, SW, South Charleston, WV
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The price is $87 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27
4.5/5Wonderful! (140 reviews)

"The front desk was polite and professional. My room was clean and in perfect order. It is always a pleasure to stay at Marriott hotels"…"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2020

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Charleston
Wyndham Garden Cross Lanes Charleston
2.5 out of 5
102 Racer Dr, Cross Lanes, WV
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The price is $69 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
4.3/5Excellent! (1,143 reviews)

"The rooms were clean and the beds comfy!!! We spent an evening in the bar and although the food choice was limited to wings the bartender was fantastic!!! My only complaint with this hotel was the young man working the front desk. He was not friendly or welcoming and as the first impression of the ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

Wyndham Garden Cross Lanes Charleston
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Four Points by Sheraton Charleston
3 out of 5
600 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV
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The price is $87 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27
4.2/5Excellent! (992 reviews)

"On the river grab and go breakfast on the river grab and go breakfast"…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Four Points by Sheraton Charleston
Embassy Suites Charleston
3.5 out of 5
300 Court St, Charleston, WV
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The price is $127 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27
4.2/5Very Good! (983 reviews)
Glad to find an Embassy Suite

"I always know Embassy Suites will be perfect for our family. A special thank you to the people working the breakfast buffet. Not easy in a time of COVID."…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2020

Embassy Suites Charleston
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Charleston WV
2 out of 5
600 Second Avenue, South Charleston, WV
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The price is $67 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
4.1/5Very Good! (824 reviews)

"Everyone was friendly and courteous. The room was very neat and clean. The grab and go breakfast was just water and a snack."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Charleston WV
Hampton Inn Charleston-Downtown
2.5 out of 5
1 Virginia St W, Charleston, WV
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The price is $94 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27
4.1/5Very Good! (515 reviews)

"Super nice people work here! And the breakfast offering was more than I expected under These crazy COVID times"…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

Hampton Inn Charleston-Downtown
Charleston Marriott Town Center
3.5 out of 5
200 Lee St E, Charleston, WV
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The price is $87 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27
4.1/5Very Good! (876 reviews)

"Great place to stay in Charleston. Very clean and safe. Front desk very helpful. Free shuttle service to airport and local area"…"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Charleston Marriott Town Center
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Charleston South, WV
3 out of 5
105 Alex Ln, Charleston, WV
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The price is $83 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 29
4.1/5Very Good! (959 reviews)

"Nice and clean. Beds were comfortable. Shower is powerful."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Charleston South, WV
Budget Host Inn Charleston
2 out of 5
3313 E Kanawha Blvd, Charleston, WV
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The price is $53 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27
3.7/5Good! (311 reviews)

"Very attractive red brick building. Very clean. Lovely riverfront setting. Convenient setting. It has become our regular stopover place when traveling from eastern SC to Detroit or South Bend. Such a great bargain!!! ."…"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2020

Budget Host Inn Charleston
Red Roof Inn Charleston West - Hurricane, WV
2 out of 5
500 Putnam Village Dr, Hurricane, WV
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The price is $69 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27
3.7/5Good! (554 reviews)

"We love staying here it is always clean and the staff is very friendly"…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Red Roof Inn Charleston West - Hurricane, WV
Days Inn by Wyndham Charleston East
2 out of 5
6400 Maccorkle Ave Se, Charleston, WV
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The price is $50 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
3.5/5Good! (957 reviews)

"Very friendly staff. Room nice and roomy. Clean place to stay."…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Charleston East
Super 8 by Wyndham Dunbar/Charleston Area
2 out of 5
911 Dunbar Ave, Dunbar, WV
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The price is $55 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
3.4/5 (679 reviews)
Nice room with 3 beds, hotel a little shabby.

"What attracted us here for a quick overnight stay during a long drive was the room with 3 queen beds which was perfect for our family of 5. The room itself looked renovated and was in good condition. The rest of the hotel was a little run down and not so nice. Having said that, we are considering ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Dunbar/Charleston Area
Quality Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
1010 Washington Street E, Charleston, WV
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The price is $64 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
3.4/5 (419 reviews)

"Hotel is under renovation; however they are dealing with Pandemic and renovation diligently! Stay safe!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Quality Inn & Suites
Econo Lodge Charleston Area
2.5 out of 5
1007 Dunbar Ave, Dunbar, WV
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3.3/5 (129 reviews)

"Property was undergoing remodel, so good to see some updates were being made. It was about what you can expect for the price we paid."…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2019

Econo Lodge Charleston Area
Ramada by Wyndham Charleston
2.5 out of 5
1000 Washington St E, Charleston, WV
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The price is $64 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
3.2/5 (547 reviews)

"Great customer service and clean rooms and very quiet place"…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

Ramada by Wyndham Charleston
Red Roof Inn Charleston - Kanawha City, WV
2 out of 5
100 Trueman Circle, Charleston, WV
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The price is $55 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
3.1/5 (986 reviews)

"Staff was great, Room was a little dated. Great location for me."…"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

Red Roof Inn Charleston - Kanawha City, WV
Knights Inn Charleston
1.5 out of 5
6401 Maccorkle Ave Se, Charleston, WV
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The price is $58 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27
2.8/5 (538 reviews)

"Simple basic hotel. What you would expect for price."…"

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Knights Inn Charleston
Econo Lodge Charleston East
2 out of 5
6311 MacCorkle Ave SE, Charleston, WV
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The price is $51 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
2.7/5 (261 reviews)
Need a little help

"The pillow cases were dirty. The bath towel were dirty. The bed comforter had a burn hole in it. But the fromt desk gentleman gave all new items. It was a good stay overall."…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Econo Lodge Charleston East
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Cheap Hotels in Charleston

Charleston offers cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a great getaway spot for budget travelers. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions like Charleston Town Center, Avampato Discovery Museum, and Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences.

If you're looking for affordable places to stay in Charleston, the 20 budget accommodations in the area give you plenty to choose from. These options offer competitive rates and have earned good reviews from travelers searching for a bargain:

Knights Inn Charleston East - 1.5-star motel. You'll find free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its comfortable rooms and helpful staff.

Days Inn by Wyndham Charleston East - Customers like this 2-star motel for its overall value and spacious rooms. It offers free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Charleston South - At this 2-star hotel, you can take advantage of free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Reviews mention the overall value and good location.

Four Points by Sheraton Charleston - Customers like this 3-star hotel for its good location and comfortable beds. It offers free WiFi, an indoor pool, and a restaurant.

Planning Your Trip to Charleston

Haven't settled on travel dates? Use these temperature and rainfall averages to get an idea of the best months to visit so you can maximize your time.

  • Hottest months: July, June, August, and September, with an average temperature of 84°F
  • Coldest months: January, December, February, and March, with an average temperature of 28°F
  • Rainiest months: July, May, June, and March, with an average rainfall of 4.48 inches
  • Driest months: October, January, February, and April, with an average rainfall of 3.02 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Charleston

Charleston attracts visitors with its casino gaming and major shopping area, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the local attractions that interest you most, and then fill your itinerary with activities that cost very little. Check out the area's cultural spots like Avampato Discovery Museum and Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, or hunt for bargains with some shopping at Charleston Town Center.

Charleston is also notable for its:
  • Restaurants
  • Live music
  • Theater
  • Parks
  • Entertainment
  • Museums

Getting Around Charleston

The most convenient airport is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from the city center in Charleston, WV (CRW-Yeager). If that doesn't suit your budget, you can look into flights to Beckley, WV (BKW-Raleigh County Memorial), which is 48.1 mi (77.4 km) away. To explore the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at Charleston Station or Montgomery Station.

Frequently asked questions

What is Charleston like for travelers on a budget?
Charleston offers a variety of cheap accommodations and places to visit, making it a great getaway spot for budget travelers. In addition to its well-known attractions like Charleston Town Center and Mardi Gras Casino, this destination is home to Kanawha State Forest and Drawdy Falls Roadside Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Charleston?
Based on reviews, Red Roof Inn Charleston - Kanawha City, WV is a popular 2-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Budget Host Inn Charleston and Quality Inn & Suites.
How many inexpensive hotels will I find in Charleston?
Choose a hotel that suits your wallet among Expedia’s 19 budget hotels in Charleston.
When is the best time for a budget trip to Charleston?
Weather will likely play an important role when you plan your trip to Charleston, and keep in mind that cheaper options are usually available when the weather isn’t as good. The hottest months are usually July and June with an average temp of 72°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 39°F. Average annual precipitation for Charleston is 44 inches.
What is there to see and do in Charleston?
Charleston attracts visitors with its major shopping area and fantastic dining options, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as Charleston Town Center and Mardi Gras Casino, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Take in the local culture at Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences and West Virginia State Museum, or enjoy the area’s natural beauty at Kanawha State Forest.
How can I get to Charleston and get around on a budget?
Checking out these ways to get around Charleston is a smart way to keep your trip affordable. The nearest airport is Charleston, WV (CRW-Yeager), 2.5 mi (4.1 km) away. If that doesn’t suit your budget, the next closest is 50 mi (80.5 km) away: Huntington, WV (HTS-Tri-State). Charleston might not have very many public transit choices so a car rental could be a reasonable alternative to explore the area.

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