Choose dates to view prices

The Ryder Hotel

Photo gallery for The Ryder Hotel

Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of The Ryder Hotel

The Ryder Hotel

3.5 star property

8.4/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
237 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC, 29401-1609

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCongregation Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim2 min walk
  • Popular LocationPort of Charleston Cruise Terminal10 min walk
  • Popular LocationWaterfront Park12 min walk
  • AirportCharleston, SC (CHS-Charleston Intl.)22 min drive

Room options

About this area


The Ryder Hotel is located in Charleston Historic District, a neighborhood in Charleston with good shopping. Charleston City Market and Gibbes Museum of Art are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal and Harborage at Ashley Marina. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at TD Arena or Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park.

What's nearby

  • Congregation Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim - 2 min walk
  • St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church - 2 min walk
  • Marion Square - 6 min walk
  • Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal - 10 min walk
  • Waterfront Park - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Charleston Station - 16 min drive
  • Charleston Intl. Airport (CHS) - 22 min drive


  • Hyman's Seafood - 1 min walk
  • Clerks Coffee Company - 3 min walk
  • Hank's Seafood - 4 min walk
  • Meeting at Market - 2 min walk
  • Callie's Hot Little Biscuit - 5 min walk

About this property

The Ryder Hotel

3.5-star hotel revitalized in 2021 and located near Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal
Located close to Charleston City Market, The Ryder Hotel provides a poolside bar, a coffee shop/cafe, and a bar. Free WiFi in public areas is available to all guests, along with a 24-hour gym and a restaurant.
You'll also find perks like:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), free bicycle rentals, and valet parking (surcharge)
  • An elevator, a 24-hour front desk, and concierge services
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the helpful staff and location
Room features
All 91 rooms have comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, in addition to perks like laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning. Guests reviews speak well of the clean rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Pillowtop mattresses and rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and shower/tub combinations
  • 55-inch flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, housekeeping, and desks

Awards and affiliations

The Ryder Hotel is listed in the 2022 Condé Nast Traveler Hot List.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Covered valet parking on site (USD 45 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Daily cooked-to-order breakfast available 8:00 AM–10:30 AM for a fee: USD 6–18 per person
  • A bar/lounge
  • A coffee shop/cafe
  • A poolside bar
  • A restaurant
  • Coffee and tea in common areas

Things to do

  • 24-hour gym
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Fenced pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)


  • 24-hour front desk

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping on request

Business services

  • Meeting room


  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Hardwood flooring
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicles
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • Communal living room
  • Renovated entire property - April 2021
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)


  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels


  • 55-inch flat-screen TV with premium digital channels

Food and drink

  • 24-hour room service
  • Champagne service


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Laptop workspace
  • Safe

Similar properties

See similar properties



Check-in from 4 PM - 2 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 100 per accommodation, per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
2 per room (up to 88 lbs per pet)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per day
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: USD 29 per accommodation, per night. This fee does not apply to children under 18 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: approximately USD 6–18 per person
  • Covered valet parking fee: USD 45 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Property is also known as

King Charles Inn
King Charles Inn
The Ryder Hotel Hotel
The Ryder Hotel Charleston
The Ryder Hotel Hotel Charleston

Frequently asked questions

Does The Ryder Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at The Ryder Hotel?

As of Mar 23, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Ryder Hotel on Apr 9, 2023 start from $278.8, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is The Ryder Hotel pet-friendly?

Yes, this hotel allows dogs (limit 2 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 88 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 100 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at The Ryder Hotel?

Valet parking is available for USD 45 per night.

What time is check-in at The Ryder Hotel?

Check-in is from 4 PM - 2 AM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at The Ryder Hotel?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is The Ryder Hotel located?

Located in Charleston Historic District, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Shops at Charleston Place and Charleston City Market. Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal and College of Charleston are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Ryder Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Ryder Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Ryder Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.



Very Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 220 out of 387 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 57%
Rating 8 - Good. 88 out of 387 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 23%
Rating 6 - Okay. 48 out of 387 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 12%
Rating 4 - Poor. 17 out of 387 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 4%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 14 out of 387 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Extremely clean; staff very attentive to any needs; walking distance to everything.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Loved the decoration, the lobby, the pool and bar were fabulous, and the location was right in the heart of the historic city.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

4/10 Poor


Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Not accommodating, rooms were basic, hotel was loud and inconvenient in the layout for the rooms.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent

Jennifer Cundiff

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2023

4/10 Poor


Traveled with partner
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
brown paper covering the hall floor. Had to carry our own luggage up a flight of stairs.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2023

6/10 Okay


Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We had three rooms at the hotel, and still the staff gave us a hard time to check out late from just one room. The Maitre’d at the coffee shop was extremely rude and not hospitable to me and My guests. The hotel is difficult to access with luggage since the elevator is at the back of the property. Not well planned in terms of Accessibility.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

6/10 Okay


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Being renovated. Adequate but not nice
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2023

4/10 Poor

Doreen A, Forest Hills

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
The adjoining restaurant - the little palm charged us $48 for breakfast. Beware the Ryder adds on $30 per day and calls it a daily resort fee. It's a NO RETURN a for us.
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2023

6/10 Okay


Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Amenities
Room thermostat did not work. Elevator did it go to lobby floor.No small refrigerator in room. Staff did not explain or provide any quick reference sheet to any of the amenities upon arrival.
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2023

4/10 Poor


Traveled with family
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I rented two rooms. The rooms were not made up at least one night each (not even the beds). The pool area was under constant construction. The walls were thin and the door were loud. We found a condom from the previous guest. Not what we expected from the cost of the rooms.
Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2023

General hotel information

Reasons to Book
Outdoor Pool & Great Location
Star Rating
Nearest Airport
Charleston, SC (CHS-Charleston Intl.)
237 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC