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Featured Motels in Charleston

Days Inn by Wyndham Charleston Historic District
2 out of 5
155 Meeting St, Charleston, SC
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The price is $76 per night

Located in Charleston Historic District, this motel is steps from Gibbes Museum of Art and Charleston City Market. Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal and Waterfront ...

3.6/5Good! (1,185 reviews)

"I was apprehensive after reading some of the reviews. After check-in and getting into the room, I realized those reviews were likely just from generally unhappy people. The room was very clean, did NOT smell like mildew, and the staff is INCREDIBLE!! Everyone was super friendly and helpful, from ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Charleston Historic District
Red Roof Inn North Charleston Coliseum
2 out of 5
7480 Northwoods Blvd, North Charleston, SC
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The price is $66 per night

Situated near the airport, this motel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Northwoods Mall and within 6 mi (10 km) of North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center ...

3/5 (981 reviews)

"The room was very clean and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Red Roof Inn North Charleston Coliseum
Red Roof PLUS+ Mt Pleasant - Patriots Point
2.5 out of 5
301 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC
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The price is $89 per night

Situated in the historical district, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, Patriots Point, and USS Yorktown. Shem Creek ...

3.6/5Good! (998 reviews)

"This motel is the only one I could find in the area that didn't charge an arm and a leg for pets. (I was traveling with 2 cats.) I was a little hesitant because it looks a bit 'folksy', but I was very pleasantly surprised. The rooms are all remodeled with hardwood floors and immaculately clean. I'd ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Red Roof PLUS+ Mt Pleasant - Patriots Point
Motel 6 Charleston, SC - North
1.5 out of 5
2551 Ashley Phosphate Rd, North Charleston, SC
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Situated near the airport, this motel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Northwoods Mall and within 6 mi (10 km) of Charleston Southern University and Charleston Tanger ...

3.1/5 (903 reviews)

"Worth the money! Location is good & nice eating options around."…"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Motel 6 Charleston, SC - North
Days Inn by Wyndham Mt Pleasant-Charleston-Patriots Point
2 out of 5
261 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Hwy. 17 North, Mount Pleasant, SC
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The price is $79 per night

Located in the heart of Mount Pleasant, this motel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Patriots Point and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from USS Yorktown. South Carolina Aquarium and ...

3.1/5 (988 reviews)

"The hotel is in a great location. Easy to get to the beaches, food, shopping, downtown. The lounge staff were friendly and nice. The service was poor. Trash And towels were taken but not replaced. Have to consistently go to the desk. If Covid19 was the issue. I would have like to be informed and ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Mt Pleasant-Charleston-Patriots Point
Econo Lodge Summerville
2 out of 5
110 Holiday Dr, Summerville, SC
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The price is $64 per night

Situated in a shopping district, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Nexton Square, Summerville Dorchester Museum, and Wassamassaw Community Park. White Gables ...

3/5 (205 reviews)

"Every one nice and u dont get distured by ppl outside its quiet"…"

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2020

Econo Lodge Summerville
Days Inn by Wyndham Ladson Summerville Charleston
2 out of 5
119 Gateway Drive, I-26 Exit 203, Ladson, SC
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The price is $69 per night

Situated in Ladson, this motel is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Charleston Southern University and within 12 mi (20 km) of Northwoods Mall and Joint Base Charleston. ...

3.5/5Good! (704 reviews)

"Everytime we visit Charleston we stay here. Its clean and nice. Covid had the pool closed on this past visit in June and our room A/C had problems. Overall though its a nice hotel. Nice location. I feel safe because they have cameras all around the building. Nice for the price. Will visit again."…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Ladson Summerville Charleston
Rodeway Inn
2 out of 5
2311 Ashley Phosphate Rd, North Charleston, SC
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The price is $55 per night

Situated near the airport, this motel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Northwoods Mall and within 6 mi (10 km) of North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center ...

2.8/5 (830 reviews)

"The lady in the office was awesome! Nothing to complian about. Great service good breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2020

Rodeway Inn
Days Inn by Wyndham Goose Creek
2 out of 5
1430 Redbank Rd, Off I-26, Exit 205B, Goose Creek, SC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $61 per night

Situated in Goose Creek, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark, Charleston Southern University, and Wannamaker County Park. ...

3.3/5 (801 reviews)

"Nice rooms. Friendly service. Cant understand the people that clean the room's but its fine."…"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Goose Creek
Motel 6 Charleston, SC - South
2 out of 5
2058 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC
Free Cancellation
The price is $76 per night

Situated near the airport, this motel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Citadel Mall and within 6 mi (10 km) of North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center and ...

3.3/5 (501 reviews)

"The rom was clean, the staff was nice and the water pressure was excellent"…"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2020

Motel 6 Charleston, SC - South
Quality Inn Mt. Pleasant - Charleston
2.5 out of 5
310 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant, SC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $80 per night

Located in the heart of Mount Pleasant, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, Patriots Point, and USS Yorktown. Shem Creek ...

3.6/5Good! (997 reviews)

"For the price its great, check in was very easy and the staff was nice and helpful. Room had both microwave and a fridge, and it was clean and pleasant to stay in. Would definitely recommend this place."…"

Reviewed on May 25, 2020

Quality Inn Mt. Pleasant - Charleston
Econo Lodge North
2.5 out of 5
7415 Northside Drive, North Charleston, SC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $67 per night

Located in the heart of North Charleston, this motel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Northwoods Mall and within 6 mi (10 km) of North Charleston Coliseum and Performing ...

2.5/5 (863 reviews)

"Very clean."…"

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2020

Econo Lodge North
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Other property types in Charleston

The Francis Marion Hotel
The Francis Marion Hotel
4 out of 5
387 King St, Charleston, SC
The price is $134 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (1,360 reviews)

"Excellent location, excellent hotel, very good room."…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

The Francis Marion Hotel
Hyatt Place Charleston/Historic District
Hyatt Place Charleston/Historic District
3.5 out of 5
560 King Street, Charleston, SC
The price is $135 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (983 reviews)

"very satisfied, given the circumstances of this pandemic we’re all fighting"…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Hyatt Place Charleston/Historic District
Cambria Hotel Charleston Riverview
Cambria Hotel Charleston Riverview
3 out of 5
84 Ripley Point Dr, Charleston, SC
The price is $107 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (368 reviews)

"Very clean and well kept. Can not see the river at all from this property. Pool is very small, but nice. Breakfast and drinks were very overpriced. Center location to most places. Nice hotel, but for the money will stay somewhere else in Charleston next time."…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Cambria Hotel Charleston Riverview
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Charleston Motels for the Frugal Traveler

You can select from 16 low-priced motels in Charleston among the more than 2658 hotels and other accommodations. When you pick one of these budget-friendly accommodations, there might not be abundant amenities like you'd find at a traditional hotel but you'll save more money for your trip.

By saving on your room price, you can enjoy more of the attractions in Charleston. Not-to-be-missed sights include Charleston City Market, Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal, and Waterfront Park.

Fun fact: The word "motel" was coined in 1925 by the owner of the Milestone Mo-Tel in San Luis Obispo, California. Often just a story or two, motel properties usually have exterior corridors overlooking the parking lot or an outdoor pool.

Listed below are some of our customers' best-rated Charleston motels available to book:

Red Roof Inn North Charleston Coliseum

  • Stay within a 10-minute drive of Charleston Tanger Outlets and North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center.
  • Enjoy access to the laundry facilities, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Mt Pleasant - Patriots Point

  • An outdoor pool and free WiFi are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a flat-screen TV.
  • You'll be located within a 5-minute drive of Patriots Point and USS Yorktown.

Days Inn by Wyndham Charleston Historic District

  • Enjoy access to the restaurant and outdoor pool, as well as room amenities like free WiFi.
  • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Charleston City Market and Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal.

Motel 6 Charleston North SC

  • It's located within a 10-minute drive of Charleston Tanger Outlets and North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center.
  • An outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking are available during your stay.

Days Inn by Wyndham Goose Creek

  • Stay within a 20-minute drive of Charleston Tanger Outlets and North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center.
  • Enjoy access to the business center, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.

Things to Do in Charleston

Check out the prominent churches and enjoy the top-notch restaurants in this historical area while you're sightseeing. People who've visited Charleston love its shops, university life, and museums.

Here are some popular places:

  • Charleston City Market
  • Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal
  • Waterfront Park

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Charleston Waterfront Park
  • Riverfront Park
  • Isle of Palms County Park

You'll find these family-friendly attractions:

  • South Carolina Aquarium
  • Blackbeard's Cove Family Fun Park
  • Frankie's Fun Park

Charleston is also known for its:

  • Tours
  • Architecture
  • Bars

Best Time to Visit Charleston

Determine the optimal time to visit Charleston by reviewing the seasonal weather details below:
  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and December are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 68° F and nighttime temperatures average 42° F
  • April-June: 87° F is the daytime average and 55° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 88° F and nighttime averages are around 68° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 78° F during the day and 43° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 44.41 inches in a year

How to Get to Charleston and Around the Area

Charleston Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Charleston, SC (CHS-Charleston Intl.) Airport 9.4 mi (15.1 km)
Charleston Station Train Station 7.5 mi (12.1 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Charleston?
By saving on your room price, you can enjoy more of the attractions in Charleston. Not-to-be-missed sights include Charleston City Market, Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal, and Waterfront Park.
What are motels like?
At most motels, you’ll often find an outdoor pool and a free parking spot. When you stay at a motel, you’ll usually access your room from an outside corridor overlooking the parking lot. The word “motel” was coined in 1925 in San Luis Obispo, California by the owner of the Milestone Mo-Tel.
What are the best motels in Charleston?
Days Inn by Wyndham Charleston Historic District: Stay within a 5-minute drive of Charleston City Market and Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal. Enjoy access to the restaurant, free WiFi, and bar. Days Inn by Wyndham Mt Pleasant-Charleston-Patriots Point: Free breakfast, free WiFi, and a seasonal outdoor pool are available during your stay. It’s located within a quick 3-minute drive of Patriots Point. Red Roof Inn North Charleston Coliseum: Enjoy access to the laundry facilities, and freebies including WiFi and parking. Stay within a 10-minute drive of North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center and Charleston Southern University. Days Inn by Wyndham Ladson Summerville Charleston: It’s located within a short 7-minute drive of Charleston Southern University. A seasonal outdoor pool along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay. Red Roof PLUS+ Mt Pleasant - Patriots Point: Stay within a quick 3-minute drive of Patriots Point. Enjoy access to the outdoor pool and free WiFi, as well as room amenities like a flat-screen TV.
What things can I to do in Charleston?
Check out the prominent churches and enjoy the lively bars in this historical area while you’re sightseeing. People visiting Charleston love its shops, college atmosphere, and restaurants. Some popular places to visit include Charleston City Market, Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal, and Waterfront Park. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Charleston Waterfront Park, Riverfront Park, and Isle of Palms County Park. You’ll find these family-friendly attractions: USS Yorktown, Patriots Point, and South Carolina Aquarium.
What's the weather like in Charleston?
The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 80°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 53°F. Average annual rainfall for Charleston is 44 inches.
How can I get around Charleston?
Fly into Charleston Intl. Airport (CHS), which is located 9.4 mi (15.1 km) away. If you’d like to explore around the area, consider renting a car to take in more sights.

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