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Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel
4 out of 5
68 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC
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The price is $149 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
4.1/5Very Good! (545 reviews)
Good location. Would go back again.

"Location is perfect, room seemed to be renewed recently so its new, very clean and comfortable but a little noisy. We got a room beside the gym so during my stay, I woke up early due to a bang in the wall, but overall its good and would stay there again. Also they charge a for parking, $30/day that ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel
Courtyard Charleston Historic District
3 out of 5
125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC
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The price is $110 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
4.3/5Excellent! (622 reviews)

"No housekeeping, no breakfast. Of our three rooms, two had plumbing issues. One toilet overflowed twice, and the sink drained extremely slowly in another room. BUT everyone was courteous, pleasant and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Courtyard Charleston Historic District
The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel
4 out of 5
115 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC
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The price is $152 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
4.4/5Excellent! (1,155 reviews)

"Excellent location. Rooms were small and sound travelled easily from hallway and nearby rooms. Nice lobby and courtyard, but we picked this hotel mostly because of it's location and aparrent charm. The location was great, but the charm was a little lacking once you arrived in the room. May stay there ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel
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The Dewberry Charleston
5 out of 5
334 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC
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The price is $259 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4
4.7/5Exceptional! (719 reviews)

"Well done renovations and repurposed former public building into a first class hotel."…"

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2020

The Dewberry Charleston
Belmond Charleston Place
5 out of 5
205 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC
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The price is $299 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
4.8/5Exceptional! (975 reviews)

"Well located to everything. Clean and well taken care of"…"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Belmond Charleston Place
Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Historic District
3.5 out of 5
337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC
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The price is $116 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
4/5Very Good! (986 reviews)

"Historical aspect was great, rooms could be updated."…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Historic District
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 from Dec 10 to Dec 11
3.5/5Good! (1,166 reviews)

"Property was outdated but the location is excellent. Could walk to most everything. Restaurant located right out front that is open all day. Beds were very comfortable. I was handicapped so they waived the 25 dollar parking fee. This was not expected."…"

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Charleston Historic District
The Spectator Hotel
4 out of 5
67 State Street, Charleston, SC
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The price is $249 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
4.9/5Exceptional! (441 reviews)

"Excellent hotel. Top notch service, accomodations and facilities."…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

The Spectator Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront/Downtown
3 out of 5
45 Lockwood Drive, Charleston, SC
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The price is $116 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 23
4.2/5Excellent! (557 reviews)

"We had a wonderful time. Our room had a balcony and a partial water view/ courtyard view. The room was large with an ample size bath, and closet. The staff was fantastic!! Upon check in we were greeted and made to feel very welcome. Everyone we passed from wait staff, housekeeping, guest services ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront/Downtown
The Restoration
4 out of 5
75 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC
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The price is $249 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
4.7/5Exceptional! (664 reviews)

"Location was excellent and room was spacious and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

The Restoration
The Indigo Inn
2.5 out of 5
1 Maiden lane, Charleston, SC
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The price is $109 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
4.6/5Exceptional! (957 reviews)

"Cheese and wine hour is a great meet n greet! Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Free pick up n go breakfast! Centrally located. Staff emailed an itinerary so that we could plan daily sightseeing. Pet friendly! A definitely wonderful place to stay"…"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

The Indigo Inn
The Meeting Street Inn
3 out of 5
173 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC
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The price is $119 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
4.4/5Excellent! (1,249 reviews)

"The Historical decor was beautiful! Had several areas to sit outside and relax! The staff was so nice and helpful!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2020

The Meeting Street Inn
Hampton Inn Charleston - Historic District
2.5 out of 5
345 Meeting St, Charleston, SC
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The price is $109 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
4.2/5Excellent! (964 reviews)

"The property is in a great location to walk to everything. Would not recommend staying in the first floor. You here everything."…"

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Hampton Inn Charleston - Historic District
Hotel Bennett
5 out of 5
404 King St, Charleston, SC
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The price is $305 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4
4.8/5Exceptional! (224 reviews)

"Really nice rooms. Great location. Staff is okay but not exceptional."…"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

Hotel Bennett
Planters Inn
4.5 out of 5
112 N Market St, Charleston, SC
The price is $229 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
4.7/5Exceptional! (996 reviews)

"Great room, service & location!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Planters Inn
Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown
3.5 out of 5
425 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC
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The price is $83 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
4.3/5Excellent! (864 reviews)

"Awesome place to stay!! I highly recommend and I am very picky!! The free breakfast was amazing on the first day!!!!! I did not valet park and I felt comfortable parking my new vehicle on the metered parking. Very safe area."…"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown
Elliott House Inn
4 out of 5
78 Queen Street, Charleston, SC
The price is $128 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
4.1/5Very Good! (838 reviews)

"Great location, very nice room, excellent staff. Very clean and safe during Covid."…"

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

Elliott House Inn
The Francis Marion Hotel
4 out of 5
387 King St, Charleston, SC
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The price is $107 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4
4.3/5Excellent! (1,441 reviews)

"Perfect location in the middle of King Street. Easy walking to all restaurants and entertainment. Short walk to the pier and water front..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

The Francis Marion Hotel
French Quarter Inn
4 out of 5
166 Church St, Charleston, SC
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The price is $199 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
4.9/5Exceptional! (983 reviews)

"Rooms were spacious and staff was friendly and very helpful with dinner reservations at off-site resturants."…"

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2020

French Quarter Inn
Andrew Pinckney Inn
4 out of 5
40 Pinckney St, Charleston, SC
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The price is $119 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
4.4/5Excellent! (973 reviews)
Beautiful people and city

"The rooms were super nice. The staff was so helpful and pleasant. We had 2 rooms and both had amazing views. We will be returning soon."…"

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

Andrew Pinckney Inn
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Downtown Charleston, Charleston Hotel Guide

As you would expect from a major city, Charleston is filled with colorful streets, neighborhoods and communities. Downtown Charleston lies 0.6 miles away from all the excitement of Charleston's downtown area.

A popular Charleston visitor attraction is the USS Yorktown.

Marvel at the achievements of modern engineering at Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, an important bridge in the region. There are lots of hotels to choose from not too far away. The Wentworth Mansion and The Restoration are the top choices. Sit and relax on the grass and simply watch as the world spins by, play with the kids and casually admire the tranquil surroundings of Charleston Waterfront Park. You’ll also find great hotels within close range of this attraction, such as the Belmond Charleston Place and Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel.

The Days Inn Historic District is one of Downtown Charleston's more economical accommodation options.

Downtown Charleston also is home to some higher-end options, for example, the Vendue and Andrew Pinckney Inn.

Take a break from being on your feet and stock up with coffee at Einstein Bros Bagels. Pane E Vino can be a lively local haunt when night falls. Head over for a drink and get a taste of the Downtown Charleston nightlife.

Accommodation options near Downtown Charleston

If there is no available Downtown Charleston accommodation, you should also explore the hotels in Charleston, a neighborhood situated 0.6 miles southeast of central Downtown Charleston. Alternatively, you could look for a place to stay in French Quarter, another close-by suburb.

Don't forget to check out our Charleston hotels page for quality accommodation options in Downtown Charleston and beyond. If you need some inspiration about things to see and do there, you won't want to miss our Charleston vacation travel guide.

Frequently asked questions

What is Downtown Charleston like?
Downtown Charleston is a historic neighborhood known for its bar scene and stunning churches. Experience the best of Downtown Charleston with a visit to Charleston City Market, Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal, and Waterfront Park.
Where is the best place to stay in Downtown Charleston?
Based on Expedia customer reviews, Emeline is the highest ranked property in Downtown Charleston. This 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. It’s located steps from Charleston City Market. Other top choices in the neighborhood include 86 Cannon Historic Inn - Adults Only and Zero George Street.
How many hotels are there in the Downtown Charleston area?
If you’re searching for places to stay in Charleston, Expedia has something to meet your needs with 916 Downtown Charleston hotels and other accommodations to choose from.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Downtown Charleston, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel bookings are refundable if you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of check in. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might still have the option to cancel and receive a refund within 24 hours of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review the best options available in Downtown Charleston.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Downtown Charleston?
For more information about rescheduling or cancelling your trip to Downtown Charleston, click here.
What are the top things to see and do in Downtown Charleston?
For cultural attractions in Downtown Charleston, head to Mace Brown Museum of Natural History, American Theater, and PURE Theatre. Charleston City Market and Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal are also a couple of places to visit in the neighborhood. Favorite places to visit in the surrounding area include Waterfront Park, Charleston Music Hall, and South Carolina Aquarium. While you’re out sightseeing, USS Yorktown and Patriots Point are a couple of additional sights to visit in Charleston.

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