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ShermansTravel experts know how to pick a good hotel. Whether in the budget, moderate, or luxury price range, the hotels we recommend always meet our highly selective criteria for what amounts to an unbeatable experience. We look at location, comparing the hotel to other offerings in the area; price range, determining where the hotel falls on the scale of affordability, and whether it merits the expense; and finally, experience, that all-important benchmark covering everything from aesthetics to service. We assess every aspect of the hotel experience, from beds and views to service and that indefinable thing called vibe.

Top Hotels in Charleston

Barksdale House Inn

Each of the 14 rooms in this elegantly restored cottage from 1778, have canopy beds and ... more

27 George St.
Charleston , SC
Tags: budget | editor pick | historic | traditional
Best Western Charleston Downtown

Close to downtown, this high-rise hotel offers good value in high season, with 151 bright, clean ... more

250 Spring St.
Charleston , SC
Tags: budget
Charleston Place Hotel

While the 440 rooms and suites are decked out in grand, Old South style - mahogany furniture, ... more

205 Meeting St.
Charleston , SC
Tags: luxury | expensive | swimming pool
Doubletree Guest Suites

Smack in the middle of the historic district, this chain hotel has great regional touches, such ... more

181 Church St.
Charleston , SC
Tags: family | moderate | great value | great location
French Quarter Inn

This contemporary, boutique hotel provides a respite for those tired of Charleston’s ... more

166 Church St.
Charleston , SC
Tags: moderate | great value | trendy
Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Located on a barrier island just a few miles from Charleston, accommodations at this ... more

1 Sanctuary Beach Drive
Kiawah Island , SC
Tags: luxury | family | golf | expensive | spa | tennis
Mills House Hotel

This downtown charmer, built in 1853, has a gracious interior courtyard with a fountain, an ... more

115 Meeting St.
Charleston , SC
Tags: luxury | expensive | editor pick | smart splurge
Planters Inn

Fresh from a 2008 makeover, Planters Inn's 64 rooms and suites are decorated inlight, creamy ... more

112 N. Market St.
Charleston , SC
Tags: luxury | romance
Two Meeting Street Inn

Two Meeting Street Inn is a genteel Queen Anne-style lodging, complete withoriginal Louis ... more

2 Meeting St.
Charleston , SC
Tags: luxury | expensive | historic | great location | views
Wentworth Mansion

Most of the original features of Francis Silas Rodgers' opulent French Empire estate were ... more

149 Wentworth St.
Charleston , SC
Tags: luxury | spa | historic | smart splurge | b&b

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