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Ushering in a wave of new design hotels in Charleston, Emeline welcomed its first guests on July 1, 2020. The property, located in the heart of historic downtown Charleston, makes the perfect home base for exploring the city on foot — though, with its spacious king rooms and radiant lobby, coffee shop, and restaurant, you may choose to stay put.

What You Need to Know

The Look of Emeline

It's All in the Details

Inspired by its low country environs, Emeline combines handsome dark woods, rich cream backdrops, and deep green velvet upholsteries. Lush local flora and historic found objects dot the expansive lobby and common areas. Spacious rooms and suites balance retro-chic — think record players with custom vinyl soundtracks — with top-notch modern amenities.  

The Vibe at Emeline 

Emeline’s spacious lobby, courtyard, Clerks Coffee Company, and wood-fired eatery and bar, Frannie & The Fox, make for a buzzing, welcoming atmosphere on the ground level. Emeline is also very dog-friendly, so expect to see a few four-legged friends passing through the lobby.

During the day, grab a latté and catch up on work or conversation with friends. In the evening, join the lively crowd at Frannie & The Fox, and be sure to try one of their delicious wood-fired pizzas, like the seasonal butternut squash with provolone piccante, garlic cream, sage, and rosemary. 

Who Will Love Emeline

Couples and friend groups of any age, dog owners traveling with their 40-pound-max companions, and families with older children will all love it here.

Who Might Not Love Emeline

Families with younger children and travelers who prefer a more traditional, low-key stay should seek alternate accommodations. 

Best Amenity at Emeline

The best in-room amenity is easily the wonderfully cushy king beds. The wood-fired pizzas are also noteworthy. We also love the stylish outdoor courtyard and the Nook, a common space on every floor where guests can enjoy complimentary water and fresh fruit. 

Money Matters

What's Included at Emeline

Rates include wifi and access to the fitness center, courtyard, greenhouse, and all common areas. Canine guests receive complimentary CBD or regular treats upon request.  

Extra Fees & Costs You Should Know About at Emeline

Local taxes amount to 23%, while the destination fee is under $3. Valet parking is also available for $45 per night. If you’re traveling with pets (Emeline allows two dogs up to 40 pounds per room), a cleaning fee of $100 will be added to your stay.

How to Get a Deal at Emeline

Check Emeline’s offers page for the latest deals. As of publication, suite reservations come with a free bottle of bubbly and a cheese plate. Guests who book the “Linger Longer” can score a fifth night free. Residents of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia can also take advantage of the "Locals Only" offer (20% off the hotel's best available rates).

Getting There

In the Neighborhood of Emeline

Emeline is right across the street from the Charleston City Market, featuring over 40 local businesses selling everything from small-batch hot sauce to hand-woven baskets. Top tourist attractions like Rainbow Row and Joe Riley Waterfront Park are within short walking distance. Plenty of bars, restaurants, and shops dot the blocks surrounding Emeline. No matter which way you turn, you’re bound to stroll down a street brimming with Charleston charm.

Nearest Airport to Emeline

Charleston International Airport in North Charleston is a 20-minute drive, or an hour-long bus ride away.

Nearest Public Transportation to Emeline 

The Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH), Charleston’s free trolley system, stops a block away on North Market Street.

The Bottom Line

Emeline’s prime location, spacious king rooms with thoughtful amenities, and vibrant common spaces make for an ideal Holy City getaway.

It's All in the Details