Looking for a great boutique hotel in Charleston? Check out TravelMag.com’s top value picks!
Our hotel team has analyzed the best boutique hotels in the city across various price categories, comparing amenities and assessing client reviews from the past 24 months. Those with the best value were selected for inclusion on our list of the city’s best places to stay.
From $259/ night
Market Pavilion Hotel might be small, but it has big city amenities. With its rooftop bar and pool (which has a mosaic bottom), luxe guest rooms, and freshly-baked continental breakfasts, visitors want for nothing. An on-site steakhouse, Grill 225, serves up succulent steaks and seafood. Elegant guests rooms feature marble baths, sitting areas, and turndown service. Ask about which suites include access to the concierge parlor, where you can snack on heavy hors d’oeuvres.
THE VENDUE ART HOTEL
From $259/ night
Art aficionados will appreciate The Vendue, which is housed in a group of historic warehouses. More than 300 pieces of original art grace the property, and the hotel also has an artist in residence. No two rooms are alike, but each features antique or period reproduction furniture. Three on-site restaurants range from a casual coffee shop to a seasonally and locally-inspired full service restaurant.
From $369/ night
Located in the legendary King Street historical district, this community-minded hotel is comprised of five mixed-use buildings. The décor mixes classic Southern charm with easy sophistication, and public spaces include a spa, a rooftop restaurant, a library (with an honor bar), a coffee shop, a retail shop, and a pool area that offers some of the best views in the city. All suites have smart televisions, personal iPads, breakfast baskets, and custom art by the hotel’s artist-in-residence.
FRENCH QUARTER INN
From $269/ night
Amenities abound at the elegant French Quarter Inn. In the heart of Charleston’s historic market area, the hotel offers complimentary bicycle rentals, and an evening wine and cheese reception with freshly-baked cookies. Guests are sure to get a sound night’s sleep by choosing from the hotel’s pillow menu, which offers choices such as buckwheat, hypoallergenic and Swedish massage. All rooms come with 40” flat screens, Blu-Ray DVD players, a mini fridge, and oversized bathrooms with robes.
ZERO GEORGE STREET
From $299/ night
Southern sophistication with a contemporary twist is the mood at Zero George Street. Texture is important here, as evidenced by the woven rugs, layered beddings, period millwork, and linen fabrics in each guest room. Outdoor piazzas and gardens with stunning architectural backdrops provide the perfect scene for a leisurely stroll. Included with your stay is a continental breakfast in the morning, and wine and cheese pairing in the evening.