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Where to stay in Charleston

If you're a first time visitor to Charleston, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the hotels may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about neighborhoods and places to stay in Charleston.

What's the best area of Charleston to stay?

The top mentioned neighborhoods and areas that people talk about in and around Charleston are:

Here's what Trippy members had to say:

"If you've done the downtown thing, and want to tour the plantations mostly and enjoy that stroll at your own pace kind of touring, then you'll want to find a spot in West Ashley or Mt Pleasant."  See More

"Of course you must ride through downtown Charleston Historic District to see the magnificent old homes."  See More

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What are some good hotels in Charleston?

Depending on the neighborhood you choose, you may want to research hotels in the area. If you'd rather start with the most recommended hotels in Charleston, here's a list to get you started.

Here's what Trippy members had to say about hotels:

"You should plan cocktails on the rooftop of Vendue Inn, not sure if you can make reservations, so just plan on going early in the afternoon for ten people."  See More

"The Mills House Hotel is right in the center of everything."  See More

"If you want a smaller place I'd recommend the Andrew Pinckney Inn and if you want a large full-service hotel I'd recommend the Francis Marion Hotel."  See More

"HOTELS - all have amazing rooftop bars: Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston, Autograph Collection The Vendue Inn Market Pavilion Hotel"  See More

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Where did you get these suggestions?

Trippy is a great resource for planning your trip because you get advice from real travelers. We suggested neighborhoods and hotels based on the recommendations of the Trippy community. This gives you a quick overview, but if you're looking to do more research, here are some of the questions that we used to find this information.

profile  Colleen Mahan from Opelika asked:
Where to stay, eat and best live music venues in Charleston?  (2 answers)

profile  Heidi Blanke from Wisconsin asked:
Where to stay in Charleston?  (5 answers)

profile  Melondie Sullivan from Dry Ridge asked:
Best hotels to honeymoon at in Charleston,  (4 answers)

profile  Brett Snyder from Long Beach asked:
Newbie in Charleston, How to Spend an Afternoon  (5 answers)

What if I plan my trip around food?

If you're a foodie or just love to eat when you travel, you might decide to stay in a hotel close to a restaurant you want to try. Here are some places to eat in Charleston.

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What if I don't have a car?

Maybe you're looking for a happening area with lots to see and do, or you want to be walking distance from tourist attractions. Check out some of these places and see there's a hotel nearby.

Want to research more popular attractions in Charleston? Click the blue button below.

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Where can I find out more about Charleston?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Charleston locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Charleston.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

Flying into Charleston? There is one major airport for commercial flights. Find international, domestic, and local airports in Charleston.

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