City Guide: Charleston

     Charleston has retained its past.

     It is far from a city dominated by modern high-rises, instead, it has a low skyline and tiny cobbled streets with old churches dotted alongside the roads and the horse-drawn carriages sometimes crossing the Old Town of Charleston.

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City Guide: Charleston

     Charleston has retained its past.

     It is far from a city dominated by modern high-rises, instead, it has a low skyline and tiny cobbled streets with old churches dotted alongside the roads and the horse-drawn carriages sometimes crossing the Old Town of Charleston.

     This is not a scene from an old movie, but reality in Charleston. You can see it for yourself with Booked.net hotels, from cheap hotels in Charleston to those packed with luxuries all available with maps, photos and secure forms. Check them out at Booked.net.

     Charleston is a city with nostalgia for those past days of its glorious history that today only retold in books, movies and television, but really took place in Charleston.

     Charleston received its first European ship in 1670 when English colonists settled the area. Since then Charleston has grown quickly from a colonial seaport to a big city and by 1742 it was ranked the fourth largest city in America. Charleston also achieved political and economic significance in South Carolina and served as the state capital till 1790 when capital credentials moved to Columbia. In the 19th century, Charleston thrived on agriculture with rice, cotton, indigo and some port exchanges, but shifted interests toward trade and industry.

     Today Charleston is mainly service-oriented with a wealth of world-class restaurants, hotels and night clubs. This change occurred as Charleston rose as a major tourist destination in South Carolina. It was even named a top 25 arts destination by popular American Style magazine. This is because of international Spoleto Festival that lasts for two weeks every summer and draws artists from around the world. Attractions include;

- The College of Charleston, the oldest institution in the state of South Carolina and the 13th oldest in the United States

- First Baptist Church, regarded as the oldest Baptist church in the South

- St. Mary's Catholic Church, the oldest Catholic church in the Carolinas

- Arthur Ravenel Bridge, the longest bridge in North America

     The list to be continued on your trip to Charleston, but don't be put off to associate this city only with its history. It is no stranger to the modern world, for example take a day out for dining in upscale restaurants, shopping in trendy boutiques and explore beaches and parks and afterwards have a rest in your comfortable hotel.

     You can book a hotel in Charleston easily with Booked.net.

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  • Holiday Inn Riverview

    3 star hotel
    301 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC, United States, 29407 (Map)
    3.7 - Very good
    Based on 65 reviews
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    The comfortable 3-star Holiday Inn Riverview offers modern rooms with views of the Ashley River . The building was renovated in 2012. More details

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  • Francis Marion Hotel

    3 star hotel
    387 King Street, Charleston, SC, United States, 29403 (Map)
    3.6 - Very good
    Based on 60 reviews
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    The classic Francis Marion Hotel offers 225 tastefully furnished guest rooms as well as a gift shop, parking. This European building was refurbished in 2008. More details

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  • Church Street Inn

    3 star hotel
    177 Church Street, Charleston, SC, United States, 29401 (Map)
    4.2 - Exceptional
    Based on 21 reviews
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    Church Street Inn is a 3-star elegant hotel offering luxury accommodation steps away from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Woolfe Street Playhouse and Charleston Water Taxi. More details

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  • 181 Church Street, Charleston, SC, United States, 29401 (Map)
    3.8 - Excellent
    Based on 59 reviews
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    Located in the center of Charleston, the 3-star Doubletree Guest Suites Charleston-Historic District provides visitors with spacious rooms along with barbeque grills, a ballroom. Built in 1991, the excellent hotel was renovated in 2010. More details

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  • 160 Fairchild Street, Charleston, SC, United States, 29492 (Map)
    4.1 - Excellent
    Based on 35 reviews
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    The quiet 3-star Hampton Inn Charleston-Daniel Island Sc is set in the historic district of Charleston. The building was renovated in 2006. More details

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  • Charleston Marriott

    4 star hotel
    170 Lockwood Boulevard, Charleston, SC, United States, 29403 (Map)
    4.1 - Excellent
    Based on 63 reviews
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    The stylish 4-star Charleston Marriott is a great place to stay in Charleston. Since 1979, it has been a prominent hotel in the heart of Charleston. More details

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  • 35 Lockwood Drive, Charleston, SC, United States, 29401 (Map)
    3.5 - Very good
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    The unique 3-star Courtyard Charleston Waterfront is set in the historic district of Charleston. The building was renovated in 2011. More details

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  • Market Pavilion Hotel

    4 star hotel
    225 East Bay Street , Charleston, SC, United States, 29401 (Map)
    4.0 - Excellent
    Based on 50 reviews
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    Centrally located in Charleston, the Market Pavilion Hotel is a few steps from the significant business, shopping and entertainment venues of the city. More details

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  • 4920 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC, United States, 29414 (Map)
    4.0 - Excellent
    Based on 28 reviews
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    Inn At Middleton Place is located in a natural area of Charleston in close proximity to North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center, Frankie's Fun Park and Drayton Hall. This exquisite property is 15 minutes' to Audubon Swamp Garden. More details

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  • Ansonborough Inn

    3 star hotel
    21 Hasell Street, Charleston, SC, United States, 29401 (Map)
    4.3 - Exceptional
    Based on 32 reviews
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    The charming 3-star Ansonborough Inn is set in the heart of Charleston. Founded in 1901, the hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2011. More details

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  • 237 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC, United States, 29401-1609 (Map)
    3.9 - Excellent
    Based on 79 reviews
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    Located in a historic area of Charleston, Best Western King Charles Inn is a 3-star elegant property that offers an outdoor swimming pool, a cocktail lounge. The building was renovated in 2010. More details

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  • Harbourview Inn

    4 star hotel
    2 Vendue Ranage, Charleston, SC, United States, 29401 (Map)
    4.4 - Exceptional
    Based on 65 reviews
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    Harbourview Inn is located in a market area of Charleston in close proximity to Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, Charleston Water Taxi and Philip Simmons House. Operating in Charleston since 1998, this hotel features old-style architecture as well as a rooftop terrace, a patio. More details

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  • 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC, United States, 29401 (Map)
    4.1 - Excellent
    Based on 40 reviews
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    Courtyard By Marriott Charleston Historic District is a 3-star hotel located in the center of Charleston. The business hotel was built in 1999 and renovated in 2011. More details

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  • 678 Citadel Haven Drive, Charleston, SC, United States, 29414 (Map)
    3.3 - Good
    Based on 6 reviews
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    Opposite to Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club, Charleston RIverdogs and All Good Tours LLC, the business Hampton Inn & Suites Charleston-West Ashley offers a golf course, a courtyard and an outdoor swimming pool. Founded in 2000, the hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2009. More details

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  • 345 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC, United States, 29403 (Map)
    3.9 - Excellent
    Based on 77 reviews
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    The hotel Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District provides good lodging in Charleston. Built in 1992, the modern hotel was renovated in 2007. More details

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  • 90 Ripley Point Drive, Charleston, SC, United States, 29407 (Map)
    4.5 - Exceptional
    Based on 54 reviews
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    The welcoming Residence Inn Charleston Downtown/Riverview offers breathtaking views of Charleston from many spacious guestrooms. Founded in 2000, the hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2007. More details

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  • 115 Meeting St.;Po Box 1013, Charleston, SC, United States (Map)
    3.9 - Excellent
    Based on 69 reviews
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    The excellent Holiday Inn Charleston Mills House is rated 3 stars and provides visitors with a fitness room, a sundeck and live entertainment. Since 1853, it has been a prominent hotel in the historic center of Charleston. More details

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  • 45 Lockwood Drive, Charleston, SC, United States, 29401
    2.4 - Average
    Based on 1 reviews
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    Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Downtown, Waterfront is a worthy example of 3-star hotels in Charleston offering comfortable guestrooms overlooking the Ashley River . Major Charleston attractions, such as The Robert Ivey Ballet, The Citadel and Philip Simmons House are located nearby. More details

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  • 425 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC, United States, 29401 (Map)
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    The hotel Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown provides good lodging in Charleston. The hotel is set in close vicinity of The Black Fedora, Charleston Waterfront Park and Unitarian Church in Charleston. More details

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  • The Spectator Hotel

    4 star hotel
    67 State Street, Charleston, SC, United States, 29401
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    The 4-star Spectator Hotel provides ideal lodging in historic Charleston. The property is located in a market of Charleston, close to Rockome Gardens, Meadowview Golf Course. More details

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  • Hampton Inn Riverview

    3 star hotel
    11 Ashley Pointe Dr, 29407, Charleston, South Carolina, Usa, Charleston, SC, United States (Map)
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    The 3-star Hampton Inn Riverview offers fine accommodation in Charleston. 20 minutes away from The Citadel, Aiken-Rhett House and Marion Square. More details

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  • 337 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC, United States, 29403 (Map)
    3.4 - Very good
    Based on 42 reviews
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    Located in the theater district, Embassy Suites Charleston - Historic Charleston offers tasteful rooms and a courtyard, an outdoor swimming pool. The hotel opened in 1996 and since then remains an example of contemporary architecture in Charleston. More details

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  • Zero George Street

    4 star hotel
    0 George Street, Charleston, SC, United States, 29401 (Map)
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    The sophisticated Zero George Street offers elegant accommodation in the heart of Charleston. Founded in 1804, the hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2012. More details

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  • 11 Ashley Pointe Drive, Charleston, SC, United States, 29407 (Map)
    4.0 - Excellent
    Based on 50 reviews
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    The contemporary *La Quinta Inn & Suites Charleston - Riverview is a 3-star property set next to Marion Square, College of Charleston and Karpeles Manuscript Library. Founded in 1988, the hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2008. More details

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  • 2080 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC, United States, 29407 (Map)
    4.6 - Exceptional
    Based on 61 reviews
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    Comfort Suites West Of The Ashley is located in a historic area of Charleston in close proximity to Charleston Sail - Harbor Yacht Tours, Charleston RIverdogs and The Citadel. It will take you 30 minutes to get to the popular Charles Towne Landing, Indian Mound Trail and Zendulgence Spa. More details

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