Market Pavilion Hotel

225 E. Bay St., Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, United States

The hustle and bustle of one of the city's busiest corners vanishes as soon as the uniformed bellman opens the lobby door of the Market Pavilion Hotel to reveal wood-paneled walls, antique furnishings, and chandeliers hung from high ceilings; it resembles a European grand hotel from the 19th century, and you feel like you're visiting royalty. Occasion big-name celebrities and politicos have been known to stay here, especially in the presidential suite. Rooms are decadent (almost to the point of overkill) with French-style chaises and marble baths. One of Charleston's most prestigious fine-dining spots, Grill 225, famed for its steaks, is on the ground floor. All guests are served a continental breakfast, and those on the Concierge Level also enjoy afternoon tea and a beer, champagne, and hors d'oeuvres reception in an exquisitely dressed parlor. Join sharp-looking Charlestonians on the rooftop Pavilion Bar (gents, be sure to wear a collared shirt after 8 pm).


  • opulent furnishings
  • architecturally impressive, especially the tray ceilings
  • conveniently located for everything


  • the gym is small
  • some may find the interior over the top


Phones: 843-723–0500


61 rooms, 9 suites
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted Breakfast