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Market Pavilion Hotel

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At a Glance

    Pros

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

    Cons

  • the gym is small
  • those preferring a minimalist or understated decor may find the interior over the top and perhaps a touch nouveau riche

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Market Pavilion Hotel Review

The melee of one of the busiest corners in the city vanishes as soon as the uniformed bellman opens the lobby door to reveal dark, wood-paneled walls, antique furniture, and chandeliers hung from high ceilings; it resembles a European grand hotel from the 19th century, and you feel like you're visiting royalty. Although management keeps both privacy and security tight, on occasion big-name celebrities and politicos have been known to stay here, especially in the presidential suite. Get used to being pampered—smartly attired bellmen and concierges are quick at hand. 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 here. Although all guests are served a Continental breakfast, those on the fourth-floor 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 for astounding views, cocktails, and light bites.

    Hotel Details

  • 61 rooms, 9 suites.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 12-03-2012

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    Market Pavilion Hotel Review

    We could not have been more pleased with this beautiful and unique hotel. It is an exceptional location, for a reasonable rate. The staff was extremely attentive, and went beyond the call of duty for us. Especially the valet. The amenities are impeccable. The rootop poolside bar is truly a sight to behold, as you sip your martini by the pool, overlooking the Charleston Harbor, Ravenel Bridges, and Historic open-air market. It's the perfect cap to a perfect hotel.

    That is, 99% of the time.

    My wife and I stayed a Saturday night here. We went out to dinner around 8pm, and returned around 10pm. The environment we returned to was shocking. The typically safe and pristine streets of the market, right beside the hotel, had been overcome by numerous large groups of inner-city kids congregating and loitering and blasting their music at peak volume. They lined the streets and in many cases blocked the entire road with no regard for others. My wife and I quickly locked the car doors, and would not dare exit the car. We immediately drove to the hotel's valet parking, I have never been more pleased to see them! We entered the hotel and returned to enjoy its beauty and luxury.

    All of this being said, I would still HIGHLY recommend the Market Pavilion Hotel to everyone I know. I just might encourage them to reserve their stay from Sunday through Thursday!

    by RRPDMD, 9/7/10

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